The process of the computerization of the Cuban society, multimedia, free software and social networks are some of the main topics of the 16th International Information Technology Convention and Fair, 2016, which welcomes specialists from more than 20 countries.

Conectando sociedades (Connecting Societies) is the slogan of this event, which attracts the attention of experts from nine Latin American countries: Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, Jamaica, Colombia, Panama, Brazil and Cuba, the host, as well as from the United States and Canada.

The process of the computerization of the Cuban society, multimedia, free software and social networks are some of the main topics of the 16th International Information Technology Convention and Fair, 2016, which welcomes specialists from more than 20 countries.Europe is represented by specialists from Spain, Belgium, France, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Holland, Hungary and Germany.

The academic program comprises around 15 events, among them, the 3rd International Conference on Computer Sciences and Information Technology, the International Congresses on Information Technology in Health and Education, and the 5th International Symposium on Community, Entertainment and Social Networks.

The theoretical program comprises several lectures and round table talks, one of them about the process of the computerization of the Cuban society, given by the Cuban Deputy Minister of Information Technology and Communications, Jorge Luis Perdomo.

As usual, the Pabexpo exhibition site will host a trade fair, this time with six key topics: computing solutions, telecommunications, software, electronics, automation and medical equipment.

Cuba will present various projects such as the implementation of digital terrestrial television on the island, while the University of Computer Sciences (UCI) will present a comprehensive statistic management system (SIGE), a software for the comprehensive health system (SIS), and the ORION search tool.

According to the organizing committee, the 2016 International Convention and Fair set to take place March 14 to 18 provides room for a consensual approach: to use information and communications technologies as a means for attaining development and technological sovereignty for the people.

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