Cisco has recently signed a partnership with the Government to accelerate the country's digitization. Sofia Tenreiro, general manager of the company in Portugal, wants new investments in the country.
Cisco has been in Portugal for ten years, by means of international support services centers, and wants to broaden investments in the country. In an interview to ECO24, Sofia Tenreiro, general manager of Cisco in Portugal, says her “ambition” is to bring a North-American technology development center to the country. And she believes she is in the “right path” for achieving that goal, considering the recently signed partnership with António Costa’s Executive to accelerate digitization in Portugal for the next couple of years.
“We do not have development centers, and that is a dream of mine, I must confess. We are fighting for it and I hope we can get it. It is quite an ambition”, Sofia Tenreiro stated. “And we are in the right path: we were one of the 18 countries that welcomed the CDA programme [Cisco Digital Acceleration]”, she believes.
“Cisco realized that Portugal is going through a good momentum”
Cisco continues placing their bets on Portugal. This month, the company signed a partnership with the Government aiming to accelerate the country’s digitization over the next couple of years. The technological company believes this strategy will allow more jobs to be created, life quality to be improved and growth to be promoted.
"Cisco understood that Portugal is going through a good momentum, with a great desire to innovate.”
And the fact that Portugal was now one of the 18 countries chosen to implement the Cisco Digital Acceleration programme was not by chance. “This is something to be proud of. We are the smallest country [out of the 18] and we were chosen for several reasons. On the one hand, because of the trust Cisco has on the Portuguese team. Yet, above all else, we were chosen by the country’s potential. Cisco understood that Portugal is going through a good momentum of economic growth, with a great desire to innovate”, Sofia Tenreiro stated.