San Francisco —March 19, 2013— IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program today announces Globant as a 2013 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.
Globant was recognized for TesteAR, a program that the Company runs since 2010 with the aim of increasing the employment opportunities of the most disadvantaged through a specialized training in Manual Testing.
“Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. “Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper.”
“It is a great honor for us to be recognized by The Computerworld Honors Program”, stated Martín Migoya, Globant CEO and co-founder. “We believe that TesteAR will contribute to change our society, enhancing Latin America´s talent pool and helping with the career advancement for the young needed people. This recognition shows that we are on the right path of producing a significant impact among youngsters.”
Through TesteAR, Globant seeks to increase employment opportunities for young people by providing training in Software Manual Testing. TesteAR is a technology education project for job placement. The objective is to train young people aged 18 to 25 years during a four month period, around four topics: IT, Manual Testing, English, and professional and personal development. TesteAR´s purpose is to contribute to the social inclusion and to reduce the digital gap. So far, Globant has launched this program in cities like Buenos Aires, Tandil, Rosario and Tucumán (all from Argentina), and plans to expand its reach to Colombia and Uruguay.
The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.
We are a new-breed technology services provider focused on delivering innovative software solutions by leveraging emerging technologies and trends. We combine the engineering and technical rigor of IT services providers with the creative approach and culture of digital agencies. Globant is the place where engineering, design and innovation meet scale. At Globant the best engineers team up with our art design studios and innovation labs to deliver a superb user experience through innovation, usability, scalability and availability.
Today, we are the Latin American leader in the creation of innovative software products that appeal to global audiences. In only 9 years, we created a Company that:
- Has more than 2,700 professionals working for companies like LinkedIn, Electronic Arts, JWT and Zynga, among several others
- Was selected as Endeavor Entrepreneur (2005)
- Was named among the top 10 product engineering vendor (2011) by Global Services
- Was recognized among the top 10 vendors in mobile applications development (2012) by IDC Survey
- Was included in the 2010 Cool Vendor in Business Process Services Report by Gartner
- Was featured as case study of Harvard, MIT, Stanford and others
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (http://www.computerworld.com/), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.