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Digital Technologies Sector executive:

  • Paula Bogantes
    Paula Bogantes
    Sector lead
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Knowledge Intensive Services

Digital
Technologies

Leveraging a dynamic talent platform for
digital excellence & transformation

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The Silicon Valley
of Latin America

The need to drive digital transformation has accelerated within almost all types of businesses. It demands a better way to leverage and integrate different data sources to gain greater efficiencies and deliver unique experiences across all channels. But the end goal is actually a much more customer-centric approach where personalization is key to end consumers. Costa Rica serves as a strong partner to drive digitalization in an ecosystem that connects and responds to fast-evolving customer demands.

Costa Rica is today a knowledge-intensive economy which exports 2x the OCDE countries ratio in services and hosts 16 of the top 100 companies in IT globally. A digital savvy, creative and innovative workforce has made it a digital epicenter in Latin America, that consolidates as a leading solution for nearshoring to drive software development, data analytics, cloud and cybersecurity services, UX and UI both for front-end and back-end development as well as R&D processes.

Today, digitalization is present across industries and converging amongst them to drive embedded solutions. To benefit from the trend of digital transformation, enterprises need to redesign their IT infrastructure and solutions. Costa Rica provides the ideal testing lab of converging industries to develop them under a collaborative environment.

16
of the top 100

16 of the top 100 global tech leaders have chosen Costa Rica for operations

1st
in digital skills

1st in digital skills among population in LATAM (WEF, 2019)

#1
OCDE country

Costa Rica is the #1 OCDE country in openness to digital trade (OECD, 2020)

17%
annual growth

Digital tech labor force growing at 17% annually

#1
exporter of IT services

$4.7 billion in knowledge-intensive services exports: #1 exporter of IT services per capita in LATAM (WEF, 2019)

179%
of mobile penetration

2nd country in LATAM in mobile penetration and broadband services, with 179% of mobile penetration (compared to 72.7% in the USA)

2nd
in programming skills

2nd in programming skills in Latin America and #27 worldwide (Coursera, 2019)

2500
university graduates

Around 2,500 university graduates in IT fields in 2018 (CONARE, 2019)

12
of top 30 Global Medtech OEM companies

12 of the top 30 Global Medtech OEM companies have established manufacturing operations in 14 different subsectors

#1
exporter of high-technology in LATAM

#1 exporter of high-technology in LATAM (as % of manufactured exports) - World Bank, 2018

52%
of PMP professionals work in the IT industry

The largest percentage for any industry in Costa Rica. (PMI, 2018)

#1
Most Competitive City in LAC

San Jose-Heredia Metro Area: #1 Most Competitive City in LAC for IT & Communications (Site Selection, 2018)

+70K working from home
Resilient and reliable ecosystem

Over 70.000 people in the services industry are 100% working from home and fully operational, even under free trade zone incentives.

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119 currently active companies in this sector

Advisory Services
  • McKinsey & Co. Support Services

    2009
  • MicroPort Orthopedics

    2013
  • Wipro Limited

    2017
Architecture
  • Construction Link

    2010
Business Intelligence
  • Bayer Business Services

    1978
  • Cloudera

    2019
  • Glaxo Smith Kline

    1990
  • GSK Glaxo Smith Kline Costa Rica

    2013
  • IBM

    2004
  • L&T Infotech

    2013
  • McKinsey & Co. Support Services

    2009
  • Procter & Gamble

    1999
  • UBER Center of Excellence

    2016
  • VMware

    2012
  • Wipro Limited

    2017
Cloud Development and Support
  • Astrix Technology Group

    2016
  • Auxis

    2010
  • Buildingi

    2010
  • Citrix

    2016
  • Cloudera

    2019
  • Epic Software Development

    2016
  • HP Enterprise

    2004
  • IBM

    2004
  • NTT Data Inc.

    2015
Content Creation
  • Accenture

    2005
  • Amazon

    2008
  • Amazon Costa Rica

    2008
  • Amazon Parque Empresarial del Este

    2008
  • Amazon Ultrapark

    2008
  • Amazon ZFA

    2008
  • FindaSense

    2013
  • Havas Magma

    2011
  • Konrad

    2013
  • Lionbridge

    2014
  • POP Digital

    2010
  • Wunderman Thompson

    2006
Customer Service/Care (via phone, e-mail & chat)
  • 3M

    2015
  • Akamai

    2012
  • Akamai Technologies Inc Centro de Excelencia Costa Rica

    2012
  • Aliaxis

    2010
  • Align Technologies Global Park

    2001
  • Align Technology

    2001
  • Allyis

    2020
  • Amazon

    2008
  • Amazon Costa Rica

    2008
  • Amazon Parque Empresarial del Este

    2008
  • Amazon Ultrapark

    2008
  • Amazon ZFA

    2008
  • AN Global

    2012
  • Astrix Technology Group

    2016
  • Auxis

    2010
  • Avantica

    1993
  • Blackbaud

    2018
  • Bosch

    2014
  • Citrix

    2016
  • Cloudera

    2019
  • Construction Link

    2010
  • Cost Management Group

    2005
  • CSS

    2012
  • CSS Corp

    2012
  • Dell Costa Rica

    1996
  • Dole

    2005
  • DXC

    2017
  • Equifax

    1995
  • Experian

    2008
  • Feuji

    2016
  • Fiserv

    2004
  • HP Inc.

    2015
  • Ingram Micro

    2012
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
  • Lion Resources

    2008
  • Lion Resources (Publicis)

    2008
  • LL Bean

    1998
  • Microsoft

    2016
  • Microsoft Avenida Escazú

    2016
  • Microsoft Costa Rica

    2016
  • Microsoft El Cedral

    2016
  • Microsoft Real Cariari

    2016
  • Microsoft Torre Universal

    2016
  • Molekule

    2018
  • Neustar

    2001
  • NI (former National Instruments)

    2010
  • NTT Data Inc.

    2015
  • Roche

    1985
  • Roche Services Americas

    2016
  • SecureLink, Inc.

    2014
  • Softtek

    2010
  • Syniverse

    2013
  • System Crew GmbH

    2020
  • Tek Experts

    2016
  • Thomson Reuters

    2011
  • Trane

    2014
  • UBER Center of Excellence

    2016
  • UST Global

    2014
  • VMware

    2012
  • Western Union

    1998
  • Wind River

    2018
  • World Fuel Services

    2015
  • World Vision

    2013
Cybersecurity
  • 3M

    2015
  • Akamai

    2012
  • Akamai Technologies Inc Centro de Excelencia Costa Rica

    2012
  • Equifax

    1995
  • IBM

    2004
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
  • Palo Alto Networks

    2019
Dental Systems
  • Align Technologies Global Park

    2001
  • Align Technology

    2001
Engineering & Design
  • Align Technologies Global Park

    2001
  • Align Technology

    2001
  • Avionyx

    2005
  • Construction Link

    2010
  • Ingram Micro

    2012
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
  • L&T Infotech

    2013
  • MicroPort Orthopedics

    2013
  • NC Tech

    2013
  • Syniverse

    2013
  • Trane

    2014
Engineering, Repair and Maintenance
  • Ingram Micro

    2012
Finance & Accounting
  • 3M

    2015
  • Accenture

    2005
  • Aliaxis

    2010
  • Align Technologies Global Park

    2001
  • Align Technology

    2001
  • Auxis

    2010
  • Bayer Business Services

    1978
  • Bosch

    2014
  • Brightstar

    2014
  • Cargill Business Services (CBS)

    2014
  • Chiquita Brands

    2003
  • Construction Link

    2010
  • Dell Costa Rica

    1996
  • Dole

    2005
  • Equifax

    1995
  • Experian

    2008
  • Fiserv

    2004
  • GFT de Costa Rica S.A.

    2013
  • Glaxo Smith Kline

    1990
  • Global Insurance Technology

    2007
  • GSK Glaxo Smith Kline Costa Rica

    2013
  • Infosys

    2013
  • Ingram Micro

    2012
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
  • Kareo Costa Rica

    2011
  • Lion Resources

    2008
  • Lion Resources (Publicis)

    2008
  • L&T Infotech

    2013
  • McKinsey & Co. Support Services

    2009
  • MicroPort Orthopedics

    2013
  • NI (former National Instruments)

    2010
  • Pfizer

    2013
  • Procter & Gamble

    1999
  • Roche

    1985
  • Roche Services Americas

    2016
  • Smith & Nephew SSC

    2018
  • Snap Finance

    2014
  • Thomson Reuters

    2011
  • TradeStation

    2012
  • VMware

    2012
  • Western Union

    1998
  • World Fuel Services

    2015
  • World Vision

    2013
  • Wunderman Thompson

    2006
Human Resources
  • 3M

    2015
  • Amazon

    2008
  • Amazon Costa Rica

    2008
  • Amazon Parque Empresarial del Este

    2008
  • Amazon Ultrapark

    2008
  • Amazon ZFA

    2008
  • Bayer Business Services

    1978
  • Cargill Business Services (CBS)

    2014
  • Chiquita Brands

    2003
  • Construction Link

    2010
  • Fiserv

    2004
  • HP Inc.

    2015
  • IBM

    2004
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
  • Lion Resources

    2008
  • Lion Resources (Publicis)

    2008
  • Pfizer

    2013
  • Roche

    1985
  • Roche Services Americas

    2016
  • Smith & Nephew SSC

    2018
  • Softland

    2018
  • Thomson Reuters

    2011
  • VMware

    2012
  • World Vision

    2013
Network Operations
  • 3M

    2015
  • Akamai

    2012
  • Akamai Technologies Inc Centro de Excelencia Costa Rica

    2012
  • AN Global

    2012
  • AT&T

    2018
  • Auxis

    2010
  • Cost Management Group

    2005
  • DXC

    2017
  • Experian

    2008
  • HP Enterprise

    2004
  • HP Inc.

    2015
  • Intertec

    2003
  • NI (former National Instruments)

    2010
  • OTSI

    2014
  • System Crew GmbH

    2020
  • Western Union

    1998
  • Wipro Limited

    2017
  • World Fuel Services

    2015
OEMs
  • Align Technologies Global Park

    2001
  • Align Technology

    2001
  • MicroPort Orthopedics

    2013
Orthopedics/Sports Medicine/ENT
  • MicroPort Orthopedics

    2013
Other
  • SBM Management (Pacific West)

    2000
Procurement
  • 3M

    2015
  • Accenture

    2005
  • Bosch

    2014
  • Buildingi

    2010
  • Cargill Business Services (CBS)

    2014
  • Chiquita Brands

    2003
  • Construction Link

    2010
  • Dole

    2005
  • Equifax

    1995
  • Fiserv

    2004
  • Infosys

    2013
  • Lion Resources

    2008
  • Lion Resources (Publicis)

    2008
  • L&T Infotech

    2013
  • McKinsey & Co. Support Services

    2009
  • Pfizer

    2013
  • Thomson Reuters

    2011
  • World Fuel Services

    2015
  • World Vision

    2013
Quality Assurance and compliance
  • Accenture

    2005
  • Amazon

    2008
  • Amazon Costa Rica

    2008
  • Amazon Parque Empresarial del Este

    2008
  • Amazon Ultrapark

    2008
  • Amazon ZFA

    2008
  • Astrix Technology Group

    2016
  • Bayer Business Services

    1978
  • Chiquita Brands

    2003
  • Dell Costa Rica

    1996
  • Epic Software Development

    2016
  • Roche

    1985
  • Roche Services Americas

    2016
  • SecureLink, Inc.

    2014
  • Smith & Nephew SSC

    2018
  • VMware

    2012
  • Western Union

    1998
  • Wunderman Thompson

    2006
Software Development
  • 3M

    2015
  • 4Thought Marketing

    2009
  • Accenture

    2005
  • Akamai

    2012
  • Akamai Technologies Inc Centro de Excelencia Costa Rica

    2012
  • Align Technologies Global Park

    2001
  • Align Technology

    2001
  • Allyis

    2020
  • Amazon

    2008
  • Amazon Costa Rica

    2008
  • Amazon Parque Empresarial del Este

    2008
  • Amazon Ultrapark

    2008
  • Amazon ZFA

    2008
  • AN Global

    2012
  • Astrix Technology Group

    2016
  • Auxis

    2010
  • Avantica

    1993
  • Avionyx

    2005
  • Blackbaud

    2018
  • Bosch

    2014
  • Build Corporation

    2020
  • Buildingi

    2010
  • Citrix

    2016
  • Cognizant Technologies

    2013
  • Crowley

    2013
  • DXC

    2017
  • Epic Software Development

    2016
  • Equifax

    1995
  • Experian

    2008
  • Feuji

    2016
  • FindaSense

    2013
  • Fiserv

    2004
  • GFT de Costa Rica S.A.

    2013
  • Glaxo Smith Kline

    1990
  • Global Insurance Technology

    2007
  • Growth Acceleration Partner - GAP

    2020
  • GSK Glaxo Smith Kline Costa Rica

    2013
  • Havas Magma

    2011
  • Helm360

    2020
  • HP Enterprise

    2004
  • IBM

    2004
  • Indecomm

    2015
  • Informatech

    2010
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
  • Intertec

    2003
  • IT Convergence

    2013
  • JD Soft

    2002
  • Kareo Costa Rica

    2011
  • Konrad

    2013
  • Lionbridge

    2014
  • Lion Resources

    2008
  • Lion Resources (Publicis)

    2008
  • LL Bean

    1998
  • L&T Infotech

    2013
  • Micro Focus

    2017
  • MicroPort Orthopedics

    2013
  • Microsoft

    2016
  • Microsoft Avenida Escazú

    2016
  • Microsoft Costa Rica

    2016
  • Microsoft El Cedral

    2016
  • Microsoft Real Cariari

    2016
  • Microsoft Torre Universal

    2016
  • Molekule

    2018
  • NC Tech

    2013
  • Neustar

    2001
  • NI (former National Instruments)

    2010
  • NTT Data Inc.

    2015
  • Obsidiam

    2019
  • OTSI

    2014
  • POP Digital

    2010
  • QAT Global

    2018
  • Ridge Run

    2006
  • SecureLink, Inc.

    2014
  • Snap Finance

    2014
  • Softland

    2018
  • Softtek

    2010
  • Tek Experts

    2016
  • TradeStation

    2012
  • UBER Center of Excellence

    2016
  • UST Global

    2014
  • Via Information Tools

    2004
  • VMware

    2012
  • Western Union

    1998
  • Wind River

    2018
  • Wipro Limited

    2017
  • Wunderman Thompson

    2006
Software Maintenance
  • 4Thought Marketing

    2009
  • Akamai

    2012
  • Akamai Technologies Inc Centro de Excelencia Costa Rica

    2012
  • Astrix Technology Group

    2016
  • Auxis

    2010
  • Avionyx

    2005
  • Blackbaud

    2018
  • Buildingi

    2010
  • Citrix

    2016
  • Cognizant Technologies

    2013
  • DXC

    2017
  • Epic Software Development

    2016
  • Experian

    2008
  • Feuji

    2016
  • HP Enterprise

    2004
  • IBM

    2004
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
  • Intertec

    2003
  • IT Convergence

    2013
  • JD Soft

    2002
  • Kareo Costa Rica

    2011
  • Lionbridge

    2014
  • L&T Infotech

    2013
  • Microsoft

    2016
  • Microsoft Avenida Escazú

    2016
  • Microsoft Costa Rica

    2016
  • Microsoft El Cedral

    2016
  • Microsoft Real Cariari

    2016
  • Microsoft Torre Universal

    2016
  • Molekule

    2018
  • NC Tech

    2013
  • NTT Data Inc.

    2015
  • OTSI

    2014
  • QAT Global

    2018
  • Ridge Run

    2006
  • SecureLink, Inc.

    2014
  • Softland

    2018
  • Softtek

    2010
  • TradeStation

    2012
  • UBER Center of Excellence

    2016
  • VMware

    2012
  • Western Union

    1998
  • Wind River

    2018
Technical Support (Tier 1-4)
  • 3M

    2015
  • Akamai

    2012
  • Akamai Technologies Inc Centro de Excelencia Costa Rica

    2012
  • Aliaxis

    2010
  • Allyis

    2020
  • Amazon

    2008
  • Amazon Costa Rica

    2008
  • Amazon Parque Empresarial del Este

    2008
  • Amazon Ultrapark

    2008
  • Amazon ZFA

    2008
  • AN Global

    2012
  • Auxis

    2010
  • Avantica

    1993
  • Blackbaud

    2018
  • Bosch

    2014
  • Brightstar

    2014
  • Citrix

    2016
  • Cloudera

    2019
  • Cognizant Technologies

    2013
  • Cost Management Group

    2005
  • CSS

    2012
  • CSS Corp

    2012
  • Dell Costa Rica

    1996
  • Dole

    2005
  • DXC

    2017
  • Equifax

    1995
  • Experian

    2008
  • Feuji

    2016
  • Fiserv

    2004
  • GFT de Costa Rica S.A.

    2013
  • Global Insurance Technology

    2007
  • HP Enterprise

    2004
  • HP Inc.

    2015
  • IBM

    2004
  • Indecomm

    2015
  • Infosys

    2013
  • Ingram Micro

    2012
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
  • Intertec

    2003
  • IT Convergence

    2013
  • JD Soft

    2002
  • McKinsey & Co. Support Services

    2009
  • MicroPort Orthopedics

    2013
  • Microsoft

    2016
  • Microsoft Avenida Escazú

    2016
  • Microsoft Costa Rica

    2016
  • Microsoft El Cedral

    2016
  • Microsoft Real Cariari

    2016
  • Microsoft Torre Universal

    2016
  • Molekule

    2018
  • NTT Data Inc.

    2015
  • Procter & Gamble

    1999
  • Roche

    1985
  • Roche Services Americas

    2016
  • Softtek

    2010
  • Syniverse

    2013
  • System Crew GmbH

    2020
  • Tek Experts

    2016
  • Thomson Reuters

    2011
  • Trane

    2014
  • UBER Center of Excellence

    2016
  • UST Global

    2014
  • VMware

    2012
  • Western Union

    1998
  • Wind River

    2018
  • World Fuel Services

    2015
  • World Vision

    2013
  • 3M

    2015
  • 4Thought Marketing

    2009
  • Accenture

    2005
  • Akamai

    2012
  • Akamai Technologies Inc Centro de Excelencia Costa Rica

    2012
  • Aliaxis

    2010
  • Align Technologies Global Park

    2001
  • Align Technology

    2001
  • Allyis

    2020
  • Amazon

    2008
  • Amazon Costa Rica

    2008
  • Amazon Parque Empresarial del Este

    2008
  • Amazon Ultrapark

    2008
  • Amazon ZFA

    2008
  • AN Global

    2012
  • Astrix Technology Group

    2016
  • AT&T

    2018
  • Auxis

    2010
  • Avantica

    1993
  • Avionyx

    2005
  • Bayer Business Services

    1978
  • Blackbaud

    2018
  • Bosch

    2014
  • Brightstar

    2014
  • Build Corporation

    2020
  • Buildingi

    2010
  • Cargill Business Services (CBS)

    2014
  • Chiquita Brands

    2003
  • Citrix

    2016
  • Cloudera

    2019
  • Cognizant Technologies

    2013
  • Construction Link

    2010
  • Cost Management Group

    2005
  • Crowley

    2013
  • CSS

    2012
  • CSS Corp

    2012
  • Dell Costa Rica

    1996
  • Dole

    2005
  • DXC

    2017
  • Epic Software Development

    2016
  • Equifax

    1995
  • Experian

    2008
  • Feuji

    2016
  • FindaSense

    2013
  • Fiserv

    2004
  • GFT de Costa Rica S.A.

    2013
  • Glaxo Smith Kline

    1990
  • Global Insurance Technology

    2007
  • Growth Acceleration Partner - GAP

    2020
  • GSK Glaxo Smith Kline Costa Rica

    2013
  • Havas Magma

    2011
  • Helm360

    2020
  • HP Enterprise

    2004
  • HP Inc.

    2015
  • IBM

    2004
  • Indecomm

    2015
  • Informatech

    2010
  • Infosys

    2013
  • Ingram Micro

    2012
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
  • Intertec

    2003
  • IT Convergence

    2013
  • JD Soft

    2002
  • Kareo Costa Rica

    2011
  • Konrad

    2013
  • Lionbridge

    2014
  • Lion Resources

    2008
  • Lion Resources (Publicis)

    2008
  • LL Bean

    1998
  • L&T Infotech

    2013
  • McKinsey & Co. Support Services

    2009
  • Micro Focus

    2017
  • MicroPort Orthopedics

    2013
  • Microsoft

    2016
  • Microsoft Avenida Escazú

    2016
  • Microsoft Costa Rica

    2016
  • Microsoft El Cedral

    2016
  • Microsoft Real Cariari

    2016
  • Microsoft Torre Universal

    2016
  • Molekule

    2018
  • NC Tech

    2013
  • Neustar

    2001
  • NI (former National Instruments)

    2010
  • NTT Data Inc.

    2015
  • Obsidiam

    2019
  • OTSI

    2014
  • Palo Alto Networks

    2019
  • Pfizer

    2013
  • POP Digital

    2010
  • Procter & Gamble

    1999
  • QAT Global

    2018
  • Ridge Run

    2006
  • Roche

    1985
  • Roche Services Americas

    2016
  • SBM Management (Pacific West)

    2000
  • SecureLink, Inc.

    2014
  • Smith & Nephew SSC

    2018
  • Snap Finance

    2014
  • Softland

    2018
  • Softtek

    2010
  • Syniverse

    2013
  • System Crew GmbH

    2020
  • Tek Experts

    2016
  • Thomson Reuters

    2011
  • TradeStation

    2012
  • Trane

    2014
  • UBER Center of Excellence

    2016
  • UST Global

    2014
  • Via Information Tools

    2004
  • VMware

    2012
  • Western Union

    1998
  • Wind River

    2018
  • Wipro Limited

    2017
  • World Fuel Services

    2015
  • World Vision

    2013
  • Wunderman Thompson

    2006
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