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Cuba Paves Way to Technological Sovereignty
Just a few days before the fair opening, there are great expectations about the possible results of the event, which will bring together experts from 19 countries.

Cuba will exhibit the NOva operating system, an autochthonous alternative developed at the University of Computer Sciences (UCI).

It will also show off the Eros software, which monitors more than 200 power generators installed throughout the country as part of the so-called Energy Revolution.

A parallel convention will debate issues related to telecommunications, free software, electronic commerce, automation and computer applications in the sectors of health and education.

In addition, for the first time in the fair"s history, 200 virtual speakers will present their works at Informatics 2009 via Internet.

Another incentive will be the model of the Venezuelan satellite VENESAT-1 Simon Bolivar, whose broad coverage contributes to implementing regional integration projects.

Venezuelan Informatics and Telecommunications Minister Socorro Hernandez is expected to give a lecture on satellite communications.

Participants at the fair include telecommunications giants such as Huawei, Alcatel and Ericsson, as well as Hmadoun Toure, secretary general of the International Telecommunications Union.

Spain, China, Panama, Canada and Venezuela will be represented at Informatics 2009, which will be held at Havana"s Convention Center and the exhibition hall Pabexpo.


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