Information Technology in Brazil: government to stimulate the production of games

The games industry in Brazil is in the crosshairs of the Brazilian government, according to Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology, Aloizio Mercadante.

Aloizion Mercadante -- Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology -- wants to strengthen Brazilian gaming market (Photo: Antonio Cruz / Agência Brasil)

Aloizion Mercadante -- Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology -- wants to strengthen Brazilian gaming market (Photo: Antonio Cruz / Agência Brasil)

He held a meeting recently with Robson Braga de Andrade, president of the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), to discuss the promotion of national technological innovation.

“Brazil is a market for information technology and telecommunications from $ 186 billion. We are the seventh world market. In the sale of equipment are the fifth largest market. In computer sales, we are in third place. Nevertheless, we have a trade deficit of U.S. $ 19 billion. We are a very large market with imported product.We will increase the national product.What did we do with the tablet with the phone, with more than 80 million cell phones we have in the country and TVs”, said Mercadante.

“Let’s make a very aggressive policy in relation to software games. Companies in the sector already employs half a million workers. It is a promising industry, very important for the country and especially for the youth services department.We must foster this activity, stimulating the production of national content”, said the minister.

via G1 – Brazil will have to produce aggressive policy games, “says Mercadante – Technology News and Games.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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