CESSI ARGENTINA
  • Administration Section

    Name of Association
    CESSI ARGENTINA
    Contact Name and Title
    SEBASTIAN RODRIGUEZ, MARKETS COORDINATOR
    Contact Phone
    +54 11 5217-7802
    Contact Email
    MERCADOS@CESSI.ORG.AR
    Physical Address
    MARCELO T DE ALVEAR 636 4º, CABA
    Country
    ARGENTINA
    Web Address
  • History and Background

    Year established
    1983
    Brief history
    CESSI stands for “Cámara de Empresas de Software y Servicios Informaticos” and is the chamber of businesses of software and information services. It is a non-profit organization that gathers together regional businesses and business entities dedicated to the development, production, commercialization and implementation of software and the varying services related to this field within Argentina. CESSI represents over 600 companies, of which over 350 are direct partners (national and international) and an additional 300 are gathered into clusters and member regional entities. Currently, CESSI makes up more thank 80% of the sector income as well as 80% of the job market. The Chamber is a member of WITSA (World Information Technology & Services Alliance) and of ALETI (Federación de Entidades de Latinoamérica, El Caribe y España de Tecnologías de la Información). As such, CESSI is considered to be, by both national and foreign governments, the private sector, academia and international markets, the benchmark in the software and information services industry.
    Brief history membership link
    Members
    greater than 200
    Membership category types
    Regular Member
    Differences between membership categories
    Big Company A - More than 1000 employees Big Company B - 501 to 1000 employees Big Company C - 301 to 500 employees Big Company D - 101 to 300 employees Midsize Company A 61 to 100 empleados Midsize Company B 26 to 60 employees Small Comapny Between 11 and 25 employees Microcompany Up to 10 employees Colaborator Entity Regional Entities
    Comments
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    Vision
    Mission
    CESSIs mission is to be a catalyst for the growth and strategic positioning of the Argentine IT industry domestically and in the world, attempting to generate aggregate value, reduce the digital divide and contributing to the development of the nation in its entirety.
    Established a foundation or other legal entity
    Yes
    Details History
    Legal Entity
    Bylaws
    Yes
    Link of bylaws
    Comments
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  • Business Planning

    Annual Business Plan
    Yes
    Business plan link
  • Management Section

    No. of Directors
    20+
    BOD elected
    Every 2 years
    BOD
    Members
    Serving term of BOD
    2 Years
    Chairman of BOD
    BOD
    Duration of Chairman
    2 Years
    How often does the BOD meet?
    Monthly
    Association Committee’s
    Yes
    List the different Committee’s
    How often do your Committee’s meet? IE. Annually, Monthly
    Depending on each one
    Description each Committee’s
    Additional links of Committee’s work
    Committee’s elected
    Not elected
    Elects of Committee’s
    Not elected
    Duration of serving term Committee’s
    Chairman serve on a Committee’s
    Who elects the Chairman of your Committee’s?
    How often do your Committee’s meet?
    Comments
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  • Operations Section Secretariat

    Title of your Chief Executive Officer
    General Manager
    Regional offices
    Yes
    Locations
    27
    Staff members
    11-20
    Titles of each staff member
  • Financial Profile

    Financial Year
    2017
    Annual Revenue
    $500,00 - 1 Million
    List the main sources of revenue for your association, with one being the highest
    Social Quota
    Describe financial challenges in creating future revenue
    In addition to traditional sources of revenue, what alternate sources are you considering? Please give specific examples
    Financial condition of association changing
    Association to deal with these challenges
  • Budget

    Association's estimated annual budget
    Financial Year
  • Accounting

    Association employ an outside certified accounting service
    Yes
    Association employ an outside payroll firm
    Yes
    Association hire an outside, independent audit firm
    Yes
    Comments
  • Lessons Learned/Best Practices

    Describe of associations membership recruitment strategies
    HR specially dedicated
    Best practices that we are willing to share in event and meeting management
    ArgenTIna IT Network - Empleartec - Club Chicas Programadoras
    Advice to new associations
    Advice to existing associations
    Member recruitment strategies effective within our association
    Yes
    Explain our strategies
    Description of member benefits
    http://cessi.org.ar/services-work-commissions-25/index.html
    Member services are the most popular
    http://cessi.org.ar/services-work-commissions-25/index.html
    Challenges/strategies for growing our association
    Comments
  • Open Comment

    Any additional information that you feel would be helpful in establishing, maintaining, and expanding an ICT association.