Yesterday, the international stage witnessed a remarkable display of El Salvador’s prowess in technology as the country hosted the “ID Day San Salvador 2023” event, spotlighting its strides in process modernization.
El Salvador’s achievements in innovation and technology took center stage at the “ID Day San Salvador 2023” event held yesterday. The event brought together leaders and experts who shared their insights and experiences in the realm of electronic document preservation.
Organized by the Ministry of Economy (Minec) and IDForo, this edition of the event saw the participation of diverse financial, technological, and governmental entities. These participants seized the opportunity to foster collaborations that align with the demands and new challenges posed by the digital ecosystem.
Throughout the event, attendees were treated to enlightening presentations and engaging panel discussions centered around the adoption of best practices for document preservation.
Gertrudis Campos, the Executive Director of IDForo, praised El Salvador for its pioneering use of digital tools. She remarked, “We view El Salvador as a frontrunner in many aspects because it takes the lead, takes risks, and has managed to establish a presence on the international stage in a short span of time. El Salvador is rapidly positioning itself as a leader in innovation.”
Campos further emphasized that Google’s establishment in the nation opens up a universe of opportunities for both the public and private sectors. She stated, “This is fantastic news for El Salvador due to the opportunities it presents for institutions and technology companies. Google is a global leader in this regard. Additionally, it paves the way for foreign enterprises to set up shop in El Salvador and conduct their operations from here.”
María Luisa Hayem, Minister of Economy, highlighted that El Salvador’s ongoing digital transformation has elevated it into a host for strategically impactful global events and set the stage for the nation to become a regional innovation hub.
“The Government of El Salvador, in conjunction with the business sector, has put in significant efforts to make electronic signatures and electronic document preservation pivotal tools in our country’s digital transformation. Their implementation bolsters the efficiency and competitiveness of public institutions and businesses,” she noted.
Hayem also spotlighted the achievements of the Ministry’s Electronic Signature Unit, pointing out that the country currently boasts three accredited providers for certification services. “Over 30 institutions and 70 companies are integrating electronic signatures, and more than 15,000 individuals have been trained in subjects related to electronic signatures and document preservation,” she revealed.
“The investments made by the Minec in the digitalization of procedures and processes play a pivotal role in enhancing our country’s economic and social development. By providing access to digital services and tools that simplify their daily lives, we aim to improve the quality of life for Salvadorans,” she added.
El Salvador’s ascent as a technological beacon is not only reshaping its own landscape but also illuminating the path forward for other nations to embrace innovation and leverage digital solutions for a brighter future.