The Last Word: Maurizio Rinaldi on Chile-Based SONDA Choosing Dallas for Its North American HQ

“By far, Dallas and Texas represented the best state and city … to put our major headquarters.”

Maurizio Rinaldi
.…on his company, Chile-based IT firm SONDA, choosing Dallas for its North America headquarters, via the Dallas Morning News.

With a valuation of. around $400 million, Santiago, Chile-based SONDA is an IT firm focused on digital transformation services—with a special focus on helping to create “smart cities.” Its regional presence stretches from the southern tip of South America all the way up to Mexico, and now it’s Dallas-bound after choosing the city for its North America HQ.

“We hope that we’ll be able to contribute directly in the development of … the technology ecosystem and community here in Texas,” Rinaldi told the Dallas Morning News, adding that SONDA aims to help develop “smart cities” throughout the America to enhance things like transportation, public safety, and payments.

“With this expansion we will have a direct presence in a highly dynamic market, in which we will maintain our focus on delivering competitive IT services and solutions,” José Orlandini, SONDA’s chairman, told Intelligent CIO. “To achieve this, our strategy will focus on identifying a specific niche of clients, who have operations in the US, who value our services and solutions and who seek to create a shared services hub taking advantage of SONDA’s presence throughout the rest of the continent.”

With 15,000 employees across 14 countries south of the U.S.-Mexico border, SONDA is a public company, traded on the Santiago Stock Exchange.

You can read more about the company in the DMN story.

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