Monday, September 06, 2010

Why do I believe in Smartmatic?

During my first meeting in Smartmatic some 6 years ago, I heard 3 engineers talking about a strict rule that was to be followed when developing any new piece of technology. My boss said these exact words to me: “Smartmatic’s technology must always work for the well-being of society”.  I must confess that from that moment on I was enthralled by Smartmatic and its people.

Our company goals and vision are well defined. They’re not hard to memorize since they can be found in every one of our corporate sites, expressed in various ways.  We have a sense of purpose and a set of values which we take very seriously; so much that we're summoned twice a year to write down the actions we have performed according to Smartmatic’s values.

Our technologies and solutions for Governments are already present around the globe. We have undertaken electoral projects in several countries, employing cutting-edge technology, certified and praised by international "watchdog" organizations. We are the elections company with the most votes registered worldwide: 1,500 million audited votes. This number may seem simple enough to read, but registering such an amount of votes with the utmost exactitude is a critical task. Guaranteeing that every single vote counts means to respect the will of millions; this is a clear example of technology used for the well- being of societies. 

Besides elections, we carry out electoral and civil registry projects, and several countries such as Mexico, Bolivia and Zambia have already benefited from our technology for managing their citizens’ identities.  Also, we offer public security solutions, proving that with the help of the right technology the efficiency of State security agencies can be maximized and even the consequences of natural disasters can be averted. We are developing solutions for public census and intelligent transportation.  As we move forward, we are fully convinced that by offering our technology, passion and excellence, the world can be a little better tomorrow.

This is the path we have chosen to travel. We dream of a world whose inhabitants are fully identified and every citizen has an ID card. We dream of countries ruled by legitimate leaders, elected via transparent elections. We dream of friendlier and safer cities where denizens enjoy high living standards. We will keep working until our dreams are fulfilled.
Samira Saba

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