Towa was founded in 2002 by Gerardo Lopez, with the vision of using the most advanced engineering disciplines to develop a new concept in the delivery of software projects. As the founder of one of the largest IT delivery companies in Mexico, Mr. Lopez was a pioneer in the development of the software factory concept. With the inception of Towa, Mr. Lopez was inspired to drive a new level of organizational performance which moved well beyond standards such as CMM and providing a capability which combines customer intimacy, agility, and a new level of quality in application delivery. With this thought, Towa has devoted over a decade to the research, development and application of engineering processes around the analysis and development of information systems. Our standard for application delivery: industrial-grade applications with a maximum 1 defect for 20,000 lines of code Towa delivers.

As a Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (CMU-SEI) partner, Towa is an international leader in the successful application of CMU-SEI’s Team Software Process (TSP) and Personal Software Process (PSP). With an institutional program known as Engineering Warrior Training (EWT) in which our experienced Towa executives provide an intensive training program to our young talent on executing development tasks using our unique engineering processes, we have achieved above-market results and industry recognition.

Towa offers a large staff of consultants with certifications, who have dedicated the majority of their career with our companies, ensuring a consistent approach and commitment to our corporate quality standard.

Our facilities offer highly scalable operations in a low cost technology center that is seeing considerable growth.

Our Value Proposition to our clients is to provide Software Projects with Certainty, which includes delivery

  • WITHOUT defects:
    • Projects which fulfill all of the requirements
    • Applications which don’t fail under any circumstance
    • Projects which are efficient
    • Projects which are standardized
  • Predictable: on target and on budget
  • Lowest TCO due to
    • Lower construction cost
    • Lower maintenance cost
    • Lower Implementation cost
    • Sustainable ROIs

Our commitment is to protect our client’s investment:

  • Reduce the dependency on the Software Engineer
    • Dependence is on the process not on the person
    • Use of methodologies, standards and rules
  • Provide Resource Allocation Flexibility
    • Average resources, not geniuses, not heroes.
    • Developing technology- independent languages and infrastructure (neutral)
  • Protection of our clients property
    • Business know-how
    • Application know-how

Our Engineering Warrior Strategy is intended to drive a unique culture that encourages standardized individual practices and consistency across teams, and incentivizes individuals for performance against Towa’s quality objectives.
This includes the following business objectives:


1. Correct and complete processes for the software artifacts development.
2. Hiring of personnel qualified to work with true engineering disciplines.
3. Initial and continuous training to all the workforce.
4. Technological mentoring to ensure the execution compliance to the established processes.
5. Use of metrics on size, effort and quality.
6. Actions to continuously improve our performance, with main emphasis on quality.

Who are Towa´s Engineering Warriors?

A select group of people in Towa, reference point in their work teams in regard to practices of quality in software development.
This group is actively involved in a change in the Software Development Industry.
People who go through our training will be recognized as Engineering Warriors.

Characteristics

  • Training of approximately 5 weeks with constant assessments.
  • Continuous evaluation of deliverables and attitude to work.
  • Last evaluation subject to terms of the client.
  • Integration of people with better performance are also accepted by the client.
  • Diploma of participation to all Those Who successfully complete the training.

Our Reason to Exist

To provide Engineering, Human and Spiritual Development as well as Social Responsibility to all its members;

"The Ability to Execute Software Projects with Certainty"

Our Vision

"To be the strongest, largest and most talented Latin American based software development and Nearshore solution Delivery Company in the world, providing employment for tens of thousands of people and well-being for their families"

Our Values

  • Real esteem for the person
  • Family
  • Social Responsibility
  • Cooperation
  • Institutionalization
  • Competitiveness

Beliefts: I truly believe that...

  • People mean well and want to do "what's right" We trust that the people around us act with positive intentions, their decisions and actions are intended to benefit the most
  • Cooperation between People and Institutions enable Extraordinary Achievements Building trustful relations allows us to achieve our goals
  • Towa is a vehicle for people to develop our potential Every day tasks are an opportunity to grow professionally and personally
  • Excellence generates profitability Being efficient and effective, we generate the means to make true our Reason to Exist
  • Discipline and Engineering are the basis to Execute with Certainty Only when using our practices and proper mentoring, we are able to develop quality software

Our Driving Team

  • Gerardo Lopez Chief Executive Officer / CEO

    Entrepreneur, Business Man & Software Engineer with more than 40 years of experience transforming software development to a well establish software engineering practices in order to achieve top quality and reduce development cost and time... Read more >

    Gerardo López García

    Gerardo Lopez
    Chief Executive Officer / CEO

    Entrepreneur, Business Man & Software Engineer with more than 40 years of experience transforming software development to a well establish software engineering practices in order to achieve top quality and reduce development cost and time.
    Gerardo hold a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering form Tec of Monterrey, and spend 2 years working for a Master of Art in Computer Sciences at Texas University, to complement his academic background he spend also a year in a MBA program at Tec of Monterrey and other year in IPADE AD2 Program.
    From 1982 thru 2000 he founded and grow up a software development company to became the largest in Latin America, in 2002 the started Towa with the vision to Excel in Software Quality and lead Mexico to became #1 in Software Quality in the World (“Mexico should achieve in software what the Japanese’s did in car manufacturing 50 years ago”)

  • Albert Sansores EVP Advisory Services

    Mr. Sansores brings a wealth of experience in his 25+ years of experience in the IT services business. With a focus in Outsourcing, Albert has initiated regional Outsourcing practices for IBM, Accenture and others including leading the effort... Read more >

    Albert N. Sansores

    Albert Sansores
    EVP Advisory Services

    Mr. Sansores brings a wealth of experience in his 25+ years of experience in the IT services business. With a focus in Outsourcing, Albert has initiated regional Outsourcing practices for IBM, Accenture and others including leading the effort to an award of a US$700,000,000.00+ contract.
    As Senior Managing Partner of Intellek Advisory Services, Inc. (a TOWA Group company), Albert has provided Strategic Management Consulting services to clients in Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Financial Institutions and Third-party Software Vendors in over 15 countries. Prior to joining TOWA Group, Mr. Sansores held executive positions with Accenture, IBM, SHL Systemhouse/EDS/H-P, Softtek, Hildebrando/HITSS and Xerox, he has provided leadership for many successful business development and delivery efforts throughout the Americas and Europe. Mr. Sansores received his education and training in the US, Canada and Mexico, holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Barry University in Miami; and B.S. Industrial Engineering (BSIE) from the State University (UNAM) Mexico. A frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, Mr. Sansores has conducted training courses and workshops for leading professional and public sector institutions and agencies in the US, Canada, Spain, Mexico and Brazil.

  • Carlos Mendoza
    VP of Operations

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    Carlos Mendoza

    Carlos Mendoza
    VP of Operations

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  • Gerardo Lopez-Valdes Culture VP

    Gerardo is in charge of Towa´s Culture Direction.
    He has been focused for the last 14 years in creating and shaping organizations with an outstanding cultural backbone, to provide well-being to every person involved with such... Read more >

    Gerardo Lopez Valdes

    Gerardo Lopez Valdes
    Culture VP

    He has been focused for the last 14 years in creating and shaping organizations with an outstanding cultural backbone, to provide well-being to every person involved with such enterprises, as members, clients or vendors.
    Gerardo has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico.
    He spent five years as Co-founder and CEO of La Periferia Arquitectos (an Architecture, Design and Construction firm). After joining Towa in 2008, Gerardo is been working to improve every area of the organization, including new business development, hiring practices, retention strategy, new talent attraction and development.
    Gerardo´s mission in Towa is to integrate, align, boost and insert our reason to exist into the core of every person in Towa; also to care and nurture the fundamental values and beliefs that make this organization unique.

  • Javier Avilez Mexico City Sales VP

    Senior executive with more than 30 years of experience leading areas of information technology, focusing on transforming and improving the business through the appropriate use of technology, establishing the right strategy at three tiers... Read more >

    Javier Avilez Barragán

    Javier Avilez
    Mexico City Sales VP

    Senior executive with more than 30 years of experience leading areas of information technology, focusing on transforming and improving the business through the appropriate use of technology, establishing the right strategy at three tiers: business strategies, business processes and functional transformation of IT services; enabling the business to achieve your financial goals, customer satisfaction and quality processes; energizing multidisciplinary teams and running every day with excellence.
    Javier spent the first 19 years leading organizations that deliver software development and project management, implementing applications that create great value in companies like Chiclet ADAMS, Grupo Aurrera (Walmart), GNP, Colgate Palmolive, SAT and Telmex.
    During the next eleven years held IT executive leadership in Servicio Panamericano (Brinks) as CIO, with responsibility in strategic planning, infrastructure, security, software development, processes and telecommunications. Javier also had other Director responsibilities in different areas with different time duration like: Real State, Procurement, Organizational Development and member of the board in Servicio Salvadoreño de Protección.
    Javier has studies in Civil Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana and master studies from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in Business Administration.
  • Rosalba Aguilar Project Manager

    Rosalba has been performing the role of Sales Vice president and COO of the Financial Operating Unit in Mexico City for over 8 years. She is currently responsible for the Pre Sales, Sales, and Post Sales Processes in addition to overseeing the execution...Read more >

    Rosalba Aguilar

    Rosalba Aguilar
    Project Manager

    Rosalba has been performing the role of Sales Vice president and COO of the Financial Operating Unit in Mexico City for over 8 years. She is currently responsible for the Pre Sales, Sales, and Post Sales Processes in addition to overseeing the execution of development software project. She guarantees on time delivery and High Quality development throughout flawless execution processes and methodologies.
    Rosalba has been CEO, COO, CIO, CTO and member of the board of directors for XEROX and EDS Companies with 23 years of IT experience including management of all information technology areas with inter-functional teams of up to 200 employees.
    Driving the innovation and accountable for the creation, evolution and implementation of Information systems and on-line strategies based on the internal and external customer needs, involving the business processes redesign and the effective management of complex projects.
    Proven leadership experience driving diverse teams, making decisions with great assertiveness, together with problem solving, total quality processes and risk management capabilities.
    She received a BS in Biomedical Engineer, with IT degree from Universidad Iberoamericana and Master in Business Management from IPADE Institute.
  • Iñaki Hernáiz Executive for Sales and Business

    Iñaki Hernáiz is a Senior Executive for Sales and Business development in Towa Software Mexico, he is responsible for Strategic Sales and Technology based projects in Mexico, collaborating with his clients to help them to executes Software Development projects with certainty... Read more >

    Iñaki Hernáiz
    Executive for Sales and Business

    Iñaki Hernáiz is a Senior Executive for Sales and Business development in Towa Software Mexico, he is responsible for Strategic Sales and Technology based projects in Mexico, collaborating with his clients to help them to executes Software Development projects with certainty, this means: no defects, on time, Lowest Cost and TCO and Full client Satisfaction. Mr. Hernáiz has more than 25 years of broad experience on professional services, Telecommunications and Financial services industries, been an entrepreneur leading several initiatives and businesses based on technology. He holds a degree in Computer Science Engineer from the ITESM in Mexico.
  • Diego Moreno Mexico City Operations VP

    Senior Executive experienced in Retail, Financial Services and Government, participated in all IT areas including: technology strategy definition, vendor management, operations management, work methodologies, project management...Read more >

    Diego Moreno

    Diego Moreno
    Mexico City Operations VP

    Senior Executive experienced in Retail, Financial Services and Government, participated in all IT areas including: technology strategy definition, vendor management, operations management, work methodologies, project management, processes definition, systems design and development, communication networks and development of high performance work groups.

Industry Experiences

Banking

Insurance

Utilities

Retail

Healthcare

Transportation

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