New Educational and Professional Development Opportunties for Students

Altamente celebrates its second year of the Taller de Animadores Educativos, an internship opportunity open to university students interested in an experiential learning opportunity. Participants in the workshop not only grow professionally but also have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of academic concepts from courses in business, social theory and education through their active pariticipation in educational enrichment events designed by Altamente and hosted in schools.  For more information please contact us through the Contact Form.


Altamente Expands Its Media Presence

Starting September 23rd, both, James O'Malley and Laura Gorbea, Altamente's co-founders and lead consultants will be participating in weekly segments discussing Technology, Society and Culture during the economic news analysis program: "Tu Salud Financiera". The program is hosted by Efrain Sánchez and Enid Flores, Esq.,  both business consultants at E2 Solutions. The program which is now in its third year of air time is produced by TiVA TV, Puerto Rico and airs live Wednesdays at 7pm local time. The progam is retransmitted and made available on the following media platforms: Canal 8.1, radio 1520AM, Google TV, Chrome TV, Roku, Tune in radio.

An Ethnographic Look at Science and Technology Economic Development Policies



In 2013, Altamente sponsored ethnographic research into innovation and technology public policy in Puerto Rico. The study spans a decade of policies from 1998 to 2008, particularly the implementation stage of Arthur D. Little's Economic Development Plan (1990s), the Science and Technology Roadmap of 2002 and the Puerto Rico 2025 Initiative. The research methodology combines participant observation, interviews, source document and correspondence, aided by social, cultural and economic analysis in multitiered approach that articulates the voices of several levels of government as well as multinational and local corporate actors, non-profit organizations, individuals and academia. This project documents socio-cultural and economic patterns of behavior and perspectives that characterize diverse groups of actors in the Puerto Rico innovation eco-system. 

Findings from this research were shared in a paper entitled "Running to a Standstill: Developing a Hight Technology Sector in Puerto Rico" presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico (2014). Copies of the presentation are available upon request, using our contact form.

Developing a Multisector Education Research Partnership

Having successfully completed the Bilingual Education Pilot Program (2012), Altamente's principal reseracher, Laura Gorbea, Ph.D., identified the need for a research alliance that would give participation to key stakeholders in education in the process of collecting and analyzing data on educaiton strategies, programs and policies.  Dr. Gorbea's research agenda has found ample support locally and internationally.  The growing research partnership "Alianza Multisectorial para el Aprendizaje de Lenguas (AMAL)" was not conceived as a separate entity but structured as a network held together by collaboration agreement among all parties to carry out the work at hand and diseminate its findings.

New Service for Online Campaigns and Fundraising

Pioneers in open source solutions for business in Puerto Rico, Altamente now offers Kanpora, an online platform that makes CivicCRM and Drupal based solutions easy to implement.

In March 2013, Altamente started exploring technology alternatives that would enable non-profits to do more good works, optimizing their administrative processes and contributor relationship management.