The Story of Haroldo Jacobovicz: Brazilian Entrepreneur, Civil Engineer, and Inventor

Haroldo Jacobovicz is a Brazilian businessman and engineer with a long career in information and computer technology. He commenced his profession as an industrial design engineer for Sistemas Nucleares do Brasil and IBM in Brazil.

In the 1990s, he was appointed as the Chief Information Officer at the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Microbiology of Washington, D.C. He was recognized as the leading executive of his generation in information technology and technology entrepreneurship and was elected as the recipient of the “Computerworld” coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. He had a previous role as CEO of the Computer Science Museum of Latin America (MOLC).

Haroldo Jacobovicz is a civil engineer by profession, and he started Horizons Telecom in 2010 to bring the best technology solutions to Brazil. The team spent several years researching and prototyping solutions to Brazil’s technical challenges and coming up with breakthrough solutions that are now being used in some of the most demanding environments around the world, including major subway systems in Brazil, pipelines in Nigeria, traffic management in Singapore and weather forecasting in Brazil.

Haroldo Jacobovicz is also a founding member of the “São Paulo Ingenieria e Engenharia” Association. He advises aspiring entrepreneurs to build their businesses and share the knowledge, passion and experiences acquired during his entrepreneurial journey. Various forums brought more opportunities to showcase the vitality and potential of the Brazilian entrepreneurial spirit.

Haroldo Jacobovicz has more than 30 years of experience in business and civil engineering, is a pioneer in the information-solutions field in Brazil. He is the founder of Horizons Telecom, a company that designs and installs interactive software for a range of uses, including civil engineering, environmental, and geomatics work. In addition, he is the mastermind behind the technological innovations for EstudarX, a company that builds virtual reality training centers.

Haroldo is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Steel and Civil Engineers and a member of the Miami chapter (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). Before launching Horizons Telecom, Haroldo Jacobovicz worked for Brazil’s Ministry of Cities and Renovations as a technical consultant for information technology infrastructure development.