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The following list was prepared by Forbes, in partnership with the C-Level/CEO Program at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-SP). Publicly traded companies were filtered using the VEC Value Creation methodology, looking at financials for 2010-2017, then 2018 financials were evaluated to check for consistency in the final year. Companies whose CEOs started in 2018 or 2019 were excluded, to ensure Read more


2019-07-11T14:20:11+00:0011/07/2019|Tags: , , , , |

Post-secondary institutions and the challenge of taking academic records from paper to digital

By Jairo Lima - Commercial Supervisor & Alexandre Okamoto – Digital Manager It’s now the law. Brazilian Decree no. 9,235 and Ordinance 315 require post-secondary institutions to implement a “design for a digital academic archive, using a method that ensures the integrity and authenticity of all information contained in the original documents.” This is a resolution that impacts the market Read more


2019-08-01T21:26:04+00:0001/08/2019|Tags: , |

Valid brings digital transformation to the horticulture industry

Agribusiness, which accounts for 21% of Brazil’s GDP, is advancing toward digital transformation at breakneck speed. In this sector, productivity is already experiencing a positive impact from the use of logistical support solutions that offer greater flexibility and security for tasks, both on and off the farm. One of the new items is the ibandeja (“bandeja” being Portuguese for “tray”), Read more


2019-06-27T14:30:36+00:0027/06/2019|Tags: , , |

Valid at the SENDI 2018

20-23 Nov. 2018 Valid is attending the 23rd National Seminar on the Distribution of Electricity Power (SENDI 2018),  from November 20 to 23 in Fortaleza, Ceará State, Brazil. There, Valid is presenting its secure and innovative solutions to manage data of customers of electricity companies. With the aim of promoting the exchange of experiences between electricity Read more

electricity companies

2018-11-21T22:16:20+00:0021/11/2018|Tags: , , , , |

Márcio Nunes is appointed as a new member of the ICP-Brasil steering committee

Márcio Nunes, CEO of Valid Digital Certification, a company that is part of the Valid Group and totally dedicated to Digital Certification, was named as the new Alternate for the steering committee for ICP-Brasil - the Brazilian public key infrastructure (ICP-Brasil), which is tied to the President’s Chief of Staff’s Office. Read the full article (only available in Portuguese). Read more



Valid brings a “library bus” to communities in need

The social project called “Livros nas Praças” [translation: “Books in Squares”], sponsored by Valid in the city of Rio de Janeiro, was a success right out of the blocks. In April alone, 1,500 people visited the “library on wheels.” The project consists of a bus adapted to be a traveling library, with a collection of around 2,000 books, to be Read more

Río de Janeiro

2018-05-23T20:33:27+00:0023/05/2018|Tags: , , , , |

Valid invests in technology for the financial market

Mobile banking transactions are growing, and Valid is investing in technology for the financial market. The number of banking transactions performed in Brazil using mobile devices has surpassed the number made by computer. This statistic, published last week in a study by the Fundação Getulio Vargas, also reveals that Brazil now has more smartphones than inhabitants, with 220 million active Read more

Banco Davivienda
financial market

2018-05-14T15:01:39+00:0014/05/2018|Tags: , , , , , |


In early 2016, Valid Digital Certification, a Valid Group company, created the program Pode Contar! with the aim of offering information to accountants and lawyers, including topics that are both current and relevant to their industry. Now in its second year, Pode Contar! has reached 2.09 million views. According to Márcio Nunes, CEO of Valid Digital Certification, its number of Read more

digital certification
Márcio Nunes
pode contar

2018-05-14T14:56:11+00:0024/04/2018|Tags: , , , |

In partnership with ArtRio, Valid helps underprivileged kids visit the Rio Art Museum

With the support of Valid, 25 children from the Centro de Referência de Assistência Social (Social Assistance Center - CRAS), located in the neighborhood of Caju, Rio de Janeiro, went on an excursion to the Museu de Arte do Rio (Rio Art Museum - MAR). One of the exhibits they saw was called "Dja Guata Porã: Rio de Janeiro Indígena” Read more

digital certification
Río de Janeiro

2018-03-19T14:31:30+00:0019/03/2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Valid Digital Certification is the new basketball sponsor at Sesi Franca

As a social investment policy, Valid Digital Certification, part of the Valid Group, is pleased to announce that it is the new sponsor for basketball at Sesi Franca (a community center in Franca, São Paulo State). The initiative is part of a mission to drive activities that encourage taking part in sports, which is a very strong part of Brazilian Read more

digital certification
Márcio Nunes
Sesi Franca

Valid presents innovative digital solutions at the 2018 Mobile World Congress

Valid will be at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018), the largest event in the mobile technology sector, showcasing its solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile banking, and embedded SIM Cards (eUICC). This strategy conveys the company's new visual identity as a global provider of services for the Digital Age and for Connected Life. MWC 2018 will be Read more

cubic telecom
mobile world congress

Valid at the Expo-ABINAM 2018

05-07 Sept. 2018 Valid, one of the world’s most experienced companies in the production of secure documents, will be participating in the 27th Brazilian natural mineral water conference, and in Expo-ABINAM 2018, both of which will be held Natal, Rio Grande do Norte State, from September 5 to 7. The initiative is part of Read more

mineral water industry
track and trace
water seal tracking

Valid presents innovations in solutions for logistics management and tracking, payment and data analytics for retail

Company participates in the LATAM Retail Show Valid will be presenting its latest range of customized solutions for retail at the LATAM Retail Show, the largest event in Latin America for the retail, franchising, shopping center and e-commerce sectors, to be held at the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, from August 29 to 31.

2018-01-30T09:52:05+00:0023/08/2017|Tags: , , |

Valid showcases identification solutions in Peru

Valid will be presenting its customized solutions for the field of identification, such as biometrics, digital identity and mobile technologies, during the International Seminar on Identification and Digital Transformation, being held from August 2 to 4 in Lima, Peru. The event is being organized by the Peruvian National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (RENIEC), the independent government agency in charge of identification for all Peruvians, and will highlight the impact of digital technologies on the innovation of products, services and strategies.

2018-01-30T09:54:46+00:0001/08/2017|Tags: , , , , |

Valid presents identity solutions and the issue of identification cards in the United States

Valid’s subsidiary in the United States will be presenting its solutions for the issue of identification cards at two conferences put on by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) - a not-for-profit organization focused on the development of the motor vehicle market, implementation of the Law, and safety on the roads in the US.

2018-01-30T10:01:07+00:0019/05/2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Valid presents Solutions for the Payment Industry in Africa

Valid – a global company that provides services to the data, identification, mobile telephony and financial sectors – will be presenting its payment solutions at one of the most important events in the industry, tailored to the African market. The Cartes Afrique 2017 conference will be held this week (April 27 and 28) at the Palmeraie Golf Palace Hotel, in Marrakesh, Morocco, with the participation of delegates from more than 40 African countries.

2018-01-30T10:07:25+00:0025/04/2017|Tags: , , , , |

Cubic Telecom and Valid showcase automotive embedded SIM technology for Audi at Mobile World Congress

Cubic Telecom, driving the world forward with global connectivity solutions for leading automotive, PC and mobile brands, and Valid, one of the leading global providers of embedded security software products, today announced it is showcasing the Audi connect® solution with Automotive Embedded SIM Technology at Mobile World Congress which is taking place February 27 – March 2 in Barcelona, Spain.

2018-01-30T10:15:34+00:0017/02/2017|Tags: , , , , |


Valid is a global provider of customized secure solutions. Headquartered in Brazil, the company develops integrated and customized security platforms for governments and private organizations in 17 countries. With a market value of approximately R$ 1,6 billion and around 7,000 employees worldwide, the company offers a complete portfolio of Payment and Telecommunications Solutions, Identification Systems, Digital Marketing and Digital Certification.

2018-01-30T10:50:34+00:0031/01/2017|Tags: , , , , |

Valid’s identification and tracking solutions increase hospital safety

Valid shall present the latest technology for identifying and tracking surgical instruments and medical equipment during the 10th edition of the International Symposium on Sterilization and Infection Control Related to Health Care promoted by SOBECC , which shall take place at the Anhembi Convention Center, in São Paulo, between August 31st and September 2nd.

Valid Takes Part in a Seminar on Identity Solutions in Peru

From August 1 to 3, Valid will be participating in the International Identification and Development Seminar in Lima, Peru. Organized by the National Identification and Civil Status Registry (RENIEC), the conference is a space for the exchange of knowledge, experience and collaboration, highlighting the importance of identification and the role of technology as a key factor for the growth of cities and companies.

Valid presents bank marketing solutions at international conference

Valid, which accounts for 70% of bank cards issued in Argentina through its subsidiary Valid Argentina, will be presenting its mobile banking and digital wallet solutions—which can turn a cell phone into an electronic wallet—at the 31st International Conference on Bank Marketing on September 21 and 22 in Buenos Aires.

Valid presents solutions for digital certification and traceability for medications

The traceability of medications, a technology that could put an end to the falsification of medicines and to the diversion of shipments – which generates informal points of sale – as well as to other problems affecting patient security and the integrity of laboratories’ and pharmacies’ brands, will be one of the highlights at the II Seminar: Secure Printed Material - Innovations, Technologies and the Fight against Crime, which will take place on September 23 in Sao Paulo.

EXAME magazine features Valid stock

Valid was featured on the list of the country’s 15 most profitable stocks, as published on EXAME magazine’s website. The analysis highlights that the return for the company’s stock was 197% between 2011 and October 2015. The ranking also shows that the percent yield was 229% higher than the BOVESPA Index.Investor Relations page>

2018-02-22T09:36:39+00:0013/11/2015|Tags: , , |

A new reality for payments

Wearables are moving towards the masses. After a few years of being restricted to the early adopters (consumers who like to try out new technologies, and hence who are great allies in the innovation process), the launch of the devices has generated lessons learned for the financial market, which is now investing in their use on a larger scale.

2017-12-13T09:59:59+00:0014/03/2017|Tags: , , , |


The Internet of Things, which falls under the Machine to Machine (M2M) market, offers innumerable business development opportunities. It’s something similar to what happened with the emergence of the Internet, or maybe even bigger. According to the Gartner research institute, it is estimated that this year, 8.4 billion things will be connected and in use around the world.

2017-12-13T10:40:32+00:0011/04/2017|Tags: , , , , |


If you haven’t yet gotten to know Blockchain, you should start. It’s a distributed, open-code database that uses next-generation encryption, and it will facilitate recording and tracking of all online transactions. Data is encrypted, using private keys with a guarantee of a chronologically ordered record, similar to digital certification, but without intermediaries.

2018-04-06T16:12:45+00:0010/07/2017|Tags: , , |


Valid enters the IoT market through investment in R&D and partnerships with other companies.



New acquisitions solidifies Valid’s presence in the USA, Europe, Africa, Asia and Middle East, expanding its presence to five continents.



Valid expands its solutions portfolio in the USA with Secure Identification.



With a global presence in Brazil, Argentina and Spain, Valid starts to consolidate its’ presence in the USA offering Data, Payment and Mobile Solutions.



The company rebrands under the name Valid and becomes a corporation with widely held stock and starts to operate in Europe setting the stage for a new era.



The portfolio of Payment Solutions becomes available in Argentina.



The company launches its Initial Public Offering selling 57% of its capital stock reaching a total of R$480 million.



After three decades, American Banknote acquired Thomas de La Rue which gave way to a large expansion period. The company soon became a benchmark in Brazil for the secure issuance of documents.



Valid starts to operate in Brazil under the name of Thomas de La Rue as a subsidiary of an English company providing high security paper and printing technology services.


Cubic Telecom, China Mobile, and Valid join forces to deliver LTE connectivity enablement to global IOT device manufacturers in China

Cubic Telecom, a global connectivity solutions provider for leading automotive, PC and mobile brands, China Mobile, the leading telecommunications provider in China, and Valid, the innovative eSIM solution provider today announced their partnership to deliver LTE Connectivity Enablement to global IoT customers in China.

2017-12-12T14:18:29+00:0028/06/2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Valid launches sticker for payment of public transportation

RioCard’s pilot project will be presented at the 17th Etransport The Brazilian multinational Valid and RioCard, the eletronic ticketing system for public transportation in Rio de Janeiro, have developed a pilot project to offer stickers that can be affixed to different objects, such as cell phones and wallets, for example, for the payment of fares.

2017-12-14T08:47:36+00:0023/11/2016|Tags: , , , |

Valid USA Transforms Plastic Card Printing with HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press

Valid USA, a subsidiary of Valid, one of the world’s largest producers of financial, pre-paid, and identification cards, installed an HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press in its Downers Grove, Illinois location to produce payment, pre-paid, and identification cards, from debit & credit cards to gift cards, smart cards and identification cards, for major bank card issuers, retailers, and government organizations.

Valid and Alien sign a partnership agreement to expand the supply of RFID technology in Latin America

Valid, a Brazilian multinational operating in the areas of mobile and payment solutions, identity solutions, digital marketing and digital certification, has signed a partnership agreement with Alien Technology, a world leader in the supply of UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.

2017-12-12T12:42:05+00:0024/03/2016|Tags: , , , |

“Circuito Cine Curta” reaches over 74,000 students from the public school system over 6 years

Circuito Cine Curta (“Short Film Circuit”) has been bringing film culture into classrooms for six years, and has now held 600 screenings of new films with 74,200 children and youth from 60 public schools in Rio de Janeiro. Sponsored by Valid and by the government of Rio de Janeiro State, the initiative combines film with education in a learning environment, bringing small award-winning Brazilian productions to students aged 4 to 18 from state and municipal schools from all over Rio de Janeiro State.

2017-12-12T12:43:24+00:0010/10/2016|Tags: , , , , |