10 traits that make a great digital leader

Posted by media on March 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM

The renowned MIT and the consulting company Deloitte have just released the report Aligning the Organization for Its Digital Future, in which they surveyed 3,700 business executives. Nearly 90% of those surveyed believe that all traditional industries will be moderately or greatly affected by digital disruption.

This information contrasts with the perception of 44% of respondents, who think their organizations are not ready for that challenge, and 32% who admit their companies are still in the early stages of their digital development.

We have already addressed in this blog how to face the digital transformation, but today we will focus on establishing which traits leaders should possess in order to successfully guide this process, and to strongly position their company in this new hypercompetitive digital economy

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Topics: Digital Transformation

Eight digital business management techniques that traditional companies should copy

Posted by media on March 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Large technology companies that were created towards the end of the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st Century - such as Amazon (1994), Google (1998), or Facebook (2004) - have stood out not only for their ability to anticipate and respond easily to challenges that consumers haven't  thought of yet; but also for introducing new forms of leadership and management that completely changed the management standards of large multinationals and listed companies in the second half of the last century.

In the new digital context where we continue to take giant steps, companies whose management style is not refreshed similar to that style created by the new digital companies, will find themselves no longer competitive in a very short time. For this reason, it's urgent for the former to learn and apply the management models and techniques from digital companies.

At Gartner’s annual IT Conference in Barcelona in 2016, the Vice President of the prestigious consulting company, Mark Raskino, grouped these learnings into three categories: business, risk management and the provision of resources. We summarize all three in this post.

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Topics: Digital Transformation

The five essential steps in a digital transformation plan led by HR

Posted by media on February 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM

The digital transformation, rather than being a challenge for many organizations, should already be a reality. As discussed in our post on the results of the 2nd study in Spain on digital transformation in human resources departments, organizations who are unable to adapt their structure, methods and processes to the technological age may not survive. And HR departments have, or should have, an important role in addressing such a substantial change, as it is the digital transformation of an entire company.

In this post, we describe 5 essential steps to drive a digital transformation strategy and implementation from the human resources department in any business.

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Topics: Human Resources

The 10 trends in the insurance sector in 2017 (2nd part)

Posted by media on February 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Last Tuesday we began to review the ten trends that will instigate the most changes in the insurance industry in 2017, according to Capgemini. We spoke of the impact of artificial intelligence, the sharing economy, and the mobile technology that will have an affect on purchasing all kinds of policies this year, making claims, sending accident reports, etc. Today we will focus on the five other areas that are also included in the consultant's list of top trends for the insurance industry.

What is causing the biggest disruption in the insurance sector globally? 5 more trends that are changing the world of insurance.

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Topics: Insurance

The 10 trends in the insurance sector for 2017 (1st part)

Posted by media on February 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM

The financial dimension of the insurance sector makes it belong to the financial sector; however, in a way it also competes with the latter when considering the extent of the disruption created because of the arrival of new technologies and new companies in both sectors, called fintech and insurtech startups.

In this sense, and although the financial sector got a late start, the insurance sector is slowly advancing to the same level as the first one in terms of global investment volume. According to data from CB Insights, the volume of investments from venture capital funds in insurtech startups in 2016 reached the figure of $1,620 million.

Aware of this boom, Capgemini, one of the world leaders in consulting, technology and outsourcing, recently published a report that considers the top ten trends in the insurance sector for 2017.

In this first post we will delve into five of these trends that will profoundly transform the insurance industry globally.  

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Topics: Insurance