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

Infographic: What are the 6 traits the most efficient digital companies share?

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

The digital transformation of any company must be understood as a holistic process that inevitably affects a company's entire business structure: organization, processes, systems and incentives. To begin such a profound change process, each company should start by carrying out a self-evaluation that will serve to define how to do it, and to establish some realistic timings to do so.  

Although each company is different, there are a number of common characteristics shared by all those companies that have succeeded in completing their digital transformation. In this post we have made an infographic that includes these characteristics, specifically six.

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7 New Year's Resolutions to improve your digital skills

Posted by media on January 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Having developed skills in the digital environment is becoming increasingly important for a greater number of professionals, as even jobs that do not require working in front of a computer incorporate intelligent and interconnected machines.

In this context, both the natives and the so-called digital immigrants must make a continuous effort to expand and develop their digital competencies given the evidence that today; most countries have a serious gap between the digital talent needs of their companies, and their citizens’ digital preparation to take on those jobs created within the digital economy.

At the beginning of this new year, it's a good time to consider how we can improve our digital skills. We would like to give you 7 tips that are still in time to become your resolutions for 2017. Let the year begin with motivation!

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Interview with Teresa García, Manager, Agency Risk Management at IATA Service Center Europe

Posted by media on December 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a global airline trading body whose vision is to promote reliable, safe and affordable air services for the benefit of citizens everywhere. It currently consists of 265 airlines based in 117 countries, representing roughly 83% of the world’s total air traffic. It also provides support and services to 65.000 Travel Agencies with the interrelationship with the airlines.

In 2015, IATA began a pilot of Signaturit’s registered electronic delivery service for communications sent to Travel Agencies in European countries like The Netherlands and Portugal. After the successful pilot phase, IATA extended the implementation of the service to all of Europe with an annual volume of over 35,000 emails sent.

In 2017, IATA plans to study the feasibility of extending the use of Signaturit’s registered electronic delivery solution worldwide, meaning that this service would officially become the one used by the world’s major air transport association.

To learn more about how IATA is using Signaturit’s registered electronic delivery service, we interviewed Teresa García, Agency Risk Manager at IATA Europe.

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Topics: Digital Transformation