There is a sea change afoot concerning how the C-suite executive will need to position its firm for the acquisition and adoption of emerging technology. Nicolás Jodal, co-Founder and CEO of GeneXus, believes that companies no longer have the luxury of waiting to see which emerging technologies mature to the point of widespread implementation, before embracing them.
Every year at this time we see a lot of predictions. The beginning of 2018 is no different. And for the new year we will see a lot of innovative technologies getting the recognition to lead the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems.
We talk about the Digital Transformation every day. And every day, we touch on the same points:
- If we don’t invest in developing a digital strategy the business will be at risk;
- The need for the right tools deliver the efficiencies and opportunities for true digital transformation;
- The challenges CIO’s and IT departments are facing are increasing exponentially as they are asked to do more, with less.
Innovation Against All Odds (1988)
If you read the GeneXus company bio, you’ll notice right away that founders, Nicolás Jodal and Breogán Gonda, stress the excellent team of people who helped them achieve their goal of building a successful organization 30 years ago. The group was extremely knowledgeable and gratified to be doing what they were doing, all working towards one common objective: to create something that would change the lives of people around the world.
Last week I had the privilege of attending Genexus 27 – our global event meeting with customers from all over the world. There were more than 4,000 people attending the event from USA, Japan, China, South Africa, and from other 20 countries.
We kicked off with our CEO’s vision (Nicolás Jodal) and where we’re headed next. He shared that there are 3 technologies that are dictating the business directions and, consequently, Genexus’ efforts in development.
GX27 (the annual tech conference of GeneXus International) was jam packed with information, inspiration, and hands-on workshops that drew over 4,000 business and technology professionals from around the world to explore the questions we all want to know: Where are we going with these AI-powered emerging technologies and what should we do to maximize our opportunities and build the businesses of the future?
It’s hard to escape digital transformation. We read about it, discuss it and most of us are engaged in at least one, and likely several, digital transformation initiatives. Many who have not been involved in digital transformation wonder what differentiates it from previous technical eras, which is a legitimate question, as we have used computers and other electronic technology for decades.
Industries and businesses have traditionally been defined by four primary phases or some variation thereof: startup, growth, maturity and decline. A legitimate argument can be made that maturity is no longer a sustainable or even existing stage for any sector, including the ancient one of insurance.
The days when creating a “mobile responsive” website and establishing “bring your own device” guidelines were enough to compete in the digital market, are GONE!
More and more, customers and employees are choosing to buy, spend, invest, and work via their phones and tablets, and very soon with gadgets. The more mobile we can be while searching, working, and shopping, the better. That trend will only continue as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and virtual reality continue to invade the public sphere.