Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 10 - Page 80

Today we have technology as a means for almost everything we do .
increasingly accessible to the public and companies . It makes the speed of using technology and innovations faster and faster .
How do you deal with stress and relax outside of the office ?
When you are passionate about what you do , you deal with stress in a more natural way . Outside the office I have a very balanced life . I have a beautiful family , my wife and three daughters are fantastic , and we live very well – and did so even during the COVID-19 pandemic . I play sports and it helps me a lot to deal with daily stress . I also always have my moments with friends and family . I love traveling and going to the beach . necessarily use cloud computing . Investments in APIs to integrate with this ecosystem will also be quite large . Another very important investment is in information security , which according to Gartner is one of the top five concerns for CIOs .
What are the specific challenges of the region when implementing new technologies in Latin America ?
Technology has democratized , so now all countries and companies can use it but we have many challenges . One of the most important is the telecommunications infrastructure and we can mention the Internet bandwidth , which is still slow and not available in most countries . Connectivity is critical for all technologies to work properly , such as IoT , self-driving cars in the future , etc .
If you could go back and change one career decision , what would it be ?
I don ’ t think I would change a thing . I ’ ve made a lot of mistakes but that ’ s part of life , of learning . I do not regret anything . I try to learn from my mistakes and always look forward . I ’ m a born optimist .
What do you currently identify as the top investment areas in your industry ?
I think there are currently several areas and technologies and everything will depend a lot on each company ’ s strategy . In any case , investing in cloud and migrating or creating systems and applications in the cloud is undoubtedly one of the main ones . For companies to implement new business initiatives and have proximity to their ecosystems , customers , suppliers , partners and employees , they must
What changes have you seen in your job role in the last year , and how do you think they will develop in the next 12 months ?
If we were already having major changes in leadership roles , the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated that . CEOs are having to live with huge changes and at incredible speed . Adapting the business to the market quickly , for me , is the main change . Either we lead the change or it will be imposed on us . The difference in results and the company ’ s future can be significant and here we have an opportunity to reinvent our business growing through the turmoil .
What advice would you give someone aspiring to a C-level position in your industry ?
First , studying hard and being up-to-date is essential . Second , it is important to have an open mind , being open to the new and having the ability to reinvent yourself . Also , accepting career changes and challenges , and going through different areas is essential . Another issue is to have patience in your career because with the immediacy of the functions and the desire for change at all times , there is no time for learning and developing your professional side . Lastly , it is necessary to understand and know how to deal with people and it is critical for C-level . p
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