Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 13 - Page 59

CASE STUDY
We need digital education and government support to keep at the forefront of world powers . Consequently , we will be able to face the challenges of regulations that accompany technological evolution and the needs of people .
Concerning Rappi , which operates in the delivery sector , digital education is essential . I believe it should begin in schools , with young students being taught about the importance of technology in all sectors of the economy , right until they become academics .
At Rappi , our daily challenge is to improve and innovate how we collect , process and convert this data into information to continue our improvements .
Thus , the data journey remains a challenge for organizations . Currently , the flow of data generated by digitalization increases daily , so it is necessary to find the right way to transform this data into relevant information . According to Cisco ’ s Visual Networking Index ( NIV ), by the end of 2022 , there will be monthly traffic of 396 exabytes of data on networks worldwide . Five years ago , it was 122 exabytes .
SERGIO CHAN , CORPORATE IT MANAGER , GRUPO NUMAR , COSTA RICA
The main challenge for agribusiness is to encourage the evolution of the business model to provide sustainability and convert it into a dynamic and adaptable model , focusing on understanding customers and the market .
From a technological point of view , one of the biggest challenges to sustaining this evolution in the business model remains the same as it has been for years : having timely and reliable information and generating knowledge for decision making . same time , we need to generate and translate this volume of information into knowledge .
In this environment of volatility and uncertainty , the challenge for the CIO is to help establish the balance between profitability and the investment required to generate information and knowledge , always ensuring the continuity and development of the business .
ANDRÉ SOUSA FERREIRA , CIO , STELLANTIS SOUTH AMERICA
I believe that , for the years to come , the CIO needs to remain relevant to the business and not just a professional who looks after the IT infrastructure .
The CIO needs to work in connection with all business areas of the company .
Another point to be discussed is that industries , especially in Latin America , continually suffer in terms of competitiveness . For the CIO , this is a challenge where they need to innovate and continue their cost optimization . I give the example of the automotive industry , which is characterized by this , and the IT team ends up suffering this pressure .
The team is an enabler of business performance , but simultaneously , it also needs to deliver efficiency and innovation with costs under control .
However , I believe attracting and retaining talent who can drive Digital Transformation in the business is perhaps the biggest challenge for CIOs . The technology professional is now much more attracted to a natively digital environment . We need to show these talents that although we are in the automotive industry , we have an extremely challenging environment when it comes to technology . p
Alejandro Comisario , Executive VP of Engineering , Rappi Colombia
Sergio Chan , Corporate IT Manager , Grupo Numar , Costa Rica
André Sousa Ferreira , CIO , Stellantis South America
In agribusiness , there is a wide range of technological opportunities . I can give the example of strengthening precision agriculture , which uses forecasting models based on data from heterogeneous sources that allow us to focus on changing weather patterns and market trends .
We can also cite the constant need for betterinterconnected analysis devices in this industry .
I see that companies are increasingly dependent on technology . The behavior of this trend is exponential . We are producing more and more data , and at the

THE MAIN CHALLENGE FOR AGRIBUSINESS IS TO ENCOURAGE THE EVOLUTION OF THE BUSINESS MODEL TO

PROVIDE SUSTAINABILITY .

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