Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 13 - Page 79

On the lighter side of things , we ask the industry experts what makes them tick . . . .

. . . GET TO KNOW . . .

Horacio Romanelli , President of ASIET and Director at TIGO

wWhat would you describe as your most memorable achievement ?

I believe there is no milestone to highlight only an ongoing experience . I love developing people , and these interactions have shaped and impacted my career path . Building a team and developing people is something I have always done . It has allowed me to be proactive and look for positive opportunities for business growth , working as a team to achieve goals .
What first made you think of a career in technology ?
Technology has always been an area that interested me , but I did not get here in a linear way . I am an engineer and started working with finances , then in the hydrocarbon sector , which is highly regulated , where I learned and specialized my knowledge base . After that , I started working in telecom , which I see as a fascinating industry with disruptive technology evolving fast .
What style of management philosophy do you employ in your current position ?
I focus on training people and working with teams with open agendas to seek common goals . I work as a
facilitator and generator of ideas . I like to be creative in what I do , seeing trends , analyzing them and bringing them to the team .
I also believe in working with other companies and institutions to shape ideas and concepts that can become public policies and national agendas . It happens through collaboration with other groups we work with , such as the AsociaciĆ³n Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones ( ASIET , in Spanish ), which has been working for 40 years to develop telecommunications and promote the expansion of inclusive digitalization in Latin America .
What do you think is the current hot technology conversation topic ?
There are several hot topics today , such as those related to privacy , cybersecurity , Artificial Intelligence ( AI ), and , above all , how to bring connectivity to all people .
Connectivity brings progress to society , improves the economy , helps collect more taxes and makes us more productive . That is why it is essential to discuss alternatives to improve connectivity conditions to close the access gap in the digital society .
www . intelligentcio . com INTELLIGENTCIO LATAM 79