Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 18 | Page 80

Many exciting and disruptive subjects will always be on the agenda of technology , such as Quantum Computing , Blockchain , Web3 and the Metaverse .
In the case of emerging or disruptive technologies , such as low-code platforms , this shortage is even worse . We practically have to train professionals in Latin America to meet the ever-increasing demands .
At Aoop , for example , we created a talent training academy called Shark Academy . Last year , the academy trained more than 600 professionals free of charge to work in our company and to serve the entire ecosystem in the region . a good movie , going out , going to a good restaurant and being with my family . I also have a lot of fun learning new things . Cooking , for example , is a subject that I am getting better at .
If you could go back and change one career decision , what would it be ?
Perhaps I would have earlier ventured into some good ideas that ended up on paper .
What do you currently identify as the top investment areas in your industry ?
Definitely , it is the investment in creating digital service experiences and information security .
What are the specific challenges of the region when implementing new technologies in Latin America ?
A major challenge we currently face worldwide is the shortage of specialized technology professionals . There is an enormous shortage in practically all areas of technology on all continents . Latin America and Brazil , which are among the Top 10 consumers of IT services , have been suffering from this deficit for years .
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 ?
As CEO , I try to be aware of everything happening in our market , mainly regarding innovations and trends , to encourage leaders to create new solutions and services .
In addition , I highlight the need for the CEO to focus more on the essence of his business , practicing the culture , developing his purpose and being a great example of engagement and propagator of his organization ’ s culture .
What advice would you give someone aspiring to a C-level position in your industry ?
I suggest that these professionals play their role with love and determination , in addition to seeking to be an agent of innovation . In this way , they will be able to bring ideas and suggestions to improve the daily lives of their team members .
A professional with these characteristics will collaborate with the growth of the company . For this , they need to do their best every day , have a well-defined goal and have the courage to overcome difficulties . p
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