Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 18 - Page 79

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

. . . GET TO KNOW . . .

Luiz Cesar Baptistella , CEO and Co-founder , Aoop Cloud Solutions

wWhat would you describe as your most memorable achievement ?

Without a doubt , it was creating Aoop . We conceived a modern , innovative and agile company . Here people develop , share their knowledge and have a real opportunity for accelerated growth .
We also practice the culture of ‘ you must be happy ’ daily . It means that no matter the difficulties , we always try to take things lightly and focus on resolution .
The company is only five years old , but we are already leaders in our segment , which shows that we are on the right track and will continue to innovate .
What first made you think of a career in technology ?
I have always been passionate about IT . I started very early , at the age of 16 . I started as a mainframe operator , and then I had the opportunity to work in almost all areas within IT , passing through several national and multinational organizations .
Because I started very early in the area , I decided to graduate in Business Administration with an MBA in Marketing and Agile Exponential Management . It gave me a better business vision and helped me to always look at IT as an essential pillar of business results . allows us to have a leaner and much more fluid structure , with few levels and full access to top management .
We also practice a very participatory model that promotes and encourages constant innovation . We can innovate , make mistakes wisely and correct them quickly .
We understand that this is necessary for the evolution of a company that seeks to lead in its segment .
What do you think is the current hot technology conversation topic ?
Many exciting and disruptive subjects will always be on the agenda of technology , such as Quantum Computing , Blockchain , Web3 and the Metaverse . However , the issues we address the most with our customers are always related to the Digital Transformation journey in business , highlighting topics such as cloud infrastructure , Software-as-a-Service ( SaaS ), low-code platforms , data security and digital experiences .
How do you deal with stress and relax outside of the office ?
I do not have a specific recipe for relaxing . I try to do things I enjoy , like exercising , playing soccer , watching
What style of management philosophy do you employ in your current position ?
At Aoop , we adopt the agile management model . Here , the entire structure is based on Tribes and Squads , which
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