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Liberty Latin America hosts first annual tech summit

Liberty Latin America has hosted its first annual Tech Summit at the RIU Plaza in Panama City , Panama .

The company welcomed over 500 attendees under the theme ‘ Driving Growth through Innovation ’. The summit focused on the critical importance of innovation in driving business opportunities and economic development across the region , as well as how the company was improving customer experience through automated tools , developing new products , growing fixed-mobile convergence and providing next-generation B2B solutions .
At the summit , Liberty Latin America showcased its products and services , including Hybrid Cloud , Private Networks , Always On connectivity , Next-Gen Unified Communications , Video Analytics , its portfolio of 5G handsets and how e-SIM would be deployed across the region . In addition , the company shared how it was preparing its fixed networks to deliver higher speeds , enhancing mobile performance through a new wireless core and enabling IT transformation .
Aamir Hussain , Liberty Latin America ’ s Chief Technology and Product Officer , said : “ This first Tech Summit aligned perfectly with our company ’ s purpose of connecting communities and changing lives .
Our focus on driving growth through innovation is essential to stay ahead in today ’ s fast-paced world .
“ We were thrilled to showcase our cutting-edge products and solutions and learn from industry-leading speakers . With the collective wisdom and insights gained from this event , we look forward to driving innovation that will create a positive impact across our region .”

SAP study reveals tech key to workplace efficiency

according to 66 % of those surveyed in the region .
Despite a reduction in spending of around 2.8 % in 2022 , these Latin American leaders have not lost sight of the importance of functional efficiency , with 47 % stating that it is their strategic priority in the next two years . global study by Oxford Economics and

A SAP Concur has revealed that new technologies are becoming increasingly important in helping finance and IT departments achieve their objectives of carrying out more tasks with fewer resources in the same amount of time .

This challenge has been reinforced by the current global macroeconomic environment , dominated by inflation and potential disruptions in supply chains .
In the Latin American region , 72 % of executives surveyed stated that the increased use of AI and Machine Learning provides opportunities to increase efficiency and productivity . Digital Transformation was also key for C-level executives to have a greater participation in strategic decisions ,
However , there are still obstacles that stand in the way of increasing efficiency , such as the difficulty in implementing changes in the company ’ s culture , the digitization of manual operations , and the management of ever-increasing amounts of data .
Denis Tassitano , Vice President of SAP Concur for Latin America , said : “ Latin American Finance and IT executives are paving the way for others to increase functional efficiencies in their organizations and increase their own position in all their organizations .”
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