Latest News  

New technologies will accelerate digital transformation - Microsoft Summit 2015 Bucharest

Innovative technologies will accelerate the digital transformation in the coming years, say industry leaders at Microsoft Summit 2015.

2015-11-06 13:06:46 - by Bogdan Tudorache

"Technology is a real force that helps people and organizations in Romania to achieve more," said Kostas Loukas, general manager of Microsoft Romania.

"If in the past, information was difficult to access, now thereare multiple sources of information. In the past, we could discuss about static hierarchies, in which employees were having most often a competitional culture, while now we are dealing with dynamic networks in which employees are motivated to work increasingly more to bring value,"says Violeta Luca, Marketing & Operations Manager, Microsoft Romania.

And the industry went from streamlining processes to streamlining results.

"Digital technologies have a major impact and have developed continuously over time. If we refer to the number of years in which technology is used by 100 million people, we have the following statistics: cell phone came to be adopted in 16 years by 100 million people since 1979, Facebook in about 4 years, since 2004, What'sApp reached this milestone of users in about 3 years and Candy Crush Saga, in just one year," Luca adds on.

"Mobile Internet, Internet of Things (IoT), advanced robotics and genomics, automation and autonomous vehicles are six innovative technologies that will accelerate the digital transformation," said Aurelia Costache, Financial Services Industry Advisory Leader, EY Romania.

"These six technology will not only change the habits of purchasing and consumption behavior of people, but will fundamentally transform how we access and consume information, while companies will increase the speed of business and create new forms of user interaction ", added Aurelia Costache.

In a business environment that is a true revolution of transformation, the role of leader will become a more complex one, that will require professional skills, such as vision and ability to analyze micro and macro, innovative spirit, openness to technology, the ability to change the pace of the organization depending on the context, responsiveness and ability to connect people and organizations, she adds.

"Leaders also will have to develop and personal skills such as clarity of vision in a way that sense of right prevail calm in any situation, ability to integrate personal life and professional life, the tone in a marathon sprints," explainsVioleta Luca.

"The technology enables the creation of new solutions that were unimaginable in the past. The companies benefited through use of new technologies, competitive advantages that ensure long-term sustainable growth. Therefore, organizations need to experiment, innovate and exploit the capability to continually reinvent themselves, "said Jasper Vis, Managing Partner, Headcandy.

According to Sergiu Neguţ, Associate Dean of Entrepreneurial Growth, Maastricht School of Management Romania, "businesses that soared amaze us and make us wonder how it was possible such an increase, and especially what we can do to get the same result? Most often, however, we are too caught up in everyday life to succeed in realizing to see, with detachment, what we lack and what we could do better. Technology has long passed when we refer to it only as an accumulation of means and approaches. Today, it is a wave that brings change. The world is transformed by technology, and companies that succeed in mastering this wave will be successful."

Microsoft Romania is the second operations center in Eastern Europe, the company currently has over 700 employees locally and expected to increase to 1,000 professionals in the next three years. Globally, the company offers productivity solutions to more than 600,000 companies and public institutions and has a community of over 1,000 Romanian employees. In 2007, Bill Gates ushered in Romania Global Business Support Center, a division which now has over 500 professionals in Bucharest and Timisoara.

With a network of over 3,000 local partners, Microsoft is involved in the work of entrepreneurs in Romania, investing more than USD 600,000 for the development of over 450 start-ups so far. In Romania, employees of small and medium companies use at a rate of 52% mobile solutions to operate, and in the opinion of 55% of respondents to a survey the digitization through mobile solutions of work processes within organizations has an important contribution to time efficiency and to maximizing productivity.


0 COMMENTS ^ Go back to Top
WRITE A COMMENT ^ Go back to Top
 
Your email address will not be published.
Nickname
Email
Comment
Validation Code
   
 
 
NEWS
SAP becomes first European tech company to create ethics Advisory Panel for Artificial Intelligence

SAP announced its guiding principles for artificial intelligence (AI) and its creation of an external AI ethics advisory panel – the first European technology company to do so. The panel, comprised of experts

 Read Full article »
DB Global Technology marks five years of activity in Romania

DB Global Technology, Deutsche Bank's technology center in Bucharest, celebrates five years of activity in Romania, the company announced.

 Read Full article »
US giant Apple officially registers company in Romania

American technology producer Apple officially registered a company in Romania, Apple Sales Romania SRL, controlled by Apple Distribution International and Apple Sales, both companies being registered in Ireland

 Read Full article »
Oracle Corporation registers 9.2 billion USD in revenues for 2019's first quarter

Oracle Corporation announced fiscal 2019 Q1 results, with total revenues of 9.2 billion USD, up 1 per cent in U.S. dollars and up 2 per cent in constant currency, compared to Q1 last year.

 Read Full article »
UiPath raises 225 million USD Series C Led by CapitalG and Sequoia

UiPath, the leading Enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, has closed its series C funding raising 225 million USD at a valuation of 3 billion USD. The round was co-led by existing inves

 Read Full article »
Xerox launched sales and marketing program for its partners

Xerox has launched in Romania the Xerox Global Partner Program to help its partners diversify their sources of profit and strengthen their customer relationships in the context of the growth of small and medium

 Read Full article »
Local IT services and software market marks under expectations growth in 2017, ANIS says

Domestic software and IT services market in 2017 rose only 2.1 per cent over the previous year to reach 975 million Euro, a growth rate under expectations, according to the most recent study conducted by ANIS s

 Read Full article »
Bitdefender secured direct presence in Australia by taking over local peer SMS eTech

Romanian security technology company Bitdefender said on September 11 it has acquired Australian peer SMS eTech, as part of its strategy of globally expanding in the consumer and enterprise segments.

 Read Full article »
Romanian employers forecast the strongest hiring pace in more than ten years

Fourth-quarter hiring plans are the most optimistic in Europe, on a par with Slovenia, and among the top 5 most optimistic globally, according to ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the October – Dece

 Read Full article »
Oracle Academy expands offering with personalized learning resources and AI curriculum

Oracle Academy announced new curriculum offerings and learning modules to advance computing education globally.

 Read Full article »
 
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
» ROMANIAN OUTSOURCING AWARDS FOR EXCELL...
» Molson Coors started to grow its busin...
» French energy operator Total opened su...
» Capgemini to open new office at Suceav...
» Leoni to open new SSC in Cluj, cut job...
» The Outsourcing industry announces its...
» Luxoft expands Asia Pacific presence w...
» Genpact's COO: Staying ahead of the cu...
» Olga Botusan, Stefanini: There is a hu...
» LeasePlan to open service center in Bu...
 
EDITOR CHOICE
Vivek Bakshi, keynote speaker at People in Shared Services & Outsourcing Forum on October 18, at Bucharest

As a GM for the European Delivery Centers (Romania and Poland international locations) tasked with leading the growth and profitability of one of the most dynamic industries with a focus on customer service is

 Read Full article »
Tom Hobson, at People in Shared Services & Outsourcing Forum on October 18, at Bucharest

People in Shared Services & Outsourcing Forum brings in new top speakers starting with the Global Operations & Business Transformation Executive Tom Hobson, GM of ADP Romania.

 Read Full article »
People in Shared Services and Outsourcing Forum takes place on October 18th in Bucharest

Outsourcing Today, the integrated communication platform of for the business services sector, together with The Diplomat-Bucharest, kick off the autumn series of events on October 18, at Caro Hotel Bucharest, w

 Read Full article »
The outsourcing industry needs early and better educated graduates

In terms of development of business shared industry in Romania, the industry might face a need of doubling the current pool of employees, estimated now at roughly over 120.000 people, according to number estima

 Read Full article »
Francesca Postolache, PwC: In the digitally transformed work and living environment, it is essential to keep up with the present and future

It is important to educate and develop ourselves, in the digitally transformed work and living environment and to keep up with the present and future. We need to develop the ability to adapt for the future, say

 Read Full article »
Latest News  
 
about us | newsletter | contact | members area | GDPR policy
Copyright © 2015 by Diplomat Media Events Design by Diplomat Media Events