Latest News  

Marian V. Popa, GM of DB Global Technology: Knowledge is absolutely necessary as the operating system of our activity

Romania has definitely established itself as "the" European destination of outsourcing – no matter if we speak about services, support or application development. The pace in which new companies are being set up or are extending is growing, hence the pressure on the market is growing as well.

2017-11-27 17:25:23

So the demand is rising and the availability of labour force is just growing. Therefore, we can say: YES, the outlook regarding the dimensions of the outsourcing sector are excellent and NO, we are definitely not prepared enough to be able to cope with this outstanding opportunity offered.

The company philosophy and strategy when it comes to business development

"Imagination is (sometimes) more important than knowledge". This quote by Albert Einstein I carried with me during my entire professional life. Knowledge is absolutely necessary as the basis, the "operating system" of our activity. Without it we cannot function but having only that we cannot strive either. Today's world is changing at such a fast pace; the complexity of the markets is so intense that knowledge is not enough anymore. Innovation, creativity, courage, boldness and ambition – all grown out of that knowledge, are absolute "musts" so we can succeed. An indispensable ingredient of today's world.

Skilled resources: How difficult is for your company to find the right talents for its business segments and which are the specializations that need to be stressed more in order to meet the demand?
Real talent is rare and we should not expect to see it everywhere. I think the industry has to re-invent itself and shift from a resource user to a resource creator. Resources are part of an economical ecosystem and I think that we have a duty too to contribute to the creation and the growth of talents. Information technology nowadays is quite complex and you do not need just coders or testers anymore; you need developers with deep business knowledge, QA specialists who understand the business inside out, analysts who are able to have one to one discussions at the same level with the business. All these are specialized skills which cannot be only found, but have to be grown as well.

Technology, as part of daily business operations: How does the company and its people cope with the new technology demanDs coming from customers

In a lot of instances, it is the other way around – how do customers cope with the new technologies pushed out by industry? Technology is a fact of today's life and – if we want it or not – technology will be more and more part of our activity. The nice thing is that the tendency of technology is to develop in such a way that for humans it be-comes less and less invasive, more and more friendly, more and more intuitive and absolutely moulded around everybody's needs. So I think that the users and technology will grow into a kind of symbiosis, allowing both sides to do what they do best: technology to do commodity and standard, repeated work and humans to create.

Aspects defining the local market in terms of business shared services

COOL – Competent – Open - Oriented – Long term.
I do think that today the Romanian market in the outsourcing field is COOL. Each letter describing the particularities mentioned above.

Competent because it is no question that the young generation of Romania has a strong vibe for IT.
Open because Romanian IT teams blend in very well, very fast and very efficient. English skills are almost native, collaboration and good social skills come from the DNA. So the perfect combination for excellent teamwork.

Oriented because here you can find basically all fields of activity you can imagine: from telecommunications to medicine and from global retail to finance. You can find IT specialists for all needs.

And finally Long term. Romania's outsourcing industry is here to stay. The investments made both in infrastructure, knowledge building and slowly but surely also in education shows the genuine interest for a long term and sustainable growth of this industry.

"In the end, we have the ambition to become a Silicon Country!"


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