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    While the epidemic has accelerated the digital transformation of many companies in Colombia, the truth is that companies like Gropo Nutresa, For five years, they worked on a transformational model that covered an important area: capacity development. (Portfolio Awards 2021: Winners and Special Recognitions). That is why the company was awarded the first Digital Transformation Portfolio Award. It has 19 brands and reports annual sales of over US $ 50 million. The team defined that digital evolution begins with the human transformation of every employee, These include changing mental models, working methods, developing skills and hiring specialists who specialize in digital matters. To guide this process, Grubo Nutresa formed a working group headed by the head of Digital Transformation, who is part of the company’s top management. Likewise, this position is led by a team that specializes in strategy and digital experience, guiding processes, adding experts in analytics, digital media, and ways to explore and apply new technologies. All of these human skills allow us to combine the current needs of consumers and customers with the opportunities...
    Quebec-based digital cloud and trading company OSF Digital has acquired the New Zealand-based Adapt Group with the aim of expanding its global reach. The terms of the contract have not been released. “This acquisition expands our presence in Australia, creating the integration of our existing team in the Asia-Pacific region.”– Gerard Satwani OSF Digital said the acquisition aims to expand its presence in Australia and Zealand. Adept was founded in 2010 as a project management consulting firm, but later evolved into providing a wide range of consulting and salesforce services across a wide range of industries, including the B2B business. Talented customers include banking, retail and energy companies. OSF Digital, which has more than 1,000 employees and 40 offices worldwide, said the acquisition would support its mission to become a “leading global partner in digital transformation” for business brands. “This acquisition expands our presence in Australia and builds our existing team integration in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Gerard Satwani, CEO of OSF Digital. “This decision strengthens our position as a leading partner in the digital transformation for the P2B and...
    Dublin, March 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Developing Innovative ROI Streams and Patient-centric Virtual Care Approaches will Shape the Global Healthcare Industry, Outlook 2021” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global COVID-19 pandemic and other geo-political events left many businesses facing an unprecedented state of uncertainty. Healthcare companies across the care continuum remain grappling with these new challenges, of which the extent and longevity remain unknown. Spurred by the year’s events, healthcare delivery has accelerated its transformation, and the concept of anytime-anywhere care has taken course to become mainstream. Digital health applications – especially telehealth and remote patient monitoring – saw tremendous demand as the only means to continue care delivery for many during the pandemic. To align with the new normal, vendors will need to redefine their visions and strategies, ensuring they are ready to tackle 2021 and beyond. Use of artificial intelligence (AI) across the spectrum of applications, cloud computing, patient engagement solutions, and home monitoring represent strong opportunities for growth. The new vision for healthcare in 2021 will focus on access, quality, and affordability,...
    In addition to the transformation program already underway since 2017 (CAP 2022), the recovery plan proposed by the Government to respond to the health crisis. This includes, among other things, an investment of 88 million euros for the digital transformation of local authorities. This envelope will make it possible in particular to launch several digital projects such as the dematerialization of certain services, data management or the deployment of digital tools. Thus, the transformation dynamic promises to be sustained this year. However, administrations are faced with many issues and challenges which can sometimes go beyond just technological upgrading. What are they and how to apprehend them? The acceleration of public transformation at the heart of the recovery plan The 5th CITP, which took place on February 4, had as its guideline: “To learn the lessons of the crisis to transform the State on a lasting basis”. In other words: accelerate public transformation. However, the ambition carried by the executive since 2017 is still the same: to accelerate the transformation of the public sector and in particular public administrations. The...
    Mar 18 (.) – Repsol and Microsoft have renewed their strategic collaboration agreement focused on accelerating the digital transformation of the Spanish group and the global energy transition. The two companies will jointly develop new digital solutions based on artificial intelligence, and Repsol will supply renewable energy – wind and solar photovoltaic – to Microsoft for its operations in Europe, including Spain. Likewise, Repsol will expand the use of Microsoft cloud solutions to enhance its operations, including a new commitment to the Azure platform. According to a press release sent by the companies, Microsoft will obtain 100% of its energy supply from renewable energies in 2025, while Repsol, which was the first company in its sector to announce the goal of achieving carbon neutrality in 2050, its goal is to place its renewable generation capacity at 7.5 GW in 2025 and 15 GW in 2030. (Information from Tomás Cobos; edited by Michael Susin)
    Thanks to the implementation of a new unified billing system, the operator managed to lower costs and reduce the time to market by up to five times Nexign (part of ICS Holding LLC), a leading provider of Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and MegaFon, the all-Russian digital opportunities operator, have concluded the project to unify the billing systems of the eight MegaFon subsidiaries in a single BSS platform. In addition, companies have migrated subscriber data to the new environment without any problems for customers. The need to break through the barriers of classic telecommunications services prompted MegaFon to transform the billing core and develop a unified system to facilitate digital transformation. Among the strategic objectives of the project were reducing the total cost of ownership by 20-30% and accelerating the launch of new products. As part of the project, seven billing systems used at MegaFon were replaced with a single solution. The process was perfect for the clients, and during the migration of the B2X segment the particularities and working modalities of each organization...
    FRANKFURT, March 5 (.) – The Volkswagen brand plans to more than double the share of total electric vehicle sales in Europe by 2030, the company said on Friday, in a bid to accelerate the automaker’s shift toward cars powered by batteries The company expects fully electric vehicles to account for more than 70% of total car sales in Europe by 2030, which compares with the previous target of 35%, the world’s second-largest automaker said when presenting its strategy. ” Accelerate “. “With Accelerate we are increasing speed on our path to a digital future,” said Ralf Brandstaetter, who heads the Volkswagen brand and also sits on the group’s board of directors. In China and the United States, the share of electric vehicles will rise to 50% by 2030, Volkswagen said, targeting rivals like Tesla to become the world leader in electric vehicle production. “Of the major manufacturers, Volkswagen has the best chance of winning the race. While competitors are still in the midst of the electrical transformation, we are taking great strides toward digital transformation,” Brandstaetter said. (Reporting by...
    From January 13 to February 23, 2021, the call was opened for companies to present the projects that will choose to be part of the financial sandbox in Spain. The Ministry of Economic and Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation announced on February 24, 2021 that it received a total of 67 applications in the first call launched to have access to the controlled financial space. Some of the projects that were presented are from foreign developers, and come from countries such as Israel and Canada. The government entity also referred to the technological innovation used, since most of the projects are based on digital biometrics, distributed ledger technology (blockchain), cloud computing, artificial intelligence, the Internet of things and Big Data. One of the companies that submitted to this call, with a solution that would be applied in the crypto-assets sector, was Common MS, a provider of software solutions for IT management and consulting in the banking environment. Designed a project for the regulatory management of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin (BTC). According to information recently published on the Common MS portal,...
    Investment strategies Solaria keeps the high on the road although it improves The photovoltaic infrastructure company continues to be a clear example that, at least, investors have made a stop in the universe of renewables so benefited in times of pandemic, for their present and their future. However, his strategic plan has not been liked by the experts who consider it with a lot of potential but with too many challenges in its real execution.
    Related news Perfect Palace, current president of the Business Confederation of the Valencian Community (CEV) in Alicante, is from today a new shareholder of FacePhi, market leader in biometric solutions for identity verification, specialized in facial recognition systems, onboarding digital and safe work environments. The company has communicated this morning to the CNMV the purchase of shares by the Alicante businessman who bets on this company also from Alicante and with an international presence and a strong presence in the banking sector. The purchase was made on February 8 and the entry of the manager occurs at the height of the company’s expansion. According to sources close to the businessman, the operation purchase of 100,000 shares, worth half a million euros, “responds to Palacio’s commitment to the business fabric of the province of Alicante”. Alicante talent Palace is the current owner of Porsche alicante and in recent times it has combined its business in other areas such as the Marina Deportiva, I the tourist apartments, with their role of representing the provincial business in the CEV, together with Christopher...
    Live updates: Slow vaccine rollout in U.S. could cause variants to spread 6 Republicans join Democrats in rejecting argument trial is unconstitutional Burger King launches loyalty pilot, joining Starbucks, McDonalds in COVID-era digital transformation Burger King (QSR) is piloting an app-based loyalty program in key markets, the fast food giant announced on Tuesday, joining competitors like Starbucks and McDonald’s who have aggressively embraced the digital revolution in a landscape transformed by COVID-19. Load Error The maker of the Whopper will test its program in Los Angeles, Long Island, Miami, New Jersey and New York City — something a top Burger King executive called a “big step” toward a chapter of digital transformation. The “Royal Perks” program allows loyalty members the ability to earn 10 “crowns” for every $1 spent, and can use them on “a majority of menu items,” the company states. In addition, there are daily perks like the option to upsize one drink, fries, or hash browns for free per order, per day. “The stakes are high around a guest in participating in your loyalty program,...
    Investment strategies Repsol makes a clean slate in 2021 The energy company puts a candle to its traditional business and another to renewables so that this year is very different from the previous one. Very punished by the pandemic, given its negative impact due to the lack of activity in the price of crude oil, it begins 2021 implementing its new strategic plan, which includes a substantial reduction in its dividend.
    Due to Covid-19, 2020 will have been the year of almost all-digital: massive development of teleworking and distance learning courses, explosion of online commerce … If this context of crisis makes it possible to sharpen the grip awareness of cyber risks for companies and individuals, it is also a favorable breeding ground for hackers. “There has been a real digital acceleration in 2020. About two years of digital transformation have been achieved in one!” says Thierry Karsenti, Technical Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Palo Alto Networks, computer security company. And to continue: “Cybersecurity is necessarily linked to digital transformation – the more companies digitize, the more they are sensitive to the associated risks … But the new playing field is also much bigger for hackers”, estimates the expert. In France alone, cyberattacks against companies or institutions quadrupled in 2020, according to theNational Information Systems Security Agency (Anssi). “In the victims who call on Anssi, (…) the ladleful figure rose from 50 operations in 2019, against 200 in 2020, so this was multiplied by four “,...
    It was a wild metamorphosis. Iranian social media star Sahar Tabar was sentenced to a decade in prison Saturday over various social media activities, the most famous of which saw her distorting her face to resemble a zombified Angelina Jolie. She shared pics of the stunning transformation on her now-deactivated Instagram account. The harrowing saga began in 2017 after Sahar Tabar, 19, whose real name is Fatemeh Khishvand, claimed she’d underwent “50 surgeries” to resemble her favorite Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. The so-called “zombie Angelina Jolie” quickly amassed 500,000 Instagram followers over her impossibly disfigured appearance. The young woman admitted to using makeup and editing to distort her appearance, making her face look severely gaunt. (Sabar Tahar) DISNEY WORLD TO STOP EDITING MASKS ONTO GUESTS IN RIDE PHOTOS: REPORT However, fans soon suspected that the teen’s new look was the result of extensive makeup, prosthetics and digital doctoring — with many users pointing to her warped image backgrounds as proof. Tabar later confirmed their suspicions in an Instagram post that read: “People are probably living in the 18th century and they haven’t seen or heard...
    More On: angelina jolie ‘The One and Only Ivan’ review: This one is only for the littlest viewers Angelina Jolie is making a TV show to help teens spot fake news The Post goes ‘inside’ Angelina Jolie’s head to get her ‘thoughts’ on Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston Ricky Gervais’ most controversial Golden Globes jokes It was a wild metamorphosis. Iranian social media star Sahar Tabar was sentenced to a decade in prison Saturday over various social media activities, the most famous of which entailed distorting her face to resemble a zombified Angelina Jolie. She shared pics of the stunning transformation on her now-deactivated Instagram account. The harrowing saga began in 2017 after Sahar Tabar, 19, whose whose real name is Fatemeh Khishvand, claimed she’d underwent “50 surgeries” to resemble her favorite Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. The so-called “Zombie Angelina Jolie” quickly amassed 500k Instagram followers over her impossibly emaciated appearance. However, fans soon suspected that the teen’s new look was the result of extensive makeup, prosthetics and digital doctoring — with many users pointing to her...
    Dublin, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Deception Technology – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Its Not CIOs or CFOs, Its COVID-19 Driving Digital Transformation in Enterprises Worldwide With COVID-19 emerging to be the biggest driver of digital transformation, cybersecurity technologies and services have shot into the spotlight on the back of heightened risks of more sophisticated cyber-attacks. The pandemic is ushering in a new era of cyber security and the global market for Deception Technology, under this scenario, is projected to reach US$4.6 billion by the year 2027 trailing at a CAGR of 13. 7% over the analysis period. IT landscape today remains irreversibility changed with companies migrating to new operating models; reassessing IT security architectures; resetting security systems to plug-in digital holes; and adopting innovative remote working technologies. Highlighting the acceleration in digital transformation is the fact companies have digitally transformed within weeks to ensure business continuity as lockdowns and restrictions confine billions of people to their homes. Over 60% of companies in North America, Europe and Asia...
    New York, Jul 22 (EFE) .- Sportswear firm Nike announced changes to its operating model on Wednesday, including layoffs and managerial replacements to accelerate its “digital transformation”, after registering losses in the last quarter due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement, the company explained that it is implementing a digital “phase” of its strategy to seek long-term growth and benefits, with which it hopes to generate a “more agile and horizontal organization at the service of consumers.” Nike expects those “changes in operating model” to lead to “a net loss of jobs across the company, resulting in one-time employee layoff costs of approximately $ 200 million to $ 250 million before tax,” according to the note. . The company did not specify how many layoffs there will be in its workforce of more than 76,000 workers worldwide, but its chief executive, John Donahoe, had already advanced a few weeks ago in an internal statement that he would have to make “difficult decisions” about job cuts. . In the quarter between March and May 2020, the most...
    The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has identified that growing populations, rising affluence and urbanization are translating into increased threat to global food security. New York, July 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Novel Innovations Facilitating Digital Transformation of Agricultural Sector” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05934514/?utm_source=GNW The agriculture sector has undergone a series of transformation since the 19th century, including mechanized agriculture as well as green revolution. Since 1980’s, agriculture industry embraced digital technologies to enable precision farming for maximized and optimized food production.Today, leveraging the advancements in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), farms across the world are transforming digitally from mere precision farming to smart and digital farming. In contrast to precision farming that mainly relies on GPS, smart farming modernizes the agriculture sector through the use of automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.Unlike precision farming, smart farming involves conversion of farm data into actionable insights by enabling mass data communication in real time among various digital technologies. Thus, it paves way for an efficient route for monitoring, tracking,...
    The coronavirus crisis has fueled the transformation of medicine and as we have known it until now. In this scenario, Telefónica and GE Healthcare have signed a strategic agreement to unite their capabilities with the aim of promoting health innovation in Spain by launching joint projects in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied to health, medical imaging, diagnostic solutions and healthcare Big Data. Among the objectives pursued are increasing the quality of diagnostic processes, unifying the various image sources, such as radiographs, cardiological images, etc., and bringing health services closer to the entire population regardless of their location, “Improving the health of people who live in rural areas and do not have a specialist nearby”. They also seek to increase the professional productivity, which will be able to serve a greater number of patients, and improve patient satisfaction and control costs, modernizing infrastructures that have become obsolete without the need to make large investments in new systems. Improved decision making The companies argue that this alliance will provide healthcare professionals with access to “best tools for clinical diagnosis and...
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