Data protection officer

When I cursorily survey senior business executives about their preparation for the impending September 9 deadline to submit their compliance with RA 10173 (or the Data Privacy Act of 2012) to the National Privacy Commission (NPC), some confidently say they are ready, most retort with a shrug, while a significant few others express total ignorance … Read moreData protection officer

Golden age of infrastructure

“Build, build, build.” This is the new mantra of the administration’s infrastructure plans as propounded by Secretary Benjamin Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) during the recently held “Infrastructure and Construction Forum: Re-thinking Infrastructure Building” organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, partnership with the EU-Philippines Business Network. … Read moreGolden age of infrastructure

New synergies in conglomerates

SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) recently acquired a substantial stake in the Philippines’ largest logistics provider 2GO Group Incorporated, intensifying the new arena of competition among the country’s conglomerates – logistics. This move is part of SMIC’s strategy to address the emergence of e-commerce, which is a brewing threat to the mall’s foot traffic, at the … Read moreNew synergies in conglomerates

Organization development in digital transformation

“Organizational inertia is the reason digital transformation initiatives in this company is failing,” told by an executive of a local company when he shared his digital transformation journey. “Employees just say it can’t be done when I implement transformative projects,” he further said. This is perhaps the biggest barrier to digital transformation success, that is, … Read moreOrganization development in digital transformation

Modern workplace

The Senate recently approved Senate Bill No. 1363 or the Telecommuting Act of 2017, authored by Senators Joel Villanueva and Cynthia Villar, with the aim of encouraging companies to establish “work-from-home” programs to allay traffic congestion in Metro Manila and other urban areas. It defines telecommuting as the partial or total substitution of computers or … Read moreModern workplace

The data-driven executive

Dashboards have become fashionable in recent years due to advances in data analytics and how processed data is presented and visualized to help business executives in making decisions. They have become a critical and important resource for organizations to improve their profitability, enhance customer experience, and look for opportunities to make operations efficient. This have … Read moreThe data-driven executive

Fintech and financial inclusion

Fintech has been abuzz the last couple of years now. It’s fashionable for executives in the financial sector as well as in others to talk about this subject in business conversations. For those unfamiliar with the term, it is a portmanteau of financial technology to describe the emerging financial services sector that use technology and … Read moreFintech and financial inclusion