Strategic planning during COVID-19

The season of strategic planning has started. The CEO along with his/her executives will again put on their planning hats to chart the future of their organizations. The difference nowadays, just like last year, is that this critical activity will be done with limited physical interactions, if not, virtually. While companies last year planned for … Read moreStrategic planning during COVID-19

Reskilling and upskilling in a post-Covid workplace

“Skills of the future,” “Digital-ready leadership skills,” “Upskilling and reskilling in the digital era” – these are just some titles of the articles I wrote before the pandemic. My treatise was that with the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the amalgamation of its various digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), employees, workers, … Read moreReskilling and upskilling in a post-Covid workplace

Cloud computing in PH ripe for take-off

The pandemic has indeed accelerated digital transformation across the globe including that in the Philippines. With organizations implementing work-from-home, and consumers driving the rise of e-commerce and the widespread use of digital wallets, companies and organizations are accelerating their migration to digital applications and platforms. In fact, a survey commissioned by Epson in mid-2020 revealed that nearly … Read moreCloud computing in PH ripe for take-off

The future of work

As vaccination efforts globally continue to accelerate, organizations are starting to rethink about the future of work post-coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Business executives have varying permutations on how work should look like in the future. For example, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey announced last year that the social network firm will let many staff work from … Read moreThe future of work

Harnessing the power of digital

I recently interviewed Henry Aguda, UnionBank’s transformational leader who recently was also awarded twice – first as Privacy Advocate of the Year 2021 by the National Privacy Commission and then as Southeast Asian CTO of the Year by The European-Global Banking and Finance Awards. The recognitions give a clear indication of his passion for both … Read moreHarnessing the power of digital

Family businesses and technology disruptors

The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has affected all businesses and industries, albeit in differing ways. The family business category, however, has been left out of the public discussion, says José Liberti, a clinical professor of finance at Kellogg. “This is in part because detailed data on family businesses can be tough to come by”, Kelogg … Read moreFamily businesses and technology disruptors