Just a few days ago, Russian lawmaker Anton Morozov, who just returned from a visit to Pyongyang, delivered a message from the North Koreans that they are preparing to launch another missile in the near future. In mid-September, the US military flew bombers close to North Korea to show that Donald Trump “has many military … Read moreThe practice of brinkmanship
One thing is clear – the fusion of different technologies in the digital, physical and biological spheres is disrupting businesses and organizations the world over. Commonly referred to these days as the 4th Industrial Revolution, or 4IR, this phenomenon is having a profound impact on the way we live, learn, work, and relate to each … Read moreThe 4th Industrial Revolution – Are we ready?
“How can I grow my business? How can we scale?” These are the common questions I got after my talk and after the panel discussion in Slingshot Cebu 2017, a gathering among tech start-ups and medium, small, and micro enterprises (MSMEs) organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cebu. Almost in unison, these … Read moreScaling a startup
“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, Inc.in partnership with the EU-Philippines Business Network. … Read moreGolden age of infrastructure
“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
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
“We will soon see a plethora of jobs that currently do not exist,” I told millennial employees of Asia Select Inc, a human capital company, quoting one of the predictions of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the future of jobs. These are jobs that robots cannot perform, such as garbage designers, those that find … Read moreDesign thinking
While waiting for a colleague in a quiet Makati restaurant, I overheard a conversation between a technology vendor and a senior executive of a consumer goods firm. The latter was obviously pitching its products and services to the business executive for the prospective customer’s company to achieve “digital transformation.” The executive insisted that he has … Read moreWhat is digital transformation?