The culture of digital transformation

Thousands of professionals and executives from various organizations, large and small, flocked to the recently held DIGICON 2017 to learn about digital transformation. This year’s theme, “The Culture of Digital Transformation,” is just but apropos as the people and the culture of organizations are the ones responsible for the execution of the transformation. I was … Read moreThe culture of digital transformation

The 4th Industrial Revolution – Are we ready?

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?

Virtual currency – boon and bane

“Virtual currency-based payments and remittance transactions have been monitored at $5 million to $6 million per month.” This is the surprising fact shared by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) during the event organized by the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (Finex). What’s even more surprising is how this seemingly esoteric topic gained widespread … Read moreVirtual currency – boon and bane

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, Inc.in 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

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