Corporate Entrepreneurship: Digital Acceleration, the Silicon Valley Way

In these days, when teleworking, virtual events and online classes are the new normal, many sources talk about the era of “fast-tracking digital transformation in companies“. So, building on the last post on the startups ecosystem in Silicon Valley, the challenge is: what can established business learn from that ecosystem? Based on my past experiencesContinue reading “Corporate Entrepreneurship: Digital Acceleration, the Silicon Valley Way”

Hacking Silicon Valley? Inspiration for European entrepreneurial ecosystems

After some months in Silicon Valley, I had several conversations regarding its entrepreneurial ecosystem, and even the potential of other areas worldwide to foster startups with the same impetus. From a fruit orchard area to the current epicenter of technology, the Valley has evolved thanks to different stakeholders, on top of entrepreneurs and startups. SomeContinue reading “Hacking Silicon Valley? Inspiration for European entrepreneurial ecosystems”

New Life in Silicon Valley!

After an awesome year in Oracle EMEA, working with great colleagues, clients and partners, I have begun a new adventure as expat in our @Oracle headquarters in Silicon Valley. Now on a global basis, helping worldwide Financial Services leaders accelerate their digital transformation with Oracle applications, evolving Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning solutions, andContinue reading “New Life in Silicon Valley!”

Are Banks really responsible in a digital world? Challenges @COP25

This week, we held a discussion on Responsible Banking on the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25). It connected different experts from Bank of Spain, Santander, etc, with the coordination of @CEU. Green and Responsible Banking In terms of green banking, the EU is considering a “green supporting factor” for bank lending: for example,Continue reading “Are Banks really responsible in a digital world? Challenges @COP25”

The Coming Talent Battle in Financial Services: Hiring Millennials and Gen Z

Millennials and Generation Z are now nearly half of U.S. population, which presents recruitment challenges for banks and insurance firms. With recruiting, onboarding, and talent management best practices changing alongside new generational demands and digital transformation, financial services leadership must adjust or face dimmer hiring prospects. Full Interview at Oracle.com on Hiring #Millennials and #GenZ for #FinancialServicesContinue reading “The Coming Talent Battle in Financial Services: Hiring Millennials and Gen Z”

Employment opportunities and #Digital transformation @Oracle.com

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released a fresh slate of data in the jobs report, showing 164,000 jobs added and a steady 3.7% unemployment rate. Despite recession fears, these numbers continue to show optimism that the market still has potential to grow. The average worker will also need to stay abreast of their ownContinue reading “Employment opportunities and #Digital transformation @Oracle.com”

Female entrepreneurship and access to financing: New article

A new article is published by REVESCO magazine, focusing on the demand for financing by female entrepreneurs. In the current global economic environment, institutions such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) or the World Bank recognize the entrepreneurship of new businesses as a driver of unquestionable growth, and the financial mechanisms toContinue reading “Female entrepreneurship and access to financing: New article”

How are banks becoming digital sales engines? “Intelligent Sales” @Finextra

In the era of “Intelligent Banking”, banks like BBVA and Citi are applying AI and autonomous solutions to grow margin and revenue using the most effective channels. Leveraging their data, they hyper-personalize communications and systematically maximize sales conversion. “Intelligent Sales” is not just about business growth, but also about being relevant to their customers andContinue reading “How are banks becoming digital sales engines? “Intelligent Sales” @Finextra”

From ‘Digital Banking’ to ‘Intelligent Banking’ transformation

In a fiercely competitive digital landscape, banks need to accelerate the applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and autonomous cloud technology (a.k.a. “Intelligent Banking”) to boost digital sales, optimize costs and empower agile, internal talent. Banks that are slow off the mark stand to lose a big growth engine. Four areas are key for an “IntelligentContinue reading “From ‘Digital Banking’ to ‘Intelligent Banking’ transformation”

Opportunities on #Digital Transformation @WOBI @ElConfidencial

This week, I was keynote speaker on WOBI forum on Digital Transformation, invited by ESIC. The topic: “Digitize your business: the technology revolution and the talent”.   Covering the key challenges and opportunities: AI & Adaptive Intelligence, opportunities for your business Five steps of digital transformation Management with intelligence: innovation with solutions From Customer ExperienceContinue reading “Opportunities on #Digital Transformation @WOBI @ElConfidencial”

Human-Experience (HX): Humans are back… thanks to AI

After years innovating with the Digital revolution, companies already get focused on the Customer Experience. But after the  Digital expansion, now Human Experience (HX) can be the new norm. It encompass the human context (emotions, needs, relationships…) with the experience companies deliver, integrating digital and physical interactions. Three facts point that humans are back, andContinue reading “Human-Experience (HX): Humans are back… thanks to AI”

3 Hyper-trends from Mobile World Congress #MWC18

In terms of business impact, we can summarize the Mobile World Congress #MWC18 with 3 core topics: 1) Hyper-personalization of Customer Experience, with Artificial Intelligence (#AI) Virtual assistants are no longer a trend, but a real business driver present everywhere. They really help to set the customer at the center. For example: Google showcases inContinue reading “3 Hyper-trends from Mobile World Congress #MWC18”

In the Ranking of Influencers/ Economic Leaders 2018 (Choiseul)

Proud to be awarded in the “Influencers” magazine as one of the “Economic Leaders for Tomorrow”, Spain-2018. Influencers magazine (www.clubinfluencers.com) and the European think tank Choiseul (www.choiseul.es) publish the Top100 Leaders Ranking for 2018. It includes key business leaders and entrepreneurs, such as Lupina Iturriaga (Fintonic), Luis Baon (Egon Zehnder) or Pedro Moneo (Opinno) amongContinue reading “In the Ranking of Influencers/ Economic Leaders 2018 (Choiseul)”

“Meaningful Relationships” with Artificial Intelligence

Customers have already changed. According to Accenture research, 45% of customers in Spain are “Nomads”, digitally advanced customers, used to new digital solutions. And almost 44% of Spaniards are “Quality seekers”, expecting a personalized service. In this complex context: What are the trends to engage with customers on the Digital Revolution? This was a question I tryContinue reading ““Meaningful Relationships” with Artificial Intelligence”