Leadership

Change as a Business Enabler (recall)

Rutabaga Law describes in a few words, the constant necessity of being prepared for change to face today’s customer demands. Consumers are setting the way to make today’s business, consumers have taken control of the market and companies profits. Our good friend Michel Bouffier posted a nice note called “Change as a Business Enabler” few weeks ago. The first time that I read it, I didn’t pay so much attention to this quote. However, I’ve got several recalls to this sentence over the []

#KloudCamp has arrived to Guatemala

#KloudCamp is an event to meet people with a common interest to learn or teach about cloud. We firmly think that cloud not just can change the way that you works and make business, we think cloud can even change the way of living. Look at the following opening video to our event in Mexico 2013 – BTW, we’ve used it again in Guatemala to open – #KloudCamp is fully organized and produced by @kionetworks. Also, we usually have sponsors like EMC and []

Excuse me! You’ve meant Solutions… not Products

Excuse me, Mr. Customer; we’re 100% ready to listen to your needs. We can’t talk about “Solutions” if we don’t have any clue about what your problems are. Let’s identify first the problem to come up with a solution later. Nothing more could make me happier than take my PPT out of my pocket to show you a list of our products and services. However, the best way to start is listening to you. If you don’t know what to say, I []

Teamwork means a better job for your customers

Attitude changes your entropy Attitude means culture Customers want their jobs done. More than a perfect job, they want it done. And usually to make a job done depends on more people than you, your team. Teamwork is essential. The best way to show teamwork is under unfavorable circumstances. Supposed you have agreed to finish a job for your customer at specific date. Over that date you haven’t finished it because your mate hasn’t supported you with his/her part. And when a []

Working a year in a dog’s life

This is my 21st post and I realized I’ve been working at KIO Networks since 20 months, 20 months that seem to be 80 months. Some KIOs told me: A year at KIO is like a year in a dog’s life. Now, I can say I fully understand what they meant. I’ve learned so many things throughout this journey at KIO, I’ve learned from every success, but even more from every mistake. Culture is a key, and it’s not the exception for us, that’s why we support this culture on values. Our values are reinforced through every []

I want to be Jordan Belfort

Just arriving at home after watch “The Wolf of Wall Street” I started to write these words. What is my opinion of the movie? Answer: AWESOME! What a way to motivate the team and get the “best self” from them! How do you stimulate your team? promoting team working; convince them to be committed with their job because could be the best for their carrier; or trying to bring some kind of economic compensation to push them to be aligned with your []

CTO plays as transformation ambassador at IT providers

Based on Daniel Burrus’s Post “Today’s CTO: The Chief Transformation Officer”. I would say I’ve felt fully identified. Business is changing fast. Any company that wants to stay competitive needs to be in continuous transformation, this is the reason of my blog site’s name. I would say that a CTO’s standard role is to guarantee that most technology decisions must be align to company’s business goals. And this carry a lot of responsibilities, like to be in touch with any team in the []