LATAM Digital Enterprise Festival Speaker Insights with Ricardo Villagelin – CIO Latin America Bureau Veritas Written by LATAM DEF on July 29, 2020

Soon we will open the doors to our LATAM Digital Enterprise Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 10th December 2020.

We have assembled a fantastic line up of Digital industry thought leaders who will be sharing tips, tactics & insights on how to accelerate enterprise Digital Transformation programmes at speed.

Government Of Brazil, Carrefour, Audi, Ministerio de Saude, Procter & Gamble, Grupo Fleury, Audi, IBM, AstraZeneca, McDonald’s, BR Distribuidora, TUI Brasil, Funcesp, GRSA Compass Group, Bureau Veritas, Iguatemi, Renault-Nissan, BIC, BASF, Bayer, TCESP, BR Distribuidora, Estadao, Merieux NutriSciences & the International Association Of Artificial Intelligence are just a few of the confirmed Global brands presenting on our agenda that will be discussing hot topics around AI & Automation, Enterprise Tech, Data/Analytics & Customer Engagement.

Check out the full speaker line up & agenda here AGENDA

The event has strict hygiene policies in place including temperature testing of all attendees upon the venue entry, reduced capacity, socially distanced speaker session seating plans with schoolroom set up, multiple sanitation points, face masks as mandatory & one-way traffic flows in place.

We have a small number of event passes available, click here to reserve your place REGISTER

One of our speakers is Ricardo Villagelin CIO at Environmental Services group, Bureau Veritas, he took some time to share his industry insights:

DEF – Being the CIO for Latin America, can you tell us what your main responsibilities are? Key responsibilities:

RV – Head of IT operations in 12 countries, leading the Digital transformation across business division and markets. Guarantee the business continuity and process improvement using agile.

DEF – How have the Bureau Veritas priorities changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

RV – At the first moment, BV has started a BCP which included the strategy to move all office workers to home (VPN, communication tools, etc), create new markets opportunities (Restart your business with BV, BV SafeGuard, Supply Chain, etc) and collaboration with our clients.

DEF – What have been the main challenges delivering your IT operations with your team having to work from home?

RV – The COVID-19 pandemic has speeded up the VPN Project (change the VPN solution). We have installed more than 4,000 VPN in two weeks. It is important to say, Office 365 solution (who was rollout in 2019) has created a new way to collaborate and communicate between our teams. Also, we have launched the “CyberSecurity Program” to engage all employees regarding CyberSecurity. For BV, CyberSecurity and Data Privacy are absolute.

DEF – What is your opinion on restarting the economy and how physical events can help?

RV – I was wondering that crisis will be worst. I believe we have not reached the peak of the crisis, but it will certainly be better than I expected. Physical events will be important for the resumption.

DEF – How do you think that the Brazilian enterprise ecosystem is prepared to recover & move forward from the recent situation?

RV – I believe that the scenario will be optimistic, but I do not see an upturn coming in the short term.

DEF – Brazil is ranked near the bottom of the Digital Competitiveness leagues tables, why, in your expert opinion, is Brazil behind & what can it do to become more competitive?

RV – I believe this is related to the Government’s incentive and its high rates. Innovation and digital transformation must be priorities in all companies that seek competitiveness.

DEF – How can Enterprise organizations overcome the IT assessment and certification?

RV – Create a digital-first culture, identify digital leaders, create an innovation pipeline and build a responsive culture.

DEF – As an IT leader driving innovative solutions to reduce risk, improve performance and promote sustainable performance, in your opinion, which technologies will now help companies to thrive in the “new normal” world?

RV – CyberSecurity, Communication tools, AI & cloud computing

DEF – You will be presenting in our LATAM Digital Enterprise Fest in São Paulo. What will the attending executives learn from your talk “Modern Workplace”?

RV – Digital transformation is driven by people and how we can improve collaboration as a team.

Thank you, Ricardo, for your expert industry insights, If you want to get involved as a delegate, speaker or sponsor at any of our forthcoming events in Brazil, Amsterdam, Barcelona or Birmingham (UK) send us an email or enquire via the web

Have a good week, stay safe & look after each other.

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