Experts, public institutions and companies have no doubt that Covid-19 has accelerated digitization. To what extent did the pandemic actually drive technological disruption? Find out the answers from João Paulo Cabecinha, Glintt’s Board Member.
The way we managed to overcome the challenges that were imposed on us by the pandemic, demonstrated that technological innovation already existed to digitally transform businesses and the most different activities in our society.
In fact, what we saw was the widespread use of existing technology and a radical change in attitude towards the need to transform business models and ways of operating services and institutions.
As always, although we often forget, the driver of change was not the enchantment with technology, but rather an absolute need to change behaviors and processes conditioned (in this case required) by an external factor – SARS-CoV-2.
And this reminds us of the factors that underlie any change: a triger that forces us to question the way we function, whether it is a threat or an opportunity; access to technology, in the broad sense, as means and tools that support this change in behavior and or the setting up of new processes; and thirdly, the ability and knowledge to use these new tools and adopt the new process. What was observed with the pandemic was a brutal acceleration motivated by a need for survival that overrode everything.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect was the ability that each person, as a professional, consumer or user, revealed in learning and overcoming fears and fears that in other circumstances would have been obstacles in the adoption of technology. This apprenticeship was, in the first place, self-training, in many cases little supported and had the merit of being unblocking, which should not dispense with a continuous and structured investment that must now be a priority.
Having overcome the worst phase, the shock, we now have a unique opportunity to rethink how we can improve our life in society with technology as an ally. In recent months, what we have tried for years, often without success, has been achieved due to stereotyped views on the consequences of using technologies in a more widespread way.
There has been a cultural change, which is the most difficult to operate, it is up to us – who work in the technology sector – to know how to take advantage of the possibilities that are open and to accelerate the implementation of innovation and technology in everyone. activity sectors.
Glintt has the privilege of being a protagonist in this paradigm shift, in the two areas where it focuses its activity. Developing software and services for the Health sector and consolidating its technological capacity to leverage the digital transformation of large organizations. It is in this context that the Nexllence brand emerges, which aims to transmit Glintt’s strong commitment as a hub of skills and experience with a strong growth ambition, capable of attracting talent in areas of strong innovation, and transforming that talent into value for its customers.