Marcoantonio.Cavallo

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Marco Antonio Cavallo is a technology/digital transformation evangelist and expert when it comes to the strategic role of CIOs, technology strategy and trends, FinTech, InsureTech and technology applied to business in many different countries and cultures, providing cross-border strategic orientation for different industries and executives. Given his corporate experience of almost 20 years, he brings a variety of insights, trends and market perceptions about different technologies and their usages in the Digital Economy.

Marco is the Founder and Chief of Research of the CGN Research & Advisory Group and has a successful professional history in many well-known international companies, such as Gartner, SAP Ariba, Comarch Systems, Volkswagen Financial Services (LeasePlan) and Lexmark International. He is also the founder of the CIO Global Network Group that gathers 7.500+ CIOs and other IT senior executives around the world, advisory board member for the Innovation and Technology Committee at the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA), advisory board member for the Innovation and Technology Committee at Federación Latinoamericana de Bancos (FELABAN), author of many articles about digital transformation, technology trends and the role of the strategic CIO, among other IT-related topics and an active member of the IDG Influencer Network. Marco is an international keynote speaker for many different themes and conferences, such as Cl@b/Felaban 2017 (USA), Gartner CIO Summit (México), Mondato LATAM Summit (Argentina), APICON 2017 (Brazil) and Data Science Forum 2017 (Brazil).

Marco graduated in business administration by ESPM-SP University, MBA in Corporate Finance and Economics by FGV-SP University and has been through different specializations in many international renowned institutions such as Northwestern University/Kellogg School of Management (U.S.), McGill University (Canada), Florida International University (U.S.) and Erasmus University (the Netherlands).

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Marco Antonio Cavallo and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Marcoantonio.Cavallo

Why banks must have an omnichannel digital strategy
Advanced IT Strategies

Why banks must have an omnichannel digital strategy

Digital has become the pulse of banking customers’ interactions, and it continues to influence their behavior and needs, but with almost half of banking consumers using only digital channels for their transactions, expectations are outpacing experiences at most organizations. Are banks and financial institutions ready for the rise of the digital-only consumers?
June 21, 2017
Strategic guidelines for CIOs to lead the digital age
Advanced IT Strategies

Strategic guidelines for CIOs to lead the digital age

In this new era of industrial revolution, senior executives cannot afford to ignore the importance of digital innovation and its impact on the business environment, the management of organizations and the entire value chain. From IT and operations to how companies compete, they must manage where innovation comes from and how organizations engage with consumers.
June 5, 2017
Understanding the benefits and threats when building an IoT strategy
Advanced IT Strategies

Understanding the benefits and threats when building an IoT strategy

The Internet of Things (IoT) market continues to gain momentum, both growing in total connections and into new business and consumer application segments, but still CIOs and other IT leaders diverge on what are the real benefits of this technologies for the business and, mainly, what are the potential risks.
May 22, 2017
How the disruptive power of Blockchain could impact the digital economy
Advanced IT Strategies

How the disruptive power of Blockchain could impact the digital economy

Blockchain holds plenty of promise for security and interoperability, but IT leaders are still trying to better understand the technology and how to put it to use. This much-hyped technology has an incredible power to disrupt many industries, but exploring Blockchain is still more about understanding the potential benefits and issues of an underlying technology.
May 3, 2017
How RegTech closes the gap between technology and financial services
Advanced IT Strategies

How RegTech closes the gap between technology and financial services

Customers, entrepreneurs, banks and financial institutions in general have all felt the sudden impact of FinTech over the last few years. In fact, banks are expected to invest more than $20 billion on technologies in 2017, and the regulatory challenge is one to receive a piece of this investment. RegTech is one of the most recent technologies involved in the FinTech and financial services digital revolution.
April 18, 2017
Decoding banks digital customers’ expectations
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Decoding banks digital customers’ expectations

Digital has become the pulse of banking customers’ interactions, and it continues to strongly influence their behavior, expectations and needs. Yet, banks are still vulnerable as the new digital customers still find difficulties in solving issues regardless of the channel they use. How can banks enhance customer engagement and leverage this new digital opportunity?
April 11, 2017
The promise of AI as a social and business growth tool
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The promise of AI as a social and business growth tool

Everyday more companies are adopting or planning to adopt artificial intelligence as a growth tool in different industries. Counting on a wide range of applications, AI is set to be one the main business and social changing forces of the new digital age.
April 4, 2017
How digital transformation created the economy of complexity
Advanced IT Strategies

How digital transformation created the economy of complexity

Digital transformation will change the way consumers and suppliers relate and behave. The range of offerings will become more complex. More than ever, IT executives must be aligned with business and use today’s digital technologies wisely to help companies finesse the trade-offs between complexity’s costs and benefits.
March 29, 2017
Banking-as-a-Service and the survival of banks in the digital age
Advanced IT Strategies

Banking-as-a-Service and the survival of banks in the digital age

Banks have traditionally been considered pioneers of process automation, but they are currently in the background of today’s digitized, customer-driven financial services landscape. The disruption of traditional banking grows stronger worldwide, and banks must reinvent their services to meet today’s device-obsessed consumers expectations.
March 7, 2017
Advanced IT Strategies

The 2017 state of strategic digital banking

Banks are struggling to survive through the digital age. In order to compete with FinTechs, regulatory mandates and consumer requirements, banks must be able to plug-and-play into the digital business ecosystem to recover market share and reassure their value proposition. Financial institutions and banks need a new strategic mindset for their business in 2017 and beyond.
February 8, 2017
Advanced IT Strategies

2017 transformational technology trends no one is talking about

There is absolutely no doubt that many transformational technology trends that will shape the future of businesses and society as we know it will gain strength and speed in 2017 and will go beyond this year, but many extremely important game-changing technologies that will cause extreme disruption this year are not getting the proper attention.
January 11, 2017
Advanced IT Strategies

The FinTech effect and the disruption of financial services

The Fourth Industrial Revolution brought the convergence of the physical and cybernetic worlds, and the digital technologies that came along with it have created new paths of innovation that have disrupted the once known as the most traditional business model: the financial services industry. Will banks and financial institutions survive the arise of the FinTech era?
December 13, 2016
Advanced IT Strategies

A new Digital CIO must emerge from digital economy disruption

The imminent and inevitable disruption caused by digital transformation calls for a new breed of CIO’s, with a different mindset and new capabilities to become one of the most strategic references from every company affected by this new digital era. But there ‘s still a path to be walked.
November 17, 2016
Advanced IT Strategies

Why CIOs need to take the lead on digital transformation in 2017

Market leaders and digital experts still don't know on who should lead digital transformation. 2017 will be a big year for the emerging digital economy, and it is time for CIO's to combine their technical knowledge with a deep market analysis on the impact and economic mechanisms of the digital disruption and, once and for all, take the lead on digital transformation.
November 10, 2016