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  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on February 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    2nd Edition of “Y se hizo la Luz…”, a business event for businesses 

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    What is “ Y se hizo la luz…”?

    Following the success of the first edition of this after-work business event for businesses, during which we had the chance to share an evening with Alejandro Formanchuk, we are proud to present a second edition. This time we are delighted to have Sonia Ruiz, expert in Internal Communication who has been working in the world of communication in major multinationals for more than 12 years. As part of her most recent experience as head of Corporate Communication at Cetelem, she was key in driving the implementation of #mycetelem, the bank’s Enterprise Social Network, which connects more than 1000 employees. In line with her career, Sonia is also member of the Internal Communication board of DIRCOM, the association of communication executives, and teaches in business schools.

    Sonia is a major ambassador of the Social Enterprise concept among communication and HR executives and has founded her own company: PrideCom, the first internal communication agency for organizations 2.0, which has been set up to accompany Spanish companies on their cultural transformation and help them to enhance employee engagement.

    Sonia will talk to us about innovative approaches to business transformation processes from the viewpoint of a change in organizational culture through internal communication 2.0.

    Where and when?

    This after-work event will take place on Tuesday, February 19 at Shifen’s Dluz, and will last about two hours, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

    How do I sign up?

    You can sign up on Eventbrite. We advise you to register ASAP, as although the event is free, there are limited places.

     

    Are you coming? We look forward to seeing you on February 19 with @soniaruizmoreno to talk about internal communication 2.0. Sign up! 😀

     

     
  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on January 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    New Webinar: How can I manage my receipts and expenses on an Enterprise Social Network? 

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

    Zyncro, your Enterprise Social Network, and Captio, the smartphone application that captures your receipts and processes them so that they can be managed and analyzed, and expenses reports created, partner up to offer a complete productivity solution within Social Business.

    Find out all about this partnership and the benefits that this integration could provide for your company at the Spanish webinar we’ve prepared for you!

    What’s it all about?

    Zyncro’s mission is to socialize the management of all corporate information, and with the integration with Captio includes the socialization of approval, management and storage processes for expenses, enabled by the Captio smartphone application. The technology provided by Captio for the automatic recognition of data extracted from digitalizing expenses can be made the most of and can be incorporated in Zyncro social work flows.

    We’ve prepared a webinar to explain the details of this partnership agreement, necessary for the current international business reality, which is increasingly embracing innovative projects that provide real, quality solutions to improve organizational processes.

    When is it happening?

    The Spanish webinar will be held on two days, you can choose which best suits you, and lasts approximately 30 minutes:

    • Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 17:30h CET
    • Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 17:30h CET

    Who is giving it?

    The seminar will be given by Patricia Fernández Carrelo, head of Marketing at Zyncro, and Joaquim Segura Cañada, CEO of Captio.

    Who is it aimed at?

    This webinar is aimed at all those businesses that are interested and want to promote productivity in their organizations through a complete solution for Social Business.

    How?

    To participate in our Spanish webinar, you just need to register using this form.

    To find out more about the benefits that this integration could provide your company and to join the social revolution of enterprise 2.0, click on the following link: I want to attend the webinar!


     
  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on January 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Alejandro Formanchuk: “Enterprise Social Networks are synonymous to multiplication within organizations” 

    Estimated reading time + video: 4 minutes

    One of the experts on Internal Communication 2.0 processes in South America is Alejandro Formanchuk. Someone who awakens the collaborative and innovative spirit wherever he goes and who firmly believes in the improvement of organizations through the evolution of their corporate culture towards a social corporate culture.

    Alejandro shared his opinion of Enterprise Social Networks with us, and today we would like to show you this video of the interview:

    Zyncro would like to thank Alejandro for sharing his opinion.

    Does what Formanchuk talk about in the interview sound familiar? Would you like to start an innovative evolution process for your company? Try out Zyncro for free!

     

     
  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on December 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    2012, a year of awards for Zyncro 

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

    Hard work and effort from the whole team has meant that 2012 has been a fantastic year for Zyncro, full of recognitions and awards, in addition to its international growth which includes several countries, the most recent being China, and a ten-fold increase in our multinational workforce. For this reason, we wanted to post a brief summary of the most important awards we have received in one of the last articles for 2012.

    First of all however, thanks to everyone who, one way or another, has played a part in winning these awards for Zyncro in 2012! Zyncro is made up of an incredible team of people and a fantastic range of collaborators.

    Best Workplaces

    Just a couple of weeks ago, Zyncro was chosen as one of the best companies to work for, in the Great Place to Work awards. This recognition is of the Zyncro team, which promotes values such as motivation and involvement in the project, always with a spark of fun.

     

    European Business Awards

    At the beginning of November, the jury of the European Business Awards, international awards that recognize excellence, innovation and best practices in the European business sector, announced that Zyncro had been selected as one of the 14 winning companies for Spain in the innovation category of the 2012/13 edition. We are lucky to share the winner’s lineup with companies such as everis, Bankinter, Iberdrola and Sage Spain, among others.

    As we have already mentioned, this year for the first time, participants in the European awards had to present a candidate video. We’d like to take the opportunity to once again thank everyone who voted for us.

    Would you like to see the video again? 😉

    Eurocloud Awards

    Zyncro consolidates itself as one of the best startups of the year at international level, having last October received the award for best European startup from EuroCloud. We are particularly proud of this award because we have been chosen from among the best European leaders in cloud solutions for 2012.

    At the beginning of this month, we also collected the award for best startup of the year according to EuroCloud Spain, thanks to Eurocloud for this dual recognition.

     

    Bully Awards

    For the second year running, Zyncro has been given the Young Bully award, which recognizes companies that seek or have received “Series A” funding (startup companies).

    Once again we would like to thank the organization and jury of the Bully Awards for continuing to believe in us.

    Awards for Business Excellence from COETTC

    Zyncro also collected this incredible recognition for its daily innovation in technology development, designed to improve business management. COETTC (Colegio de Ingenieros Técnicos y Peritos de Telecomunicaciones de Cataluña) awarded us with the ex aequo award for Technology Innovation as a result of the crucial role that innovation has taken in making business activities of today more dynamic, and in which Zyncro plays a part.

     

     

    La Caixa EmprendedorXXI Awards

    The La Caixa and ENISA Emprendedor XXI Award supports entrepreneurial spirit and is widely recognised at a national level as well as being an important award in both economic terms and in the monitoring and support of the winner.

    On this occasion, Zyncro was selected as finalist in the crecesXXI category, which recognizes companies over 2 years old, with the most significant results, an ambitious growth plan, and a highly driven team capable of applying and carrying out that plan; requirements that Zyncro fulfills, given its ongoing goal to grow and expand its market.

    Would you like to know more about us? Would you like an award-winning solution to improve your company’s way of working? Don’t wait until next year: Try Zyncro for free! 😉

     

     
  • Eirene Ramos 9:17 am on December 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Vote for us as Best International Startup in the 2012 Crunchies! 

    Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

    2012 is proving to be an excellent year with regard to recognitions for Zyncro. Awards such as Best European Startup at an international level, received from Eurocloud, encourage us to continue giving our all to the socializing of companies in order to improve organizational performance and, more importantly, make the people working for them much happier. Let’s go for the next award!!

    We are now up for another award which is particularly important because each one of you is on the jury, and anyone interested can nominate Zyncro as Best International Startup at the 2012 Crunchies.

    How to vote

    To make the task easier for you, here’s the link, so that with just one click you can vote: http://bit.ly/ZyncroCrunchies :)

    What are the Crunchies?

    The Crunchies, now in their sixth edition, recognize the most important startups and technological innovations of the year. They are organized by GigaOm, VentureBeat and TechCrunch, and have a prestigious panel of judges: you! You can vote for Zyncro as the Best International Startup 2012, until Thursday, December 6. Once the voting has closed the Crunchies Committee will select the five best companies nominated in each prize category according to the quantity, quality and extent of the proposals received. Could you help us be among the five? 😉

    When will we know if we’re one of the lucky ones?

    The award ceremony will be held on January 31, 2013 in the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, a venue where some of the best musicals in history have been performed; the ideal place to hold the ceremony for the most important technology awards of 2012.

    Join Zyncro to celebrate the best of technology for 2012 and vote for us so that we can share this new award with all of you.

     

     
  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on November 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The API Hour: the potential of the Zyncro API 

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

    APIs (application programming interfaces) are a revolution in the field of information technologies. Not all businesses enable the development of an API, however, there are APIs that have led to the development of a business model. With this in mind, The API Hour will bring together professionals who work with APIs to explore potential with regard to use, the opportunities of collaboration with other firms and the creation of new features.

    At this event, our CEO Lluis Font, who has been invited to speak, will talk about the Zyncro API, its integration in mobile environments, the interaction ability with other business solutions and the applications already developed – the ZyncroApps.

    What is the API Hour?

    The API Hour was created with the objective of becoming the specific forum for professionals in this sector to disseminate the characteristics, uses and future of APIs, in fact it’s the first API forum in Spanish. The aim is to share experiences that are being developed in Spain and abroad from different perspectives.

    When and where?

    The API Hour will be held on December 4 from 5pm to 8pm in the BBVA Innovation Center in Madrid.

    Who is it aimed at?

    It is for Spanish-speaking professionals in the information technologies sector (programmers, entrepreneurs, developers, technology project managers and founders of startups), but it also aims to attract those involved in the generation of commercial and business opportunities within their companies.

    What will be discussed?

    APIs are revolutionizing the new technologies sector. Many of the new products that technology companies are launching are to do with the search of collaboration with developers from other companies for integration with their products. To talk about matters relating to APIs, innovation teams from large companies as well as representatives of small internet-related companies and some public institutions have been invited to the event.

    Agenda
    • 5.00pm – 5.15pm Introduction of the second edition
    • 5.15pm – 5.30pm The ‘social innovation’ in Telefonica Digital: sustainable businesses for a new society
    • 5.30pm – 5.45pm The Minube.com API
    • 5.45pm – 6.10pm APIs as an ecosystem, of 11870
    • 6.10pm – 6.40pm The potential of APIs in startups. Practical examples by Zyncro and Nvivo.es
    • 6.40pm – 7.30pm Drinks, eats and networking

    Would you like to know how an API works? Come to The API Hour, registration is free. See you there! 😀

     

     
  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on November 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Xavier Verdaguer: Enterprise Social Networks are useful, effective and fun (interview) 

    Estimated reading time + video: 3 minutes

    As part of our series of interviews with executives and business people, today we bring you the interview with Xavier Verdaguer, a serial entrepreneur who has founded several technology innovation companies, including the Imagine Creativity Center that generates innovative ideas, with projects in Barcelona and Silicon Valley.

    Xavier talks to us about the importance of every collaborator in the company being able to work sharing information, knowledge and socializing with other members of the organization. Here you have the full interview:

    Thank you for sharing your ideas with us Xavier! What about your organization? Have you begun innovation processes such as the implementation of an Enterprise Social Network? Try it out, and let us know what you think! 😉

     

     
  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on November 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    ComunicaME Madrid (live) 

    Estimated reading time + video: it’s up to you 😉

    Updated Monday, November 19:

    If you weren’t able to attend the event or would like to see one of the presentations again, you can now watch the video in Spanish of the event on YouTube:

    If you weren’t able to attend ComunícaME this time, you can watch it here and follow it on Twitter with the hashtag #ComunícaME. Don’t miss a thing of the master class for Spanish-speaking executives and watch the videos as many times as you want. Everything you need to know about Enterprise Social Networks in just 90 minutes!

     

     
  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on November 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    And there was light… with Alejandro Formanchuk “Culture 2.0: we are all experts in something” 

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

    On Tuesday, November 6, we held the first Zyncro “Y se hizo la luz…”, a business after-work event for companies covering innovative approaches in business transformation processes.

    On this first occasion, we had a stellar guest, Alejandro Formanchuk, an expert par excellence in Internal Communication 2.0 processes and leader in the field in Latin America.

    As a good 2.0 expert, Alejandro managed to bring us closer to the reality of companies with a practical, non-dogmatic perspective, opening our eyes to many aspects:

     

    We need to lose the fear of internal communication 2.0

    To consolidate 2.0 values in a company, the first step is to lose our fear. In this sense, Alejandro gave us a striking example: if the British Crown and the Vatican, the conservative institutions that they are, are not afraid of the 2.0 world and use social channels to communicate, any company, no matter how conservative it is, should “launch itself” into the 2.0 world, although not without undergoing a cultural transformation.

    A question of cultural transformation

    Alejandro also suggested that losing our fear is not enough, that there must be an entire process of change in the organizational culture. Having 2.0 tools doesn’t make us an enterprise 2.0. Technology is the means, but as Alejandro pointed out, “when we only have the technology and not the culture, we are destined to fail, social dialog cannot exist in the company and any attempt towards social evolution will fall short.”

    Achieving business culture evolution by capitalizing on collective talent and dialog

    Once the processes of cultural change have started, we need to generate collective knowledge environments. “We are all experts in something and we can all contribute new knowledge, fresh ideas, a new breath of fresh air to our company.” Opening a 2.0 space minimizes the control over employees, but there is no need to fear empowering employees, quite the opposite. Criticism must be accepted as it helps us to improve, innovate and hence grow. More importantly, people are taken into account and feel part of the organization, meaning they will work in an optimized environment.

    Corporate culture, a transforming process

    Business transformation is a reality. For that reason, we no longer talk about employees but contributors; the Human Resources department is the ‘People’ department; information is transformed into dialog; the director is a ‘facilitator’; the hierarchy falls in the favor of talent, the office is not our only place of work, there is flexibility to work from anywhere with platforms like Enterprise Social Networks.

    To summarize, as Alejandro himself says, “Culture is communication in movement. And Communication 2.0 moves along several paths: access and availability, equality, usability, participation and interaction, collective construction and collaboration, active listening and respect, interaction, minimized control and ego…” Yes, it sounds difficult. According to Alejandro, it is quite a challenge, but it is the natural evolution to adapt to new times and to capitalize on new tools for optimizing productivity and work.

    To finish, we would like to thank Alejandro Formanchuck for his collaboration with Zyncro at the first edition of “Y se hizo la luz…” It has been a pleasure to hear your contributions on Culture 2.0 and internal communication. We encourage you to follow Alejandro on Twitter and check out his web, where you can download free the ebook in which he talks about all the concepts he presented.

    For those of you who couldn’t make it, don’t worry! Soon we’ll upload a video of the event and present a new edition of “Y se hizo la luz….” Stay tuned 😉

     

     
  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on November 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro participates in the ESADE event on Enterprise Social Networks 

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

    Following on from the impact of social media in our daily lives, businesses woke up to the benefits and started to capitalise on social networks like Facebook or Twitter for online communication. However the phenomenon has transcended those frontiers and is gradually being incorporated within organizations. Internal tools, Enterprise Social Networks like Zyncro are being introduced in order to boost collaboration among employees, better manage talent and the creation of collective ideas, and enhance the feeling of belonging in companies, etc. According to data from Forrester, the global software business for creating and managing Enterprise Social Networks will grow by 61% per annum to represent 6,400 million dollars in 2016. The McKinsey Global Institute recently estimated that the annual value that social technologies could unlock at a trillion dollars and said they could improve productivity by 25%.

    With this data under their arm, the ESADE Alumni BIT Club is staging an event on Enterprise Social Networks, at which our CEO Lluís Font will be one of the speakers. The session will discuss the real-life success of the use of social software and the countless benefits they bring to companies, as well as the latest innovations in social technology.

    Where and when?

    The event will take place on November 14 at 7.30 pm at ESADEFORUM.

    Who is it aimed at?

    Professionals from any sector who are interested in discovering the trends, options and success stories in Enterprise Social Networks, as well as sharing their opinions, resolving their queries with the top professionals in the sector and discovering the main players in this business. Follow and tweet about the event with the #ESADEbit hashtag.

    Schedule

    Welcome and introduction:
    Ginés Alarcón, Chairman of the ESADE Alumni BIT Club

    Speakers:
    Ricardo Míguez del Olmo, Director of Social Business & Soluciones Colaborativas at IBM Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel
    Juan Liedo, Head of Social Business at Ibermática
    Guy Reid, Country Manager of Yammer
    Lluís Font, CEO of Zyncro

    Moderator:
    Francesc Muñoz,ESADE Alumni BIT Club member

    Closing speech:
    Ginés Alarcón, Chairman of the ESADE Alumni BIT Club

    Join Zyncro at this event where we will talk about the importance of introducing an Enterprise Social Network in your business Sign up!

     

     
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