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  • Zyncro Blog 9:00 am on May 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro attends Telefónica’s Central America ICT Forum 

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

    TIC_Forum_CentroamericaFollowing the success of the two previous editions which brought together 2,000 attendees and more than 1,200 companies, this month welcomes the return of the Central America ICT Forum–  the leading business meeting about technology and innovation in the region.

    The forum, which is held in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, gathers regional innovation leaders to discuss the future of the business world and present the new trends, applications, products and services available in the industry.

    This year the meeting paid particular attention to innovations in the workplace and Social Enterprises. Telefónica presented Zyncro as one of the most innovative solutions at the event held in Panama on 13 May.

    APP ON, the Zyncro app for tablets used by Telefónica Latin America’s sales force in 14 countries, was introduced as an Enterprise Social Network success story for managing international sales teams.

    Attending events like these positions us as a pioneer in social technology solutions for organisations and gives us momentum to keep growing and pursuing innovation on a daily basis.


     
  • Zyncro Blog 9:00 am on February 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro commited to innovation at the Mobile World Congress 

    Estimated reading time + video: 3 minutes

    Yesterday ended with a new edition of the Mobile World Congress, the largest mobile technology exhibition gathering businesses and communication experts from all over the world. Zyncro and its native mobile applications for all operative systems has returned for the fourth consecutive year to share its passion for innovation with some of the most important software and hardware vendors on an international level.

    It has been 4 intensive days of networking and relationships, internationalization projects, new business alliances and knowledge sharing in an event that has gathered more than 85.000 attendees and 1.800 exhibitors. Would you like to see how we got on? Check out the video we made! 😉

     
  • Patricia Fernandez Carrelo 9:00 am on October 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    New Business Strategy Execution Models in a Changing World- Boston Summit involving Dídac Lee, Founder and President of Zyncro 

    Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

    The coming 30th and 31st of October, experts in organizational processes from the biggest firms will meet in Boston to reflect on the profound changes that companies are experiencing in the XXI century at the summit “Executing Strategy in a changing world“, organized by the consulting firm PalladiumHarvard Business Review and The Economist The event will take place in Boston.  

    These changes are related to alterations with internal processes such as the transmission of corporate culture, co-creation as a form of innovation arrival, internal strategy execution or the development of human capital; processes that are acquiring more and more relevance in management plans of organizations.

    In this context, the summit will bring together public leaders, executives and members of various governments responsible for directing and executing strategies to drive change and innovation in their organizations.  Together, they will examine what the necessary changes are, what the factors are to promote those changes and share their vision about how to orient leadership in an effective manner and align their organizations for better decision-making.

    Dídac Lee, Founder and President of Zyncro, will be a part of the panel of experts debating “How do organizations execute their strategies and construct organizational alignment?” He will present his vision along with Bruce Harris, Vice President and Director of Risk and Strategy at VW Credit; Michael Novelli, Vice President Global Operations and Engineering Intergen; and Michael Wege, Vice President, Growth and Marketing Director at The Hersey Company.

    Dídac will discuss how Enterprise Social Networks are driving a new way companies function, and how they are becoming networking structures, of which each one of its members forms part of a whole. These members receive, contribute and construct the daily corporate project.  Hierarchical barriers soften, the boundaries between countries become thin, the workplace remains a binding aspect to the performance and strategy of the company that is built from the contributions of all members, including one’s own employees, partners, external partners, investors, customers, analysts … regardless of their contractual relationship with the core of the company.

    Patricia Fernández Carrelo (@pfcarrelo) is a true expert in treatment of digital content, communication and knowledge management generated within the company. She began her career as a researcher and lecturer at various European Universities in the field of digital processing of multilingual information. After working in the world of web location for large companies, she specialized in 2.0 communication flows, performing succesful tasks of a consultant and a trainer for various companies. Currently, Patricia is the International Marketing Director at Zyncro, coordinating the market positioning strategy, branding and distribution, as well as the methodological processes that result from the implementation and use of enterprise social networks.

     

     
  • Ana Asuero 9:00 am on October 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro joins Intel at the ‘In touch with the future’ event along with companies such as SAP, HP and Fujitsu 

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

    Zyncro continues to participate in the most relevant European business technology events providing its vision and experience on corporate collaboration tools. Zyncro is taking part in the event In touch with the future‘ in Stockholm, Paris, Madrid and Munich organized by Intel in various European cities and speaking about how technology is changing the world and the way in which companies work.

    What will be discussed?

    Under the event title, leading companies such as SAP, Fujitsu, HP and Lenovo that have been brought together to reflect upon how technology is changing the way we work and making us more productive.

    Working styles are mutating within this new environment; improved mobility, connectivity and productivity have all become essential factors. And Enterprise Social Networks have been said to be crucial for the needed transformation of organizational business processes.

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  • Zyncro Blog 9:00 am on June 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro participates in the IDC’s Social Business 2013 as an expert on Social Business and business social transformation 

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

    Zyncro will participate once again at one of the conferences organized by IDC, one of the leading global providers of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the ITC market, as expert on Social Business, organizations 2.0 and business social transformation.

    Having participated in IDC’s Cloud Leadership Forum de IDC in April, Thursday, June 20, Zyncro will participate in ‘Social Business 2013’ together with other companies specialized in social, mobile and cloud technologies.

    What will be discussed?

    With this event, IDC seeks to analyze the four pillars of technology: social business, the cloud, mobility, and big data. It will analyze some of the keys to this new technological paradigm that is transforming competitive environments and work thanks to a new universe of solutions that are more mobile, simpler and cheaper.

    Where and when?

    It will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 40 Café, Madrid (Gran Vía, 55) from 9:30am to 1:30pm.

    What is Zyncro’s participation?

    Zyncro, as leader in helping businesses to adopt and implement social technology, will participate as speaker, sharing its experience with its customers in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

    Patricia Fernández Carrelo (@pfcarrelo), VP Marketing at Zyncro, will give the keynote ‘The reality of Enterprise Social Networks today: Success stories’. She will talk about how to transform organizations into social businesses, applying new ways of communication thanks to enterprise social networks and transforming companies into organizations that are better communicated, more collaborative, connected and productive.

    In addition, the participation in this event of EatOut and Kónica Minolta –Zyncro customers who have already successfully implemented Enterprise Social Networks– will help illustrate to those attending real case studies in adopting new communication and collaboration processes in companies.

    If you want to discover the benefits of evolving to the 2.0 world for your company, why not come along and listen to the trends and challenges in the sector and the experiences of those who have already made the change successfully. Register!

     

     
  • Zyncro Blog 9:00 am on May 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro brings together 350 executives at ComunicaTE Madrid to discuss Enterprise Social Networks 

    Estimated reading time + video: 8 minutes

    On Monday, May 6, we gathered at Casa de América for ComunicaTE Madrid 2013, the sixth edition of our Master Class for Executives at which we discussed Enterprise Social Networks and integrated communications.

    During the day, with almost 350 attendees, 10 speakers, and thanks to the support of our 13 partners, we had a chance to reflect and analyze with top-class professionals and speakers the transformation processes in companies that already understand the benefits of being social organizations and that have successfully implemented social strategies to transform their business processes.

    After a brief introduction and welcome by Lluís Font, CEO at Zyncro, and Patricia Fernández, VP Marketing at Zyncro, we started the master class where we discussed the benefits of social business collaboration, the ROI of social business tools, the latest trends in management 2.0, and looked at real case studies of social companies.

    ‘Strategic vision of social software and integrated communication in Telefónica’ with Carlos Rabazo, Telefónica Key Accounts

    Carlos spoke about a change in the communication model in people, where social networks have become the channel preferred by a large part of the population, and how these new communication channels can also be applied to communications within companies. According to Rabazo, it has been shown that social networks are a favorable environment for working and sharing, and now the challenge has been set to export the use of these communication systems to the business environment.

    ‘Integrating Systems in Companies from a Social Perspective’ with Francisco Gracia, Manager at everis

    Francisco gave us some interesting information. 93% of internet users use social networks; 65% of users have contacted a company through social networks, and 25% have interacted with companies through this channel. This data shows that social technologies form part of our daily lives and companies must recognize this fact. This means they need to align these tools with the company’s strategy and there must be greater collaboration between IT and business.

    ‘Reinventing the Company in Consumerization. Mobile Technologies in Enterprise Social Networks’ with Juan Polo, EMEA Enterprise Client Marketing Manager at Intel

    Juan spoke about the growing importance of mobility and its major penetration in almost all sectors. This mobility provides benefits and differentiation for companies in terms of information accessibility, the incorporation of new applications, speed in decision-making, and the optimization of resources. Employees require more mobile devices and this, together with the Bring Your Own Device trends, require organizations to opt for mobile apps. Juan explained how Intel does it with its own architecture and Windows 8, responding to business requirements.

    Success stories with Zyncro

    During the rest of the afternoon, several success stories were presented of companies that have integrated their technology with Zyncro with excellent results. Joaquim Segura, CEO at Captio, presented their tool to attendees as an option to improve productivity with a mobile, social and cloud-based app.

    Antonio Ramírez, Product Marketing & Business Development Manager at Konica Minolta, gave the key ideas to social document management in the cloud thanks to its integration with Enterprise Social Networks.

    Sonia Ruiz Moreno, CEO at PrideCom, advanced some of the main ideas of the ‘Zyncro method’, a method designed to guide companies that want to implement an Enterprise Social Network in their organization and whose first output was the whitepaper ‘How to Convince Your Boss’.

    Finally, three projects developed with Zyncro were presented. Rosa María Martínez, M2M Business Development Manager at Telefónica, explained the development and operation of the APP ON project for Telefónica Latin America, now also available for Windows 8; Arantxa Martínez, Director of Organization and Systems at The EatOut Group, traced their journey from the idea to the roll out of the Enterprise Social Network for their employees; and Eva Collado, HR Development Manager at Venca, closed the session by talking about the benefits achieved with the implementation of an internal network in their organization.

     
  • Franziska Nagel 9:00 am on May 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: events, , Intranet Reloaded Berlin,   

    Zyncro Germany: IntraNET Reloaded 2013 

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

    Broadcasting to Collaboration” was the motto of the conference IntraNET Reloaded 2013 in Berlin on April 26 and 27.

    Participants talked about strategic approaches and challenges regarding intranet 2.0 management, as well as social business solutions – and, of course, Zyncro couldn’t miss this event.

    Various case studies and small, focused discussion groups analyzed current topics, new approaches and future trends. The hot keywords included intranet findability, digital workplace, intranet usability, user acceptance rate, intranet governance, teamwork and employee engagement, mobile applications, use of social software, and knowledge management.

    The participants included Max Lund from Corporate Communications (CCO) at the Hamburg Süd Group who spoke about how to simultaneously globalize and localize an organization’s intranet in order to respond to both global and local needs. Thomas Olsen, Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank AG, discussed cooperation and how to cultivate it in different scenarios ranging from isolated work groups to company-wide digital platforms. Lluís Font, CEO at Zyncro Tech S.L., described 10 current trends in enterprise social networks 2.0, focusing on adaptation strategies and motivating the different types of personalities usually present in every company to use their organization’s intranet 2.0.

    At the more intimate World Café Sessions, participants gathered in 8 small groups for 30 minutes each before moving on to the next group. They discussed solutions for the different challenges organizations that frequently face when implementing business social software. Discussion topics included “Painless migration of corporate networks”, moderated by Chris Corbett, Communications Specialist at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, Management and evolution of a socially connected company: kick off, road map, and fields of application, moderated by Philipp Rosenthal, Head of Principal Consulting & Research at Infocentric Research AG, and “Analyzing the level of integration of social business tools within a company: Total vs. selective work processes”, discussed by Kelli Carlson-Jagersma, Vice President of Enterprise Internal Collaboration at Wells Fargo Inc. and Darius Miranda, Vice President of Social Business Strategy at Wells Fargo Inc.

    At their booth, Zyncro were able to present themselves as a successful IntraNET Reloaded business partner. They spoke to a large number of participants, exchanged experiences, asked and answered questions, and discussed Zyncro’s vision, as well as the opportunities and possibilities of social networks and social business 2.0. There was a rich and vivid exchange of ideas such as:

    “A change in the way we communicate results changes the way we work together”, Dennis Agusi, Global Internal Communications Officer, Philips Inc.

    Or

    “Intranet 2.0 and social business are not just about technology, but first and foremost about their users”, Christian Schmidt, Country Manager DACH, Zyncro.

    The event spawned inspiration and new ideas regarding the evolution of the digital workplace and made many participants realize that, often, it is better to focus on the journey rather than the destination: A change in corporate culture from unilateral, mostly top-down communication to a multilateral exchange of information via social networks in order to solve problems, provide faster customer service and thus increase productivity. Enterprise social networks are not just one more tool among many others, but can integrate different existing corporate solutions thus creating a social sphere and adding value.

    IntraNET Reloaded brought an international audience interested in intranets and communication 2.0 to Berlin and provided them with a platform to share knowledge and discuss the most important industry trends. A perfect example for connectivity and cooperation in the field of social business 2.0.

     
  • Patricia Fernandez Carrelo 9:00 am on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    ComunícaTE Madrid: Everything you need to know about Enterprise Social Networks and Integrated Communication with Zyncro, Telefónica and Intel 

    Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

    Zyncro, in collaboration with Telefónica and Intel, organizes in Madrid the 6th edition of the master class for executives ComunícaTE on Monday, May 6. The event will be held at Casa de América from 3.30 pm onwards.

    If you are interested in attending, you can now register. You can invite your professional contacts, but remember to do it soon. There’s a limited number of places!

    What is ComunícaTE?

    This master class organized by Zyncro has already become a key event in the business world. This edition will focus on the concept of Enterprise Social Networks, a new technology and management reality that is taking place in the most innovative companies nowadays.

    Many companies accompanied by Zyncro and Telefónica are already “social organizations” in which knowledge and information are shared efficiently, employees work in collaboration for the benefit of the project, the voices of customers, providers, partners, etc. are heard in decision-making, collective knowledge is encouraged, leaders are managers 2.0 who are not afraid to listen to new opinions or ideas, and systems are unified, enhancing collaboration and people as the new business focus.

    The master class event will round off with a Spanish wine reception, together with a showroom with Windows 8 tablets, provided by Intel, in which you can try social and productivity tools for businesses, such as the App ON from Telefónica, SAP or the Office suite, and multifunction equipment from Konica Minolta, which will enable us to see the integration between documents and Enterprise Social Networks.

    What will be discussed?

    We will talk about business transformation processes towards the cloud, mobility and integration. Zyncro and Telefónica are leading the way and driving projects for transforming organizations from IT models to BT (business technology) models in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Intel is a leading technology partner for adapting platforms in the areas of cloud computing and business mobility.

    From this international experience, we will analyze the models for adapting social strategy to business processes, integration with the main business information systems – ERPs, CRMs, BI systems, advanced document management, and other business technology – and the close relationship between social software and two key technologies: the cloud and mobile technologies.

    Where and when?

    The sixth edition of ComunícaTE will be held in the auditorium of Casa de América (Plaza de la Cibeles, 2) on Monday, May 6, at 3.30 pm.

    Who is it aimed at?

    Top executives in companies from any sector and managers of IT, Communication, HR or Marketing departments with the capacity to improve information and innovation systems related to communication flows in their company.
    Our goal is to bring together top-level professionals with whom to share key aspects that will help any executive to understand the new social scenarios that being experienced in organizations across the world and we will discuss the benefits of social business collaboration, the ROI of enterprise social tools, the latest trends in management 2.0, and real case studies of social companies.

    Program

    • 3.30-4.00 pm – Registration and welcome coffee
    • 4.00-4:15 pm – Introduction and welcome, by Lluís Font, CEO, Zyncro
    • 4.15-4.30 pm – Strategic vision of social software and integrated communication in Telefónica, by Carlos Rabazo, Telefónica Key Accounts
    • 4.30-4.45 pm – Integrating systems in companies from a social perspective (tbd)
    • 4.45-5.00 pm – Reinventing the company in consumerization. Mobile technologies in enterprise social networks, by Intel
    • 5.00-5.15 pm – Mobile, social and cloud productivity tools. The success story of Captio
    • 5.15-5.30 pm – From paper to the cloud, document management is now social, by Antonio Ramírez, Product Marketing & Business Development Manager, Konica Minolta
    • 5.30-5.45 pm – Enterprise Social Network implementation methodology: the Zyncro Method, by Sonia Ruiz, CEO, PrideCom
    • 5.45-6.00 pm – Success story: Telefónica Latin America and Project ON
    • 6.00-6.15 pm – Success story: EatOut, by Arantxa Martínez, Organization and Systems Director, The EatOut Group
    • 6.15-6.30 pm – Success story: Venca, by Eva Collado Durán, HR Development Manager, Venca
    • 6.30 pm – Spanish wine reception and showroom with Windows 8 tablets, sponsored by Intel

    With the collaboration of Extended, FHIOS & ZinkApp.

    Are you ready for the next generation Company? We’ll see you at #ComunicaTE.

    Register now!

     
  • Joe Zyncro 9:00 am on April 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro to speak at the IDC Cloud Leadership Forum about strategies for dynamic companies 

    Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

    IDC, one of the premier providers of global market intelligence, advisory services and event organization for the ICT market, organizes next week the Cloud Leadership Forum, which will bring together leading sector companies and professionals to analyze and debate strategies for dynamic companies.

    Zyncro will participate at this event together with other front-line companies in the sector such as HP, Arsys, Intel or Microsoft, providing its expert knowledge on social, mobile and cloud technologies.

    What will be discussed?

    Against the current backdrop for organizations, information technologies (ICT) play a fundamental role in business decision-making. The ICT industry is undergoing transformation marked by a change in technology platform, and the cloud is one of the essential keystones, together with big data, mobility, and social business.

    The fast adoption of the cloud, and everything that it implies, forces IT departments to think strategically in their ascent. IDC Cloud Leadership 2013 will provide a new vision on adopting the Cloud in Spain, offering extensive knowledge with the new challenges that this technology involves. Some of the questions that will be answered include:

    • Security & Cloud
    • Public Cloud & Private Cloud & Hybrid Cloud
    • Mobility & Cloud
    • Bring the Cloud to Big Data
    • Legal risks and threats

    Where and when?

    The Cloud Leadership Forum will be held on Abril 23 at Hotel Palace in Madrid and April 25 at NH Constanza in Barcelona.

    What is Zyncro’s participation?

    Zyncro, as leading company in technology adoption processes in companies, will participate as a keynote speaker at both editions. Ana Fernández (@anafernandez78), CEO Zyncro Spain, will be at the edition in Madrid and Patricia Fernández Carrelo (@pfcarrelo), Chief Marketing Officer, at the one in Barcelona. Both will speak in the Entrepreneur Slot.

    The unstoppable progress of new information technologies has meant innovative initiatives and experiences have appeared that represent a change in paradigm or a drive to greater productivity and value in companies. In this session, Patricia and Ana will recount innovative initiatives and experiences that have been recognized by important entities, such as the case of Zyncro, recognized as the Best European Start-up in 2012 and considered one of the best Enterprise Social Network projects.

    If you would like to attend, you can register through the IDC’s website, both for Madrid and Barcelona. We’ll see you there!

     

     
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