“How to foster a culture focused on innovation?” is a trending topic in which the private sector and the government are looking for new ways to address their challenges. With the goal of promoting innovation from within, on Thursday, EVERTEC began the celebration of its EVTC Tech Summit called “Fostering New Ideas.”
Hundreds of employees and college students had the chance to learn about the latest technology trends from EVERTEC experts, technology companies and other leaders in the Puerto Rican technology community, such as Fortinet, CA Technologies, Mainline, IBM, Sprita, VMWare, TCS, SIDIF and Piloto 151, among others.
EVERTEC President Morgan “Mac” Schuessler, said the event is being held in collaboration with other technology leaders, with the goal of promoting innovation and “fostering new ideas”, as a way of improving efficiency, productivity, quality and competitiveness.
“At EVERTEC we see innovation as a vehicle to add value to our clients, through solutions that are different and that respond to their current and future needs,” Schuessler said.
Research indicates that innovative employees can help to increase productivity by developing and executing operational processes in creative ways. This also helps companies increase their competitive advantages and provides a clearer brand differentiation, EVERTEC said.
The summit agenda included information security, virtualization, “Internet of Things,” Innovation and “intra-preneurship” seminars, among others. Also, EVERTEC had the chance to present a couple of business solutions developed by a group of employees who participated in their first EVTC Hackathon, held earlier this year.
EVERTEC’s executive team is evaluating the solutions developed at the EVTC Hackathon to determine their commercial viability, Schuessler said.
“We believe that companies which promote an innovative environment will see benefits, such as more motivated employees, added creativity, greater autonomy, better team integration, as well as fostering of strategic recommendations at all levels of the organization. We are already beginning to enjoy the benefits of this focus,” he added.