Almost every business company is in the midst of some sort of digital transformation. It is either digitalizing their current processes to improve productivity or develop new digital value propositions to drive revenue streams. But how? Where to start? What are the typical pitfalls to avoid?
About meI was born and raised in a small but ambitious and fast growing country Lithuania. However, due to my eagerness to explore, challenge myself and learn new things, I always felt that the place was too small for me.
So after my international studying experience in South Korea and The Netherlands, I started to work at Philips in Amsterdam. I worked for a global transformation programme where I got my strong passion for process excellence.
Later I moved to shipping giant Maersk, where I was quickly promoted to form a new transformation department and take on a leadership role. This whole transition to a new industry and early leadership experience was tremendous for my personal development. But in the midst of my promising career, I decided to do something crazy! I quit my job to pursue volunteering with women in rural Uganda.
My career break year allowed me to take a step back and think about my purpose. This is when I decided to come back to the business world which was always so exciting for me, especially as I grew up with entrepreneurial parents. Currently I am working at Schuberg Philis, which is a Dutch technology company known for its self-steering customer teams and continuous highest customer satisfaction ranking (Giarte).
On top of my daily work I am still engaged with Integrated Villages NGO in Uganda and write my personal blog on issues which are typically faced by young professionals.
Other people often describe me as someone who is not afraid to get her “hands dirty” and deliver results.
My personal blog: https://nainyte.com
Do you still remember the university days when you needed to write your bachelor or master thesis?
This required sooo much reading! And unfortunately not all academic articles were extremely engaging.
Well, it seems like there is some really good news for students and business professionals who need to analyze huge amounts of text.
Recent developments in natural language processing (NLP) models which is a part of AI (artificial intelligence), can already analyze long texts and summarize into key takeaways.
This means that many tasks which required humans to read texts manually can be already replaced by machines. Interesting!
What do you think? Can machines really replace human intelligence in reading texts and synthesising?
How about going from forecasting to nowcasting?
We all here have probably heard of forecasting. It started in the early days with weather forecasting and then jumped to the business world - sales, demand, capital or financial forecasting.
We forecast many things, but in the end it's still a tricky business which is often inaccurate and misleading to business operations which rely their planning on the forecasts.
Recently I was thinking about this forecasting 'flaw' and wondering if there are some alternative ways.
Luckilly, I didn't have to search far, because at Schuberg Philis we already do this for our clients.
This is when I learnt about a new term to me - NOWCASTING. Instead of forecasting the future, which is often tricky, you rather focus on understanding what is happening right now based on real time data in operations.
Where does your business stand? And how could your business benefit from nowfasting?
Pre-seed and seed fundraising strategy (startups)
Fundraising? Applying to accelerators or raising a pre-seed or seed round?
I’ve been there and done that.
Donatas SmailysCo-founder at Billo
On becoming better software developer
As a self taught and empathetic software developer I know how tricky and painful is beginning and I can make it easier
Justinas PošiūnasTech Lead / Software Developer @ Digiklasė
How to become productive and change your habits almost immediately
Dovaine JuciuteCreative thinker | Entrepreneur
Fund-raising for start-ups
I help young companies develop a value proposition that will resonate with investors and can make their fund-raising search more likely to succeed. With a deep dive into a company's DNA and then building out a pitch presentation, companies gain the confidence needed to make an impact on investors.