#GX26 – We interviewed Gustavo Carriquiry regarding “Dream Digital”: Cognitive Services, IOT, Cloud, Big Data, and integration

“One of the answers that the upcoming Meeting should reveal is how we could focus on digital transformation using GeneXus 15.”

Digital transformation is a holistic concept that involves software, hardware, and humanware. All these are going to be part of GX26, which will comprise 150 activities focused on the release of GeneXus 15. In this sense, GeneXus’ COO Gustavo Carriquiry thinks that “One of the answers that the upcoming Meeting should reveal is how we could focus on digital transformation using GeneXus 15.”

What transforming content will #GX26 include?

As usual, there will be plenty of interesting topics and presentations, but this year, the difference will be in the numerous novel concepts that the GeneXus team will be revealing with the release of GeneXus 15. It brings along a technology set on the integration of elements that represent a definitive transformation towards the digital world, such as Cloud, Big Data, IOT, and Cognitive Services.

Many of those elements are not new because they have been the topic of conversation for years.

Indeed. Considered individually, every one of these aspects on its own is not as significant as the combination of all, which will lead us to a revolution. GeneXus puts a meaning into the integration of each factor, because it enables the possibility of integration with the Internet Of Things, managing apps in the Cloud, and work with Big Data and cognitive services.

The introduction of GeneXus 15 will take place at the GX26 Meeting. Will the event represent an opportunity to learn about the new technology?

That’s right. The event will concentrate strongly on educational aspects, and our desire is that all attendants get a clear idea of how they can use GeneXus 15 to make the most of the opportunities available in the digital world. We want to show how GeneXus 15 allows us to define apps that integrate all the components (IOT, Cloud, Cognitive Services, Big Data), with the possibility of adding further knowledge as well.

Digital transformation conveys the idea of specific human skills. Will this be taken into account during the GX26 instances?

Besides the technical agreements and conversations that result from these pillars of digital transformation, there will also be conferences and workshops oriented at the human skills required for comprehending and going through this digital transformation in the best manner possible. In this regard, there will be numerous sessions organized with an educational perspective, because, in addition to ensuring information and motivation for all attendants, our objective is to provide them with learnings and tools for increasing their knowhow.
Regardless of the software and hardware aspects associated with digital transformation, there are human skills that also become necessary to implement the change. Those skills include leadership, communications, and the definition of work teams for this new era. Because changes imply both risks and opportunities, the idea for GX26 is to find out how we can use GeneXus 15 as an aid to benefit from entering the era of digital transformation. In this regard, the event will represent a training platform.

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What will the presentations include in relation to GeneXus?

Along the line of cognitive services, we will be presenting the work together with Microsoft, IBM and Google. With GeneXus, we will show how easy it is to become integrated with this technology. Amidst that scenario, we will be announcing agreements that will prove beneficial for the whole Community. We will also present the advances of some entrepreneurial cases where we have been part of the work done. One case is from the area of health care and the other deals with foreign trade. Additionally, we will be presenting Bot apps made in GeneXus for imitating human behavior.

How would you define change in the digital transformation era considering the perspective of software developers?

In times when our task was to define apps, the viewpoint of software developers was focused on data entry with a limited capacity because data was usually entered by users into a database, so we dealt with the information entered. Today, that scenario has changed as a result of the data entry that is done through sensors and services. The fact that we now have billions of pieces of data has made data entry less important, and the challenge for developers lies in data output and our interpretation of this and the interface. The point now is how we show this and how we manage that information, and how we interpret and represent it. The way we find to solve this will make a difference, and this will be setting out the guidelines for the discussions planned for the GX26 event.

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“Dream Digital” GX26 – Sept 26 – 28