Hispanic Business Technology And Innovation

Video perspectives on Hispanic business from visionary Irving Wladawsky-Berger, his insights on technology and innovation.


In this video episode Irving Wladawsky-Berger shares his depth of knowledge on Hispanic business as related to our economy and innovation and technology.

Episode 6

Hispanic Business Innovation and Technology Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Highlights of Irving Wladawsky-Berger’s Hispanic business technology and innovation video

Irving addresses the following questions:

1. Are Hispanic business owners better positioned to take advantage of innovation and technology?

In some instances- bi-lingual capabilities serving a greater customer base whose primary or sole language is English or Spanish

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2. In coversations small business owners are their challenges the same as any other business?


    • Depending on accessible services


    • Access to technology


3. In this reset economy is this a good time to start a business?



    • Interest rates are hovering around historic low make financing more affordable but not necessarily easily attainable


    • Cost of technology is a fraction of what it was ten years ago


    • The advent of the Cloud has created more option for small businesses making them more competitive




View Episode 5: Irving Wladawsky-Berger on STEM and small business here



View Episode 4: Irving Wladawsky-Berger on Big Data, Analytics, Small & Medium Business here



View Episode 3: Irving Wladawsky-Berger on Mobile Technology, Small & Medium Business here



View Episode 2: Irving Wladawsky-Berger’s Career In Innovation here



View Video Episode 1:  Hispanic Leader In Innovation- Video Series here


Irving Waldawsky-Berger
Irving Waldawsky-Berger
Irving Waldawsky-Berger, born in Cuba, retired from IBM on May 31, 2007 after 37 years with the company. Since then, I have collaborated with colleagues at IBM on a number of initiatives including Cloud Computing and Smarter Planet. In March of 2008 I joined Citigroup as Strategic Advisor, working on innovation and technology initiatives including the transition to mobile digital money and payments. In April of 2012 I became a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal. Emigrated from Cuba and entered high school, followed by the University of Chicago graduating with a PhD in physics.

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