Talent and Technology: one future, different realities

Lisbon, Portugal - Pedersen & Partners team in Portugal held Breakfast Talent and Technology in Lisbon office. Margarita Hernandez, Country Manager for Portugal, Carla Gouveia, Client Partner and Puri Paniagua, Client Partner joined 10 HR Directors for breakfast to talk about Talent and Technology.
The topics of debate were the impact of technology on talent, relevant technological changes that companies are going through, how digital transformation is being faced, and the impact of changing consumer habits and social relations. 
During the breakfast it became clear that the companies present were at different developmental stages in this digital age. Nevertheless, even the managers of non-tech businesses agreed that they plan for a progressive digitalisation, and even if the speed of implementing innovations is not the same as in the technology-driven companies, the direction of evolution is the same.  One of the common conclusions was that one of the main difficulties consists in finding digital professionals who understand not only technology, but the business as a whole.

Margarita Hernandez is the Country Manager for Portugal at Pedersen & Partners, and she also oversees Executive Search engagements across multiple industries in Angola. Drawing on an impressive track record of almost twenty years of consulting experience in Western and Central Europe, Ms. Hernandez brings a portfolio of Executive Search, leadership assessment, executive coaching and management consulting expertise to the firm. As a renowned advisor and executive leader, she has cross-sector experience working with Fortune Global 500 & 100 and mid-cap organisations, and covering Organisational and Human Capital management consulting, with deep knowledge in International Transformational Projects. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Ms. Hernandez served as a Senior Manager for Accenture where she completed a wide range of organisational behaviour and change management assignments, including talent management and executive coaching and development projects, with the main focus on the Products and Resources industries.  

Carla Gouveia is a Client Partner at Pedersen & Partners based in Lisbon, Portugal.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gouveia has held various senior level consulting positions at large corporations in the FMCG and banking sectors. Additionally, she has senior HR management experience with a strong connection to the commercial and financial sectors. She started her career as an Organization and Compensation Consultant within a global management consulting firm and after that, fulfilled the Director of Studies, Information, Compensation & Benefits position being responsible for operating results and annual turnover. In 2008, Ms. Gouveia became the Human Resources Director for Banco Popular in Portugal and later took on the role of Commercial and Marketing Central Director, responsible for retail business of Banco Popular, combining this function with that of board member of Eurovida and Popular Insurance.

Puri Paniagua is a Client Partner at Pedersen & Partners. Ms. Paniagua brings a successful record of experience in the Executive Search industry, having successfully completed many senior level and executive level search assignments in her career, also gaining experience in management audit and coaching in the Technology, Professional Services and Consumer Goods sectors. Before establishing her career in Executive Search, she previously worked with Accenture for over twenty years, where she was a Partner.

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