Having joined the information technology industry a year before Google launched, Carlos has always been involved in projects that rely on technology to solve one business challenge or other. He started his consulting life in 1998 when in charge of the competitive intelligence practice and general management of a Peruvian consulting firm he co-founded. There he cut his teeth providing insights, advice, and strategy guidance, to top global IT vendors. He has also been involved in industry leadership roles, been a speaker at a multitude of conferences, invited to contribute at business and government advisory boards, and written extensively about marketing, business, and information technology.
After moving to New Zealand, Carlos decided to give consulting a break and cross to the "other" side of the fence in order to "get his hands dirty" doing rather than advising. Having gotten that out of his system, he felt ready to get back into consulting, to put to practice his new skills, and to revisit some other older ones.
An abbreviated list of Carlos' clients over his career includes Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, HP, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Samsung, LG, Dell, Lexmark, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sun, Sybase, Siemens, NCR, Informix, TechData, Ingram Micro, Telefonica, Telmex, AT&T Latin America, and PWC.
His experiences, doing and advising, have persuaded him that the best path for achieving success in digital transformation projects involves having the right mix of correctly skilled people, who are driving well designed processes, and who are wrapping said processes in well coded, secure, private, and usable technology.
Carlos is currently interested in software development and architecture – with emphasis in code quality, systems and development operations, business transformation, change management, information security, and privacy.