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On the lighter side of things , we ask the industry experts what makes them tick . . . .

. . . GET TO KNOW . . .

Carlos Kazuo , CEO , KeepTrue

wWhat would you describe as your most memorable achievement ?

The most memorable moment of my professional career was when I participated in the SAP Brazil project . At that time , I left the accounting control sector and migrated to the technology sector . It was a crucial moment because I learned ERP . Through this project , I also started understanding the technology market in Brazil .
What first made you think of a career in technology ?
I decided to leave the accounting control sector and decided to become an ERP consultant .
Just before the Millennium Bug , I started to realize that companies were going to start looking for technological solutions , and this could enable a transformation of my career .
Soon after , I stopped working at Roche , a pharmaceutical company where I was in the accounting control sector and became an ERP consultant . From then on , I started my migration to the technology sector . It has been more than 20 years .
What style of management philosophy do you employ in your current position ?
With the COVID-19 pandemic , business management became more complex due to the lack of face-to-face communication and the emergence of virtual meetings . Because of this , I needed to increase the freedom of managers to make their own decisions . We learned not only to have more control but also to follow the whole process within the company .
What do you think is the current hot technology conversation topic ?
I have noticed that companies are increasingly looking at process automation , and we are calling this ‘ End Training Process ’. I also see companies are starting to use data analytics to better analyze data using Artificial Intelligence ( AI ). There is a lot of talk about AI and how to use this technology in day-to-day tax and accounting .
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