Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 16 | Page 79

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

. . . GET TO KNOW . . .

Juan David Orozco , CTO and Co-founder , Home Capital

wWhat would you describe as your most memorable achievement ?

Undoubtedly my biggest achievement is the impact and transformation that I have made in many lives through technology – both clients and users , as well as for people from my work teams .
What first made you think of a career in technology ?
When deciding what career to study in my youth , I was not so clear about a purpose , and I was considering my vocation and the satisfaction of developing complex systems with something such as programming languages . them in doing what I like and strengthening their capabilities to generate impact .
What style of management philosophy do you employ in your current position ?
I lead technology teams where talent today is in high demand . These talents always want a challenge , so I keep them challenged and free to create , shine and propose . Based on my experiences , they also teach me , and I am happy to learn and watch them grow and excel .
What do you think is the current hot technology conversation topic ?
I understood what to expect from the future and comprehended that technology is the best way to transform today and tomorrow .
I found a purpose when I learned the potential of aligning that capacity with great business ideas . Then I sought allies such as leaders , entrepreneurs and creative people that have allowed me to accompany
Those who lead technology teams have many challenges in recruiting , training and selecting talent . We are bound to be quite creative , to give opportunities to people who do not have a background in technology and help them advance quickly . We have lawyers , publicists , biologists and business administrators on our team that demonstrated the ability to provide equal or more value .
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