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Weekly Roundups

Technology Innovations in Sustainability, Compliance, Medicine

By Alfonso Núñez | Thu, 11/04/2021 - 13:07

Following the COP26 climate summit, Mexico is focusing its technological efforts on lowering carbon emissions across public transportation. Meanwhile, local companies’ approach to technology must consider regulatory compliance, the transformation of work-spaces following a digital revolution and supply chain visibility through digitization.

 

In global news, healthtech is transforming international healthcare provisions worldwide with technological advances in the medical field, while fintech continues to find a growing market across Latin America through a boom in APIs.

 

This week’s technology briefing:

 

Mexico

 

Mexican Company Bets on UPS Technology for Public Transportation

Mexico City’s Complet is focusing on developing a world-class uninterruptible power source (UPS) electrical backup to power the country’s transportation industry needs. This technology will result in significant energy savings that are estimated to lower urban centers’ current carbon emissions.

 

Compliance: A Preventive Model in Transformation

Regulatory compliance, a process that outlines best practices for companies’ adaptation and anticipates future risks, is widely successful in ensuring a company’s longevity but not the easiest process, argues Sergio Hernández, CEO, CIAL Dun & Bradstreet Mexico.

 

A Look into the Future of the Office Real Estate

Workers returning to in-person workspaces are driving change as the success of the home office period leads employers to redesign spaces to accommodate smaller teams, new generations, sustainability, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems and the need for open spaces fostering one-on-one interactions.

 

New Tax Regulations and Why Digitalization Is No Longer Optional

The need for supply chain visibility has become vital for the future of a company’s success, specially as SAT regulations require extensive and transparent record-keeping. The answer for many companies scrambling to comply comes in the form of digitization.

 

International:

 

Green Revolution: Clean Growth and the Road to (and from) COP26         

Following the most important climate forum in years, COP26, the UK continues working with other nations to combat climate change. Its 10-point plan aims to prioritize Clean Growth through an expansion of the British economy simultaneous with the reduction on carbon emissions to comply with Paris Agreement Terms.

 

Tech, Medicine Come Together

Technology is revolutionizing care provision as the mixture of both industries, healthtech, promises to solve numerous health problems and become a key pillar in the future of healthcare worldwide. But reluctancy from medical professionals to adapt could become a barrier in healthtech’s future.

 

Three Trends Impacting Latam’s Use of APIs for Hypergrowth

Latin America is the fertile ground for fintech sector, with open banking APIs exponentially growing in the region due primarily to three factors: the digitization of financial services, the openness of consumers to non-traditional financial providers and willingness to share personal data.

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