Innovation

BBVA in Switzerland introduces agile methodology to accelerate its transformation

Meeting the current challenges of the financial industry by innovating and transforming existing business lines is key for any organisation that wants to lead the future. At BBVA we are clear about our purpose and our strategic priorities. As a team, we are already headed in that direction, assisted by the new ways of working and systems that we are introducing.

Switzerland: leader in global competitiveness and innovation

It is possible that some of the first impressions associated with Switzerland are its chocolates, cheeses, luxury watches or its immense mountain ranges, the Alps. However, Switzerland is also known as one of the countries with the highest per capita income in the world and leader in global competitiveness and innovation above the major powers of the world.

The future of digital identification in Switzerland

“Log-in with Instagram”, “Log-in with Google+”. Have you ever stumbled upon one of these buttons? There are many ways to identify yourself on the internet: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon. You can’t do much without digital identification.

Switzerland: the most innovative country in 2017

Switzerland leads the world ranking of the most innovative countries, according to the Global Innovation Index, published annually by Cornell University and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The greatest challenge on the Swiss watch industry

The traditional Swiss watch is a synonym of quality, elegance and luxury, features that have made it a benchmark in the sector. Such is the case that its watches account for 57% of the world market and represent a large source of income for the sound Swiss economy. The sector is, however, far from at its best and the arrival of smartwatches on the scene has been a disruptive force that is putting the industry’s capacity and adaptation severely to the test.

Latin American Entrepreneurs in Switzerland (I)

The cosmetics industry and the perfume segment in particular are especially competitive sectors. Two Swiss firms, Givaudan and Firmenich, account for between 30% and 40% of the global market, making them the world’s main fragrance and flavour creators.

Sustainable foods II: Community gardens

Sensitivity to ecology issues, raised awareness concerning the protection of the natural heritage we share and the search for and return to balanced and sustainable ways of life are features increasingly more widespread in western society. In the world’s major cities, from London to Vancouver, there are mainly private initiatives to incorporate cohabitation areas based on the idea of community gardens or allotments.

Switzerland heads the ranking of the most innovative countries

Switzerland heads the ranking of the most innovative countries. This is what stems from the World Innovation Index, published jointly by Cornell University (USA) and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Sustainable foods I: The future?

Eradicate hunger and consume sustainably produced foodstuffse. There are three main factors: consumer preferences, farming technology and political intervention.