At Strands we value design when creating our innovative solutions. Anna Oriola, Juanma González and Guillem Espias know that intuitive, user-centric design is crucial in everything that we do. And it has paid off.
Having a workforce that is fluent in the ways of the world isn’t a luxury. It’s a competitive necessity.
That’s why last year, STRANDS opened a new office in Kuala Lumpur, the financial and economic centre of Malaysia — marking an important milestone for the FinTech company in Asia.
One notable leader in this endeavor was Carlos Javier Mena, Customer Tech Lead of STRANDS. He traveled to this fast-growing city to accomplish a mission: to build a strong team of software engineers and business developers.
Earlier this week, I was invited to speak at an event called Women In FinTech Initiative (WIFI), a conference held at FinTank - Chicago’s FinTech Hub - to provide visibility, community, and resources for women in the financial technology industry.
As you can imagine, with a room full of female attendees, there was much debate with many engaging conversations on how to be successful when designing solutions with them in mind and how to better drive inclusion for the 51% of the planet; women.
Sandra Real is a Data Engineer Team Lead at STRANDS. Her career has revolved around the analytics industry and the development and use of data technologies for more than fourteen years, and she is a firm believer that there’s nothing more dynamite than data.
With a focus on Oracle Databases, Sandra’s expertise in data architecture, administration, and implementation has grown significantly as DBA at Hewlett Packard, NexTReT and TIPSA. She’s a programmer and all-round dataholic.
But that’s not all. Sandra is refreshingly honest, mother to a three-year-old son, and a total tour de force. Here’s her story:
Erik Brieva, CEO of STRANDS and entrepreneur, reveals the top business books that helped shape his business savvy.
As founder of Polymita, and co-founder of multiple companies within enterprise software, mobile and Internet spaces, it’s safe to say Erik Brieva knows more than a thing or two about business and entrepreneurship.
He’s been recognized as a Visionary by Gartner (Magic Quadrant 2009 & 2010), Major Player by IDC (MarketScape 2011), and named among the 100 Leaders of the Future (Capital Magazine, Spain, 2009) and Entrepreneur of the Year (Entrepreneurs Magazine, 2006, Spain).