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  • Orestis Votsis

Sixteen Cypriot Companies complete the Digital Transformation Training Programme in Paphos

Sixteen Cypriot small enterprises completed the two-day Digital Project Management and Enterprise Transformation in Cyprus training programme, organised by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Paphos Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Navigator Consulting at the Aloe Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus.

The objective of the digital transformation programme was to support the competitiveness of Cyprus SMEs by capitalising on digital technology and tactics:

1. The importance of physical space and physical delivery or sales systems becomes less important as consumers and supplier interact online. A good supplier no longer needs to invest in a branch network to the same extent this was needed in the past.

2. New market segments in Cyprus and internationally can be opened. This approach is critical for numerous businesses in key segments in Cyprus ranging from tourism and professional services (lawyers and accountants involved in international company formation and management) to forex firms, engineers and architects and other professions.

3. A greater number of communications channels can be employed. The rise of smartphones and the growth of mobile browsing is changing how consumers search for and purchase goods and services.

4. A greater suitability for specific consumer segments, such as B2B professionals who have limited time available, or millennials (consumers who are 35 years old or younger, and are considered digital natives).

A key aspect of the training included waterfall and agile project management techniques. Other content included:

  • Developing digital strategies and transformation roadmaps

  • Using team and project management software such as Asana or Bitrix

  • Developing project management teams

  • Assessing customers and prioritising digital projects.

The companies included a cross-section of start-ups and firms from Cyprus, including:

  • Tourism and hospitality industry

  • Retailers

  • Law firms

  • Importers and distributors

  • Real estate firms

  • Electrical engineering and power solutions

  • Construction and Land Development firms

The 2-day training is now being followed by consultancy visit to each company.

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