Forward Forever is Building the Future

Building the Future, an event sponsored by Microsoft, is announced as the biggest digital transformation event organized in Portugal, where Technology, Leadership and Education are central pillars. This year’s event had Beyond, Future, People, Planet, Education and Skilling as main thematic.

It was the 4th edition of the event and due to the current restrictions, was delivered 100% digital.

Due to Forward Forever’s technological DNA and our meaningful approach on the applications we build, we dedicated our time on sessions related with low-code development – in particular Power Platform/Dynamics 365 – but also innovation, inspirational, wellbeing and sustainability.

There are many sessions that I would recommend watching and you can find those below. Note that you need to register to watch the sessions. Let me start with my top 3 sessions.

Top 3 from Building The Future 2022

Innovation Through Fusion Development (PT)

Sonae (Retail) and Secil (Industry) sharing digital transformation projects to automate operational processes.

Both claim impressive outcomes (10 GB of documents were not printed) and impact in daily-basis tasks (automation of a repetitive task from an entire team). Both outcomes were achieved with low code solutions implemented at fast pace and resulted in economical/environmental impact.

Tailoring Power Platform to Solve Customer Needs (EN)

KPMG shows their governance offer on top of the Center of Excellence Starter Kit for Power Platform.

(Forward Forever also provides services of governance for your Power Platform environments. Find more information here.)

Science and Tech as a Catalyst for Social Change (EN)

Great session from a 17 years old student that is inspiring thousands of teens with innovative thinking to resolve problems that communities are facing.

Other sessions of interest

Omnichannel Paradigm (PT)

Stakeholders from Health, Insurance and Telcom sectors shared the opportunities on a omnichannel approach where the centroid is the individual instead of a multichannel approach where internal processes drive the interaction with customer.

Back to the Future Store (PT)

Farfetch and Sonae MC discuss the high pace digital transformation occurring on the retail sector triggered by the pandemic.

Next challenge on implementing the best of the 2 worlds ( online & offline) on a mixed experience to their customers.

Enhance your Productivity with no Code (EN)

Use of Microsoft Graph API with hundreds of data points and Power Automate.

Collect Customer Feedback using D365 Customer Voice (PT)

Use case of Dynamics Customer Service and gathering feedback from customers using Customer Voice and Power Automate.

Innovate your Business Processes with Power Platform (PT)

Use case of RPA, AI Builder and data gateways to on-premises databases.

From Fictional to Real Futures (EN)

This session adds a perspective on how dreams can control and design our futures. Also, an interesting vision on how utopia and dystopia can be different perceptions of the future.

The Future of AI and How You Can Save Our World (EN)

Mo Gawdat presents his vision on AI and how are we ignoring the governance of this powerful tool.

Solutions for the Planet (EN)

James Robey from Capgemini presents a study on carbon emissions and sustainability in the short run.

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