Innovation and digitalisation don’t only come about courtesy of young entrepreneurs with revolutionary ideas, or because of international gurus with followers from all over the world. Our own employees are also a great potential source of innovation and this was demonstrated during the HackDay that took place in Madrid.
Between 4 and 5 April, the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid hosted HackDay 2017, a special hackathon carried out by the Endesa employees with the most technological and innovative profiles. This innovative profile was detected thanks to a test that was taken by all our employees to find out about their level of digitalisation, and from among them the so-called hackers or gurus were selected to participate.
The challenge for the employees who participated in this special hackathon, the seventh that Enel has organised around the world, was simple. There were 3 themes or categories, with 3 ideas for each and several groups working on these. These categories consisted of: new services and business models; solutions for the employees; and facilitating the day-to-day experience of the consumers.
“The environment and the energy paradigm are changing, and in the face of these challenges we must be agile and react in time. We want to create a culture and we want our employees to continue with their training. A problem has a solution and several opportunities.” These were the words chosen by Andrea Lo Faso, Director of Human Resources at Endesa Iberia, to address the participants at the beginning of the day.
Later, Enrique de las Morenas, General Manager of Renewable Energies, talked about the changing world of companies, and how the most innovative companies try to stay ahead in terms of innovation and digitalisation.