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Bluebik emphasizes overseas markets and continued synergy in 2024 after a new high in profit in 2023

Bluebik emphasizes overseas markets and continued synergy in 2024 after a new high in profit in 2023, plans a dividend payment of 0.80 baht/share in May Bluebik Group Public Company Limited (BBIK), a leading consultancy on end-to-end digital transformation, has unveiled its 2024 business plan which underscores the 360-degree expansion of its client base to serve medium-sized and largescale organizations domestically and internationally. After successful synergy among companies in its group, Bluebik is entering markets with high potential in Southeast Asia. The client base expansion is benefiting from the performance of companies under its umbrella and worldwide investment in digital transformation which is likely to grow by as much as 10% to about 2.51 trillion US dollars this year. Bluebik is confident that its operating performance will meet its 50% growth target in 2024. Last year Bluebik’s net profit stood at 303 million baht, up by 132% year-on-year, and its revenue amounted...

22 February 2024

Creating Instant Impact with Value-Driven Delivery: A Talk with Keni Barwick, Delivery Director of Bluebik

“It’s the end customers that matter the most, not our clients.” This bold statement comes from Keni Barwick, the Delivery Director of Bluebik. Keni does not neglect our clients’ briefs. On the contrary, the Delivery Director is on a quest to go above and beyond in our services – ensuring that we deliver the most valuable solutions that the end customers truly need, not just want.  “Sometimes, you need to find the strength to speak to the clients and say, ‘Sorry, you’re wrong. We found this data from your customer, and this is what they need.’” This approach, he believes, ultimately establishes success for our clients.  Rest assured that he is not making things up. Starting as a developer, Keni always employed the agile concept in his work process. Once he realized that the way of work he had been doing had a name, he became an scrum master and worked his magic for renowned companies, such as Sky, Cognizant, and Discover Finance Services. In 2024, Keni marked hi...

Mastering retail in no time OR gains competitive edge with data platform infrastructure

‘Data is the new oil.’ This sentence is no longer surreal because in 2024 data become extremely valuable assets. Evidently, many brand owners are doing whatever they can to legally acquire data and analyze them to thoroughly see customers’ preferences and behaviors. Data analyses can be the first step to start new, successful and highly profitable businesses. PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited (OR) is a new player in retail. Therefore, the collection and management of big data on customers and the development of data architecture for effective analyses are its urgent tasks. This is where a team of big data and AI experts from Bluebik has played its part in the retail arena full of fierce competition. The beginning of OR and Bluebik collaboration Thammarit Ritroongrote, Data Governance Division Manager and Data Protection Officer at OR, recalled his supervisor’s assignment for him to use data from various sources to support informed decisions on plans so ...

Delve Deep into the World of Data to Be Well-Rounded in the Universe of Consulting Like “Peace Kittapas”

“If I know more about data, I’ll work more efficiently and won't waste my time and others’.” Despite having loads of experience in management consulting, when it comes to data, Peace knew less than other professionals from the AI team who have been in the field for much longer. Therefore, he decided to delve deep into the world of data by signing up for online courses, studying one-on-one with the AI team manager, and culminating it with a certification test to prove his knowledge. Spoiler alert: he now holds a PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst certification. To top it off, he accomplished all this within just two months! How did he achieve so much in such a short time? How does being knowledgeable in data contribute to his career as a management consultant? What life lesson did he learn from this? Let’s find out in the article. Deeper Expertise VS Broad Knowledge Having graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (International Program) fr...

Bluebik: the perfect PMO of Central Retail Digital

Companies now need their own digital distribution channels to offer impressive purchase experience to their target groups of customers. With such digital tools, companies can also see customers’ behaviors and preferences. The collected data will be beneficial to their business in the future. The design of platforms and software for all companies under an umbrella is a huge task for Central Retail Digital which is a business unit of Central Retail. The unit functions like a software development company responsible for creating and maintaining e-Commerce systems as well as online and offline platforms of the whole conglomerate. Supha Jinkumphanao, Head of Transformation Program Management Office of Central Retail Digital, shared the pain points that she experienced after executives had laid down a policy to merge the platforms of all companies into one for the conveniences of developing and improving features and scaling up business swiftly and flexibly. That led to the “Core Re...

5 Skill Categories in 2024 That Will Make You The Most Sought-After, Sauce Skills Edition

Happy New Year 2024! As we usher in the new year, it's time to acquire new skills, making yourself the most sought-after candidate everyone wants to recruit! Sauce Skills, the corporate training house in collaboration with Bluebik and THE STANDARD, identifies 5 essential skill categories based on the World Economic Forum framework. These skills will help you level up and achieve your goals in 2024. Trust us; with these skills under your belt, you'll never be out of the job market. Waste no time, let’s explore these skill categories! 1. Cognitive Skills No matter how many new years come around, cognitive skills remain at the top of the list because they are essential for everyone, regardless of their positions or industries. The ability to think and analyze reasonably is the foundation upon which you can build anything. Sub-skills in this category include:  Problem Solving - Analyzing problems to identify root causes, solutions, and future prevention strate...

DevSecOps คืออะไร? ทำไมเป็นแนวทางพัฒนาซอฟต์แวร์ที่ธุรกิจต้องให้ความสำคัญ

DevSecOps คืออะไร? ทำไมเป็นแนวทางพัฒนาซอฟต์แวร์ที่ธุรกิจต้องให้ความสำคัญ ในปัจจุบัน หลายองค์กรต่างมุ่งไปสู่การนำเทคโนโลยีมาใช้ขับเคลื่อนการเติบโตทางธุรกิจ ด้วยการเพิ่มมูลค่าให้กับผลิตภัณฑ์และบริการในรูปแบบดิจิทัล หรือที่เรียกว่ากลยุทธ์ “Digital -First” ซึ่งเมื่อพูดถึงการยกระดับศักยภาพธุรกิจด้วยเทคโนโลยีแล้ว กระบวนการพัฒนาซอฟต์แวร์ย่อมมีความสำคัญ ที่ไม่เพียงต้องถูกต้อง รวดเร็ว มีประสิทธิภาพ แต่ยังต้องให้ความสำคัญกับเรื่องความปลอดภัยด้วย เพราะภัยคุกคามบนโลกออนไลน์เพิ่มขึ้นเป็นเงาตามตัว  ด้วยเหตุนี้ DevSecOps ซึ่งเป็นกระบวนการพัฒนาซอฟต์แวร์ที่คำนึงถึงความปลอดภัยในทุกขั้นตอน จึงกลายเป็นสิ่งที่องค์กรต้องให้ความสำคัญมากยิ่งขึ้น เพราะจะเป็นรากฐานสู่การพัฒนาผลิตภัณฑ์และบริการในระยะยาว  DevSecOps คืออะไร และมีกระบวนการทำงานอย่างไร?  ตามที่กล่าวไปข้างต้น DevSecOps คือหลักการพัฒนาซอฟต์แวร์โดยคำนึงถึงความปลอดภัย โดยแทรกกระบวนการด้านความปลอดภัยเข้าไปในทุกส่วนของการพัฒนา ซึ่งเน้นไปที่การทำงานร่วมกันระหว่างทีมที่ดูแลด้านความปลอดภัย (Security Team) ทีมพัฒนา (Development T...

Always Know What To Say! 3 Tips for Job Interviews For Business Analysts & System Analysts At Bluebik

🙋🏻‍♀️Do I have to prepare a portfolio? 🙋🏻‍♂️What questions might I be asked? Are you preparing for an interview as a Business Analyst (BA) or System Analyst (SA) with these questions in mind? Stop worrying now because today we have 3 tips from "Gam Napokchat," a Business Analyst, and "Tan Watcharaphan," for you. By applying these tips, your confidence will surely reach 100%! 1️⃣Explain yourself clearly According to Gam, “You should explain yourself clearly even on your CV. Outline who you are, detail the projects you've undertaken, and highlight the results. It's crucial that when a recruiter skims your CV, they can understand you immediately. This principle extends to the interview session too; when the interviewer asks you anything, respond with confidence.” 2️⃣Mention any useful skills T​an used himself as an example here. Although certain skills might seem ordinary, if they could be useful for the role, don’t forget to mention ...

Diving Into the System Analyst Role With “Nui Sararat,” A Biz<>Tech Interpreter & Tech Whiz

🤔What does a System Analyst need to know? If you have this question in mind, you'll find the answer in the story of “Nui Sararat,” Associate Director, System Analysis. Let's learn how she transitioned from a Developer to a System Analyst and explore what a day in the life of a System Analyst looks like. 🌏Acquire Business Knowledge and Practice Communication Skills “To transition from a Developer to a System Analyst, I acquired more business knowledge, especially understanding clients’ industries and business terms. I explain the technical aspects to clients in a way that is easy to understand. I also sharpened my communication skills." ❓Ask the Right Questions to Kick Off the Process  “One of the most essential communication skills is asking the right questions. I usually immerse myself in available information and compile a list of questions to ensure I understand what the clients need. These questions shouldn't be overly technical. If any qu...