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Virtual Communities and the road to digital transformation based on knowledge
Virtual Communities are, above all, a learning and sharing environment, a space for experimentation where participation can include from the collaborative solution of real business challenges

The EDP Group has been investing heavily in innovative methods to foster a more flexible and knowledge- focused ecosystem, orienting the organization towards a new digital reality. In this context, new working tools have been developed - such as Microsoft Teams - which enable the creation of new spaces and collaboration formats, exclusively virtual.  

To promote this digital acceleration, the Digital Global Unit (DGU) launched a series of Virtual Communities in 2018 with the aim of increasing the exchange of best practices, collaboration in the ideation between business units and geographies, and the global cultivation of know-how on selected digital themes relevant to the group.  

Virtual Communities are, above all, a learning and sharing environment, a space for experimentation where participation can include from the collaborative solution of real business challenges, where it is possible to meet new people and new areas of the company, as well as the opportunity to keep abreast of the developments and experiences of other business units and even other companies outside the EDP universe.  

Currently, there are 9 Virtual Communities, with more than 820 members, working in the following areas:  

  1. Robotics & Automation;  

  1. Analytics, Big Data & AI;  

  1. Agile Product Development;  

  1. Digital Platforms, Mobile & Social Media;  

  1. IoT & Drones;  

  1. Augmented Reality &Virtual Reality;  

  1. Design Thinking;  

  1. Blockchain;  

  1. Collaborative & Productivity Tools.  

Each community covers five levels of participation: leaders, boosters, experts, enthusiasts and followers. The leader, responsible for energising the community, is chosen every 6 months by the boosters, a group of experts recognised for their skills in various digital themes, with established networking networks and who are selected to stimulate the remaining members.  

Would you like to belong to one of the Virtual Communities as an expert, enthusiast or follower? Select below the one(s) of your interest and start being part of this digital acceleration!  

VC Blockchain 

VC Design Thinking 

VC Agile Product Management 

VC Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality 

VC Digital Platforms, Mobile & Social Media 

VC Collaborative & Productivity Tools 

VC Analytics, Big Data & AI 

VC Robotics & Automation 

VC IoT & Drones 

 

Bárbara Baptista
Bárbara Baptista
Virtual Communities Manager