June 23, 2021
The new Centre, led by services expert Bob Lamendola, Senior Vice President, Technology and Head of Digital Services Centre, will transform Ricoh’s obsession with customer success into an incubation hub that aligns resources and prioritises new solution development based on customer need. It will provide a centralised structure for the incubation, management, development and operationalisation of Ricoh’s Digital Services strategy, portfolio and roadmap, aimed to help ensure agility and efficiency for innovation.
Ricoh’s new Centre is designed to embrace this demand with four strategic pillars that grow from Ideate to Operate and Support: Portfolio Strategy and Incubation, Portfolio Management and Governance, Portfolio Solution Development, and Portfolio Solution Management and Service Transition.
Aligning with Ricoh’s global Digital Services transformation, this team will build services that add to the print experience and continue to leverage the company’s 80+ years of innovation to help organisations simplify complexities, overcome obstacles and uncover hidden opportunities. It comprises dedicated resources who stay apprised of customer needs and market trends to influence Ricoh’s development process, helping further ensure that customer and dealer partner needs are centre in all ideation and services go-to-market plans.
“Information is moving faster than ever, and that’s not bound to change. Whether the information is shared via a cloud-based workflow, or a printed document, organisations need a partner they can trust to innovate, secure, support and deliver. Ricoh is that partner,” said Lamendola. “Our Digital Services Centre is built on Ricoh’s culture of excellence and our deep understanding that information management can and should be applied in different ways across digital workplaces. Our team will centralise what was previously happening across our organisation to build a funnel through which agility and efficiency can be applied to innovation development – with an end goal of supporting our customers and partners, and empowering them to focus on moving their businesses forward.”
The launch of this new Centre comes quickly on the heels of the appointment of its new President and CEO of North America, Carsten Bruhn. Upon joining the Ricoh North America team, Bruhn committed to defining a clear and ambitious vision for Ricoh, its customers, partners and employees. The Centre is a key attribute of that commitment, and his forthcoming business strategy.
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