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Know-How as a Driver of Digital Transformation in the Case of BBVA

Learn about the impact of the reskilling project based on a multi-technology learning plan that enabled the empowerment and strengthening of knowledge for over 500 technical professionals at BBVA for their digital transformation plan in Argentina.

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Success Story


BBVA Argentina


Expanding and leveling knowledge


Gradual Migration to JAVA


500 trained professionals

Who is BBVA and What Did They Need?

BBVA Bank is one of the largest and oldest private financial institutions in Latin America. Headquartered in Bilbao (Vizcaya, Basque Country), its main markets include Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay, and Turkey.

As part of their digital transformation plan in Argentina, the bank sought our services to develop a training project focused on the migration of Cobol professionals.

BBVA needed support in the process of digital transformation to facilitate the acquisition and updating of technological knowledge within their team, with the aim of continuously generating efficient and innovative services in the financial market.

Our Learning Plan

Through our training plan, we aimed to deepen the company’s know-how and facilitate the acquisition of new programming skills:

We covered a wide range of concepts related to object-oriented programming in Java, testing tools, and backend programming, including JPA persistence framework, Spring ecosystem, and REST API.

Additionally, the content plan included concepts of frontend programming, where we explored tools like Angular and React. These frameworks are widely used in the development of user interfaces and enable the creation of interactive and dynamic web applications.

We also included concepts and tools related to Cloud Computing and DevOps. We analyzed the fundamentals of Cloud Computing and explored cloud services and platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

We taught how to deploy and manage applications in cloud environments, leveraging the scalability, availability, and security advantages provided by these platforms.

The Strategy of Migrating Cobol Knowledge to Java

The main challenge we faced was expanding and leveling the knowledge of over 500 experts involved in software development. It was also necessary to update their skills and abilities to meet the technical requirements of new projects.

The professionals specially selected for this project needed to acquire, enhance, and align their skills in the Java programming language, updating their proficiency to meet the technical requirements of new projects.

This training program involved the development of activities that allowed participants to apply the technologies covered to solve problems in the financial domain through labs and Hackathon-type activities.

A Gradual Migration of Knowledge Solution

After conducting various assessments and joint analyses, we established the long-term objectives of the program and defined a strategy to gradually design and implement a reskilling plan, aiming to:

  • Develop different technical skills.
  • Teach how to incorporate tools for handling non-functional aspects, quality attributes, and cross-cutting concerns.
  • Increase capabilities to solve problems related to security, record management, and service documentation.
  • Understand the importance of non-functional aspects in the development of backend applications and their impact on software quality.

Over 500 Professionals Trained in JAVA

Finally, we created a training program that met the bank’s requirements and objectives to strengthen know-how and embrace digital transformation.

  • 14 modules (theory and practice)
  • 424 hours
  • 500 participants selected by the bank

Thanks to this program, professionals were able to successfully apply their knowledge in their daily activities, resulting in high user satisfaction. As a result, BBVA significantly improved its technical capacity and stayed at the forefront of the latest technology trends.

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