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Alejandro Florido, Head of Telemetry & IoT at Archivos Protegidos S.A.

In this Accomplished Peeps interview, we spoke with Alejandro Florido, Head of Telemetry & IoT at Archivos Protegidos S.A. As we've been featuring quite a few Accomplished Peeps here in Europe and North America, we wanted to dive down South to highlight some of the successful leaders managing remotely from afar. If you're wondering what a day in the life of a Head of Telemetry is like, tune in!

Explain a little about your role and what a typical workday looks like for you.

Management and organization of IoT (Internet of Things) projects. A normal day is to study alternative solutions or prepare innovative proposals for potential clients. It also includes the management of ongoing projects.

Describe the layout and feel of your personal workspace.

Currently in a pandemic, my workspace is basically a work table with a notebook and a second monitor, all in the home office. A comfortable work chair and high-speed internet access.

What's one habit or ritual you need to start and finish your day and why is it non-negotiable for you?

It is not exactly a habit, but first of all, I have breakfast, then I read and answer my emails, and then start with the daily tasks. At the end of the day, I check that there is nothing important pending. Then I almost totally disconnected, although sometimes due to time differences with other countries I have videoconferences scheduled outside of local work hours.

How does your team use asynchronous communication to stay in the loop while working remotely?

We synchronize the daily dynamics through WhatsApp project groups.

What is your #1 personal productivity hack when working remotely?

Use headphones and play music that I like and know, so as not to be distracted.

Is there one particular podcast or Youtube channel that you can't stop listening to or watching?

I watch Celtic dances a lot, since the music and dance are very upbeat.

If you could be doing anything else than what you're doing, what would it be?

I would go back to training at the Parkour gym where I trained before the pandemic