What’s your corporate responsibility, post-COVID? What we’re doing to improve our local communities with technology

COVID-19 has created a very unexpected disruption to life. As we continue to endure its effects on people and the economy for over half a year, it’s important to look back at how things were handled in the beginning, and the support that corporations gave during these crucial times. Many organizations from around the world donated money and resources during the onset of the crisis, and are still continuing to do so today—but many surely weren’t prepared to do so, leading to delays of life-saving resources. (more)

Seeking the truth in an information-saturated world

We live in an increasingly information-saturated, plugged-in world. Long gone are the days where an entire family gathers around the only television in the house to watch the 6 o’clock news. Between our 24-hour news cycle, constant push notifications on our phones and tablets, and the ever-growing presence of social media, information overload is, like it or not, part of our day-to-day lives. Therefore, the information we need to make important decisions can often be easy to find—or on the other side of the coin, that information might be obscured by misleading data, untrustworthy “news” sites, and sometimes, blatant disinformation campaigns run by organizations and governments with nefarious intent. As business leaders, it is important to be able to cut through the noise and have a good system in place to decide who to listen to and who to tune out. (more)

How Touch-A-Life Foundation is revolutionizing giving platforms using the ABCs of data

The proliferation of big data in recent years has contributed to the rapid acceleration of next-generation, data-driven technologies. Three of these top technologies are AI, Blockchain, and the Cloud—which we can call the “ABCs” of data. Together, these technologies are transforming many industries with a myriad of applications, such as banks using AI and the blockchain to automate transactions with “smart contracts”, and healthcare organizations bringing their complex and fragmented systems to the cloud to enable real-time, centralized access to data. Another unique industry leveraging the ABCs of data is the non-profit sector. (more)

How to transform workforce diversity with AI and analytics

Four key areas of your data worth looking into for workplace diversity transformation. For decades, organizations around the world have suffered from a lack of workforce diversity in race, gender, age, and more. In America alone, men named John outnumber all women in leadership roles. (more)

How To supercharge operations efficiency with an enterprise virtual assistant

The average enterprise manages over 350 Terabytes of data—seven times as much as a small business. With so much data, modern enterprises should seek creative and smart ways to manage the wealth of information they collect on a daily basis, while being mindful about important factors like compliance. With the help of AI and Machine Learning, an enterprise virtual assistant can tap into enterprise data and help augment common human processes across many departments, including finance, HR, and leadership. Below is a step by step guide to optimizing your infrastructure for virtual assistants, and specific use cases. (more)

AI, big data, and cloud predictions: Key trends for 2020

As we approach the second half of 2020, we’re gaining a good sense of how this year is shaping up in terms of the biggest trends for enterprise professionals. Here’s a quick overview of just a few of the topics we believe are going to be transformational for technology professionals and organizations working in artificial intelligence, big data, and the cloud. (more)

Solving pharmaceutical data research & regulation problems with analytics

Nearly every organization today is data-driven, and the pharmaceutical industry is no exception — however, traditional data technologies and methods have failed the industry, leading to poor efficiency and optimization, often leading to high costs. (more)

Why every organization needs a Chief Happiness Officer

It’s no longer debatable: happiness is a business-critical ingredient to any workplace. Growing evidence points to the positive impact of happiness on modern organizations, including in important areas such as productivity levels, sales numbers, stock prices, and more. Enter the Chief Happiness Officer. (more)