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The Progression and Impact of the Chief Data Officer

If your company doesn’t already have a chief data officer (CDO), there is a good chance it could be a topic of discussion. Why? According to Gartner, the office of the CDO will be a crucial function similar to IT, finance, HR and business operations in 75% of large companies by 2021. Although the CDO [...]

By |September 11th, 2019|Insights|

Is It Really Executive Presence?

You have probably heard colleagues make comments about the executive presence of certain leaders. If so, take a minute to think about whether your colleagues are truly on target. The term executive presence is tossed around quite a bit regarding someone’s positive impact in meetings and other business situations. It is misleading. Why? From my [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|Insights|

The Evolution of the Credit Card

Most of us have a plastic “chip and pin” card from a traditional credit card company we use to complete transactions. Is this method of payment still going to be the most popular form? I wouldn’t bet on it. Competing forms will likely alter how we pay with or without cards. As a starting point, [...]

By |May 31st, 2019|Finance|

Construction Embraces More Technology

The construction industry is one of the world economy’s largest industries. The economy spends $10 trillion on its good and services every year according to the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). Unfortunately, construction has lagged other industries in how quickly it evolves. For example, construction is among the least digitized sectors in the world, according to [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Engineering|

AI Growth Is More Than Hype

If you peruse business publications or pay attention to business commercials for a few minutes, you’re likely to find artificial intelligence (AI) come up in the discussion. It is one of the most used terms today. Although we may not yet have the robots and devices depicted in science-fiction, AI-driven solutions are not hype. According [...]

By |January 31st, 2019|Technology|

Increasing Leadership Finesse in STEM Organizations

How can you reduce employee churn in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) organizations that costs billions of dollars? Consider leadership finesse. In my last article, I alluded to leadership finesse and how it helps create motivating work environments where STEM-skilled employees thrive and want to stay. In this follow-up article, I expand on STEM organizations [...]

By |December 11th, 2018|Insights|

Build STEM Work Environments That Retain STEM Skills

In recent years, news outlets have stressed the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. How important are these skills? 75% of the fastest-growing occupations require STEM skills. U.S. employment in STEM fields has gone up more than 30% since 2000. This information is great to hear if you are a STEM advocate [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Insights|

Cancer Cells Are Vulnerable to Self-Destruction and Zombies

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) code is coming for you, cancer cells. A new Northwestern Medicine study reports that a kill code is embedded in every cell in the body whose function may be to cause the self-destruction of cells that become cancerous. As soon as the cell's inner bodyguards sense it is mutating into cancer, they [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Science|

Motivators for Smart Buildings

If you think the appetite for smart buildings is limited, you might want to reconsider your position. Thanks to a rapidly growing urban population and increased environmental regulation, operational efficiency is getting more attention. The Internet of Things (IoT) and other advances in technology are key enablers of this efficiency. Gartner research shows IoT can [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Engineering|

Bitcoin and Banks: A Status Update

What is the current relationship like between banks and Bitcoin? It continues to ebb and flow. In March, Reuters reported one of the biggest Bitcoin exchanges struck a rare deal to allow it to open a bank account with Britain’s Barclays. This was intended to make it easier for UK customers of the exchange to [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Finance|

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