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Powering your finance modernization with citizen data scientists and digital upskilling 

Bob Woods | Finance Transformation Leader and Seattle Office Managing Partner, PwC Digital transformation is bringing both rapid innovation and drastic changes to the core functions of chief financial officers. When CFOs don’t adapt to these new technologies, they can’t proactively manage new opportunities including evolving workforce expectations and growing data capabilities. Forward-thinking CFOs leverage...

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Realizing AI strategy with a problem-first approach 

Jomit Vaghela | Cloud Solution Architect, US EC Industry, Microsoft In collaboration with the National Association of Manufacturers In my earlier post, I discussed basics of machine learning (ML) and techniques that can drive powerful outcomes for manufacturers. Now, let’s discuss the approach for realizing those outcomes. I start every ML discussion with two questions:...

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Four ways the modern CHRO role is changing 

Chief human resources officers are being pressed like never before to rewrite the rules for how they recruit, develop, and engage the 21st-century workforce while simultaneously aligning talent strategy with business goals. Microsoft was excited to attend the ​ SHRM 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition and see first-hand how HR leaders are making it easier to collaborate across teams and to manage and retain talent.  Here are a few points about the changing nature of the HR industry and the role of the CHRO that stood out at...

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Introducing Episode 2 of Learning from Leaders with Nick Ragone 

When you think about healthcare, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t marketing. Yet as the digital age has unfolded, transforming every industry, unexpected configurations arise.   On this episode of Microsoft’s Learning From Leaders, we meet Nick Ragone, EVP and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer of Ascension, the nation’s leading Catholic & Non-Profit Health Care...

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Introducing Episode 1 of Learning from Leaders with Valerie Beaulieu 

By: Katie Martell | Unapologetic Truth- Teller and Marketing Consultant I have a reputation for being an “unapologetic truth-teller” in the world of business, and the truth of our digital age is that change is the only constant. From marketing to finance, human resources to engineering, each function is redefining its norms to keep pace...

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How a mindset shift transformed our finance department 

When culture and technology align, transformative things can happen. By shifting its mindset to embrace the cloud-based digital tools of modern finance, Microsoft’s finance department has been able to optimize internal operations and drive business partners to action. Adopting the tools and techniques of modern finance can increase productivity, impact, and influence for your own...

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