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Decision-based stakeholder mapping: How to influence the people who matter 

In school, CliffsNotes got me through Literature class. I was thankful for the quick “Notes” version to keep all the character relationships straight in the classics from Shakespeare, Marlowe, or Homer. Identifying the key players and their motivations in enterprise decision-making can be just as confusing. Having a short list of the people you need...

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How tech has changed three key roles in finance 

Dylan Dias | CEO, Neal Analytics These are exciting times to be in finance, as artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, and robotics are playing a rapidly increasing role in the field. These technologies enable CFOs to work higher up the value chain, and savvy use of this tech also frees up bandwidth across multiple functions within finance. Three roles – accountant, analyst, and...

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Jacky Wright returns to Microsoft as Chief Digital Officer, Microsoft US 

Microsoft’s Jacky Wright rejoins the company as Chief Digital Officer (CDO) after completing her two-year secondment as Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) for HMRC, the British Government tax department, where she led its ambitious digital transformation efforts.  In her prior Microsoft role, Jacky served as Corporate Vice President, Core Services Engineering Platform where she oversaw the digital...

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