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“Disrupt or be disrupted,” says KPMG finance industry COO, Learning from Leaders, Episode 6 

You might be surprised to hear an auditor embrace the advice, “Disrupt or be disrupted.” The auditing business is highly regulated worldwide and an auditor’s role in the business ecosystem is to provide stability and transparency. Disruption isn’t an idea the industry takes lightly. But for Tom Duffy, COO of KPMG’s Global Audit Practice, getting...

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Matt Renner joins Microsoft as President of US Enterprise Commercial Sales. 

Matt Renner, a sales and technology industry veteran of more than 25 years, has joined Microsoft as President of US Enterprise Commercial Sales. US Enterprise Commercial Sales serves the largest US commercial customers by helping them deliver their digital transformation using Microsoft’s full suite of enterprise cloud offerings. Renner was most recently the Executive Vice...

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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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A conversation on transforming manufacturing and IIoT, Learning From Leaders, Episode 4 

The age of intelligent manufacturing is here and innovators are leading the pack by digitally transforming their organizations. In this latest episode of Learning from Leaders, Tessa Myers, Regional President of Rockwell Automation for North America, shares how she is leading digital transformation for all of Rockwell Automation’s commercial operations in the United States and...

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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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