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Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing: Partnering to manufacture a more resilient and sustainable future 

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A few months ago I laid out the 5 manufacturing trends driving the need for an industry cloud including my passionate and research-substantiated belief that partnerships and ecosystems are more critical than ever to manufacturing a resilient and sustainable future. As observed by Catherine Kniker, Chief Strategy Officer, PTC: “Manufacturing edge environments, are remarkably complex…Read more

Tackling digital overload in the modern defense workplace 

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In our “A digital workplace for a modern defense ecosystem” blog, I shared some thoughts about hybrid workplaces, changing talent expectations, and what this means for Defense and Intelligence organizations around the world. The hybrid work environments initiated in response to COVID-19 have given us important lessons about reinventing the modern defense workplace. Now, it’s…Read more

Top 5 retailer e-commerce readiness actions for holiday 

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Holiday is the most exciting and important time in retail. It’s where all the preseason inventory planning, the ramp up in hiring of seasonal employees for stores and warehouses, the marketing events, and all the promotions come together to deliver up to 60 percent of the total year’s business for the industry. Over the last…Read more

Analytics for fraud prevention and fraud detection in taxes 

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For more than a decade, tax administrations across the globe have been exploring the use of artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to prevent and detect tax evasion. While there are promising results, AI needs to further evolve and mature to drive increased impact. Democratizing access to AI, training more experts in data science…Read more

A digital workplace for a modern defense ecosystem 

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I recently participated in the first-ever NATO Digital Workplace Conference, where we spent two days discussing the future of defense work. It was a fantastic event, and I was honored to keynote a session on “A digital workplace for a modern defense ecosystem.” To keep the conversation going, I would like to share some highlights…Read more

The future of critical infrastructure is in the cloud 

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Among the challenges public sector agencies face, solving critical infrastructure problems are one of the most urgent. With cyberattacks, demands from citizens, and regulatory requirements growing in complexity, there is increasing pressure to deliver government services more effectively. In response to such pressure, countries across the globe are investing trillions of dollars to rebuild physical…Read more

Frontline workers: The heartbeat of the manufacturing industry 

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One of the clearest realizations made in the midst of industrial transformation triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has been that global manufacturing is powered by the frontline workforce. The industry witnessed a sea of change: a significant disruption in terms of business continuity, operational visibility, remote work, employee safety, and the list goes on. Businesses…Read more

Closing manufacturing’s digital divide with industry cloud 

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A few weeks ago I shared our insights on the 5 manufacturing trends driving the need for an industry cloud. However, many have reached out to me to say there’s an even more compelling reason to accelerate digitization of manufacturing data, and digitalization of manufacturing processes. Manufacturing’s growing digital divide According to research conducted by…Read more

Developing public-private partnerships to address health inequities 

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Health and vaccine inequities The pandemic has exposed long-standing inequalities in healthcare and created a stark contrast between the haves and have-nots. At the country-level, developing countries still do not have enough COVID-19 vaccine to cover the majority of its population. Within developed countries and specifically in underserved communities, vaccine hesitancy remains high and COVID-19…Read more

Top 7 sustainability initiatives for Retail and Consumer Goods organizations 

4 min read

We all want to be more sustainable in our day-to-day lives, as consumers and businesses. In fact, I typically consider a new brand or product specifically because of its sustainability practices. And I know I’m not alone. Many of my friends and colleagues share that they like to learn about a brand’s sustainability practices before…Read more

Ode to joy at work—Recharging our resilience with focus on employee experience and wellbeing 

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While all of us experienced incredible disruption in the past year, retailers and brands emerged as one of the frontline heroes that kept us fed and alive. From farm to fork, from source to store—goods and products still had to flow. Meanwhile, the expectations increased, and many of these products were now expected to arrive…Read more

How technology is helping in the fight against the pandemic 

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The global pandemic is far from over, we want to take this opportunity to recognize and applaud the continued heroic efforts by front-line workers—healthcare workers, first responders, service workers, and others—around the world. They put their lives at risk every day to save patients and keep critical operations running. While much of the recent news…Read more