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Empowering accessibility in manufacturing with AI 

At this juncture in the early stages of the AI-powered Fourth Industrial Revolution, a lot of attention has been paid to the possibility that millions of workers will be displaced by automation and robots, raising fears of rising unemployment in the years ahead. However, in the manufacturing industry today, the problem is not one of...

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Strategic Storytelling: Make heroes happen  

There’s a reason Hollywood keeps making superhero movies. The good ones not only provide 190-minutes of action-packed adrenaline, they take us through the hero’s transformational journey, a quest everyone can relate to, made larger than life. It’s thrilling. A good story inspires us, and we are left rooting for the hero and wanting to hear...

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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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