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CAT Compliance with Microsoft and Cloudreach 

Lee Bressler | US Capital Markets Industry Lead On May 6, 2010, the United States stock market collapsed.  In 5 minutes, the Dow dropped 600 points and investors, brokers, economists, and the SEC briefly panicked. Twenty minutes later, the market recovered and pulses slowed, but the impact of the Flash Crash was long-lasting. Nearly a decade later, experts remain unsure of what caused...

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Accessibility and employment for all: key resources for job seekers and employers 

People are unique in many ways, but the presence of a disability may set an individual apart from the larger group in ways that present particular challenges. In fact, 1 in 5 people have disability and need assistive technology[JC(1] . At times, these disabilities can create obstacles to an individual’s ability to gain employment. For example,...

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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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“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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