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At the Pittsburgh Tech & Data Summit: On balancing responsibility and innovation to unleash the transformative opportunities of artificial intelligence 

This week, I’m excited to travel to Pittsburgh to deliver a keynote speech at the inaugural Pittsburgh Tech & Data Summit. Hosted by Duquesne University, the summit brings together leaders from the region’s technology, legal, and business sectors to explore some of the issues that have emerged as the pace of technology-driven transformation accelerates, including...Read more

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,...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more