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IT talent acquisition challenges are now heavily influencing technology investment decisions, according to new research released from Salesforce's MuleSoft. The 2022 IT Leaders Pulse Report reveals that almost three quarters (73%) of senior IT leaders agree that acquiring IT talent has never been harder, and nearly all (98%) respondents say attracting IT talent influences their organization's technology investment choices. The report...
High-growth technology companies have been hit the hardest by recent market shifts; however, 77% of companies are expected to either increase their technology budgets in 2023 or keep it the same, according to new research from consultancy Bain & Company. Bain's third annual global Technology Report shows that despite the current economic climate, technology will remain a critical investment and as a central source of productivity across...
MX, a fintech innovator in Open Finance, recently announced that Wes Hummel has been named chief technology officer. A customer-focused technology leader, Hummel has spent the past 25 years building global engineering teams that drive business and customer outcomes in financial services. He will oversee the company's engineering and information security teams reporting to MX Chief Executive Officer Jim Magats. "Wes Hummel brings a...
It's no secret that technological advances will continue to improve consumers' experiences. While chief information officers (CIOs) will always be responsible for keeping their organizations safe, secure, and sustained, successful businesses must harness the power of new digital solutions to drive better business decisions and outcomes and ultimately grow the business. Depending on who you ask, doing business in a digital world can mean...
Last week Gartner hosted its Data & Analytics Summit in Orlando, Fla. Below is a collection of insights coming out of the conference. Day 1 On the first day of the conference, the opening keynote presentation focused on innovation amidst uncertainty along with sessions on digital ethics and the top trends in data and analytics (D&A). Opening Keynote: Unleash Innovation, Transform Uncertainty Presented by Gareth Herschel,...
Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand and a specialty insurance provider focused on the global automotive enthusiast market, announced the expansion of its senior leadership team with the hiring of industry veteran Russell Page as its chief data and information officer. In this role, Page oversees the company's data and technology strategies and the safeguarding of customer profiles. He will lead several areas of the company's IT strategy...
Today, companies are facing a business landscape that offers significant opportunities for growth and innovation fueled by drastic changes in consumer demand, rapid technological advancement, and the widespread adoption of hybrid work. Yet new concerns have emerged — from the extraordinarily tight labor market to rapidly rising inflation to geopolitical tensions that stress not only supply chains and global operations, but also the...
Climate change will have significant impacts on environmental, social, political, and economic systems around the world. Therefore, climate change mitigation, along with adaptation and resilience, is crucial. Efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 will be essential, as will efforts to prepare for the consequences of climate change and to minimize the resulting harm. Applying advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to...
Cybersecurity company Secureworks announced that it has appointed Michael Aiello as its new chief technology officer (CTO). Aiello will play a pivotal role in setting the company's long-term strategic vision to define the next horizon of cybersecurity, accelerating its business transformation and championing customers to deliver enhanced security outcomes. Aiello will report directly into President and CEO Wendy Thomas. Aiello has over 20...
Hiring activity for technology workers remains on an upward trajectory, countering reports of layoffs and reaffirming tech's essential role in powering the nation's economy, according to analysis by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce. Technology industry companies added 20,300 net new workers in June, the 19th consecutive month of employment growth, analysis of the recent...
Global AI and analytics company SAS has acquired Honolulu-based Kamakura Corporation. Privately held Kamakura provides specialized software, data, and consulting that helps financial organizations across the spectrum – banks, insurance companies, asset managers, pension funds, and more – manage a variety of financial risks. SAS' investment decision comes as post-pandemic optimism is shadowed by war, unyielding supply chain...
Many believe in a future in which people everywhere can use data to solve society’s greatest challenges. To realize this potential, building the next generation of diverse data talent for social impact is essential. Data.org and the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation (PJMF) released Workforce Wanted: Data Talent for Social Impact , a first-of-its-kind report on global data talent in the social sector. This report delivers a definitive...