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Wondering what's hot in the job market as we enter a new decade? The team at Jeff Christian Partners, a talent equity search firm and a first to offer the annual top 10 Hot High Tech Jobs list over 25 years ago, identifies which leading edge jobs will have an impact this year.  Beyond the typical method of tracking the demand of job postings, the list incorporates authentic requirements of scarcity and demand. The Web Master and...
Unified data analytics platform Databricks has announced keynote speakers alongside expanded technical content and training at Spark + AI Summit which is taking place June 22 - 25 in San Francisco. The keynote lineup spans data and machine learning innovators to data visionaries, including Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com, Jennifer Chayes of UC Berkeley, and Adam Paszke of PyTorch. To support continuous innovation and expansion of the...
"When digital transformation is done right, it's like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a really fast caterpillar." — George Westerman, MIT Center for Digital Business Businesses globally face a "digital ceiling" when it comes to digital transformation, according to new research from Infosys Knowledge Institute (IKI), the thought leadership and research arm of Infosys. Businesses...
There are 10 trends that infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must start preparing for to support digital infrastructure in 2020. “This past year, infrastructure trends focused on how technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) or edge computing might support rapidly growing infrastructure and support business needs at the same time,” said Ross Winser, senior research director at Gartner. “While those...
IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) tech experts unveiled their annual predictions for the future of tech, presenting what they believe will be the most widely adopted technology trends in 2020. The tech future forecast by this organization of computer professionals consistently ranks as one of its most anticipated announcements. "These predictions identify the top dozen technologies that have substantial potential to disrupt the market in the...
Entering into a new decade, boards and C-suite leaders around the world are concerned with the escalating competition for specialized talent, their organizations' culture, and the ability to advance their digital maturity and embrace the transformative opportunities of technology. Business leaders contend that coupled with the ongoing economic uncertainty and unknown future regulatory changes, these risks could impact their ability to...
Artificial intelligence (AI) has an apparent impact in our everyday lives. Nearly every critical sector or industry relies on AI to perform specific tasks that are difficult for humans to complete. This technology is revolutionizing how everyday world works which includes applications from streamlining operations to informing better decision making. By using this technology companies in all sectors are optimizing and automating their...
A combination of megatrends, market demand, and new innovations has thrust many technologies into the spotlight. These tech innovations are likely to have the greatest impact during the next 10 years, according to Lux Research in its annual report titled "20 for 2020". The new report combines the power of insights from technology experts with proprietary data science tools to better guide innovation decision making. Below is a...
When it comes to presenting in front of high-level decision-makers within an organization, data, analytics, and objective insights are king. The problem is that communicating this information is challenging. Mandel, a provider of communication skills training for professionals, has four tips for business managers, sales teams, and technical or analytical professionals to help them deliver powerful data-backed presentations when presenting...
These days we hear a lot about the notion of Account-Based Marketing (ABM). But the idea is not that new. We always had key account managers who drove the sales and marketing activities within a large target account. However, recently there has been a surge of excitement in the marketing community about this concept with the intention to “flip the funnel.” Many new ABM products have emerged, and the existing marketing...
A n artificial intelligence (AI) tool—trained on roughly a million screening mammography images—identified breast cancer with approximately 90 percent accuracy when combined with analysis by radiologists, a new study finds. Led by researchers from NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Center for Data Science, the study examined the ability of a type of AI, a machine learning computer program, to add value to the diagnoses...
When developing your organization’s data monetization strategies, the first ideas that come to mind are probably not the best. For example, you might assume that all you need to do before you can start selling your customer data to external organizations is to obfuscate or remove a few sensitive fields – think again. Doing only that could potentially risk your organization’s very existence. The best data monetization...