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Digital Transformation and Leadership – The Five Big Questions

Digital Transformation

MPs summon Mark Zuckerberg, saying Facebook misled them

Facebook founder is called to give evidence after revelations over data use by Cambridge Analytica<p>MPs have summoned Mark Zuckerberg to appear before a select committee investigating fake news and accused his company of misleading them at a previous hearing.<p>The Facebook founder has been called to …

Donald Trump

Self-Driving Uber Involved In Arizona Pedestrian Death

A self-driving Uber SUV has struck and killed a woman in Arizona in what’s believed to be the first fatal crash involving an autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian.<p>The collision occurred around 10 p.m. Sunday in Tempe, when a woman was struck as she crossed a road outside of the crosswalk. Tempe …

Autonomous Vehicle

The benefits of connected cars also bring 'a lot of risks', warns security expert

The more connected and autonomous cars there are on the road, the more attractive they become to hackers, says BlackBerry chief security officer …

What’s wrong with digital leadership education?

I recently conducted research into the current options leaders have in respect of preparing for the digital age. In the main I have focused on …

Biohacker fined for travel card implant

<b>A biohacker in Australia has been fined A$220 (£120, $170) for removing the chip from a travel card and implanting it into his hand.</b><p>Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (real name) also has to pay A$1,000 in costs.<p>The case was brought by the New South Wales transport authority which issues the …

New South Wales

Why GE’s Jeff Immelt Lost His Job: Disruption and Activist Investors

Jeff Immelt ran GE for 16 years. He radically transformed the company from a classic conglomerate that did everything to one that focused on its core industrial businesses. He sold off slower-growth, low-tech, and nonindustrial businesses — financial services, media, entertainment, plastics, and …

Investing

Why So Many High-Profile Digital Transformations Fail

In 2011, GE embarked upon an ambitious attempt to digitally transform its product and service offerings. The company created impressive digital capabilities, labeling itself a “digital industrial” company, embedding sensors into many products, building a huge new software platform for the Internet …

Innovation

Workplace Learning & Development Report 2018 | LinkedIn Learning

The short shelf life of skills and a tightening labor market are giving rise to a multitude of skill gaps. Businesses are fighting to stay ahead of …

The Workplace

How to build a data-first culture for a digital transformation

Getting better data is key to eliminating the unknowns of a digital transformation. At Sprint, as CDO Rob Roy explains, leaders called for a new …

Artificial Intelligence

'Top universities to offer full degrees online in five years'

<b>Leading universities will offer fully accredited undergraduate courses online within five years, says the co-founder of a US online university network.</b><p>Daphne Koller, president of Coursera, said the necessary technology was available but universities had been hesitant about their "reputation".<p>So …

Higher Education

'Living laboratories': the Dutch cities amassing data on oblivious residents

In Eindhoven and Utrecht smart tech is tackling traffic, noise and crime. But with privacy laws proving futile and commercial companies in on the act, are the plans as benign as they seem?<p>Stratumseind in Eindhoven is one of the busiest nightlife streets in the Netherlands. On a Saturday night, bars …

Smart Cities

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Tech companies are the new investment banks

A few years ago, while trawling for information about financial risk and where it might be held, I had a fascinating conversation with an economist …

Credit Suisse

Porsche and Audi will share an electric car platform

Porsche and Audi are no stranger to sharing car innards (the Cayenne and Macan use the same basic chassis as the Q7 and Q5, for instance), and that's holding true in the electric era. Porsche's Oliver Blume and Audi's Rupert Stadler told <i>Stuttgarter Zeitung</i> in an interview that the two …

The workplaces of the future will be more human, not less

In the 18th century, those operating at the highest levels of society, from London to Moscow, needed to be able to speak French, then the language of …

Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway to build their own healthcare company

When you’re big enough and powerful enough, you don’t need to rely on the existing private healthcare providers out there to handle your employee medical needs. That’s what Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase have determined, and so they’re working together to build their own, fully …

Investing

Artificial intelligence now deciding if suspected criminals can walk free

New Jersey, Arizona, Kentucky and Alaska using AI for legal rulings.<p>In late August, Hercules Shepherd Jr, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, walked up to …

Strava’s fitness tracker heat map reveals the location of military bases

Geolocation isn’t a new problem for the military<p>Strava is the maker of a fitness-tracking app that uses a phone’s GPS to track when and where a user is exercising, with an aim of being a type of social network for athletes. Last November, the site released a heat map showing the activity of its …

Google Maps

New app creates legally binding contracts for consensual sex, including STD-free guarantees

Imagine an incredible date you are on is nearing the end - and rather than part ways, you decide to take the party back to your place. If your intent …

Blockchain

As Robots Rise, How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Jobs

In the summer of 2015, I was attending a rally in South Carolina when I heard a conservative leader tell the most heartwrenching tale. It was the story of an old coffee shop in his tiny hometown, one of those little suburban beauties where a petite old woman with curly, white hair welcomes dreary …

Artificial Intelligence

Donald Trump 'bans White House staff from using personal mobile phones'

The White House is believed to be banning staff members from using their personal mobile phones in the workplace in spite of employees voicing fears …

Donald Trump

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Is US retail giant Sears heading for bankruptcy?

<b>To say that Sears is a household name in US retail is an understatement.</b><p>The 130-year-old company operates one of America's best-known department store brands, Sears, Roebuck & Company, along with the ubiquitous Kmart chain, and was America's largest retail company until 1989.<p>But the firm has …

Sears Holdings

Work in the digital age

Like everything else, work in the digital age is subject to disruption.<p>Take this scenario: You have worked hard. But that was never a problem because …

What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages

In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different …

OECD

Top 10 Trends For Digital Transformation In 2018

Even though we haven’t quite hit the final quarter of 2017, you could say it’s been an eventful year in digital transformation. Just as I predicted last year at this time, user experience (UX), big data, smart machines — and of course, change itself—have proven big players in the business landscape …

Internet of Things

2018 Sherpa Coaching Survey opens today.

Culture for a digital age

Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. In a digital world, solving these cultural problems is no …

Innovation

Five Fifty: The front lines of gender inequality

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