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IT leaders rethink talent strategies to cope with AI skills crunch

CIO

As head of transformation, artificial intelligence, and delivery at Guardian Life, John Napoli is ramping up his company’s AI initiatives. And a big part of that is scaling up AI talent. But Napoli, like many CIOs, is facing a tough labor landscape for highly sought skills. By most accounts, enterprise CIOs are rushing to hire for AI-related roles, putting them into fierce competition with one another — and with big tech companies and CTOs everywhere.

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Nurturing Agile organizational success through Caring Leadership

Agile Alliance

Caring Leadership® is the cornerstone of Agile organizational success, fostering a culture of empathy, collaboration, and innovation to inspire teams and drive sustainable growth and resilience. The post Nurturing Agile organizational success through Caring Leadership first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Testing server calls in generated HTML

Martin Fowler

Matteo Vaccari completes his article on testing template-generated HTML, by looking at how to use TDD with pages that make calls to the server.

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The strategic value of Intelligent Automation in Accounts Payable going beyond RPA

Cherry Work

Introduction: In the highly competitive business environment, presently the companies are under tremendous pressure to make their operations more efficient and increase efficiency, especially in the areas like accounts payable (AP). Today, Robotic Process Automation has become a common choice for automating the repetitive tasks, thus, automation technologies have been of great import in making the AP processes more efficient over the years.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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How to Get Your Team to Actually Speak Up

Harvard Business Review

There is a common leadership misconception that merely encouraging team members to voice their opinions will foster an environment of openness. But people won’t speak up unless they feel safe doing so. As a leader, this means you have to address the underlying reasons for employee reticence, including the individual and systemic barriers to speaking up.

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AI Training

DevOps.com

There will come a time when how AI works will be a an unknowable mystery that can be explained only by a belief in the existence of magic. There will come a time when how AI works will be a an unknowable mystery that can be explained only by a belief in the existence of magic.

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The Future Is Here: San Francisco Deep Tech Week 23-29 June

Ooda Loop

The topics of Deep Tech week align perfectly with what our OODA network is interested in and what we cover here. Topics include AI of course, but not just AI. The event is for builders of the most advanced capabilities in energy, biotech, robotics, manufacturing, aerospace, and defense.

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Bigger, Better Small Talk: Practical Ways to Connect with Your Coworkers

Let's Grow Leaders

Get Better at Small Talk By Asking the Next Best Question Do you dread small talk? Does the idea of asking (or being asked) “How was your weekend?” make you cringe? We get it. You don’t have a lot of extra time for long conversations. You’ve got work to do. But here’s the thing. People are more likely to help you when they feel seen by you—as a person—not just for what they can do for you.

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How AI Can Make Make Us Better Leaders

Harvard Business Review

Humans are good at inventing tools, but not as good at adapting to the change these tools can cause. While there has been much focus on the technical impacts and potential dark side of AI, the authors’ research has shown that AI can enhance and empower leadership, actually helping make leaders more human. To do this, we need to invest just as much in the development of our human potential as we do in harnessing the power of AI.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Complaints in EU challenge Meta’s plans to utilize personal data for AI

CIO

Meta is facing renewed scrutiny over privacy concerns as the privacy advocacy group NOYB has lodged complaints in 11 countries against the company’s plans to use personal data for training its AI models. NOYB has called on national regulators to take immediate action against Meta in 10 European Union member states and in Norway, arguing that changes to the company’s privacy policy due to enter effect on June 26 would permit the use of extensive personal data, including posts, private images, and

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CodeSOD: Terminated Nulls

The Daily WTF

When you get into the world of proprietary filesystems, things can get real weird. There are many a filesystem that doesn't support directories, still in use today. Or filesystems which only allocated chunks in multi-megabyte blocks, which means you end up wasting a lot of space if you have small files. Or filesystems where the largest file size is itself a handful of megabytes.

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Artificial Intelligence, The Metaverse, Compute, and The Future of Digital Identity Frameworks

Ooda Loop

The title of this post says it all: you will find here an OODA Loop original analysis of Artificial Intelligence, The Metaverse, Compute, and The Future of Digital Identity Frameworks as part of our Digital Self-Sovereignty Research Initiative.

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GRR Vs. NRR: Choosing The Right Metric For Your Business Strategy

Crunchbase News

In today’s competitive business environment, mastering revenue metrics is pivotal for sustainable growth. Two key metrics are GRR, or gross revenue retention, and NRR, or net revenue retention. I will not dive into how to calculate them as it is widely available information, the benchmarks are also available and periodically change. Instead I will focus on when they should be used and under what conditions one may be more important than the other.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Leaders Need to Reframe the Return-to-Office Conversation

Harvard Business Review

There is no easy solution for companies trying to craft policies that balance in-office and flexible working, as there are undeniable benefits to both approaches. But much of the recent messaging from company leaders demanding that employees return to the office has felt tone-deaf at best and dictatorial at worst. To be successful, companies need to engage in dialogue with employees and be explicit and honest about which outcomes are most critical.

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AES enlists AI to boost its sustainable energy business

CIO

American utility and power company AES launched a renewable energy program in mid-2022 that is not only reducing its carbon footprint but adding wealth to its coffer. To achieve that, the Arlington, Va.-based company, which claims to be the top-ranked supplier of renewable energy sales to corporations, turned to machine learning to help forecast renewable asset output, while establishing an automation framework for streamlining the company’s operations in servicing the renewable energy market.

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Cybersecurity Snapshot: NIST Program Assesses How AI Systems Will Behave in the Real World, While FBI Has Troves of Decryption Keys for LockBit Victims

Tenable

Check out the new ARIA program from NIST, designed to evaluate if an AI system will be safe and fair once it’s launched. Plus, the FBI offers to help LockBit victims with thousands of decryption keys. In addition, Deloitte finds that boosting cybersecurity is key for generative AI deployment success. And why identity security is getting harder. And much more!

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Is the Sociotechnical Geopolitical Future – and War? – Converging in the Islands and Territories of the Pacific and Oceania?

Ooda Loop

Recent insights from Chris Ward's (Senior Advisor at OODA LLC and an OODA Network Member) - "Decoding of DoD's Pacific Missions" - have converged with our recent deep dive into The Digital Residency Program of the Pacific Island Nation of Palau and our previous tracking of activity in Guam. Following is what is blipping on the geopolitical radar and converging in the Islands and Territories of the Pacific and Oceania.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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The Portion Of US VC Funding That Went To Female Founders Hit A New Peak In 2023, Thanks To Massive AI Deals

Crunchbase News

In 2023, the proportion of U.S. venture funding that went to startups with at least one female co-founder reached a new peak. In fact, a quarter of all funding — $34.7 billion — was invested in companies with at least one female founder, Crunchbase data shows. The uptick in the portion of startup investment going to female-founded companies — up from 15% in 2022 — was in large part due to a number of billion-dollar-plus rounds raised by AI companies with a female co-founder.

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GenAI Is Leveling the Playing Field for Smaller Businesses

Harvard Business Review

Typically, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) don’t have the resources to hunker down at an annual strategy retreat or to stop everything they’re doing to respond to unexpected emergencies or events that threaten the bottom line. This puts them at a disadvantage compared to their larger competitors. This article shows how AI is proving to be a transformative force for small and medium enterprises.

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CIOs help set the workforce AI training agenda

CIO

The pressure is on for CIOs to deliver value from AI, but pressing ahead with AI implementations without the necessary workforce training in place is a recipe for falling short of their goals. At the organizational level, CIOs are being called on to help ensure employees are up to speed on the skills necessary to make good on the promise of AI. For many IT leaders, being central to organization-wide training initiatives may be new territory.

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CVE-2024-4577: Proof of Concept Available for PHP-CGI Argument Injection Vulnerability

Tenable

Researchers disclose a critical severity vulnerability affecting PHP installations and provide proof-of-concept exploit code, which could lead to remote code execution. Background On June 6, maintainers of PHP released updates to address a critical vulnerability affecting installations where PHP is used in CGI mode. As part of a coordinated release, researchers at DEVCORE published a blog post with their analysis of the vulnerability and its impact.

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Streamlining Database Compliance with CI/CD Integration

IT leaders know the importance of compliance at every level, but the database often gets left behind as other environments are automated for robust protection. This whitepaper emphasizes the importance of robust, auditable, and secure database change management practices for safeguarding organizational compliance. Learn how automating database compliance: Mitigates risk Protects against security vulnerabilities Helps avoid regulatory penalties Aligns database workflows with app lifecycle Turns d

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GenAI Marks a Shift to Intelligent Experience Orchestration

IDC

GenAI is revolutionizing enterprises with hyper-personalization, like predicting grocery orders and offering tailored promos, enhancing customer experiences and value.

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Most-Active US Investors In May: Andreessen Horowitz And General Catalyst Lead Month With A Lot Of Big Rounds

Crunchbase News

This is a monthly feature that runs down some of the most-active investors in U.S.-based companies, looks at some of their most interesting investments, and includes some odds and ends of who spent what. See April’s most-active startup investors here. Similar to April, big-named investors dominated investing in U.S.-based startups last month. Andreessen Horowitz , General Catalyst , Sequoia Capital , Khosla Ventures , Founders Fund and Alumni Ventures led the way in the number of deals, although

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Research: How Remote Work Impacts Women at Different Stages of Their Careers

Harvard Business Review

While much has been said about the potential benefits of remote work for women, recent research examines how working from home affects the professional development of female software engineers at a Fortune 500 company, revealing that its impact varies by career stage. Junior women engineers benefit significantly from in-person mentorship, receiving 40% more feedback when sitting near colleagues, while senior women face reduced productivity due to increased mentoring duties.

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Responsible AI Institute offers new AI policy template

CIO

The Responsible AI Institute has launched an AI policy template designed to help enterprises develop their own company-wide responsible AI policies. Some enterprises struggle with executing a critical step in their AI journeys: developing and establishing AI guardrails and ethical policies within their organization, according to the Texas-based non-profit, whose members include Amazon Web Services, Boston Consulting Group, ATB Financial, and Shell.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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Creating a Learning Organization: Fostering Continuous Improvement and Innovation

N2Growth Blog

Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement Organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of evolving into learning organizations to remain competitive and adapt to continuous market changes. A learning organization fosters ongoing learning, innovation, and improvement among its members. Continual improvement is essential for staying competitive.

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Databricks Follows Cloudera by Adopting Iceberg, While Snowflake Mulls Open Source Approach

Cloudera

A constant flow of breaking news from the data lakehouse space is making notable tech headlines this week. On Tuesday, Databricks announced that it will acquire Tabular, a data management company founded by the creators of Apache Iceberg, Ryan Blue, Daniel Weeks, and Jason Reidfor. The deal was for an unconfirmed sum, but some reports suggest that amount to be between $1B and $2B (and allegedly outbidding Snowflake).

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Crossing The Series A Chasm

Crunchbase News

As we get deeper into 2024, there is increasing concern about the state of Series A fundraising. The bar for investment appears much higher , and fewer startups are reaching it. This is a problem for founders, and investors like Jenny Fielding , managing partner of Everywhere Ventures , who said, “Every Seed investor’s dilemma: All my Series A buddies want to meet my companies early!