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DEI MIA in new Meta AI advisory group

CIO

The creation of a new group to advise on AI and technology product strategy by Facebook parent Meta Platforms has been criticized by an executive member of the Responsible AI Institute (RAI) for what on the surface appears to be an acute lack of diversity. “It was definitely striking, I will say,” said Alyssa Lefaivre Škopac, head of global partnerships and growth with the RAI, of a panel that is made up of four white male entrepreneurs.

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Why “Agree to Disagree” Stinks and What to Say Instead for Better Work Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

“Agree to disagree” is dismissive, shuts down collaboration, and prevents meaningful solutions. Faced with conflict at work, you might think “let’s agree to disagree” is an easy way to move on from the conversation. The words seem peaceful and hint at mutual respect. But in actual use, they aren’t peaceful, or helpful, at all. The phrase implies a deadlock, which can prevent the resolution of underlying issues and hinder productive work relationships.

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Where’s the ROI for AI? CIOs struggle to find it

CIO

Finding the return on investment for AI remains elusive for many organizations, even as they rush to adopt the technology. Difficulties estimating or demonstrating the value of AI technologies to the business have been or will be a top barrier to their implementation, according to a recent Gartner survey of more than 700 IT leaders at organizations that have adopted or plan to adopt AI.

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Test-Driving HTML Templates

Martin Fowler

When building a server-side rendered web application, it's valuable to test the HTML that's generated through templates. While these can be tested through end-to-end tests running in the browser, such tests are slow and more work to maintain than unit tests. My colleague Matteo Vaccari has written an article on how to use TDD to test drive these templates using xunit-style tools which can be run easily from the command line or as part of build scripts.

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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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Reimagining Agile at JAFAC: Back to basics and forward to the future

Agile Alliance

The Reimagining Agile workshop at JAFAC 2024 united New Zealand's Agile community to rethink the Agile Manifesto and address modern challenges, fostering collaborative discussions and questioning established narratives to envision Agile's future. The post Reimagining Agile at JAFAC: Back to basics and forward to the future first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Testing the contents of generated HTML

Martin Fowler

Matteo Vaccari continues his testing of template-generated HTML by describing tests for the contents of that HTML. He shows how to gradually build up the template, using Test-Driven Development in Go and Java.

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Linux as the new developer default at 37signals

David Heinemeier Hansson

For over twenty years, the Mac was the default at 37signals. For designers, programmers, support, and everyone else. That mono culture had some clear advantages, like being able to run Kandji and macOS-specific setup scripts. But it certainly also had its disadvantages, like dealing with Apple's awful reliability years , and being cut off from seeing how half our Basecamp customer base saw by default (since they're on Windows!).

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All Business Strategies Fall into 4 Categories

Harvard Business Review

The problem with strategy frameworks is that although they can help you determine whether an opportunity is attractive or whether a given strategy is likely to work, they generally don’t help you in the task of identifying the opportunity or crafting the strategy in the first place. This article introduces a framework, built on an in-depth analysis of the creativity literature, that aims to fill that gap by providing a systematic approach to identifying potential strategies.

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Logz’s AI Chatbot Makes Your Observability Tools Smart(er)

DevOps.com

Everyone is adding AI to their applications. Sometimes that's overkill. But Logz.io's IQ Assistant, which purports to make the most of your software stack's records, actually makes sense.

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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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AI is driving productivity and wage increases: Report

CIO

Business sectors using artificial intelligence are seeing significant gains in productivity while AI skills are commanding higher wages, according to a new PwC report. Industries such as financial services, information technology, and professional services are seeing labor productivity growth nearly five times greater than industries with less AI integration, the consulting firm said in a statement.

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Why Board Members Must Prioritize Cybersecurity and Regulatory Compliance: Lessons from the SEC’s $10 Million Fine on Intercontinental Exchange and NYSE

Ooda Loop

The SEC charged Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and nine affiliates, including the New York Stock Exchange, with failing to promptly inform the SEC about a cyber intrusion in 2021 (more here). ICE was fined $10 million for delaying notification and not following Regulation SCI, which mandates immediate reporting of cyber events.

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Nonprofit CEO Search: Strategies for Sustainable Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Identifying the Key Qualities and Skills of an Effective Nonprofit CEO Nonprofit organizations thrive under the guidance of exceptional CEOs who possess a unique set of qualities and skills. As a leading executive search firm , we’ve found that one of the most important qualities to look for in a nonprofit CEO is strong leadership and communication skills.

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3 Ways to Clearly Communicate Your Company’s Strategy

Harvard Business Review

For all the communication around strategy, we know that leaders at many companies don’t provide the necessary context for employees to understand what the words and sentences in a strategy statement actually mean. What can leaders do to help employees understand enough context to understand a strategy? In this article, the authors offer three recommendations: 1) Present the alternatives considered and explain why they were not adopted. 2) Explain how each choice is linked to the organization’s p

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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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How Bain Capital Ventures Incubates AI 

Crunchbase News

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series in which Crunchbase News interviews active investors in artificial intelligence. Read previous interviews with Felicis , Battery Ventures , General Catalyst , Bessemer Venture Partners , Accel , Insight Partners , Index Ventures , Sequoia Capital , Section 32 , M12 and Sapphire Ventures , as well as highlights from these stories from 2023.

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IT leaders look beyond LLMs for gen AI needs

CIO

With the generative AI gold rush in full swing, some IT leaders are finding generative AI’s first-wave darlings — large language models (LLMs) — may not be up to snuff for their more promising use cases. LLMs, with their advanced ability to comprehend and generate text, have become a near stand-in for generative AI in the collective mindshare. Along with code-generating copilots and text-to-image generators, which leverage a combination of LLMs and diffusion processing, LLMs are at the core of m

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Are PSYOPS in Cyberspace a Viable Tool Against Adversaries?

Ooda Loop

A recent article revealed that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) would try to counter prolific ransomware gangs beyond using cyber responses, and also include psychological warfare into its toolbox.

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From Today to Tomorrow: Ensuring Continuity through Strategic Succession

N2Growth Blog

Defining the Key Elements of a Strategic Succession Strategy A robust succession plan depends on thorough strategic planning and preparation. It begins with identifying key organizational roles that could impact its continuity and growth. Creating detailed role descriptions outlining responsibilities, requirements, and potential for growth is essential.

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“Build vs Buy Analytics?” The Question ALL SaaS Leaders Need to Answer in 2024

As a SaaS leader, you know that the more metrics, insights, and analytics you add to your products, the more engagement you’ll have – and the stickier your product will become with customers. At what point do you decide to keep building your analytics in-house or invest in an embedded analytics solution? Read our Build vs. Buy Analytics guide to learn: Top 4 benefits of embedded analytics A quick cost comparison of in-house analytics development vs embedded analytics 10 considerations to help yo

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You Need New Skills to Make a Career Pivot. Here’s How to Find the Time to Build Them.

Harvard Business Review

With any significant change in your career comes the need for new skills. But that’s even more true when you want a radical career change. In these situations, it’s going to take more than listening to a few webinars to build the knowledge you need get to where you want to go. You must set aside a significant amount of time for self-directed learning, formal training, or even a second job to gain the skills for the big leap.

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Health And Biotech Startups Now Get The Majority Of US Series A Funding

Crunchbase News

This year is shaping up as the first we’ve seen in which biotech and healthcare startups receive a majority of U.S. Series A commitments. So far in 2024, biotech and health companies have pulled in around $5.6 billion across 110 Series A rounds, per Crunchbase data. That accounts for 53% of all funding at the Series A stage, which is a closely watched barometer for the startup ecosystem.

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Reducing CIO-CISO tension requires recognizing the signs

CIO

CIOs and CISOs operate in high-stress environments that can at times place additional strain on their relationship, further distracting them from achieving beneficial outcomes. In my own career, I’ve been a CIO and a CISO, so I have firsthand experience with this issue from both perspectives. Defusing the situation so that the relationship is workable, healthy, and respectful for both parties can be challenging, especially for CISOs, who often reportto the CIO.

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Russia, in New Push, Increasingly Disrupts Ukraine’s Starlink Service

Ooda Loop

Russia has deployed advanced tech to interfere with Elon Musk’s satellite internet service, Starlink, leading to more outages on the northern front battle line. Starlink has been critical to the Ukrainian military since the earliest days of the war with Russia.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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Unveiling Excellence: How Executive Coaching Drives Business Success

N2Growth Blog

The Power of Executive Coaching in Driving Business Success In today’s competitive business landscape, the importance of executive coaching cannot be overstated. Executives can improve their leadership skills through tailored and personalized coaching programs, overcome challenges, and achieve tangible results for their organizations. One of the key benefits of executive coaching is its ability to empower executives to reach their full potential.

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AI Is Making Economists Rethink the Story of Automation

Harvard Business Review

Economists have traditionally believed that new technology lifts all boats. But in the case of AI, some are asking: Will some employees get left behind?

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Microsoft Infuses AI into DevOps Workflows

DevOps.com

Microsoft this week added a bevy of tools to its portfolio that infuses generative artificial intelligence (AI) into DevOps workflows.

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A closer look: Huawei’s Net5.5G Intelligent Cloud Network takes aim at digital productivity

CIO

With the onset of emerging technologies and increasing appetite among enterprises to create intelligent digital services, the demand for more bandwidth and better network connectivity is at an all-time high. The future of digital productivity rests on evolving network capabilities which Huawei has charted a path to achieve. Earlier this year at Mobile World Congress 2024 , Leon Wang, president of Huawei’s Data Communication Product Line, launched a fresh line-up of Net5.5G-oriented products and

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.

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AI Powers Sabre's Enhanced Threat Detection & Response

Palo Alto Networks

Precision AI™ by Palo Alto Networks Elevates Security Posture As the cyberthreat landscape continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, security teams are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to bolster their defense capabilities. According to research from Deloitte , the market for AI-powered cybersecurity solutions is projected to reach a staggering $102.78 billion by the year 2032, underscoring the widespread embrace and integration of AI technologies across the cybersecurity landscape.

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Securing Top Revenue Leadership: Insights from N2Growth’s CRO Searches

N2Growth Blog

Distinguishing the Traits of Successful Revenue Leaders In a competitive market, revenue leaders play vital roles, often exerting influence across the entire organizational hierarchy. Their responsibilities do not simply involve financial growth but also include strategizing comprehensive growth plans, fostering team spirit, and driving innovation. As a result, certain traits distinguish successful revenue leaders from the rest of the crowd.

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3 Ways to Make a Request That Doesn’t Feel Coercive

Harvard Business Review

Research shows that people feel more pressured to agree to requests than we realize, frequently agreeing to do things they would rather not do, such as taking on burdensome, low-promotability work tasks. As a manager, what can you do to ensure that your employees aren’t taking things on because they feel like they have to, but because they actually want to?

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