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Hackathon seeks to highlight STEM and insurance to girls and young women

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For years, women have been under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses and occupations. Although more women are starting to work in STEM fields, the gender gap remains high. Only about a quarter of STEM workers are women, and female representation on boards is lower than in other industries. Some businesses and industries […]

A look at NASA’s Future of Work study

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NASA has a mandate to explore space. And, apparently, it also has time to ponder the future of work right here on Earth. Over the past year, the space agency has been publishing excerpts from its Future of Work study. Nick Skytland, who heads NASA’s Future of Work initiative, identifies eight themes that comprise what […]

Launching DXC’s Applied AI Studio

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Self-driving cars, the sharing economy and smart factories are just a few examples of the massive change and extraordinary opportunities that digital technologies can help us create. There’s just one catch—the tools themselves can’t imagine, innovate or self-engineer. That’s up to us. And the current shortage of skilled workers and inspired thinkers is creating a […]

Keys to bridging the IT gender gap

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Today’s global technology industry evolves and moves forward almost daily. But one thing hasn’t changed: women continue to be underrepresented in the IT workforce. What really causes this ongoing gender imbalance, and what can be done to reduce it? The IT gender gap persists—and it may be growing. According to McKinsey, the percentage of female […]

A blueprint for winning the tech talent war

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Digital transformation is impossible if enterprises lack the right techologies. But just as critical to digital transformation efforts is having the in-house skills to fully leverage artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality, the cloud, edge computing, and other emerging technologies, not to mention the more traditional tech skills necessary to maintain and […]

The secret to being a successful data scientist (hint: it isn’t data or science)

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I wasn’t fortunate enough to be at O’Reilly’s Strata Data Conference in London earlier this year, but in his roundup of the event’s big takeaways, CIO contributor Martin De Saulles listed eight “factors shaping the future of big data, machine learning, and AI.” No. 2 on his list is “changing skillsets for data scientists.” “Cassie […]

Tech jobs that pay the biggest bucks

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It’s well-known that technology jobs pay well relative to many non-tech positions and occupations. Indeed, data released earlier this year by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a median salary of $91,530 for computer or tech-related jobs in the U.S. That’s nearly 50% higher than the U.S. median household income of $63,179, as reported […]

‘Human-friendly’ organizations will thrive in the digital age

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Automation and intelligent machines are an increasing presence in the workplace, yet organizations still need humans as much as ever to engage with customers, make business decisions, manage supply chains, do community outreach, and more. Indeed, there is a growing awareness in the enterprise world that successful organizations must strive to be as “human-friendly” as […]

Multitasking? Hardly! This is the real key to success in the digital era

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Succeeding in the digital era requires an ability to adapt and a willingness to be in lifelong learning mode. Really, you have no choice in an economy where the job you might have in 20 years doesn’t yet exist. Other traits will come in handy in the digital economy: The ability to communicate and collaborate, […]

Surviving and thriving as a young professional in a 40-something world

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Most graduates get a bit of a shock when they walk into the office for the first time. Your place in the hierarchy and way of relating and communicating to people fundamentally changes, as does the criteria and attributes required to be successful. I was lucky enough to have an extremely senior, supportive direct manager […]