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Leadership: What can we learn from Silicon Valley?

What can we learn about leadership from the big IT organisations in Silicon Valley? The cynical side of me thinks that whether it’s Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, etc., whenever we hear a “we do leadership better” it’s more of a marketing ploy than a real piece of referenceable material.  In other words, if we think […]

How great project management could lead to a great sales cycle

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The project management and sales lifecycles have much in common. Consider the main attributes of great program and project managers. Problem solving and time management skills, abilities to hit deadlines and motivate teams — these are all vital in the sales cycle. The ability to respond to an RFP in a timely fashion, with all […]

Do your annual meetings have an afterlife ?

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If you want to see a great feeding frenzy of Google image searches, look no further than the week before your upcoming national management meeting. Thousands of page views and “Save Image As” right clicks of charts and graphs supporting the commentary on heavily bulleted PowerPoint presentations. I’ve admittedly been guilty of this for years […]

DXC Cares: Runners support metabolic disease research and awareness

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Last month, a team of 20 DXC runners joined forces with Metakids to run the Dam tot Damloop, which is the largest sporting weekend in the Netherlands with over 87,000 participants. The 10-mile run features a unique passage through Amsterdam and holds special significance for DXC in the Netherlands, with many of our largest and […]

Q/A with DXC Technology’s Kerry Rainer – Influential Women in Re/insurance 2017

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Kerry Rainer, claims services director at Xchanging, a DXC Technology company, was chosen by Intelligent Insurer as one of its Influential Women in Re/insurance 2017. Learn what excites Kerry about the insurance field and her advice to young women considering entering this field. What do you do at DXC ? I’m the claims services director […]

Five steps to team design success

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“Any organization that designs a system will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure.” – Conway’s Law This prescient observation of how software structures tend to follow social structures was made in 1967 and remains essential today when considering team design. In recent years, enterprises have used a microservices […]

T is for Twenty-First Century Digital

This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. The term Twenty-First (21st) Century Digital applies to the current century and how you are using digital to better your organisation and […]

The curse of unconscious bias: When to own it and when to call it out

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It’s been a bit of a while since you’ve heard from me, but… I’m baaaaack. Recap! My last blog was on how external influences can cause us to underestimate ourselves. This mainly touched on an unconscious bias that may cause certain behaviours and attitudes towards women – for example, that we are fragile little flowers […]

Why your geolocation skills can help in an artificial intelligence environment

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Geographic Information Systems experts have leveraged their existing knowledge of analysis, design, coding, cleansing, merging, management, and leadership — developed from their exposure to a divergent technology landscape over many years — to evolve and survive in a modern era beyond Google mapping. But while these geo experts may have already leveraged their existing knowledge […]

Thriving on change – leading by example

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This week DXC Technology released its first Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report 2017. This forward looking report sets out our sustainability framework and our plans for the future, including for example our new 3-year global environmental goals. DXC was formed in April 2017 with the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett […]