Confidence in my 20s

Confidence

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on Confidence  Over the years, confidence has been my number 1 strength and my number 1 weakness. It has allowed me to do and say things which most would shy away from doing, but has also sometimes given to others the impression that I am arrogant. This […]

Thriving on change through content

Growing up, I was lucky to have had the chance to travel on several occasions. At the age of eleven, I had my first experience leaving the country when my family vacationed in Rome and explored the Greek Isles. In high school, I visited Germany, giving me the opportunity to connect with my family’s roots. […]

Actionable career advice for aspiring female leaders

Women Leaders

by Nikki Wilton, Global Sales Director, Xchanging, a DXC Company All the stats say that we need more Women in Leadership, but the situation hasn’t changed much in the last ten years. McKinsey predicts that if the pace of change continues at this rate it’ll take another 100 years, or 5 generations, to reach any […]

An artist’s journey in IT

Artist Studio

I have spent my career in IT, primarily because it has afforded me the opportunity to learn new knowledge and skills every single day. I have a questing disposition – in that I am attracted to challenges that help me get better faster. And I measure my improvement by way of the value I deliver […]

La forma de trabajar de los millennial impulsa el éxito empresarial (¡Créalo!)

Cuando se habla de los millennials,  la opinión típica entre los directivos suele ser algo condescendiente. Parecería que los trabajadores más jóvenes son niños que deben ser tolerados o con los que incluso conviene ser indulgentes: “Si no permitimos a los millennials  utilizar herramientas digitales de su elección en el trabajo, serán infelices e improductivos.” […]

Is healthcare IT causing a clinician burnout epidemic?

Stress

It used to be so easy as a Marcus Welby-era general practitioner or nurse when the most sophisticated technology was the blood pressure cuff. Record keeping was a matter of manila folders with cryptic paper notes and prescription records filed in giant buff-colored cabinets. There was a library of patient x-ray records with a lightbox […]

Your business skills are valuable to technology companies

This is part 3 in a 3-part series. As promised, this is the third part in my series, “Do technology companies mind if you’re not technical?” The other day I was asked by a colleague if my position in the graduate program was through an IT or computer science degree, and if so did I […]

A rant about corporate mission statements

Poster

There are precious few things in my career that I have learned to avoid more than mission statement meetings.  It always shocked me that people actually volunteered for them. It seemed to me that it was the equivalent of prisoners volunteering to do community clean-up patrols to get outside the walls of the prison for […]

Technology companies do want you!

This is part 2 in a 3-part series. As mentioned in my last blog, if we are to become digital leaders, and keep up with the next generation of digital natives, we need to continue investing in our IT skills. For me, that was one of the driving factors in applying for a graduate position […]

Moving beyond risk management to antifragility

Change

The amount of change in the world is exciting, but the combination of the level of innovation being generated by technology and the fierce competition of global markets means that we are seeing — and will inevitably continue to see — slip-ups. As IT professionals, what is our defense against slip-ups? We often try to […]