How Forward-Thinking Companies Are Addressing the Digital Talent Gap

While every business’s digital journey is unique, one aspect will be consistent across the board: Employee talent investment. As digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and machine learning remap the required skills, competencies, roles and learning journeys –amid a very real digital talent gap – organizations need to renovate ancient analog work structures and talent […]

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Digital Recruiting: An Innovative Way to Welcome Women and Diversity Candidates Into Your Workplace

Grace Hopper is celebrated as a pioneering computer programmer in the 1940s who helped develop a compiler that was the precursor to the widely used Cobol computer language. It’s hard to fathom today just how radical that was: being a woman in a nearly all-male field. It’s no wonder she was also known for her […]

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How a ‘Precision Prescription’ Can Put a Finer Point on the Question of Build vs. Buy

Did you know that identical twins – born with the same DNA – grow genetically apart, and end up with wholly different genomes as they age? This phenomenon, called epigenetics, concerns how genes express themselves as they’re exposed to environmental factors, stress, diet, culture, etc. This discovery is spurring a new era in precision medicine, […]

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Amazon Primes Pharmacy Disruption with PillPack Acquisition

Amazon’s march toward what we’ve called “Prime Health” continues with the company’s announcement that it will acquire PillPack, the online full-service pharmacy that sorts its customers’ medications by dose; packages them by date, day and time; and mails them to the consumer’s home. With this acquisition, Amazon gains another tool for making healthcare easier, faster, […]

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Closing the Digital Marketing Skills Gap

For anyone pursuing an MBA just a few years ago, the topic of digital marketing might have consumed a single paragraph in their marketing textbook. The reasoning at the time was, “Why would you need a website, when you have TV?” Fast-forward to today, and digital marketing is an entire specialization within the marketing organization, […]

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Data-Driven Cultures: Keeping Humans in the Loop

Businesses everywhere are striving to become more data-centric, whether to improve customer experience, develop smarter products and services, or fine-tune decision-making. But while these initiatives rely heavily on technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), developing a successful data-driven culture is not a technology problem to solve. The main ingredient of a […]

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In Pursuit of Imperfection

Tiffany Dufu is a force of nature. A passionate advocate for women and girls, she tells a story of embracing imperfection that energized all of us lucky enough to hear her speak at a recent Women Empowered luncheon. At first glance, imperfection is the last thing you’d associate with Dufu. As an activist and author, […]

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Cigna & Express Scripts: Yet Another Sign of a Healthcare Value Chain Shakeup

Another day, another healthcare intermediary is absorbed by a player intent on building scale to deliver value, control data and power up a patient-centered business model. Cigna’s announcement of its intent to buy Express Scripts is just the latest development in the ongoing compression of the healthcare value chain. We’ve been predicting these types of […]

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