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Climate change will have significant impacts on environmental, social, political, and economic systems around the world. Therefore, climate change mitigation, along with adaptation and resilience, is crucial. Efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 will be essential, as will efforts to prepare for the consequences of climate change and to minimize the resulting harm. Applying advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to...
Cybersecurity company Secureworks announced that it has appointed Michael Aiello as its new chief technology officer (CTO). Aiello will play a pivotal role in setting the company's long-term strategic vision to define the next horizon of cybersecurity, accelerating its business transformation and championing customers to deliver enhanced security outcomes. Aiello will report directly into President and CEO Wendy Thomas. Aiello has over 20...
Hiring activity for technology workers remains on an upward trajectory, countering reports of layoffs and reaffirming tech's essential role in powering the nation's economy, according to analysis by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce. Technology industry companies added 20,300 net new workers in June, the 19th consecutive month of employment growth, analysis of the recent...
Global AI and analytics company SAS has acquired Honolulu-based Kamakura Corporation. Privately held Kamakura provides specialized software, data, and consulting that helps financial organizations across the spectrum – banks, insurance companies, asset managers, pension funds, and more – manage a variety of financial risks. SAS' investment decision comes as post-pandemic optimism is shadowed by war, unyielding supply chain...
Many believe in a future in which people everywhere can use data to solve society’s greatest challenges. To realize this potential, building the next generation of diverse data talent for social impact is essential. Data.org and the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation (PJMF) released Workforce Wanted: Data Talent for Social Impact , a first-of-its-kind report on global data talent in the social sector. This report delivers a definitive...
Equifax recently announced the appointment of Harald Schneider as chief data and analytics officer. In this role, Schneider will lead the company's global Data and Analytics team and champion global data innovation, maximizing the benefits of Equifax differentiated data assets, leading analytics capabilities and single data fabric within the Equifax Cloud to drive new products and growth. He will serve as an extended member of the senior...
With increasing pressure on supply chain leaders to implement technological responses to disruptions, supply shortages, and security incidents, there are eight supply chain technology themes to know in 2022. Gartner, Inc. analysts have selected the themes for their potential to deliver automation, intelligence, and resiliency. “According to a Gartner survey among 211 supply chain professionals in December 2021, 34% of respondents...
BlackBerry Limited today announced a number of enhancements to the BlackBerry Partner Program to help managed security service providers (MSSPs) capture the demand among small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for 24x7x365 managed extended detection and response (XDR) services, a market which industry experts expect will grow from $22.45 billion in 2020 to $77.01 billion by 2030. BlackBerry's 2022 Threat Report  found SMBs...
Research and insights organization Ipsos announced that James Conrad has joined its Market Strategy and Understanding (MSU) team as an executive vice president. Conrad, an accomplished researcher and top-performing executive, will leverage resources from across the company to meet clients' demand for actionable insights and solutions. "Ipsos' capabilities are second to none. There are so many different ways we can help clients understand...
Despite more than a decade of investment, only 8% of enterprises have fully modernized with cloud and integrated analytics and AI into processes. This is according to new joint research from professional services firm Genpact and market intelligence and advisory services think tank Corinium Global Intelligence. Designed to assess the progress enterprises have made in the journey toward building data-driven, agile, and resilient...
Data is being put to work. Nearly every large enterprise is using data to increase revenue. But even so, value is being left on the table. According to a new report conducted by Wakefield Research and commissioned by WANdisco, 96% of data executives have used data to create new revenue streams, but only 20% are using all of their data; it grows too quickly for them to handle and gets trapped on premise and at the edge. "Just bits and...
Talend, a data integration and management company, announced today two new members of its executive team. Talend named Sam Pierson its chief technology officer (CTO) and Jason Penkethman its chief product officer (CPO), a newly created role. The addition of a CPO reflects the company's strategic focus on the development and execution of innovative solutions that help businesses use healthy data to achieve valuable business outcomes. "Our...