Insights

RKD Group, a fundraising and marketing solutions provider to nonprofits in North America, is excited to welcome Steve Caldwell as senior vice president of data and analytics solutions. Caldwell comes to RKD with nearly two decades of experience in building direct marketing data and analytics solutions. His ability to leverage data as an asset and passion for helping organizations accelerate their data and analytics capabilities has driven...
As the world moves into a potential economic downturn, technology leaders must help their organizations adapt through emerging technologies while building a protective layer against the risks posed. To prepare technology leaders for what's to come in 2023, global IT research and advisory firm Info-Tech Research Group has released its annual technology report. The 2023 Tech Trends report reveals seven data-driven trends and findings based on...
edX, an online learning platform from 2U, Inc. announced the launch of a new Micromasters program, Business: Data, Insights, and Analytics, with the University of Wisconsin–Madison, now available through the Wisconsin School of Business. The three-course, 24-week MicroMasters program will enable learners to uncover insights and provide actionable recommendations through business analytics tools and methodologies. Specific skill...
Stax LLC, a global strategy consulting firm specializing in commercial due diligence, value creation, and exit planning for private equity firms, PE-backed companies, hedge funds, and investment banks has announced the appointment of Brigette Lumpkins in the role of business development at Stax. In this newly created position, Lumpkins is responsible for driving strategic business relationships to support the firm's growth and business...
iCIMS, the talent cloud company, announced new innovations to help talent teams gain unparalleled talent intelligence, automate more tasks, and inspire existing employees to design their next career opportunity internally. "Today's talent and business landscape is unique – many employers are desperate to hire talent amid continued labor shortages, yet simultaneously taking steps to slow down hiring, making retention a competing...
The American Opportunity Index, a scorecard that ranks large companies by how well they create economic mobility for their workers, was launched recently by The Burning Glass Institute, Harvard Business School's Managing the Future of Work Project, and the Schultz Family Foundation. The Index, which assesses the 250 largest U.S. public companies based on the real-world experience of more than three million of their employees, is...
Thrasio Holdings, Inc., a next-generation global consumer goods company, announced the appointment of Pawan Uppuluri as its chief technology officer (CTO). The Amazon veteran comes with 25 years of transformational technology leadership across retail, online marketplace, supply chain, cloud computing, and machine learning. Named one of the 50 Forbes Innovative Technology Leaders and a Female CTO to Watch, Uppuluri was most recently the...
IT talent acquisition challenges are now heavily influencing technology investment decisions, according to new research released from Salesforce's MuleSoft. The 2022 IT Leaders Pulse Report reveals that almost three quarters (73%) of senior IT leaders agree that acquiring IT talent has never been harder, and nearly all (98%) respondents say attracting IT talent influences their organization's technology investment choices. The report...
High-growth technology companies have been hit the hardest by recent market shifts; however, 77% of companies are expected to either increase their technology budgets in 2023 or keep it the same, according to new research from consultancy Bain & Company. Bain's third annual global Technology Report shows that despite the current economic climate, technology will remain a critical investment and as a central source of productivity across...
MX, a fintech innovator in Open Finance, recently announced that Wes Hummel has been named chief technology officer. A customer-focused technology leader, Hummel has spent the past 25 years building global engineering teams that drive business and customer outcomes in financial services. He will oversee the company's engineering and information security teams reporting to MX Chief Executive Officer Jim Magats. "Wes Hummel brings a...
It's no secret that technological advances will continue to improve consumers' experiences. While chief information officers (CIOs) will always be responsible for keeping their organizations safe, secure, and sustained, successful businesses must harness the power of new digital solutions to drive better business decisions and outcomes and ultimately grow the business. Depending on who you ask, doing business in a digital world can mean...
Last week Gartner hosted its Data & Analytics Summit in Orlando, Fla. Below is a collection of insights coming out of the conference. Day 1 On the first day of the conference, the opening keynote presentation focused on innovation amidst uncertainty along with sessions on digital ethics and the top trends in data and analytics (D&A). Opening Keynote: Unleash Innovation, Transform Uncertainty Presented by Gareth Herschel,...