Thu.Jun 06, 2024

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Unauthorized AI is eating your company data, thanks to your employees

CIO

Legal documents, HR data, source code, and other sensitive corporate information is being fed into unlicensed, publicly available AIs at a swift rate, leaving IT leaders with a mounting shadow AI mess.

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Could M&A Activity in the Federal IT Services Market Surge in 2025?

TBR

What Caused the Initial Slowdown in M&A Activity in Federal IT Services? In March 2022 the Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate for the first time since 2018, increasing it by 0.25% Prior to this, contractors like Accenture Federal Services (AFS) and Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) had been rapidly acquiring digital transformation capabilities to capitalize on the demand for IT services as well as emerging technologies from the Department of Defense (DOD) and Intelligence Community (IC).

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Complaints in EU challenge Meta’s plans to utilize personal data for AI

CIO

Meta is facing renewed scrutiny over privacy concerns as the privacy advocacy group NOYB has lodged complaints in 11 countries against the company’s plans to use personal data for training its AI models. NOYB has called on national regulators to take immediate action against Meta in 10 European Union member states and in Norway, arguing that changes to the company’s privacy policy due to enter effect on June 26 would permit the use of extensive personal data, including posts, private images, and

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[Review] Co-Intelligence: Living and Working with AI by Ethan Mollick

Weidert Group

A jagged frontier. An invisible wall. A helpful alien that wants to make you happy. Professor Mollick’s metaphors, real-world use cases, and foreseeable scenarios do the world-building work of a storyteller, but this isn’t science fiction. It’s artificial intelligence, and it’s accessible to billions of people through large language models (LLMs) like those used by ChatGPT , Claude , and Meta AI.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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Responsible AI Institute offers new AI policy template

CIO

The Responsible AI Institute has launched an AI policy template designed to help enterprises develop their own company-wide responsible AI policies. Some enterprises struggle with executing a critical step in their AI journeys: developing and establishing AI guardrails and ethical policies within their organization, according to the Texas-based non-profit, whose members include Amazon Web Services, Boston Consulting Group, ATB Financial, and Shell.

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Salesforce updates Sales and Service Cloud with new capabilities

CIO

Customer relationship management (CRM) software provider Salesforce on Thursday added new capabilities to its Sales Cloud and Service Cloud with updates to its Einstein AI and Data Cloud offerings. The updates to Sales Cloud aim to help enterprises make sales calls more productive, and include a generative AI enhancement to Einstein Conversation Insights, Sales Signals, and Einstein Copilot for Sales Actions.

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Wink, Inc. Releases 1st Quarter, 2024 Annuity Sales Results

Wink Intel

— FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION — NEWS RELEASE Indexed and Structured Annuity Sales are on a Hot Streak! Wink, Inc. Releases 1 st Quarter, 2024 Annuity Sales Results Des Moines, Iowa. June 5 th , 2024 – Wink’s Sales & Market Report , the insurance industry’s #1 resource for annuity sales data since 1998, released its 107 th edition report for 1 st Quarter, 2024.

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Refactoring your IT sourcing strategy for digital success

CIO

Composing a workforce is like playing chess. When it’s done well, every choice is calculated, made mindfully of both its short- and long-run impacts, and of the delicate balance in which it must hold certain key variables — cost, productivity, digital maturity, and the potential to build capabilities that last. In striking this balance, digital and technology leaders have long optimized for cost, but so rapidly is business evolving that many of them are reconsidering that approach.

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The YCombinator Effect: The Analysis of YC Startups from the Inception  

Data Hut

Y Combinator (YC), synonymous with startup innovation, has established itself as one of the premier accelerators globally. Being a Ycombinator startup is a badge of honor for founders. Since its inception, YC has been a catalyst for transforming fledgling ideas into thriving enterprises, playing a pivotal role in the startup ecosystem. This exploratory data analysis aims to decode the vast and diverse dataset of companies nurtured under YC's guidance, offering a lens through which we can o

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7 Strategies to Gather (and Actually Use) Competitive Intel from Employees

Leaders in competitive intel know that the employees who interact with customers and prospects every day hold valuable competitive insights that could help win sales. But they don’t have a good plan or system to gather, organize, and share these insights with the stakeholders who need them. In this eBook, we outline 7 strategies to make it easier to build and scale an employee sharing program that will drive competitive advantage.

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Key considerations to cancer institute’s gen AI deployment

CIO

The overhype of generative AI was unavoidable last year, yet despite all the distraction, unproven benefits, and potential pitfalls, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute CIO Naomi Lenane didn’t want to ban the technology outright. It was undeniably groundbreaking, and there could be interesting things the institute’s employees might be able to do with it. But allowing free, unfettered use of the public gen AI platforms was not an option.

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Mind the Gap: Analytics Architecture Stuck in the 1990s

Dataversity

Welcome to the latest edition of Mind the Gap, a monthly column exploring practical approaches for improving data understanding and data utilization (and whatever else seems interesting enough to share). Last month, we explored the data chasm. This month, we’ll look at analytics architecture. From day one, data warehouses and their offspring – data marts, operational […] The post Mind the Gap: Analytics Architecture Stuck in the 1990s appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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Zoho updates its collaboration tools to help with asynchronous work

CIO

Zoho is updating its extensive range of collaboration products with new AI, workflow automation, and industry-specific functionality to, it said, “promote unified project management and support productive asynchronous collaboration for global businesses whose employees, customers, and partners operate on different timetables.” Four core collaboration tools — Zoho Projects, Zoho Notebook, Zoho WorkDrive, and Zoho Sign — are receiving new features, some of which are industry-specific.

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Simplicity Acquires Plum Life and Launches LifeLink™, a Digital Life Insurance Platform that Automates the Delivery of Much-Needed Protection

Wink Intel

SUMMIT, N.J. , June 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Simplicity Group Holdings, Inc. (“Simplicity”), a leading financial products distribution firm, today announced the launch of Simplicity LifeLink a life insurance sales platform that transforms and expedites the way insurance is purchased. Simplicity is launching LifeLink after its successful acquisition of Plum Life Inc. and is pleased to announce that Plum Life’s co-founders, Manish Bhatt , Sanjay Mehra , Rahim Rajpar , a

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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¿Están sus datos preparados para la IA? Los CIO carecen de respuestas

CIO

Mientras los CIO y otros líderes tecnológicos se enfrentan a la presión de adoptar la inteligencia artificial (IA), muchas organizaciones siguen saltándose un primer paso crucial para el éxito de las implantaciones: poner en orden sus datos. A pesar de las advertencias de hace al menos seis años, muchos directores de Sistemas de la Información no recopilan ni organizan la enorme cantidad de datos que sus organizaciones generan continuamente, según algunos proveedores de gestión de datos.

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Annuities: My Paranoia Of Product Extinction

Wink Intel

Buy annuities now! They are better than they have ever been, and they may not be here forever, at least in their current form. I don’t say that to be a “sales guy” trying to create urgency. I say that because there are memories that are tattooed into my brain that has been one of the most profound learning lessons of my career. I will share them with you below.

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Sanitas Ventures vertebra el área de innovación disruptiva de la aseguradora

CIO

Consciente del valor de la innovación para el negocio, Sanitas ha optado por confeccionar un área en específico destinada a este cometido. Así, bajo el paraguas de Sanitas Venture, la aseguradora vertebra su área de innovación disruptiva para crear nuevos negocios y soluciones que posteriormente se integrarán en diferentes unidades de la organización.

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The Future Of Life Insurance Sales: New Digital Illustration Software And AI Solutions

Wink Intel

Sales Illustration systems are evolving with enhanced functionalities designed to help life BGAs and advisors better connect with their clients. Cutting-edge tools and advanced technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), are driving this transformation. As we consider the 72 million millennials aged 27 to 42, who are becoming major consumers of life insurance, it’s crucial to recognize their preferences.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Heineken digitaliza la operativa para servir a sus bares

CIO

Con más de 150 años de maestría cervecera e historia de innovación a sus espaldas, Heineken ha hecho de la digitalización su punta de lanza para seguir compitiendo en un mercado cada vez más exigente. Mediante un enfoque que va más allá de la cerveza, la compañía neerlandesa ha abanderado una transformación digital progresiva con la que agilizar la operativa para servir a sus bares y hosteleros, abrir nuevas líneas de negocio y fidelizar a sus clientes.

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U.S. Chamber: DOL fiduciary rule ‘more egregious’ than past efforts

Wink Intel

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is supporting plaintiffs asking a Texas judge for an injunction to halt a Department of Labor fiduciary rule from taking effect. Chamber attorneys filed a 28-page amicus brief Friday in the Eastern District of Texas. The Federation of Americans for Consumer Choice filed the lawsuit May 2 against the DOL rule, formally asking for an injunction two weeks later.

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The AI revolution is here. How do you make sense of it?

CIO

From chatbots and virtual assistants to even advanced image and text generation, Generative AI (genAI) has captured people’s imaginations and made many things once deemed impossible, possible. Naturally, genAI gained significant traction, but businesses that want to harness the true value of AI will need to dig deeper and cut through the clutter. The reality is that genAI was not built overnight.

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Annexus & John Hancock Join Forces on Launch of New John Hancock Indexed Universal Life Insurance Solution

Wink Intel

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. , June 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Annexus , one of the nation’s leading independent retirement product design and distribution companies, announced a new collaboration with John Hancock , one of the largest life insurers in the United States. The partnership brings together each organization’s core strengths to launch a new John Hancock Indexed Universal Life (IUL) insurance solution, which launches today.

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What Questions Are Brands Asking About Their ESG Initiatives Ahead of 2024?

Temperatures are rising (and not just metaphorically) as key stakeholders anxiously anticipate the outcomes of COP28. While companies reconsider their 2024 environmental sustainability strategies, there is another aspect of ESG that deserves exploring, the social sector. In the latest edition of "Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Sagittarius Edition", 3BL hones in on this sign’s bold quality of asking questions others are burning to know the answers to.

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La IA no autorizada se está comiendo los datos de tu empresa gracias a tus empleados

CIO

Según un estudio reciente, los empleados de muchas organizaciones están haciendo un uso generalizado de modelos de inteligencia artificial (IA) no autorizados a espaldas de sus CIO y CISO. Según un estudio de Cyberhaven Labs, los empleados están compartiendo documentos legales de la empresa, código fuente e información de los empleados con versiones no corporativas y sin licencia de IA, como ChatGPT y Google Gemini, lo que puede provocar grandes quebraderos de cabeza a los CIO y otros responsabl

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Opinion: Why the DOL’s Retirement Security Rule is the emperor of all public policy mistakes

Wink Intel

Wink CEO, Sheryl Moore, was kind enough to share annuity sales data with me. In 2023, the largest segment of annuity sales was represented by multi-year guarantee annuities. MYGA sales totaled $153 billion. On those sales, insurance agents received an average commission of 1.9%. The second largest category was fixed index annuities. FIAs paid agents an average commission of 6.5%.

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AI in Textile Manufacturing: Enhancing Efficiency and Sustainability

SCIP

SCIP Insights AI in Textile Manufacturing: Enhancing Efficiency and Sustainability The textile industry, a cornerstone of global manufacturing, is undergoing a transformative shift driven by advancements in artificial intelligence (AI). Integrating AI into textile manufacturing is not only enhancing operational efficiency but also fostering sustainability, a critical need in an era of increasing environmental consciousness.

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Double Trouble in the Bermuda Triangle

Wink Intel

What can go wrong with the Bermuda Triangle strategy, with its closely affiliated annuity issuers, reinsurers and asset managers? PHL Variable Insurance, a former unit of Nassau Financial, is now in “rehabilitation.” A-CAP and 777 Partners discovered that it’s dangerous to mess with European football fans. Click HERE to read the full story via RIJ The post Double Trouble in the Bermuda Triangle appeared first on Wink, Inc.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Expert Insights: AI Adoption in Healthcare Delivery

Alpha Sense BI

The state of healthcare delivery is ripe for artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions as shortages of healthcare workers and time-consuming laborious tasks pose challenges in resource allocation. AI adoption is rapidly transforming the healthcare environment, surfacing both opportunities and challenges for AI-driven efficiencies. AlphaSense, a leading market intelligence platform , can help market researchers conduct fast-paced healthcare investment research and stay ahead of emerging trend

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American Equity to move into downtown Des Moines building owned by Nationwide

Wink Intel

“As a large corporate employer and a good citizen, we want to be able to support a vibrant downtown,” Lorenzen said. “We think that’s important for the long-term success of Des Moines.” American Equity has an 8% share of the indexed annuity market, according to Wink’s Sales & Market Report. The company currently leases offices in West Des Moines at 6000 Westown Parkway.

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Competitor Analysis Framework: How-To and Best Practices

Alpha Sense BI

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving business landscape, staying ahead of the competition is more challenging yet more crucial than ever. Having a dedicated and comprehensive competitor analysis framework is critical, as is the ability to access all the competitive information you need in one place. A competitor analysis framework is a strategic tool that empowers corporations to systematically study and understand their competitors’ strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and market positi