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Ethics of generative AI: To be innovative, you must first be trustworthy

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Over the past year, generative AI – artificial intelligence that creates text, audio, and images – has moved from the “interesting concept” stage to the deployment stage for retail, healthcare, finance, and other industries. By generating new content in seconds, identifying patterns in large datasets, automating repetitive tasks, improving customer interactions, and reducing costs, GenAI can improve any company’s bottom line.

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Harnessing the Power of Data in Healthcare, Retail, and Energy Industries

Smart Data Collective

Data mining offers a number of important benefits for companies in the healthcare, energy and retail sectors.

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IT leaders go small for purpose-built AI

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When adopting AI, sometimes the best direction is to go small. That’s what a number of IT leaders are learning of late, as the AI market and enterprise AI strategies continue to evolve. During the new AI revolution of the past year and a half, many companies have experimented with and developed solutions with large language models (LLMs) such as GPT-4 via Azure OpenAI, while weighing the merits of digital assistants like Microsoft Copilot.

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Social Listening by Industry: Strategies for 8 industries

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Social listening is becoming essential for brands across different industries. Companies can gain valuable insights about their customers and competitors by monitoring online conversations. This practice allows businesses to understand what is being said about their brand, industry trends, and consumer preferences. Companies in different industries can use social listening to make data-driven decisions, which can help improve their engagement and overall success.

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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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Conectividad y ‘edge-to-cloud’, claves de la alianza entre el F.C Barcelona y HPE

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Tecnología y deporte vuelven a formar un tándem ganador. Y es que el F.C Barcelona y Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) han firmado un acuerdo de patrocinio. En virtud del mismo, HPE se convierte en el nuevo partner oficial edge-to-cloud del Espai Barça. Una alianza estratégica destinada a revolucionar la experiencia de los espectadores en el deporte durante las próximas cuatro temporadas ; es decir, hasta el 30 de junio de 2028.

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IT spending in the MENA region will grow 5.2% this year

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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have witnessed a remarkable surge in Information Technology (IT) spending in recent years with, for example, governments and businesses embracing technology’s transformative power to drive growth and innovation. According to Gartner, IT spending in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is forecast to total 193.7 billion USD in 2024, an increase of 5.2% from 2023.

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HubSpot Reporting Dashboards How-To | Weidert Group

Weidert Group

Data is king when assessing your sales funnel and progress toward achieving your business growth goals. And with tools like HubSpot reporting dashboards, marketers and sales managers can have all the data your heart desires. Unlimited data access is great. But it can also be overwhelming. Marketing and sales managers often need to apply multiple filters across different reports , which can be time-consuming.

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Unicaja impulsa su estrategia en la nube con vistas a potenciar la eficiencia operativa y resiliencia

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Unicaja impulsa su estrategia de nube híbrida de la mano de IBM. Según se ha dado a conocer, el banco de origen malagueño ha adoptado IBM Cloud for Financial Services , diseñada para facilitar a las entidades financieras la incorporación del cloud con el cumplimiento de los requerimientos regulatorios y de seguridad de la industria. Asimism o, con el firme propósito de potenciar su eficiencia operativa y su competitividad, la entidad se ha sumado a la región cloud multizona (MZR) de la tecnológi

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Conversational AI’s Quantum Leap: How RAG Is Enabling Smarter Chatbots

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Chatbots were among the first apps that testified to the mainstream adoption of AI and inspired further innovations in the conversational space. Now, it’s time to move on from just responding bots to emphatic companions that further reduce the dependency on human intelligence. RAG-enabled chatbots are proactive in responding to and addressing queries in real […] The post Conversational AI’s Quantum Leap: How RAG Is Enabling Smarter Chatbots appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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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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Epicor buys PIM vendor Kyklo: it’s more about the data

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Epicor has acquired Kyklo, a PIM specialty vendor focused on manufacturers and distributors, it said Wednesday. The ERP vendor said that Kyklo’s products would augment its Epicor Commerce offering, helping manufacturers, distributors and sellers to improves product discovery, generate more qualified leads, and modernize the online buying experience.

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Here’s What’s New With Contify’s Market and Competitive Intelligence Platform – June 2024

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The post Here’s What’s New With Contify’s Market and Competitive Intelligence Platform – June 2024 appeared first on Contify Market and Competitive Intelligence Platform - Blog.

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What is a data analyst? A key role for data-driven business decisions

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What is a data analyst? Data analysts work with data to help their organizations make better business decisions. Using techniques from a range of disciplines, including computer programming, mathematics, and statistics, data analysts draw conclusions from data to describe, predict, and improve business performance. They form the core of any analytics team and tend to be generalists versed in the methods of mathematical and statistical analysis.

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Call for Proposals is Now Open for IntelliCon Barcelona 2024

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INTELLICON BARCELONA 2024 "DATA-DRIVEN INTELLIGENCE IN CI AND THE INTELLIGENCE ECOSYSTEM" Dec 3 - 5, 2024 CALL FOR PROPOSALS Submit Your Presentation Proposal For SCIP Barcelona 2024 Whether you are interested in presenting a general session, breakout session, academic session or workshop, SCIP has opportunities for them all! We kindly encourage members of our community to center their submissions on the following key areas: Intelligence Best Practices and Tools for Organizational Success Data-D

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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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Reprint: Wink’s Annuity Quick Reference by Sheryl J. Moore #AnnuityAwarenessMonth

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Originally posted on March 1, 2022 “I do not endorse any company/product. It’s not that I want people to buy annuities; I just want them to have credible information about them so that they can make a decision about if they are right for them.” Wink’s CEO, Sheryl J. Moore Click to view Wink’s Annuity Quick Reference by Sheryl J.

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US Air Force seeks generative AI test pilots

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Proof that even the most rigid of organizations are willing to explore generative AI arrived this week when the US Department of the Air Force (DAF) launched an experimental initiative aimed at Guardians, Airmen, civilian employees, and contractors. To be known as NIPRGPT, it will be part of the Dark Saber software ecosystem developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate in Rome, New York.

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REPRINT: DON’T ASSUME PROSPECTS KNOW ANNUITIES, #AnnuityAwarenessMonth

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DON’T ASSUME PROSPECTS KNOW ANNUITIES April 21, 2013 by Sheryl J. Moore By Sheryl J. Moore, President and CEO of Moore Market Intelligence, an indexed product resource in Des Moines, IA. I was speaking to a health insurance agent today who was looking for information on life insurance and annuities. He was genuinely interested in selling these “foreign” products, and I did my best to provide him with an overview.

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Operationalizing CNAPP: Your key to mature cloud security

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More and more, we’re seeing businesses shift operations to the cloud. While the pandemic accelerated migration rates as companies sought to better support remote workers, the cloud had been gaining popularity for years thanks to its agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency advantages. Today, 94% of companies around the world use some form of cloud services.

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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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Annuity.com, Inc. Acquires Safe Money Radio

Wink Intel

GILBERT, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, June 11, 2024 / EINPresswire.com / — Annuity.com, Inc., a rapidly growing fintech and financial media company, today announced its acquisition of the trademark rights to Safe Money Radio , one of the nation’s largest and longest-running retirement income radio shows. This strategic move follows the company’s recent acquisition of annuity.com and further positions it to become a dominant force in the annuity industry, combining cutting-edge technolog

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Towa International redefines IT as strategic partner

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When the opportunity presented itself to redefine Towa International’s IT department as a strategic and cultural partner, company CIO Israel Remuzgo was instrumental to deliver on mapping out the organization’s new technological strategy. After the creation of Towa International in 2020 as part of the acquisition process of Pensa Pharma by Japan-based parent company Towa Pharmaceutical, Remuzgo decided to deconstruct the conception of the IT function, and rebuild it.

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IDEA Insurance Agency Joins Integrity to Increase Insurance Accessibility in Underserved Communities

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DALLAS , June 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (“Integrity”), a leading distributor of life and health insurance, and provider of wealth management and retirement planning solutions, today announced it has partnered with IDEA Insurance Agency , an independent marketing organization based in Orlando, Florida , and led by Jorge and Maria Collado.

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Pacific Life Honored for Marketing Achievement in the Areas of Lifetime Income and ESG

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Pacific Life’s Institutional business team was honored with three Hermes Creative Awards, two Stevie ® Awards from The American Business Awards®, and four Telly Awards for work that includes a financial literacy white paper, an ESG motion graphic video, and The Wave Strength podcast series. Decoding Retirement: Key Insights into Participant Preferences for Lifetime Income Options , which received a gold Stevie®, a platinum Hermes, and a bron

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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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Jackson Awards $775,000 in Grants to Nonprofits Across Lansing, Nashville and Chicago

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LANSING, Mich.–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Jackson National Life Insurance Company ® (Jackson®), the main operating subsidiary of Jackson Financial Inc. i (NYSE: JXN), today announced it has awarded $775,000 to nonprofits serving the communities where Jackson has offices: Lansing, Michigan; Nashville, Tennessee; and Chicago, Illinois. These funds will support the ability for nonprofit clients to obtain affordable financial services, establish savings practices, and prioritize reducing debt,

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Whole life down as life insurance sales slump in Q1, Wink reports

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Depressed whole life sales led a disappointing first quarter for the life insurance market, Wink, Inc. reported. Whole life sales hit $1 billion for the quarter, down 12.8% compared with the previous quarter, and down 7.4% compared to Q1 last year. Items of interest in the whole life market included the top primary pricing objective of final expense capturing 44.2% of sales.

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South Carolina couple sue advisor, Symetra over IUL-funded plan

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A South Carolina couple claims that using an indexed universal life policy in a retirement planning strategy cost them substantial life savings. Beth and David Yokel, of Greenville County, claim their advisor sold them on a retirement plan centered around loans from a Symetra Accumulator IUL policy. Four years of premium payments totaling $800,000 was supposed to yield “three or more decades of steady income in the form of tax-free loans,” the lawsuit claims.

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Insurers, AM Best trade accusations in lawsuit over ratings downgrade

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Update: Late Tuesday, Judge Rukhsana L. Singh ordered AM Best to deliver the disputed documents to him by Thursday. Singh will review the documents sought by plaintiffs, his ruling states. A pair of life insurers suing AM Best over a potential ratings downgrade say the defendant is refusing to share emails related to the controversial move. AM Best countered by claiming it’s the insurers who are refusing to comply with discovery.

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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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Goldman Sachs survey finds RILA acceptance, rise ‘meteoric’

Wink Intel

Reacting to expanding investor demands, annuity sellers are emphasizing value propositions that strike a balance between managing downside risk while offering opportunities for upside participation. Buffered annuities, such as Registered Index Linked Annuities (RILAs), have seen acceptance that is “rather meteoric,” according to Marci Green, head of Retirement Intermediary and Insurance Distribution at Goldman Sachs.

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5 Questions: Vanguard’s New Report on Annuities in Retirement Plans

Wink Intel

Vanguard put a team of its experts to work on answering one of the major retirement planning questions of the day: Will adding an annuity, or an annuity-like feature, to a target-date fund inside a 401(k) plan really help workers get a modern alternative to the old defined benefit pension plan, or will it just create all kinds of complicated new financial riddles?

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MassMutual CEO Aims for Bigger Role in Annuities

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Roger Crandall, the chief executive officer of MassMutual, said Wednesday that he wants the company to expand its annuity business the way it’s expanded its cash-value life business. “We think scale matters,” Crandall said in New York at S&P Global Ratings’ 40th insurance conference. “It’s just harder if you don’t have scale.” Click HERE to read the full story via Think Advisor Wink’s Moore on the Market: MassMutual ‘s CEO aims for a bigger role in annuities… Shouldn’