Sat.May 18, 2024 - Fri.May 24, 2024

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Where’s the ROI for AI? CIOs struggle to find it

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Finding the return on investment for AI remains elusive for many organizations, even as they rush to adopt the technology. Difficulties estimating or demonstrating the value of AI technologies to the business have been or will be a top barrier to their implementation, according to a recent Gartner survey of more than 700 IT leaders at organizations that have adopted or plan to adopt AI.

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Business Crisis Management 101: From Panic to Recovery

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For businesses, crisis management is critical for corporate resilience and longevity. The difference between thriving and merely surviving, or even facing closure, often hinges on your company’s ability to manage crises effectively. Whether you’re facing a personnel crisis, navigating a financial crisis, or dealing with technological mishaps, you must equip yourself with robust strategies for managing unexpected challenges.

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GOVCON Mergers and Acquisitions Highlights Mid-2024

FedSavvy

Mergers and acquisitions are almost always exciting and (ideally) transformative events. These acquisitions expand existing capabilities and add footprints in new customer markets. This is NOT intended to be a comprehensive list of all acquisitions, but instead a sample of ones we found interesting, and some illustrate major developments in the GOVCON market.

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The Future of Go-to-Market AI: Introducing ZoomInfo Copilot

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Since I founded ZoomInfo 17 years ago, I’ve had a clear vision of how data and technology could help sales professionals everywhere realize their true potential. A world where every seller has the tools, tactics and connections that were once held hostage by old-school gatekeeping. Where every sales team could compete on an even playing field, and a successful sales career could change your life.

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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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Possibilities at the Edge: Putting Intelligence Where your Data is

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The major technology trend of the past decade has been mass migration to the cloud. The economies of scale and breadth of online services have meant that organizations of all sizes have adopted cloud services for a variety of IT functions, to such an extent that modern approaches to building and running applications are now described as “cloud native.

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Get ready to improve your competitive intelligence game with our four part webinar series!

FedSavvy

On June 5 we start a four part series to explore and explain a true intelligence analysis process and how you can use it to improve your GOVCON competitive intelligence game. We built this webinar series to bring to you an interactive and educational experience using lessons and techniques from our team of analysts. The webinar series is delivered by Brian Lindholm and Bryant Kimball.

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Sales Made Smarter: How ZoomInfo Copilot Helps Reps Win Faster With AI

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Derion McGriff used to spend hours on the drudgery of email outreach. From pinpointing the right prospects to crafting a standout message, it was tedious, time-consuming — and absolutely essential. McGriff is a business development manager at Apricorn , a manufacturer of hardware-encrypted external data storage. Like countless companies, Apricorn uses email as a cornerstone of its sales playbook.

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AI is driving productivity and wage increases: Report

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Business sectors using artificial intelligence are seeing significant gains in productivity while AI skills are commanding higher wages, according to a new PwC report. Industries such as financial services, information technology, and professional services are seeing labor productivity growth nearly five times greater than industries with less AI integration, the consulting firm said in a statement.

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Maximizing AI’s Potential: High-Value Data Produces High-Quality Results

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With the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models (LLMs), companies are rushing to incorporate automated technology into their networks and applications. However, as the age of automation persists, organizations must reassess the data on which their automated platforms are being trained. To maximize the potential of AI using sensitive data, we […] The post Maximizing AI’s Potential: High-Value Data Produces High-Quality Results appeared first on DATAVERSI

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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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An Associate VP of Marketing Is All Lit Up About Data

Domo

Lucas Johnson lights up when he talks about the impact good data has had on his marketing organization. Johnson is associate vice president of global marketing for Zippo, yet he jokes with his team that he doesn’t really do much—he’s just a catalyst for them to succeed. His overflowing inbox would dispute that, however, as would his achievements over the past three years.

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The Innovation Table | John Gomez on Leadership, Culture, and Innovation

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John Gomez has been a senior executive at several founder-led companies where he has helped develop and scale world-class brands. Before joining CoolerX, where he currently serves as President of this innovative in-store retail media tech startup, John was the President and Chief Executive Officer at KKR owned Cardenas Markets, where he led the effort to double the size of this $1B+ Hispanic food retailer.

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Reducing CIO-CISO tension requires recognizing the signs

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CIOs and CISOs operate in high-stress environments that can at times place additional strain on their relationship, further distracting them from achieving beneficial outcomes. In my own career, I’ve been a CIO and a CISO, so I have firsthand experience with this issue from both perspectives. Defusing the situation so that the relationship is workable, healthy, and respectful for both parties can be challenging, especially for CISOs, who often reportto the CIO.

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How a Neuro-Symbolic AI Approach Can Improve Trust in AI Apps

Dataversity

As a cognitive scientist, I’ve been immersed in AI for more than 30 years – specifically in speech and natural language understanding, as well as machine-based learning and rule-based decision-making. Progress in our field is always uneven, unfolding in fits and starts. Those of us in the AI field have witnessed multiple “AI winters” over the […] The post How a Neuro-Symbolic AI Approach Can Improve Trust in AI Apps appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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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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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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The Innovation Table | John on Leadership, Culture, and Innovation

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John Gomez has been a senior executive at several founder-led companies where he has helped develop and scale world-class brands. Before joining CoolerX, where he currently serves as President of this innovative in-store retail media tech startup, John was the President and Chief Executive Officer at KKR owned Cardenas Markets, where he led the effort to double the size of this $1B+ Hispanic food retailer.

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IT leaders look beyond LLMs for gen AI needs

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With the generative AI gold rush in full swing, some IT leaders are finding generative AI’s first-wave darlings — large language models (LLMs) — may not be up to snuff for their more promising use cases. LLMs, with their advanced ability to comprehend and generate text, have become a near stand-in for generative AI in the collective mindshare. Along with code-generating copilots and text-to-image generators, which leverage a combination of LLMs and diffusion processing, LLMs are at the core of m

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Taming Access Creep: Strategies to Rein in Unnecessary Privileges

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One of the most pervasive cybersecurity challenges is “access creep” – the gradual, often unnoticed accumulation of access privileges by employees beyond what their current role requires. This phenomenon occurs when initial access rights granted for specific roles are not revoked as employees change positions or their job duties evolve. Over time, this unchecked accrual […] The post Taming Access Creep: Strategies to Rein in Unnecessary Privileges appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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Maximize Productivity and Simplify IT Management with Conversational AI

ChatGPT has dominated boardroom conversations for months now. From drafting a stock trading program, to creating a SQL query to model data, there are practically no limits to the applications of the AI language model assistant. At ManageEngine, we have been working on our own AI-assistant, Zia. Zia is a fully-trained analytics assistant that can perform a range of functions such as creating and adding reports to dashboards, providing conversational support to data analysis, insight discovery, bu

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Anecdotes Have No Place in Decision-Making for a Senior VP

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Troy Draper is a data guy. So when he joined the leading tile brand, Dal-Tile, as senior vice president of operations and customer experience, he was surprised to learn that data was lacking. Instead, opinions and stories from the field drove their decision-making. With a background that includes business intelligence (BI), Draper needed more than stories—he needed facts.

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Amplify Content Discovery with Customer-Managed Keys

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The benefits of encryption have been established beyond doubt. However, some companies have stricter requirements on how encryption keys are managed and who has access to them, whether as a result of a strict compliance environment, or the need for extra layers of security for sensitive data. While AlphaSense has a robust process to oversee the security keys we use to encrypt our customers’ content, we are always looking for opportunities to provide several options to protect your data.

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US lawmakers advance bill to close loopholes in AI export controls

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The House Foreign Affairs Committee has advanced a bill that would enhance the White House’s ability to regulate the export of AI systems, amid ongoing efforts to tighten grip on key technologies. “The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission reported last year that China is using commercial AI advancements to prepare for military conflict with Taiwan,” bill co-author and House Representative Michael McCaul said in a statement.

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Technology Audit Processes Are Broken, but Attention and Automation Can Fix Them

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Technology audit processes have become increasingly important, as they tie directly to adherence to an ever-growing list of compliance frameworks and mandates such as NIST, CIS, SOC 2 ISO 27001, and others. A component of all these regulations pertains to the integrity of enterprise technology management and requires an up-to-date and accurate inventory of all […] The post Technology Audit Processes Are Broken, but Attention and Automation Can Fix Them appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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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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Why I Bought Indexed Annuities

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The books are here! To purchase the book, please call our office at 855-ASK-WINK xt 203 to speak with Cathy. We are currently having difficulties with the Amazon link and hope to have it resolved soon. -sjm The post Why I Bought Indexed Annuities appeared first on Wink, Inc.

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Call for Proposals is Now Open for IntelliCon Barcelona 2024

SCIP

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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SAP customers see S/4HANA and AI as top digital transformation drivers

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Feeling a sense of urgency to migrate to the cloud and digitally transform, SAP customers find themselves nearing a point of inflection, with skills shortages and data reservations poised to impact their outcomes. Two of the biggest sources of pressure are the looming 2027 end of SAP’s mainstream maintenance for SAP Business Suite 7 — giving members a two-year window to adopt its successor, SAP S/4HANA — and the desire to embrace emerging technologies like AI.

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Running Generative AI in Production – What Issues Will You Find?

Dataversity

As your data projects evolve, you will face new challenges. For new technology like generative AI, some challenges may just be variations on traditional IT projects like considering availability or distributed computing deployment problems. However, generative AI projects are also going through what Donald Rumsfeld once called the “unknown unknowns” phase, where we are discovering […] The post Running Generative AI in Production – What Issues Will You Find?

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A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence Governance

Speaker: Marius Moscovici, CEO Metric Insights & Mike Smitheman, VP Metric Insights

While the proper governance of data is clearly critical to the success of any business intelligence organization, focusing on data governance alone is a huge mistake. Organizations continually fail to generate ROI on their governance initiatives because they are too narrow in scope. To be effective, Business Intelligence (BI) governance must cover both data and visualizations.

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New annualized life insurance premium dips in Q1, LIMRA reports

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Total individual life insurance new annualized premium slipped 1% year over year to $3.76 billion in the first quarter, according to LIMRA’s preliminary U.S. Life Insurance Sales Survey. The total number of policies sold also dropped 1% in the first quarter. The decline doesn’t mean a lack of positive news within the numbers, said John Carroll senior vice president, head of Life & Annuities, LIMRA and LOMA.

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The Role of Intelligence in Disaster Response and Management

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SCIP Insights The Role of Intelligence in Disaster Response and Management In our ever-changing world, natural disasters are an unfortunate reality. Floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires can strike with little warning, causing widespread destruction and loss of life. In the face of such disasters, intelligence plays a critical role in response and management, including human expertise, efficient coordination, and the utilization of available resources.

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Epicor announces Grow portfolio to weave AI into ERP

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ERP vendor Epicor is introducing integrated artificial intelligence (AI) and business intelligence (BI) capabilities it calls the Grow portfolio. Grow will reimagine how AI-powered ERP software can and should serve the supply chain industries and their workers, delivering more than 200 adaptive industry use cases, it said at its Insights 2024 user conference in Nashville, Tennessee.