Blog Category: Technology

Making mergers measurable

Get out the microscope, and engage the Board in what you find

The majority of mergers fail to meet their intended goals. For those that are successful, the top reasons, per the KPMG Board Leadership Center, are, in order of importance: Well executed integration plan A correct valuation Effective due diligence A well executed integration plan depends on effective due diligence. Frequently, not enough time is spent […]

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Building an innovative community

Join our Corporate Innovators Council?

Corporate innovators are building an innovation community to actively engage, support and educate each other. We share best practices and ideate around key challenges in a vendor free and very collaborative environment. Since its inception in 2016, activities include: Innovation organization review: members review their innovation organization’s evolution, org structure, positions, responsibilities, process, tools, methodologies, […]

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Getting into blockchain

Bootstrap your brain

Lexy Prodromos, a fellow active learner (see Out Work and Out Learn Everyone!), truly bootstrapped her way into a prominent role in the blockchain ecosystem. Now a Research and Marketing Strategist at Bloq, Inc., and the Director of Operations for the Chicago Blockchain Center, her journey shows how to build your value and seize an opportunity. We worked together […]

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Building Internal Data Analytics Talent

Digital transformation in a tight labor market…

Data is the foundation of digital transformation, and the skilled talent is hard to find. A McKinsey report predicted that by 2018, the US will be short by 140,000-190,000 people with “deep analytical skills” and 1.5 million managers with expertise in understanding and using their work. This is true across industries, including government. During my recent tenure […]

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Joining forces to ignite innovation

Mergers can ignite innovation...

Innovation happens when different people interact in new ways. In our interconnected world, ideas, news, commerce, and even economic turbulence jump borders and drive change. The barriers between us are coming down, and this is at the heart of the incredible innovation we are seeing today. Organizations, however, are not nearly as frictionless. In merger […]

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Eh-hem, excuse me … Beam Telepresence robot coming through

Writer at Toggle drives a robot

At Ohio’s Southern State Community College, the “big man on campus” isn’t a star athlete or a teenage genius—in fact, it isn’t even a human; it’s a robot. Specifically, it’s a Beam Telepresence robot—what amounts to a motorized, remotely controlled computer monitor that allows students, instructors or other faculty members to virtually attend or teach […]

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How can IT better communicate it’s value to the rest of the organization?

Advice to IT on communicating their value to the business and Board

How can IT better communicate it’s value to the rest of the organization? While there will always be issues to address, IT won’t be considered partners and peers with the rest of the business if dialog is stuck on tactical issues or technical difficulties. Instead, frame the discussion in terms of strategic business value. For an […]

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Uncle Sam looks to Walmart, so should schools?

Nah, they seem to be doing just fine

On Black Friday, the world’s largest purveyor of miscellaneous goods is watching the clocks, hustling behind the scenes so that items flying off the shelves in earlier time zones are put front and center in later time zones. Walmart hasn’t always been able to tell the future, just since 2012. There was a time, before […]

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Got jobs? Introducing the New Mexico Technology Council

High tech in New Mexico is bringing jobs and stability to local communities

As in other states, the winds of recovery following the Great Recession have been fickle in New Mexico: unemployment rates remain high, wages have stagnated and businesses struggle to grow. Or at least that’s the case with most industry in New Mexico. It’s not the case with the thriving tech industry that has escaped many […]

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Experts react to National Patient ID concept as $1 million prize looms

The National Patient ID (NPID) system would allow health care organizations around the country to quickly and accurately identify patients

The idea of a national patient identification system (NPID) is nothing new, but thanks to a recently launched $1 million challenge, it could be closer than ever to becoming reality. The NPID system would allow health care organizations around the country to quickly and accurately identify patients, reducing the preventable medical errors that lead to […]

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— Katie Patterson, Director of Marketing, Alliant Technologies


Spring I 2024



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