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To build strong business infrastructure, success requires careful planning 

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. This article was contributed by Sanjay Ramnath, vice president of products, NS1. A company’s business interests and technology goals can no longer operate independently. Instead, they’re converging, and supporting a shared objective: providing the […]

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Vanti Analytics secures $16M to assist manufacturers in deploying AI models

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. During the pandemic, a growing number of manufacturers have begun to pilot — or fully embraced — AI in their organizations. While technical and human roadblocks threaten to slow adoption, manufacturers are deploying AI […]

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How data transformed from technical resource to strategic business asset

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. This article was contributed by Hassan Lâasri, consultant in data strategy, data governance, and data activation. Since McKinsey’s report on big data in May 2011, we have entered an era where virtually everything we […]

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How VC capital can create a better, more equitable future

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. This article was contributed by Lindsay Siegel, Managing Director of the City Fellowship and Head of Impact, Company Ventures. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how interconnected our environment is. Health care, employment, supply chain, […]

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The Year Ahead: 3 Water Trends

Last year at this time, I wrote in GreenBiz that the year ahead for water could be viewed as the roaring 20s and as a period of creative destruction. As I reflect on 2021 and the year ahead, I am doubling down on this view with three trends that are proof points that water innovation is accelerating and disrupting the status quo. 1. Extreme decentralization is moving into your […]

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Firebolt secures a fresh round of funding to expand its cloud data warehouse technology

This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series here: The metaverse – How close are we? Enterprises are fast adopting data warehouse technologies, which offer a system for reporting and analyzing mission-critical data. At their best, data warehouses allow companies to process, transform, and leverage data from a range of sources […]

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Roblox’s year-end data reveals its metaverse advantage

Roblox had an explosive growth year in 2021, and today the company released some data that shows how it’s a leading contender in the metaverse. Dave Baszucki, CEO and cofounder of Roblox, spoke about the company’s plans at our GamesBeat Summit: Into the Metaverse 2 online event today, and the company released its data in […]

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Somebody’s Watching Me

As every professional will tell you, one of the occupational hazards of attending social engagements is that people you barely know use it as an opportunity to finagle free advice from you for the price of a drink they don’t even pay for. Doctors get ambushed by strangers looking for second opinions, stockbrokers are badgered […]

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How the metaverse could transform upskilling in the enterprise

Increasingly, companies see enormous potential in the metaverse, the imagined version of the web where people — and their avatars — socialize. Banking firm Jeffries predicts that the metaverse will “cause the biggest disruption to human life ever seen.” Meanwhile, Meta, formerly Facebook, budgeted to spend $10 billion last year alone building components foundational to […]

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How the metaverse will let you simulate everything

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Defining the “metaverse” is a difficult task, but one commonly accepted definition is a digital space populated by representations of people, places, and things. Through a combination of technologies including virtual reality (VR), augmented […]

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Can this triple-A game usher in the promise of the metaverse?

This article is part of the VB Special Issue — The metaverse: How close are we?  A fully realized metaverse is, maybe first and foremost, a digital representation of the physical world, with all of the real world’s essential trappings, like socializing, commerce, and, yes, spaceship battles. And blockchain games are looking like they can […]

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Why the fate of the metaverse could hang on its security

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series here: The metaverse – How close are we? Cyberattacks old and new will inevitably find their way into the metaverse, highlighting a […]

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The environmental impact of the metaverse?

Some companies believe that the metaverse — a yet-to-be-realized, internet-like series of connected worlds — has enormous potential in the enterprise. For example, it could be used to improve work productivity by allowing employees to train or collaborate in workplace-like virtual environments. Or it could host home and office tours, a boon for a real […]

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SiteAware, which leverages AI and drones to track construction site progress, nabs additional funding

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Construction, particularly commercial construction, is expensive and time-consuming. In the U.S., the average commercial construction cost is around $490 per square foot, and most commercial buildings larger than 10,000 square feet take at least […]

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DigitalOwl raises $20M to analyze medical records for insurers

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. In health care, the process of underwriting and claims analysis can be both labor-intensive and error-prone. Claim adjusters and underwriters are often required to read and carefully parse hundreds of documents per case. Each […]

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CaptivateIQ, which is developing software to automate sales commission payments, raises $100M

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. The many challenges that sales teams normally face have been exacerbated by pandemic headwinds. According to one survey, 48% of salespeople now say that they don’t have the time to make a single follow-up […]

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o9 Solutions raises $295M to apply analytics to the supply chain and beyond

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Investors are throwing capital behind supply chain products as the appetite for ecommerce explodes. Supply chain startups raised $24.3 billion in venture funding during the first three quarters of 2021 alone, according to Pitchbook […]

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Vimaan emerges from stealth to tackle warehouse inventory management using drones

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Warehouse inventory management has become critical in light of pandemic-related supply chain issues. Unfortunately, it’s a practice that can sometimes fall by […]

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Michigan GOP Co-Chair Who Tried to Get Fake Electors Tweets Racist Attack Against Black Lieutenant Governor For Wearing A Mask

NewsOne Featured Video Source: CARLOS OSORIO / Getty A leader of the Michigan GOP Party decided her anti-mask rhetoric would hit a little differently if she invoked the racist trope of the scary Black man. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, II Michigan GOP Party Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock quote tweeted a video Gilchrist made saying, “Show this […]

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Innovation will drive the success of NFT gaming, not profit or hype

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. This article was contributed by Olga Vorobyeva, VOX Consulting. Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) have been around for the better part of four years, quietly growing in popularity among hardcore cryptocurrency investors. But in 2021, their […]

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Ohio Principal, School Worker Fired After Video Shows 9-Year-Old Black Girl Forced To Eat From Garbage

NewsOne Featured Video The principal and a cafeteria worker at an elementary school in Ohio have lost their jobs a couple of months after they apparently lost their damn minds and made a 9-year-old Black girl eat food out of a garbage can after she had thrown it away. A lawyer for the girl’s parents […]

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Verusen lands $25M in fresh capital to expand its supply chain analytics platform

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Managing supply chains was challenging before the pandemic, but the health crises headwinds ramped up the pressure. In a 2021 survey from the Institute for Supply Management, 42% of organizations said that increased cost […]

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Darwinbox nabs $72M for its all-in-one HR cloud software solution

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Companies are adopting cloud HR technologies as their workforces become increasingly distributed during the pandemic. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, roughly 44% of talent managers look to cloud solutions to increase efficiency and productivity, while 35% […]

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AI and Automation Are Transforming Financial Services

We’ve reached a point “where AI and machine learning are converging” and it’s helping drive operational efficiencies and customer experience (CX) innovation for a wide range of businesses. That’s how author and veteran IT expert Tom Davenport began a wide-ranging discussion about the state of AI and automation in the financial services sector at a […]

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Former Pro Athletes To HBCU Sports Pipeline Could Fix Coaching Diversity Issues

NewsOne Featured Video Head coach Deion Sanders of the Jackson State Tigers looks on against the South Carolina State Bulldogs during the second half of the Cricket Celebration Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 18, 2021, in Atlanta | Source: Kevin C. Cox / Getty We are in the midst of arguably one of the […]

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Top 3 cloud-based drivers of digital transformation in 2022

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. This article was contributed by Will Grannis, CTO, Google Cloud The year ahead will mark the greatest reset for corporate brands, work, and innovation in living memory. Why? Digital technology has been and continues […]

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Ethics and ownership of AI-powered identities

With the tremendous advances in how AI/ML technologies are being deployed, one of the most exciting, controversial, and rapidly evolving advances relates to human voice. One particular example jumps out as encapsulating the complex of issues and emotions tied to AI-powered voices. Last summer, AI technology was used to give voice to some of the […]

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Tips for leveraging ‘The Great Resignation’ to support cybersecurity talent

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. This article was contributed by Micheal DeCesare, CEO and president of Exabeam. The war against cyber adversaries rages on every single day, and if trends like The Great Resignation continue, and viable stones keep […]

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Big Tech is finally warming to cannabis and the cannabis industry

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. This article was contributed by Paul Dunford, cofounder and director of program development at Green Check Verified. The tweet and the issue On February 13, 2021, actor and cannabis farmer Jim Belushi posted on […]

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How emerging tech will influence freedom, industry, and money in the metaverse

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Innovation related to the metaverse has brought with it some expected criticism and skepticism. Like any fast-growing, emerging technology, the parameters for […]

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