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Council Spotlight: David Hackshall of Cochlear
Council Spotlight: David Hackshall of Cochlear

We're spotlighting David Hackshall, CIO of Cochlear. Hear from David on his journey to CIO, challenges, how he sees innovation and what's on his radar for new technologies.

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8 Pieces of Startup Advice Founders Can Learn From Phil Knight
8 Pieces of Startup Advice Founders Can Learn From Phil Knight

Take a look at eight important pieces of advice that you can take away from the legendary entrepreneur, Phil Knight, and his success with Nike.

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Council Member Spotlight: Shirley Gao
Council Member Spotlight: Shirley Gao

We're spotlighting Shirley Gao, CIO of PacSun & Eddie Bauer Group. Hear from Shirly on her journey to CIO, challenges, how she sees innovation and what's on her radar for new technologies.

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Why Is Innovation So Difficult?
Why Is Innovation So Difficult?

Why is innovation so difficult? While most companies seem to be driven by an innovative mindset, the answers to why innovation is challenging can be counterintuitive.

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5 Ways You Can Be More Successful in Your Hybrid Return-to-Work Plan
5 Ways You Can Be More Successful in Your Hybrid Return-to-Work Plan

After months of working virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that traditional definitions of the workplace won’t simply re-establish themselves.

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How Celebrating Wins Can Drive a Tighter Company Culture
How Celebrating Wins Can Drive a Tighter Company Culture

Celebrating wins can energize your workforce, reinforce the team concept, and motivate individuals to strive for future success.

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Why Distributors Are the Future of Distribution
Why Distributors Are the Future of Distribution

Distributors are positioned at the confluence of vendors on the one side and partners on the other; they are in an ideal position to orchestrate the many moving parts and relationships involved in getting technology to market to the satisfaction of the end customer.

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Upskilling: What It Is And Why It's Critical
Upskilling: What It Is And Why It's Critical

The pace of innovation is relentless and enabling your employees with upskilling programs can be the difference in the long-term success of a business.

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Why Psychological Safety Is Paramount For Your Team's Success
Why Psychological Safety Is Paramount For Your Team's Success

The key to overcoming issues and achieving success for any team is allowing every member’s voice to be heard, respected, and considered without the threat of undue negative consequences.

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Understanding the SLED Market
Understanding the SLED Market

The SLED Market is complex and often misunderstood, we'll break down what the SLED Market actually entails and the best ways for companies to leverage their go-to-market approaches.

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How Successful Leaders Ask Successful Questions
How Successful Leaders Ask Successful Questions

Technology leadership demands critical thinking above all, and the bedrock foundation of critical thought is a well-formed question. If you only add one skill to your leadership portfolio in 2021, make it the skill of strategic questioning.‍

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Innovation Advisory Council Spotlight: Joseph Kim
Innovation Advisory Council Spotlight: Joseph Kim

In this Innovation Advisory Council Spotlight, we're highlighting Joseph Kim, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Citrix. Joseph is responsible for the development and delivery of all Citrix technology solutions.

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Three Ways Automation Will Humanize The Workforce
Three Ways Automation Will Humanize The Workforce

In most probable futures, business automation won't be that sexy or that scary—it will be a lot more boring, a lot less threatening, mostly transparent, or operating in the background.

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The Four Drivers of Success In 2021
The Four Drivers of Success In 2021

Excellence in 2021, along with the rest of the 2020s, is well within reach for executives who can embody the post-pandemic leadership characteristics. Leaders who seize strategic opportunities by developing and collaborating with the community will inspire colleagues and outpace the competition.

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Emerging Technology Spotlight: Hyro
Emerging Technology Spotlight: Hyro

Hyro is a plug & play conversational AI company that transforms complex data into simple dialogue, enabling enterprises to engage with their customers across all digital touch points.

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2021: Cloudy with a Chance of SLEDding
2021: Cloudy with a Chance of SLEDding

Technology companies across the ecosystem have an opportunity to capitalize on sizable needs in the state, local, and educational verticals, however, many shy away from engaging due to the complexities of navigating the SLED sector.

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Council Spotlight: Shawn McCarthy
Council Spotlight: Shawn McCarthy

In this spotlight, we're highlighting Shawn McCarthy, Vice President, Global Architecture at Manulife. Shawn is an experienced Senior-level IT executive with over 18 years of experience whose passion is to inspire growth.

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How Effective Innovators are Leading 2021
How Effective Innovators are Leading 2021

As we step out of yesterday’s shadow and aim to rediscover a sense of optimism, 2021 is already looking less like a return to normalcy and more like a new era of agility and resilience.

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Future Focus
Future Focus

Many senior IT leaders have started to live by the well-known Peter Drucker guidance that, "the best way to predict the future is to create it."

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Emerging Technology Spotlight: Cassiopeia
Emerging Technology Spotlight: Cassiopeia

It's no surprise that technologies that enable a better experience for managing remote teams are an in-demand product. That's why we're excited to feature Cassiopeia in our Emerging Technology Spotlight series.

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Council Spotlight: Harsha Bellur of James Avery
Council Spotlight: Harsha Bellur of James Avery

For December's Innovation Advisory Council Spotlight, we're excited to feature, Harsha Bellur, EVP/Chief Information Officer at James Avery.

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The Business of People
The Business of People

As we wrap up the last month of a very interesting 2020, to say the least, we've taken time to reflect on some of the many trends that we've heard from Council Members as well as our roundtable sessions.

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Emerging Technology Spotlight: Observe.AI
Emerging Technology Spotlight: Observe.AI

As the workforce becomes more distributed, managers must adapt and learn how to successfully manage remote employees.

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Shifting CIO Priorities Provide Opportunity
Shifting CIO Priorities Provide Opportunity

At recent roundtable sessions and Innovation Advisory Council meetings, Vation Ventures has heard from senior IT executives about shifts in priorities and the acceleration of adoption in new technologies and processes brought upon by the unexpected changes in 2020.

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The Courage To Stop
The Courage To Stop

There is little doubt that the significant effects of coronavirus on the economy at large and businesses across most industries will be realized over the short and long terms.

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