The future of work is bringing new language to us. We all know that artificial intelligence is bringing about seismic changes to the workforce. But “globots” and “telemigrants” are predicted to cause major upheaval as well. Learn more.
WFAE in Charlotte recently aired and published a story that caught many by surprise. The story revealed that Charlotte is on pace to surpass Raleigh-Durham in the number of tech jobs that each metro area holds. Seven days later, Lowe’s announced that they will be building a new 23-story global technology hub in Charlotte’s South End and adding as many as 2,000 new tech jobs to the Queen City. Read WFAE’s story here.
Our Managing Partner, Mark Weber, kick-started last week with a conference call with the CEO of one of our clients. The conversation focused on the topic of talent development (the #1 concern of mid-market CEOs who attended last month’s sixth annual mid-market CEO convention at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania). During the call, the CEO stated that in today’s world, ALL companies are tech companies. Many organizations don’t understand this concept and continue to see technology as a separate entity from the rest of their businesses. Greg Williams, the Deputy Editor of WIRED Magazine, recently published a blog post on the 5 reasons why businesses are moving toward being technology companies. Read it here.
LinkedIn, the social network that currently boasts 560 million members, works hard to monetize all of those profiles with sales of data to third parties. While the professional networking site continues to grow in size, there are many who believe the LinkedIn business model is ripe for disruption. Omar Zaki, a Yale graduate and CEO of MYBS (pronounced “moe-bee-uh-s”) is one of those disruptors. Learn how MYBS believes that blockchain is the key to disrupting LinkedIn’s business model here.