Author Archives: Stavros Alexakis

Women in the Workplace 2019 by McKinsey

We look back on data and insights since 2015 from close to 600 companies that participated in the study, more than a quarter of a million people that were surveyed on their workplace experiences, and more than 100 in-depth one-on-one … Continue reading

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How China Is Using Artificial Intelligence in Classrooms

A growing number of classrooms in China are equipped with artificial-intelligence cameras and brain-wave trackers. While many parents and teachers see them as tools to improve grades, they’ve become some children’s worst nightmare. See the video here Source: Wall Street … Continue reading

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Deep Dive: How Digital ID Eases Access To Government Services In Africa And Asia

An estimated 1.1 billion individuals worldwide lack basic ID credentials, according to the World Bank, and that number significantly increases when counting those with poor-quality IDs that cannot easily be verified. …Digital identity plays a key role in these efforts. … Continue reading

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The public sector gets serious about customer experience (McKinsey Quarterly)

Customer experience (CX) is getting more important everywhere—including in government. Citizens are accustomed to the experiences offered by companies from Amazon to Zillow and now want the same from governments. In this survey, we look at how the public sector … Continue reading

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Mark Zuckerberg & Yuval Harari in Conversation

Mark Zuckerberg hosts Yuval Noah Harari for a frank conversation about some big challenges – as part of the Facebook CEO’s 2019 series of public discussions about the future of technology in society. The overarching question they debate is: what … Continue reading

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Short-term pain for long-term gain: The new CEO’s dilemma

New CEOs often hear two conflicting messages: first, get out of the gate quickly because your honeymoon will be short and you need to show results; second, play for the long haul. Can you do both? The answer is yes, … Continue reading

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Sales Teams Aren’t Great at Forecasting. Here’s How to Fix That

Though AI and other advanced technologies have been applied to improve forecasting accuracy, sales leaders still get blindsided by forecasts that turn out to be embarrassingly overinflated. That’s because the root causes of most inaccuracies are not faulty algorithms but … Continue reading

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