Strategy

EY’s innovation leader explains why all leaders should invest in learning and development — and the strategy the firm is using to upskill its 300,000 employees

Jeff Wong is the global chief innovation leader at Ernst & Young (EY). Wong shared that upskilling and reskilling employees has become more important amid the pandemic. EY employees are encouraged to acquire skills in design thinking and robotics, and a pursue an accredited MBA. This article is part of […]
EY’s innovation leader explains why all leaders should invest in learning and development — and the strategy the firm is using to upskill its 300,000 employees
Tech

Innovation Inc: How the ‘Amazon effect’ has reached the Washington Post

The “Amazon effect” is no longer segmented to the retail industry. The disruption the e-commerce giant caused in the sector is now reflective of the change happening across industries, with many companies using Amazon as a model for how to pursue digital transformation. Washington Post’s chief information officer Shailesh Prakash […]
Innovation Inc: How the ‘Amazon effect’ has reached the Washington Post
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Innovation Inc: How Walgreens, IBM, PepsiCo, and others are embracing digital

Underneath all the tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic is a massive digitization effort within nearly every industry across corporate America that promises to change how we shop, get healthcare, or even find our next job. There are many visible examples of this. Some Walgreens shoppers have already had a glimpse […]
Innovation Inc: How Walgreens, IBM, PepsiCo, and others are embracing digital
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We found the 15 leaders at Microsoft carving out its future in healthcare

Microsoft is hiring physicians, healthcare executives, and engineers, as well as directing Microsoft vets with decades of experience, to focus on the business of medicine. Its projects are wide-ranging. One huge effort of late is the $US1.57 trillion company’s first cloud kit that’s specific to the needs of a single […]
We found the 15 leaders at Microsoft carving out its future in healthcare
News

Innovation Inc: Contact-free shopping and dining are taking off

Just a quick reminder to take 5 minutes to fill out the reader survey if you haven’t already. Also, please excuse the late posting: Joe Williams is out on a well-deserved vacation this week. The coronavirus crisis has forced companies to quickly adjust to conducting business online, spurring an incredible […]
Innovation Inc: Contact-free shopping and dining are taking off
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Innovation Inc: Equifax’s transition to Google Cloud

Just a quick reminder to take 5 minutes to fill out the reader survey if you haven’t already. The transition to the cloud continues to be a major focus for chief information officers – and there’s good reason for that. Among other advantages, cloud adoption can be significant cost-saver and […]
Innovation Inc: Equifax’s transition to Google Cloud
Strategy

Utah students are getting free Amazon AWS training, but if the skills fall out of favour it may not lead to a better education or a tech job

Amazon just announced that it has partnered with K-12 schools in Utah to provide free cloud computing training using Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud business. Amazon previously collaborated with California and Virginia’s community and public colleges to offer programs in cloud computing using AWS. Some experts warn that training […]
Utah students are getting free Amazon AWS training, but if the skills fall out of favour it may not lead to a better education or a tech job
Strategy

Innovation Inc: Harnessing the surge and prepping for the future

There is no shortage of stories highlighting just how much the coronavirus pandemic has turbocharged innovation. The NFL, for instance, completed its first-ever completely virtual draft with the help of Amazon and an army of smartphones. Companies are executing initial public offerings without setting foot on the iconic trading floor […]
Innovation Inc: Harnessing the surge and prepping for the future
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PRESENTING: 38 power players disrupting the $130 billion consulting industry and solving problems for clients in crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the management-consulting industry. The market for consultants has declined from $US160 billion to an estimated $US130 billion in 2020 because of decreased client demand, according to the research platform Statista. COVID-19 has forced firms to hold off on client projects, make significant changes to their […]
PRESENTING: 38 power players disrupting the $130 billion consulting industry and solving problems for clients in crisis
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PRESENTING: Satya Nadella employed a ‘growth mindset’ to overhaul Microsoft’s cutthroat culture and turn it into a trillion-dollar company — here’s how he did it

A cartoonist once drew an illustration depicting Microsoft’s organizational chart as warring factions. Take a look and you’ll see three separate gangs: one blue, one green, one yellow. The gangs are assembled in pyramid-shaped hierarchies, with one leader at the top, two or three deputies at the next level, and […]
PRESENTING: Satya Nadella employed a ‘growth mindset’ to overhaul Microsoft’s cutthroat culture and turn it into a trillion-dollar company — here’s how he did it
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‘Every company is now a technology company’: Introducing Innovation Inc., a new project tracking the next wave of digital transformation

A common refrain in corporate America is, “Every company is now a technology company.” At Business Insider, we’re diving deep to uncover the stories behind that mantra. Our year-long campaign, dubbed Innovation Inc., will provide an exclusive view into the digital overhauls underway at the world’s largest and most recognisable […]
‘Every company is now a technology company’: Introducing Innovation Inc., a new project tracking the next wave of digital transformation