Welcome to the hello, Human podcast season 1 where we will discuss the latest topics in artificial intelligence and how it’s being applied in the real world.
Episode 13 – Integrating the Business Lens of Women in Technology
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Episode 13 - Integrating the Business Lens of Women in Technology
The Business Side of Women in Technology
Senior Director, Global Data & AI COE Lead at Avanade
Some estimates put the number of unfilled tech jobs at more than one million, yet women hold fewer than 25% of all technology jobs. There are several reasons women are under-represented in the sector: gender bias, a lack of information about the potential for STEM careers early in a girl’s education, a shortage of female mentors, company cultures that don’t adequately support women technologists, and more. However, the bottom line is that not enough women are pursuing careers in tech. Fortunately, times are changing. Some companies are taking steps to attract more women employees by addressing pay gaps, offering flexible work policies, and implementing programs to help women thrive.
AI Governance and Ethics Leader at MassMutual Life Insurance
Developing a high-impact network is a critical factor in long-term professional success – and even more important in today’s hyper-connected world. Networking success requires equal parts of will and skill. Contrary to popular opinion, an outsized personality is not a requirement. With practice and persistence, anyone can build and benefit from a high-impact network. Smart Tribe is a company that understands the value of a network and has a developed to AI-enabled platform to connect academia and industry to help address one another’s crucial problems while breaking down silos.
From Fortune 500 stalwarts to Silicon Valley startups, gender equity has been a challenge for generations. But today despite universal agreement that a fix is overdue, not much has been done to actually move the needle. Because the workplace was not designed to value women, we need to change the ways we make decisions and evaluate talent to truly address the problem, and technology can be an accelerator. Using AI and natural language processing, software can identify bias in performance evaluations and point organizations toward making better decisions about promotions and new opportunities for employees. It’s more than just an issue of fairness for companies to act. For every 10% increase in gender equity toward parity, there is a 1% to 2% increase in revenue.
Developing a high-impact network is a critical factor in long-term professional success and even more important in today’s hyper-connected world. Networking success requires equal parts of will and skill. Contrary to popular opinion, an outsized personality is not a requirement. With practice and persistence, anyone can build and benefit from a high-impact network. Smart Tribe is a company that understands the value of a network and has a developed to AI-enabled platform to connect academia and industry to help address one another’s crucial problems while breaking down silos.
Master of Advanced Management Student at Yale University
Former Director, AI & Marketing Lead at Emergents at Weild & Co.
In the fast-paced world of technology, there are various ways to leverage AI and technology for the social good. Yet, it is critical to address the misconceptions and challenges in AI when doing so. Conquering the challenges created by AI, as well as learning how to use those challenges as a motivator can create a strong passion for CSR and social justice initiatives. At the end of the day, visibility and awareness of these issues, and how to address this is how we can use technology and AI for the greater good.
Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead – Research and Artificial Intelligence at Google
For leaders, the promise of AI needs to be offset by an understanding of the risks. A lack of diversity and the inherent bias in technology influences many critical decisions around health, education, the workplace and society in general. It’s not the fundamental technology that’s racist or sexist, but the data on which we train the algorithms or the unconscious biases and prejudices of the developers. Battling these biases within and beyond the workplace includes addressing workplace equity and essential diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives. Beyond the world of HR and technology, one path to battling biases involves building awareness at a young age or through professional mentorship.
Elevate Human Potential With Innovative Automation
Process Data Scientist at dentsu
“Every company – no matter what size – knows that in order to remain competitive, you have to embrace change. Most transformation programs in the last decade have focused on customer experience, but today, indicators suggest the emphasis moving forward will shift toward back-office operational excellence.
FortressIQ customer dentsu is a company that thrives on innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, which powers its Automation Center of Excellence and that team’s mission to elevate human potential across the organization.”
Founding Partnerat at Future Point of View
For years the promise of technology has been the ability to produce a more productive workforce. The challenge however is that while technology may improve productivity and efficiency by automating routine tasks, today it does not embody or transfer the human conditions necessary for building interpersonal relationships. Humanizing technology is still in its infancy therefore when trying to maximize efficiency and develop connectedness, there’s a careful balance that must be struck. To that end, Humalogy examines blending available technologies with human effort to maximize performance and potential.
Craig Le Clair
Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research
Partner PM Director at Microsoft Power Automate
Combining the strength of FortressIQ and Microsoft Power Automate, organisations can quickly obtain details on their current state operations, easily pinpoint the most optimal areas for automation, and execute RPA and automation initiatives on the fly – with no coding required.
Head, Technology Office for Intelligent Automation at Cognizant
North American Head, Digital Strategy & Operations Transformation Consulting Practice at Cognizant
Maintaining continuity and managing through change is now an existential challenge, as business processes experience enormous demand spikes. By more effectively orchestrating process automation, companies can address both near- and longer-term operational challenges.
Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research
With the on-going return to business, leading organizations continue to pursue digital transformation and innovation goals even as they seek efficiencies and optimization. These initiatives depend on data, often data at scale, and technology optimization to meet target objectives and achieve the target future state.
Employment is the backbone of our society, and everyone deserves the right job. Today, you get the job based on who you might know and not what you are capable of doing. Tomorrow, AI-enabled technology will transform how high-performing companies acquire and manage talent.
Organizations on the transformation journey should take the counterintuitive approach of embracing both change and the status quo. The key to the speed, and success of an transformation program lies in figuring out how to leverage components of the existing, while delivering change.