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This year’s conference speakers discussed the interplay between humanity and technology, advising leaders to cultivate lifelong learning, establish a growth mind-set, and continue to develop their workforce to keep pace with emerging technology.

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A series of panel discussions at the annual conference focused on issues of cybersecurity and trust, the importance of having the right talent in the right places, leading complex organizations, and the increasing services trade, among other pressing topics for academic, corporate, and governmental leaders.

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Using data to advance the business agenda has become a strategic priority, but protecting consumer privacy is a growing concern. The roles of chief data officer and chief privacy officer are evolving and sometimes converging to meet the challenge.

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Heidrick & Struggles’ survey of senior executives in healthcare and life sciences reveals top drivers of disruption and potential solutions.

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The role of the CHRO is changing fast. We offer five lessons from some of the world’s most digitally enabled human resources leaders.

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Excerpt based on material that originally appeared in the book Goliath’s Revenge.

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In an increasingly knowledge-based economy, talented people are ever more central to strategy. To stay ahead of the competition, CEOs must align the insights and interests of highly skilled experts with the goals of the organization.

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As companies become ever more enabled by technology, finding executives with the right digital experience gets more complicated. To determine the type of leadership needed for their digital journey, companies should start by asking themselves a few key questions.

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Organizations want to go digital, but without the right innovation leaders in place they may struggle to unlock real value.

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To remain competitive and capture buy-side investments, sell-side brokers need to provide tailored offerings and a differentiated experience.

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In this podcast, Pradip Patiath, senior partner at McKinsey & Company, discusses how innovation and digitalization are changing the insurance sector and how insurance companies must evolve to meet consumer demands.

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This landmark report offers an overview of the case for inclusion of people with disabilities not only in the workforce but also in executive leadership roles. By recognizing the unique challenges faced by leaders with disabilities, organizations can build more comprehensive diversity policies to create an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Women need to embrace their power—and organizations need to support them—to take their rightful place in the technology sector.

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Insurers’ traditional agent-led model is less and less able to keep up with consumer expectations. To succeed in the future, insurers will need to attract “digital natives” and give them opportunities to make a difference.

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Following in-depth interviews with prominent CMOs, we found that it’s more important than ever for financial services firms to make a connection with clients as technology continues to disrupt traditional marketing techniques.

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In this podcast, Piet Coelewij, CEO of Wehkamp, discusses the company’s transformation into a full e-commerce business and how having the right talent and culture in place has been key to its success.

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In conversations with more than 50 limited partners around the world, we found that industry leaders expect to see general partners take an increasingly sophisticated and effective approach to their talent agendas.

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In this podcast, Colin Walsh, CEO and founder of Varo Money, discusses the role technology has been playing to transform the banking sector and the skills he looks for in his team to thrive through change.

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Infrastructure firms must know what talent to look for and where to find it.

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An analysis of the profiles of leaders who have made these transitions provides some answers.

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