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Growing demand for expertise in artificial intelligence means that companies are vying for a small pool of available talent—and female AI specialists are especially rare. By taking concrete steps, companies can reduce the gender gap and get the talent they need.

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At this year’s The Next Web conference, which focused on the changing nature of work in a digital world, Heidrick & Struggles presented its initial research findings on the boardroom of the future and its challenges and priorities over the next five years.

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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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The demands of the CHRO role have changed drastically in the past five years. Today, the CHRO has become a next-generation chief transformation officer. What qualities do CHROs need to succeed?

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Three types of leaders predominate among today’s data and analytics executives. Companies that understand the interplay between a candidate’s leadership style and the organization’s level of data maturity will have an edge.

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In their October 2012 Harvard Business Review article, Tom Davenport and D.J. Patil called Data Scientist, “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” The subject is clearly part of the zeitgeist: academics, industry analysts, consultants and executives all have debated issues such as the required experiences, need for academic training programs, the shortage (or not) of qualified data science talent,

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It is a fact – technological advancements just keep accelerating. Digital technology has taken over our lives and digital convergence is within sight. If digital skill sets are not continually refreshed, they can rapidly become as obsolete as an old Nokia flip phone.

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A look at big data talent hiring trends and skill sets needed across four industries.

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What should a CMO do to get educated on big data? Embody these four steps.

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