In this edition: diginomica does cybersecurity, while AI alarmists meet an optimist. Salesforce has a world tour and SAP had a big show - we've got your breezy roundup. Grappling with workplace diversity is one theme this week; pizza is another. Food-related whiffs abound, with Pizza Hut asking for - and receiving - viral shaming. Finally, can AI ever make better music than the Biebs?
It's nearly eight months since I last sat down with Salesforce's Chief Equality Officer Tony Prophet. Since then he's toured the world meeting employees, done his first product demo and seen the US political climate change. Meanwhile the 'day job' values remain unchanged across the Ohana.
Salesforce hosted its World Tour London event last week. Madeline Bennett went along to hear a panel of experts discuss the role of equality in the workplace, hosted by the firm’s own Chief Equality Officer, Tony Prophet.
SAP's Business Beyond Bias ambitions - SuccessFactor's Patti Fletcher gives a live SAPPHIRENow update
SAP's Business Beyond Bias is one of its most compelling initiatives. The problems it aims to tackle are vital to modern business but hardly easy to solve. At Sapphire Now 2017, SAP SuccessFactor's Patti Fletcher dropped by diginomica's video studio to talk about the program and how transformational change can happen. We also got into how SAP is integrating this into products and why algorithms are both hopeful and troubling.
It may be difficult enough as it is to recruit women into a tech role, but for many employers, it is just as tricky to keep hold of them once they are there. Here are some possible solutions to this persistent problem.
Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip got some flack for talking about 'boy jobs' and 'girl jobs' in their domestic life. Do we need to think again about how we pitch a career in tech as a 'girl job'?
Infosys is planning 10,000 new US jobs, while rival outsourcing firms expand their own onshore footprint in the US. Is this validation of Donald Trump's America First mantra? And how will domestic US tech providers respond?
President Trump is to chair a technology council aimed at upgrading US government IT. How many tech leaders are going to step up and advise to ensure this heads in the right direction?
One highlight from our local NERD Summit was a well-thought presentation on inclusive design. Here's the takeaways, including presenter Mike Miles' Four Pillars of Inclusive Design. I also bring up one big gotcha not mentioned.
Get ready for a long read that talks to topics of unconscious bias and the economic advantage of diverse and inclusive workplaces. It's not a comfortable read.
YouTube adverts appearing next to Isis propaganda and Klu Klax Klan hate messaging - it's a big problem for Google and for the wider programmatic ad tech sector.
Highlighting five high-powered contributors to the field of artificial intelligence, Deskera's Rebecca Neufeld celebrates the women behind AI
To mark IWD 2017, diginomica rounds up the more forward-thinking women-centric tech initiatives in the hope that others will follow the lead.