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I have the pleasure of working in Chennai, India this week.  In advance of this trip I did some homework and prepared this discussion on digital transformation, globalization, future job opportunities, and what we can learn from the history of Chennai, India and early America.  Enjoy! Video Link: More awkward technology and travel videos by me (watch out Rick Steves): Human Strategies for Digital Transformation from Stockholm, SwedenWalking Rome, Talking Digital Transformation and MobilityWhat Portuguese Aqueducts, Google Fiber and High Speed Internet have in CommonInnovations and Mobile Applications in Lisbon, Portugal************************************************************************ Kevin BenedictWriter, Speaker, Senior Analyst Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work CognizantView my profile on LinkedInLearn about m... (more)

CEO of to Speak at the 14th Annual Garden State Council SHRM Conference and Expo

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ --, the world's leading $100k+ jobs Web site, today announced that company President and CEO Marc Cenedella will be speaking at the upcoming 14th Annual Garden State Council Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Expo on November 8, 2005. Cenedella's session, "Thinking Outside of the Online Recruiting Box: Building a Pipeline of Fully Engaged Senior Talent," will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The two-day educational conference, certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), will be held November 7th and 8th at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, N.J. This year's conference, "HR Leadership: Engaged, Aligned and Accountable," is geared to business leaders and HR practitioners, and will highlight the profession's connection in achieving business results. "The Interne... (more)

Open Source Toolkit for Job Hunters

Unemployment is rising and competition for the few jobs that are available is becoming tougher than ever. With each open job requisition, hiring managers are receiving hundreds of résumés. How do you stand out of the crowd? What can you do to get noticed? How can you start an interesting conversation? The key to successfully securing a job is to prove your expertise, while differentiating yourself from the crowd. It takes creativity and ingenuity - which are both possible using open source software. Open source can help you distinguish yourself without pulling on your purse strings, and, more important, it can help show how tech-savvy and creative you are. Build Your Credibility The most important task of job hunting is building an impressive résumé that clearly defines who you are, the expertise you bring to the table, your past successes, and the drive for a success... (more)

IBM to Transfer U.S. Jobs to India: WSJ

IBM is reportedly transferring U.S. jobs in its global service unit to India. The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday morning that the company was expected to inform what the paper could only call "a large number" of American workers that their jobs were either being eliminated or sent to India. [email protected] suggests the layoffs will be on Thursday. IBM's earnings were up 12% to $4.42 billion last quarter; it's forecast no strain this year because of the slowdown; and it's supposedly in talks to acquire Sun. Recently IBM reportedly laid off around 4,600 people. It's also unclear whether IBM might be a bidder for the disgraced Indian outsourcer, Satyam. The Journal says Global Services has 180,000 people worldwide. ... (more)

Business Technology Centers of Excellence - Investing in Your Future

Now is the time to invest.  As organizations enter the planning stages for their key 2012 initiatives, it is time to invest in the ingenuity that enables companies to continuously strive for the ever-elusive competitive edge.  It is time to invest in innovative processes and insight that creates lasting business value for customers and shareholders.  It is time to invest in the advanced technology that provides the foundation and tools for the people and processes to meet their true potential.  This means investing in the organizational construct known as a business technology Center of Excellence (CoE). The general concept of a business technology CoE has occasionally been incorporated into everything from a skunkworks-oriented IT research & development team to a full-fledged enterprise architecture organization.  Corporate enterprise IT R&D teams are typically as... (more)

Jack Miles: Procurement’s Renaissance Man

Taking inspiration from "Corner Office: conversations about leadership and management" from the New York Times and Inc. Magazine's "The Way I Work", we look forward to featuring Procurement and Supply Chain leaders on this blog series.    I’m excited to feature Jack Miles, a Procurement leader par excellence who has developed and executed business strategies in numerous organizations with different cultures, management structures and approaches. I had the pleasure of hosting Jack at DocuSign’s Procurement Advisory Council in March 2014. It was a real treat to hear Jack describe the arc of his career and his thoughts on Procurement.     Vital Stats Location: Winter Park FL and New York, NY Current Role: Semi-Retired, Managing Partner MainSpring Advisors Current mobile devices:  Apple 5S and making the “painful” but overdue move to Mac What apps/software/tools c... (more)

Microsoft Launches Education Solutions in North Africa and the Middle East

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- - Expanded Digital Inclusion Effort Brings Localized Tools and Technology to Educators and Students, Programmes Support Work Force and Community Development Across the Region Students, teachers and communities around the Middle East stand to benefit from a series of Microsoft(R) educational solutions announced today by Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, at Microsoft Corp.'s Government Leader's Forum Arabia 2005 (GLF) in Dubai. The GLF is a two-day event that brings together more than 120 high-level government officials and business leaders from across the Middle East. The goal of the forum is to drive discussion around how the private sector can work in cooperation with local, regional and central governments to explore the partnerships necessary for growth through technology. (Logo: NewsCom: (more)

'A Car Is Born' Charity Premiere, Hosted By UGS and Blue Sky Productions, Raises $30,000 for Focus: HOPE

DETROIT, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the charity premiere of "A Car is Born" on Monday, Dec. 5 at Detroit's Fox Theatre raised $30,000 for Focus: HOPE. "A Car Is Born" is the first television documentary to cover the history of the product development process in the automotive industry. The documentary is produced by Blue Sky Productions' John McElroy, host of the television program "Autoline Detroit." "Focus: HOPE is honored to be the chosen beneficiary of proceeds from the 'A Car is Born' premiere. The combination of UGS, a major automotive technology provider, with Focus: HOPE represents an ideal relationship," said Eleanor Josaitis, CEO and co-founder, Focus: HOPE. "We are dedicated to equipping our students with the skills that automotive industry employe... (more)

TSA Begins Local Hiring Initiative for Security Officers at Nebraska Airports

OMAHA, Neb., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking for talented candidates to work as full- or part-time Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) at Eppley Airfield (Omaha), Central Nebraska (Grand Island) and McCook Municipal Airports. TSA recently launched a local hiring initiative that replaces the previous Washington, D.C.-based system and allows the agency to quickly hire security professionals to meet the changing needs of its operations across the country. "We're looking for hard-working professionals with a strong commitment to security and the desire to protect the traveling public," said Nebraska Federal Security Director Michael Kudlacz. Wages range from $11.30 to $16.96 depending on experience, plus locality pay of 12.52 percent. All employees are eligible for health and life insurance, retirement, paid ann... (more)

TSA Begins Local Hiring Initiative for Security Officers at South Bend Regional

SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking for talented candidates to work as part-time transportation security officers (TSOs) at South Bend Regional Airport. TSA recently launched a local hiring initiative that replaces the previous Washington, D.C.-based system and allows the agency to quickly hire security professionals to meet the changing needs of its operations across the country. "Hard-working professionals with a strong commitment to security and a customer-service focus are the candidates we seek to hire," said South Bend Federal Security Director Jeanne Clark. Part-time TSOs make $11.31 hourly plus locality pay of 12.5 percent for a total of $12.72 hourly. All employees are eligible for health and life insurance, retirement, paid annual (vacation) and sick leave. After the September 11 attacks, TSA... (more)

PINK magazine's New ONLINE KNOWLEDGE BANK Provides Resources to Advance Your CAREER, Launch and Build Your BUSINESS, and Enhance Your LIFE

ATLANTA, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-two percent of its readers turn to PINK, the only national magazine for professional women, for career development guidance, according to a recent readership study. And 58 percent asked for more online career advice. PINK's new online Knowledge Bank is our response to their overwhelming requests for a deeper level of career development for women. Divided into three sections - Advance Your Career, Launch and Build Your Business, and Enhance Your Life - Knowledge Bank offers tools, tactics and strategies to help businesswomen have both a beautiful career and a beautiful life. Each section includes three magazine favorites as well as books featured in the "Books in the PINK" section of the magazine - and tons of brand-new, exclusive content. Section highlights include: ADVANCE YOUR CAREER Tactics to get ahead at work or land th... (more)