Mentoring Young Professionals Through Pandemic 

Our professional lives look a lot different than they did 6 months ago. Mid-career disruption is certainly challenging, but imagine global pandemic disrupting your career before it even gets off the ground. College students and recent graduates all across the country are grappling with exactly that reality. No more job fairs. Summer internships either canceled or moved online. It’s hard enough to compete in a contracting job market, and now young professionals must sell themselves via Zoom interviews.  

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The Perpetual Pivot: Getting Comfortable with Crisis

The World Trade Center Institute is doing its part to keep us virtually connected through a series of webinars exploring the impact of COVID-19 and how our global business community can emerge stronger. To tackle the topic of disruption, series organizer Lydia Yodie turned to an industry that has some experience with it: the tech sector.   Serving as moderator, Mind Over Machines VP of Innovation…

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Microsoft Ignite Recap

Recap: Microsoft Ignite 2019 & the Future of Work

Well, hello there! How productive were you today? Did you create an AI app before breakfast? Take all the data you have access to and apply machine learning to make some huge business decisions? Welcome to the new way to run a business, according to Microsoft. This week, Microsoft hosted its annual Ignite Conference in…

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Manufacturing and Data

MTForecast Recap: Manufacturing & Data

Last week I had the chance to go to Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Capital of the World and this year’s home of MTForecast from the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). The theme of the conference was “Visualizing the future” and there was a lot of chatter around industry trends and data within the manufacturing…

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#ASAE19: Chatbot FAQ for Associations

“Learn & Play with Purpose”—that was the motto for last week’s ASAE 2019 Annual Meeting in Columbus, OH. And that’s exactly what Stefan, Steve and I did! It was great to talk with association leadership from all over the country, getting a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities they currently face, including chatbots. Judging…

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