COVID-19 radically changed the way we live, work, and connect. Digital Transformation technologies like artificial intelligence, automation, machine learning, cloud, IoT, and mobile (5G) are among the advances that enterprises must embrace to thrive in this new environment.
COVID-19 accelerated the move to the cloud, so companies could survive and get back to 'business normalcy'. Enterprises must be cloud-first across applications and infrastructure to deliver the capabilities that customers and employees now expect as part of the modern workforce 'work-from-home' era.
COVID-19 has brought Big Data into the forefront on a global scale from tracking the spread of the pandemic to aiding future prevention. Big Data can be a business solution or a liability. Now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Big Data has become a life-saving ally for the health care community.
Nothing is more disheartening than the cynicism around diversity in the high-tech industry. In the latest indignity, companies are using the competitive advantage of diversity to hide their inaction! What are they hiding?
VC funding for startups led by female and under-served minorities is a small portion of the total investment. Are there not enough female and under-served minority-founded companies seeking funding? Of course not.
CEOs need revenue growth. Yet on their path to focusing on it, they get overwhelmed by other responsibilities—investors, the crisis of the day, or the nonstop flow of unfiltered data. Revenue growth solves most challenges.
June Manley, technology executive and founder of F4, was named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation's oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis.
The nonprofit organization Female Founders Faster Forward (F4) developed the Startup Investment Model Index, or SiMi. SiMi will change how VCs allot funding, focusing on objectively measuring a startup’s maturity, opportunity, and risk.
The lack of diversity in early-stage deals and the types of founders receiving venture capital, creates a vicious cycle in which bias and prejudice dominate the venture capital investing in startups with the same types of founders over and over again.
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