Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXOToday (Aug 7-12)

by CXOtoday News Desk    Aug 12, 2017

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In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible to keep track of everything. In fact, this week saw some exciting updates that will interest decision makers in business, analysts and tech enthusiasts from across the world.

Take for intance, the Google engineer who was fired after writing a controversial memo asserting that biological differences between men and women are responsible for the tech industry’s gender gap. While this has no scientific evidence on this, the plight of women executives in the Silicon Valley continues to be depleting. We discussed would it further bring to focus why women are still underrepresented in key engineering ranks and are often underpaid when compared with their male peers.

We also examine an article that’s part of the knowledge partnership between the World Economic Forum and McKinsey, highlighting the impact of Blockchain technologies on the creative economy.

We have for you a special feature on why the CFO of tomorrow is not the CFO of today. The role of the CFO is now expected to shift from a finance manager to become a driver of growth and innovation; enabling digital business transformation.

Back home, as India celebrates its 70th year of Independence this year, we have for you a series of stories to celebrate the spirit of Independence Day and its impact on technology, business and society.

We also bring to you our daily dose of news and analyses, interviews, case studies, infographics and expert columns like every week. So, if you have missed out any of our updates, do not worry. You would find everything that you wanted to read on CXOtoday Weekly Top 10. Read on to know more… 

Google Employee’s Anti-Diversity Memo: Lessons For IT Industry

A Google engineer has been fired after writing a memo asserting that biological differences between men and women are responsible for the tech industry’s gender gap. Scientific evidence does not support the claim that differences in personality, preferences, or tendencies between genders are based on genetics or biology. Nonetheless, the plight of women executives in the Silicon Valley continues to be depleting and this issue resurfaced post the incident. Read more…

The Anatomy Of The CFO Of Tomorrow

The CFO of tomorrow is not the CFO of today. Once primarily concerned with financials, the role of the CFO is changing beyond recognition. In addition to their traditional activities of managing budgets and producing reports, CFOs are increasingly expected to be strategic drivers for growth and innovation; tasked with enabling digital businesstransformation and extracting maximum value from operations. The CFO of tomorrow is emerging. So, are you ready to meet the new generation of CFOs? Read on…

Using Inventory Management To Minimize Food Wastage

People may be tempted to think insufficient food production is the reason for the chronic hunger issues plaguing India. But, it isn’t true. In India, 40 percent fruits and vegetables and 20 percent of grains are destroyed due to insufficient infrastructure and inefficient supply chains and food doesn’t reach consumers. The Indian Government must leverage technology such as the inventory management systems to minimize food wastage and also to prevent hoarding and black marketing. Read more…

Online Retailers Battle It Out For Independence Day

With Independence Day around the corner, e-commerce majors in India are engaged in a battle of supremacy, where each one is trying to outdo the other. Online retail majors such as Amazon, Flipkart and Shopclues, like every year, are making multi-billion-dollar investments in their infrastructure as well as in marketing and promotion - offering huge discounts and deals to lure the online shopaholics. Here are some of the most exciting Independence Day deals.  Read on…

3 Technologies To Make ‘Digital India’ Dream Come True

In the last two decades, IT and telecom services in India have seen a steady progress. Today we are inching towards a cashless economy, with ‘Digital’ at the forefront leading to greater use of technologies thereby, creating a more conducive business environment. As India celebrates its 70th Independence Day on August 15, we look at some of the technologies that have already made a dent into the country and will continue to have a greater impact on business and the economy. Read more…

How Blockchain Can Protect The Artist’s Rights

Blockchain, the underlying technology developed for Bitcoin, a crypto-currency, has the potential to become a powerful disruptive force. In his book “The Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Klaus Schwab, Founder And Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum explains several important features of Blockchain technology that could be leveraged for use in the creative economy. Read on…

Firms Lose Good Candidates Due To Poor Background Check: Study

Background checks are designed to validate candidate resumes and protect employers from negligent hiring risks, but employers need to make sure they are not experiencing candidate fall off because of a poor background check experience. Nearly two in five employers have lost a job candidate because of a poor experience with their background check process, finds new CareerBuilder study. Read more…

Why Flipkart, Amazon Are Wooing India’s Refurbished Phone Market

The refurbished mobile phone market in India is huge but mostly unorganized. Now, online commerce majors such as Flipkart and Amazon are looking to capitalize on this booming segment. While the latter has already set up a dedicated store for selling of used and refurbished products, the latest buzz is that Flipkart is gearing up to sell refurbished smartphones as part of a move aimed at managing high return rates of handsets. Read on…

Can SAP Leonardo Help CIOs Digitize Operations?

Leonardo as a name perfectly suits SAP’s digital innovation platform of integrated technologies. Leonardo-da-Vinci was an artist, sculptor, scientist, all rolled into one. Similarly, the new SAP solution converges transformational and emerging technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Machine Learning, Blockchains, and Analytics to one platform. The innovation can be advantageous for chief information officers (CIOs) who are looking for digitization of operations. Read more…

How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Recruitment

While the concept of AI has gained prominence over the past decade, it is now playing a significant role in powering lots of things which we utilize on daily basis. Be it in the form of smart cars, smartphones, email spam filters, shopping list recommendation, translator, or chess, artificial intelligence now has many takers, and is being considered by many as a step forward in the field of technology. Apart from aforementioned industries, AI has also begun to foray into the recruitment industry and has managed to create a ripple effect all across the sector. Read more…