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Co-founder of AXSChat Podcast and Digital Transformation Lab at University of Cork. Sociologist, Workplace Enterprise Expert. Board Advisor at WomenInTech. ex-Sonae, ex- Siemens. 🏆EU Digital Mindset Award Winner. Ranked as TOP 1 most influential employee in the world on topics of climate change and environmental sustainability by Onalytica in 2021. TOP 3 Influencer in a comparative study about largest and best
performing 48 consultancies and management consulting companies on Twitter and
LinkedIn and their subsequent influence within the C-Suite community across key
commercial growth areas.

  • Siemens Launches Comprehensive Private 5G Solution for the Industrial Sector

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    Siemens has introduced a comprehensive private 5G solution, specifically developed for the industrial sector. This in-house developed infrastructure enables industrial companies to establish their own local 5G networks, providing optimal support for automation applications such as mobile robots, autonomous logistics, and driverless transport systems. The technology grants users enhanced control over their network data and allows for custom configuration to suit unique applications. Siemens’ private 5G infrastructure has undergone extensive real-world testing to ensure it meets the rigorous demands of industrial production environments and is currently available in Germany, with plans for expansion to other countries.

  • HP Index Highlights Global Work Crisis: Only 27% of Knowledge Workers Experience Healthy Work Dynamics

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    In a pivotal revelation, HP Inc. has disclosed the findings of its inaugural HP Work Relationship Index, a profound study exploring the relationships employees globally have with their work. The extensive research, encompassing over 15,600 respondents from 12 different countries, unveils a concerning truth: a substantial majority of the global workforce is mired in unhealthy relationships with work. A mere 27% of knowledge workers are in a healthy relationship with their profession, highlighting a pressing global work crisis. The study sheds light on the severe repercussions of such unhealthy relationships, impacting mental, emotional, and physical well-being, and subsequently, affecting business productivity and employee morale. The research also delineates core components and strategies essential for cultivating healthy work relationships, emphasizing the importance of fulfillment, leadership, people-centricity, skills proficiency, appropriate tools and technology, and workspace flexibility. The insights derived underscore the urgent need for organizations worldwide to recalibrate work relationships, fostering trust, emotional connection, and flexibility to construct a harmonious and productive work environment, mutually benefiting both employees and the organization.

  • How can we create a more inclusive metaverse?

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    Explore the importance of building inclusive metaverse solutions that foster equity and diversity. Learn how addressing inclusion from the outset and breaking the echo chamber can create a metaverse that is representative of our diverse global community, offering richer and more immersive experiences

  • PWC Net Zero Economy Index 2023: A Call for Accelerated Decarbonisation

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    In a critical update from the PwC Net Zero Economy Index 2023, it has been revealed that the global efforts to mitigate climate change are falling dangerously short. The report emphasizes an urgent need to accelerate the rate of decarbonisation to 17.2% annually, a pace seven times faster than current efforts, to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Despite the grim projections, a surge in renewable energy adoption, particularly in solar and wind energy sectors, offers a beacon of hope. As nations grapple with the growing divergence between climate change ambitions and reality, the call for united, accelerated action has never been louder.

  • TikTok Faces €345 Million Fine in Europe Over Unfair Design Practices Targeting Minors.

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    Discover the latest developments as the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) orders TikTok to amend its design practices, safeguarding minors from unfair nudging tactics and enhancing data protection measures. Stay updated with our comprehensive report.

  • Enhancing Global Accessibility: The Role of Legislation and Advocacy

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    Discover the key to fostering an inclusive digital world with our comprehensive guide to global accessibility. Learn about the latest legislation, web guidelines, and the vital role disabled employees play in championing accessibility. Join us on a journey towards a more inclusive online landscape!

  • EU Targets Tech Giants with Pioneering Digital Markets Act Enforcement

    Discover how the European Commission is reshaping the digital marketplace with the enforcement of the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Learn about the landmark designation of six major tech corporations as ‘gatekeepers’, and how this initiative promises to foster fair competition and enhance consumer choices in the digital sector.

  • Unlocking the Future of Inclusive Leadership: Empathy, Clarity, and Creativity in a Complex World

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    Discover the transformative leadership model proposed by Rama Gheerawo and Melanie Flory, grounded in empathy, clarity, and creativity. In a world marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA), these pillars serve as a guide for fostering inclusive and adaptive leadership. Dive into insights from neuroscience and strategies to bridge the virtual and physical worlds in leadership dynamics

  • Meta’s Open Source AI Model Llama 2 Sparks Debate Over Innovation and Safety

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    Explore the debate surrounding Meta’s release of its latest large language model, Llama 2. This article delves into the balance between technological innovation and potential risks, highlighting the perspectives of industry leaders and the broader implications for the future of AI.

  • Redefining Generational Research: A New Approach by Pew Research Center

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    Explore how Pew Research Center is redefining its approach to generational research, moving away from broad labels and focusing on more nuanced and accurate analysis