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Big Thinks Magazine October 2020

Tracy Levine

Tracy Levine

Forbes Coaches Council/Editorial Director

Big Thinks October Just Know For It

Letter from the Directorial Editor

The pandemic is accelerating the trend of robots replacing humans in the workplace.  While Legacy jobs are decreasing, new jobs are being created.  Some technologies moving quickly from emerging to mainstream have caught many i professionals unprepared to transition their careers easily.  College students and high school students are unsure of their career paths.

One thing is clear educators need to prepare students for careers where STEAM/STEM is the foundation.  Paloma Carignano and her father, Tony Carignano, discuss how to address the education gap.  While Evelina Roseman – Chief Economist addresses the extended crisis and the increase in crisis management jobs.  As companies handle crises, they are looking to be better partners with all stakeholders.  This has led to a new job title, Purpose-Driven Product Manager.  Lisa Musich shares what it takes to become a Purpose-Driven Product Manager.

Judy Romano-Managing Editor explores how new and different the finance department will be in the new future as senior leaders manage a team of humans and machines.  Finance is not the only profession being impacted by automation.  Christian Romano explores the world of Robocops versus Lawbots.  And Jenya Peterson writes about one of the new careers – Algorithm Bias Auditor.

Two technologies that are having a big impact are edge computing and augmented reality (AR).  Rashmi Verma explains how industries are implementing edge computing.  Karyn Mullins explores how augmented reality (AR) is a technology that is gaining rapid adoption.

I will address how college students and people looking to jumpstart their careers can take their careers from good to great.

Big Thinks Magazine

October 2020 Issue

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Big Thinks April 2021 Alicia Alfonso

The world is no longer split between social impact and non-social impact. We’ve entered a time when every organization, government, and citizen is expected to improve the world around them in one way or another.

Big Thinks April 2021 Cover Pictures Judy Romano Managing Editor

The Good News: Hotels have a clear path to recovery after a rocky year if they continue their technology transformation and flexibility for serving a hybrid customer base.

Big Thinks April 2021 Cover Jenya Peterson Contributor

IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) is rapidly changing and innovating manufacturing by offering connectivity of assets, linking machines, people, products, and analytics into one ecosystem.

In this era of digital globalization, data sovereignty and privacy issues have become a constant challenge for companies that are running businesses locally or globally. Globalization demands for information flow across the borders. Cloud technology has removed the geographical barriers of data storage, providing companies the ability to store information anywhere globally.

Big Thinks April 2021 Cover Karyn Mullins Contributor

We expect to order an item online but return it to a physical store and buy groceries online but drive a physical location for quick pickup. This digital transformation has been ongoing in many other industries for years and has now arrived in healthcare.

Big Thinks March 2021 Lisa Musich Contributor

In today's market, candidates (and employees) are experiencing the same dynamic pressures that affect SaaS and other technology products. By thinking of themselves as products and applying the same practices and techniques that lead to market success, they can remain current and meet the rapidly evolving needs of the most elite employers. Those that don't will continue to fall further and further behind.

Robots are here. It is no longer a prediction for the future but a reality of today. Robots are already taking jobs in every industry and at every level.

Big Thinks March 2021 Michelle Galvani Contributor

Current wisdom states that companies are hiring skills over degrees. Why doesn’t it feel that way? In the news: The story is disheartening, especially for the younger generations. 52% of recent college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed.

With remote working, the time has arrived for all to think about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) through a much broader lens than before. Companies have been primarily focusing on increasing diversity of gender and race and have spent less focus on creating an inclusive environment for people with diverse abilities and disabilities.

Big Thinks March 2021 Jenya Peterson Contributor

Hiring managers are looking for candidates that can do the job, have the right skills, and fit well with the team. Blockchain is transforming recruiting by providing a fast solution to the long-standing struggle of validating candidates’ identity and skills. The question stands on what can and can not be part of the blockchained resume.