The biggest challenges of our time won’t be solved in silos. To tackle complex problems, we’ll need ideas, perspectives, resilience and innovation rising from cross-sector collaboration and partnership. SAS recently hosted the 2023 Concordia United States Summit, a collaborative dialogue among public, private and nonprofit organizations designed to spur activities
Despite the wild ride and changing market conditions of the past few years, global banking has proven to be largely resilient and generally sees a more positive outlook. Inflationary pressures have brought the “low for long” interest rate era to an end (or at least to a sustained pause), allowing
The massive disruptions of the last few years have made clear how critical it is for businesses to be resilient. Some companies flexed successfully with the changes, while others have struggled to keep up. If you’re wondering how your company can boost its resilience for the road ahead, you’re not
Today, a business disruption can stem from just about any type of event — a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, economic pressures, critical skillset shortages or changes in market or investor evaluation criteria. Only resilient companies can ride out the turbulence and quickly bounce back. But with the ongoing pace of change, making
AI – just like humans – can carry biases. Unchecked bias can perpetuate power imbalances and marginalize vulnerable communities. Recognizing the potential for bias is one of the first steps toward responsible innovation. Doing so allows users to include diverse needs and perspectives in building inclusive and robust products. Through
As organizations embrace AI, they often handle large volumes of data that power AI systems. Handling data appropriately includes implementing adequate privacy policies and security measures to protect it. Doing so prevents accidental exposure and ensures ethical data use. AI technology often uses sensitive data for creating, training and utilizing models.
As AI rapidly advances over the next several years, I’ve been fortunate to have an active role in helping to guide a responsible path forward when it comes to technology’s impact on our daily lives. Currently, this role includes serving as Vice President for the SAS Data Ethics Practice, as an
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights the pressing need for prompt and resolute action across industries to tackle climate change. The report emphasizes the importance of prioritizing equity, social justice, inclusion and just transition processes to enable ambitious climate mitigation actions and climate-resilient development.
In the past few years, disruption and uncertainty have become the norm. It feels like we're living through decades’ worth of change, in sometimes just a few days. And it’s not slowing down. Business priorities, though, remain unchanged: Increase revenue. Operate more efficiently. Meet customer expectations. It's increasingly clear that
I see the term resilience in a lot of business literature these days. Intuitively, it makes sense. After a pandemic, global supply chain disruptions and resulting economic fragility, executives understandably consider adaptability, durability and how best to operate with a strength of character – all attributes that define resilience. Many
In 2023, businesses recognize the need to be resilient. With the global disruptions we’ve faced over the last few years, and continuing disruptions and instabilities, the need for organizational resilience has never been clearer. By building resiliency, organizations can adapt to changing circumstances, maintain stability and minimize damage from unexpected events.
The last few years have been full of disruption. As a leader, there were days when it felt like all I did was find ways to solve the latest unprecedented problem. While things have certainly stabilized since the early days of the pandemic, business hardly feels “as usual.” The recent
In 2022, the world adjusted to and worked to recover from a global pandemic and international conflict that displaced millions of families. Energy costs increased sharply and supply chain issues and other disruptions persisted. This contributed to the highest global inflation rate in decades, prompting a domino effect across economies.