Ideas that shape work

Between bites of brisket and breakfast tacos, CXO Magazine has spent the past few days at the 2018 South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, listening to some of today’s smartest and most innovative businesspeople tackle the thorniest issues nagging…
One of the most influential voices in cybersecurity, Katie Moussouris, should be waxing triumphant. She spent years enthusiastically promoting bug bounty programs as a way of both easing the industry’s severe talent shortage and improving digital security for companies and…
Oliver Wyman had a workflow problem. Partners at the global consulting firm traveled extensively and expense reimbursement was becoming burdensome. “Reports would take weeks to be submitted; it wasn’t motivating the team, and mistakes were being made,” says Nathalie Vanheusden,…
Fans of the classic 1960s comedy series Get Smart may remember the Cone of Silence, a rather dubious anti-surveillance device that dropped from the ceiling when Maxwell Smart wanted a private conversation with the boss. The high-tech espionage gadget never, ever worked, but…
The modern urban commute is an enduring bummer for those who deal with jammed highways and crowded city streets. The good news is that self-driving cars are on the way. The bad news is that fully autonomous vehicles won’t arrive…

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What we’re talking about

How can companies leverage AI for business strategy and insights?

Our Vision

What work looks like and how we do it, will be among the defining questions of the next few decades — personally, organizationally, and societally.

They’re questions being steered by big shifts. A rapidly growing gig economy. Technology automating jobs at an unprecedented rate. Competition from unexpected places. Businesses under increased pressure to restructure. A growing skills gap. New uncertainties in our global economy.

That’s why we launched CXO Magazine, a digital publication featuring our exclusive CXO reports and other takes on the biggest challenges facing businesses today. Each CXO Report takes a close look at what leaders are doing today to make themselves and their organizations more competitive tomorrow. CXO Magazine thinks expansively about the future of work and casts a wide net for answers. We recognize that ideas and solutions can come from anywhere and anyone.

Our approach is decidedly proactive. Yes, robots may be taking some jobs, but what new jobs are being created along the way? Our mindset is growth-oriented—helping you and your organization excel.

CXO Magazine is founded by Northeastern University. It draws on the university’s unique alignment with the world of work and Northeastern’s access to leading researchers in the fields shaping work. And it builds on what Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun refers to as the vital intersection of work and learning: how people and organizations identify and develop talent and adapt to change.

We will always look for a new take on the existing conversation by trying to distinguish hype from trends, poking at assumptions, and drawing on new data and fresh expertise. Our team will comb the globe for unique perspectives, striving to point out where ideas and interests intersect.

CXO Magazine will also be multichannel and participatory. In addition to our regular email updates, we’ll launch a podcast. We’ll host events and discussions. We want you to engage with us in ways that work for you.

Never has there been a more complex—and more exciting—time to lead in business. Yes, the changes appear big and constant, but we also see amazing opportunities. More important, so do others.