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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…

Why more companies are seeking autistic workers

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,…

The office is getting meaner

Soon after the presidential election last year, human resources consultant Catherine Mattice Zundel received a pleading call from a Los Angeles law firm: Three paralegals were turning on each other, and it was getting ugly. Two had voted for Hillary…
Manufacturing may be in decline, but factories still do what they were designed to do 150 years ago: turn raw materials into consumable goods at a maximum profit. In the process, many workers spend long hours in windowless warehouses while…

Can coding save coal country?

At first glance, coal mining and software development might seem worlds apart. To Rusty Justice, they have a lot in common. Modern-day mining isn’t brute manual labor, done by soot-covered, pickax-wielding men in hard hats. “It hasn’t looked like that in…
Estonia has plenty of bona fides that put it at the vanguard of tech. In 2005, it became the first country to recognize internet voting. In 2011, it established a high-water mark for digital defense by raising an all-volunteer army…
What’s it like to be a worker with a disability? What do you think it feels like to be the sole woman in a room full of male executives or the only person of color in the office? How about…
Cone of Silence
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…
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