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Digital skills gap: Houses of Parliament and British Chamber of Commerce aligned on economic risk

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Digital skills gap: Houses of Parliament and British Chamber of Commerce aligned on economic risk

A recent study by the British House of Commons Science and Technology Committee found that 12.6 million adults in the UK lack basic digital skills, with a cost to the economy of £63 billion per year in lost GDP. This is mirrored by a recent survey conducted by the British Chamber of Commerce which revealed that of 1,400+ businesses across the UK, 84% say digital and IT skills are more important to their business than two years ago, with half (51%) saying these skills are significantly more important. This is a problem faced by many advanced economies, and when you add...

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Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative (The Economist Special Report)

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Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative (The Economist Special Report)

In this article, the author emphasizes the need for continuous skills development and how technology is at the center of this fundamental shift in the modern economy. Click here for the full article. The Economist Special Report, Jan 12th 2017

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Sharon Herrnstein shows how businesses can connect with their target audience in 2017

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Sharon Herrnstein shows how businesses can connect with their target audience in 2017

Certified Digital Marketing consultant and ConverseLink Instructor Sharon Herrnstein delivered a first-rate talk on Digital Marketing at a recent Analytics Tech meetup sponsored by Microsoft. In a succinct discussion that provided insights into the techniques and strategies successful businesses use to drive market share, Sharon explained in simple to understand terms how to connect with a target audience using given the right digital marketing strategies. Microsoft subject matter experts Alex Fernandes (Microsoft Solution Architect for Big Data and Advanced Analytics) and Vincent Hong (Technical Solution Professional) opened the evening with a fascinating presentation on the Internet of Things (IoT). The power duo highlighted the key implications of the...

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Project Management Institute Chairman challenges the status quo

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Project Management Institute Chairman challenges the status quo

In a scintillating article taken from his book "The Focused Organization", Project Management Institute Chairman Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez poses the question why has the Project Management profession been ignored by Senior Leaders. His background research is pretty insightful, pointing to the sparse attention paid to project management by business gurus, top MBA programs and highly respected business publications such as McKinsey Quarterly and Harvard Business Review.The ConverseLink team believes this gap in the business media and executive education domains will close gradually as the correlation between successful strategy execution and effective project management in a digital economy becomes increasingly transparent. ConverseLink Instructor...

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Richard Boire to deliver Executive Workshop on Thought leadership in Data Science

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Richard Boire to deliver Executive Workshop on Thought leadership in Data Science

ConverseLink is pleased to announce that Instructor and recognized authority on Predictive Analytics Richard Boire will be delivering an executive workshop on Thought leadership in Data Science in downtown Toronto on November 22nd 2016 (in class and live webinar). With the explosion of information, businesses are now able to develop solutions and evaluate their performance after their deployment. The discipline of data science is becoming mainstream. But the discipline is still a relatively new one. This seminar will explore the thought leadership challenges that organizations must confront in the ever-expansive world of Big Data. It will also cover key topics such as how...

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