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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of CXO Community

Dear Group Members,

Rapid digital transformation that saw years of innovation in a very short turnaround time period is something that was highly unforeseen. There are many companies that are shifting their models and technologies are getting adopted almost overnight. This phenomenon will not stop especially in some areas such as AI, which is already seeing rapid acceleration.

AI is seeing notable momentum across use cases and is becoming an increasingly normal part of human life even in a year that is anything but normal. It’s my belief that the coming year will be a big year for AI growth where many independent AI applications will deliver insights, efficiencies and cost savings for the digital marketplace.

From a technological point of view, 2021 looks to be another year of strong adoption and expanding use cases for artificial intelligence.

If you need any help with implementation of advanced technologies for your business, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

Thank you very much for your time and continued support.

Best Regards,

Sajid A. Khan

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When Employees Speak Up, Companies Win

Why and how you should encourage employees to speak out about issues beyond their own jobs.

How to Actually Encourage Employee Accountability

It’s about dignity, fairness, and restoration — not blame.

How To Keep The Peace This Thanksgiving: A Simple Strategy For Awkward Conversations

Discover how to manage difficult & awkward conversations so you can enjoy the holidays with less stress and anxiety.

Why 2021 Could Be the Best Year For You to Start a Company

Here are three reasons you should trust your instincts and go all-in on your new company idea in 2021.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of CXO Community

Dear Group Members,

Due to the shift to working from home, executives need to thoughtfully consider how to handle the deepening security gaps coupled with disparate computer systems. There are sophisticated software tools that can catch attacks from malignant employees as well as predict how to train and help employees when poor outcomes occur due to accidental employee behavior, such sending a mistaken file or leaving a digital door unlocked.

Employers who carefully implement trusted ways to maintain critical visibility into employee activity for the purpose of security can provide a stable and efficient working environment. Ensuring open communication along with a commitment to a human-centric security deployment approach offers an environment that furthers employer-employee relationships by increasing trust, promoting teamwork and creating unity as organizations look to accomplish their greater goals.

During times like this, please take care of yourselves and your loved ones. I know that we’re going to get through this together.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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How To Take Back Control Over Your Calendar

Complain as we might about an overpacked schedule, most leaders prefer to remain run by their calendars rather than face the alternative: radically moving into choice and taking responsibility for where, when and how we spend our time.

7 ideas to learn about leadership by playing with the Rubik's cube

Originally called a "magic cube", it is considered the world's best-selling toy, with some 500 million pieces.

To Foster Innovation, Cultivate a Culture of Intellectual Bravery

Encourage your team to disagree, dissent, and challenge the status quo.

Do Founder CEOs Tune Out Their Teams?

Founders need advice more than other managers do, but they are also more likely to ignore it.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of CXO Community

Dear Group Members,

According to a recent study just under a third of organizations use artificial intelligence for multiple business functions. New technologies and concepts have recently come to the market to help accelerate and improve the AI implementation process. While most of these technologies are still maturing, they have already delivered significant benefits to the organizations that have adopted them. Scaling AI transformations appears to be the most important challenge in this arena and the key limiting factor here is that AI projects are typically human-workload intensive, resulting in lengthy and expensive projects.

At times like these please take care, stay positive and find sometime for having fun and smiling. It is challenging operating under the current restrictions but I am confident we will get through this, together.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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MicroAgility Receives 2020 Best of Princeton Award

MicroAgility has been selected as the winner of the “2020 Best of Princeton Award” in the Strategy Execution Services category by the Princeton Award Program. MicroAgility is amongst a small group of companies that have won the Best of Princeton Award for 12 consecutive years.

Five Strategies Every Leader Must Embrace to Harness Disruption

The ease with which consumers have adapted to rapid change signals a future of more disruption.

Why Corporate Well-Being Initiatives Need to Get Personal

In a recent PwC survey, CEOs reported plans for their companies to become more digital and flexible — and more employee focused.

LinkedIn Research Reveals Rise Of Executive Imposter Syndrome

New research from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, reveals how C-level executives have navigated their organizations through the global pandemic, with more than two-thirds (69 percent) finding it the most challenging experience of their career.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of CXO Community

Dear Group Members,

No organization can afford to sit back and ignore the potential of artificial intelligence (AI). Yet, rushing to adopt AI just because the technology exists can be just as damaging to a business. To fully realize the potential of AI, you need to approach it with a clear business goal or need in mind. In other words, you need to identify and narrow down to the most valuable AI opportunities for your business. It can even mean your approach could be quite different from that of your competitors. Therefore, you should take those steps which involves looking at what your business is trying to achieve, what unique challenges your business is facing and then identifying potential solutions through AI.

At times like these, the problems list can be long for all of us; however, I am convinced that we will get through this as long as we do not lose our self-confidence and our energy. It is all in our hands.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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Onboarding Never Stops In A Culture Of Leadership

By treating onboarding as a continuous process that doesn't end after a few days or weeks, your reward will be higher levels of employee engagement.

Why Corporate Purpose Statements Often Miss Their Mark

Analysis of nearly 2,000 CEOs’ description of their company’s purpose reveals that most omit a critical detail: why their company is in business.

We Actively Avoid Information That Can Help Us

Why do people often resist knowledge that might benefit them? A new study suggests that they do so to protect their self-esteem.

3 Ways to Guarantee Your Entrepreneurial Superpower Doesn't Become Your Kryptonite

As businesses cope with COVID-19 disruptions, they need to rethink and reconfigure their workforce and work spaces beyond redesigning physical spaces.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of CXO Community

Dear Group Members,

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to analyze data and deep learning (DL) is one of the more complex aspects of AI. Artificial intelligence does not exist on its own. It is a technology that fits into a larger solution to address a business issue. No market is able to sustain relevancy while remaining stagnant. How and when to update deep learning systems, as they are used in more and more places, has become of paramount importance. The ability to analyze the data sets is critical both for initial feature engineering and as an ongoing process to keep the systems relevant and accurate.

At times like these, the problems list can be long for all of us but I am convinced that we will get through this as long as we do not lose our self-confidence and our energy. It is all in our hands.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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Three Acclaimed Performers Share the Pivots They're Making to Succeed

Whether their craft is music, voice, or magic, solopreneur performers are adapting to the times.

So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

One founder’s advice on what you should know before you quit your day job.

COVID-19 is accelerating companies’ shift to virtual working, but employers still need people-centric ways to assess employees’ strengths and weaknesses.

COVID-19 is accelerating companies’ shift to virtual working, but employers still need people-centric ways to assess employees’ strengths and weaknesses.

Getting Back to the Future...of Work

As businesses cope with COVID-19 disruptions, they need to rethink and reconfigure their workforce and work spaces beyond redesigning physical spaces.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of CXO Community

Dear Group Members,

One of the many benefits of using artificial intelligence is to help us view societal problems from a different perspective. While there’s been many conversations about how AI might be misused, we must not overlook the many ways AI can be used for good. Artificial intelligence, powered by deep-learning algorithms, is already in use in healthcare and also being used to predict the development of diseases across a healthcare network. Knowing the reality that as our global issues are complex so AI is providing us with a valuable tool to augment human efforts to come up with solutions to vexing problems.

These are challenging times, but we will get through them. Let’s look after each other so we can come through this crisis stronger than when we went into it.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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Will the Pandemic Reshape Notions of Female Leadership?

Countries led by women have suffered six times fewer Covid-19 deaths than those led by men.

How Location-Based Technology Can Ensure Business Continuity During COVID-19 Times

Now that the businesses are back to cranking their wheels, the questions that are on top of the mind of most CXOs and CEOs are-how do we implement hygiene measures, testing and social distancing measures at the workplace.

The Importance of Peer Feedback in the Digital Workplace

COVID-19 is accelerating companies’ shift to virtual working, but employers still need people-centric ways to assess employees’ strengths and weaknesses.

Is Your Company Transitioning To The Direct-To-Consumer Market?

Anyone can sell anything online today. In my experience, consumers naturally gravitate to the businesses that provide the best combination of value and price, which DTC can achieve.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of CXO Community

Dear Group Members,

AI is becoming an increasingly important part of our daily lives. From intelligent assistants to facial recognition, AI technology is starting to permeate all sorts of our personal interactions. With the sudden boost in AI usage, people are beginning to question just how safe this technology actually is. In many instances, AI and machine learning have the potential to provide significant benefit to end-users. However, we have reason to be concerned that there is the potential of AI systems going wrong. The future of artificial intelligence can be either exciting or worrisome, depending on who you talk to. Some believe that AI may take over humanity, while others believe that we’re far from AI achieving anything close to human intelligence. Will AI be our final discovery? All we can do is stay educated and keep the discussions around AI flowing for now.

These are unsettling times and COVID-19 is very evidently impacting our personal and professional lives but please prioritize the health and safety of yourselves and others in your community, always.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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Here's How This Crisis Is Changing Organizational Cultures For The Better

Surely there is no more fitting way to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country than to celebrate the very qualities for which they died. Here are some inspirational quotes from learned people and scriptures .We hope you enjoy reading these quotes. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Good Leaders Can Overcome Institutional Inertia in a Crisis

They not only get their people through it — they seize the opportunity to reform.

Why Authentic Informal Leaders are Key to an Organization’s Emotional Health

Tapping into the collective wisdom of key employees can help a company build the capacity to weather the worst crises.

How the Coronavirus Has Changed the Future of Work

Here's what you can expect your leadership role to evolve in the new normal.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of CXO Community

Dear Group Members,

Organizations throughout the world, whether they are public or private, are taking measures to contain and mitigate COVID-19. These actions can involve the processing of different types of personal data. Timely action can serve as employee data protection preparation for the future. A proactive approach to privacy and data protection helps organizations increase efficiency, compliance & trust, and the pandemic we are witnessing should give rise to doubling down on what we do with our workforce information governance. As this crisis will pass, it is important to operate now and in the future with the best interests of employee data privacy in mind with transparency, lawfulness and fairness. This is especially important as you balance the needs to collect and process workforce data with the data privacy rights of the employee.

These are unsettling times and COVID-19 is very evidently impacting our personal and professional lives, and those that we love. It’s challenging operating under the current restrictions but I am confident we will get through this together.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

 

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Happy Memorial Day

Surely there is no more fitting way to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country than to celebrate the very qualities for which they died. Here are some inspirational quotes from learned people and scriptures .We hope you enjoy reading these quotes. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

How CEOs Can Lead Selflessly Through a Crisis

Take a pay cut, communicate transparently, and give back with purpose.

Why Up skilling Has Become Critical to Prepare Yourself for the Future

A major disruption is being felt by the corporate sector since it is still not fully prepared to face such crisis.

Leading When The Plan Is No Real Plan At All

The future won't be more certain any time soon, so how can you lead others without a plan? Here are ideas to cope.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of CXO Community

Dear Group Members,

New technologies demand nearly zero latency and 100% dependability. With the growth of technologies like 5G, IoT, autonomous vehicles, sensors, and augmented or virtual reality, the number of internet-connected devices may expand. The real-time speeds required for these devices and applications, especially life-dependent critical systems like public services, hospital monitors or self-driving cars cannot be compromised. Edge computing, which brings resources closer to the end-users can help solve this problem and reduce overall network bandwidth constraints. While this will be a decade-long push, the edge build out is already happening. As 5G development and deployment is already in progress, large companies are already building their own edge networks and making significant advances.

As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people are coming together to help one another now more than ever. So let us be thankful to all the people who are working to save lives and keep communities safe during this pandemic.

There will be days of toughness, but be sure they won’t last.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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COVID-19: A Call For Digital Transformation

The COVID-19 outbreak is a tragedy that will have widespread and long-lasting implications for humanity and our global economy.

In a Crisis, Companies Must Know Their Purpose

Boards must drive the effort to answer a fundamental question: Why does our organization exist?

Master Domain Knowledge, Not Platitudes, to Cultivate Emotional Intelligence

Be wary of the all-too-common, cursory approach to understanding the nuances of EQ.

A 5-Day Plan to Keep Your Company Afloat

CEOs experiencing negative cash flow need to act fast.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of CXO Community

Dear Group Members,

Identities are the new security perimeter, making the integration of network technologies and security essential for any organization.

The cyber security industry has seen many progressive and well connected next-generation products recently appear in the market along with the services that support them. In order for those products and services to succeed, the organizations creating them need to create tighter integration between network technology and security.

The future of digital business is being built on the foundation of smart, connected, contextually intelligent products and real-time services that enhance and add value to customer experiences. The disconnect between IT and security needs to be fixed so existing new digital business models can flourish and grow.

In addition to the immeasurable suffering and loss of life, the best cure for global health challenge Coronavirus (COVID-19) is prevention. This is our moral responsibility to contribute and add our efforts to eliminate its spread not only for our own well-being but for society as a whole.

There will be days of toughness, but be sure they won’t last.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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Inspirational Quotes to help you get Through Crisis such as COVID-19 Pandemic

There are two things we know about all crises: each one is different and each one does end. This too shall pass, God willing.

CxO Self-Care Bible

With worldwide spreading out of numerous organizations, supervisory at the top is being exhausted with amplified work stress. Embodiment of remedial routine habits and reform oneself into an improved workplace you.

Tech Leaders Have A Responsibility To Support Social Change

It is the responsibility of tech leaders to use their power to create something better.

Caveat Emptor, CEO

A short list of questions can help leaders avoid the potentially harmful consequences of flawed management studies.

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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of CXO Community

Dear Group Members,

New technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing, are driving adoption in rapid cycles. These new waves of technology, a growing cloud base and the radical geopolitical scene of 2020 are poised to challenge nations, industries, organizations and even individuals inadvertently.

Unfortunately, many companies are not well prepared to face these challenges, relying on security practices and baselines that are all over the map. For organizations relying on obsolete and inadequate IT systems that are rarely updated and barely protected, the risk of cyber-attack is higher than ever. Organizations must step up to the cyber threat challenges ahead by putting proactive missions into action by knowing what threats lurk ahead for our ever-evolving and advancing IT landscape.

Are you facing such challenges? Please join discussions at our communities and groups related to these challenges.

Thank you very much for your time and continued support.

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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Top Boards Do These 4 Things Differently

Real leadership is about more than reviewing financial statements.

The 3 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask Before Making Tough Decisions

Everyone experiences self-doubt, but there's no need to panic when faced with hard choices.

How Reassessing Unmet Goals Can Uncover Your True Path To Success

Ultimately, working toward a goal isn’t about becoming someone else; it’s about uncovering who you are at your absolute best.

Solving Problems With a Leap of Faith

Teams can make real breakthroughs on complex challenges by opening themselves up to an invisible source of guidance.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of CXO Community

Dear Group Members,

The holiday season is now over and it’s time to resume achieving your objectives for this year and beyond.

Analytics is probably the most important tool a company has to gain customer insights. This is why the Big Data industry is set to reach over $273 Billion by 2023 and so many have heavily invested in not only collecting data, but enabling data for the enterprise.

As AI and machine learning continue to develop, the way we use analytics also continues to grow and change. While in the past, businesses focused on harvesting descriptive data about their customers and products; now, they’re pulling both predictive and prescriptive learnings from the information they gather. We don’t always need complex algorithms running on our data. Sometimes we just want to know where our financials stand or how much traffic our social media pages are getting.

On behalf of MicroAgility, Inc., I wish you all the best for 2020.

Thank you very much for your time and continued support.

Best Regards,

Sajid A. Khan

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How to Thank People During the Holiday Season

Holidays are a perfect chance to show gratitude to everyone around you for the efforts they have put into the success of your business. Here are a few tips you can use to effectively make this impression to positive impact.

Three Ways CPOs Can Master Complexity and Get Ahead in 2020 and Beyond

By partnering with the business effectively, embracing technological change, and leveraging training and new talent sources to build a strong and flexible talent pipeline, CPOs can lead their organizations into the future with confidence.

5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for the Future of Work

By 2030, the global labor force ⁠- made up of an estimated 3.5 billion people ⁠- could be led by knowledge workers with disruptive skills working in concert with AI.

Gain Trust and Project Order in Turbulent Times

Leaders must understand four trends, and how they interact, to navigate uncertainty.

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Kim Ann Mink, Chairman, President and CEO Innophos

Source: theceomagazine.com