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The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust CIO is addressing health inequalities with digital initiatives. David Walliker’s digital initiatives are not only saving money; they’re saving lives. Walliker is CIO of two major hospitals, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital and Liverpool Women's Hospital. He...

We’re absolutely delighted to see our CEO Naheed Afzal celebrated-as one of the top 100 women executives doing great work  to improve gender diversity and inclusion in business supported by Yahoo Finance. The HERoes Women Role Model Lists showcase business leaders who are championing women in business...

When it comes to your company’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts, typically the Human Resource (HR) Department in your organization is the go-to. Because HR is normally in charge of attracting, recruiting and retaining employees within your organization, they are in a perfect position to...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are becoming smarter every day, beating world champions in games like Go, identifying tumours in medical scans better than human radiologists, and increasing the efficiency of electricity-hungry data centres. Some economists are comparing the transformative potential of AI with other “general-purpose technologies” such as the steam...

Much has been written about the importance and value of diversity. Diversity provides multiple perspectives and experiences (gender, ethnicity, cultural background and various acquired skills are some ways in which diversity is manifested). Organizations such as Catalyst and McKinsey have looked at what happens with...

Vegard Medbø and Fridtjof Berge, co-founders of Antler, explain why investors must embrace diversity now and look to emerging markets. Venture capitalists (VCs) play a vital role in shaping the future. Although the VC industry is a very small part of our economy, the symbiosis of...

When a company considers how to improve its supplier diversity, it can do so along with improving its supplier management overall. But how does a business go from getting started to reaching its goals with suppliers? In the first article in this series, we showed that...

I often invoke the words of United States abolitionist Frederick Douglass when asked about the state of women’s progress globally: “there is no progress without struggle”. More than 110 diverse women, including the first Muslim women and the first Native American, were elected to Congress in...