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The Operating Model That Is Eating The World – The Ready – Medium
The Operating Model That Is Eating The World
Today’s fastest growing, most profoundly impactful companies are using a completely different operating model
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2 hours ago by sebbi
Maddox Events - Startups 100 2018 | Startups.co.uk
Tech, banking, construction, law and sports are a set of industries which have famously had little gender diversity.

Looking to tackle this issue, and having seen the way that conferences could bring people together, events professionals Michaela Jeffery-Morrison, Patrick Lewis and Freddie Lewis came up with an idea – they would run a series of B2B events championing inclusivity in these industries.

Launched in September 2015, their start-up Maddox Events prides itself on “creating the most progressive and forward-thinking diversity-focused events in the global event market”.

With diverse speaker line-ups, content and practical insight, the start-up’s large-scale conferences encourage representation of different genders, races, religions, sexualities, disabilities and ethnicities in businesses by addressing challenges and inspiring change.

Already, Maddox Events’ approach is making huge waves in the events industry.

Notably, its the events company behind “the largest women in tech event in the world”, which it runs annually in the UK and has scaled to run the same conference in Australia, Amsterdam and San Francisco, with one soon to launch in Dubai.

The start-up has tens of thousands of delegates, and an awe-inspiring list of clients and event sponsors including Google, Spotify, Amazon, Sky, Facebook, Microsoft, eBay, JP Morgan, and Disney.

According to its founders, the business’ success has been largely due to the fact that its events are the only ones in the marketplace which focus wholly on diversity and inclusion.

Having begun to break down the barriers in specific industries, Maddox Events is now looking to explore new sectors where inclusion and diversity are hot topics, such as film and media, and will create new conferences dealing with race and ethnicity.

Playing an increasing role in pushing for social change, Maddox Events has merged a enterprising mission with commercial potential (the trio tell us they have “delivered triple digit year-on-year financial growth”), and we suspect 2018 will be a big year for the business.
diversity  business  events  UK 
2 hours ago by sdp
How to Batch Export the Business Card Images of Multiple Outlook Contacts to a Windows Folder
Outlook doesn’t offer a direct feature supporting you to export a contact’s business card image, not to mention batch exporting multiple business card images. But, in this article, we will uncover a piece of VBA code, which can realize it with ease.
Business  Card  Images  Contact  Export  fix  Outlook  contacts  VBA 
9 hours ago by DataNumen
The freeCodeCamp Podcast: Ep. 12 - Ten Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer
For Haseeb's first software developer job, he was able to negotiate a total compensation package of US $250,000 for his first year at Airbnb. He believes negotiation is a skill that can be learned, just like any other. And it isn't particularly elusive or hard to understand. In this episode, he explains how anyone can negotiate effectively. Written and Read by Haseeb Qureshi: https://twitter.com/hosseeb Haseeb's original article: https://fcc.im/2FiLq0v Learn to code for fre...
jobs  business 
15 hours ago by ericaheinz
Everything I learned about negotiating and getting money in 2017
This post was originally published in Desk Lunch, a newsletter for all creative women and non-binary folks. It’s one of my favorites, check it out! 2017 was my year to glow up in my career and get my…
jobs  business 
15 hours ago by ericaheinz
Visa Makes Strategic Investment in YellowPepper to Accelerate Adoption of Mobile Payments and Tokenization in Latin America and the Caribbean | Business Wire
Visa Makes Strategic Investment in YellowPepper to Accelerate Adoption of Mobile Payments and Tokenization in Latin America and the Caribbean May 24, 2018 at 02:39PM https://ift.tt/2KS4DIa

Visa’s strategic investment in YellowPepper, a mobile payments pioneer in Latin America, will help accelerate innovation in digital payment technology.

via Quona Capital » Feed https://quona.com
iftt  All  Feeds  Impact  Investing  Top  Business  Operations  EVC 
15 hours ago by leconeyc
What Airbnb and Strava Know About Building Emotional Connections with Customers
"Focusing solely on the transactional layer of a company’s offering can hamper its chances of finding success and attracting a passionate, enduring customer base. In our experience, the addition of an emotional layer can make all the difference."
product  business  design 
18 hours ago by gerwitz
Publicis Groupe Unveils Marcel | Business | wvnews.com
At its core, Marcel is about empowering every single Publicis employee to the power of 80,000. Founded in a belief that an augmented workforce leads to higher engagement, which in turn leads to better work and results for clients, Marcel is built on the foundation of four key pillars: knowledge, connectivity, opportunity and productivity.... In order to unlock the value of this data, the Groupe created the Marcel AI Platform built on Microsoft AI and Knowledge Graph technologies. This Knowledge Graph connects both structured and unstructured data that has existed in silos across the organization and then maps relationships within it. This centralized, integrated source of our own data will power Marcel as well as other enterprise initiatives. The Groupe will use Microsoft's sophisticated AI tools to process, filter, connect and organize the data to make it useful for its people. Improving the Marcel AI Platform will be an ongoing effort, foundational to transforming the Groupe in to a platform
AI  research  business  socialnetwork  data  collaboration 
19 hours ago by basemaly
Publicis launches internal AI platform | News | Research Live
The eventual objective is that the tool will create more collaboration across the group’s agencies, recommending employees for projects based on their skills. Built on Microsoft AI and Knowledge Graph technologies, it will centralise the group’s structured and unstructured data and map relationships between different data sources.
AI  business  collaboration  organization  socialnetwork  management  advertising 
19 hours ago by basemaly

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