Shining A Spotlight On Corporate Readiness Through The Lens Of Learning And Development

CEO of AllenComm since 2003.

Corporate leaders have long understood that demonstrating value to shareholders must include navigating and managing change. From the early days of Kurt Lewin’s change management model, it has been well understood that companies need to adequately prepare for both sudden unexpected shifts and gradual changes.

The current economic and health crises have propelled organizations toward long-overdue examinations of the role of employee training and development in shaping corporate readiness. It’s often said that 70% of change initiatives fail. While the Harvard Business Review has estimated that number is actually around 10%, it should still be no surprise that failure to adapt to changes due to the coronavirus can have far-reaching ramifications for employees and stockholders.

Although industries have seen several sudden disruptions due to advancements in technology, sudden changes due to Covid-19 have revealed unexpected challenges. Some organizations quickly overcame or adapted to these

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Prime Day 2020 security camera deals: Get a Blink Mini for $25, Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera for $100

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

 Amazon Prime Day is a go, and if you’re raring to bag yourself a deal on a security camera there are lots of options available. We’ve got all of the best Prime Day deals covered elsewhere, but we’re here to talk exclusively on home security cameras. There are some great savings to be had on products from ArloRing and Blink — we especially like the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera for $200.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for right now be sure to check back — we’ll be updating the deals as Prime Day goes on.

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The Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera, which retails for $130, is $30 off for Prime Day. At $100, The

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Prime Day 2020 security camera deals: Blink Mini for $25, Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera for $100

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

 Amazon Prime Day is here, and if you’re raring to bag yourself a deal on a security camera there are lots of options available. We’ve got all of the best Prime Day deals covered elsewhere, but we’re here to talk exclusively on home security cameras. There are some great savings to be had on products from ArloRing and Blink — we especially like the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera for $200.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for right now be sure to check back — we’ll be updating the deals as Prime Day goes on.

Currently available

Megan Wollerton/CNET

The Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera, which retails for $130, is $30 off for Prime Day. At $100, The Essential

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Ava DuVernay Partners With Lenovo And The UN’s Girl Up To Spotlight Young Female Trailblazers Around The World

Oluwakemi Dauda, a 20-year-old University of Michigan student, isn’t easily satisfied. When she noticed that her high school was lacking teachers and resources, so much so that the ceiling was rotting away, she took matters into her own hands and registered for a computer application class and sought support from non-profit education organization NAF to supplement her education. 

That led her to create Steps to Success, an educational app for young children with severe literacy issues in Detroit. When she launched the tool in 2015, 50% of adults in Detroit were considered “functionally illiterate.” 

Dauda is one of 10 women from around the world featured in New Realities,

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Pizza-making robot startup Picnic raises $3M as pandemic puts spotlight on food automation

Picnic’s pizza-making robot at CES earlier this year. (GeekWire Photo / Taylor Soper)

Seattle startup Picnic raised an additional $3 million from existing investors as it gears up for a commercial rollout of its pizza-making robot.

Vulcan Capital, Flying Fish Partners, Creative Ventures, Arnold Venture Group, and others put more money behind Picnic, known for its automated food preparation device that can churn out up to 300 12-inch customized pizzas per hour. It follows a $5 million seed round in November.

The fresh cash will be used for product development, response to customer interest, new hires, and marketing. The company has seen increased demand for its machine during the pandemic from customers looking for ways to prepare food with less contact.

“This work is important because we’re supporting struggling restaurants who are looking for any advantage that will help them weather the storm of losing 60% of their sales,” CEO

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Arlo announces Pro 4 Spotlight Camera and more options for buying Ultra 2 HomeKit-compatible camera

Arlo has announced the new Arlo Pro 4 security camera featuring 2K video, as well as new smaller kits of their popular HomeKit-compatible Ultra 2 security camera system.

Arlo’s new Pro 4 Wire-Free Spotlight Camera is designed to give home and business owners an affordable option when securing their property.

It features 2K video with HDR, a 160-degree wide viewing angle, an integrated spotlight, smart siren, and color night vision. Two-way audio allows owners to listen and speak to visitors, and the weather-resistant body enables it to be placed both indoors and outdoors.

The rechargeable battery can last for up to six months on one charge, and the camera is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT. Additionally, users can add an optional Arlo SmartHub or Base Station, enabling local storage recording, cross-triggering other cameras in the ecosystem, and boosting camera range.

If you’re interested in

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Larry Ellison’s TikTok bid puts Oracle chairman back in the spotlight

Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison’s pursuit of a deal with TikTok could win him two prizes at once: a flashy new customer for his company’s lagging cloud-computing business and a victory over a fierce rival.

Mr. Ellison, 76 years old and chairman of the company, has reason to be a big fan of Chinese-owned TikTok, a video-sharing app famously beloved by young people. But first Oracle, TikTok and their partners have to get a deal done that could return the business-software company to the center of the tech world.

Mr. Ellison maneuvered Oracle ahead of Microsoft Corp. in the race to become TikTok’s U.S. tech partner, and personally lobbied President Trump to sign off on a preliminary agreement, people familiar with the talks said.

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EXCEL, SYNTAXES Analyses Spotlight Periprocedural MI Controversy

Investigators from the EXCEL trial have doubled down on the July publication of their study’s outcomes based on an alternative definition of myocardial infarction (MI) resulting from coronary revascularization, a key part of the controversy that has dogged EXCEL for a year or more.

The latest, more granular EXCEL analysis pits periprocedural MI (PMI), as defined in the trial’s protocol, against PMI according to the more stringent third Universal Definition Of Myocardial Infarction (UDMI). The stakes for EXCEL’s message are high because PMI is part of the composite primary end point.

The new analysis concludes with a preference for interpreting EXCEL — which compared percutaneous coronary revascularization (PCI) and coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery in patients with left-main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) — using the protocol-specified PMI definition, which was based solely on levels of CK-MB (and sometimes troponin), rather than the UDMI. That alternative definition adds clinical signs, electrocardiography

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Research Spotlight: Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology – News

In a small set of offices inside the Campus Religious Center resides one of the more far-reaching research centers at Illinois State University. The Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (CeMaST) has been researching and conducting outreach in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education since 1991.

CeMaST organizes research events on campus targeted to high school students, develops curriculum and training for STEM teachers throughout Illinois, and works with university units on grant-funded research projects nationwide. An example of CeMaST collaborating on a research project is that the unit is acting as the education and outreach arm for the recently awarded $10 million United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded pennycress project, which involves several Midwest universities. (Read more about that project on Page 12.)

Dr. Rebekka Darner, director of the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (CeMaST).

Dr. Rebekka Darner, associate professor of biology education, took over as director

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World-Class Technology Leaders Spotlight Innovation, Courage and Compassion at …

WESTPORT, Conn., Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HMG Strategy, the world’s leading digital platform for connecting technology executives to reimagine the enterprise and reshape the business world, is bringing its unique peer-driven content and powerful research agenda to its upcoming 2020 HMG Live! Chicago CIO Executive Leadership Summit  on October 1. Showcasing a variety of accomplished speakers from different industries and diverse backgrounds, HMG Strategy’s digital CIO and CISO summits explore the most important leadership, security, and strategic challenges and opportunities faced by technology executives today.

“The spotlight is on CIOs and technology leaders since they successfully guided their companies into the work-from-home environment,” says Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy. “Now, CIOs and tech executives are being called upon to help the CEO and line-of-business leaders to lead and innovate the business in a time of radical change.”

On October 1, HMG Strategy will be

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