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Jim Link, Chief Human Resources Officer at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), shared valuable insights on the field of learning and development. He emphasized the importance of viewing L&D as a means to create value and drive business impact. Link stressed the need to understand the business deeply and align L&D initiatives with…

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Transforming Leadership through Purposeful Actions

Trent Savage, the Chief Human Resources Officer for Mountain America Credit Union, discusses the importance of learning and development in the post-pandemic era. He emphasizes the need to create a learning culture and a development mindset within organizations, engaging business leaders and demonstrating the compelling urgency for continuous learning. Trent highlights the evolving expectations and…

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Using Technology to Match Real Life Learning

In this episode of the L&D Transformation podcast, Jack Gottlieb interviews Lou Tedrick, the VP for Global Learning and Development at Verizon. Lou explains that her role involves supporting employees and external learners who contribute to Verizon’s customer experience. She emphasizes the importance of the intersection between employee development, organizational culture, and customer engagement. Lou…

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Building Employee Engagement on All Levels

In a recent podcast interview, Shradha Prakash, the talent management leader for Prudential’s US and international businesses, discussed the evolving landscape of learning and development. She highlighted the accessibility and fun aspects of learning, facilitated by technology platforms that extend beyond traditional corporate or classroom settings. Shradha emphasized the increasing focus on employee experience, well-being,…

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Driving Employee Development through Culture and Purpose

In a recent episode of the L&D Transformation Podcast, Jolene Skinner, Vice President of Engagement Inclusion at MongoDB, discussed the significance of learning and development in today’s organizational landscape. She highlighted the importance of culture and purpose and their impact on employee engagement and performance. Skinner emphasized that organizations are increasingly compelled to focus on…

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Prioritizing to Ensure Success in Learning and Development

Steven Childs, CHRO of Panasonic Automotive and an executive coach, delves into the dynamic world of learning and development. With the evolving priorities and transformations within organizations, Childs emphasizes the vast opportunities present in the L&D space. He emphasizes the need to consolidate various aspects, such as technology tools, leadership skills, and mindset, under the…

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Applied Digital is Scaling Up Infrastructure to Handle Growing GPU Deployment Needs
May 20, 2024

During a transformative period, Applied Digital experienced a significant increase in demand for large-scale GPU deployment. This demand required a focus on power density, as the networking within data centers, particularly for InfiniBand, necessitated that servers be located close together. Each server consumed 10.2 kilowatts of power, and the optimal performance was achieved when…

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Applied Digital is Revolutionizing High Performance Computing by Locating Facilities at Unique Power Sources
May 20, 2024

Applied Digital optimizes high-performance computing by leveraging unique power sources, and locating facilities at the source of power rather than in traditional cloud regions. This approach is particularly suited for AI workloads, which do not require ultra-low latency like video streaming. By targeting areas with abundant but underutilized power, known as “stranded power,” the…

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Experts Talk K-12 EdTech Leadership Priorities
K-12 EdTech Leadership Needs a Bigger Seat at the Table to Overcome Cybersecurity, Staffing, Professional Development Challenges
May 20, 2024

As we navigate the evolving landscape of K-12 education, the role of technology, as well as K-12 edtech leadership has never been more pivotal. Especially in the era of K-12 education post-pandemic, how has this influx of technology solutions for everything from curriculum management, to hybrid learning, to quiz gamification, to AI-supported learning, impacted…

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Energy Reporting for Utilities & Businesses Isn’t Just for Transparency. It’s for Energy & Cost Savings, Too.
May 20, 2024

As cities and states increasingly implement energy benchmarking, disclosure, and transparency mandates, utilities and businesses find themselves navigating a complex landscape of compliance and opportunity. The rise of building performance standards, such as New York’s Local Law 97, Boston’s Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), and Denver’s Energize Denver, underscores the urgency for detailed…

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