Women in the Workforce: Leadership Summit Takeaways

Women in the Workforce: Leadership Summit Takeaways

We recently attended the Chicago Women’s Leadership Summit, where female leaders, business analysts, software engineers, pilots, entrepreneurs, architects, and realtors came together to discuss solutions to the common barriers they encounter in the professional world. The summit projected voices from a range of experience levels, all of which contributed to an elevated dialogue around this...

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Dreamforce 2019 Takeaways: 3 Ways to Improve Your Business in 2020

Dreamforce 2019 Takeaways: 3 Ways to Improve Your Business in 2020

Thousands of Salesforce community members converged in San Francisco last month for Dreamforce 2019. The weeklong event included several exciting announcements, influential speakers, impactful sessions, and insightful knowledge sharing among those in attendance. New partnerships with companies such as Microsoft, Tableau, Apple, and Amazon indicate major opportunities for organizations to...

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OT Cybersecurity: ‘Do No Harm’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Do Nothing’

OT Cybersecurity: ‘Do No Harm’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Do Nothing’

In our previous blog, Why Operational Technology (OT) may be your Cybersecurity Achilles’ Heel, we discussed how OT systems had been historically “closed” and that they have evolved over time to become more “open” and able to leverage common off-the-shelf IT technologies. With the advent of this industrywide shift, we identified a departmental clash between OT and IT personnel on how to best...

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Connecting Service Members With Family, Home, and Country: Talking With Jessica Dolan of USO of Illinois

Connecting Service Members With Family, Home, and Country: Talking With Jessica Dolan of USO of Illinois

One of the best things about our profession is the opportunity to meet and collaborate with so many talented and interesting people at our clients and in the community. This blog series introduces some of the executives with whom we work and spotlights the ways they are leading and making their mark, both personally and professionally.…

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Strategy, Meet Structure: How Minnesota Healthcare Organizations Will Succeed in the Era of Evolving Customer Expectations

Strategy, Meet Structure: How Minnesota Healthcare Organizations Will Succeed in the Era of Evolving Customer Expectations

As we saw with the October 2018 launch of Allina’s customer experience center in Coon Rapids and Fairview Health’s recent push to leverage technology to enhance their patient experience, Minnesota healthcare organizations are making significant investments in strategies focused on customer experience. This raises an important question: In an industry long viewed as providing below average...

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The Process of Digitizing the Utility Industry: Listening to Customers, Overcoming Barriers, Driving Initiatives, and Staying Secure

The Process of Digitizing the Utility Industry: Listening to Customers, Overcoming Barriers, Driving Initiatives, and Staying Secure

Utility representatives and service providers from North America and South America gathered at the UTC Power Grid 4.0 Digitalization Forum on Oct. 16-18 to discuss and debate the changes occurring in the utility industry. Utility executives presented on topics that included the business drivers of digitization, the keys to success on the path to digitization, and considerations on how to...

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Access for the Underserved: The Role of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Minnesota

Access for the Underserved: The Role of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Minnesota

In August 2019, Neighborhood HealthSource (NHS), a Minneapolis-area Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), announced its acquisition of North Metro Pediatrics (NMP). The move expands their presence into Minneapolis’ Northern suburbs. NHS, like FQHCs around the country, serves an important function: providing affordable access to healthcare for underserved communities. NHS started in 1971 by...

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4 Trends for Private Equity Operating Partners: Unclean Data, Cyber in a Box, Hoping for a Downturn, and Driving Digital Change

4 Trends for Private Equity Operating Partners: Unclean Data, Cyber in a Box, Hoping for a Downturn, and Driving Digital Change

Recently, several members of our M&A practice participated in the PEI Operating Partners Forum in New York City, where the private equity community gathered to share best practices on value creation. Here are four takeaways we found interesting and wanted to share: Behavior adaptability is insanely important to digital transformation. And they don’t mean adaptable businesses, they mean...

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Connecting the Community Through Music: Talking with Kim Noltemy of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Connecting the Community Through Music: Talking with Kim Noltemy of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Kim Noltemy is president and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Together with the symphony’s board, she is leading bold, new initiatives to expand the organization’s connections with audiences, donors, and the community. Kim joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2018 after spending more than 20 years with the Boston Symphony, most recently as chief operating and communications...

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Can you Imagine a Day Without Water?

Can you Imagine a Day Without Water?

Essential. Reliable. Invaluable. Water—it’s the thread that weaves together our daily lives. It keeps our communities healthy, our cities running, and our economies growing. While essential, water infrastructure is largely invisible. Few people realize what it takes to treat and deliver drinking water every day or how wastewater is cleaned so that it can be safely reused or returned to the...

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