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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 1/19/2018
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: VC sees a slow influx of women; new tech hubs offer jobs but no minority takers; the best companies to work for in 2018; and more.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 1/12/2018
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: CES makes waves with keynote additions and scandalous bots; former Google engineer James Damore strikes back; how to buck the ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/11/2018
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica takes a step closer to a transport SDN deployment; a new UK fiber challenger; Altice slides after revenue warning; ...
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Sigfox appears to be hemorrhaging top-level staff. The French Internet of Things (IoT) specialist, which has already seen an exodus of managers in recent months, is ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 1/5/2018
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: A forthcoming book about Silicon Valley life is more than a bit shocking; CES is lacking in female keynoters; a new gadget keeps ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/4/2018
It's the start of a new year, which means that everyone is making resolutions, many of which involve some kind of transformation. For communications service ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/2/2018
France's Sigfox has seemingly bid adieu to another senior executive with the departure in recent days of its chief information officer, Jerome Burriez, according to ...
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/22/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Women reign in edtech; harassment repercussion laws shift; high hopes for 2018; and more.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/18/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia offers cloud-friendly data processing; UK infrastructure czar slams mobile coverage; Deutsche Telekom invests in e-health ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/15/2017
This week in our WiC roundup: Where are the women in cryptocurrency?; female CEOs tell tales of being pushed out of tech; international telecom companies make big ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 12/11/2017
As artificial intelligence technology advances at an accelerated rate, Qualcomm's Kathy Herring Hayashi says the semiconductor industry's work in data analytics and ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/8/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Big names in fashion take over coding programs; Netflix leads race for innovation; how #metoo scandals affect tech and telecom; ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 12/1/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Watch your words to avoid the chopping block; Valley-ites expand to less tech-centric locales; LinkedIn works to close the STEM ...
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IBM & Maersk Set Sail With Blockchain
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/22/2018
The two companies are forming a joint venture to use blockchain to streamline ...
Stanley Black & Decker CIO Drills Down Into Industrial IoT
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/22/2018
CIO Rhonda Gass is spearheading an effort to bring more automation and IoT to the ...
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Wells Fargo's Fritzsche: 5G Automation Lives on the Edge With Fiber
Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, 1/22/2018
In Part 1 of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche ...
Culture Hardest to Transform – Sigma CTO
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/19/2018
Transformation isn't a democracy and will ultimately be imposed on employees, ...
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 12/26/2016
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
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The Light Reading team has deliberated over this year's Hall of Fame candidates, ...
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The Swedish giant's head of strategy, Rima Qureshi, is always looking for new M&A ...
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