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March 1, 2021

Is it a technological problem or is it a social problem? As we close out the decade, it's increasingly clear — there’s no separating one from the other anymore. We’re at the point where industries that were on distinct trajectories now share a commonality with tech woven across all. In this edition, we take a look at what this merge means with perspectives from finance, healthcare, design, and more.


Competing in an AI-driven world

Succeeding in the digital economy requires reinventing the way companies work, starting with an AI-powered operating model. Harvard Business School Professors Marco Iansiti and Karim Lakhani introduce a framework for how business roles need to change for people and tech.

Tech governance shaped by humans

It's in society's hands to shape technological progress. The Technology and Public Purpose Project at Harvard Kennedy School is defining a new approach to help decisionmakers create a future where technology serves the public good.

Tech that helps us understand ourselves

Technology is often designed to make things easier. But what if future technologies were designed to better reflect society? Beth Altringer from the Desirability Lab is exploring this question through POV development.

As we approach 2020, how have tech and society evolved?

Read the entire edition here

One more thing...

We want you to be the first to know. Our annual flagship event, Digital Transformation Summit is taking place March 23 from 4:30 - 6:30pm at HBS' Klarman Hall. More soon!