Kathy Zhou never considered herself the type of woman who would enter a beauty pageant. But this May, the Pinterest engineer found herself among a cluster of young professionals in a San Francisco co-working space, ready to be converted to the gospel of pageantry. They had gathered for an Imagine Talks forum, one of the TED-style leadership panels organized by the Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian America pageant—a competition that hopes to remake the rules of pageantry into a culturally rewarding, even feminist, event. By offering workshops on subjects like women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, MAG, as the pageant is often called, aims to transform the beauty pageant into a useful platform for its participants; by including only Asian women, the organizers say, it’s helping contestants think about their ethnicity as something to be celebrated. This talk, for instance, was themed around the subject “girl boss” and included an all-Asian panel of women: … [Read more...] about Bikinis and TED Talks: Can This All-Asian Competition Truly Disrupt Beauty Pageants?
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Video: Who are the players in the battle over 5G and why do we care? In the building of a railway the first thing is to make the surveys and locate the position of the intended road upon the ground, and to make maps and sections of it, so that the land may be bought and the estimates of cost be ascertained. The engineer's first duty is to make a survey by eye without the aid of instruments. This is called the "reconnoissance." By this he lays down the general position of the line, and where he wants it to go if possible. Great skill, the result of long experience, or equally great ignorance may be shown here. - Thomas Curtis Clarke, The Building of a Railway, 1889 Two equally, critically important events in the evolution of wireless communications technology took during the third week of May 2018, at or around the same point on the globe. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a consortium of the world's principal telecommunications equipment and service … [Read more...] about The biggest switch: 5G and the race to replace the future
Advertising Feature By Alaina G. LevineAug. 26, 2016 , 2:00 PM This Advertising Feature has been commissioned, edited, and produced by the Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office If you’re a Ph.D. scientist who loves academia but doesn’t want to become a professor, don’t fret—there are plenty of diverse and challenging career paths to be pursued in institutions of higher learning that don’t require a faculty appointment. Like many Ph.D. scientists, Latanya Scott had made it her personal mission to help people through research. She envisioned a career as a faculty member to achieve this objective. Scott pivoted slightly, thinking that working in Big Pharma might be more in tune with her nature. She pursued a postdoc at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, in cancer drug discovery. Yet, “I felt I wasn’t realizing my purpose,” she says. “Bench science can be very rewarding when you have a breakthrough, but … [Read more...] about Alternatives to professorships in academia
As one of the original fintech companies, TD Ameritrade has leveraged technology to do business differently.CIO Vijay Sankaran says he’s well aware of that tradition.“This ability for technology to innovate is probably one of the most important things for us,” he says. “The cornerstone of that is how technology facilitates speed and how it helps with the prototyping and adopting of new paradigms.”Innovation is often portrayed as the mind spontaneously lighting up. But Sankaran and other innovation leaders say innovation happens in organizations that structure their people, processes and technology the right way.“As businesses mature, what ends up happening is a more execution and operation mindset can creep in. So you have to be very deliberate around how you get new juices and ideas flowing,” Sankaran says.Although there’s no single formula that guarantees innovation, there are strategies that innovative CIOs and their IT departments … [Read more...] about 6 secrets of highly innovative CIOs
Nokia CorporationInterim reportApril 18, 2013 at 13.00 (CET+1) This is a summary of the first quarter 2013 interim report published today. The complete first quarter 2013 interim report with tables is available at http://www.results.nokia.com/results/Nokia_results2013Q1e.pdf. Investors should not rely on summaries of our interim reports only, but should review the complete interim reports with tables.FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS Nokia Group non-IFRS EPS in Q1 2013 was EUR -0.02; reported EPS was EUR -0.07.- Nokia Group achieved underlying operating profitability for the third consecutive quarter, with a Q1 non-IFRS operating margin of 3.1%. - Devices & Services achieved underlying profitability for the second consecutive quarter, with a Q1 non-IFRS operating margin of 0.1%. Devices & Services benefitted from a strong focus on cost as well as the reversal of approximately EUR 50 million of previously recognized inventory related allowances in Q1.- Nokia Siemens Networks … [Read more...] about Nokia Group posts 2.5% loss on $7.8 billion revenue for Q1, Lumia sales on the rise