Want a more innovative company? Hire more women

Are diverse companies really more innovative? Rocío Lorenzo, a management consultant and diversity researcher, and her team surveyed 171 companies to find out – and the answer was a clear yes. In a talk aimed at building a better, more robust company, Lorenzo dives into the data and explains how companies can start producing fresher, more creative ideas by treating diversity as a competitive advantage.

This talk was presented at a TED Institute event given in partnership with BCG in October 2017. Click on the image below to view the talk.

Innovative companies need diversity
TED talk – Rocío Lorenzo on diversity

PWC suggested reading for NEDs on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Following a PWC hosted NED briefing in London on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, PWC shared the below suggested reading which CtC members may be interested in.  Thank you to PWC.

Podcasts / TedTalks

PwC briefings and articles

An open mind will be the biggest asset in the near future, as the technology advances and we continue to experiment with how to use AI to solve problems—in our personal lives, professional lives, and society at large. Those who think practically and critically will ride the waves of these advancements instead of being left behind.

This was referenced in our lunchtime briefing and can also be found on the interactive site on the AI Impact Index. We’ve been working with our partners Fraunhofer, a global leader in emerging technology research and development and Forbes, to identify the most compelling examples of potential AI applications across each sector’s value chain. We then designed a framework to assess the degree and pace of impact of each. In total, we identified and rated nearly 300 use cases, which are captured in our AI Impact Index.

Further reading

Thought-provoking fun

  • How to stop a robot from turning evil –an original mini drama published by the Guardian, is obviously a work of fiction. But the fears behind it are very real, and have led some of the biggest brains in artificial intelligence (AI) to reconsider how they work.