In August 2011, Stanford University computer science professor Sebastian Thrun partnered with a group of colleagues and made a decision that would rock the learning fraternity. They decided to open their class to the world allowing anyone, anywhere to attend their course for free. There were no pre-requisites; they had tutorials, exams, and a final assessment. The announcement was made with a single email to a professional group. It was amplified on twitter and within hours 5,000 students signed up. Eventually, over 150,000 students enrolled in an online version of Stanford’s Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.
It’s very easy to be distracted by shiny new objects, especially if they are accompanied with the promise to radically change the way we work, play and love. But make no mistake; social media is facilitating one of the biggest mind shifts since the industrial revolution and it’s here to stay. It is also becoming the hottest topic in the corporate conversation as companies look for ways to innovate, motivate and drive competitive advantage.
There’s a complete revolution going on affecting our daily lives but it’s not on your desktop or laptop. In fact, the battle for the internet’s future is taking place on your tablet and smartphone. All the big players have woken up to this and are...
From the bedroom to the boardroom, to the highest office in government, the tablet is radically changing our relationship with technology and how we consume information. Characterised by its flick-of-the-finger ease-of-use, arresting visuals, and eternal connectivity, this devide is rapidly becoming the preferred tool for absorbing, presenting and communicating: but more importantly, it is the facilitating the liberation of staff from their desks, with the ability to work effectively and securely, wherever they are.
What happens when you have a number of legacy systems that need replacing? How do you draft a decision making framework for procurement and rollout? Ari Kopoulos provides his tips
This editorial is first published in Human Capital Magazine Issue 9.9, EXPERT INSIGHT: TECHNOLOGY.
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In part two of a two-part series, Ari Kopoulos outlines whether Twitter holds any value for HR.
This editorial is first published in Human Capital Magazine Issue 9.8, EXPERT INSIGHT: TECHNOLOGY.
In part one we looked at how Twitter’s unique functionality facilitates...
In part one of a two-part series, Ari Kopoulos outlines whether Twitter holds any value for HR
This editorial is first published in Human Capital Magazine Issue 9.7, EXPERT INSIGHT: TECHNOLOGY.
I am often asked what I think of social media and in particular, Twitter. My standard...
In this month’s ‘ask the expert’, Ari Kopoulos responds to a reader’s question about negotiating with HRIS suppliers.
This editorial is first published in Human Capital Magazine Issue 9.6, Ask The expert: HRIS.
Q: We have identified our preferred supplier and are about to sign contracts; can...
This article is first published in HRM Singapore issue 11.4
Now, more than ever, HR relies on fast, smart and flexible technology to work its magic. HRM examines some useful tools in the market that are giving people professionals more time to become truly strategic operators.
HR Workshop by Ari Kopoulos, EmployeeConnect
This article is first published in HR Leader Magazine – March Issue
How can we leverage technology to achieve a successful end-to-end onboarding strategy?
It’s your first day on the job and you’re greeted with your payroll number, a new laptop, smartphone,...