When I was asked to explain why Black History Month is important and what it means to me, the first thought that popped into my mind was excitement.
I’ve been given a platform to discuss something I’m passionate about and can share with others. This was quickly followed by nervousness: how am I going to be able to summarise the scale of why Black History Month is so important to me on a single page?
And I suppose that’s where I want to start. Black History Month is not something that needs to fit onto a single page nor is Black history something to fit into a single month.
There is a misconception that Black history began with slavery and ended with the civil rights movement in the 1960s, or at least this is all I was taught at school.
Black history has spanned millennia – the first modern human
Utah’s leaders on Tuesday rolled out a new strategy for curbing the spread of COVID-19 across the state, announcing that county-level restrictions going forward will be tied to local data on how the virus is being transmitted.
The system is replacing the color-coded guidelines that state officials have previously used as they’ve imposed economic restrictions across Utah. Under this new framework, most of the state will fall under a mask mandate as a “jump start” for at least the next two weeks, while a swath of detailed industry guidelines will disappear.
And state officials made clear that their plan won’t work unless individuals and business owners take personal responsibility for stopping the spread of the disease.
Mike Finley has over three decades of leadership experience in the global telecom industry. He is the CEO of Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI).
The latest global health challenge has revealed what many in the tech industry have long known — digital transformation is changing the landscape of business. Once a mere line item on business plans, the coronavirus pandemic has moved digitization from consideration to requirement.
While many executives have digitized parts of their business, we’re entering the big leagues. Recent data from McKinsey shows that both business and consumers have vaulted five years forward in digital adoption in a matter of approximately eight weeks. Rapid migration to digital is everywhere — optimizing operations and bringing greater efficiencies that cut costs and deliver a better bottom line — and 5G technologies are taking a front seat to help companies keep pace.