The Power of Digital Policy

The Power of Digital Policy

The Power of Digital Policy is a podcast that teaches you and your organization how to balance the risks and opportunities that come with operating websites, social media, mobile applications, voice assistants, AI and other channels. Through a monthly focus on individual topics, such as accessibility, cookies, copyrights, social media faux pas, data breaches, and data privacy, you will learn how to develop guardrails to maximize digital opportunity and minimize risk. Whether you work for a startup, Fortune 500 company, nonprofit or the government, this podcast will help you get digital right.... Show More

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December 14, 2019 1 min

Welcome to The Power of Digital Policy, a podcast that teaches organizations and their digital workers how to balance the risks and opportunities that come with operating websites, social media, mobile applications, voice, AI and other channels. This podcast will help you develop guardrails to manage issues like accessibility, cookies, copyrights, social media faux pas, data breaches, and data privacy. I hope that the sharing of le...

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January 6, 2020 8 min

While it is important to understand the legal risks your business may be facing by not making digital content accessible, it is crucial to focus on the opportunities it may be passing up by not reaching those with a disability. In this podcast, I discuss how to develop and adapt your accessibility policy in order to minimize your online risk and maximize digital opportunity.

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January 13, 2020 15 min

James Baverstock gives us accessibility adoption tips, including how you can save yourself a significant headaches if you consider accessibility from the very beginning of any digital effort. In essence, accessibility is like a blueberry muffin. When you’re baking a blueberry muffin, you can't just stuff all the blueberries in at the end. Accessibility, like blueberries, needs to be there from the beginning. James also gives us...

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Accessibility is on the upswing. The press has had an effect. The message has been delivered with the number of lawsuits and people are aware that there are accessibility issues. So where do you stand? Kevin Rydberg shares his 20 years of experience in accessibility, usability, and design to help understand best practices in developing digital solutions for those with disabilities. Spoiler alert: we all have a disability, at some p...

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February 4, 2020 11 min

Data privacy laws are the new norm, and proposed regulation is sprouting up in the US and around the globe. But there is so much more to data privacy than the required compliance with laws. And certainly, a lot more than the common privacy statement in the footer of your website. So, what does that look like and why think about privacy beyond the minimum required to check the box? I tee up everything that you need to know around di...

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February 11, 2020 24 min

Digital policies are an opportunity for us to do great work, be innovative, achieve organizational goals, and minimize risk. But you can’t get all of that if you are not mindful. Former Buddhist monk, and now coach to executives and agile teams, Amaranatho Robey, talks about teams, getting maximum speed, and doing digital the right way.

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    When it comes to conquering new global markets, do you need localization, globalization, internationalization, or all three? If you are already on the global stage, do you have a digital policy to maximize your ROI while ensuring you avoid faux pas and legal risk? Tune in to get your terminology and marketing ready for the global marketplace.

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    February 24, 2020 29 min

    Privacy in the context of the life sciences is anything but simple. Faced with many different in-country regulatory systems, organizations are also struggling with a growing complexity in regional and above country marketing strategies. How do you keep up to date on all of the new regulations popping up and yet not lose your competitive edge? Hema Lakkaraju outlines the pragmatic approach to regulatory compliance, and it all starts...

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    The coronavirus COVID-19 is causing a lot of fear at the moment, especially as it relates to China. But fear is not a strategy, fears is never a strategy. No company can afford not to be engaged in China. Lawrence Federman tell us how to get to the other side of this humanitarian crisis and make your business thrive.

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    Globalization and internationalization are two distinct different practices, both of which pose challenges to everyone from large corporations to the small business looking to expand its markets. Bruno Herrmann explains the difference, and how to get your strategy right. 

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    Going international in the digital age is a given, but entry into local markets can be full of perils. Kathrin Bussman discusses the best way to exploit new opportunities while limiting risks by properly planning and entering new markets. From properly strategizing new ventures to finding the right partner, this episode highlights what SMBs need to know.

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    April 8, 2020 18 min

    Digital is quickly evolving and is increasingly shaped by the idea of ethics. If you are not factoring ethics into your digital policies, you are missing out on opportunities and creating risk. I look at three specific areas (cloud, data privacy, AI) where ethics questions are particularly important.

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    Just like organic milk, digital ethics will become a global standard to which more countries, businesses, and individuals will subscribe. We are all at the beginning of this journey, and Pernille Tranberg shares what smart organizations are doing to lead the way. 

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    It is easy to get wrapped up in a great A.I. idea and hard to build it into a reliable business. It is harder yet to do a trustworthy business without A.I. ethics. Shalini Trefzer provides us with ample resources and advice to get this policy area right.

     

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    May 6, 2020 12 min

    As smart city projects pick up steam across the globe and present new opportunities for technologies capable of modernizing cities, they also present new risks that should be considered. 

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    Do an internet search for “Anthony Veri” and “smart city” and you will get a diverse set of results that span pages upon pages. That’s because Anthony has been part of the smart city evolution since the very beginning, working through network analysis, audits, planning, designing, and training for what we now term smart cities and smart enterprises. In this episode, Anthony provides a simple definition for smart city and smart ente...

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    Smart cities have long been touted as the solution to managing the explosive growth in cities, making services and infrastructure more accessible and convenient to all. But for smart cities to work, vast amounts of data are prerequisites. That automatically brings into question citizen personal data and where a city, or enterprise such as Apple, draws the line between data privacy rights and the collective wellbeing of the city. In...

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    For years, we've been creating more and more content, treating content as if it is king. And it could be considered as such, given that by conservative estimates, the big four - Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook - store at least 1,200 petabytes between them. That is 1.2 million terabytes (one terabyte is 1,000 gigabytes). But quantity doesn't matter if it is bad content, nor does lots of content mean good digital cont...

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    June 18, 2020 32 min

    Whether you are a seven-year-old trying to explain what you were just doing on a video game, to how you communicate in business and in life, we are all storytellers. Some brands tell their stories in more conservative ways, while other brands lean into the risk profile and experiment with what resonates with consumers. How should everyone, from individuals to big brands, tell stories, and tell them well? Fred Faulkner provides a pe...

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    A lot of companies are focusing on producing content and campaigns that get executed, but they don’t perform. They are neither good at attracting prospects, nor maintaining a relationship with existing customers. Smart brands are leveraging unique stories that reach individuals and create long-term sentiment that drives businesses to meet their objectives. Christoph Trappe provides his insights on how to use authentic storytelling ...

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