Ep6 — The Hot Desk Podcast — IBM Study of AI, Passive-Aggressive Work Emails, Microsoft Next-Gen AI

By Melody Brue, Patrick Moorhead - August 26, 2023

Welcome to The Hot Desk Podcast! Join Moor Insights & Strategy’s Patrick Moorhead and Melody Brue for this week’s hot takes on modern work: We’re covering IBM’s study of how AI is changing work, what’s behind passive-aggressive work emails, Microsoft’s next-gen AI for the frontline, and this week’s Hot or Not? topic: co-working spaces.

1:56 IBM Study Reveals How AI is Changing Work
14:16 What’s Behind Passive-Aggressive Emails
19:02 Microsoft Brings Next-Generation AI to the Frontline
23:08 Hot or Not? Co-Working Spaces

IBM Study Reveals How AI is Changing Work
* New IBM study reveals how AI is changing work and what HR leaders should do about it

What’s Behind Passive-Aggressive Emails
* Survey: 83% of Americans hit by passive-aggressive emails from coworkers

Microsoft Brings Next-Generation AI to the Frontline
* Microsoft solutions boost Fortune 500 frontline productivity with next-generation AI
* How next-generation AI and digital tools transform the retail frontline

Hot or Not? Co-Working Spaces
* WeWork may be struggling, but the co-working sector is on the upswing
* Once worth $47 billion, WeWork shares near zero after bankruptcy warning
* yahoo! Finance — WeWork Inc. Stock Price

Disclaimer: This show is for information and entertainment purposes only. While we will discuss publicly traded companies on this show. The contents of this show should not be taken as investment advice.

Melody Brue
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Mel Brue is vice president and principal analyst covering modern work and financial services. Mel has more than 25 years of real tech industry experience in marketing, business development, and communications across various disciplines, both in-house and at agencies, with companies ranging from start-ups to global brands. She has built a unique specialty working in technology and highly regulated spaces, such as mobile payments and finance, gaming, automotive, wine and spirits, and mobile content, ensuring initiatives address the needs of customers, employees, lobbyists and legislators, as well as shareholders. 

Patrick Moorhead
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.