Welcome to The Systematic Summary, Systematic’s weekly roundup of the news, books, and interviews that will make you a more informed business technology professional. Every week, I’ll be bringing together the best stories and resources for IT and BT leaders to consume in one, easy-to-digest list. Let’s get started.

Catch up on this week’s news:

We rounded up 8 of the best interview questions to ask when searching for BT talent. 

Systematic contributor Anusha Kuppahally investigated the best questions to ask when interviewing for business systems talent. With BT hiring on the rise and the average salaries for jobs in the field steadily climbing into the six-figure range, you want to make sure you are asking candidates the right questions during interviews. From testing their business acumen to their hard skills, these questions will cover a lot of ground during the hiring process. 

Via Systematic 

Bumble’s IPO this Thursday made Cofounder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd the youngest self-made woman billionaire. 

31-year-old CEO and cofounder of dating app Bumble had a big week. Not only did Whitney Wolf Herd become the youngest self-made woman billionaire, she was also the youngest woman CEO to take a company public in the U.S. Wolfe Herd took to Twitter to comment on the achievement: “Today, @Bumble becomes a public company. This is only possible thanks to the more than 1.7 billion first moves made by brave women on our app—and the pioneering women who paved the way for us in the business world. To everyone who made today possible: Thank you. #BumbleIPO.”

Via Forbes 

Maryland is on the verge of being the first state to pass a law that will tax revenue from digital ads on platforms like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. 

While Maryland is certainly not the first state to attempt to pass legislation that taxes tech giants as they become increasingly powerful (West Virginia and New York fell just short of doing so last year), the state governor’s veto of the law was overridden by the House of Delegates yesterday, and it is expected that the State Senate will do the same. If passed, the law would generate an estimated $250 million to be dedicated to Maryland’s schools in just the first year. 

Via the New York Times 

Find some weekend reading: 

Cyber Privacy: Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care (2020)

April Falcon Doss

April Falcon Doss, Chair of Cybersecurity at a major law firm, explains the ins and outs of personal data security and why you should care about how it is or isn’t protected. If you are looking for an in-depth exploration of how businesses and the government track your data, this is the perfect place to start. 

The LegalTech Book: The Legal Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and FinTech Visionaries (2020)

Susanne Chishti, Sophia Adams Bhatti, Akber Datoo, Drago Indjic 

Expert contributors from a variety of fields come together in this guide to Legal Technology. Written with investors, entrepreneurs, and FinTech professionals in mind, this book delves into topics like AI, IP management, e-billing, legal project management, and more. 

Learn from the experts: 

Naveen Bisht speaks with Sanjay Dhawan, CEO of Cerence, about machine learning and data integration for TiE Silicon Valley’s “My Story” series. 

Via TiE Silicon Valley

Owen Thomas, Jeff Jarvis, and Mike Elgan join Leo Laporte to discuss all of the latest tech news on This Week in Tech. From Section 230 to a Kia and Apple car collaboration, this panel of experts breaks down all of the biggest stories from the last week. 

Via This Week in Tech 


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