In technology, human capital is your strongest asset. With unstable global markets, 2016 continues the torrid pace of M&A in the Technology sector. Mergers, strategic acquisitions, and “tuck-ins” are fueled by $350 billion in cash and securities on hand at the top 25 technology companies and record levels of private equity dry powder waiting to be deployed. The mix of cultures in the increasing amount of cross-border M&A deals pose particular challenges in terms of capturing, retaining, and unlocking the value of talent. Integration must address the importance of people and use data and logic to protect against negative internal issues, mass defections of talent, and too much focus on positions and politics.