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Former Clorox, HP, And Rodan + Fields Tech Exec Ralph Loura Is Named CIO Of Lumentum

Ralph Loura joined Lumentum, a $1 billion revenue manufacturer of optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide, on October 22 as the company’s new Chief Information Officer. Prior to Lumentum, Loura was the Chief Technology Officer of Rodan + Fields. Former Clorox, HP, And Rodan + Fields Tech Exec Ralph Loura Is Named CIO Of Lumentum

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Honest Tea Founder Seth Goldman Maintains His Thirst For Entrepreneurship

Peter High interviews Seth Goldman, the Co-Founder of Honest Tea. They discuss the genesis story of Honest Tea, the company’s goal to $1 billion in revenue, how Honest Tea handled a major bottling crisis in 2003, among other topics.
Honest Tea Founder Seth Goldman Maintains His Thirst For Entrepreneurship

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Lowe’s Taps Former Target Technology Exec As Next CIO

Seemantini Godbole has been named the next Chief Information Officer of $68 Billion Lowe’s Home Improvement. Godbole comes over from Target, where she worked for nearly nine years, helping with the companies digital technology transformation. Lowe’s Taps Former Target Technology Exec As Next CIO

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Red Hat Aims To Be The Default Choice For Next-Generation IT

Peter High interviews Mike Kelly, the CIO of Red Hat. They discuss Red Hat’s strategic priorities and mission to become the default choice for next-generation IT, how IT differentiates itself within a technology organization, how Red Hat engages with the CIO community to learn from their different experiences, among other topics. Red Hat Aims To Be The Default Choice For Next-Generation IT

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Top CIO Priorities: The Threat Of Amazon, Customer Experience, Data Insights, And Data Security

Peter High recently co-hosted a meeting with a dozen leading CIOs from the Greater Los Angeles area. In this article, he reflects on their top priorities, which are Managing Through the Threat of Amazon, Rescaling in the Digital Age, Enhancing Customer Experience, Leveraging Data Insights, and Managing Data Security. Top CIO Priorities: The Threat Of Amazon, Customer Experience, Data Insights, And Data Security

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Lenovo CIO Arthur Hu Is The Chief Information Officer Of The Future

Peter High interviews Art Hu, CIO of Lenovo. They discuss Lenovo’s IT roadmap, the commonalities and differences between working in the US and China, the three intersecting elements of a business transformation, among other topics Lenovo CIO Arthur Hu Is The Chief Information Officer Of The Future

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Schneider National’s CIO Shaleen Devgun Wins Forbes CIO Innovation Award

Schneider National’s CIO Shaleen Devgun has won the Forbes CIO Innovation Award. As CIO, Devgun has abandoned dependence on a single vendor as it was deemed too risky to be a sustainable model. Instead, Devgun and his team got to work on a a multivendor transportation marketplace with consumer grade tablets, Internet-of-Things devices, and apps. Schneider National’s CIO Shaleen Devgun Wins Forbes CIO Innovation Award

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Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2019

Gartner Symposium was last week, and as they do each year at the event, the company has identified a top ten strategic technology trends for the year ahead. Gartner defines “strategic” as those technologies that will have significant disruptive potential over the next five years.” Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2019

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Nike CIO Jim Scholefield Will Run Digital And Tech For Merck

Jim Scholefield will be joining $40 billion Merck as their new Chief Information and Digital Officer, effective Oct. 29. At Merck, Scholefield will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s information technology and digital strategy. Jim is currently the Global CIO of Nike. Nike CIO Jim Scholefield Will Run Digital And Tech For Merck

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Exec Who Ran $15B Digital Operation For Marriott Will Teach The World’s Illiterate

Peter High interviews Shafiq Khan, Founder of the Teach the World Foundation. They discuss digital’s potential impact on education, the illiteracy problem around the world, among other topics. Exec Who Ran $15B Digital Operation For Marriott Will Teach The World’s Illiterate