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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

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Thoughts On The AI Superpowers From The Person Who Understands Them Best

Peter High interviews Kai-Fu Lee, Founder of Sinovation Ventures. They discuss how China is well positioned to surpass the US in AI prowess, the stunning, government-supported progress China’s technology sector has made in recent years, among other topics. Thoughts On The AI Superpowers From The Person Who Understands Them Best

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CEO Of King On The Introduction Of Candy Crush Friends Saga

Peter High interviews Riccardo Zacconi, CEO of King. They discuss the strategy behind the new candy crush game, why the original game saw such tremendous success, the future of King, among other topics. CEO Of King On The Introduction Of Candy Crush Friends Saga

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Kimberly Johnson’s Path From Chief Credit Officer To Chief Operating Officer Of Fannie Mae

Peter High interviews Kimberly Johnson, COO of Fannie Mae. They discuss Kimberly’s path to the COO role, Kimberly’s take on green financing, the similarities between risk and operations, among other topics. Kimberly Johnson’s Path From Chief Credit Officer To Chief Operating Officer Of Fannie Mae

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BNY Mellon Names Sabet Elias As New CTO

Sabet Elias has joined $15 billion BNY Melon as their new Chief Technology Officer. Most recently, Sabet was the Sales and Trading CTO for Global Banking & Markets at Bank of America. BNY Mellon Names Sabet Elias As New CTO