Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

Clint Boulton is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT leadership, the CIO role, and digital transformation.

The CIO’s chief of staff: A role to bridge business and IT

The CIO’s chief of staff: A role to bridge business and IT

The chief of staff role is taking on prominence in companies looking to bolster their IT leadership benches. Amanda Clarke discusses her experience in the role at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Reskilling IT for digital success

Reskilling IT for digital success

CIOs cross-train employees in a variety of ways to round out their staffs’ skills for digital success. CIOs share their reskilling strategies and lessons learned.

Stretch assignments help future IT leaders shine

Stretch assignments help future IT leaders shine

CIOs tap trusted lieutenants for anything from strategy to applications and infrastructure leadership, ostensibly bolstering the organization’s leadership bench.

Eli Lilly AI automates adverse reaction reporting

Eli Lilly AI automates adverse reaction reporting

The 144-year-old pharmaceutical team built a platform that uses AI to process data about adverse events.

Public cloud: Real-world examples of strategic success

Public cloud: Real-world examples of strategic success

The public cloud has gone mainstream, with companies leveraging it as a strategic tool for digital transformation. IT leaders lend advice on migrating to public cloud services to drive business agility and innovation.

IBM blockchain automates contract labor processes

IBM blockchain automates contract labor processes

IBM has leveraged blockchain to resolve discrepancies in its contingent labor contracts. If its global rollout goes well, the tech could soon be available as an product for invoice reconciliation.

Anheuser-Busch InBev brews data-driven transformation to lure talent

Anheuser-Busch InBev brews data-driven transformation to lure talent

Brewing conglomerate AB InBev believes it has crafted a winning recipe to attract top Silicon Valley talent: decades of data and a commitment to emerging tech to help solve business challenges.

The stretch assignment: A CIO's path to burnishing business cred

The stretch assignment: A CIO's path to burnishing business cred

Transformational projects, culture change, new roles and emerging technologies helped IT leaders from Equinix, Procter & Gamble, 84 Lumber and BP earn credibility from the business.

At Barings, IT culture change pays dividends

At Barings, IT culture change pays dividends

Sometimes enterprise require a culture shake-up — or at least a culture harmonization, as Barings CIO Andy Lennon learned when he accepted the challenge of unifying up 5 organizations under on tech umbrella.

7 tech buzzwords to cancel in 2020

7 tech buzzwords to cancel in 2020

Tech is an industry all too often fueled by hype, but some CIOs are fed up. Here IT leaders from retail, health care, consulting and other sectors discuss tech catch-all jargon they’d like to see dumped.

6 digital transformation success stories

6 digital transformation success stories

Anheuser-Busch InBev, McKesson, Barings and other companies are steering digital initiatives to drive business growth and operational efficiency. These digital transformation examples detail IT leaders’ strategies, implementations and...

Target's new tech operating model hits the mark

Target's new tech operating model hits the mark

CIO Mike McNamara’s bold bet on product management, agile, DevOps and reskilling has helped turn around the big box chain.

Black & Veatch calls on AI to automate field service

Black & Veatch calls on AI to automate field service

The $3.5 billion construction company is using artificial intelligence software to generate work orders, detect anomalies and predict machine failure on the fly, says former CIO Barbie Bigelow.

Merck prescribes AI for supply chain complexity

Merck prescribes AI for supply chain complexity

Pharmaceutical company Merck is using AI to manage an increasingly complex supply chain. Merck CIO Alessandro De Luca explains how its prescriptive supply chain system works.

Top 5 strategic priorities for CIOs in 2020

Top 5 strategic priorities for CIOs in 2020

IT leaders from health-care, retail and tech sectors share their strategic priorities for 2020. Hint: Analytics, automation and cloud play big roles in CIOs’ roadmaps.

5 enterprise cloud strategy trends for 2020

5 enterprise cloud strategy trends for 2020

Architecting hybrid cloud environments and teaching IT staff how to work with and manage them are top of mind for CIOs seeking innovation from cloud computing services in 2020.

Anticipatory IT: Your strategy for staving off digital disruption

Anticipatory IT: Your strategy for staving off digital disruption

Anticipating future opportunities based on hard and soft trends is crucial for CIOs seeking to avoid disruption. Does your organization have what it takes to commit to an ‘anticipatory IT’ strategy?

What is citizen development? The CIO’s solution to shadow IT

What is citizen development? The CIO’s solution to shadow IT

Users are increasingly creating tools to solve business problems. Fortunately, CIOs have help in the form of low- and no-code platforms that enable non-coders to build applications — guardrails included.

Intuit proves the power of CTO-CIO collaboration

Intuit proves the power of CTO-CIO collaboration

Intuit CTO Marianna Tessel and CIO Atticus Tysen collaborate to reimagine the company's financial software as self-service technology supported by AI.

JLL tech transformation emphasizes value of employee experience

JLL tech transformation emphasizes value of employee experience

As JLL CIO Eddy Wagoner shifts to a digital leadership role, the commercial real estate market is undergoing a seismic shift toward ‘proptech’ amenities aimed at providing an employee-friendly focus.

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