Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

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

Verizon calls on emerging tech to revamp work experience

Verizon calls on emerging tech to revamp work experience

Verizon’s network specialists no longer rely on tired technology to execute tasks, thanks to a unified digital platform comprising RPA, machine learning, chatbots and other leading-edge tools.

8 tips for driving digital strategy during COVID-19

8 tips for driving digital strategy during COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis has upended operations as we knew them. To meet the challenge, CIOs must channel a lean startup mentality and rethink their approaches to managing IT.

Avery Dennison rolls out DICE, a digital business booster

Avery Dennison rolls out DICE, a digital business booster

Avery Dennison’s new digital business initiatives roll up cloud, AI, IoT and other technologies to the tune of more than $30 million in earnings. CIO Nicholas Colisto breaks down the company's model.

Tyson enlists predictive software to keep meat plants open amid coronavirus

Tyson enlists predictive software to keep meat plants open amid coronavirus

The nation’s top meat processor has turned to machine learning to model the potential spread of coronavirus in its plants and has deployed computer vision to monitor worker health.

Nationwide CIO preps for return to the office, post-pandemic

Nationwide CIO preps for return to the office, post-pandemic

CIOs such as Jim Fowler are preparing for employees to return to the office post-COVID-19, a process that will result in more digital services for employees and customers alike.

Coronavirus crisis spurs IT innovation

Coronavirus crisis spurs IT innovation

The coronavirus crisis sees CIOs accelerating their adoption of automation, analytics and new processes to cope with the pandemic’s disruptions and steer the enterprise forward in uncertain times.

Parsons analytics platform preempts bridge and railway breakdowns

Parsons analytics platform preempts bridge and railway breakdowns

Parsons built software to help predict when critical city infrastructure will break down. Now CIO Stu Kippelman is promoting it across the business.

Digital KPIs: Your keys to measuring digital transformation success

Digital KPIs: Your keys to measuring digital transformation success

CIOs use digital KPIs to gauge the impact of digital business initiatives. The KPIs also recalibrate digital models based on value and performance.

5 ways CIOs can curb costs before recession hits

5 ways CIOs can curb costs before recession hits

CIOs can get ahead of any possible financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic by reducing corpulent tech portfolios, including extra SaaS licenses and cloud instances, before CFOs come for tech budgets.

At Waters, a digital workplace strategy pays off amid crisis

At Waters, a digital workplace strategy pays off amid crisis

Water Corp. is leaning into its cloud-based platforms to support employees uprooted by the coronavirus pandemic, says CIO Brook Colangelo.

Intelligent automation: The future of RPA

Intelligent automation: The future of RPA

RPA is great for streamlining tedious tasks, but the software takes on a new dimension when combined with AI and ML, say its top sellers, who are eager to usher in a new era of ‘hyperautomation.’

CIO storytelling 101: 8 tips for captivating your audience

CIO storytelling 101: 8 tips for captivating your audience

CIOs today must master the art of storytelling to win over their boards of directors. AvidXchange CIO Angelic Gibson and Gartner research director Ed Gabrys offer tips to craft compelling presentations.

5 hurdles to AI value — and how to overcome them

5 hurdles to AI value — and how to overcome them

AI experimentation is high, but deriving value from deployments is challenging, say experts from BCG and Gartner, who recommend IT-business collaborate as a solution.

The CIO’s coronavirus playbook: 7 tips for surviving the crisis

The CIO’s coronavirus playbook: 7 tips for surviving the crisis

Don’t let the coronavirus crisis cripple your company. Follow this CIO survival guide to the pandemic.

Cloud repatriation rescues CIOs from mounting costs

Cloud repatriation rescues CIOs from mounting costs

The public cloud is a boon for getting applications up and running in a jiffy, but some CIOs have found that business agility comes at a premium and are rethinking their deployments via repatriation.

Doubling down on digital transformation during the coronavirus pandemic

Doubling down on digital transformation during the coronavirus pandemic

CIOs opting to hunker down and wait out COVID-19 should think again. By revving up their digital business strategies, they position themselves for growth when the pandemic subsides, say experts and CIOs.

Business continuity: Coronavirus crisis puts CIOs' plans to the test

Business continuity: Coronavirus crisis puts CIOs' plans to the test

As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads, CIO have the perfect opportunity to brush up on business continuity planning as they strategize their response.

What makes a great chatbot? Laser focus on customers

What makes a great chatbot? Laser focus on customers

Chatbot success hinges on the right NLP algorithms and regular upkeep, experts say. Here’s how to ensure your chatbot initiative pays off.

6 machine learning success stories: An inside look

6 machine learning success stories: An inside look

IT leaders share how they are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to generate business insights.

CIOs take different paths to cultivating culture

CIOs take different paths to cultivating culture

CIOs have a tough call to make when joining an organization: Change the culture or build on the work of their predecessors? Here IT leaders and consultants share their experiences.

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