Clint Boulton

Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

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

Articles by Clint Boulton

Lexmark proves the power of CIO-CTO collaboration
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Lexmark proves the power of CIO-CTO collaboration

The efficacy of Lexmark’s digital strategy depends on collaboration between the company’s CIO and CTO. The secret to success? Communication, accountability, competence and empathy, says CIO Brad Clay.
August 17, 2020
The pandemic pivot: IT leaders innovate on the fly
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The pandemic pivot: IT leaders innovate on the fly

Already accustomed to moving quickly, CIOs are testing and scrapping new solutions to accommodate customers. Their work could provide blueprints for future innovation.
August 13, 2020
IHS Markit makes bold bet on public cloud during the pandemic
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IHS Markit makes bold bet on public cloud during the pandemic

Despite uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, IHS Markit stuck with its strategy to move compute resources to AWS. IHS CIO Chad Moss offers tips for IT leaders making similar migrations.
August 11, 2020
CIOs seek digital momentum coming out of crisis mode
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CIOs seek digital momentum coming out of crisis mode

CIOs who scrambled to support remote workforces during the COVID-19 pandemic are padding their digital operating models with practices and tools geared for digital transformation.
June 26, 2020
Companies embrace emerging tech in return-to-office prep
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Companies embrace emerging tech in return-to-office prep

Machine learning, mobile software and videoconferencing are among the technologies enterprises are adopting to lay the groundwork for welcoming employees back safely to corporate offices.
June 11, 2020
Syngenta CIO tackles transformation in industry switch
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Syngenta CIO tackles transformation in industry switch

In his first foray into the sector, Greg Meyers, who also runs Syngenta’s digital business, is helping the provider of pesticides and seeds transform into a top precision agriculture player.
June 1, 2020
Verizon calls on emerging tech to revamp work experience
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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.
May 18, 2020
8 tips for driving digital strategy during COVID-19
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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.
May 13, 2020
Avery Dennison rolls out DICE, a digital business booster
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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.
May 11, 2020
CIO storytelling 101: 8 tips for captivating your audience
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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.
April 9, 2020
5 hurdles to AI value — and how to overcome them
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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.
April 2, 2020
Cloud repatriation rescues CIOs from mounting costs
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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.
March 26, 2020
CIOs take different paths to cultivating culture
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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.
March 12, 2020
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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.
February 13, 2020
At Barings, IT culture change pays dividends
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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.
January 21, 2020
7 tech buzzwords to cancel in 2020
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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.
January 16, 2020
Black & Veatch calls on AI to automate field service
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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.
December 24, 2019
Merck prescribes AI for supply chain complexity
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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.
December 17, 2019
Top 5 strategic priorities for CIOs in 2020
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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.
December 16, 2019
What is citizen development? The CIO’s solution to shadow IT
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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.
December 3, 2019
Intuit proves the power of CTO-CIO collaboration
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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.
November 25, 2019
Reskilling helps Stanley future-proof its factories
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Reskilling helps Stanley future-proof its factories

Committed to forging 10 million ‘makers’ by 2030, Stanley Black & Decker is training up factory workers to work with robotics, AI, IoT and AR. Here’s how the power tools manufacturer is doing it.
November 18, 2019
Chipotle doubles digital sales with loyalty program
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Chipotle doubles digital sales with loyalty program

The quick-service chain remade its mobile app and loyalty reward experience, which helped boost digital sales by 88 percent. Here’s how CTO Curt Garner tackled the challenge.
November 12, 2019