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

The age of the citizen data scientist has arrived
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The age of the citizen data scientist has arrived

Software tools are empowering business analysts to generate analytical models and insights without the help of software engineers and data-munging experts.
November 26, 2018
Virtual healthcare gets real, as telehealth turns to AI
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Virtual healthcare gets real, as telehealth turns to AI

Intermountain Healthcare has expanded telehealth capabilities to create a virtual hospital. CIO Marc Probst says AI-based virtual assistants will also define the sector’s virtual future.
November 19, 2018
5 digital transformation trends for 2019
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5 digital transformation trends for 2019

Expect companies to scale-back their Big Bang change rhetoric in favor of a more iterative approach to innovation, a shift to product management, and renewed efforts around operational efficiency.
November 7, 2018
Synchrony banks on AI in digital transformation
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Synchrony banks on AI in digital transformation

Synchrony has pushed all in on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation to improve customer service, fight fraud and automate repetitive tasks.
October 29, 2018
10 hot startups targeting today’s key IT initiatives
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10 hot startups targeting today’s key IT initiatives

Startups remain a key resource for CIOs seeking an innovative edge. From AI to data analytics to cybersecurity, here are 10 startups looking to fulfill IT leaders’ most pressing digital needs.
October 23, 2018
G6 Hospitality finds room to grow in AWS cloud
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G6 Hospitality finds room to grow in AWS cloud

The operator of Motel 6 and Studio 6 hotel brands bet on Amazon Web Services and DevOps to run more agile operations, says CIO Jessie Burgess.
October 18, 2018
Sysco modernizes IT and ERP for the cloud
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Sysco modernizes IT and ERP for the cloud

Sysco CTO Wayne Shurts is refactoring ERP and other critical business applications and migrating them to Amazon Web Services. Here’s how he’s doing it.
October 12, 2018
What is XaaS? A way to inject agility into your digital business
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What is XaaS? A way to inject agility into your digital business

Everything as a service (XaaS) is emerging as a go-to operating model for delivering IT services. Co-opting the cloud’s rapid deployment model, XaaS may also serve as a revenue engine for innovative enterprises.
September 25, 2018
8 CIO archetypes: What kind of IT leader are you?
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8 CIO archetypes: What kind of IT leader are you?

From order taker to business leader, CIO responsibilities vary widely. Learn what role you currently play and how to break that mold in service of improved business value and career growth.
September 18, 2018
GM, Synchrony bet big on private clouds
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GM, Synchrony bet big on private clouds

GM's Randall Mott and Synchrony Financial's Carol Juel detail how private clouds enable them to build and scale applications with speed and agility. No public cloud required.
September 6, 2018
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New CIO? Your transition playbook in 10 (not-so-easy) steps

What you accomplish in the first six months of taking over an IT leadership role is critical. The following 10 steps will help you navigate the rocky transition, get your IT house in order and set a clear path toward a strong strategic future.
September 5, 2018
How GM CIO Randy Mott rebuilt IT for success
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How GM CIO Randy Mott rebuilt IT for success

General Motors CIO Randall Mott discusses how he brought the auto maker's IT strategy in-house to drive competitive advantage, and shared his playbook for success with peers at the CIO 100 Symposium.
August 28, 2018
Anthem taps RPA, AI in digital transformation push
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Anthem taps RPA, AI in digital transformation push

The health insurance company is using robotic process automation to balance data center workloads as part of CIO Tim Skeen’s effort to make IT operations more nimble for stakeholders.
August 21, 2018
Why CIOs must get over their ‘millennial obsession’
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Why CIOs must get over their ‘millennial obsession’

Millennials comprise more than half the global workforce, but in this hyperconnected, mobile world, CIOs are better off managing staff by role-based personas than age ranges, experts say.
July 27, 2018
Why digital transformations are lagging
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Why digital transformations are lagging

Executive confidence in digital transformations is waning, thanks to shaky leadership, IT-business disconnect and a failure to stoke true organizational change.
July 16, 2018
Flex strengthens supply chain with IAM
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Flex strengthens supply chain with IAM

An identity and access management solution helps the technology company provision and deprovision identities for thousands of employees and supply chain partners, allowing CIO Gus Shahin to move on to more strategic efforts, including machine learning and a software-defined network.
July 10, 2018
JLL is digitally transforming the office space
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JLL is digitally transforming the office space

Jones Lang LaSalle has hit on a successful formula for its leased properties, leveraging mobile apps, IoT and analytics to offer digital services to corporate employees accustomed to personalized services.
June 27, 2018
How CIOs can last longer than 4.3 years
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How CIOs can last longer than 4.3 years

Staying at a company longer than four years is something of a professional victory for CIOs. Here CIOs discuss the different paths to longevity — and success.
June 20, 2018
Loot Crate ERP implementation leads to innovation
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Loot Crate ERP implementation leads to innovation

The collectibles subscription startup embraces NetSuite for its ERP and builds a critical assortment planner application with the cloud software company's help.
June 14, 2018
CIO playbook: 10 tips for leading IT in the digital era
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CIO playbook: 10 tips for leading IT in the digital era

From navigating politics to jettisoning ROI, CIOs from Bharti Airtel, Land O'Lakes and the United Nations shared tips for IT leadership in disruptive times during a panel at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
June 7, 2018
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How CIOs transform IT for the digital era

CIOs are disrupting their IT departments, introducing new operating models to stay ahead of digital changes driving their respective industries.
June 1, 2018
How Kroger transforms IT innovation to revenue generation
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How Kroger transforms IT innovation to revenue generation

Interactive shelf displays, IoT sensor systems and a mobile shopping system are among the technologies Kroger is selling to interested parties through a new venture. Kroger CIO Chris Hjelm oversaw the innovations.
May 22, 2018
6 reasons to pump the brakes on AI
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6 reasons to pump the brakes on AI

Artificial intelligence is wending its way into business processes. But CIOs should pause and research the potential business impact of AI tools — both good and bad.
April 9, 2018
Sloan Valve two-steps its ERP upgrade in hybrid cloud switch
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Sloan Valve two-steps its ERP upgrade in hybrid cloud switch

CIO Tom Coleman is shifting Sloan’s ERP operations to SAP S/4 HANA in two stages to enable the commercial plumbing products manufacturer to better reap the benefits of business insights and the cloud.
March 13, 2018
Walmart CIO repackages IT service as a product
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Walmart CIO repackages IT service as a product

The pace of technical change requires a different IT management approach, says Clay Johnson, CIO of Walmart Stores. Welcome to the age of managing IT as a product.
March 7, 2018
8 essential roles for a successful digital transformation
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8 essential roles for a successful digital transformation

CIOs scouring the earth to fill technical roles are likely ignoring the "medium digital" skills required to round out their digital transformations. Here are the lesser-known digital roles CIOs should target.
March 1, 2018
Former CIO helps IT leaders navigate AWS cloud journeys
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Former CIO helps IT leaders navigate AWS cloud journeys

CIOs turning to the cloud to fuel digital transformations have an ally advisor in Stephen Orban. The head of enterprise strategy at AWS knows exactly what they’re going through thanks to his cloud-first experience as CIO of Dow Jones.
February 19, 2018