Paula Rooney

Senior Writer

Paula Rooney is a senior writer at CIO.com

Articles by Paula Rooney

C&S modernizes with wholesale shift to the cloud
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C&S modernizes with wholesale shift to the cloud

The wholesale grocery distributor has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services to accelerate its migration to Google Cloud Platform and reap the benefits of an AI-enabled supply chain.
January 30, 2023
Top cloud strategy mistakes CIOs can’t help making
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Top cloud strategy mistakes CIOs can’t help making

Enterprise IT is increasingly fueled by the cloud. But IT leaders who don’t know how to blueprint for success are in for frustration, failed implementations, and could-be cost catastrophe.
December 20, 2022
PepsiCo transforms for the digital era
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PepsiCo transforms for the digital era

Transformation chief Athina Kanioura is modernizing the multinational with a digital strategy that blends cloud, analytics, automation, and an emphasis on upsklling for the future.
December 1, 2022
Carhartt turns to data under new CIO
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Carhartt turns to data under new CIO

19-year Carhartt vet Katrina Agusti takes the IT reins at the workwear manufacturer with an eye toward capitalizing on its cloud journey by improving data operations and making the most of AI.
November 25, 2022
XPO Logistics invests in IT for the long haul
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XPO Logistics invests in IT for the long haul

The logistics company’s less-than-truckload freight operations are fueled by in-house freight applications fine-tuned to leverage loads of data in the cloud.
November 18, 2022
Regeneron turns to IT to accelerate drug discovery
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Regeneron turns to IT to accelerate drug discovery

CIO Bob McCowan’s digital and data transformation sets the stage for innovation by equipping the pharmaceutical’s scientists with the data they need to experiment and test hypotheses.
November 4, 2022
Chipotle’s recipe for digital transformation: Cloud plus AI
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Chipotle’s recipe for digital transformation: Cloud plus AI

CTO Curt Garner fortified the fast-casual chain’s digital aspirations with an all-in push for the cloud, providing a foundation for innovations aimed at improving customer experience and restaurant operations.
October 21, 2022
CIOs get strategic in the cloud: 4 success stories
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CIOs get strategic in the cloud: 4 success stories

No longer viewed as a tactical, cost-saving technology, the public cloud has become the key differentiator for IT leaders seeking to transform their organizations, develop new revenue streams, and prep for future innovations.
October 19, 2022
Ex-NFL CIO Michelle McKenna on leadership today
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Ex-NFL CIO Michelle McKenna on leadership today

The Hall of Fame CIO discusses the leadership lessons she learned around accountability and authenticity over the past 10 seasons leading IT for the National Football League.
October 11, 2022
Inside the US Army’s ‘warfighting’ cloud
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Inside the US Army’s ‘warfighting’ cloud

The US Army first-ever CIO, Dr. Raj Iyer, discusses the ‘game-changing’ impact the cloud, data, and AI are having in support of Ukraine’s fight against Russia and in safeguarding democracy at home.
October 6, 2022
Magna’s multicloud fuels auto industry’s future
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Magna’s multicloud fuels auto industry’s future

As a silent force helping to drive next-gen electric vehicles, the automotive multinational is relying on a hybrid multicloud approach to spin up digital twins for designing advanced auto components using vast troves of data.
October 3, 2022
Cenlar CIO fuses teams for better business-IT alignment
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Cenlar CIO fuses teams for better business-IT alignment

Establishing blended cross-functional teams, mortgage subservicer IT chief Steve Taylor is building up quick wins by re-engineering business processes with business and IT side by side.
September 23, 2022
Sonos unites global workforce with ‘IT in a box’
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Sonos unites global workforce with ‘IT in a box’

The high-end audio maker’s globally dispersed engineers and manufacturing partners can connect and collaborate, thanks to an adaptable solution for building an office IT environment where none exists.
September 19, 2022
NJ Transit creates ‘data engine’ to fuel transformation
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NJ Transit creates ‘data engine’ to fuel transformation

CIDO Lookman Fazal has moved New Jersey’s public transportation agency to a multicloud platform tuned to deliver data insights and innovations the company’s analysts never knew they could have.
September 12, 2022
Thoughtworks NEO streamlines in-house app dev
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Thoughtworks NEO streamlines in-house app dev

The IT consultancy has given its developers a leg up by building a portal aimed at automating low-level and advanced tasks alike, freeing them up to innovate in-house solutions with greater business impact.
August 30, 2022
Verizon Wireless AI platform paves way for 5G build-out
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Verizon Wireless AI platform paves way for 5G build-out

The telecom giant’s 5G Network Planning Platform leans on machine learning to optimize transmitter density, positioning, and placement while minimizing unnecessary capital expenditures.
August 26, 2022
Aflac virtualizes the customer enrollment experience
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Aflac virtualizes the customer enrollment experience

When the pandemic put its independent agents and franchises at grave business risk, Aflac IT set about augmenting their work with digital capabilities that make them ‘bionic,’ tech chief Richard Gilbert says.
August 19, 2022