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.

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CIO Leadership Live with James Rinaldi, CIO, Director for Information Technology, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Ep 11

In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with James Rinaldi, CIO at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, about opening up data silos and driving data transformation; having a seat at the table to lead change; and using technology to explore...

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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.

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Budget constraints can kill IT innovation … but only if you let them

Focusing too much on costs can result in a race to the bottom, says Chad Sheridan, CIO of USDA's Risk Management Agency. Instead, Federal CIOs (who know a thing or two about working in a budget-challenged environment) are looking to a...

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Innovation pays off for Synchrony Financial

The credit card provider, spun out of GE, has weaved together a unique innovation framework, highlighted by a network of successful innovation labs.

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Blockchain needs innovators and risk managers working together

Whether blockchain’s on your roadmap, or you’re still searching for the perfect use case, there’s one thing you shouldn’t overlook. CIOs need legal, internal audit, and compliance leads on their teams.

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Retail innovation: Words to the wise

Redefining innovation in a post-channel era – why disruption has had its day.

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IT makeover: From cost center to revenue driver

If your company views IT as a function to be managed cost-effectively, it may be time to get innovative and elevate the perception and role of IT — to the benefit of your company and career.

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Digital disruption drives CIOs to double down on innovation

From digital twinning to reverse pitching to crowdsourcing, CIOs are exploring innovative ways to facilitate digital transformations.

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2018 CIO 100 winners: Recognizing IT excellence

Now in its 31st year, the CIO 100 celebrates 100 IT organizations for driving digital business growth through tech innovation.

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How to manage IT risk without killing innovation

Success in managing the hidden risks of new initiatives will buy you credibility to invest further in innovation.

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Spring 2018: Secrets of highly innovative CIOs

Forward-looking CIOs are not only modernizing legacy systems, but redefining how IT works. Here’s a look at how to shift from being an IT order-taker to a next-gen technology leader.

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Opposites attract – fintechs and incumbents

The banking industry is undergoing substantial change as customers demand digital services. To meet these evolving needs, banks are realizing the value of partnering with fintech firms to spark innovation. So, how can banks and...

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How the State of Georgia provides innovative digital services to citizens

An interview with Nikhil Deshpande of Office of Digital Services for the State of Georgia on how he and his team provides digital services to digital citizens in innovative ways.

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IoT, Corfu and the future of research at VMware

VMware Chief Research Officer David Tennenhouse focuses on data-grounded insights and emerging technology to enhance the customer experience.

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6 trends shaping IT cloud strategies today

From multi-cloud strategies to cost containment and container orchestration, CIOs are getting more pragmatic and prudent when taking advantage of the cloud’s economies of scale.

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Using mobile location data to track the Amazon bump, and other retail data innovations

The new partnership between Amazon and Kohl’s is just the type of forward-thinking experiment retailers may need to succeed in today's competitive commerce landscape. These companies looked past their competitive motivations to make...

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Australian State develops fund to spark government innovation

Sam Hannah-Rankin, Director Public Sector Innovation for Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic) in Australia, discusses the launch of a fund aimed at sparking innovation in Australia.

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