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Stories by Clint Boulton

The North Face’s parent company names new CIO

Sandra Harris is taking over for retiring Martin Schneider at a time when retailers are overhauling both back-end and customer-facing technology to meet consumers' digital shopping habits.

Written by Clint Boulton29 April 17 03:28

Retail CIO accelerates IT service delivery

Gap CIO Paul Chapman has reorganized his technology organization and created a new IT operating model that emphasizes collaboration and faster decision-making.

Written by Clint Boulton28 April 17 10:55

Humans are (still) the weakest cybersecurity link

Companies are regularly compromised by social engineering schemes, such as phishing and ransomware. Here’s what they can do prevent attacks and, if that’s too late, mitigate the damage.

Written by Clint Boulton20 April 17 04:56

Former CIO catches AI, RPA fever

Long-time GameStop CIO Jeff Donaldson launches a consultancy to help companies automate manual processes using artificial intelligence and design thinking.

Written by Clint Boulton01 April 17 02:02

Google makes AI talent play with Kaggle buy

In acquiring the crowdsourcing platform for predictive modeling and machine learning competitions, Google gains access to 600,000 data scientists in a notoriously talent-strapped market. The company says the deal will help it democratize AI.

Written by Clint Boulton16 March 17 21:23

How one CIO closed the IT-business gap

Day & Zimmermann CIO Sankara "Vishi" Viswanathan ordered IT managers to advise the business lines on back-office technology issues. Now he is moving forward with a digital transformation, hoping that automating capabilities in internal operations will convince customers to come along for the ride.

Written by Clint Boulton15 March 17 00:37

Think twice before you hire a chief AI officer

Is it time for companies to install a chief artificial intelligence officer to manage machine learning, natural language processing and associated efforts?

Written by Clint Boulton07 March 17 08:45

Virtual assistants move into DevOps

DevOps practices are fueling adoption of ChatOps and VoiceOps, in which IT departments are leveraging Slack, Amazon.com’s Alexa and other like tools to automate operations.

Written by Clint Boulton23 Feb. 17 02:43