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The famed angel investor who was an early backer of Google, Facebook, Paypal, and Airbnb believes the market is just in its infancy. [From Bitcoin.com]
The global beauty brand launches a VR platform where its independent beauty consultants can showcase the latest product portfolios. [From Antara News]
Analysts Noah Elkin and Evan Neufeld host a live webinar May 27 to discuss strategic objectives for digital marketing leaders. [From Gartner]
The ASU-Starbucks Center for the Future of the People and the Planet will reimagine the customer experience and open source the “Greener Stores” program to scale sustainability efforts. [From Restaurant Dive]
The seeds are being planted for a blossoming computer tech industry along Colorado’s Western Slope. [From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel]
The global insurance giant has partnered with Bitcoin Suisse to provide a cryptocurreny payment option for non-life insurance premiums. [From Inside Bitcoins]
On The Move
Robinhood Appoints Google Exec Aparna Chennapragada as Chief Product Officer
The 13-year Google veteran joins the platform to build out its suite of trading and investment products.
J.Crew Group Appoints Danielle Schmelkin as CIO
The retail veteran was most recently CIO at Madewell and was previously Head of Global I.T. for Coach and Kate Spade (Tapestry).
Hank Capps Named Chief Information and Digital Officer for Wellstar Health System
The Marietta, GA based health system lands the former Novant Health Chief Digital Health and Engagement Officer.
Providence Names Michelle Edwards as its First Chief Experience Officer
The Northwest-based hospital system appoints the former SVP for Advanced Practice at Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health to oversee patient digital access and navigation.