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Signet’s Chief Digital Officer on Leveraging Digital to Grow Market Share

The multi-brand jewelry retailer (Jared, Zales, Kay) is now a digital-focused company says Chief Digital Officer Rebecca Wooter [From JCK Online].


National Grid boosts venture arm with $150M

The UK-based utility injects an additional $150 million into its corporate venture arm, National Grid Partners after already investing $227 million in portfolio companies.

 

SK Innovation Building Two Battery Factories in Atlanta Metro

The South Korean industrial giant is building two plants northeast of Atlanta, to make batteries for electric commercial vehicles [From Atlanta Business Chronicle].

 

Gran Turismo Director Kazunori Yamauchi on Creating New Virtual Worlds

The director for the Sony Interactive Entertainment franchise game describes “a world where people feel more reality than the real thing.” [From The Gamer]

 

Eli Lilly Discusses Talent Transformation and Open Innovation

The pharmaceutical giant’s Open Innovation Drug Discovery (OIDD) program enables outsiders to access the same tools and expertise available to its own scientists [From Forbes]

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Karna Crawford Joins Ford as US CMO

The consumer marketing veteran joins the giant US automaker from Verizon Wireless where she oversaw US Consumer Media and Engagement

Sherwin Williams Appoints Ivy Chin Chief Digital & Technology Officer

The veteran digital retailer was most recently Chief Digital & Technology Officer at American Tire Distributors.

Teresa Carlson Joins Splunk as President & Chief Growth Officer

The cloud and data management veteran joins Splunk from Amazon Web Services where she was VP, Worldwide Public Sectors and Industries and founded the worldwide public sector business in 2010.

Apple Vet Joins Diogo Rau Joins Eli Lilly as Chief Digital & Information Officer

The long-time retail tech and innovation executive most recently headed up IT for Apple’s retail and online consumer stores.

Comcast’s FreeWheel Names Yuling Ma Chief Technology Officer

The video ad platform division of Comcast ups Ma, who was previously SVP of Engineering and GM of the company’s Beijing office.

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