Welcome to this week’s DX Digest (Issue 3) where we have curated some of the most important digital transformation and innovation stories for our community.
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Silicon Valley-based Toyota AI Ventures rebrands as Toyota Ventures and receives a $300MM injection to invest in early stage and carbon-reducing tech. [Forbes]
The multinational food processing and commodity trading giant joins the global alliance of VC firms and companies supporting startups that leverage biology for human and planetary health. [Food Business News]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee System join with Techstars to launch an accelerator to focus on clean energy, AI, cyber security, and more. [Knox News]
Meet the startups and organizations fueling Atlanta’s white-hot innovation and start-up ecosystem. [The Atlanta Business Journal]
Textile manufacturers and global fashion brands, once concerned mostly with performance and price, are now introducing sustainable and “ethical” materials and fabrics to appease the new green consumer. [The Financial Times]
On The Move
Publicis Groupe Appoints Geraldine White Chief U.S. Diversity Officer
White joins from Publicis-owned digital strategy and design firm Publicis Sapient where she was head of North America Diversity & Inclusion
Solidatus Hires Lorraine Waters as Chief Data Officer
The data veteran joins the metadata software provider from HSBC where she was Global Chief Data Officer
Kantar Appoints Alex Cesar CTO
The WPP-owned global consumer data and insights firm welcomes Cesar from the London Stock Exchange where she was CIO of data & analytics.
Unisys Appoints Dwayne L. Allen as Chief Technology Officer
Allen joins the global I.T. firm from Microsoft where he was global digital strategist.
Tessa Conrad Appointed Head of Innovation at TBWA\ Asia
Conrad was previously Global Director of Operations at the parent company of the Omnicom-owned TBWA/Worldwide.