Welcome to this week’s DX Digest (Issue 25) where we have curated some of the most important digital transformation and innovation stories for our community.

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Nestlé Launches Panela to Connect with Brazilian Start-Ups

The global food giant’s latest open innovation effort aims to shorten the path between the company and local innovation ecosystems. [The Rio Times]

 

IDC on New 5G-Powered Business Models and Innovation

The research firm calls for a “new common nomenclature” to address the complexities of 5G technologies. [RCR Wireless]

 

Four Digital Transformation Insights From MIT Sloan

In a post-pandemic landscape, effective leaders will develop digital capabilities and automation strategies, while minimizing the impact on workers. [MIT Sloan]

 

Maersk’s CEO Outlines The Company’s Post-Pandemic Innovation Strategy

The global shipping giant’s leader calls for a ‘holistic supply chain’ in which ‘agnostic transport modes’ are united by optimized technologies. [Transport and Logistics Middle East]

 

London’s Chief Digital Officer on Digital Access For All

Theo Blackwell discusses how we can avoid having the digital divide become the next entrenched inequality. [Smart London]

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On The Move

 

ConocoPhillips Names Pragati Mathur Chief Digital & Information Officer

Mathur joins the global energy giant from Staples where she was CTO.

 

Hinge Names Michelle Parsons Chief Product Officer

The dating app names the former Netflix and Spotify product design leader to head up product design and development.

 

Ironman Names Roshanie Ross Chief Digital Officer

The human endurance event organizer hires the former Equinox and Diageo executive to launch a new direct-to-consumer business and enhance its suite of digital products.

 

BNY Mellon Names Michael Janiszewski Digital COO

Janiszewski joins from Invesco where he was chief digital officer of the investment and distribution services unit.

 

Noom Names Former CVS Health CDO, Firdhaus Bhathena, GM of Healthcare

In this newly created role, Bhathena will lead a team focused on developing Noom’s healthcare channel and condition expansion.

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