Welcome to this week’s DX Digest (Issue 26) where we have curated some of the most important digital transformation and innovation stories for our community.

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Williams Sonoma’s Digital Leader on Creating the Digital First Enterprise

Yasir Anwar, chief technology & digital officer, discusses Williams Sonoma’s digital-first approach and the company-wide commitment. [Forbes]

 

Driverless Cars Come to Las Vegas

Autonomous start-up Halo, in partnership with T-Mobile will launch service in Las Vegas this year [Nasdaq]

 

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Market Research

 

AI-powered algorithms can quickly scan huge amounts of consumer and market research data and give brands valuable consumer insights from first- and second-party data sources. [Forbes]

 

Santander Names Mexican Start-up Social Piper a Winner of its Santander X Global Challenge

The start-up created an AI-based marketing solution for social networks, which allows small and medium sized firms companies to use these platforms to boost growth. [Entrepreneur]

 

Tencent Cloud and Boston Consulting Group Form Strategic Alliance

The consulting firm partners with the Chinese company’s enterprise cloud services to help companies in the Asia Pacific region develop localized digital solutions and drive business transformation. [Tencent]

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On The Move

 

Facebook Inc Taps Tom Alison to Run Core Facebook App

Alison, a company veteran – and most recently VP Engineering for Facebook – replaces Fidji Simo, who jumped to Instacart.

 

Fossil Group Names Holly Briedis Chief Digital Officer


The global watch manufacturer and licensor lured Briedis from McKinsey, where she was head of the North American omnichannel and retail consumer experience practice.

 

Netflix Names N’Jeri Eaton Head of Podcasts


Netflix recruits Eaton away from Apple where she was head of content for Apple podcasts.

 

Staffing Giant Kelly Names Darren Simons Chief Digital Officer

 

The tech and talent services veteran joins from Cielo where he was president, Americas.

 

Studio Moderna Appoints Vincent Lootens Chief Digital Officer

The European omnichannel retailer hires Lootens from Sportmaster LLC, where he was head of eCommerce.

 

ServiceNow Hires Jacqui Canney as Chief People Officer

She joins the digital workflow and operations software provider from ad giant WPP where she was Global Chief People Officer.

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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