Welcome to this week’s DX Digest (Issue 27) where we have curated some of the most important digital transformation and innovation stories for our community.

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HBR: Boards are Driving Digital Transformation but Regional Differences Remain


80% of directors say digital transformation should come from the board level, but follow through  differs dramatically by region. [Harvard Business Review]

 

Building Better Cybersecurity for a World Without Perimeters

Telstra’s Stuart Low on the cloud, compliance, security, and digital transformation. [I.T. News]

 

Eight Hospitals and Health Systems that Have Launched Innovation Centers in 2021

Cleveland Clinic, Wellstar, and the Harvard-MIT innovation center are among those announcing a launch, new funding, or expansion. [Becker’s Hospital Review]

 

New Jersey and Stockton University Launch an eSports Innovation Center

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Stockton University will launch an innovation center that will focus on new skills-based games, coding challenges, and eSports research. [JD Supra]

 

Amazon Studios and Carbon Health Open Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics

The duo originally partnered to help cast and crew get the vaccine. Now new clinics will deliver vaccines to underserved communities in New York and Los Angeles. [Becker’s Hospital Review]

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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

 

Kay Madati Joins FIFA as Chief Commercial Officer


The long-time digital market maker was recently VP of marketing at LinkedIn.

 

Amazon Poaches Ford CTO Ken Washington to Lead Software Engineering


Washington oversaw research, innovation, product, and advanced engineering at Ford.

 

Brian Nolan Joins Motown Records as EVP Marketing

He joins the eponymous record label from Capitol Music Group where he was EVP at their in-house agency, seventeenfifty.

 

Netflix Hires Allure’s Editor-in-Chief for New In-House Publishing Role


Michelle Lee joins Netflix to lead an internal team focused on social media, podcasts, and its in-house magazine, Queue.

 

loanDepot Names George Brady as its First Chief Digital Officer


Brady joins the upstart retail lender from Capital One where he was EVP & CTO.

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