Welcome to this week’s DX Digest (Issue 28) where we have curated some of the most important digital transformation and innovation stories for our community.
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The General Accounting Office’s (GAO) Chief Data Scientist Taka Ariga discusses the government’s updated screening process, which puts cybersecurity and data privacy top-of-mind. [Fortune]
The pandemic accelerated e-commerce by ten years in ten months. Here’s what that means for IoT and sustainability. [Packaging Strategies]
The Walmart-owned big box retailer is piloting its Scan & Go technology to seamlessly move merchandise from a club location to a member’s front door. [Valdosta Daily Times]
Government and private enterprise are working together to create a strong talent pipeline as job growth in the financial sector is increasingly tech-driven. [Fintech News Singapore]
In recent years, the region has seen an influx of new start-ups, accelerators, and tech hubs focused on digital solutions in tourism, transportation, and healthcare. [Barbados Today]
On The Move
Toyota North America Elevates Brian Kursar to Head Up Digital Tech
Kursar remains CTO and adds the title of group VP, digital technology across Toyota Motor North America and Toyota Connected North America.
BigLots Appoints Gurmeet Singh as CTO
Singh joins the American retailer from Dubai-based conglomerate Al Futtaim Group where he was group chief digital officer.
Todd Dunlap Named OfferUp CEO
Dunlap, previously managing director, North America at Booking.com takes the helm as OfferUp, with co-founder Nick Huzar becoming president and board chair.
Mike Ford Elevated to CTO at Sony Pictures Imageworks
Ford was previously SVP, software development at Sony’s animation studio.
Laura Jones Joins Instacart as its Top Marketer
Jones, formerly global head of marketing, Uber rides, assumes the VP, brand & marketing role at Instacart.