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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US Government: Companies Looking to Sell AI to Federal Agencies Should Prepare for Tougher Scrutiny

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]

 

3 Forces Driving CPG Digital Transformation

The pandemic accelerated e-commerce by ten years in ten months. Here’s what that means for IoT and sustainability. [Packaging Strategies]

 

How Sam’s Club is Merging Digital and Physical Experiences

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]

 

How Singapore is Developing its Fintech Talent Pool

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]

 

Innovation is Thriving in The Caribbean

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]

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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.

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