Welcome to this week’s DX Digest (Issue 41) where we have curated some of the most important digital transformation and innovation stories for our community.

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Innovation Roundup

 

Nike Invests in Digital Transformation and Innovation

 

Nike continues to invest in digital sales, media, and commerce, and emerging platforms such as the metaverse, VR/AR, and more. [Front Office Sports]

 

Digital Transformation Accelerates Across Global Banking and Finance

 

Incumbent banks are investing in digital transformation but are also struggling to adapt to remote/hybrid work culture. [Global Banking & Finance Review]

 

How the IRS is Transforming its Operations and the Taxpayer Experience

 

The agency’s Enterprise Digitalization Project is digitizing forms and modernizing business processes and case management. [Federal News Network]

 

Tesla’s Role in Advancing EV Innovation in China

Open innovation methods can also be applied at a more general and strategic level across the enterprise. [Clean Technica]

 

How Bosch is Linking IoT and A.I.to Create New Services-Based Businesses

 

The global industrial giant’s chief digital officer, Tanja Rückert, talks about how the firm is “digitizing its core businesses…and aiming to turn the sale of every digital product into services-based revenue as well.” [IoT World Today]

 

Lululemon’s Big Bet on Digital Technology

 

The athletics retailer launched a number of new, digitally-enabled services designed to both protect and delight customers and drive best-in-class, cross-platform customer experiences. [Intelligent Automation Network]

 

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On The Move

 

Sean Tresvant Named Global Chief Brand Officer at Taco Bell

 

Tresvant joins the fast-food giant from Nike where he was CMO of the Jordan brand.

 

Fred Kileen Named CIO and VP, Global IT at General Motors

 

Kileen was previously chief information security officer and chief technology officer at GM.

 

Wingstop Ups Donnie Upshaw to Chief People Officer

 

Upshaw was most recently SVP, people.

 

Hertz Appoints Tim Langley-Hawthorne CIO

 

Langley-Hawthorne was previously CIO at Hitachi Ventara.

 

Carissa DeSantis Named CTO at Friendly’s

 

DeSantis was formerly CIO at Dickey’s BBQ.

 

DeVry Names Robert Wrubel Chief Innovation & Partnerships Officer

 

Wrubel was formerly CEO at edtech startup HotChalk which was acquired by Noodle in November 2020.

 

Paul “Skip” Hanke Named CMO at Golden Corral

 

Hanke joins the buffet restaurant chain from Applebee’s where he was executive director, brand marketing.

 

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