Welcome to this week’s DX Digest (Issue 51) where we are thrilled to curate the latest digital business transformation news and executive moves.

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Innovation Roundup

 

Tokio Marine Launches an Early-Stage Venture Fund

The commercial insurance giant is partnering with the World Innovation Lab to launch the Tokio Marine Future Fund, which will invest in early-stage insurtech companies with investments up to $3 million. [Digital Insurance]

 

Jaguar Land Rover Embraces Open Innovation

The global luxury auto manufacturer will partner start-ups, “scale-ups,” and other ecosystem partners on electrification, connectivity, digital services, metaverse, intelligent enterprise, manufacturing, supply chain, and sustainability. [Financial Express]

 

Samsung Announces Winners For Its Solve For Tomorrow Contest

The company announced the three National Winners of the 12th annual $2 million contest who used STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to address local issues and inspire change in their communities. [Samsung]

 

Northwell Health Selects Teladoc To Expand Its Virtual Care Capabilities

To start, 20 hospitals in the Northwell Health system will use Teladoc’s platform for a variety of clinical services, with additional affiliates to be added over time. [Fierce Healthcare]

 

Cargill Expands its Animal Nutrition Innovation Center

The global food giant is spending $50 million to expand its Elk River, Minnesota-based Global Animal Nutrition Innovation Center. The expansion will include an upgrade of its animal dairy innovation unit and a laboratory for nutrient research and development. [World-Grain.com]

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On The Move

 

Starbucks Names Deb Hall Lefevre CTO

The tech veteran is a former corporate vice president and CIO at fast-food giant McDonald’s and most recently EVP & CTO at CircleK Stores.

 

Company Vet Mike Katz Named CMO at T-Mobile

The eighteen-year company veteran was previously president, T-Mobile for Business.

 

Disney Hires Google Vet Jeremy Doig as its New Streaming CTO

Doig joins from Google where he was VP, engineering.

 

Reeny Sondhi Named Twilio’s First Chief Digital Officer

Sondhi joins Twilio from Autodesk where she was chief security officer.

 

BetMakers Ups Dan MacDonald Chief Digital Officer

MacDonald was previously Head of Product at the Australian online gaming giant.

 

NewRez Names Neenu Kainth Chief Digital Officer 

Kainth joins the mortgage lending and servicing firm from mortgage lender Mr. Cooper

 

Sara Vaezy Upped to EVP & Chief Digital Officer at Providence Health

Vaezy was previously chief of digital growth and strategy at the Northeast regional care provider and health system.

 

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