Welcome to this week’s DX Digest (Issue 52) where we are thrilled to curate the latest digital business transformation news and executive moves.
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Henkel Opens a New Silicon Valley Innovation Center
The Application Center is designed to support product development for the company’s high-tech customers in the Bay Area and expedite proof-of-concept initiatives for electronics. [Digital Insurance]
Ocean Craft Marine To Create a Maritime Innovation Lab
The global ship builder and maritime solutions provider announced it will spend $250MM over the next decade to establish the industry’s first independent maritime innovation laboratory. [Ocean Craft Marine]
NASA Expands its Crowdsourcing Initiatives
NASA has expanded its Open Innovation Services 2 Contract program (NOIS) to fund a new round of start-ups to help the agency improve enterprise search capabilities, optimize user interfaces and leverage artificial intelligence to predict risk. [Washington Technology]
Boots UK Ups Paula Bobbett to Chief Digital Officer
Bobbett was previously Director, Boots.com at the London-based pharmacy and health and beauty retailer. [Retail Technology Innovation Hub]
Orlando Aims to be the Center of the Metaverse
The business and tourist hub looks to leverage its entertainment and business destination heritage to attract companies building products, solutions, and platforms for the metaverse.
On The Move
Home Depot Ups Matt Carey to EVP, Customer Service and Fahim Siddiqui to CIO
Carey was formerly CIO and Siddiqui was SVP of information technology at the home retailing giant.
Sinclair Ups Scott Ehrlich to Chief Innovation Officer
Ehrlich was previously SVP, growth networks & content at the local and regional broadcaster
Carhartt Elevates Katrina Agusti to CIO
The 20-year company veteran was most recently VP, solutions delivery
Cyd Harrell is San Francisco’s New Chief Digital Services Officer
Harrell was most recently a civic design consultant at five seven five, llc.
Binance Names Microsoft Vet Rohit Wad at CTO
Wad was previously corporate vice president, product and engineering at Microsoft.