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Big Data and Analytics in 2021: The Complete Guide

Leverage the transformative power of big data and analytics

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Dick’s Sporting Goods drives mass personalization effort

Dick’s Sporting Goods drives mass personalization effort

Dick’s Sporting Goods is putting a data backbone in place to track real-time customer data for personalized marketing at scale.

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Starbucks, Amazon Go open cashierless store concept in NYC

Starbucks, Amazon Go open cashierless store concept in NYC

Starbucks and Amazon teamed up to open a Starbucks Pickup with Amazon Go in New York City. The two plan to open additional stores in 2022, as more retailers experiment with grab-and-go technology. 

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Walmart to host historic Twitter livestream shopping event

Walmart to host historic Twitter livestream shopping event

Walmart is continuing its aggressive growth in shoppable livestreams with a first-ever step by a U.S. retailer on Twitter.

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Retail

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Rethinking the future of retail with new digital experiences

Deliver engaging shopping experiences to digital-savvy customers

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Macy’s takes on Amazon, Walmart, eBay with digital marketplace

Macy’s takes on Amazon, Walmart, eBay with digital marketplace

Macy’s plans to launch a curated digital marketplace, in what it says is an effort to expand its assortment in existing categories and brands and introduce a range of new categories.

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Williams Sonoma debuts shipping membership program, recipe app

Williams Sonoma debuts shipping membership program, recipe app

Williams Sonoma has launched its recipe app, William Sonoma Recipes, and a shipping membership program, William Sonoma Reserve.

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 Walmart to use AR, shoppable content to connect brands with consumers

Walmart to use AR, shoppable content to connect brands with consumers

Walmart is launching a campaign called "Joy. Fully" featuring an AR lens that allows consumers to use their facial expressions to pick the products that "spark joy" for them. 

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FinServ

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US Bank to buy expense and travel management platform TravelBank

US Bank to buy expense and travel management platform TravelBank

US Bank has agreed to buy expense and travel management platform TravelBank. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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ASB to shift banking applications to Microsoft Azure

ASB to shift banking applications to Microsoft Azure

ASB has selected Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud provider, becoming an anchor tenant for the tech firm's New Zealand data centres. 

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Wells Fargo, JPMorgan, Goldman and Others Ramp up crypto staffs

Wells Fargo, JPMorgan, Goldman and Others Ramp up crypto staffs

Wall Street leaders who scorned bitcoin over a decade ago are now looking more intensively at crypto recruits. Leaders are paying big premiums to those recruits and looking into creating a bigger base of cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

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Consumer Goods

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Nike courts next generation of athletes with new Roblox platform 'Nikeland'

Nike courts next generation of athletes with new Roblox platform 'Nikeland'

Nike revealed "Nikeland," a new interactive space inside of the Roblox gaming platform. It represents the athletic apparel marketer's biggest bet yet on the metaverse. 

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FoodMaxx launches new mobile app

FoodMaxx launches new mobile app

Parent company The Save Mart Cos. said that the FoodMaxx app now features a more intuitive interface, additional online grocery functionality and ready access to digital coupons and special deals.

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 Under Armour enhances enterprise performance with cloud shift

Under Armour enhances enterprise performance with cloud shift

The athletic apparel company has deployed Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider for SAP. The company completed the migration of its SAP environments to AWS earlier this year. 

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Healthcare

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GSK reveals MarTech stack optimization strategy at PhotonWorld 2020

Embracing next-gen marketing solutions to gain competitive advantages

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Amazon, Vocera team up on new Alexa skill for patients in hospitals

Amazon, Vocera team up on new Alexa skill for patients in hospitals

Medical communication company Vocera is teaming up with Amazon to build a new skill on Alexa aimed at making patients’ hospital experience more connected. 

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 Sanofi inks $270M cancer AI deal with R&D platform developer Owkin

Sanofi inks $270M cancer AI deal with R&D platform developer Owkin

Artificial intelligence developer Owkin scored a major collaboration with Sanofi to help bring its digital clinical research platform to bear on the drugmaker’s core oncology efforts in four different cancers. 

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Novartis calls for increased patient value in Digital Health Award 2022

Novartis calls for increased patient value in Digital Health Award 2022

Pharma giant Novartis is looking for creative, digital solutions that sustainably improve healthcare. The company has announced the 5th installment of the Digital Health Award, with prize money of €60,000 in total available for winners. 

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People On The Move
Crate and Barrel hires former Nike exec as new CTO
Jason Booth

Crate and Barrel hires former Nike exec as new CTO

 Foot Locker names COO as sales grow 13% over 2019
Frank Bracken

Foot Locker names COO as sales grow 13% over 2019

ANZ appoints new CIO in preparation for ANZX launch
Paul White

ANZ appoints new CIO in preparation for ANZX launch

Glossier brings on new CFO, Chief commercial officer
Vanessa Wittman

Glossier brings on new CFO, Chief commercial officer

 Regnology appoints Chief Customer Officer and head of SupTech
Sarah Anderson

Regnology appoints Chief Customer Officer and head of SupTech

Digital bank Tinkoff hires ex-Morgan Stanley exec as co-CEO for Asia expansion
Pavel Fyodorov

Digital bank Tinkoff hires ex-Morgan Stanley exec as co-CEO for Asia expansion

Klear names Donna Embry President and COO
Donna Embry

Klear names Donna Embry President and COO

 Adatree hires Alex Scriven as first COO
Alex Scriven

Adatree hires Alex Scriven as first COO

 Mx51 names former Mastercard exec Varghese Mathew Chief Customer Officer
Varghese Mathew

Mx51 names former Mastercard exec Varghese Mathew Chief Customer Officer

 Citi names Bajaj as TTS' Global Head of FI Sales
Ashish Bajaj

Citi names Bajaj as TTS' Global Head of FI Sales

Job Openings
Walgreens is looking for Senior Director, Digital and Omni Products
Senior Director, Digital and Omni Products

Walgreens is looking for Senior Director, Digital and Omni Products

GSK is looking for Director, Digital Innovation
Director, Digital Innovation

GSK is looking for Director, Digital Innovation

Walmart is looking for Director, Data Science
Director, Data Science

Walmart is looking for Director, Data Science

Adidas is looking for VP, CIO Office & Transformation
VP, CIO Office & Transformation

Adidas is looking for VP, CIO Office & Transformation

Estée Lauder seeks Director, Global Cybersecurity Architecture & Engineering
Director, Global Cybersecurity Architecture & Engineering

Estée Lauder seeks Director, Global Cybersecurity Architecture & Engineering

Mastercard seeks Director, Software Engineering
Director, Software Engineering

Mastercard seeks Director, Software Engineering

JP Morgan Chase & Co. is looking for Director - SRE
Director - SRE

JP Morgan Chase & Co. is looking for Director - SRE

Verizon is looking for Director, Corporate Strategy
Director Strategy Implementation

Target seeks Director Strategy Implementation

Target seeks Director Strategy Implementation
Director Strategy Implementation

Target seeks Director Strategy Implementation

CVS Health is looking for Director – Systems Engineering
Director – Systems Engineering

CVS Health is looking for Director – Systems Engineering