#ThinkBeyond Newsletter
October 2021 - Supply Chain

Get a monthly look at digital, beyond the transformation

 

Photon’s #ThinkBeyond is our monthly newsletter that covers the latest digital trends and stories.

#ThinkBeyond #DigitalHyperExpansion

main article image

Demystifying Supply Chain Digitization

Build a smarter, agile, and customer-centric supply chain

Learn More
Contact Photon
Learn More
Walmart in new online push for healthy, sustainable products

Walmart in new online push for healthy, sustainable products

Walmart is making it easier for customers to find healthy and environmentally friendly items on its website.

View Article
Amazon to Pilot 'Just Walk Out' Tech at Whole Foods Locations

Amazon to Pilot 'Just Walk Out' Tech at Whole Foods Locations

Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology will be trialed at Whole Foods locations in Washington, D.C.'s Glover Park neighborhood and Sherman Oaks, California. 

View Article
Albertsons turns video into an e-commerce channel

Albertsons turns video into an e-commerce channel

Albertsons Companies Inc. is partnering with the Firework short-form video platform to offer customers shoppable, short-form, and livestream video.

View Article

Retail

main article image

Rethinking the future of retail with new digital experiences

Deliver engaging shopping experiences to digital-savvy customers

Learn More
Contact Photon
Learn More
Walmart unveils universal search and checkout in app

Walmart unveils universal search and checkout in app

Walmart is further consolidating its retail app by rolling out universal search and checkout.

View Article
PetSmart opens online pet pharmacy

PetSmart opens online pet pharmacy

ePetSmart is launching The Pharmacy at PetSmart as a comprehensive online destination for the medical needs of cats, dogs, and livestock.

View Article
JCPenney reduces cart abandonment 18% with AI-powered shopper engagement tool

JCPenney reduces cart abandonment 18% with AI-powered shopper engagement tool

JCPenney has implemented a new predictive shopper engagement solution from Metrical as it works to transform and improve its ecommerce experience. 

View Article

FinServ

Learn More
Deutsche Bank Buys Online Platform Better Payment, Gains Market in Germany

Deutsche Bank Buys Online Platform Better Payment, Gains Market in Germany

Deutsche Bank will integrate Better Payment's technical solutions into its existing product range to expand its market share in payment processing and acceptance. 

View Article
Chase digital bank launches in the UK

Chase digital bank launches in the UK

JPMorgan Chase has officially launched its UK digital bank with  various tools to help people budget, manage, spend, and save money. 

View Article
Wells Fargo selects Microsoft and Google as public Cloud providers

Wells Fargo selects Microsoft and Google as public Cloud providers

Wells Fargo has signed major Cloud deals with Microsoft and Google as part of an overhaul of its digitial infrastructure 

View Article

Consumer Goods

main article image

Kohler discusses their digital transformation journey at PhotonWorld 2020

Building robust digital capabilities for the New Normal and beyond

Learn More
Contact Photon
Learn More
How Mars measures the emotional impact of video ads using AI tech

How Mars measures the emotional impact of video ads using AI tech

A proprietary tool tracks eye and mouth movements so the company behind M&M's and Skittles can gauge whether a campaign is resonating or needs to be tweaked.

View Article
Chewy puts pets in the center of the AR action

Chewy puts pets in the center of the AR action

Online pet supply retailer Chewy is bringing one of the web’s hottest trends to our four-legged friends with the new “Fur-tual Boutique” virtual try-on experience.

View Article
Ikea debuts 24-hour online festival showcasing homes

Ikea debuts 24-hour online festival showcasing homes

The global furniture giant is offering a combination of virtual home tours and live musical performances as part of a daylong promotional event.

View Article

Healthcare

Learn More
Apple's health data sharing feature now live

Apple's health data sharing feature now live

Apple will directly integrate with six electronic health record vendors.

View Article
Bayer Middle East brings Alleye home monitoring programme to Egypt

Bayer Middle East brings Alleye home monitoring programme to Egypt

The German pharma giant is working with top eye hospitals in the country to support virtual care for patients. 

View Article
AstraZeneca’s Alexion taps DNA profiler Genomenon for rare disease diagnoses

AstraZeneca’s Alexion taps DNA profiler Genomenon for rare disease diagnoses

Genomenon plans to use its AI programs to produce “genomic landscapes” that illustrate these conditions. 
 

View Article
People On The Move
The Honest Company has named former Amazon executive Pete Gerstberger as Chief Digital and Strategy Officer
Pete Gerstberger

The Honest Company has named former Amazon executive Pete Gerstberger as Chief Digital and Strategy Officer

Chico's FAS hires Lululemon vet as CFO
Patrick Guido

Chico's FAS hires Lululemon vet as CFO

Tailored Brands hires former Kohl's exec as CTO
Scott Vifquain

Tailored Brands hires former Kohl's exec as CTO

Thunes hires Chief Marketing Officer and head of customer care
Irina Chuchkina

Thunes hires Chief Marketing Officer and head of customer care

Swift has appointed John Hunter as its Chief Executive of the Americas and UK region
John Hunter

Swift has appointed John Hunter as its Chief Executive of the Americas and UK region

Sally Beauty announced Denise Paulonis as the new CEO
Denise Paulonis

Sally Beauty announced Denise Paulonis as the new CEO

Former Amex Exec Gabriella Fitzgerald joins Western Union as President of the Americas region
Gabriella Fitzgerald

Former Amex Exec Gabriella Fitzgerald joins Western Union as President of the Americas region

Instacart hires ex-Facebook ad chief Carolyn Everson as new President
Carolyn Everson

Instacart hires ex-Facebook ad chief Carolyn Everson as new President

ezCater® hires Josh Berg as Chief Product Officer amid rapid growth
Josh Berg

ezCater® hires Josh Berg as Chief Product Officer amid rapid growth

Barclays hires Amazon payments head Antony Stephen to lead POS finance business
Antony Stephen

Barclays hires Amazon payments head Antony Stephen to lead POS finance business

Job Openings
Walgreens is looking for Director, User Experience
Director, User Experience

Walgreens is looking for Director, User Experience

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 VP, Customer Supply Chain
VP, Customer Supply Chain

Estée Lauder seeks VP, Customer Supply Chain

Mastercard seeks Director, API User Experience
Director, API User Experience

Mastercard seeks Director, API User Experience

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, Strategy
Director, Strategy

Verizon is looking for Director, Strategy

Target seeks Director Engineering - Apps
Director Engineering - Apps

Target seeks Director Engineering - Apps

Kroger is looking for Director, Mobility
Director, Mobility

Kroger is looking for Director, Mobility