(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Karan Dhawal to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. Dhawal is a passionate strategy and delivery leader in enterprise digital and data culture transformations. He specializes in designing technology and professional services solutions to solve complex business challenges related to data architecture, cloud computing, and big data platforms.
(US and Canada) Prevedere, a leading provider of global intelligence and technology for enabling advanced predictive planning, recently announced updates to its RecoveryWatch series to further improve how business leaders can spot early indicators of economic change. The new Leading Economic Indicators Dashboard provides a monthly in-depth, economist-led data report on the latest cyclical drivers to signal where we are in the business cycle and when we will reach a point of recession and recovery.
(US and Canada) Shanghai MicroPort MedBot (Group) Co., Ltd. recently announced that MicroPort NaviBot International, LLC in recent collaboration with MicroPort Orthopedics has completed the first clinical use of the SkyWalker Robotic System in the United States. Dr. Joseph Kavolus, of Lighthouse Surgical Suites in Hollis, N.H., conducted the successful procedure. Dr. Kavolus specializes in orthopedic surgery and the treatment of orthopedic injuries.
(US and Canada) Earnin, the leader in building products for a more equitable financial system, has announced the appointment of Stan Lee as its first chief information security officer (CISO). With a focus on consumer protection, Lee will manage and adapt Earnin’s security solutions. He will…
(Oceania) Dubber Corporation Limited, the leading conversational intelligence and unified recording platform for service providers and their customers globally, has reached an agreement with Vodafone Group Plc to offer recording and AI services directly from Vodafone mobile networks, targeting Vodafone business customers initially in the UK and Germany.
(US and Canada) TTEC Holdings, Inc., one of the largest, global customer experience (CX) technology and services innovators for end-to-end digital CX solutions, recently announced that VoiceFoundry, a TTEC Digital company, has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) Competency. This designation recognizes VoiceFoundry for its expertise in developing high quality, highly effective chatbot, virtual assistant, and interactive voice response (IVR) solutions.
(US and Canada) Verana Health—a digital health company elevating quality in real-world data (RWD)—recently announced that its curated, de-identified real-world data (RWD) and Qdata modules will soon be available to license in AWS Data Exchange, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-native service that makes it easy for AWS customers to find, subscribe to, and use third-party data.
(US and Canada) Syntegra, a leader in generating synthetic healthcare data, recently announced the launch of the Syntegra Medical Mind 2.0, expanding what's possible with generative AI technology to create high-fidelity, privacy-guaranteed synthetic healthcare data.
(Europe) KX, maker of kdb+, the world's fastest time series database and analytics engine, announces that B2C2, the world's leading crypto liquidity provider and a digital asset pioneer, has expanded its use of KX's real-time high-performance analytics software, including the deployment of KX Dashboards, its powerful visualization tool. As more institutional firms enter the world of cryptocurrencies, the increased use of KX will enable B2C2 to offer clients tailored products and services at a level that is more akin to what is found at a tier-one investment bank.
(US and Canada) SparkCognition, a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) software solutions perfected for business, today announced it was selected by Adelson Education Campus, the only PK-12 Jewish community school in Nevada. The school is deploying SparkCognition's Visual AI Advisor to automatically detect threats, identify security breaches, and prevent safety and security incidents.
(US and Canada) Dan Whitacre began his career as an intern at Kroger in the ’80s and has had five stints with the Cincinnati-based retail major over the last few decades. In his latest stint as the Senior Director of R&D and Technology Transformation, he leads the internal lab ecosystem as well as University Labs at the University of Cincinnati’s 1819 Innovation Hub and Northern Kentucky University's Innovation Gallery.
(US and Canada) Ajay Dhaul has been appointed Senior Vice President of Global End-to-End Data and Digital Acceleration for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health. He has extensive business experience and a passion for data and digital. Dhaul will lead global data strategy and governance, data sciences and AI, intelligent automation, data products, and cross-functional digital acceleration.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Kirk Ball to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. Ball is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer at Giant Eagle. He and his teammates deliver IT solutions for the Giant Eagle enterprise, including e-commerce development, strategic technology planning, infrastructure and applications for the enterprise.
(US and Canada) Netail, a technology that enables retailers to auto-identify competitors across the internet and track their assortments, availability and optimize prices in real time, today announced the closing of $5M in seed funding. The round was co-led by Magarac Venture Partners (MVP), which provides early-stage venture capital to dynamic entrepreneurs and successful technology companies throughout the Midwest, and Dr. Andrew Ng's AI Fund. Other investors include HKSTP Ventures.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Meltem Kilicoglu to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. Kilicoglu is the Senior Director, Global Head of Data Strategy, Governance and Data Sciences at Johnson & Johnson, Global Services. Kilicoglu plays a leading role in the formulation, external/internal insights integration, development, communications, and execution of J&J's cross-functional data strategy.
(US and Canada) Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, today announced a new Starburst Enterprise support with AWS Lake Formation to help joint customers implement the technical aspects of data mesh. Data Mesh is a socio-technological framework for distributed data management which can help ensure faster and more accurate access to critical data to drive business decisions. By federating data across multiple AWS and third-party environments with Starburst Enterprise, organizations can realize the full value of their hybrid cloud investments, regardless of where the data resides.
(US and Canada) Aetion, the global leader in real-world evidence (RWE) technology and analytics, recently announced the launch of the Coalition for the Advancement of RWE through Randomized Controlled Trial Emulation (CARE) Initiative.
(US and Canada) Trianz, a global digital transformation technology and services firm, recently announced the appointment of Nagaraj Sastry as Head of Data and Analytics Practice. Sastry will drive the analytics services vision and collaboration models and drive its growth.
(US and Canada) Locus Robotics, a leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfillment and distribution warehouses, today announced more than $117 million in Series F funding, led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and G2 Venture Partners. As part of the financing, Mark Midle, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, and Zach Barasz, Partner, G2 Venture Partners, will join the Locus Board of Directors, bringing their unique industry perspectives and insights to further guide Locus's next stage of growth and global expansion.
(US and Canada) VIDA Diagnostics, Inc. (VIDA), the leader in imaging intelligence, has announced the availability of VIDA Intelligence Portal 2.0, a major upgrade of its cloud native, AI-enabled Intelligence platform. The newly updated platform drives efficiencies in clinical trial imaging operations by optimizing staff training, image data collection and data quality, curation and management. New digital onboarding features in VIDA Intelligence Portal 2.0 greatly simplify the enrollment process for trial sites.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Dave Everett to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. Everett is the Divisional Vice President of R&D and Engineering for Spectrum Brands, a home essentials company focused on enhancing life at home for consumers worldwide. Spectrum Brands is responsible for iconic U.S. and international brands such as Remington, Black & Decker, George Foreman, and Russell Hobbs.
(Middle East) Tata Communications International Pte Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Communications Ltd., a global digital ecosystem enabler has extended its partnership with Intertec Systems, a leading system integrator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to offer managed services in the region. As part of the partnership, Tata Communications brings its Cyber Security Operations Centre (SOC) and managed security services to bolster the cyber defence of enterprises in the region.
(US and Canada) Edge Impulse, the foremost development platform for ML on edge devices, announced a joint initiative to advance professional machine learning implementation by bringing Renesas' DRP-AI Translator software directly into Edge Impulse Studio.
(US and Canada) Aidoc, the leading provider of healthcare AI solutions, enters the Radiological Society of North America's (RSNA) 2022 annual meeting with a series of recent clearances, accolades and investments demonstrating the continued rapid adoption—and massive potential—of artificial intelligence.
(Europe) BC Platforms, a global leader in healthcare data management and analytics, today announced that it has been chosen as key partner in a European Commission (EC) project. Under the EC's Horizon Europe program, Helsinki University Hospital (HUS), has been awarded a contract to lead a EURO 7 million (approx. USD 7.2 million) consortium project termed ONCOVALUE. BCP will work closely with HUS as a key delivery partner in this major EC project.
(US and Canada) Inspectorio offers several capabilities including digitized inspections across the supply chain to eliminate manual inspection tasks and provide real-time visibility into the production process to highlight high-risk areas. The new features allow Inspectorio Sight to provide quality control data at multiple points in production and give decision-makers using Inspectorio Sight an end-to-end perspective of production quality.
(US and Canada) Mastech Digital, Inc., a leading provider of digital transformation IT services, recently announced the appointment of Michael Fleishman as Chief Executive Officer of Mastech InfoTrellis. In this role, Fleishman will lead the data and analytics services segment in becoming a true digitally integrated business by capitalizing on the company's core strengths in data management, data analytics and cloud services.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Jacob Lorz to CDO Magazine’s Global Security Board. Lorz is the Director of IT Security for Cintas Corporation. He is an experienced cybersecurity executive with a career spanning manufacturing, aerospace, software development, public security, and defense industries.
(US and Canada) McKesson, a global health care company, has appointed Shivanku Misra as Vice President of Advanced Analytics. Misra will lead the company’s three centers of excellence — Data Science, Machine Learning Operations, and Financial Engineering & Analytics.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Brian Minick to CDO Magazine’s Global Security Board. Minick is the Chief Information Security Officer at Fifth Third Bank and is responsible for the company’s information protection program. Focused on protecting the customers, employees and information of a bank with over $140 billion in assets, Minick and his team are implementing and maintaining programs and solutions designed to take advantage of the latest IT technologies and capabilities.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Julia Bardmesser to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. Bardmesser is a technology, architecture, and data strategy executive with expertise in the financial services industry. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President, Head of Data, Architecture and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technology at Voya Financial.
(US and Canada) Perch Energy, a clean energy tech services platform and leading provider of community solar services, recently announced the appointment of Ali Abbasi as Chief Strategy and Analytics Officer. With a background in managing portfolios for major retail energy companies, Abbasi will focus on Perch Energy’s portfolio acquisition, marketing, engagement, and retention vision and strategy to drive customer growth, awareness, and demand for Perch Energy’s products.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Jacob Hesterman, Ph.D., to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. Hesterman is the Chief Data Officer at Ratio Therapeutics Inc., a pharmaceutical company using innovative technologies to develop targeted radiotherapeutics for cancer treatment. Hesterman helps build the company's data management and data sciences infrastructure. In addition to overseeing the data platform, he manages imaging and dosimetry for Ratio's discovery and clinical programs.
(US and Canada) DBP Institute founder Prashanth H Southekal has just announced his upcoming book ‘Data Quality: Empowering Businesses With Analytics And AI.’ The book is scheduled for release in February of next year.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Tyler Young to CDO Magazine’s Global Security Board. Young is the Chief Information Security Officer at BigID, where he is responsible for developing and implementing BigID’s security strategy and developing security use cases for BigID’s products.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Douglas Laney to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. Laney is the Data & Analytics Strategy Innovation Fellow at West Monroe Partners, where he consults with business, data, and analytics leaders on conceiving and implementing new data-driven value streams. He is also a best-selling author and a recognized data and analytics strategy authority.
(US and Canada) Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), recently announced that Ravi Kunju has been named Chief Product and Strategy Officer.
(US and Canada) Blend360, a global provider of data, analytics, and talent solutions for Fortune 500 companies, recently announced the appointment of Rob Fuller as Senior Vice President of Technology Solutions. Fuller is responsible for developing technology advisories and solutions to help clients maximize their data's power.
(US and Canada) Alation Inc., the leader in enterprise data intelligence, announced it has raised $123 million in a Series E financing led by Thoma Bravo, Sanabil Investments, and Costanoa Ventures, with participation from new investor Databricks Ventures. Existing and other investors that also participated include Dell Technologies Capital, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Icon Ventures, Queensland Investment Corporation, Riverwood Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, and Union Grove. Total funding raised stands at $340 million, elevating the company’s current valuation to more than $1.7 billion amid the volatile late-stage software-as-a-service (SaaS) growth equity market.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Deborah Lorenzen to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. She is currently Head of Enterprise Data Governance at State Street, the leading provider of asset intelligence to the owners and managers of the world’s capital. She has served as Chief Operating Officer of various portfolios for State Street and BNY Mellon.
(US and Canada) Prime Data Centers, a data-center solutions provider, has appointed Steve Benson as Vice President of Critical Operations. Benson will lead Prime’s portfolio to include all 24x7 mission-critical operations, data center commissioning, and SLAs. He will also head the company's green data center initiatives. Benson’s responsibilities involve ensuring operational excellence and driving innovation and standardization across all data center operations to allow for rapid growth.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Tarun Sood to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. Sood is the Chief Data Officer for American Century Investments. He oversees all aspects of data and analytics, enterprise data and analytics strategy, data management, data consumption, and data governance.
The world is steadily transitioning from the Knowledge Economy to the Age of Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtuality. It heralds a major shift in what it takes to be a leader in today’s quickly changing enterprise arena. That is why CDO Magazine compiled the World's Leading Enterprise …
(US and Canada) Danone, a world-leading food and beverage company, has promoted Suresh Ganapathy to Global Head of Data & Digital Strategy. In his new role, Ganapathy will develop, drive, communicate, and help establish the company’s global data and digital footprint strategy.
(US and Canada) Zetaris, the leading analytical data virtualization company, recently announced that Kent Graziano joined the company as its Chief Technical Advisor. Graziano, known as The Data Warrior, is an internationally recognized thought leader in cloud and data warehousing strategies. He has written dozens of articles and books on data modeling, Data Vault, and agile data warehousing. Previously he served as Snowflake's Chief Technical Evangelist.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Palash Thakur to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. He is Vice President of Data and Analytics at Interac Corp., a leading Canadian payment network. Thakur leverages data, innovation and business transformation.
(US and Canada) Rockville-based space transport and research organization Quantum Space just announced its first operational mission. Known as QS-1, the mission to cislunar space will launch in October 2024 and will be executed in partnership with GEOST and Blue Canyon Technologies.
(Asia) STRADVISION, an AI-based vision perception technology company, recently announced the appointment of Jack Sim as Chief Technology Officer. Sim will lead STRADVISION’s talented team behind the tech while working directly with fellow executives to implement and integrate their award-winning SVNet software across various automotive OEM and Tier-1 partners.
(US and Canada) We are pleased to welcome Tracy Daniels to CDO Magazine’s Global Editorial Board. She is the Chief Data Officer of Truist Financial Corporation, a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspiring and building better lives and communities.
(US and Canada) Thrasio Holdings, Inc., a market-leading next-generation global consumer goods company, recently announced the appointment of Pawan Uppuluri as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The Amazon veteran comes with 25 years of transformational technology leadership across retail, online marketplace, supply chain, cloud computing, and machine learning.