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    Northwestern Mutual revamps senior tech leadership

    CIO Jeff Sippel will become chief strategy officer, effective July. He'll be succeeded by Christian Mitchell, previously chief customer and digital officer.

    By June 14, 2024
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    JPMorgan names firmwide CTO

    Former PayPal technology chief Sri Shivananda brings with him an “exceptional track record in innovation and technology leadership,” JPMorgan Chase's CIO Lori Beer said in a memo.

    By Gabrielle Saulsbery • June 11, 2024
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    Trendline

    CIO Priorities

    Companies task their CIOs with balancing the company’s economic and operational needs as they enable technology throughout the business.

    By CIO Dive staff
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    Citi’s new tech chief takes the helm

    Tim Ryan will lead Citi's ongoing efforts to transform its technology operations, a goal the bank poured $12 billion into last year.

    By June 10, 2024
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    AI raises CIO cyber anxieties

    Using third-party generative AI products without the proper controls exposes existing security gaps, McKinsey and Company Partner Jan Shelly Brown said Tuesday at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

    By May 16, 2024
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    4 CIO styles to boost business performance

    Aligning leadership skills to an organization’s needs can accelerate results and build trust with key stakeholders.

    By Fiona Mark • May 16, 2024
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    Technology executives extol the virtues of ‘old-school’ AI

    “One of our jobs as CIOs is not to get so swept up in generative AI that we don’t make use of all the tools that are available to us,” Mathematica CIO Akira Bell said, speaking Tuesday at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Most Gen Z tech workers say they’d consider new career opportunities

    With high dissatisfaction rates, young tech workers pointed to career development as a vital aspect of engagement and retention in a recent survey.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 15, 2024
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    AWS CEO steps down, sales chief to take over

    After a three-year stint helming the cloud titan, Adam Selipsky is passing the baton to AWS veteran Matt Garman.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Financial industry alliance pushes for collective AI governance framework

    Citi, Morgan Stanley, Databricks and Microsoft will help guide a FINOS initiative aimed at devising best practices for onboarding the technology.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Tech skills gaps put pressure on existing IT staff

    Technologists surveyed by Pluralsight said workloads have increased and projects have been abandoned as tech proficiency gaps mount.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Tech jobs are bouncing back as IT unemployment rate falls again in April

    The February spike in IT unemployment is steadily reversing, CompTIA said Friday.

    By May 3, 2024
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    IT executives rethink data strategies as enterprises push AI adoption

    Disruptive LLM technologies drove more than half of organizations to evolve analytics operating models, elevating the chief data officer role, according to Gartner research.

    By April 29, 2024
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    United Airlines nears final mile of cloud migration

    "You don’t save the cost of moving to the cloud until you shut the mainframe down,” CFO Mike Leskinen said Wednesday.

    By April 18, 2024
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    CIOs are starting to act like product leaders

    Modern IT leaders are thinking more and more like product leaders. Read about how the role of the CIO is constantly evolving.

    By Markus Zirn, Chief Strategy Officer at Workato • April 15, 2024
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    JPMorgan Chase CEO wants more cloud to fuel AI, analytics

    The banking giant aims to have 75% of its data and 70% of its applications in the cloud this year, Jamie Dimon said in a letter to shareholders.

    By April 12, 2024
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    How the Boston Celtics used cloud to up their basketball analytics game

    As big data rolled in, the 78-year-old NBA franchise migrated its tech stack from CTO Jay Wessland’s back office to AWS infrastructure.

    By April 12, 2024
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    1 in 4 IT leaders regret quick AI investments: Asana

    Technology execs play a crucial role in shaping organizations’ AI playbook, but speedy adoption comes at a cost.

    By March 20, 2024
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    3 ways CIOs can lead enterprise cost optimization

    Companies are cautiously optimistic about the economy but still focused on controlling spending throughout the enterprise, Boston Consulting Group found.

    By March 19, 2024
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    White House adds teeth to secure software development requirements

    The guidelines are designed to ensure software producers working with the U.S. government comply with standards for secure development.

    By David Jones • March 15, 2024
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    In an era of AI, skill building is a top organizational priority, LinkedIn says

    Providing learning opportunities is a top strategy for companies as retention concerns persist.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 13, 2024
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    FedEx CIO, who led the company’s digital push, to retire

    Rob Carter helmed technology leadership at the shipping giant since 2000. Sriram Krishnasamy, who leads the company's Dataworks unit, will formally take over July 1. 

    By March 12, 2024
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    Snowflake details next stage of AI data strategy as new CEO takes the helm

    The retirement of Snowflake’s CEO and ascendance of its SVP of AI punctuates an AI-fueled data boom for the company. 

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    With ambition changing, only 3 in 10 workers aspire to C-suite roles

    Money is the top driver of job satisfaction, not recognition or advancement, according to Empower research.

    By Carolyn Crist • Feb. 29, 2024
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    Wendy’s promotes CTO to CIO role

    As CTO, Matt Spessard led the rollout of Google Vertex AI chatbot capabilities into the drive-thru experience. As CIO, he’ll expand the pilot program. 

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    C-suite leaders demand more cloud spending

    Executives are pushing for post-optimization migrations, driving an expected upsurge in enterprise cloud spend this year, according to SaaS provider Wanclouds.

    By Feb. 15, 2024