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Maersk poaches new finance chief from Assa Abloy

“Happe will take the position at a time where Maersk is undergoing a strategic transformation from a broader conglomerate including an oil business to a more focused shipping company” reports businessinsider.com. The move comes after former CFO Jacob Stausholm stepped down in March after the company decided to separate the finance role from its IT and digital transformation function. He later took up the CFO position at mining company Rio Tinto . Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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CIOs Play Growing Leadership Role, ServiceNow CEO John Donahoe Says

“The ServiceNow platform enables your CIO or head of human resources to build one integrated experience” writes Angus Loten Wsj for wsj.com. Donahoe about the changing role of technology and CIOs in the workplace.The ServiceNow platform structures and automates workflows.They are being asked to help drive digital transformation across the enterprise.As CEOs look around the C-suite, they’re asking who is going to help lead this digital transformation. Source: wsj.com Share This:

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Mitsui partners with Toshiba to foster digital transformation

“As per the announcement, Mitsui will invest in Toshiba Digital & Consulting with the aim of accelerating digital transformation” reports financefeeds.com. Equity participation in Toshiba Digital & Consulting is set to enable Mitsui to create new business and realize digital transformation in business assets owned by Mitsui and its group companies across a wide range of industries.Toshiba and Toshiba Digital Solutions established Toshiba Digital & Consulting on April 2, 2018 as a new business entity in order to create new economic value by accelerating digital transformation through co-creation with its…

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Mars chairman reveals how the chocolate giant will look different in 5 years

“The biggest transformation that we’re continually pondering is our portfolio transformation,” Badger said” writes Cadie Thompson for businessinsider.com. “So I would say portfolio transformation is the issue at large, and it’s going to come to play in a variety of ways.”. Mars’ pet-care portfolio already includes Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, which it acquired in 2015; Pet Partners, which it bought in 2016; and Banfield Pet Hospitals, which it purchased in 2007.Mars — the company that makes M&Ms, Snickers, Skittles, and other popular candies — has big plans for its future. Source:…

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Cellphone registration scheme was profit-making: minister

“He also talked about the impact of digital transformation on the society saying that the first sign of digital transformation appears in economic field, however, it affects social and cultural issues, he said” reports tehrantimes.com. The plan is developed by Iran’s Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, State Administrative and Recruitment Organization and science and technology vice presidency. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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In FinServ’s World Of Strict Rules, Data Management Flexibility Is Key

“As financial service providers continue on their digital transformation journeys, data management is a critical component of this” reports pymnts.com. The company serves, among other industries, the financial services space, providing management and analysis of historical and real-time, incoming data streams.As banking services and products digitize, that means institutions have more data to handle – much, much more – impacting everything from compliance to customer relations.Unlocking this data is critical to their digital transformation and competitive vigor.” FinTech can be a rival, but it can also be a key partner…

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North Korea seen looking to China, not U.S., for help in any economic transformation

“Deng introduced wrenching reforms that are widely regarded as creating the foundations of China’s economic miracle in the past 40 years” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Stagnating economic growth in China’s northeastern rustbelt has also spurred interest in ramping up Chinese economic ties with North Korea, according to Adam Cathcart, an expert on China-North Korea relations at Leeds University in the United Kingdom.China now represents more than 90 percent of Pyongyang’s trade, making it just about North Korea’s only economic lifeline. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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U.S. Consulting Fees Climb to $63.2 Billion in 2017 on Tax, Digital Transformation

“Clients are approaching these projects with a more critical eye after several years of investing in new technology projects, said Ms” writes Tatyana Shumsky for wsj.com. That divergence suggests big accounting firms are still struggling to keep pace with technology consulting.Digital transformation and technology remained the largest and fastest-growing service area, expanding 10.6% in 2017 to reach $17.3 billion.The success of the digital segment eclipsed the growth in consulting revenue among accounting firms, with fees among the so-called Big Four up 9.4% to $23.6 billion. Source: wsj.com Share This:

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Drive digital enterprise transformation with Windows 10

“Now, new deployment strategies and servicing models make it easier than ever to take advantage of the cutting-edge productivity and security benefits of Windows 10” reports microsoft.com. Windows 10 not only delivers improved versions of all the features your employees loved on Windows 7, it also includes the latest enterprise-grade security capabilities – including Windows Defender Antivirus and Windows Hello – that continuously update to help protect devices from the latest cybersecurity threats. Source: microsoft.com Share This:

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Former House GOP leader praises Saudi Arabia’s ‘bold transformation’

“The government is looking to private sector investment in order to create jobs for Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning youth population, more than 60 percent of whom are under 30” writes Natasha Turak for cnbc.com. Investment in non-oil sectors and a raft of privatizations of state assets all stem from Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, an extensive reform program aimed at economic diversification and reducing dependence on hydrocarbons. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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