Glossier is both a beauty company and a tech company that is succeeding by staying incredibly connected to their customers. Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss says that they are building a people-powered ecosystem where they are co-creating with their customers.
Kroger and all retailers are fast becoming tech companies and thus have the difficult task of competing with companies like Facebook for top tech talent. According to Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen, one of their secrets to recruiting software engineers is the promise of more responsibility quicker than anywhere else.
If you are a network person you have probably heard of BeyondCorp, but maybe you have had difficulty explaining it to others in your organization. Max Saltonstall says that Google has shifted to a security model where each access request is reevaluated as it is made.
AppZen has released a report, The State of AI in Business Spend, which shows that enterprise companies are only auditing 10 percent of employee expenses in expense reports submitted, which makes it very unlikely they will catch mistakes or even outright fraud.
This is the year that many of the technological innovations that Ford has been working on will start to come out. Ford CEO Jim Hackett says that the vehicles of the future will be so intelligent that they could drive themselves.
The world of oil and gas in the Middle East although very lucrative still operates in a very traditional way but that’s changing. ADNUC are embracing digitalization and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in a big way. They are calling it Oil & Gas 4.0.
“Our customers, they’re betting their business on us,” says Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block. “They’re disrupting their business models. They’re reinventing themselves leveraging our technology.” Block says that we are just at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg says that 5G is much more than just your typical mobile network speed improvement. 5G is a transformative technology that will power the Fourth Industrial Revolution and changing society in the process.
Making the decision to in 1998 to sell the main divisions of Au Bon Pain and focus all resources on the company’s lowly Panera brand became the most stressful year and a half ever for Panera founder and former CEO Ron Shaich. Ultimately, Shaich says, even though there was “blood on the floor” initially, the stock is up a hundredfold.