TaskRabbit Acquisition Is Latest Move In Ikea’s Digital Strategy

PYMNTS

Ikea has been looking for ways to boost its digital customer service capabilities, as Amazon and other digital-first rivals are stepping up their game in terms of home goods and installation. As an independent subsidiary, TaskRabbit will retain its existing leadership and staff, including CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot. TaskRabbit , the contract labor marketplace startup known and loved within the gig economy, has been purchased by Swedish home goods giant Ikea.

Gartner IT Expo: Healthcare Payers Practical Digital Strategy

Perficient Financial Servies

Director and Analyst at Gartner, spoke about the (mostly) hype free plan to digital strategy. Digital Strategy to her is about optimization. Your digital business strategy is probably about transformation. To create this plan, you need to know what leadership is looking for. Answer: For CIO’s, Growth is the leadership priority. Digital is the second highest priority (but why do organizations keep spinning digital wheels?).

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Walmart Amazon Whole Paycheck Tracker: Logistics Upgrades, New Leadership

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You put a gate around the brand and say all the third-party sellers of whatever that brand is get a notice saying you can no longer sell this product on our platform unless you get authorization from the brand,” Sally Hubbard, an antitrust expert and the director of enforcement strategy at the Open Markets Institute, said of Apple and Amazon’s pair-up. Big Plays of the Week: The Digital Brand Reshuffles . New Leadership Watch: Walmart Names New U.S.

Traditional Bank Stakes Its Future on Daring Digital Strategy

The Financial Brand

The post Traditional Bank Stakes Its Future on Daring Digital Strategy appeared first on The Financial Brand. Culture & Leadership Digital Banking Strategies Mobile Channel

Office Depot Makes Changes In Leadership Team

PYMNTS

Office Depot has made some key changes in its leadership team, including naming a new chief digital officer. According to Chain Store Age , Kevin Moffitt is now the company’s chief digital officer.

2 IT Modernization Strategies to Avoid the Complacency Death Spiral

Perficient Financial Servies

Therefore, implementing IT modernization strategies has become critical. Digital continues to disrupt industries. IT must lead as an innovator and be the source of new digital business models and products. Digital initiatives are the top priority for 2019.

Top News In Payments: ECB Has Mulled Public Digital Currency; Grab Debuts Numberless Card In Batches

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Adoption of a potential public digital currency could reportedly be sped up if there are signs that people are using cash less than usual. Expedia Leadership Shake-Up Shows Power of Travel Industry Disruption. Chief Strategy Officer Eric Hart will serve as acting CFO.

Discover how your bank can become a change master

Accenture

Instead of a flash of light and a miraculous rebirth, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that to win in the digital economy, banks not only need to have the right business strategy, they also need to master the discipline of continuously reinventing themselves.

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Bankers: You spend like drunken sailors.

Jeff For Banks

Now let''s assume you had this thirty mil to execute a strategy to build your bank for a sustainable future. Whatever that strategy may entail, could you not find the resources to fund it? Or is our digital strategy champion hyper-focused on installing ATMs that are ADA compliant?

How Digital Payments Could Help Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

PYMNTS

After much of Chicago burned to the ground in 1871, rebuilding the city involved various fundraising and restorative strategies. And a digital 3D scan of the cathedral completed by a recently deceased professor also seems likely to help with rebuilding and renovation.).

Payment Security: Aligning To A Broader “Digital Business Transformation” Agenda

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To attend this live digital discussion on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM (EST), please complete the registration form shown below: [contact-form-7]. About The Live Discussion: It’s no secret, that e-commerce is one of the biggest drivers of digital business transformation.

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Reinventing the client advisor interaction model is the future of wealth management

Insights on Business

As the rise of digitalization continues to transform wealth management, and firms attempt to keep pace, the ways in which financial advisors and clients interact are evolving as well. And, clients are demanding that these interactions happen digitally.

Moving Beyond The Limits Of ‘Cash And Dash’ ATMs

PYMNTS

In an interview with Karen Webster, Norbert Knievel, head of Banking Thought Leadership at Diebold Nixdorf , said FIs would do well to reconsider the role of the ATM in an age where cash usage endures even with the continued inroads made with digital commerce.

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Driving Patient Engagement at Dignity Health with Sitecore

Perficient Financial Servies

It is exciting to see the breadth and depth of Perficient’s Digital Health capabilities making a difference in the market with Dignity Health and Sitecore. Dignity Health’s leadership in driving better patient engagement is well-known, and it has long been a major point of emphasis and differentiation. It is this commitment to investing in Digital Health tools and solutions that make the process of healthcare so much more efficient and enjoyable for patients and families.

USA Technologies Partnership Extend Micromarket Foothold

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We leverage their thought leadership, knowledge of the industry and commitment to identifying opportunities to keep us ahead of the curve and help us streamline and grow. In addition, Five Star will be able to access other tools like digital advertising, premier loyalty rewards programs and nutritional information, via the ePort Connect platform. This new technology enables us to take a retail mindset and apply a retail strategy for vending.

Alphabet’s New CEO, Millennial Black Friday Spending And Digital Drivers’ Licenses Top This Week’s News

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We have a deep dive into Colorado’s digital driver’s license effort and news on Alphabet’s new CEO, as well as data on millennial Black Friday spending. UK Digital Bank Monzo Taps Visa Exec as US CEO. Monzo , London’s digital unicorn, has appointed TS Anil to head U.S. Visa is working with four global finance firms to help FinTechs issue digital and plastic payments. Inside Chipotle’s Decade of Digital-First Ordering Innovation (Paytronix Order to Eat Tracker).

The future of banking: Preparing for a digital world

NCR

Digital change: Technology is reshaping almost every sector, and banking is no exception. Organizations face pressure from customers to provide the latest digital innovations, while also being required to update legacy back-end systems to streamline cumbersome processes.

End-to-end digitization – the key to outstanding customer experience?

NCR

For every financial services provider operating today, digital technologies and channels are a key part of the mission to deliver the highest possible standard of customer experience. Digitization brings huge opportunity, not only to maximize availability and convenience for the consumer, but also to streamline processes, reduce costs and enhance efficiency for the bank. End-to-end digitization. Firstly, there should be clear leadership from the very top of the organization.

QSRs Battle For US Sales With Online Delivery And Payments

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Touchscreen self-ordering kiosks, a new mobile pay app, dedicated pickup areas for mobile orders, digital menu boards and, yes, in-store WiFi will make up its digital strategy. Brian is a proven, world-class executive who will bring fresh energy and leadership to drive excellence across every aspect of our business,” Chipotle’s CEO Steve Ells said in a statement at the time of Niccol’s hire.

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A Taste of Our Own Medicine

Filene

As we implement our own Digital Strategies program on filene.org, we want to bring you along, in real time, while we redesign our website to make it more convenient to get access to the information our busy members are looking for.

Why Banks And Insurance Companies Need To Continue Investing In Tech

Perficient Financial Servies

While some companies are keen on trimming the number of legacy IT applications through consolidation, they all agree that investments in technology are critical when it comes to operating in a digital world that has created incredibly high customer expectations. While customers are still walking into brick-and-mortar branches, the increase in and importance of other channels have forced executives to expand online and digital capabilities to better focus on customers.

Yes, I really did just accept an a position on the Consumer Advisory Board of the CFPB! (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

Javelin Strategy & Research

I can’t get enough of innovation and digital strategy. My 30 year career started in merchant e-commerce technology, with numerous product management/leadership/launch roles before moving over to product-innovation research some fifteen years ago. I’m not a compliance expert and am equally inexperienced on such pan-industry areas such as lending or payday loans, yet I do know how digital innovation changes the value proposition for all participants in the industry.

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Killing Strategy: The Disruption Of Management Consulting

CB Insights

Before Bruce Doolin Henderson opened the doors of Boston Consulting Group on July 1, 1963, the concept of “competition” barely existed in American business culture, let alone the concept of strategy. Get exclusive access to our survey of 677 corporate strategy executives.