ROAD TO REINVENTION 2018

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IN BATTLE OF TAXIS VS. UBER AND LYFT, ORANGE COUNTY CITIES PAY FOR SAFETY PROGRAM CABS CAN NO LONGER AFFORD

The meteoric rise of Uber and Lyft has decimated the number of taxicabs in Orange County so substantially that city managers are considering cuts to long-held safety reviews for taxis as the budget runs on empty.

Vijay Gurbaxani, a UC Irvine business professor, blamed the declined on taxis in part on cab companies, saying the industry was not meeting consumer needs. But he said taxis still provide a valuable service for people who don’t have smartphones or credit cards, and blamed government regulators for helping kill the cab by giving Uber and Lyft more lenient regulations… (OC Register)

 

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Five CIOs. Five Digital Transformation Journeys.

The Center for Digital Transformation studies new forces of change and connects research findings to real-world application at our annual Road to Reinvention: Leadership in the Digital Age conference. Meet some of the CIOs in attendance at the conference as they discuss their digital transformation journeys. CDT Advisory Board member Dr. Nick Vitalari talks with + More

Target’s New Frontier: Investing in Its Digital Future

“We have to be brave,” said Michael E. McNamara, Target’s chief information and digital officer at the Center for Digital Transformation’s third annual “Road to Reinvention” conference at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business on March 23. McNamara was talking about the retailer’s need to reset its finance models so that it could invest + More

Lyft: Lifting Up Communities, One Ride at a Time

“If transportation were a hotel, it’d be the worst run asset class, with 96 percent underutilization of assets,” said David Baga, chief business officer of the ride sharing platform, Lyft. “Seventy-five percent of seats are empty.” Lyft’s founders, Logan Green and John Zimmer, codified their expertise in logistics, hospitality, and tourism in software, “to improve + More

Who Is King? The New Identity Crisis in Entertainment

Is content still king, or does the crown rest atop the distributor’s head? That was a question put to the panel on entertainment at the third annual “Road to Reinvention” conference, hosted by the Center for Digital Transformation at The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine on March 23. It turns + More

In It to Win It: Investing in Digital Transformation

“Digital has come of age,” said Dr. Vijay Gurbaxani in his opening keynote at the Center for Digital Transformation’s third annual Road to Reinvention at The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine on March 23. He was talking about Wall Street’s higher valuations of companies competing on software, with Apple, Google, and Microsoft topping + More