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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