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Business and Technology Reporter — The Wall Street Journal

Business and technology reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

SBA Taps Federal IT Vet as CIO — The U.S. Small Business Administration has tapped a federal IT veteran and cloud advocate as its new chief information officer. Maria Roat, who has served in various technology roles in public service for more than 30 years, recently oversaw the Department of Transportation's shift to the cloud, as that agency's chief technology officer.

Yahoo Breach Raises Questions About Password Resets — Questions are swirling around a move by Yahoo Inc., after a massive data breach, to urge users to change their email passwords manually, rather than deploy an automatic reset of all passwords across the board. But forcing users to reset passwords for their main email accounts isn't so easy, cybersecurity experts told CIO Journal.

Q&A: Lufthansa CIO Roland Schütz on Digital Transformation in the Skies — Deutsche Lufthansa AG is undergoing rapid digital transformation, in part to better leverage an influx of passenger data from smartphones and other devices via the Internet of Things, according to the airline's chief information officer, Roland Schütz. Mr. Schütz, who in February became the first CIO for all airlines in the Lufthansa Group, is responsible [...]

Microsoft Seeks to Stamp Out Buggy Software With AI — Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced plans to provide users with a cloud-based bug detection tool powered by artificial intelligence, which seeks to eliminate vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and other enterprise applications - avoiding the need for costly patches later on. Dubbed "Project Springfield," the company, which showcased the tool at its annual technology conference in [...]

CIO Voices: Workday’s Diana McKenzie on CIOs as ‘Strategic Revenue’ Drivers — As the ever-growing availability of data increasingly drives business decisions, chief information officers who manage that data are taking a more central role in generating revenue growth, working more closely than ever with other senior corporate managers, according to Workday's own CIO.

Blockchain Makes Inroads in Shipping — Marine Transport International Ltd., a U.K.-based freight fowarder, has started using blockchain to create real-time digital ledgers of shipping data for use by port officials, cargo owners and others along global supply chains, the company said Thursday. Blockchain, the technology behind the bitcoin virtual currency, has already captured the attention of bankers and financial firms, [...]

Petco Names Retail IT Vet as CIO — Petco Animal Supplies has named retail information-technology veteran John Zavada as its new chief information officer, a company spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. Mr. Zavada, who for the last three years was CIO at Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc., started Monday and replaces outgoing CIO Kelly Breitenbecher, the spokeswoman said.

Labor Department CIO to Retire — Department of Labor Chief Information Officer Dawn Leaf is set to retire from the federal government at the end of the month, an agency spokesman confirmed Thursday. Deputy CIO Gundeep Ahluwalia, who joined the agency in August, is expected to take over as acting CIO after Sept. 30.

Mitsubishi Motors Names First Global CIO — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has named Sony Corp. technology veteran Masao Kuruma as its first global chief information officer, a company spokesman confirmed Tuesday. The move comes as the Japanese auto maker seeks to revamp its enterprise resource planning and transition to a new information system, the company said.

Employment Gains for IT Workers: Analysis — Employers across the U.S. hired an additional 205,000 information technology workers in August, following several months of declines, according to an analysis of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data by CompTIA. The gains boosted core IT employment so far this year to more than 4.6 million, on pace to match last year's annual growth [...]
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Sep 28, 2016

Elon Musk outlines plans for manned missions to Mars in roughly the next decade  via @WSJ

Sep 28, 2016

Amazon, which already sells everything, wants to ship everything itself, too  via @WSJ

Sep 28, 2016

German regulator orders Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp user data  via @WSJ

Sep 28, 2016

Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec Explains Why Smallest Businesses Must Embrace Technology  via @WSJ

Sep 28, 2016

The Morning Download: Smithfield Foods CIO Says Going All-Cloud Will Create Sense of 'One Company'  via @WSJ

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