#ThinkBeyond Newsletter
November 2021

Here's your monthly look at digital, beyond the transformation.

 

Our latest edition of the #ThinkBeyond newsletter highlights key digital trends and stories for the month of November.

#Metaverse

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Take your first step into the metaverse 

A guide to metaverse by Muhamad Daud, EVP Engineering at Photon

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Puma debuts first metaverse experience featuring NFTs

Puma debuts first metaverse experience featuring NFTs

Puma debuted its first metaverse experience, Black Station, featuring NFTs that can be redeemed for limited-edition physical sneakers.

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Jack Daniel’s to move into metaverse via virtual whiskey

Jack Daniel’s to move into metaverse via virtual whiskey

The brand has filed a trademark to step in the metaverse and plans to offer virtual products, wallets, media files, apparel, beverages, and more.

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Truist launches AI-enhanced virtual assistant

Truist launches AI-enhanced virtual assistant

Truist Assist, a digital assistant leverages NLP and NLU to help answer clients' questions and provide financial information in digital channels.

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Retail

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Rethinking the future of retail with new digital experiences

Deliver engaging shopping experiences to digital-savvy customers

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J.C. Penney releases skincare adviser experience, AR try-on

J.C. Penney releases skincare adviser experience, AR try-on

The AI-driven skincare adviser uses diagnostics technology to analyze selfies and recommend a personalized skincare routine.

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Puma debuts first metaverse experience featuring NFTs

Puma debuts first metaverse experience featuring NFTs

Puma debuted its first-ever metaverse experience, Black Station, which features NFTs that can be redeemed for limited-edition physical sneakers.

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Walmart expands virtual try-on functionality

Walmart expands virtual try-on functionality

Customers will be able to upload full-body images of themselves to the Walmart app to virtually try on over 270,000 apparel items.

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FinServ

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Bread Financial launches one-time use virtual card

Bread Financial launches one-time use virtual card

The card will boost the checkout experience for in-store and online shopping providing people with multiple payment options.

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Truist launches AI-enhanced virtual assistant

Truist launches AI-enhanced virtual assistant

The digital assistant will use Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Understanding to answer clients on digital channels.

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Goldman Sachs accelerates shift to embedded payments

Goldman Sachs accelerates shift to embedded payments

The initiative will allow customers to embed and scale domestic and international payments into their products.

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Consumer Goods

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Kohler discusses their digital transformation journey

Building robust digital capabilities for the New Normal and beyond

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Colgate to use AI for new tooth-whitening experience

Colgate to use AI for new tooth-whitening experience

The AR experience will help customers visualize their smiles after using the Colgate optic white overnight teeth whitening pen. 

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Doritos to use AR lens to boost consumer engagement

Doritos to use AR lens to boost consumer engagement

Consumers can undergo a hunt using an AR lens on Snapchat that converts any real-world triangles into Doritos and offers rewards.

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Jack Daniel’s to move into metaverse via virtual whiskey

Jack Daniel’s to move into metaverse via virtual whiskey

The brand has filed a trademark to step in the metaverse and plans to offer virtual products, wallets, media files, apparel, beverages, and more. 

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Healthcare

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Transform healthcare with consumer-centric digital strategies

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Roche introduces digital PCR system for disease detection

Roche introduces digital PCR system for disease detection

The new digital Polymerase Chain Reaction system allows researchers to detect and quantify ultra-rare mutations, which are hard to detect.

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Sanofi to invest in drug discovery using AI

Sanofi to invest in drug discovery using AI

The brand has partnered with Atomwise to use an AI-driven platform to discover and research up to five drug targets computationally.

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Pfizer continues AI-powered drug development

Pfizer continues AI-powered drug development

The brand will continue to use its artificial intelligence powered platform and disease models for drug discovery and development work.

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People On The Move
Banfield Pet Hospital names Dan Regalado as CIO
Dan Regalado

Banfield Pet Hospital names Dan Regalado as CIO

Walgreens Boots Alliance names Hsiao Wang as SVP and CIO
Hsiao Wang

Walgreens Boots Alliance names Hsiao Wang as SVP and CIO

Fossil Group Inc. hires Lisa Marie Pillette as VP and CMO
Lisa Marie Pillette

Fossil Group Inc. hires Lisa Marie Pillette as VP and CMO

Reebok names Todd Krinsky new CEO
Todd Krinsky

Reebok names Todd Krinsky new CEO

Dentsply Sirona names Simon Campion as CEO
Simon Campion

Dentsply Sirona names Simon Campion as CEO

European Investment Bank appoints Kaisu Christie as CDO
Kaisu Christie

European Investment Bank appoints Kaisu Christie as CDO

Job Openings
Adidas is looking for Director Data Science
Director Data Science

Adidas is looking for Director Data Science

PepsiCo is looking for Strategy Director
Strategy Director

PepsiCo is looking for Strategy Director

Bank of America is looking for AVP/VP, Technology Development Lead
AVP/VP, Technology Development Lead

Bank of America is looking for AVP/VP, Technology Development Lead

Pfizer is looking for Senior Director, Clinical AI/ML, ECD
Senior Director, Clinical AI/ML, ECD

Pfizer is looking for Senior Director, Clinical AI/ML, ECD

Amazon is looking for Vice President, AWS Data Center Planning & Delivery
Vice President, AWS Data Center Planning & Delivery

Amazon is looking for Vice President, AWS Data Center Planning & Delivery