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Meet Our Fellows: Arleen Chien T’21

Joe McDonald

Name Arleen Chien Hometown Taipei, Taiwan. I grew up in Taipei and moved to the United States when I was 14 for high school. What did you do prior to ...

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Meet Our Fellows: Ben Simon T’21

Posted by Joe McDonald

Name Ben Simon Hometown Wendell, MA. It’s a town of 800 people next to the NH and VT borders. No traffic lights, no gas stations. We have one countr...

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Meet Our Fellows: Haylle Reidy T’21

Joe McDonald

Name Haylle Reidy Hometown Old Saybrook, CT What did you do prior to Tuck? I worked in Product Management at athenahealth. athenahealth provides cloud...

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Salesforce and Slack: What it May Mean for the Future of Enterprise Tech

Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

It’s been just over a week since Salesforce announced its plans to acquire Slack in a deal worth $27 billion, and there is no shortage of opinions o...

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The Pandemic as a Catalyst: Rapid Transformation for Future Success in Media and Healthcare

Keri Arslancan T'21 & Arleen Chien T'21

On October 23, 2020, the Center for Digital Strategies (CDS) and Center for Health Care (CHC) hosted a pilot “Digital Safari,” bringing together C...

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Introducing Our T’22 CDS MBA Associates

Joe McDonald

The Center for Digital Strategies (CDS) is pleased to announce MBA Associates from the class of 2022. These 24 students embody the center’s Mission ...

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Assessing Risk: Building Cultures of Risk Assessment for Innovation

Krishna Desai T'21, Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

When strategizing, designing, or integrating a product of any kind into your organization, cybersecurity and risk protocols require a fully integrated...

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Twitch: A Tough Decision Demonstrates Long-Term Thinking

Krishna Desai T'21, Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

What should a business—and its leadership—do when antagonized by a third party? When thinking about the wider value chain, is there enough value t...

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News Flash: Why Pay-to-Play Won’t Save News Desks

Krishna Desai T'21, Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

The New York Times’ investigative team recently broke a story revealing 1,300 local new websites have been bought out by conservative media and PR g...

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Retrospective: Fireside Chat with Niraj Shah, CEO of Wayfair

Sarthak Vaish T'21

On October 8, the Center for Digital Strategies hosted Wayfair co-founder and CEO Niraj Shah for a fireside chat with the center’s Faculty Direc...

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Uber, Lyft Face Serious Challenges to Their Business Models

Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

We started this week’s conversation with the following prompt: “The City of Seattle recently announced it would require Uber and Lyft to pay the d...

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Microsoft ZeniMax Acquisition is Smart Digital Strategy

Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax shows how far the company has come under CEO Satya Nadella in understanding the future of technology business mod...

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Our Take on Apple’s Disruption of IDFA and Digital Ad Tracking

Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

A key topic for discussion this fall (and especially this week) is centered on data privacy and a feature embedded into the forthcoming iOS14 update t...

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Walmart+ Demonstrates a Patient, Focused Digital Strategy

Patrick Wheeler, Joe McDonald

On Tuesday, Walmart announced the launch date for its new membership platform, Walmart+. At the Center for Digital Strategies, we spend a lot of time ...

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Introducing Our T’21 MBA Fellows

Patrick Wheeler

About the CDS MBA Fellows Program Two decades ago, thanks to the generosity of Ed Glassmeyer, Roger McNamee and others, the Center for Digital Strateg...

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