Tom Peck Joins Sysco as Chief Information and Digital Officer

HOUSTON, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced today that Tom Peck will join the company as executive vice president and chief information and digital officer, effective Jan. 4, 2021. In this role, Peck will lead Sysco’s strategic efforts to accelerate its business transformation through customer-facing technology solutions and will lead the company efforts to modernize its technology infrastructure.

Peck has over 20 years of experience leading enterprise information technology strategy, services, operations, risk and cybersecurity for large global enterprises. He most recently served as chief information and digital officer of Ingram Micro Inc., an approximately $50 billion global leader in technology distribution, supply chain services and cloud solutions. In this role, he led the development of a long-term systems architecture and effectiveness plan to modernize and digitize core systems and processes designed to deliver additional speed, agility and scalability.


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GeekWire Podcast: AI that writes your emails; Tom Alberg profile; return of the Trivia Contest

Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week:

OthersideAI thinks it can help you be more productive by using artificial intelligence to write your emails for you. But is that really a good idea? The months-old firm announced a $2.6 million seed round this week. It’s one of several startups creating email products based on OpenAI’s GPT3 language processing technology. We talk about the long-term implications for the industry and for humanity.

Tom Alberg was an internet financial pioneer when he became one of the first investors in Amazon in 1995. He didn’t stop there. He was also one of the founders of Madrona Venture Group, a venture capital firm that has backed some of the Northwest’s biggest tech companies. But what’s especially notable about Alberg, at age 80, is his continued focus on what’s next. We share highlights and takeaways from this new GeekWire profile

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How Tom Alberg bet on Seattle and Amazon, shaping the region’s tech industry and building a legacy of understated influence

Tom Alberg addresses the crowd at Madrona Venture Group’s 20th anniversary celebration at MOHAI in October 2015. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

It was the mid 1990s, and Tom Alberg had a decision to make.

Jeff Bezos had arrived in Seattle and was looking for investors for his nascent virtual bookstore. Alberg, who had been a leader at telecom pioneer McCaw Cellular Communications, was already a devout technology enthusiast. But these were early days for the online world, back in the days of Netscape and AOL. Microsoft’s internet browser was just being unveiled. Bricks and mortar still ruled the retail world.

“I didn’t know a lot about the internet in ’95,” Alberg said, “but I knew some because of McCaw, and I did think it was a big deal.”

He sent a copy of Bezos’ business plan to his son, John Alberg, who was recently out of college and working

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Why Tom Siebel thinks Adobe, Microsoft, and can beat Salesforce

  • Salesforce has long been the dominant name in customer relationship management software. But the CRM industry was actually invented in the 1990’s by billionaire Tom Siebel.
  • Now Siebel’s current company, a startup called valued at $3.3 billion, has joined forces with Adobe, and Microsoft to take on Salesforce with industry-specific, AI-backed CRM.
  • Siebel tells Business Insider he’s confident he can win this market because Salesforce has “been talking about AI for about a decade,” he said. “It’s all marketing and very little technology.”  
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In 1993, Tom Siebel launched Siebel Systems. Soon after, in 1995, the company introduced Siebel Sales Enterprise, the world’s first customer management software — a tool that at-the-time helped salespeople keep track of interactions with current and potential clients. 

It was the start of what would become a growing $80 billion market called “customer relationship management” (CRM) — one

Read More CEO Tom Siebel on AI and CRM, remote learning’s next breakthrough and regulating social media CEO Tom Siebel is rarely short of opinion and his next big bet is that artificial intelligence is going to drive CRM software in a new direction.

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Managing AI and ML in the Enterprise

The AI and ML deployments are well underway, but for CXOs the biggest issue will be managing these initiatives, and figuring out where the data science team fits in and what algorithms to buy versus build.

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Fresh off a partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to meld data, CRM and AI, we caught up with Siebel to talk about’s Digital Transformation Institute, COVID-19 data lakes, education’s next innovation and why social media firms need to be regulated. The full interview is in the video.

Here are some of the takeaways from my interview with Siebel.

The partnership and CRM’s future

Siebel said the next phase of CRM revolves around building

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Integral Ad Science Appoints Industry Veteran Tom Sharma as Chief Product Officer | News

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global leader in digital ad verification, today announced that Tom Sharma will join the company as Chief Product Officer, effective November 2, 2020. This critical new hire will accelerate IAS’s global product expansion, including plans to enhance its industry-leading Connected TV (CTV) solution. Sharma will be based in New York and report directly to IAS CEO, Lisa Utzschneider.

Tom Sharma will join IAS as Chief Product Officer to accelerate the company’s global product expansion, including CTV.

“We have aggressive goals to deliver innovative ad verification products that drive this industry forward, and Tom’s extensive track record of building high-profile digital media and advertising products will be an asset for IAS,” said Lisa Utzschneider, Chief Executive Officer, IAS. “With CTV as one of our biggest areas of investment, Tom is the right leader to grow

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