In the first of her weekly profiles, Jessica Twentyman talks to Paul Clarke, CTO at online grocery store Ocado, about the challenges of recruiting the right team to support the company's growth plans.
Burger King upped its online presence when it took to Twitter to promo its Satisfries with a supposed name change. Rival McDonald's meanwhile is upping the digital ante with its first Chief Digital Officer. It's a fight to the finish.
Tesco's CIO/CMO double act may not convince me that Gartner's got it right but the duo paint a compelling picture of retail's digital future.
Paddy Power has betting shops in the high street, on your mobile phone, coming to your tablet and targeting your Facebook account - all in the name of a multi-channel strategy.
Don't get starry-eyed about technology until you've found the best way to deliver a business outcome. Get the real-world experience first, invest in the technology later and only if it confirms the real world need.