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As editor-at-large at Chief Executive magazine, Jennifer Pellet writes feature stories and CEO roundtable coverage and also edits various sections of the publication.

The Industrial Internet of Things and the Servitization of Manufacturing – A CEO Roundtable Discussion

In our information age, virtually every company generates huge amounts of data on a daily basis. In theory, we know that data can be collected, analyzed and crunched in real-time to deliver intelligence that companies can use to boost productivity, gain a competitive edge and expand their businesses. Many companies use smart, connected devices to do just that—increasing efficiency, boosting revenue and creating new business models. However, many more are not, Colin Masson, global industry director, manufacturing at Microsoft Business Solutions told CEOs gathered for a Chief Executive roundtable discussion held in partnership with Microsoft.

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LED-ing the Navy

Working with the DoD brightened the future for this energy-efficient lighting company.

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Evolving an Entrepreneurial Venture With Appian’s Matt Calkins

The Challenge At age 26, you left a lucrative and successful career at a fast growing enterprise-software company—sacrificing millions in stock options—to start your own company. You didn’t have a business plan, funding or even a concept. Instead, you had three partners who shared your enthusiasm for taking on an entrepreneurial venture during the heady days of the dot-com boom.  Together, you decided to tackle personalization—or the task of using algorithms to ...

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Lessons From China: How Rolling With a Regulatory Setback Turned Into a Win-Win for Amway’s Steve Van Andel

By the time direct sales powerhouse Amway decided to expand into China in 1995, the company had an impressive track record at breaking into foreign markets. In fact, 50 percent of its revenues had been coming from overseas sales since the mid-’80s. 

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DBV’S Pierre-Henri Benhamou:
Bringing Innovation to Market

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The Challenge You’re a French doctor specializing in pediatric gastroenterology who teamed up with two partners—Engineer Bertrand Dupont and Professor Christophe Dupont—to explore a novel idea: a diagnostic patch able to detect cow milk allergies in children. The idea soon evolves into a potential treatment for dangerous allergic reactions to cow’s milk and peanuts, for which there are currently no effective ...

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