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Data Rules Everything Around Me: CEOs of Snowflake, IBM, Tul +More
Frank Slootman of Snowflake, Arvind Krishna of IBM, Enrique Villamarin of Tul
This work week ended with a blockbuster announcement from Intel that the company plans to spend $20 billion to build new chip manufacturing facilities in Ohio; I had the first TV interview with CEO Pat Gelsinger. It began with an on-stage interview with IBM CEO Arvind Krishna at the National Retail Federation's conference in New York, my first in-person, on-stage event since the Omicron COVID variant got serious.
In between, I observed Martin Luther King Day by updating The Black Experience in America: The Course, including this free resource you should grab to get ready for Black History Month.
I also learned about the economic importance of mom & pop hardware stores in Colombia, and probed the difference between values and virtue signaling:
Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman on Business Leadership, Tech Opportunity: CNBC Working Lunch
What's Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman’s tech & leadership approach? On the day his Amp It Up (https://ampitupbook.com) arrived, he was my guest on Working Lunch, on CNBC's Power Lunch:
IBM CEO Arvind Krishna Talks Energy Conservation and Efficiency
At the National Retail Federation's Big Show in New York this week, I spoke with IBM CEO Arvind Krishna about his plans for the company to use 100% clean energy by 2030:
Tul CEO Enrique Villamarin on Bringing Digital Transformation to Latin America's Small Businesses
Hardware stores are an important part of local economies of many Latin American countries, and so far they've been largely left behind in the move toward e-commerce and digitally enhanced supply chains. Tul CEO Enrique Villamarin is determined to change that, and explained his approach this week in a Fortt Knox 1:1:
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger on the $20 Billion Plan for Chip Fabs in Ohio
Intel plans to spend at least $20 billion on new chip manufacturing facilities outside Columbus, Ohio, the first project of its kind in the Midwest and the largest private investment in Ohio's history. I spoke with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger about the news on CNBC's Squawk Box, ahead of his press conference at the White House:
Do We Really Care About Uyghurs in China? On the Other Hand
Investor Chamath Palihapitiya sparked controversy this week when he said on the All In Podcast that “nobody cares” about Uyghur treatment in China. Does the uproar prove him wrong? Or is the truth more complicated? I argued both sides in the latest On the Other Hand, on CNBC's Squawk Box:
Check out The Black Experience in America: The Course, an online educational resource I researched, designed and built. A free PDF download is available to bring the material to kids, and the online interactive experience is made for young people and adults. You can also take interactive courses at your own pace.