Intelligent CIO North America Issue 27 | Page 16


Extreme and Minor League Baseball to push boundaries of in-stadium technology

Additionally , Extreme has been named the Official Wi-Fi Solution , Wi-Fi Analytics Solution and WAN Edge Solution provider of MiLB in a five-year partnership .
As part of the agreement , MiLB will leverage ExtremeCloud SD-WAN to power secure connectivity for important information sharing between teams and regional training facilities .
Neil Boland , Chief Information Security Officer , Major League Baseball , said : “ Though our regional teams are tied together through our organization , geographically , they are spread out across the US . Extreme ’ s SD-WAN solution will enable our regional teams to function as if they were all on the same campus , sharing information and knowledge that will help them play a better game .

Minor League Baseball ( MiLB ) has selected Extreme Networks as an Official Technology Innovation Partner , supporting the testing of new stadium and in-game technologies as they are rolled out more widely across Minor League Baseball stadiums .

“ And in our stadiums , Extreme will provide the foundation for adopting more fan-facing and ingame technology through secure , fast and reliable connectivity , as well as analytics to help us better understand performance , adoption and impact . Extreme will make us smarter and faster when it comes to understanding how we improve our game as well as experiences on and off the field .”

American Airlines names new Chief Digital and Information Officer

American Airlines has announced that Ganesh Jayaram has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer ( CDIO ).

“ Ganesh has a proven ability to drive innovation in large , complex global organizations that are focused on operational reliability ,” said the company ’ s CEO Robert Isom .
“ His leadership style , global expertise and success in building and implementing both
Ganesh Jayaram , Executive Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer , American Airlines
business and technology strategy will serve him incredibly well as he steps in to lead our technology team . We look forward to having him join our senior team early next month .”
In his role as CDIO , Jayaram will provide leadership , vision and direction for American Airlines ’ technology organization supporting both technical and business strategic objectives . This includes leading and shaping the roadmap for defining the role technology will play in driving customer and team member experiences .
Jayaram joins the airline from Deere & Company where he has led the IT organization since 2016 and served as its CIO . He spent more than 15 years at Deere , holding several key leadership roles , including Vice President of IT and Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development .
Previously , Jayaram worked at Danaher Corporation and Canon USA . He began his career at Boston Consulting Group .
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