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How Target’s Technology Team is Leading the Way on Transformation

Monday, January 16
2:30pm
–3:00pm
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
How Target’s Technology Team is Leading the Way on Transformation

The profound ways that technology has changed our everyday lives means that big enterprises must also change their approach to technology. Target’s Chief Information and Digital Officer Mike McNamara will share how he’s driven transformative changes at Target since joining the retailer in 2015. Mike will explain why Target has moved away from a model of IT outsourcing, and is instead growing its own rank of engineers and digital experts. He’ll discuss how re-organizing into product teams -- modelling the way tech start-ups work -- and focusing on fewer, bigger initiatives is driving results. Learn how this focus coupled with a nimble engineering culture can allow retailers to build technology that better serves existing customers and helps create new ones.

Learn to:

  • Create and cultivate an engineering culture within a retailer.
  • Focus on fewer, bigger initiatives to drive results with the greatest impact for customers.
  • Bring everything together -- people, process and technology -- to better serve existing and future customers.
Correspondent
NBC News
Moderator
EVP and Chief Information and Digital Officer
Target