Martin Kostal

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Martin Kostal
GM, Microsoft Industry Clouds
Martin leads global engineering teams for retail, consumer goods, and agriculture industries. His mission is to enable their digital transformation and reimagine business processes with AI and partners. In his previous roles at Microsoft, he filled various product and engineering leadership positions in the business applications area. Martin has 25+ years of software industry experience and prior joining Microsoft, he was a VP for CRM applications at SAP. Martin is a member of the Senior Leadership Team of Microsoft Development Center in Prague (MDCP) and during his career was located in Germany, Canada, Denmark, and now in the Czech Republic.

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January 16
1:00 pm1:45 pm
Expo, Level 1, Expo Stage 1
Retailers are in a moment of AI opportunity. From deepening customer loyalty via innovative shopping experiences to maximizing operational efficiency through precision analytics, applying generative and traditional AI to retail challenges is a top-priority for organizations of all sizes. But for many, incompatibility of sources and formats across their data-estates continues to limit their AI… Read more