Advancing all women podcast

Episode 21

The changing landscape of business tech

This week, our panelists will discuss how data has grown in importance, and how new tech can help meet customer needs in fresh new ways.

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Kristi Eckert

Kristi Eckert

Partner/Principal, EY

Broad range of experience in business and IT transformation, process improvement, shared services, finance and employee services initiatives. Primarily serves as a solution architect that brings relevant industry experience and unique ways to solve problems.

Currently serves as a global account leader on one of EY’s most significant consumer goods clients responsible for work we do across their employee services function managing over 100+ people in 30 countries. Additionally, serves as consulting leader responsible for EY consulting services on a major retail client that is focused on initiatives such as redefining the customer shopping experience, investments in omnichannel technologies and supply chain reinvention.

Deep client relationship management experience in working with global accounts on large transformations, including culture, process and methods that drives strong partnerships. Kristi lives downtown Cincinnati with her husband, Kyle, and three boys, Thomas, Mackie and Kelly. As a family they enjoy many of the city parks, restaurants, arts, sports and spending time at the lake / boating.

Navi Grewal

Navi Grewal

EVP, Digital and Technology, MasterBrand

A leader passionate about the intersection of technology and business strategy. Especially Skilled in the areas of digital marketing technologies, IT Integration, Trade Promotion Management, Analytics, Strategic Planning and Process Optimization . Key focus has been on solving business problems with creative thinking, innovative and cost effective solutions.

Beth McCormick

Beth McCormick

VP of Commerce and Customer Engagement Technology, Data, Analytics, and Engineering, PetSmart

Beth McCormick joined PetSmart in 2014 and currently serves as VP of Commerce and Customer Engagement Technology, Data, Analytics, and Engineering. She has over 20 years of retail IT experience. Her current responsibilities include technology strategy and execution supporting all customer touchpoints (eCommerce, Mobile, Marketing, Stores and Services) In addition, she has responsibility for enterprise data and advance analytics. During her tenure at PetSmart, she has driven major IT transformational change, and her team has delivered significant technology capabilities and business value. Beth is a retail industry expert and serves on the Salesforce Retail Advisory Board. She was recognized in 2017 as one of the “Top Ten Women in Retail Tech” by Chain StoreAge magazine. Prior to PetSmart, Beth spent more than 14 years at American Eagle Outfitters in Pittsburgh, PA, where she held a variety of IT leadership positions delivering technology for the multi-brand, international retailer. Beth earned her bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.

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