This week’s guest is Katia Walsh, Ph.D. and Chief Strategy Officer for Levi Strauss & Co. Levi’s is one of the best-known apparel brands in the world at $5.5B in annual revenue. Katia holds an important position in that company after having several roles in financial services, telecommunications, and other sectors. In this episode, Katia speaks about unlocking the value of predictive and what it looks like to combine data, AI, and digital in a way that delivers value. She also discusses some of the lessons she learned in other industries and how they translate into retail transformation. If you're interested in more insights in retail, be sure to download our “AI in Retail” cheat sheet at emerj.com/ret1.
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