Spotlight Podcast: Deborah Leff IBM Global Leader and CTO, Data Science & AI for Retail & CPG

In our ongoing series this week highlighting women in retail, Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga sit down with Deborah Leff, Global Leader and Industry CTO for Data Science and AI at IBM for Retail and CPG.

They discuss how everyone everyone, from the government to retailers, is using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to solve problems at scale. Deborah shares some very important tips on how companies can move beyond the buzzword and start to put AI to work, not just as an experiment, but as a viable solution to problems faced across multiple areas of their business.

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Be careful out there.

– Chris and the Omni Talk team

Chris Walton is an accomplished Senior Executive with nearly 20 years of success within the retail and retail technology industries. He is well-versed in merchandising, store operations, inventory management, product design, forecasting, e-commerce, pricing and promotions, and tech product development.

Chris was most recently a Vice President with Target, where he led the retailer’s Store of the Future project and also ran the Target’s home furnishing division for e-commerce. He previously worked for GAP, Inc., as a Distribution Analyst and Manager.

Chris holds a BA in Economics and History from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

He likes to dress as Darth Vader for Halloween, and his wife also frequently asks him to ask Alexa, "to turn off the music."

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