episode 660

Levi Strauss & Co. CIO Chris Clark on Data- and AI-Driven Decision Making

Chris Clark is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Levi Strauss & Co., a $4.5 billion revenue clothing manufacturer and retailer of its iconic denim products. Chris has been the Chief Information Officer for nearly five of his seven years with the company. He and his team have traditional IT responsibilities while also being responsible for digital innovation, focusing on digital transformation, data- and AI-driven decision making, and operational excellence. Prior to his current role, Chris was a leader at Lululemon and at Gap Inc. May 05, 2022

660: Chris discusses the many facets of the company’s digital transformation. He begins with how he harnesses trends in digital innovation to create a competitive advantage and how he creates a curriculum that aims to upskill talent in both business and technology. Chris also shares the strategic imperatives LS & Co. is focused on in the years ahead, how the company’s data strategy has evolved, and the role the Eureka Innovation Lab plays in driving digital innovation. Finally, Chris shares how his role as CIO has been informed by his experiences in supply chain roles and the military.

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This episode is sponsored by Cisco and Zoho.


The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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