episode 627

Target CIO Mike McNamara on Digital Transformation Through IT Prioritization

Mike is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Target. Mike leads Target’s technology roadmap and enterprise data analytics and business intelligence strategy and spearheaded the company’s remarkable digital transformation. Prior to joining Target in 2015, Mike spent more than 17 years at European-based retailer Tesco, most recently as the chief information officer. He also serves on the board of directors for Hawaiian Airlines and Genesys Works Twin Cities. January 10, 2022

627: In this interview, Mike discusses his beginnings at the company and what drew him to the US-based company. He focuses on the company’s extraordinary digital transformation, the sanctity of data and forming a data strategy, and the cultural change required to bring Target’s IT organization to the forefront of the customer experience. Mike shares how he leads his team in “ruthless prioritization” and the ways in which Target acts as a talent factory developing the next generation of CIOs.

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This episode is sponsored by Transmit Security.

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

From strategy to implementation

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