For retail, the future has already happened. Those that are implementing new ways of technology driven innovation at breakneck speed, to serve their employees and customers, will have a part to play in that future
The Warehouse Group (TWG) has appointed Timothy Kasbe to the new role of chief information and digital officer, with additional responsibility for supply chain and fulfilment.
The appointment is part of the retail group’s acceleration of its digital strategy as it continues to define and anticipate new ways to meet customer needs, the company says in a statement.
TWG CIO Simon Kennedy is leaving TWG but is helping Kasbe transition into the new role in the next few weeks.
Kasbe moved to New Zealand from the USA, where he held leadership roles with Gloria Jeans, including chief operating officer.
His previous roles included CIO of Intrexon Corporation, Sears and Reliance Industries. He was also GM and partner, global retail, for IBM.
He holds an MBA from Duke University and is a distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford University in California.
At the Warehouse Group, he will lead teams responsible for information systems, digital, including e-commerce and supply chain, logistics and fulfilment.
Digital is a key focus as we continue to create an ecosystem of products and services designed to help New Zealanders’ flourish
He will also be responsible for all aspects of TWG’s digital transformation including the development of industry-leading information and digital products across online, digital and supply chain fulfilment platforms.
His appointment will ensure TWG effectively connects customers with products, knowledge and services and everything the Group’s many brands provide, the group says in a statement.
“Digital is a key focus as we continue to create an ecosystem of products and services designed to help New Zealanders’ flourish,” says TWG CEO Nick Grayston on Kasbe’s appointment.
“With Timothy’s world class skills and such a great team, our aspiration is to provide world class platforms in information, digital and fulfilment to take us into the future.”
Kasbe says he is excited by the opportunities for the Warehouse Group.
“For retail, the future has already happened. Those that are implementing new ways of technology driven innovation at breakneck speed, to serve their employees and customers, will have a part to play in that future...Resulting in delighting their customers and communities, in ways they have not experienced before.”
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