Seemantini Godbole has been named the next Chief Information Officer of Lowe’s Home Improvement. She will begin on November 12. She joins Lowe’s from Target Corporation, where she has worked for nearly nine years.
A press release from Lowe’s noted, “Godbole helped lead Target’s digital technology transformation, including the re-architecture of the company’s digital platforms, implementation of agile product management, and the introduction of technology for new customer experiences including mobile applications, buy online and pick up in-store programs, digital wallet, localized pricing, and customer loyalty and engagement offerings. Seemantini has led development of long-term technology roadmaps, portfolio planning and engineering, operational support functions and ecommerce platforms. She is passionate about enabling great customer service and developing top-notch technology teams.”
Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s president and CEO said, “Seemantini is a tremendous addition to the Lowe’s executive leadership team. She is a proven retail executive and brings to Lowe’s extensive expertise in transforming digital platforms to drive outstanding results by focusing on the technology needed to improve the customer and associate experience. I am confident Seemantini is the right leader to advance Lowe’s technology efforts for the future.”
Upon reflecting on her new role, Godbole noted, “I am excited to join Lowe’s and look forward to strengthening our competitiveness by developing a world-class technology team that will meet and exceed the evolving expectations of the customer while also providing the right tools and technology for our associates.”
In addition to her time at Target, Godbole has been a technology leader at Travelocity and at Sabre Holdings. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Texas Tech and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology in India.
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