Levi’s Director of Strategy and Artificial Intelligence explains how to attract and retain digital talent

At Shoptalk 2022 in Las Vegas last month, editor Joe Keenan interviewed Katia Walsh, senior vice president, head of global strategy and artificial intelligence at Levi Strauss & Co. In this video, Walsh talks from his innovative role at Levi’s, the challenges in attracting and retaining top digital talent, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected hiring. She explains how Levi’s retains internal and external talent, its groundbreaking Machine Learning Bootcamp that upskills employees across the organization, and three program success stories. Finally, Walsh shares how other retail organizations can create a tech talent pool to fuel digital transformation, and offers her advice to other women aspiring to a career in tech.


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