Closing Keynote


How Digital Disruption is Leveling the Playing Field

We live in the era of mobility, big data and cloud computing. Together this trifecta is creating disruption all around us. Is your business ready to be disrupted? How do you analyze big bets for the future of your business? What does the remainder of the decade look like from an innovation standpoint and what actions should we take today to get our businesses ready to disrupt rather than be disrupted? Digital investments are a key to shaping the future.


Shashank Saxena | Sr. Director, Special Projects – Strategy & New Business Development | The Kroger Co.

Shashank Saxena has been a leader in the digital space his entire career. Prior to joining The Kroger Co. in 2012 he worked for Uptown Consortium, Dell computers, Target, and Citi, where he successfully led multiple Internet and mobile programs. He was one of the founding members of the Global Mobile Center of Excellence (CoE) at Citi. Shashank was responsible for managing the Google Wallet, mobile check deposit, mobile P2P payments, Latin American mobile banking and multiple other programs for Citibank. Shortly after joining The Kroger Co., he was promoted to director of digital and e-commerce technologies where he managed the web, mobile, tablet, e-commerce and platform development teams within the Kroger technology organization. Shashank was recently promoted to senior director, special projects – strategy and new business development which includes partnerships, new business development, and strategic growth initiatives for the company.

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