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Home improvement giant taps Target exec as CIO

A former Target digital executive with more than 25 years of global tech experience on her resume has joined Lowe’s Companies.

Lowe’s has appointed Seemantini Godbole as CIO, effective Nov. 12. She currently serves as senior VP, digital and marketing technology, at Target Corp.

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 the mobile applications, buy online and pick up in-store and ship from store programs, guest order fulfillment, digital wallet, localized pricing, and customer loyalty and engagement offerings.

Prior to Target, Godbole spent 15 years at American Airlines/Sabre and Travelocity where she held a variety of senior technology leadership roles globally.

Lowe’s former CIO, Paul Ramsay, departed the chain in what was called a mutual agreement near the end of July. He had served as CIO since June 2014, and was one of several executives who left Lowe’s after Marvin Ellison took the reins as president and CEO in July.

“Seemantini is a tremendous addition to the Lowe’s executive leadership team,” said Ellison. “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.”
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