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As a new host of CIOs Unfiltered, I had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Stone, former CIO of two of the largest retailers in the United States — L Brands and Lowe’s. In our discussion, we unpacked how organizations can take advantage of data and analytics to become a resilient enterprise. We also dove deep into architecture, as a data strategy without an underlying integration strategy, according to Steve, is “like a racecar without a fuel intake system.” Join us as we discuss:

  • What it means to have a data strategy and why it’s so important for CIOs today.
  • How to establish a scalable architecture and integration framework in order to keep pace with the growing amount of internal and external data that’s available.
  • Why underpinning your supply chain strategy with analytics is critical in order to predict change before it happens, and respond effectively.


Steve Stone

Former CIO, L Brands and Lowe’s


Adam Ward

CIOs Unfiltered, MuleSoft

Interested in learning more? Check out our eBook, Building the Connected Retail Experience to read more about how leading retailers can embrace an integration strategy across the retail value chain in order to meet rising customer expectations.

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