Chief Strategy and Artificial Intelligence Officer at Levi Strauss & Co, Former Chief Global Data and Analytics Officer of Vodafone Group.
Katia Walsh leads strategy, data, analytics and artificial intelligence at LS&Co. She focuses on setting the company's holistic digital and corporate strategy and infusing it with data, analytic, and artificial intelligence capabilities to drive business value across LS&Co. Katia has more than 20 years of cross-industry experience combining strategy, data, analytics and machine learning, and a track record of making global brands indispensable to their customers through these capabilities.
Prior to joining LS&Co., Katia was the first Chief Global Data and Analytics Officer of Vodafone Group, responsible for providing a predictive, proactive and personalized experience as part of the company’s digital transformation. She and her team also contributed to the use of data and artificial intelligence for research innovation and social good.Katia is a member of UniCredit’s Transformation and Innovation Advisory Board, as well as a Strategy Advisor to Fellowship.ai, a nonprofit data science training program. She was named the UK’s Data Leader of the Year for the past three years by the Women in IT Awards series and is passionate about encouraging diversity and mentoring youth. In 2021, she was appointed as a Board Member At Securian Financial Group.