Govind Singh is a business-savvy IT person, helping and supporting the business to grow with the help of his global IT experience in various domains like apparel retail, retail, automobiles and consumer goods. His specialty is working and communicating closely with business teams, using a common language called business and contributing to the growth of business.
Prior to joining Levi Strauss & Co., he has worked as IT Head with Metro Cash & Carry India. He was supporting business growth and new store openings by consistent implementation of technology.
He has also worked as Assistant Manager IT with Gillette India and Eicher Tractors.
Top five priorities for Govind for 2016-2018 are building a single customer experience across channels, building and enhancing mobile strategy, big data strategy – storage and analysis, building alignment of IT with other functions and reducing costs.
According to Singh, top three challenges retailers will face from a tech POV are accurate data analysis (both from conventional and social media input points) to suggest actionable items, thinning line between brick-and-mortar and e-outlets and adopting advanced technologies at a very fast rate by competition.