- Huw Hughes
Levi Strauss & Co has elected data science expert Yael Garten to its
board of directors amid the US fashion brand’s “digital transformation.”
Garten has over a decade of experience in data science and currently
directs Siri data science and engineering at Apple.
In 2010, she founded gNetics Systems Inc., a consulting firm advising
companies on how to transform data into insights. She also spent over five years at LinkedIn, where she led a team working
on online experimentation and analyses, looking to generate user experience
insights to inform product strategy.
Garten has a PhD in biomedical informatics from Stanford University
School of Medicine, where she was a research scientist and text mining
lead, as well as an MSc from Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. She
is currently also an advisory board member for Northwestern University’s
graduate program in analytics.
“As we continue our digital transformation and infuse data and analytics
into our business, we are expanding the board’s expertise in that area,”
Stephen C. Neal, chair of the board of Levi Strauss & Co, said in a
statement. “Yael’s deep business acumen and expertise will help LS&Co.
drive agility, productivity, and consumer experience as we design the
future of our organization.”
Photo courtesy of Levi’s