ITx Rutherford 2019 Programme

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Why Digital Transformations Fail - Insider’s view

Friday 10:00am - 10:40am, Keynote Presentation

Timothy Kasbe has an incredible background leading digital transformation for Fortune 50 companies and has the war stories to boot.

In this talk, Timothy will talk about why Digital Transformations fail drawing on a wealth of experience around the world.

During Timothy's career he has:

Timothy is bringing this experience into his current role as Managing Director of Zoho Corporation, A/NZ and Global Large Enterprise.


Timothy Kasbe

Managing Director of Zoho Corporation, A/NZ and Global Large Enterprise

Timothy Kasbe is the Managing Director of Zoho Corporation, A/NZ and Global Large Enterprise. In this role, Timothy has responsibility for all aspects of the business in A/NZ and large enterprises globally.

Prior to joining Zoho, Timothy was Chief Information and Digital Officer at several Fortune 50 companies in four continents of the world. He led technology transformation and retail startup for Reliance Industries Ltd., (BSE: RIL). Reliance is the largest retailer in India today with over 10,000 stores in all states with a strong online ecommerce marketplace.

As CIO, he also helped Sears Kmart (NYSE: SHLD) transform from bricks and mortar to online digital business, establishing one of the largest marketplaces and loyalty programs in the world. Timothy also helped build first of a kind supply chains for development and production of synthetic DNA for Intrexon (NYSE: XON), a company focused on designing and engineering living systems to address the world’s greatest
challenges in health, energy, food, and environmental sustainability.

Timothy has led Russia’s latest fashion apparel company, Gloria Jeans, as their Chief Operating Officer and similar role at New Zealand’s retailer called the Warehouse Group (NZX: TWL). Prior to CIO/ COO career of the past decade, Timothy served on leadership team at IBM, Armonk, NY, USA (NYSE: IBM). He is on the board of tech companies and has been an advisor to Cerberus Capital Management Company in New York, NY since 2011.

Timothy has studied theology, technology and business. As a life-long learner he is currently doing his doctoral studies in ethics of artificial super-intelligence at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA and has served as a distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford University in California. Timothy is an avid golfer, bike rider, HIT trainer and an yogi.