THE WHAT? Walgreen Boots Alliance has strengthened its tech leadership team with the appointments of Inderpal Bhandari to its board of directors and Hsiao Wang as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO).
THE DETAILS Bhandari has served as IBM’s Global Chief Data Officer since 2015.
According to a press release, “His core expertise is in transforming data into business value and improving customer experiences by delivering strategic and innovative capabilities that use analytic insights to enable growth and productivity.”
Wang will assume his new role on Sept. 26, and report to Brewer as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
Leading the strategy for WBA’s IT function and the implementation of its technology and digital innovation, Wang will focus on advancing WBA’s technology platform to deliver on the company’s strategic priorities.
He will place an emphasis on its digital experience for customers and patients, including technology-enabled healthcare solutions for Walgreens and Walgreens Health.
THE WHY? The appointments aim to provide ‘exceptional experiences and services for patients and customers, with world-class technology and innovation as the backbone.’
The press release also highlighted that the finance committee of Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Board of Directors has been reconstituted as the finance and technology committee. This is said to ‘reflecting the importance and significance of technology to achieving the company’s goals.’