Transforming Retail with AI featuring Zulily

Differentiation is core to Zulily’s mission to help busy moms find unique and interesting products—including clothes for the whole family and products for the home at the best possible price—with the industry’s most exceptional and personalized shopping experience. In this episode we speak with Julie Penzotti, Principal Data Scientist and Sudhakar Krishnamurthi, Director of Engineering, Data, ML/AI & Marketing to discuss how Zulily is leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to personalize millions of interactions every day.

Our Retail Takeover features a series of conversations with leading brands and retailers where we dig a little deeper into what it’s like to be a leader in today’s landscape. Listen to additional episodes featuring Ulta and Albertsons.

Special Guests

Julie Penzotti - Principal Data Scientist, Zulily

Business-minded data scientist and strategic leader specializing in machine learning, complex experimental design, and analytics with 20 years of experience across multiple industries including AI driven marketing technology, retail, telecommunications, banking, modeling software, and pharmaceutical industry. Senior level expertise in the art of defining business problems and solutions by blending math, technology, business, and behavioral contexts. Demonstrated ability to deliver advanced data driven methods and apply science to uncover impactful insights that help businesses make better decisions.

Sudhakar Krishnamurthi - Director of Engineering, Data, ML/AI & Marketing

Sudhakar Krishnamurthi has over 15 years of software development experience with a focus on developing large-scale data warehouse applications. This includes over 8 years in building and managing a team of engineers, managers, and program managers to design, build, and operate internet-scale ML services using Big data, Kubernetes, and NoSQL database solutions. Krishnamurthi has worked with Agile development processes to deliver rapid and incremental business impact and actively builds his skils to develop strategic relationships with teams across the organization. Prior to Zulily, Sudhakar worked for Amazon and Expedia leading software development.

Hosts
  • Chris Hood - Head of Business Innovation & Strategy, Google Cloud
  • Kandice Carlson - Global Retail Marketing Lead, Google Cloud
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