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Tesco appoint new tech boss

Britain's biggest retailer are hoping Guus Dekkers can deliver "large scale IT transformations" in an age of "big data"

Tesco appoint new tech boss

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Tesco has unveiled Guus Dekkers as their new technology officer as the retailer seeks to deliver “large scale IT transformations”.

Dekkers takes over from Edmond Mesrobian who is retiring from the position to return back to his hometown of Seattle. Tesco said he will build on the work Mesrobian has led over the last three years to translate rapidly evolving technological and digital capabilities into "innovative retail solutions".

The dutch executive has previously worked for Volkswagen, Siemens and most recently as chief information officer at Airbus.

Commenting on the appointment, Dave Lewis, Tesco Group CEO said: “I’m delighted that Guus will be joining Tesco. He brings extremely strong expertise in driving large scale IT transformations, which will help us build on the progress we’ve been making to transform our business over the last three years."

Guus Dekkers added: “I am excited to be joining Tesco. I hope that my experience in large scale IT transformations, advanced information technologies, business process optimisations and digital innovations will allow me to support Tesco in translating rapidly evolving technological and digital capabilities into innovative solutions, helping us to serve our customers a little better every day.”

Data is becoming increasingly adopted in agriculture and produce supply chains with technological and software advances. “Smart farming” and precision supply chains are touted to revolutionize the food industry in the future, utilizing “big data” capabilities.

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