Paritosh DesaiChief Data and Analytics Officer at Target
Paritosh Desai is the Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Target. He oversees the work of the Data Sciences team, which is focused on creating value from Target’s data assets across all enterprise functions. Paritosh and his team are also responsible for Target’s data management strategy and data governance.
Paritosh joined Target in 2013, with a background in designing and delivering data science systems using advanced data science algorithms and web-scale technologies. Under Paritosh’s leadership, Target has brought in a world-class team of data scientists, engineers and analysts who have created tools and data products that drive decision making across the company.
Paritosh previously served as Senior Director of Data Science at Gap Inc., where his focus was on applying predictive models for analyzing and affecting customer behavior, inventory planning decisions, and personalization. Before this, he held senior roles at the IBM-owned retail analytics firm, DemandTec. Paritosh holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford University.