Analytics Unite 2024 Tackling Data Collaboration With Sephora, Molson Coors, and Nestle Purina

Liz Dominguez
Managing Editor

Retailers and consumer goods companies have long appreciated the value of data to power their business strategies. However, legacy systems and old ways of thinking have resulted in siloed data patterns for many, and without true collaboration, key information gets left on the table. 

At Analytics Unite 2024, being held in Chicago from May 1-3, leading companies like Molson Coors, Nestlé Purina, and Sephora will tackle the topic of data during “Advancing Data Collaboration and Insight Exchange,” sharing the myriad benefits of end-to-end collaboration and how to unite stakeholders under a circular model that covers all operations and logistics.


In this session, we’ll cover tactical ways that analytics can be shared across the entire value chain, as well as between consumer goods companies and their retail partners, to foster innovation and efficiency.


Thursday, May 2, 2024


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Shruti Thaker

Enterprise Architect – Information Strategy, Molson Coors

Thaker is tasked with developing and implementing a new data strategy for Molson Coors. She has a long history in data across  various sectors, including finance — working on CRM and corporate access technologies for Citigroup Institutional Equities and vendor data for Blackrock Active Equities — along with oil, reimagining E&P data infrastructure at Shell Oil.


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Patrick Lawler

Senior Manager - Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics, Nestlé Purina

Lawler has extensive experience in retail and consumer goods with a focus on data/analytics. At Nestlé Purina, he leads the transformation of data and technology solutions within the retail sales department. This includes data/analytics strategy, development, and ownership of business intelligence products. Additionally, implementation of advanced analytics capabilities that utilize machine learning and generative AI. Lawler also manages programs focused on data literacy and data/analytics upskilling in the organization. He has previously held positions at Nielsen and Anheuser-Busch InBev.


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Manbir Paul

VP of Engineering, Data Insights & MarTech, Sephora

Paul previously served as global head of ML engineering at Levi Strauss & Co. As a proactive, results-driven technology leader specializing in the retail industry, his expertise lies not just in understanding the industry's complexities, but also in harnessing the transformative power of data and AI. With a passion deeply rooted in technological innovation, his most recent endeavors have involved leading in the realms of data and AI to develop, scale, and implement solutions that amplify business growth.

Register to hear from Thaker, Lawler, and Paul. Use code AU_Speaker for complimentary access.

This article first appeared on the site of sister publication CGT, co-host of Analytics Unite.

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