Gautam Kotwal serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Data & Analytics Officer for Albertsons Companies.
Most recently, Kotwal served as Vice President of Analytics, Data Platform & Data Science Engineering for Kohl’s Department Stores. He built Kohl’s BigData team, with the overarching goal of enabling an insights-driven organization by democratizing data and science. Kotwal joined Kohl’s first as the Director of Innovation in 2012 before moving to Director of Innovation and Data Science. Prior to Kohl’s, Kotwal was at Netflix where he began as an Engineering Manager and was quickly promoted to Director of Engineering where he was responsible for Netflix Streaming test strategy, vision, test architecture & test automation.