May 22, 2013
Technology is always evolving, so companies need to have eyes and ears in all the right places to stay competitive and keep ahead of the curve. Luckily, the team at the Target Technology Innovation Center: San Francisco, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is helping us stay connected.
"Our office is one part of the broader ecosystem of innovation in Target Technology Services (TTS)," says Director David Newman. "We're here to help get ahead of emerging technologies and to find new things, test them, and bring our learnings back to the larger team."
The new office opened last fall. Today, the 15 team members who work there—including commerce technologists, data scientists and product managers—share their findings with teams in Minnesota in order to help to bring new ideas and technologies to life for Target. They're currently investigating the latest developments in areas such as augmented reality, wearable computing and gamification in order to create even better digital experiences for our guests and rapidly move our multichannel vision forward.
"The work the San Francisco team is doing has been exciting," says Todd Hagen, manager, TTS, Minneapolis. "Their unique approach to solving problems has resulted in everything from new partnerships and proof of concepts for Target.com, all the way to influencing the way TTS and the business thinks about things like loyalty, service and even Guest Insights."
Check out the video above to see the Target Technology Innovation Center team in action.
Jobs like David’s and Todd’s—and many others at Target—offer the opportunity to use advanced technology on the job, grow within a talented team and make the shopping experience even better for guests. Want to learn more? Explore career opportunities at Target.
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