Ravi Kanniganti is the Director of Innovation of Bengaluru-based Target, an extension of U.S retailer Target’s headquarter operations. In this role Ravi manages Target in India’s accelerator program. Target, a leading discount retailer with nearly $70billion in sales, serves guests at more than 1,800 stores and on Target.com in the United States.
Ravi has more than 20 years of experience in retail and supply chain, working with product companies such as Zebra Technologies, Tyco Retail Solutions, Manhattan Associates, and Intel across the globe. With this experience, he brings a strong understanding of the use of technology and process to solve business problems especially in the retail and supply chain vertical.
He is also skilled at aligning key internal talent with the thriving eco-system by collaborating with partners, start-ups, universities, accelerators and incubators for innovation and faster development cycles. With a strong project management background, he has experience translating strategy into practical steps for execution and rallying key stakeholders around the future vision.
Ravi received two master's degrees in Engineering from Virginia Tech and Business Administration from Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. He was also a participant at the 'Retail Forum for Senior Leaders' at Harvard Business School Executive Education.