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Kari Escobedo

Executive Director, Enterprise Services & Digital Transformation
Kaiser Permanente
Kari Escobedo - Executive Director of the Enterprise & Digital Services at Kaiser Permanente focused on Digital Transformation for Customer Experience, Digital & Mobile Channels and the Operations of the Enterprise functions of HR, Finance, Supply Chain, Content & Collaboration and Legal. She and her team are always looking for ways to introduce new and diverse technologies that are business-oriented, and align with the technology strategy to serve her consumers and members better. Kari joined Kaiser Permanente (via the acquisition of Group Health Cooperative) in 2015. Throughout her career, Kari has served as a Vice President of Enterprise Systems Application for Customer, Marketing and Mobile divisions for T-Mobile as well as a Director of Information Management and CISO for Starbucks Coffee Company. Outside of the workplace, Kari enjoys participating in a variety of organizations dedicated to the empowerment of children and women in STEM fields through IGNITE and Code.org where she regularly speaks at schools and mentors young girls. She was also named Top 100 Diverse Leaders in STEM. Kari resides just south of Seattle with her partner and their four children as well as a bloodhound, chocolate lab and guinea pig, keeping up with all the fun activities that young kids bring to her life!