Dawn debuts Digital Innovation Hub

Sep 17, 2019, 13:15 PM by Sam Danley

Digital innovation hub

BOSTON — Dawn Food Products, Inc. is opening a Digital Innovation Hub in Boston. The new center is part of a larger digital transformation effort spearheaded by Bob Howland, the company’s first chief digital officer.

Mr. Howland currently is building a team of product managers, user experience designers, engineers and software designers to build Dawn’s digital capabilities. Key new hires included Kristin Pados, senior director of product management, and Gireesh Sahukar, senior director of digital technology. Ms. Pados brings more than 20 years of experience in the tech sector, including stints at Nara Logics, TripAdvisor and Apple. Mr. Sahukar joins Dawn from Keurig Dr. Pepper, where he was director of digital enterprise architecture.

The team in Boston will focus on building tools to engage artisanal bakers, according to the company. Digital enhancements include monthly market assessments, online ordering and 24/7 inventory management.

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