Now. Future. Next. Digital For Everyone.
Aug 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Amir Kazmi, CIO, WestRock
Now. Future. Next. Digital For Everyone.

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Amir Kazmi is chief information and digital officer for WestRock, responsible for developing and executing the global information systems and technology strategy. In addition, Amir leads the company’s digital transformation, working to further differentiate WestRock. WestRock is a global company providing packaging, display and machinery solutions with >$18B in sales, more than 50K employees and >320 locations operating in 30 countries. His team has enabled integration of several global public and private acquisitions by leading systems integration.

Previously Amir was the chief executive officer for a nanomaterials startup in San Francisco bay area. He has also held various leadership positions at Lockheed Martin in product development P&L, Information Technology, research and development (R&D) and strategic business growth. He currently serves on the innovation & entrepreneurship council to Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and on the board for Sight Machine, an artificial intelligence company. Previously, on behalf of Lockheed Martin, he served as board observer of Rocket Lab, a rocket company delivering small satellites in space.

With experience in accelerating innovations from R&D to product, Amir believes working in partnership with academia, venture capitalists, start-ups, public and private sectors is essential. Amir earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Mount Saint Mary's University and a Master of Science degree in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University as well as the Strategic Leadership of Technology and Innovation course from Harvard Business School.

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