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Starbucks names Adobe alum Martin-Flickinger CTO

Gerri Martin-Flickinger will become Starbucks CTO after being CIO at Adobe. She will oversee Starbucks' technology roadmap and IT organization.
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Written by Larry Dignan, Contributing Editor on
Starbucks said Tuesday that it has named Gerri Martin-Flickinger chief technology officer. Martin-Flickinger was Adobe's chief information officer.
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Gerri Martin-Flickinger

Martin-Flickinger will report to Starbucks' Kevin Johnson, chief operating officer.

The gig should be an interesting one for Martin-Flickinger. Starbucks has doubled down on mobile apps as a way to boost sales and velocity of orders. Starbucks hopped on the digital bandwagon early and is among the leaders in using technology in a retail setting.

Johnson said Martin-Flickinger brings "deep experience in cloud, big data analytics, mobile and security."

Martin-Flickinger will oversee Starbucks' technology and IT organization. Before Adobe, Martin-Flickinger was CIO at VeriSign, Network Associates and McAfee.

She starts Nov. 2.

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