Wayne Shurts | Digital Strategies | SDA Bocconi School of Management

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Wayne Shurts

Independent Director
Armstrong World Industries

Wayne is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Sysco Corporation (2012-2019), the global leader in the Food Service distribution industry. At Sysco, Wayne led the transformation of the technology function into a modern Silicon Valley styled product and solutions based organization that applied technology, data and analytics to reimagine and remake not only Sysco but the food service industry. Prior to Sysco, Wayne was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at SUPERVALU, then a $38b USA grocery retailer and wholesaler, operating the Albertson, Jewel, Shaws, Cub, Acme and Save A Lot banners. At SUPERVALU, Wayne shifted IT’s focus to innovation and revenue generation advancing ecommerce, social media and analytics. In his first CIO role, Wayne served as the Global Chief Information Officer at Cadbury PLC, a $10b British multinational confectionery company that operated in over 60 countries. Wayne, who was based in the UK, drove successful ERP programs and customer facing solutions across six continents. Wayne is currently an Independent Director at Armstrong World Industries (NYSE - AWI), where he is a member of the Audit, Compensation, and Environmental committees and contributes to digital, cyber, and innovation strategies. Armstrong is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling and wall solutions.