Rose Jia of Amazon Grocery wins “Digital Leader of the Year North America 2020”

GDS Group, the global events, research and technology services company, has announced the winners of its annual NA Digital Leader of the Year awards.

Rose Jia - GDS Group Leadership Awards

  • Digital Leader of the Year is awarded in recognition of business transformation efforts during the pandemic which have helped companies to overcome challenges in spite of it
  • Digital Leader of the Year Awards took place during virtual ceremony at the Digital Innovation Insight Summit hosted by GDS
  • The Silver awards were given to Graeme Cochrane, Global Director Digital Transformation, AB InBev and Earl Newsome, CIO for Linde, whilst Michael Bodner, CIO, Shipley, received Bronze.

GDS Group, the global events, research and technology services company, has today announced the winners of its annual Digital Leader of the Year awards. Rose Jia, Head of Paid Media for Amazon Grocery was awarded Gold Winner at the Digital Leader of the Year Awards North America which were hosted during a live virtual ceremony at the North American Digital Innovation Insight Summit 2020.

Amazon is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide. Since its inception during the mid-90’s the brand has gone on to become the world’s largest online marketplace, AI assistant provider, live-streaming platform and cloud computing platform.

Currently, Rose oversees paid media, awareness, and discovery for one of Amazon’s fastest growing businesses: ultrafast grocery (Prime Now / Amazon Fresh / Whole Foods). She and her team identify new opportunities, partnerships, measurement tools and products to scale and grow the online grocery business by driving customer education and adoption.

In awarding Rose, the judges commented, “In adapting and making innovative structuring of her global taskforce, Rose’s personal leadership has clearly been instrumental in driving the time to market timeline. Equally some ground-breaking use of multivariate attribute to target her marketing engagement increase of 400% is pretty awesome. Rose has been impressive in terms of leadership and influence.”

“It was clear Rose leads with integrity and a desire to do the right thing. Making great use of her influence and personal drive to ensure a drive for sustainability while increasing purchasing options for lower-income households for Amazon groceries.”

“Not only are the ROI conversions impressive, but across the board it is very clear how much the work Rose has personally led, has influenced the bottom line. Very impressive indeed.”

Rose said, “there’s no way that I could’ve done this without the support of my team or without the support of Amazon. It’s been a wild year for sure, and there’s been a lot of learning, most important of which was learning how to be more effective in a situation like this. We’re going to carry this forward into 2021, continue to experiment and continue to drive profitable growth”.

In addition to the Gold “Digital Leader of the Year” award, two further awards were announced. Graeme Cochrane, Global Director Digital Transformation, AB InBev and Earl Newsome, CIO for Linde received the Silver Leadership Excellence Awards whikst Michael Bodner, CIO, Shipley, received Bronze.

About the Leadership Excellence Awards

The Leadership Excellence Awards recognize excellence in senior leadership within large enterprises, whether that be through innovation, inspiring colleagues, making excellent decisions, bravery, or achieving outstanding business growth.

About the Digital Innovation Insight Summit

A three-day virtual event for Digital Leaders which took place 9-11th November 2020. Through a series of multi-dimensional keynotes, live Q&As and interactive sessions, the Digital Innovation Insight Summit provided a platform for digital leaders to tackle pressing industry challenges & opportunities with likeminded IT experts.

About GDS Group

GDS Group is a global events, research and technology services company dedicated to helping clients meet the challenges posed by a fast-moving, disruptive business environment. Our B2B summits and events bring purchaser and provider communities together to find solutions to real-world business challenges. To learn more about the events we produce and the challenges we help overcome, check out our website here.


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