Jody Davids, retired chief information officer of PepsiCo, brings more than 30 years of experience in leading and developing technology functions for large organizations. She joined PepsiCo in 2016 and retired in 2019. At PepsiCo, Davids led a team of 3,000 people and was responsible for delivering technology services to the company’s worldwide network of 260,000 employees.
Previously, Director Davids served as chief information officer with Agrium US, Inc. (2013-16) and as senior vice president and chief information officer with Best Buy Company (2010-13). At Best Buy, she led the company’s technology transformation into a sophisticated multi-channel player and navigated the global scale and complexity of the organization.
Davids spent nearly a decade (2000-09) in technology leadership roles with Cardinal Health, Inc., a multinational healthcare services company based in Ohio. She began her work as senior vice president of Information Technology at the divisional level and was soon promoted to executive vice president and chief information officer. An early Apple Inc. executive, Davids was responsible for their global supply chain re-engineering implementation, which included supply chain management, ordering and accounting systems.
After 15 years with Apple (1982-97), Davids was recruited by Nike, Inc. to serve as director of Corporate Information Technology where she led a major initiative to outsource technology infrastructure services that improved service levels and reduced infrastructure delivery costs.
Since 2015, she has been a member of the board of directors of Premier, Inc., a provider of performance improvement services to hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Davids was named a 2019 Crain’s Notable Woman in Tech and listed in the Constellation 2019 Business Transformation 150, an elite list that recognizes the top global executives leading business transformation efforts.
Davids serves as a member of MISO's Audit & Finance Committee, the Corporate Governance & Strategic Planning Committee, the System Planning Committee and the Technology Committee.
Davids holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master of Business Administration from San Jose State University.