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Best Skin Care & Beauty Product Manufacturers & Award for Innovation in Enterprise Managed Technology Services Company: The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. Name: Rhonda Vetere, Chief Technology Officer Email: Web Address: Telephone: +1 631 531 1347

Estée Lauder Companies The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) is the global leader in prestige beauty. We invited ELC’s Chief Technology Officer Rhonda Vetere to provide us with insight into the Company and its innovative work. The Estée Lauder Companies was founded in 1946 by Mrs. Estée Lauder, a visionary businesswoman. The group now offers more than 25 prestige beauty brands, which are available in over 150 countries and territories. Vetere explains the Company’s drive towards success and how it has achieved the enviable position it is in today. “The Estée Lauder Companies mission is ‘Bringing the best to everyone we touch,’” said Vetere. “Our High-Touch core values that Mrs. Lauder established in 1946 – creativity, entrepreneurship, integrity – remain at the heart of The Estée Lauder Companies. Our High-Touch technology service reflects these values and allows us to connect to our consumers in a personal way” As Chief Technology Officer at The Estée Lauder Companies, Vetere leads a global team that delivers a diverse range of global information services to the group’s brands and functions. She explains her role in more detail and how she supports the integration of technology into the Company’s practices.

“The Estée Lauder Companies follows a 10-year strategic Compass to ensure that we remain a sustainable high-growth company. We retain a deep portfolio of quality brands, products, and services that consumers cherish. Our products are unique and high-performance, with long-term appeal and enduring quality, supported by a robust pipeline of new ideas and technologies. “Ultimately, we are truly a global company that serves consumers around the world with products and services that are tailored to the needs of local markets. We have some of the most creative and innovative people and we continuously aspire to preserve our values.” “To foster our success, we must balance providing robust, scalable, and efficient traditional IT services with the ever-increasing demand for emerging technologies,” offers Vetere.

“Fundamentally, our achievements are a result of close collaboration and guidance from our global senior leadership to ensure ongoing alignment of the IT Strategy with our brands’ evolving strategies. It goes without saying that each day technology becomes increasingly integrated with our brands, our functions, our partners, and our consumers. Our successful innovation reflects our focus on the consumer journey and how technology can enable new ways for customers to shop, explore and interact with our Company. “One of our most promising avenues is the recent inauguration of our global Innovation Lab. In partnership with our brands, we collaboratively fast track ideation and implementation of concepts to differentiate The Estée Lauder Companies’ products and services for our consumers.” In addition, Vetere explains the Company’s approach to continued success and how it innovates and supports the growth of its brands.

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