AutomationWEEK 2021


Kirk Ball

EVP and Chief Technology Officer – Giant Eagle

Kirk Ball joined Giant Eagle, Inc. in June 2020. Kirk and his Teammates have responsibility for delivering all Information Technology solutions for the Giant Eagle enterprise. Giant Eagle is a regional grocery retailer with ~570 locations including supermarkets and convenience stores.
Prior to joining Giant Eagle, Mr. Ball served as the VP and Chief Information Officer for The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN). TCHHN is a $3B clinically integrated Healthcare Network with 2 Hospitals, 6 Ambulatory Surgery Centers and 150 other locations in the Southwest Ohio region. Significant accomplishments are implementing Disaster Recovery solutions, development of Cloud strategy, development / implementation of Analytics strategy, development / implementation of Digital Customer Strategy and development / implementation of Technology Group organizational and technology strategy.
Prior to his arrival at TCHHN, Mr. Ball served as the Chief Technology Officer for The Kroger Company. While at Kroger, Mr. Ball was a key participant in the development of the company’s emerging Digital Customer Strategy, led the organization responsible for delivery of enterprise technology solutions serving over 3,000 locations across the U.S., and Mr. Ball served as the Chief Operating Officer of Sunrise Technology (wholly owned subsidiary of The Kroger Company). While at Kroger Mr. Ball also co-led the acquisitions of You Technology, Inc. and Vitacost.
In addition, Mr. Ball has held Sr. Technology Leadership positions at The Iams Company, Honda of America Mfg., The Berry Company and Emro Marketing.
Mr. Ball has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting / Finance and an Associates degree in Systems Analysis and Design from Miami University.
In addition, Mr. Ball currently serves on the Growth Advisory Board of Silk, Board of Advisors for Mercury Capital, Board of Directors for Aether Spectrum, the Cincinnati CIO Roundtable and the Miami University Technology Advisory Board. Previous Board appointment with You Technology in the Bay Area.


8-12th of March 2021


Evention sp. z o.o
Rondo ONZ 1 Str,
Warsaw, Poland


Karolina Kuś
m: +48 533 397 633

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