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Walmart Appoints Former Google Exec Suresh Kumar As CTO & CDO

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) recently appointed Suresh Kumar as its Chief Technology Officer & Chief Development Officer amidst a period of great digital transformation and growth for the retail chain. Suresh Kumar has a Ph.D. in Engineering from Princeton University and also completed a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Kumar has about 25 years of experience in technology, retail, advertising, and supply chain. He has previously worked with Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM in diverse job roles.
In a press release by the company President and CEO, Doug McMillon stated “Suresh has a unique understanding of the intersection of technology and retail, including supply chain, and has deep experience in advertising, cloud and machine learning. And, he has a track record of working in partnership with business teams to drive results.”
Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is a worldwide retailer that operates in various formats. The three segments of the company include Wal-mart U.S., Wal-mart International, and Sam’s Club. The company is comprised of discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites. To learn more about Walmart (WMT) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Walmart Coverage Page. Vista Partners LLC (”Vista”) is a California Registered Investment Advisor based in San Francisco. Vista delivers timely and relevant insights via the website: www.vistapglobal.com with daily stories, weekly market updates, monthly macroeconomic newsletters, podcasts, & Vista’s proprietary equity and market research to help you stay informed and stay competitive. Vista’s mission is to invest partner capital while arming investors with a comprehensive global financial perspective across all market sectors. Vista also seeks to provide select issuers with actionable advice regarding fundamental development, corporate governance, and capital market directives. Stay Informed! Stay Competitive! Join us at Vista Partners! It’s FREE to receive email updates.

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Suresh Kumar to Join Walmart in New Elevated Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer Role

Today, Walmart announced it has appointed Suresh Kumar to a new elevated Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer role reporting directly to President and CEO Doug McMillon. Kumar joins at a time when Walmart is rapidly transforming its customer and associate experiences, and he brings.. finance.yahoo.com
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