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Each week, more than 245 million customers visit our 10,900 stores and 10 web sites worldwide. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates. Saving people money so they can live better has made us the business we are today.

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@WalmartLabs is an accelerator in the effort to meet the needs of our customers where ever they are — shopping in a store, browsing our web site, or out and about with their mobile devices.

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We’ve joined with key companies to build products that seamlessly integrate the online and in-store shopping experiences for millions of customers.

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@WalmartLabs Leadership

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Jeremy King

SVP and Chief Technology Officer

As Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Global e-Commerce at Walmart, Jeremy has been on the forefront of cloud computing and brings over 20 years of experience to his position. Jeremy’s focus has been on highly available and scalable web technologies, engineering methodology and productivity, and developing SaaS technology platforms and presentation layer frameworks to support global e-commerce operations.

Since joining Walmart in 2011, Jeremy has led the product, engineering, and web ops teams charged with developing Walmart’s online business on a global scale as the company moves to the next generation of e-commerce. Jeremy received a B.S. in Information Technology from San Jose State University.

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Gibu Thomas

SVP, Mobile and Digital

Gibu Thomas is the Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital at Walmart responsible for all the global mobile and digital media initiatives for the company. Prior to taking on this role, he headed up strategy for Walmart’s Global eCommerce group.

Gibu has 20 years of experience as a general manager and technologist, with over 10 years of background in the mobile industry. Prior to Walmart, he was a serial entrepreneur who founded and led multiple technology companies. His first company, Bluelark Systems, created the Blazer mobile web browser, the first mainstream smart phone web browser and the default browser on Treo smart phones. Bluelark was successfully sold to Palm, where Gibu helped incubate the smart phone business for the company. Most recently, Gibu co-founded and was the CEO of Sugarsync, a venture-backed cloud-based synchronization and online backup service.

Gibu has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of business.

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Wendy Bergh

VP of Mobile & Digital Strategy

As VP of Mobile & Digital Strategy, Wendy Bergh is responsible for setting the vision for Walmart’s mobile and digital entertainment strategies globally, as well as driving cross-functional alignment and execution of these strategies. She oversees strategy, planning, program management, analytics, business development, and multi-channel integration. Wendy is customer-focused and passionate about delivering delightful and innovative experiences for in-store and online shopping that drive the business.

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Ron Benson

VP, Engineering

As VP of Engineering, Ron Benson is helping to pioneer the next generation of eCommerce. An expert in machine learning, social data, and search, Ron focuses on key consumer initiatives including Shopycat, the first social gift recommender on Facebook based on likes and posts. His team is also provides critical insights into users’ shopping habits using social data.

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Ben Galbraith


VP of Global Products

As VP of Global Products, Ben Galbraith is responsible for creating products that drive the digital customer experience across online, mobile, social and stores. He oversees User Experience, Product Management, Front End Engineering, and Quality Assurance. He and his teams are the force behind meeting the growing needs of Walmart.com customers.

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Tim Kimmet


VP of Platform & Systems

Tim Kimmet brings 17 years in the software industry to his role as VP of Platform & Systems. Early in his career, Tim built flight control systems for the FAA, giving him a solid basis for object-oriented design and architecture. He has designed and built architectures that have provided the foundation for web sites including Ebay and PayPal. Tim is passionate about leading high-performance teams towards innovative solutions in high-growth environments.

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Sara Khoury

VP of User Experience Design & Research

As VP of User Experience, Insights and Analytics, Sara leads multidisciplinary teams to deliver customer experience research, strategy, solutions, and capabilities. Her global front-end UX team is focused on combining the best of in-store and online features to deliver a breakthrough seamless shopping experience.

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Jaya Kolhatkar

VP of Engineering

As Vice President, Engineering with @WalmartLabs Jaya is responsible for defining and testing a predictive intelligence platform that allows data scientists to build and deploy predictive algorithms that can influence customer experience in real-time and reduce fraud. Prior to co-founding Inkiru, Jaya spent four years at eBay Inc., at both eBay and PayPal, developing infrastructure to facilitate real-time linking of customers across eBay properties to enhance customer experience. Jaya received a Master of Business Administration from Villanova University.

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STS Prasad

VP of Customer Promise

STS Prasad is a computer scientist and data expert who serves as VP of Customer Promise @WalmartLabs. He brings more than 20 years of engineering and entrepreneurial experience in the areas of real-time analytics, database technology, and mobile applications. STS and his team are innovating state-of-the-art capabilities for Walmart.com’s fulfillment process.

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Fiona Tan

VP of Engineering for International e-Commerce,

As VP of Engineering for International e-Commerce, Fiona is responsible for the definition, delivery execution and support of products for our international markets. With extensive experience delivering mission-critical enterprise software and leading highly-effective global engineering organizations, Fiona is also responsible for organizational and operational excellence across Walmart Labs.

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