Suresh Kumar

Suresh Kumar
Global Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer
Walmart Inc.
With 25 years of technology leadership experience, Suresh Kumar is global chief technology officer (CTO) and chief development officer (CDO) of Walmart, Inc. As global CTO, Suresh sets technical strategy, combining advances in computing with Walmart’s strengths to deliver the best customer experiences. As global CDO, he leads technology teams powering Walmart’s global businesses, including Walmart U.S., Sam’s Club and Walmart International. He also oversees the company’s global shared services, data, cloud, infrastructure, and information security organization’s tools and systems to digitally transform business operations, using the scale and power of Walmart data to deliver a competitive advantage while improving the productivity of associates.

Suresh joined Walmart from Google where he served as vice president and general manager of display, video, app ads, and analytics, responsible for Google’s network advertising P&L and driving ad revenue on Google Play Store, Gmail, and YouTube.

Prior to Google, Suresh was corporate vice president of Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and operations, responsible for planning, delivering, operating, and managing all physical infrastructure for cloud services.

Prior to that, Suresh spent 15 years at Amazon in various leadership roles, including vice president of technology for retail systems and operations, where he led Amazon’s retail supply chain and inventory management systems.

Before Amazon, Suresh was a research staff member at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center where he worked on a number of areas from collaborative supply chain planning to shock modeling and protection of portable hard disk drives.

Suresh holds a PhD in engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor of technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Speaking in:

Tuesday
June 22
1:00 pm1:30 pm
When Walmart brought in 25-year technology veteran Suresh Kumar to lead the retail giant’s technical strategy, he set a mission to lead the next retail disruption. To get there, Kumar and one of the largest technology and engineering teams in the world are leveraging emerging tech and building custom products to accelerate Walmart’s digital transformation. From cloud, AI and voice to computer… Read more