5/28/2019, 6:40 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Walmart hires ex-Google exec as CTO

Walmart Inc. announced on Tuesday that it hired former Google executive Suresh Kumar as its new chief technology officer and chief development officer.

"The technology of today and tomorrow enables us to serve our customers and associates in ways that weren’t previously possible. We want to take full advantage of those opportunities," Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a statement. "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," he added.

Kumar, who also worked for Microsoft, Amazon and IBM in the past, stated he is excited to take on the new role as Walmart "is in the midst of a very exciting digital transformation" and has great potential to use technology to help its customers.

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