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Aruna Amin

Technical Manager | Walmart Technology

Aruna graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electronics. She has worked in the technology industry for over 20 years. Aruna works as a Technical Manager for Walmart, leading a team that manages ERR (Enhanced Revenue Recognition), which reconciles accounts receivables of wireless sales as well as maintains the product catalog of wireless devices and service plans for WARP (Wireless Activation Retail Platform). Aruna is passionate about building technology solutions that solve complex business problems and bring value to Walmart and its customers. Her purpose is to make a positive impact on people that she works with and continue to develop people to succeed.

Sharmeelee Bala

Sr. Director | Walmart Technology

Sharmeelee is the technology leader responsible for the engineering and implementation of products and applications that are critical for Walmart’s global supply chain transportation systems. Prior to this role, she was responsible for building a leading technology development center in Bengaluru, India, for Walmart Technology. Before joining Walmart, Sharmeelee worked for different software companies, developing and implementing various products and projects in finance. Sharmeelee lives with her husband, Bala, and enjoys family time with her boys, Sarvesh and Akilesh. Sharmeelee holds a Master of Science degree in engineering technology from BITS Pilani.

Jacqui Canney

Executive VP | Walmart Global People

Jacqui joined Walmart in 2015 after more than 25 years of experience in global human resources. At Accenture, Jacqui led the strategy and implementation of programs to attract talent. As Managing Director, she transformed their workforce to strengthen the business’ capabilities and industry focus. At Walmart, Jacqui has the unique role of engaging more than two million associates around the world. To make Walmart the best place to work and shop, she is focused on delivering an associate experience that provides access to the best technology, training and education opportunities so they can exceed customer expectations. Jacqui also has responsibility of maintaining Walmart’s inclusive culture through the work done by Walmart’s Global Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Office. She reports directly to President and CEO Doug McMillon. Jacqui has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Boston College.

Rita Carney

VP | Walmart Technology

Leveraging her extensive experience in IT Infrastructure and Operations, Rita partners with business and technology leaders to deliver resilient services resulting in customer trust that Walmart will always be available to meet their shopping needs. Rita started her IT career programming in Rochester, NY. As a member of a small team with a broad range of skills, she provided tax, payroll and benefit services for the county. She relocated to the midwest to pursue a career in Systems and Database Technology at Amoco. Rita implemented emerging data technology services augmented with innovative automation to simplify operations and management. Rita completed her undergraduate studies in applied mathematic at Rochester Institute of Technology and Chemistry at State University of New York.

Lesa Chilton

Sr. Director | Walmart Technology

Lesa began her career with Walmart in May of 2002 as a programmer for the Mainframe Storage Team. In 2008, Lesa became a manager of the Mainframe Host & Distribution Center Network Teams. Lesa was promoted to Senior Manager in Engineering in 2010 with the responsibility for Build Middleware and Network Services globally. Lesa has a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from the University of Louisiana Tech. She has over 26 years of professional technology and financial experience. Lesa has received continuous recognition for creating high performing teams, while driving tactical and strategic initiatives. She works across multiple business units to increase speed of delivery, while providing innovative cost saving IT solutions and measurable results to C-Level Executives.

Raji Chockaiyan

Sr. Manager | Walmart Technology

Raji is responsible for delivering global fulfillment platforms to serve strategic programs within Walmart such as Walmart Online Grocery and Pickup Today. Raji leads the development, implementation and ongoing operation of fulfillment products and services and is a technical subject matter expert for its future direction. She began her career with Walmart in February 2006 as a programmer. Raji earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and holds a Master of Computer Applications degree from Gandhigram University, India. Raji also holds certifications from Oracle Java (Sun Microsystems) and IBM DB2. She is an active member of Walmart’s Asian Pacific Islander Forum and Women’s Resource Council.

Namrata Collins

Director | Walmart Technology

Namrata has been with Walmart for 14 years. In her current role, she is the leader of a team of project managers responsible for the delivery of transformational Data and Analytics initiatives. Before Joining Walmart, Namrata worked at Bharti Enterprises in India where she was a part of their Telecom and Internet Service Provider unit. Namrata received a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in physics, chemistry, and biology. She is also a Six Sigma Black Belt. As an advocate of diversity in the workforce, Namrata is the Assistant Talent Strategy lead for Walmart’s Asian Pacific Resource Group. Outside of work, Namrata is involved in community work, especially with causes related to women and children. Namrata lives in Bentonville with her husband and two kids.

Jae Evans

VP | @WalmartLabs

Jae is responsible for the core infrastructure services and customer reliability operations of Walmart’s online eCommerce sites supporting the end-toend customer shopping experience to assure the highest levels of service. Prior to joining Walmart, Jae was VP of Global Cloud Operations at Saba where she built and managed a global team responsible for Saba’s customer facing, revenue generating cloud services portfolio ranging from SMB to large enterprise scale. She also held senior positions leading various infrastructure engineering and operations roles at Electronic Arts, Macrovision and WebEx. Jae has a Bachelor of Arts in political science international relations with a double major in Japanese from UC Santa Barbara and a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University.

Catherine Garner

Sr. Director | Walmart Technology

Catherine Garner is responsible for planning and delivering Infrastructure and Data and Analytics enterprise capabilities that power global solutions and drive insights-based decision making. She joined Walmart in 2009 to help drive the digital transformation and establish Quality Assurance and Release Management communities of practice. Catherine has 25+ years of experience in developing global technology solutions and leading high performing teams in the retail, oil, energy, manufacturing, and technology industries. Catherine received a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Louisiana and has served in various leadership roles for STEM, Walmart Women in IT, Dress for Success, CARE Community, Youth Strategies, and the American Heart Association.

LaToya Green

Director | Walmart Technology

LaToya Green has almost 15 years of experience leading information technology initiatives in the retail environment. With strong expertise in implementing IT projects and transformational processes, she has led successful teams in major enterprise endeavors. In 2004, LaToya was named All-Star Achiever at the Women of Color in Technology conference for a complex IT Security project delivered within Walmart. In 2011, she was featured in the cover article of the winter edition of Equal Opportunity magazine. In her spare time, LaToya has taught internet safety classes for organizations such as Girls of Promise and Delta Sigma Theta. She is involved in organizations for women in leadership and women in business and actively recruits for Walmart at colleges across the United States. LaToya earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in management information systems and a Master of Business Administration.

Satin Henderson

Sr. Systems Engineer | Walmart Technology

Satin Henderson has worked on mobility at Walmart Technology since 2009. She has seen a number of changes in the field as the consumer has become increasingly more mobile. Her team works with mobile handhelds, PDA, printers, tablets as well as gemini. Since 2012, Satin has been heavily focused on delivering mobile hardware platforms that will enhance associates’ effectiveness in the workplace. Satin graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in management information science. She is married with two children.

Samantha Hollingsworth

Sr. Director | Walmart Technology

Samantha is a technical leader who thrives in leading new efforts. She has led teams in Infrastructure, Applications Development and Production Support. Samantha has helped pave new technical paths, driving game-changing solutions. She has a proven history of building strong teams and raising their engagement and morale. Samantha has a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She is a founding member of Walmart’s Women in IT (WWIT) organization. Her willingness to share real struggles and accomplishments and be her true self has brought excellent engagement with WWIT. She puts a strong focus on self-confidence and building relationships outside of your direct work area.

Robbin Imel

Sr. Manager | Walmart Technology

Robbin Imel leads teams of data and BI architects, ETL specialists and data analysts driving Walmart’s Wireless Activation Retail and Revenue Reconciliation Platforms. Prior to Walmart, from 2006 to 2014, Robbin was the Director of Database Architecture & Development at Simplexity where she spearheaded the development of a revenue recognition and reconciliation platform for wireless resellers. From 2003 to 2006, Robbin was a Senior Manager for American Systems Corporation. Prior to 2003, Robbin worked as a database development consultant, labor researcher and financial analyst in the non-profit sector. Robbin studied politics at Oberlin College, and she has a master’s degree in political science from The Johns Hopkins University.

Jaya Kolhatkar

VP Global Data | @WalmartLabs

A Predictive Analytics leader who has worked in industries like insurance, banking, online retail and payments for the past two decades, solving business problems ranging from marketing segmentation and targeting to credit risk and fraud, using data, technology and analysis. Jaya is currently responsible for all Data and Analytical infrastructure including the EDW, Big Data environment, realtime Predictive Analytics Platform and BI tools. Jaya joined @WalmartLabs in June 2013 as part of the acquisition of Inkiru, Inc. where she was the Chief Analytics Officer and co-founder. Prior to co-founding Inkiru, Jaya worked multiple years at PayPal, eBay, Amazon, Bank One and Providian Insurance. Jaya received a Bachelor of Science in biology and later, while attending Villanova University, earned a Master of Business Administration.

Toni LeTempt

Sr. Technical Expert | Walmart Technology

Toni was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and has lived all over the country. Homeschooled since the seventh grade, she is a self-motivated autodidact in many areas. Toni received a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems. She’s worked for the state of South Carolina as well as a number of major enterprises like Coca Cola and now Walmart. She’s proof that, armed with grit, the right skills, and a sense of humor, you can accomplish anything.

Ravinder Lota

Principle Architect | @WalmartLabs

Ravinder has 20 years of experience building data-warehouse and business reporting solutions. Prior to Walmart, Ravinder worked at eBay for eight years where she designed and implemented large scale data solutions using Teradata and Hadoop technologies. Ravinder received a Master of Business Administration in marketing and a Bachelor of Science. She is passionate about designing robust and scalable data solutions using the right combination of technology.

Lety Nettles

Sr. Director | Walmart Technology

Lety Duran Nettles joined Walmart in June 2015 as the Senior Director of Technology Modernization. She focuses on designing and driving strategic transformation through an architected approach. Lety believes that reality is complex and therefore uses a model-driven approach to solve complex business problems. She has crafted a technique that studies the movement of data through an organization and can be used as a basis for driving strategic level change. Before joining Walmart, Lety was in Austin, Texas, at Dell Inc. for nine years and was responsible for the globalization of Oracle Applications and then IT Strategy and Architecture. She’s the author of Business Architecture in Practice: Building the Platform for Business Integration. Lety received her bachelor’s degree in computer science at Texas State University

Sonnet Slaveski

Sr. Manager | Walmart Technology

Sonnet began her career in Walmart Technology 15 years ago as an applications programmer before transitioning into managing projects and leading technical teams. Sonnet currently leads a team of developers in the Supply Chain department, focusing on the completion and rollout of a global replenishment solution. Sonnet prides herself on her ability to create high performing teams, motivate others and help generate new ideas in her associates. Sonnet studied at the University of Oklahoma where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in information systems. She is currently pursuing a Master of Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University. Sonnet is an active member of the STEM initiative and volunteers her time to help create and organize events and to mentor new associates. In 2015, Sonnet won the Applications Development Supervisory Leader of the Year Award.

Karenann Terrell

CIO | Walmart Technology

Karenann is responsible for the largest segments of the global Walmart Technology portfolio. More than 5,000 world-class Walmart technologists support over 11,500 retail stores and membership clubs worldwide, under 72 banners in 28 countries. Information systems supporting 2.2 million global associates are also maintained. Karenann joined Walmart in 2010 as executive vice president of information systems. She was promoted to chief information officer in February 2012. Prior to joining Walmart, Karenann served as CIO of Baxter International, Inc., where she was responsible for global IT function, supporting businesses worldwide. Previously, Terrell was CIO of the Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz North America. Karenann has a master’s degree in electrical engineering.

Toyin Umesiri

Sr. Manager | Walmart Technology

Toyin Umesiri was born in the northern state of Kaduna, Nigeria. Toyin attended Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Mathematical Sciences with a Computer Science minor. In the fall of 2004, Toyin arrived in the U.S. to enroll in a master's program at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She graduated in 2006 with a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS). In January of 2013, she joined Walmart to help launch the Goods Not For Resale (GNFR) global back office implementation. In addition to being a technologist, Toyin is an entrepreneur, having had the opportunity to start up two companies. She leads Walmart’s Working Mother Community called CareerMom. Toyin also supports Africans in the Diaspora events focused on closing trade gaps between the U.S. and Africa and creating market access that leads to job creation and poverty alleviation.

Kristen Williams

Sr. Director | Walmart Technology

Kristen is responsible for translating Walmart.com to the stores, connecting the digital to the physical. She delivers technology solutions for services such as Walmart Online Grocery and Pickup Today. Previously, Kristen was in Corporate Strategy, responsible for the Enterprise Strategy Ways of Working. She has held many roles in Walmart Technology such as Senior Director of Corporate Systems and Senior Director of Global Point of Sale. She is actively engaged in STEM advancement. Kristen sits on the Board of Directors for Springdale High School Academies. Her passion is encouraging young women and girls to seek careers in STEM fields. Kristen holds a bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in leadership and ethics from John Brown University.