Walmart invested over $11 billion in technology last year, the retailer revealed at NRF 2019, which is taking place in New York this week. That makes it the third biggest spender in the world after Amazon and Alphabet.
It is also looking to hire 2,000 technology experts this year to support its omnichannel efforts. The world’s biggest retailer is looking for the likes of data scientists, software engineers and designers to work in nine offices from Silicon Valley to Bangalore, Walmart Chief Technology Officer Jeremy King told Bloomberg Television. The group that King leads currently has about 7,500 employees after hiring 1,700 last year, he added.