Walmart CTO Jeremy King seeks new adventure
Walmart’s Chief Technology Officer, Jeremy King, has called an end to an eight year spell with the retailer.
According to an internal memo, he is heading off at the end of March for a new adventure. “Jeremy joined Walmart during the inception of ‘a startup within the world’s largest company’, now known as Walmart Labs, an important enabler for our business. Ever since then, he’s had a laser focus on building capabilities that empower our associates and better serve our customers,” the memo notes.
During his first few years in the job, he built out an engineering and product organisation focused on overhauling the e-commerce platform, while also leading Walmart Labs through 10+ acquisitions, the opening of four new tech offices and establishing it as a user of, and contributor to, the open source community.
“The operational decisions made during that time were key to the success of our technology team and led to more agile ways of working, transparent toolsets, product-focused roadmaps and a robust patent programme,” the memo states.
Over the last two years, his role expanded as Walmart Labs turned its attention to the US store network. Fiona Tan, Senior Vice President of Customer Technology, Walmart Labs, will take on King’s responsibilities whilst a permanent replacement is sought.