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  • CS Tech Talk: WiSE Presents: Walmart Tech Talk with Senior VP of Customer Technology, Fiona Tan

    Tue, Oct 29, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    Speaker: Fiona Tan, Walmart

    Talk Title: WiSE Presents: Walmart Tech Talk with Senior VP of Customer Technology, Fiona Tan

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Come hear more about the exciting opportunities available in tech at Walmart.

    Fiona will also talk about her tech journey, as well as why she loves working for Walmart.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Fiona Tan joined Walmart in 2014 and is currently the Senior Vice President of Customer Technology. She is responsible for innovation and engineering execution on all customer-facing technology across Walmart's physical and digital footprint. Her team leverages data and machine learning to drive marketing and advertising campaigns, oversees all personalization capabilities, and delivers the desktop and mobile customer experience for Walmart's eCommerce as well as the technology across point-of-sale systems, pharmacy, specialty departments, and associate productivity apps in Walmart stores. Their goal is to deliver a seamless shopping experience for our customers -“ while empowering our millions of associates with technology.

    Previously, Fiona was Walmart's Vice President of Engineering, responsible for product roadmap and engineering capabilities for Walmart's international eCommerce businesses as well as the Sam's Club business in the U.S. In addition, her team drove technology strategy and operational excellence across Walmart Labs.
    Prior to Walmart, Fiona served in a number of leadership roles at Ariba and TIBCO Software. At Ariba, she led a global engineering organization responsible for the strategy, lifecycle, and delivery of the Ariba Commerce Network. At TIBCO Software, she was responsible for a major product line as well as the management of their offshore development centers.

    Fiona has a master's degree in Computer Science from Stanford and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

    Host: WiSE

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department

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