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Walmart formerly hires Google, Amazon Executive as CTO




NEW YORK – Walmart has hired a technological veteran whose resume includes stints on the Amazon

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and Google for a recent elevated position as chief technology officer and chief development officer.

Suresh Kumar, who was last on the alphabet

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Google as its vice president and general manager of screen, video, advertising and analysis, will report directly to Walmart's CEO Doug McMillon.

The moves coming as Walmart is trying to compete better with Amazon and other technology companies.

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Former chief technology manager Jeremy King left the company in March to join Pinterest

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. The dealer emphasized that Kumar is not a substitute for King, but assumes a much larger global role and will set the company's technical strategy. King had reported to Walmart's e-commerce director Marc Lore.

Kumar starts July 8.



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