The Role of Data and Analytics in Driving Walmart’s Supply Chain

  • Walmart’s Supply Chain Data and Analytics Strategy and Roadmap
  • The importance of robust data governance
  • End-to-end cost to serve visibility

Bill Mines
SVP Finance Strategy/ Supply Chain

Bill joined Walmart in October 2014 and is currently the Senior Vice President Finance & Strategy, Supply Chain, Walmart US. Bill is responsible for Financial Planning and Analysis and Decision Support for a network of over 150 distribution centers and transportation, including both the private fleet and third party carriers.

Bill came to Walmart from Diageo plc., where he served in various senior executive roles, including Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Global Duty Free and Middle East; Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, North America; Senior Vice President of Finance, Americas Supply; Vice President of Finance, Decision Support; and Vice President of Business Risk and Audit.

Prior to his extensive career with Diageo, Bill also held senior leadership roles with PepsiCo, Cargill and Deloitte.

Bill and his wife, Jennifer, have four sons.

Education and Professional Associations

Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees from Magdalene College, Cambridge, in England
Fellow of the UK Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Jackie Guan
Sr. Director of Supply Chain

Jacklyn (Jackie) Sturm is an Intel Corporate Vice President and the General Manager of Intel’s multi-billion-dollar Global Supply Management Group. Her organization is frequently recognized for high performance as winners of Intel’s prestigious Quality and Achievement Awards and was most recently cited by Gartner as #5 in its Top 25 Global Supply Chains. Jackie is a member of Intel’s Ethics and Compliance Oversight Committee, and directs the Supply Chain Environmental and Social Governance program, which includes Intel’s first-mover Conflict Minerals initiative.

Jackie is passionate about life in general, but particularly economic regeneration, sustainability and people. As a committed advocate of the criticality of value-added manufacturing, engineering and trade as the economic foundations of thriving societies, Jackie joined Hewlett Packard, Apple, and Intel, where she has held various positions, including CFO for Technology & Manufacturing. She was a founding member of Intel’s investment arm, Intel Capital. Jackie’s leadership focus is on talent and professional growth and she sponsors targeted advancement programs such as Women in Supply Chain Excellence to address challenges faced by women in technology.

Juan Gomez
Sr. Director, Supply Chain Finance

Juan Gomez is the Senior Director of Supply Chain Finance. In his role he is responsible for the Cost to Serve Program and Product ownership. He joined Wal-Mart 4 years ago and relocated to the Bentonville area with his wife and two kids from Atlanta, Georgia.

Prior to joining Wal-Mart, he worked for 10 years for The Home Depot in increasing roles of responsibility within the Finance organization including Corporate Finance, Supply Chain Finance, and Merchandising Finance (Hardlines). Previous to that, he worked at a small eCommerce startup in the Government software sector.

He received his undergraduate degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his MBA from Emory University with specializations in Strategy and Entrepreneurship.
Juan is passionate about leadership development, technology, and data, trying to leverage his skills to the benefit of his team. Outside of work, he is an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast having completed multiple ultra-marathons, marathons, and long-distance triathlons.