Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Sam’s Club
Vinod Bidarkoppa is the chief technology officer for Sam’s Club and a member of the Sam’s Club and Walmart Global Technology Executive Leadership team. He is responsible for the strategic direction and management of all aspects of Sam’s Club Technology. Vinod is a seasoned leader with nearly 30 years of global technology and digital transformation experience across industries and geographies. His experience spans omnichannel retail, health care and the airline industry across U.S., Europe and Asia.
At Sam’s Club, Vinod leads global teams across multiple locations to design, build and operate growth and efficiency driving platforms and solutions, to bring delightful experiences to Sam’s Club members and associates.
Before joining Sam’s Club, Vinod served as the chief information officer and senior vice president of Technology of multiple divisions of UnitedHealth Group, where he was responsible for leading global teams to define and execute health care digital transformation initiatives. Prior to that, he served as the group technology executive at Tesco, a leading U.K.-based global retailer, where he lead worldwide engineering and operations. His prior executive roles also included leading technology products and services business at HP and American Airlines.
Vinod has a Master of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Texas Tech University. He studied Mechanical Engineering during his undergraduate years at National Institute of Technology in India.