Vinod Bidarkoppa is the senior vice president and 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 proven leader with more than 25 years of global technology expertise, working across omni-channel retail, health care and airline/travel industry across U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to Sam’s Club, Vinod served as the CIO 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. Before that, he served as the Group Technology Executive at TESCO, a UK-based global retailer, leading world-wide engineering and operations. He also led the technology products and services business at HP in Asia Pacific and in the U.S.
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.