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Daniel Eckert


SVP, Walmart Services and Digital Acceleration, Walmart U.S.
Walmart Inc.
Daniel Eckert presently leads Walmart Services and Digital Acceleration for Walmart U.S. This includes Walmart’s Financial Services, Food & Personal Services, and Automated & Lottery Services business lines, as well as providing customers tech-enabled shopping solutions that integrate services and digital merchandising capabilities to help make shopping Walmart’s 4,700 U.S. stores easy, fast, and fun.

Daniel joined Walmart in January 2010 as vice president of Financial Services before transitioning to lead all of Walmart Services. In 2015, his responsibilities broadened to include Walmart’s Digital Relationship activities, such as Walmart Pay and Walmart’s Mobile Express capabilities, and expanded again in 2017 to include leadership of the Digital Acceleration and Item File teams.

Daniel led the conceptualization, development, implementation and rollout of Walmart Pay, a capability within the Walmart mobile app that enables customers to quickly, easily and securely checkout and pay with their smartphones in Walmart stores. In 2017, Daniel received the company’s highest honor – The Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year Award -- for his and his team’s efforts in the creation of Walmart Pay.

Prior to joining Walmart, Daniel served as senior vice president of card and retail services for HSBC, where he founded and led HSBC’s venture development and payment products group. He previously held positions at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Accenture and was an entrepreneur and president of an investment banking company. Daniel is a proud military veteran, having served as a Logistics Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan and Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He resides in Rogers, Arkansas with his wife, Jill, son, William.

Speaking in:

Tuesday May 21
10:45 - 11:30 AM
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor

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