Clay Johnson is executive vice president and enterprise chief information officer for Walmart. Johnson leads Walmart’s Global Business Services, which combines information technology and shared services into one organization responsible for driving the company’s digital transformation. Johnson’s responsibilities include enterprise technology, cybersecurity and integrated solutions for finance, human resources, internal contact centers and indirect procurement. His global team uses innovative technology to drive operational efficiencies, lower costs and accelerate the company’s growth.
Before joining Walmart, Johnson was chief information officer at General Electric Power, where he had end-to-end responsibility for information technology, cybersecurity, strategies and digital transformation. As a member of GE’s Information Management Council, he was an active participant in driving the direction of GE’s digital strategy. He was also the executive sponsor of GE’s Veterans Network.
Prior to GE, Johnson held multiple leadership roles at The Boeing Company, including vice president of information technology, where he had responsibility for finance and HR systems, supply chain, manufacturing, services and data analytics. His other roles at Boeing included director of IT manufacturing and quality systems, director of cybersecurity and director of finance and HR information systems. He also served as an executive leader for Boeing’s accelerated leadership program.
Before joining Boeing, Johnson was director of information technology at Dell, where he led a global team responsible for the company’s manufacturing IT systems. He also worked as a software developer at FedEx, where he implemented various software systems.
Johnson served five years in the United States Coast Guard, where he held numerous leadership positions. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science engineering and a master of business administration degree from the University of Texas.
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