Walmart’s Store No. 8: Transforming the Future of Retail

Katie Finnegan, Store N° 8

Katie Finnegan of Walmart's incubaction arm, Store No. 8, on how the company plans to scale emerging technologies. What do their investments mean for the future of retail?

Katie Finnegan, Principal, Store N° 8

Katie Finnegan is Principal of Store N° 8, Walmart’s incubation arm for uncovering ideas that will transform the future of commerce. From sitting in on conference calls starting at age 8 with her retail executive dad to early days in merchandising with J.Crew, Katie has always had a passion for retail and building. Prior to the formation of Store No 8, Katie was Head of Corp Dev, IR and Strategy for Jet, reporting directly to CEO Marc Lore. Katie joined Jet in 2014 with the acquisition of Hukkster, the retail tech start-up she co-founded in 2012. Katie holds an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Finance from Duke University. A proud Colgate alum, Katie is a founding chair of the Colgate Entrepreneurship Network, recipient of the Ann Yao ’80 Alumni award and 2015 recipient of the Maroon Citation.

Topics

Business Impact
How technology advances are changing the economy and providing new opportunities in many industries.

Connectivity
What it means to be constantly connected with each other and vast sources of information.

Intelligent Machines
Artificial intelligence and robots are transforming how we work and live.

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