Event overview

Discovering retail tech breakthroughs

Welcome to Converge @ Walmart, a flagship conference by Walmart Global Tech. In its third edition, we once again aim to deliver a seamless hybrid viewing experience to in-person and virtual audiences. Gain breakthrough insights and connect with industry leaders who are powering the present and enabling the future of retail.

Why Converge?
Converge @ Walmart: Walmart Global Tech’s flagship retail tech conference where cutting-edge innovations, actionable strategies and transformative connections drive industry success.
Discover how AI (Artificial Intelligence) and data-driven insights drive growth, personalization and customer-centric experiences in retail.
Explore new innovations in the retail industry like visual merchandizing with immersive AR/VR (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality) in dynamic virtual environments.
Get to know how automation in retail helps streamline and enhance the efficiency of retail operations through process optimization.
Learn how innovative retail tech platforms build trust through secure transactions and transparent processes.

By invite only

02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. (IST)
Engineering automation

How automation is helping Walmart engineers enhance their capabilities, improve efficiency and scalability to deliver top notch innovation.

03:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. (IST)
How Walmart goes about holiday readiness?

Discover how Walmart, as an omni-channel retailer, prepares for holidays in the U.S. through scalability testing, operations, setups and playbooks.

04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. (IST)
Design in the Realm of Gen AI

Learn how Walmart leverages Generative AI in design guidelines and principles to redefine user experiences.

10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. (IST)
Curtain raiser

10:05 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
The future of retail: How tech is reshaping the shopping landscape

The secret recipe for success in retail lies in the drive to constantly innovate and raise the bar for customer experiences. In this session, discover how technology powers a seamless shopping experience through efficient supply chain and personalization.

10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Beyond payments - Building the full stack of the customer's financial journey

10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The evolving role of tech in retail: How emerging tech is enabling customers, sellers and associates to interact seamlessly

Innovative tech solutions are helping customers find their preferred products, enabling sellers to engage more customers as well as enhancing productivity of the workforce. In this panel, you will discover how emerging technologies are aligning customers, sellers and associates towards the single goal of elevating retail experiences.

Anshu Bhardwaj
Walmart Global Tech
Jeyandran Venugopal
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tea break
11:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Cloud powered experiences and the next generation of AI: How technology powers better lives

Discover the transformative synergy between cloud-powered experiences and the next generation of AI. Join this session to know how these innovations are reshaping the retail landscape, enhancing customer engagement and supporting better lives.

11:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
The profound synergy of humans and machines:
The future of AI and automation

Experience the real-world possibilities of artificial intelligence and automation in retail. Our panelists will share insights on platform-based thinking, the human-machine partnership and the interconnected future of retail automation.

12:25 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
The recipe for epic success

With technology pushing boundaries, shaping our lives and creating countless opportunities each day, what is the mantra behind creating a successful personal brand and voice?

12:50 p.m. - 01:45 p.m.
02:00 p.m. - 02:35 p.m.
Enhancing convenience for billions in the era of Generative AI: Data-driven products and platforms that tell compelling stories

Experience the transformative power of Generative AI, reshaping business and society. Our panelists will share captivating stories and insights into the future of retail automations, shaped by early AI in retail experiments.

02:35 p.m. - 03:05 p.m.
Unlocking the secret recipe for harnessing deep tech in retail

Explore the impact of deep tech in solving futuristic challenges and shaping a sustainable future. Join our panel discussion as experts shed light on deep tech innovations, their retail automation solutions and scalable possibilities.

03:05 p.m. - 03:40 p.m.
The clean deal: Exploring new age transportation, sustainability and automation in supply chain management

Learn about the convergence of connected supply chains and consumer demand for traceability. Engage with visionary minds shaping real-time, visible supply chain automation in this transformative session.

03:40 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
Breaking barriers: An agri-tech twist to traditional offerings

Technology plays a key role in revamping business practices, enhancing efficiency and driving convenience. Join this session to know how Hoovu Fresh is transforming the age-old flower industry through innovation and automation.

04:00 p.m. - 04:35 p.m. (IST)
From immersive shopping experiences to driving impact: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are transforming the world of retail

Exploring the reality of AR and VR: From experiments to mainstream adoption. Join technology leaders as they discuss how these new innovations are powering the future of customer experiences .

04:35 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
The role of emerging tech in retail marketing

05:00 p.m. - 05:15 p.m.
Sparkathon awards
05:15 p.m. - 05:35 p.m.
Celebrity talk

05:35 p.m. - 05:40 p.m. (IST)
Vote of thanks
What's in store?
Panel discussions
Listen to engaging panels led by technology visionaries. Discover the latest in AI and other tech innovations that are helping businesses scale with trust.
Get inspired by industry leaders delivering thought-provoking insights on AI in retail, automation and much more. Get a glimpse into a future shaped by transformative innovation platforms.
Fireside chats
Witness leaders journey through the highs and lows of building remarkable businesses.
Embark on a customer-centric tech masterclass, where innovation in the retail industry takes center stage. Join this session and understand what is paving the way for the future of retail at Walmart.
Connect with innovators who break boundaries and showcase the impact of technology on consumer experiences.
Come, be a part of Converge @ Walmart!
Podcast and Blog
Tune in to our captivating podcast episodes and stories of change as our leaders delve into the dynamics of powering the present and enabling the future of retail tech.

#SparkConversations: How AR/VR amplifies customer experiences.

Sourabh Paithane, Senior Director of Product Management and Catalog at Myntra, shares how emerging tech is changing the face of fashion and retail.

#SparkConversations: How Generative AI will augment retail tech.

Rohit Chatter, Chief Software Architect, talks about driving efficiency and productivity with Generative AI.

Powering the present and enabling the future of retail

Walmart is leveraging emerging technologies to transform the way the world shops.​

#SparkConversations: What it takes to build cutting-edge retail-tech for the world?​

Deepali Dani, Talent Partner, talks about how talent at Walmart Global Tech is innovating for the future of retail.

Walmart foucs on growing..

Walmart leadership team visits bangalore india team meet with suppliers and partners.

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