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• Walmart CIO Clay Johnson is leaving the retailer to join Yum Brands as chief digital and technology officer, a newly created position.

The Wall Street Journal writes that Johnson “is leaving Walmart after bolstering its use of cloud computing. His departure comes a few months after Walmart merged its consumer-facing and internal technology teams under a new role held by Suresh Kumar, a former executive at Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc. ’s Google. That restructuring came as Walmart continues to ramp up its efforts to better compete with Amazon and as it uses more technology for previously manual tasks like tracking which products aren’t available on store shelves.”
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