Walmart: The Importance of Staying Technical

On Wednesday, April 26th the Application Development team from the Walmart Technology offices in Reston, VA visited with the Smith School MSIS students as part of the Professional Speaker Series.

The topic covered was: The Importance of Staying Technical.

From Walmart Technology we had a panel of presenters:
Anup Nair, Technical Manager, Application Development
Aruna Amin, Technical Manager
Krishnan Balasubramanian, EAI Lead Architect
Prathiba Sathyanarayana, Developer (***2015 MSIS Almuni)

Students enjoyed the opportunity to hear from the panel of SME’s in their field, and we were happy to welcome back an MSIS alumnus who was able to participate on the panel. We had 50 MSIS students in attendance including Academic Director Don Riley. The discussion centered around the importance of maintaining technical coding skills, industry trends and making that transition into analytics.
 
The presentation was followed by a Q&A session and opportunity to engage with the team at Walmart Technology.