Alonso Yañez – Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica


Alonso was born in Mexico City and has a degree in Computer Systems from the Universidad Iberoamericana, where he graduated with honors and also obtained a master’s degree. He has graduate studies from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Columbia University and the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 2018 He joined Walmart as CIO for Mexico and is responsible for consolidating Wal-Mart’s IT Function, strengthening Wal-Mart’s Digital capabilities to enable a radical Digital Transformation across all business areas. In November 2014, as CIO and member of PepsiCo ́s Executive Committee, he was responsible for leading the Company ́s Digital Transformation consolidating the IT ecosystem while developing different disruptive IT platforms In 1997 he joined Deloitte Consulting as a partner responsible for implementing business solutions through state-of-the-art technologies for global corporations in different industries and countries. Alonso enjoys academic activities and is a frequent speaker in different forums on innovation, business, and technology. Alonso is married, a father of two daughters, and currently lives in Mexico City

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Generative Artificial Intelligence & Implications For Modern Retailers

Generative AI has already shown its great potential across many businesses and industries. Retail applications offer an interesting panorama. An amazing combination of leading-edge technologies such as AI, Cloud, Advanced Analytics, and Blockchain are creating amazing business scenarios capable of exceeding Customer´s expectations while generating new business models and innovative ways to create value.

In this talk, we will explore, very pragmatically, the real potential of Generative AI applications in the modern retail industry