JP De Villiers began his career with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in 1997, in as an engineer in the Database Engineering area of the IT department. Prior to Walmart, JP worked at IBM & NCR supporting large enterprise customers.
After holding various technical and management positions in IT Infrastructure, JP moved to the International team where he initially supported IT operations in Walmart’s foreign markets, before focusing on IT Governance and Strategy. When in 2011, Walmart purchased the African Retailer, Massmart, JP lead the IT integration as an expat in South Africa. In 2015 JP joined the Master Data Management team with responsibility for Data Governance and Quality. For the past year, as a member of the Walmart Catalog team, JP is focused on acquisition of content for all of Walmart’s digital initiatives in Stores and Ecommerce. JP is a board memebr of the GS1 Data Excellence Board.