Executives from Walmart, Tyson and J.B. Hunt talk tech talent at the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

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October 23 marked the 5th annual Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit with over 1500 attendees. With the additonal of Women in Technology and MedTech Conferences we recorded attendance of nearly 3,000.  Our panel discussion in the afternoon featured executives from Walmart, J.B. Hunt and Tyson Foods.

Read the recap from Kim Souza with Talk Business and Politics.

“Technology is transforming Northwest Arkansas’ three largest companies and each are embracing the changes. Officials with J.B. Hunt, Tyson Foods and Walmart took part in a panel discussion moderated by Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Nassauer to close the Northwest Arkansas Tech Summit on Tuesday (Oct. 23).

This is fifth year the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce has held the event. Jeremy King, chief technology officer at Walmart, said the Bentonville-based retail giant continues to reboot the customer experience by using data in a more personal way. He said the retailer is also launching grocery delivery in Northwest Arkansas. He told Talk Business & Politics the service went live Tuesday and the company will make a formal announcement in the near future. Walmart is working to reach 40% of the U.S. population for grocery delivery by the end of the  year. To do that, the company is using more than 800 stores as fulfillment centers in the areas where delivery is offered.” Read the entire article here