Prashanti Bodugum

Vice President – Technology and Chennai Center Head

Walmart Global Tech is the tech hub that powers the global operations of Walmart – the world’s largest retailer and a Fortune #1 company. Prashanti spearheads tech innovations at the Chennai center and plays a pivotal role in the center’s transformation into a sustainable location. She has a strong focus on the emerging technologies and on leading disruptions in the key areas of Fintech, People Systems, Indirect Spend Management and Associate Digital Experience. As the center head, her vision is to amplify the Walmart tech brand in the Chennai ecosystem and build a powerhouse of tech talent.

With an extensive cross-functional experience of over 25 years, Prashanti has held various senior leadership roles at Capgemini, GE and Optum Global Solutions. As a tech enthusiast, she is extremely passionate about incubating several capabilities and has invested her time in building an entrepreneurial culture. She is also an ardent advocate for women in technology and has been a spokesperson in various platforms for women empowerment.

On the personal front, she is married to an entrepreneur, Vasudeva Reddy and is blessed with two children — Shivani is currently working in the U.S. and Akhil is an Engineering student, who is also pursuing a career in cricket.

Prashanti holds a Master’s in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.