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Jason Nichols


Jason Nichols

Director of AI, Walmart

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Jason is an international technology leader who is passionate about using machine learning to expand the limits of human and technological capabilities. This has led him to assume his current position as Director of Artificial Intelligence at the Intelligent Retail Lab by Walmart. This means that Jason currently leads four cross-functional teams consisting of engineers, data scientists, and researchers that are located on two continents. Before moving to the Intelligent Retail Lab by Walmart he was Senior Director at Time Inc. and responsible for the delivery of $600MM in digital ad-revenue across the entire 90 brand portfolio. He led several projects with incredible success, such as increasing ads/pageview by 30% and training the entire staff to AWS proficiency. Furthermore, Jason was able to gather incredible experience working for companies like the New York Stock Exchange, Bloomberg and Miner Labs. His entrepreneurial mindset also led him to find his own consulting company, where he mentored hundreds of clients across multiple industries and geographic regions.  At the beginning of his career, Jason served as an All Source Intelligence Analyst in the US Army. Jason has a very strong set of skills which allowed him to function perfectly in such diverse teams, that includes hard-work, diligence, and quick learning. The development of those skills was also aided by his thirst for continuing education. He therefore holds has taken several university courses in Computer Science, Business Management, Finance and is currently studying a MicroMaster at MIT.  

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