Andy Trainor
CEO - North America SkillsVR

Andy is a multi-faceted retail executive who combines global operations, logistics expertise, and engineering background with business transformation and learning/development leadership. He is a go-to executive tapped to build new capabilities, improve processes, and address business challenges, with an exceptional record of deploying technology in innovative ways and implementing high-return initiatives that become global standards.

During his career with Walmart, Andy served in numerous leadership roles, most recently as Vice President managing end-to-end business transformations, including automating the price change process and deploying augmented reality, which improved in-stock performance and cut the time to identify product for restocking 70%. Previously, as Chief Learning Officer for Walmart U.S., Andy led the development and implementation of Walmart Training Academies and managed a $400 million budget for the training and development of 1.5 million field associates. In this newly created position, he introduced task-related training that reduced turnover in key roles and improved associate engagement and customer satisfaction while reducing overall cost of training more than 50%. He also enhanced the learner experience through innovative technologies, including digital apps, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, conversational learning, and holograms. Andy also led the China Transformation team, introducing productivity-enhancing automation and demand-based scheduling and purchasing systems that generated substantial savings and were adopted as international standards. Andy started his career at Walmart in Industrial Engineering, evaluating supply chains for global expansion and managing the startup of perishable distribution centers.

Andy holds an MBA from Webster University and a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Memphis. During his tenure as Walmart’s Chief Learning Officer, he sat on the board of directors of Open Skills Network, a collaboration pioneering an electronic skills record system.


Jun 2

09:00 AM - 09:25 AM