In his current role, Nicolai is in charge for Walmart Canada’s digital transformation, driving delivery of new technology across our business: from stores and pharmacies, supply chain operations (distribution, fulfillment centres), online (e-commerce and marketplace) and all enterprise departments (Finance, HR, Legal, etc.) ensuring all systems and information at Walmart Canada are guarded and protected against any potential cyber security threat.
As Walmart's data officer, he is also responsible for defining and implementing a strategic data plan to maximise the value of all available data assets, with the objective to better serve our customers, improve information speed and the quality of our operations.
Nicolai has more than 20 years of experience working in the information technology field across multiple industries. In his most recent position as the Senior Vice-President & Head of Information Technology for Mattamy Corporation, Canada’s largest residential homebuilder, he was responsible for defining and leading the IT strategy for the company. Prior to Mattamy, Nicolai spent time in consulting services with Delphix, several years with Aimia as Vice-President Global IT Strategy & Global PMO and 14 years with Procter & Gamble in various roles and geographies supporting local and global initiatives.
Nicolai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes, a finance certificate from Schulich School of Business, and has been a board member for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Toronto and CIO Canada Association, among others.