How Walmart Fuels Student Startup Ecosystems

On the morning of the McGinnis Venture Competition at Carnegie Mellon, students begin filtering into the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship to practice their pitches, eager to compete for $60,000 investments in front of investors and corporations. Dave Mawhinney, the executive director for the Swartz Center, is eager to speak about the competition. “We are very…

The Meaning of Innovation at Walmart: A Q&A With Jeff Gorman

From its pioneering work with open source platforms like Kubernetes and OpenStack to the disruptive technology that enables its industry-leading brick-and-mortar customer experience, innovation is at the core of the Walmart brand. It’s also at the heart of Jeff Gorman’s day-to-day responsibilities. Gorman is vice president of innovations for Walmart’s central operations, a role that…

5 Ways Developers Can Make an Impact in IoT

The Internet of Things may still be in its infancy, but it already heralds a bold new world of connected sensors and devices. Developers have nearly limitless potential to create new apps and experiences. Research firm VisionMobile forecasts the number of developers working on IoT software to increase from more than 5 million in early…

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