Director, Innovation Catalyst, Walmart
Urvi Bhandari is passionate about changing the paradigm of how we live, work and play by connecting people, places and projects across the world. She is a transformational leader, connecting four key pillars, through her network and global experience. Corporation (Scale & Market) + Startup (Speed & Innovation) + Capital + Global Thought Leaders = Collaboration of our Expansive Future. This community collaborates and generates innovation that will expand the experiences of people’s lives. One long term project, (20 years) is to build floating cities providing a new life platform for innovators, futurists, global thinkers and nomads. Urvi currently leads the internal / external marketing for Walmart’s Emerging Technology organization. Her role is to tell the story of the future of Walmart and bring in the right partners to make the vision come to life. She is also working on fashion project that incorporate technology (AI + nanotech + IoT) to enhance our lives. Additionally, she is also very active in the global startup community. She continues to virtually mentor at Revtech, Dallas Entrepreneur Center, NEXT Startup, RealTech and Startup Week. Through her consultancy, Radical Roamer, she utilizes her 19 years as a corporate executive to support the interaction between corporations, startups and the rest of the community.