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Valerie Casey is SVP and Chief Design Officer at Walmart where she leads an award-winning team creating the future of retail. Her group's mission is to bring access and dignity through design excellence to everyone, regardless of their zip code or bank account balance. Valerie’s team uses design thinking and rapid experimentation to imagine, inspire and align cross-functional teams throughout the enterprise – from creating customer experiences and employee tools to designing digital products and in-store services. Prior to Walmart, Valerie was Chief Product Officer at Samsung NEXT, and an executive leader at world-renowned design studios IDEO, frog design and Pentagram. She is the founder of the Designers Accord, the largest global community of designers working together to create positive social and environmental impact. Valerie was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. She has served on several boards, including the Ford CX Board, WEF Entrepreneurship Council, and the Kleiner Perkins Design Council. Casey was named: 100 Most Creative People in Business, Fast Company; Guru of the Year, Fortune magazine; Hero of the Environment, Time magazine; Master of Design, Fast Company; one of the World's Most Influential Designers, Businessweek. She holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MED from Yale.