Yum! Brands [TCO] has announced the appointment of Clay Johnson in the newly created role of Chief Digital and Technology Officer. Clay will also be part of Yum’s global leadership team, be responsible for the overall technology strategy across their brands which include KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell divisions. He will lead a coordinated, cross-brand effort to accelerate the Company’s digital commerce strategy, use of data and advanced analytics and emerging technologies to enhance the customer and employee experience. Prior to the move Clay was Executive Vice President and Enterprise Chief Information Officer for Walmart [TCO], and brings more than 20 years of technology leadership across Fortune 50 companies and industries, successfully driving digital transformation initiatives into all aspects of business. His appointment is effective October 15, 2019.
Clay was most recently Chief Information Officer and head of Global Business Services for Walmart, where he was responsible for leading the Company’s enterprise information technology strategy, services, operations and cyber security. Before Walmart, Clay served as Chief Information Officer at General Electric (GE) Power where he had end-to-end responsibility for information technology, cyber security, data and digital transformation.