John Damalas currently serves as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Pacific Life. In this capacity, he is responsible for implementing an integrated enterprise architecture, establishment of robust data management practices, and work across the divisions to ensure their digital transformation creates leading capabilities.
He has a proven track record of cross-industry technology leadership in several areas such as applied AI, data & analytics, enterprise architecture and user experience. Prior to joining Pacific Life, he served as Vice President for Associate Digital Experience at Walmart, where he was responsible for UX, engineering, architecture, and operations for the technology enablement of Walmart's 2+ million associates across the globe. Before this role, he led Walmart's Global People Analytics organization, which included data engineering and data science for associate-related use cases across the enterprise.
Before his experience at Walmart, John worked for General Electric (GE) where he held numerous roles of progressive technical leadership ranging from business intelligence, data science & analytics to software engineering leadership across various GE business units as well as several years in GE's corporate audit staff.
Passionate about technology, particularly regarding the role a data-driven culture can play in today’s enterprise, he also partners with academic institutions and organizations to develop the next generation of tech talent.
John holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and currently resides in Southern California with his wife, daughter and very energetic Belgian Shepherd.