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Mr. Ben Hasan

Wrong Ben Hasan?

Senior Vice President of Informat...

Wal-Mart Stores , Inc.
702 Southwest 8Th St
Bentonville , Arkansas 72716
United States

Company Description: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart) operates retail stores in various formats around the world. The Company earns the trust of its customers every day by providing an...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree , Business Administration with a focus on Computer Science
    Temple University
  • master's degree , Business Administration
    Amber University
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Walmart has made valuing ..., 13 Jan 2013 [cached]
Walmart has made valuing diversity part of its brand, according to Ben Hasan, SVP of Walmart Information Systems Division.
"At Walmart, we believe that business wins when everyone matters. Embracing and respecting differences develops our associates, serves our customers and partners with our communities," he says.
Consumer & retail companies call on their techies to boost productivity, 22 Aug 2009 [cached]
"There is unlimited demand for IT services here, because many increases in productivity and cost-cutting measures can be attained through the use of technology," says Ben-Saba Hasan. Hasan is VP of people systems at Wal-Mart (Bentonville, AR), which is probably the world's largest retailer with more than two million employees worldwide and 350 company officers.
Of course, the "unlimited" demand for IT must adjust to limited resources and competing priorities. "That's the challenge," Hasan says. "But it is also the epitome of problem-solving, and what drew me to an IT career in the first place."
Hasan and his teams are responsible for the IT systems that support functional areas like human resources, payroll, training and development, diversity, compensation, time and attendance and benefits systems. The teams also support corporate communications, in-store clinics, intranet, philanthropic efforts and much more.
For example, "We have a huge, privately run benefits organization to support. More than a million people are enrolled, and it's our responsibility to ensure that the applications behind it run perfectly," Hasan says.
His work also involves business initiatives intended to drive growth and increase productivity. Based on available resources, "There are constant trade-offs. You have to balance current needs, implement new applications and manage expectations," he says.
Hasan has a 1983 bachelors of business admin with a concentration in CS from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) and a 1994 MBA from Amber University (Dallas, TX). He grew up in North Philadelphia and began at the University of Idaho on a basketball scholarship before he went on to Temple.
He left school to work at various jobs and owned several small businesses before he went back to complete his degree at Temple. He held three part-time jobs in his final year there, he recalls.
Armed with his business degree and CS concentration he landed a job as a programmer with EDS (Dallas, TX). The next year he moved to a programming position with Enserch Corp (Dallas, TX), a company involved in oil and gas exploration, distribution and transmission. He stayed with Enserch for fourteen years, working in IT, HR, rate and regulatory affairs and customer service, and finally as an IT director.
In 1997 he joined Dell (Round Rock, TX) as director of IT. In 2002 he became VP of IT, directing teams that supported most business areas, including product group design centers in Austin, TX, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore and Bangalore. "I spent a lot of time in Asia when I was with Dell," he remembers.
At the end of 2007 he joined Wal-Mart.
Besides ITSMF, Hasan is a longtime member of BDPA and the National Black MBA Association. "Mentoring is one of the most rewarding things I do," he says. "I love seeing the 'Oh-I-get-it' look on people's faces!
"I've had a lot of great coaches along the way and learned that building relationships and understanding the culture you're working in is as important to your career as your performance," he notes.
Hasan is looking forward to the emphasis on alternative energy in the Obama stimulus package.
Ben-Saba Hasan, SVP for IT ..., 27 June 2012 [cached]
Ben-Saba Hasan, SVP for IT strategic services at Walmart, will be the keynote speaker on the opening day of the conference. Hasan and his team are responsible for the retail giant's information systems division strategy, communication, innovation, architecture and vendor management. Before Walmart Hasan was IT VP at Dell, and he's also worked in IT at oil and gas company Ensearch Corp (Dallas, TX).
ITSMF - News - Members in the News Archives [cached]
ITSMF Member Ben Hasan Honored
April 2006 - Ben Hasan was honored by Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management as an outstanding role model in the IT industry.
"Our environment is uniquely challenging, and we needed a system to support our high-volume, mission-critical Internet selling needs, as well as integrate with our industry-leading manufacturing and supply chain systems," said Ben Hasan, director of Product Group IT at Dell."Selectica proved to us that they were the commercial system that could best meet our challenge.
"The ability to standardize on a single platform will enable us to realize tremendous productivity improvements," Hasan said.
"We are pleased that Dell, a world leader in Internet commerce, has chosen to standardize on our technology to support their e-Business initiatives," said Raj Jaswa, President and CEO of Selectica." When combined with other strategic wins in the marketplace, this clearly establishes Selectica as a leader in Internet based selling for complex products and services.We look forward to the challenge of supporting Dell's aggressive e-Business strategies as they continue with their global expansion plans."
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