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Shamim Mohammad

Executive Vice President, CIO and CTO

Shamim Mohammad, Executive Vice President, CIO and CTO, CarMax
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We cannot predict the future, but we can create the future. As technologists, the most important thing we can do is position our people, processes, and technologies for rapid change. We can make our companies nimble.
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Transformation Journey

Shamim is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer at CarMax. He leads the strategic use of technology across the company, including digital innovations and product engineering, to deliver products and solutions that drive competitive advantages. He drives an entrepreneurial technology team and is known for growing and cultivating digital talent by fostering a culture of learning and innovation. Shamim is passionate about building organizational agility through the innovative use of technology.

He is a sought-after thought leader, speaker and has been quoted in national outlets such as Forbes, MIT Sloan Review, Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal. In 2021, Forbes featured him as one of the top 50 CIOs in the nation who are driving game-changing innovation. In 2020, MIT Sloan selected Shamim as the recipient of the CIO Leadership Award, which recognizes one CIO from around the world who leads their organizations to deliver exemplary levels of business value through innovative use of technology.

Shamim began his career at a technology startup focusing on automating all aspects of small to mid-size retail businesses. Since then, he has served in various diverse strategic leadership roles in startup organizations and Fortune 500 companies across the retail, travel, hospitality, finance, and technology industries. Shamim serves on the board of UNFI (Fortune 150). UNFI is the largest distributor of organic & natural foods in North America. Shamim earned his MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg). He holds a BS in Computer Science. He is a registered CPA in Illinois.