I'm Valerie Casey.
Over the past two decades, I've had the privilege of leading great teams building successful products, services, and businesses. I love challenging assumptions, shaping new behaviors, and changing markets.

I am the head of design at Walmart where we create digitally enabled experiences for customers and employees. Our portfolio includes all customer products and services online and in store, and employee tools in the retail environment, supply chain, and merchandising.

Before joining Walmart, I worked with Mozilla on connecting rural villages around the world to the internet. I also advised Magic Leap, Malala Fund, and HopeLab on brand and product strategy.

Prior to that I was Chief Product Officer at Samsung NEXT, the global innovation arm of Samsung. I provided strategic guidance for startups across our accelerator, investment, and acquisition portfolios, and was co-founding head/GM of the Samsung Accelerator.


Before Samsung, I ran a small consultancy called Necessary Projects in San Francisco. We worked primarily in the US and Asia bringing large corporations and startups together to reimagine health care. Prior to Necessary Projects, I was Head of Digital at IDEO, Global Executive Creative Director at frog, and Associate Partner at Pentagram.

I founded the Designers Accord, the coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive social and environmental impact. Founded in 2007 and dissolved in 2019, the Designers Accord helped advance the conversation around the ethics, practices, and responsibilities of the creative community. Over half a million designers engaged with the Designers Accord. Our final international project was Creative Power Day.

I am a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.

I've been named one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business" by Fast Company magazine, a “Guru” of the year by Fortune magazine, a “Hero of the Environment” by TIME magazine, a “Master of Design” by Fast Company, one of the “World’s Most Influential Designers” by Businessweek, and a "Tech Titan" by The Irish Times.

I have spoken at Davos several times, keynoted at SXSW, European Trend Day, and PINC, and written for Fast Company, the Huffington Post, and Core77. My favorite topics are connecting business and design, design culture, the bias against creativity, system thinking, innovation, environmental issues, and social impact.

I have served on several boards including the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Design & Innovation, Kleiner Perkins Design Council, Sustainable Brands Advisory Board, Sanofi Customer Innovation Board, and the Japan Society Innovators Network.

I did my graduate work at Yale in critical theory, my undergrad at Swarthmore College in English, and I completed Major coursework in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin.

You can reach me via LinkedIn.