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Sam Caplan

Sam Caplan

Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of Operations

Sam is chief information officer and deputy director of operations at the Walton Family Foundation. In this capacity, he’s responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of technology services, systems and grants administration.

Prior to joining the foundation, Sam served as senior director of insights and engagement at Fluxx Labs, a software firm in San Francisco that develops grants management software for foundations and nonprofits. Before Fluxx, Sam was director of technology and data analytics at the Walmart Foundation where he led IT operations for Walmart's global philanthropy, employee giving and volunteerism programs.

Sam consults, advises and writes prolifically on social sector technology and innovation. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Arkansas.