John Zhang

Research Analyst · International Data Corporation (IDC)

John Zhang is a research analyst on the Industry and Business Solutions team at IDC Canada.

Transportation Precision Agriculture Digital Transformation Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Digital Media

Boyoung Seo

Assistant Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Boyoung Seo researches industrial organization and applied microeconomics

Econometrics Industrial Organization Applied Microeconomics

Mark Schrutt

Strategic Advisor, Public Sector & Innovation Research · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Mark has recently changed roles at IDC Canada and is now a Strategic Advisor for Public Sector & Innovation Research

Outsourcing Enterprise Applications Cloud Services Data centres ICT Trends & analysis

Kurt Ribisl, Ph.D.

Program Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program; Co-Director, Cancer Control Education Program; Professor, Health Behavior, Cancer Prevention and Control · UNC at Chapel Hill

Kurt Ribisl’s primary research interest is improving the reach of population-level efforts to reduce tobacco use, with emphasis on policy.

Tobacco Regulatory Science Public Health Community Outreach Global Health Qualitative Research

Larry Miller

President & Founder · Miller Management & Consulting Services, Inc.

Industry Expert on Convenience Retailing, Foodservice at Retail, Consumer Trends & the Integration of Multiple Businesses Under One Roof!

Customer Service in Retail Building Customer Focused Teams Location Location

Kenneth Rosen

Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics | Professor Emeritus · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Rental Housing and Rent Control Commercial Real Estate Market Natural Vacancy Rate Mortgage Market Real Estate

BSG Creative

Retail Marketing Design and Point of Purchase Manufacturer · BSG Creative

Retail Marketing and Point of Purchase Manufacturer

Retail Marketing Point of Purchase Design

Aidin Namin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Marketing Analytics Data Analytics Modeling Econometrics Retailing

Mario Pilozzi

Consultant · Mario Pilozzi

Former CEO of Wal-Mart; with the inside story of how Wal-Mart does everything so well

How to Compete With Wal-Mart Building A Fiercely Loyal Employee Base How to Sell to Wal-Mart

Michael Wirvin

Partner · Robinson & Cole

Michael Wirvin represents clients in transactions involving mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, and public offerings.

Cross-Border Transactions Initial Public Offerings Mergers &Acquisitions Clean Tech Private Equity

Guy Pearce

Independent Director · Independent Consultant

Award-Winning IT Governance Professional. Published Author. Data Governance. Digital Transformation

It Governance Risk Digital Transformation Governance and Boards Data Governance

Regan Stevenson

John & Donna Shoemaker Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship | Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Professor Stevenson's research and consulting focuses on entrepreneur psychology, new venture financing, and resourcefulness.

Entrepreneurship Social Venturing Product Management Angel Investing Entrepreneur Psychology

Stephen J. Andriole, PhD

Thomas G. Labrecque Professor of Business Technology | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

Stephen J. Andriole, PhD, is an expert in emerging technologies and business technology strategy

Emerging Technology Trends Technology Adoption Virtual & Augmented Reality Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Social Media Analytics

Nigel Wallis

Research Vice President, IoT & Industries · International Data Corporation (IDC)

IDC Canada's Research Vice President for Internet of Things and Industries

Internet of Things Vertical Markets Software Markets Economic Analysis

Jennifer Pate, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Economics of Giving, Altruism and Reciprocity Applied Microeconomics Experimental and Behavioral Economics Industrial Organization General Economics

Robert Stephens

Founder · The Geek Squad

Founder of The Geek Squad & former CTO of Best Buy discusses service culture, branding, customer experience, and the future of technology.

Technology Retail Consumer Services Trends

Sudip Bhattacharjee, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Connecticut; Senior Research Fellow, US Census Bureau · University of Connecticut

Extensive research consulting experience with Fortune 100 and US govt on “Big Data” driven decision making in IT and operations.

Energy INformatics Operations Research Information Systems Economics Machine Learning Big Data

Cathy Burrell

Consultant and Social Media Educator · Cavern Retail Consulting

Currently a MEd student at UCalgary. I teach social media and entrepreneurship through Chinook Learning (Calgary Board of Education)

Teaching Social & Digital Media Adult Education Retail Public Speaking and Presentation

Veronica Stecker

Media Manager · Gordmans, Inc.

Grounded in new media and marketing strategies, Veronica can successfully guide both social media and traditional advertising campaigns

Retail Marketing Digital Advertising Social Media Marketing Mobile Advertising Email Marketing

Lorynn Divita, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Apparel Merchandising · Baylor University

Dr. Divita's areas of research are fashion forecasting and trend contagion; and textile, apparel and retailing industry topics.

Retailing Fashion Merchandising Apparel Textile Sciences Fashion Forecasting