The Innovation Conversation: Retailer Technology Options

Thu, January 25, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
EST

Presenters: Kevin Coupe, Editor, Morning News Beat
Tom Furphy, CEO, Consumer Equity Partners
Marty Ramos, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer for Retail, Consumer Products & Services

GMDC's Retail Tomorrow Council is preparing for its next event in Seattle this May, focused on “An Omnichannel Experience”. While Amazon Go, Microsoft, and many other exciting destinations will be on the agenda, this infocast dubbed “The Innovation Conversation” with Marty Ramos, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer for Retail, Consumer Products & Services, is relevant to what the participants will learn at the May event. Hosts Tom Furphy & Kevin Coupe discuss the “fire hose” of technology available to retailers and gather a leading a perspective from Microsoft.  Marty says it is all about “BILL" - Basket size, Inventory, Labor and Loss prevention - and how technology addresses one or more of these issues.  Marty also talks about the retailers making the biggest, most innovative strides, while Tom and Kevin talk about the challenges of the “last mile.”