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Jeff Roster (Gartner & IHL retail sector analyst) and Brian Sathianathan (the VC) explore the retail sector startup community on This Week in Innovation podcast. We discuss the trends driving the retail industry and examine the emerging technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, machine learning, low code, cloud computing, SaaS, data, robots, augmented reality, virtual reality, livestreaming, personalization, recommendations and QR codes being built to take advantage of them. We interview founders, VC’s, entrepreneurs, retail executives and CIO’s to better understand the digital transformation and innovation happening in the retail sector.

Location:

United States

Description:

Jeff Roster (Gartner & IHL retail sector analyst) and Brian Sathianathan (the VC) explore the retail sector startup community on This Week in Innovation podcast. We discuss the trends driving the retail industry and examine the emerging technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, machine learning, low code, cloud computing, SaaS, data, robots, augmented reality, virtual reality, livestreaming, personalization, recommendations and QR codes being built to take advantage of them. We interview founders, VC’s, entrepreneurs, retail executives and CIO’s to better understand the digital transformation and innovation happening in the retail sector.

Language:

English


Episodes

Vicki Cantrell on the VIP Awards

9/15/2023
#VIPAwards #VendorsinPartnership #vendorawards #partnership On today’s pod I catch up with Vicki Cantrell, Chief Executive Officer Vendors in Partnership LLC. The Vendors in Partnership (VIP) Awards are an industry celebration for the solution providers that power the retail ecosystem, and the new ways that partnerships were formed and challenges were overcome. They want to acknowledge service to this industry, and will recognize and celebrate a willingness to transform from within, create deep and perceptive partnerships, and great solutions. Give it a listen and let us know what you think? Podcast Guest Vicki Cantrell Chief Executive Officer Vendors in Partnership LLC Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN Google Podcasts https://tinyurl.com/3bau5xpz Substack https://jeffroster.substack.com YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRwY8GoqzSxj45G6hOBGWOQ Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #thisweekininnovation, #TRI22, #5ForcesOfInnovation, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #emergingtechnologies, #Retailers, #retail, #retailindustry, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail,

Duration:00:42:20

ROI Super Saturday 2024 – What You Need to Know

8/28/2023
On today’s episode of This Week in Innovation I had a fantastic discussion with my old friend Greg Buzek of IHL Services. Greg has two full time jobs. One is running IHL Services and the other is Retail Orphan Initiative. Greg shared some of the history of @RetailROI and the theme for Retail Orphan Initiative Super Saturday 2024. Ricardo Belmar, cohost of Retail Razor joined me to help me discuss how a vendor can use Retail Orphan Initiative Super Saturday to make a big impact on @NRF 2024 weeks before the start of the show. Give it a listen and let us know what you think? Podcast Guest Greg Buzek President/Chief AI Officer - IHL Group / President/Treasurer – Retail Orphan Initiative Twitter https://twitter.com/GregBuzek LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregbuzek/ Email greg@ihlservices.com Website https://ihlservices.com https://www.retailroi.org Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN Google Podcasts https://tinyurl.com/3bau5xpz Substack https://jeffroster.substack.com YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRwY8GoqzSxj45G6hOBGWOQ Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K

Duration:00:25:25

Retail Razor & This Week in Innovation: An #NRF Conversation

2/5/2023
Ricardo Belmar, of Retail Razor, and I had a crazy idea of dragging our microphones around #nrf2023 and interviewing very interesting people. We weren't sure what to expect or even how to prepare. Turns out it was an amazing experience. This is the first of 4 separate episodes. Give it a listen and let us know what you think? Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #thisweekininnovation, #TRI22, #5ForcesOfInnovation, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #emergingtechnologies, #Retailers, #retail, #retailindustry, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail, #innovation, #innovationstrategy, #retailinnovation, #Startup, #Startups, #retailtrends, #retailinsights, #retailnews, #retailtech, #Gartner, #IHL, #ArtificialIntelligence , #AI, #cloud, #data , #deeplearning, #naturallanguageprocessing , #sentimentanalysis , #conversationalai, #InternetOfThings, #IoT, #machinelearning, #Blockchain, #virtualreality, #augmentedreality,

Duration:01:06:55

Post CES & NRF Analysis with the Iterate.ai Team

2/4/2023
Brian and I caught up with the Iterate.ai team to hear what they found at both CES and NRF. Give it a listen and let us know what you think? Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN LaunchPadOne https://www.launchpaddm.com/pd/This-Week-in-Innovation?showAllEpisodes=true Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #thisweekininnovation, #TRI22, #5ForcesOfInnovation, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #emergingtechnologies, #Retailers, #retail, #retailindustry, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail, #innovation, #innovationstrategy, #retailinnovation, #Startup, #Startups, #retailtrends, #retailinsights, #retailnews, #retailtech, #DigitalTransformation, #VentureCapital, #VC, #Founders, #Entrepreneurs, #startupstrategies, #startupfunding, #startupstories, #startupsuccess, #startupfounders, #retailstartups, #founderstories, #founderlife, #Gartner, #ArtificialIntelligence , #AI , #conversationalai, #InternetOfThings, #IoT, #machinelearning, #Blockchain, #virtualreality, #augmentedreality, #vr, #3d, #ar, #xr, #NFTs, #unifiedcommerce, #socialcommerce, #mobile, #metaverse, #unifiedcommerce, #socialcommerce, #lowcode,

Duration:00:42:11

My appearance on the Creating The Greatest Show Podcast

1/25/2023
This episode is my appearance on Casey Cheshire's Creating The Greatest Show podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation. Casey Cheshire is a marketer, serial entrepreneur, and adventurer. He has been in EO for close to 10 years and counts his relationships as a key reason for his continued success. Casey’s passion for podcasting led to him founding Ringmaster Conversational Marketing. Ringmaster helps B2B businesses launch podcasts that drive growth and revenue. Previously, Casey founded and ran Cheshire Impact for 10 years. It became the top Salesforce Pardot marketing automation solutions partner in the world before a successful exit in 2021. He is also a US Marine Corps Veteran where he served in the Infantry and deployed to some very hot climates. In his free time, Casey likes to skydive, climb mountains, and pretend to be a hungry bear for his two kids. Give it a listen and let us know what you think? Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN LaunchPadOne https://www.launchpaddm.com/pd/This-Week-in-Innovation?showAllEpisodes=true Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #thisweekininnovation, #TRI22, #5ForcesOfInnovation, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #emergingtechnologies, #Retailers, #retail, #retailindustry, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail,

Duration:00:43:32

#RunUpToNRF23: How Startups Can Work With The Media

1/11/2023
Gabriella Bock and Natalie Arana of RETHINK Retail drop by the pod to give advice to startups on how to more effectively engage with the press at conferences and day to day operations. Give it a listen and let us know what you think? Podcast Guest Gabriella Bock Head of Content & Production RETHINK Retail Natalie Arana Director of Brand Marketing & Communities RETHINK Retail Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN LaunchPadOne https://www.launchpaddm.com/pd/This-Week-in-Innovation?showAllEpisodes=true Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #thisweekininnovation, #TRI22, #5ForcesOfInnovation, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #emergingtechnologies, #Retailers, #retail, #retailindustry, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail,

Duration:00:29:55

#RunUpToNRF23: Jeff Ketner, CEO, Ketner Group: Advice for Founders about Public Relations

1/9/2023
Jeff Ketner, CEO of Ketner Group stopped by to discuss public relations strategies for startups. Give it a listen and let us know what you think? Podcast Guest Jeff Ketner Chief Executive Officer Ketner Group Communications Email jeff@ketnergroup.com LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-ketner-7b297a/ Website https://ketnergroup.com Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN LaunchPadOne https://www.launchpaddm.com/pd/This-Week-in-Innovation?showAllEpisodes=true Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #thisweekininnovation, #TRI22, #5ForcesOfInnovation, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #emergingtechnologies, #Retailers, #retail, #retailindustry, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail,

Duration:00:30:52

Roshan Jhunja, GM, Square on Consumer Trends 2022 -23

1/8/2023
On today’s episode I talk consumer survey data with Roshan Jhunja, General Manager, Square. TWiINN will always be an audio first pod but today’s discussion is data heavy. The below link will take you to a blog post of each of the data slides. https://thisweekininnovation.com/blog/data-slides-for-the-roshan-jhunja-gm-square-on-consumer-trends-2022-23 Give it a listen…or a view and let us know what you think? Podcast Guest Roshan Jhunja General Manager, Square Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #thisweekininnovation, #TRI

Duration:00:31:03

Michael Zakkour, Founder, 5 NEW DIGITAL on Immersive Commerce (Hint – It’s the Metaverse)

1/3/2023
On today’s episode Michael Zakkour, Founder, 5 New Digital stops by to talk about his view of Immersive Commerce. What is Immersive Commerce? I believe it's a far more intelligent way to talk about the collection of technologies that make up the metaverse. All these technologies are on different adoption profiles. They really need to be analyzed independently while being collected in one technology bucket for forecasting purposes. Going forward I'll use Immersive Commerce and Metaverse interchangably. 5 New Digital is a global retail and digital commerce consulting firm with offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia. 5 New Digital founder Michael Zakkour has worked with hundreds of companies on their retail, eCommerce, marketing, technology and international growth strategies for more than 25 years. He is one of “Rethink Retail’s 2022 Top 100 Retail Influencers”, the author of two Amazon best sellers “The New Retail” and “China’s Super Consumers” a 5-time “Alibaba Global Digital Influencer” and his thought leadership and status as a retail futurist in Immersive Commerce, Unified Commerce, Live-Streaming, and Metaverse Retail has made him a sought-after consultant, keynote speaker, C-Suite coach and media personality. The 5 New Digital research, strategy and execution teams focus on short-term engagements that empower our clients to quickly break down the walls between online and offline commerce and reimagine how retail, digital commerce, supply chain, and content, MUST be integrated at home and internationally to thrive in a Unified Commerce World. 5ND delivers world class implementation and execution services for B2C, D2C and B2B eCommerce that changes the way people think about and engage with brands and products through unified retail strategies. Give it a listen and let us know what you think? Podcast Guest Michael Zakkour Founder, 5 New Digital Email michael@5newdigital.com Website https://www.5newdigital.com Twitter https://twitter.com/michaelzakkour LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-zakkour-150b865/ Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #thisweekininnovation, #TRI22, #5ForcesOfInnovation, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #emergingtechnologies, #Retailers, #retail, #retailindustry, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail, #innovation, #innovationstrategy, #retailinnovation, #Startup, #Startups, #retailtrends, #retailinsights, #retailnews, #retailtech, #DigitalTransformation, #VentureCapital, #VC, #Founders, #Entrepreneurs, #startupstrategies, #startupfunding, #startupstories, #startupsuccess, #startupfounders, #retailstartups, #founderstories, #founderlife, #Gartner, #IHL,

Duration:00:29:43

#RunUpToNRF23: Ricardo Belmar on Vendor Marketing Strategies at Conferences

12/31/2022
Ricardo Belmar joins me to discuss marketing strategies startups can use at conferences like #NRF23. Ricardo is also a cohost of Retail Razor, https://redcircle.com/shows/retailrazorshow. I highly recommend that pod. Give it a listen and let us know what you think? Podcast Guest Ricardo Belmar Director Partner Marketing Advisor for Retail & Consumer Goods Microsoft Twitter - https://bit.ly/twRBelmar LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/LIRBelmar RetailWire - https://bit.ly/RWRBelmar Retail Tech Advisor & Podcaster The Retail Razor Show Twitter: https://bit.ly/TwRRazor LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/LI-RRazor YouTube: https://bit.ly/RRShowYouTube Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/RetailRazorShow Retail Razor Show Episode Page: https://bit.ly/RRShowPod Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #thisweekininnovation, #TRI22, #5ForcesOfInnovation, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #emergingtechnologies, #Retailers, #retail, #retailindustry, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail, #innovation, #innovationstrategy, #retailinnovation, #Startup, #Startups, #retailtrends, #retailinsights, #retailnews, #retailtech, #DigitalTransformation, #VentureCapital, #VC, #Founders, #Entrepreneurs, #startupstrategies, #startupfunding, #startupstories, #startupsuccess, #startupfounders, #retailstartups, #founderstories, #founderlife, #Gartner, #IHL,

Duration:00:38:41

The State of Retail Sector Startup Community

12/15/2022
On today's This Week in Innovation Brian and I discuss the state of the retail sector startup community. This is the first time we are incorporating video. TWiINN will always be an audio first pod but we do want to take advantage of the growing interest in video. Today's discussion is very data centric. The slides we discuss are below. I will also be publishing the actual video to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRwY8GoqzSxj45G6hOBGWOQ and in a blog post at https://thisweekininnovation.com/blog/retailstartups Give it a listen...and now a view and let us know what you think. Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3 Slide 4 Slide 5 Slide 6 Slide 7 Slide 8 Slide 9 Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #thisweekininnovation, #TRI22, #5ForcesOfInnovation, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #emergingtechnologies, #Retailers, #retail, #retailindustry, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail, #innovation, #innovationstrategy, #retailinnovation, #Startup, #Startups, #retailtrends, #retailinsights, #retailnews, #retailtech, #DigitalTransformation, #VentureCapital, #VC, #Founders, #Entrepreneurs, #startupstrategies, #startupfunding, #startupstories, #startupsuccess, #startupfounders, #retailstartups, #founderstories, #founderlife, #Gartner, #IHL, #ArtificialIntelligence , #AI, #cloud, #data , #conversationalai, #InternetOfThings, #IoT, #machinelearning, #Blockchain, #virtualreality, #augmentedreality, #personalization, #datamining, #SaaS, #Recommendations, #QRcodes, #Robots, #vr, #3d, #ar, #xr, #NFTs, #livestreaming, #drones, #dronetechnology, #dronedelivery, #lastmiledelivery, #samedaydelivery #BOPIS, #lastmilelogistics, #lastmile, #metaverse, #Cryptocurrency, #unifiedcommerce, #socialcommerce, #lowcode, #frictionlesspayments, #contactlessretail , #instorepicku

Duration:00:36:24

Anastasia Georgievskaya, Haut.AI, CEO on How AI Revolutionizes the Beauty Retail Sector

11/16/2022
Anastasia, the co-founder, and CEO of Haut.AI, reveals how AI-powered image analysis can revolutionize skincare commerce. Haut.AI’s SaaS platform offers a precise way for beauty brands and retailers to connect with their customers' needs using AI and provide personalized retail experiences. Backed by data-driven, cutting-edge research and technology, Haut.AI is taking tech outside the laboratory and into in-home, retail, and spa settings. In this episode, we discuss what’s behind bespoke...

Duration:00:35:45

#RunUpToNRF23: Greg Buzek on How To Work With Analysts

11/14/2022
Greg Buzek, Founder and President of IHL Group and one of the Founders of the Retail Orphan Initiative (www.retailROI.org) joins me to discuss the job of an analyst and how are the best ways for Founders to better engage with analysts at any conference. Greg was noted by RIS News as one of the Top 10 Influentials in Retail and the National Retail Federation as one of "The List of People Shaping Retail's Future", he has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from The Ohio State...

Duration:00:39:47

#RunupToNRF23: Wendy Shlensky on the Strategic Nature of Analyst Relations

10/27/2022
Wendy Shlensky is an out of the box thinker and Analyst Relations maven. What is a maven? It is someone who translates complexities into lay language. She has been working in with industry analysts for over 20 years, starting at Giga Information Group, Forrester Research, starting the analyst relations program at Cognizant, creating a CoE at Infosys, starting a program at HGS before starting her own analyst relations advisory consulting firm, Canopy Communications & Marketing, Inc. We...

Duration:00:38:30

Gabriel Paunescu on Building an ERP via LowCode

10/24/2022
Naologic offers a visual way to build enterprise applications that can increase efficiencies and increases the bottom line for business owners. There's no need to hire developers or IT experts who are expensive and time-consuming to work with. Firms can use the software to customize apps for sales, HR, services, financials and make decisions faster—with better data. Small companies can create solutions that improve operations and help them grow their ROI. Larger companies can build...

Duration:00:36:02

Alexandr Galkin, CEO and founder, Competera on Building a Modern Pricing Platform,

10/20/2022
Competera Pricing platform enables retailers and brands across all retail industries and markets to increase customer trust by setting and maintaining optimal price positions. By continuously calculating and re-quantifying billions of possible price combinations, the platform’s deep learning algorithms increase the enterprise clients’ gross margin by 6%. The optimal price recommendations across the entire pricing life cycle from initial, shelf to markdown and promo price are based on 20+...

Duration:00:12:11

ULTA Beauty Launches Prisma Ventures to Invest in Startups

10/3/2022
Michelle Pacynski, VP, Digital Innovation at Ulta Beauty and Fund Advisor, Prisma Ventures and Agustina Sartori, Sr Director Innovation at Ulta Beauty and Managing Director Prisma Ventures joins us to discuss the role Prisma Ventures will play in driving innovation for ULTA Beaty. How it Works Prisma Ventures partners with early-stage startups that are primarily Series Seed and Series A technology companies within the following innovation pillars: These pillars mirror Ulta Beauty’s...

Duration:00:35:02

Sandeep Casi, Founding Steward, Ronin X Foundation on the Challenges & Opportunities of the Metaverse

8/24/2022
Sandeep Casi is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with experience in the Automotive & Media industries where he led Product for Automotive workflow, Visual Effects workflow, Post Production workflow, Online Video, Advertising, #AI, #ML, & #Blockchain. He joins up today to discuss his work at the RoninX foundation and opportunities and challenges of the #Metaverse. RoninX foundation (Non Profit Org) via open source is designing and developing a glass to glass protocol to enable decentralized streaming at 8K resolution, and very large file transfers into decentralized storage. We are designing a new network protocol called Integrated Real Time Protocol (IRP) via community participation by adhering to these first principles: Give it a listen and let us know what you think? Sandeep Casi Founding Steward Ronin X Foundation http://roninx.foundation/ Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN LaunchPadOne https://www.launchpaddm.com/pd/This-Week-in-Innovation?showAllEpisodes=true Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #innovation, #innovationstrategy, #retailinnovation,#Startup, #Startups, #Retailers, #retail, #retailindustry, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail , #retailtrends, #retailinsights, #retailnews, #retailtech, #thisweekininnovation, #DigitalTransformation, , #emergingtechnologies, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #VentureCapital, #VC, #Founders, #Entrepreneurs, #startupstrategies, #startupfunding #startupstories #startupsuccess #startupfounders, #retailstartups, #founderstories #founderlife #Gartner, #IHL, #TRI22, #5ForcesOfInnovation, #ArtificialIntelligence , #AI, #cloud, #data , #deeplearning, #naturallanguageprocessing , #sentimentanalysis , #conversationalai, #InternetOfThings, #IoT, #machinelearning, #Blockchain,#virtualreality, #augmentedreality, #personalization, #datamining, #SaaS, #Recommendations, #QRcodes, #Robots, #vr, #3d, #ar, #xr, #NFTs, #unifiedcommerce, #socialcommerce, #mobile, #unifiedcommerce, #socialcommerce, #lowcode,

Duration:00:38:02

Gwen Morrison Partner, Candezent Advisory & Retail Cities Consultant on the The Intersection of Digital Innovation and Physical Retail

6/16/2022
Gwen Morrison, Partner, Candezent Advisory joined Brian and I for a discussion on the rapid evolutiuon of retail, the buildout of the metaverse and the state of voice technology. Gwen has an extensive retail agency and consulting background in shopper insights and retail innovation. Over 15 years at WPP leading their Global Retail Practice commerce initiatives across the group. Hosted large agency/ client events around the world. As a trend expert, developed the themes, curated content and recruited ad tech sponsors. Analyzed purchase platforms and new physical formats reshaping shopping rituals across the globe. Particular interest in the impact of Voice driving fulfillment shopping while Visual Search inspires exploration of new lifestyle ideas. Have consulted on new technologies for measuring and optimizing productivity of the shelf. Innovations series for clients including Walgreens Boots Alliance, Nestle, IKEA, Ford, TJX, Macy's, Walmart International, BP, Falabella, and Microsoft. Speaker at Industry events on the new era of unified commerce where data drives brand content, product innovation and future access to goods and services. Give it a listen and let us know what you think? Today’s guest Gwen Morrison Partner, Candezent Advisory Consultant, Retail Cities Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN LaunchPadOne https://www.launchpaddm.com/pd/This-Week-in-Innovation?showAllEpisodes=true Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #innovation, #thisweekininnovation, #DigitalTransformation, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #emergingtechnologies, #5ForcesOfInnovation, #TRI2022, #tri2022, #Startup, #Startups, #Retailers, #retail, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail, #retailtrends, #VentureCapital, #VC, #Founders, #Entrepreneurs, #Gartner, #IHL, #mentorship, #ArtificialIntelligence, #AI, #cloud, #InternetOfThings, #IoT, #Blockchain, #LowCode, #Data, #conversationalai, #virtualreality, #augmentedreality, #livestreaming, #socialcommerce, #metaverse, #NFTs,

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Brandon Rael, Business Transformation Leader, Capgemini Invent on Driving Innovation

6/10/2022
Brandon Rael, Business Transformation Leader, Capgemini Invent joins us to talk about innovation in retail. Today’s guest Brandon Real Brandon Rael Business Transformation Leader Capgemini Invent Podcast Hosts Jeff Roster Twitter https://twitter.com/JeffPR LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-roster-bb51b8/ Website https://thisweekininnovation.com Brian Sathianathan Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianVision Website https://www.iterate.ai Podcast Website https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-f8asf-af2782 https://thisweekininnovation.com Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-innovation/id1562068014 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2QDqTUnt6jebdRHbRzSTJN LaunchPadOne https://www.launchpaddm.com/pd/This-Week-in-Innovation?showAllEpisodes=true Listen Notes https://lnns.co/2QPSfnizE5K #TRI2022, #innovation,#retail, #thisweekininnovation, #DigitalTransformation, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #emergingtechnologies, #5ForcesOfInnovation, , #Startup, #Startups,,#Retailers, #retail, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail, #retailtrends, #ArtificialIntelligence , #AI, #cloud, #InternetOfThings, #IoT, #Blockchain, #LowCode, #conversationalai,,#supply chain, #computervision, #VentureCapital, #VC, #Founders, #Entrepreneurs, #mobile, #Gartner, #IHL, #virtualreality, #augmentedreality, #vr, #3d, #ar, #XR, #livestreaming, #socialcommerce, #metaverse, Transcript [00:00:00] Jeff Roster: hello everybody. And welcome back to this weekend. Innovation today. [00:00:02] I have a, an old clubhouse friend Brandon Al business transformation leader at cap Gemini invent Brandon. Welcome to the. [00:00:10] Brandon Real: Thank you so much, Jeff, for having me. It's a pleasure to meet you, Brian as well. [00:00:13] Brian Sath: Likewise, welcome Brandon. [00:00:15] Jeff Roster: So Brandon, why don't you start by talking about, we all know cap Gemini, but cap Gemini invent is a term that I a group that I haven't, I've just only started to take a look at. [00:00:24] So why don't you unpack a little bit about what that is. Tell us about yourself, your background and what you're doing. [00:00:30] Brandon Real: yeah. First about my background as you mentioned in our clubhouse meetings I have a deep background in retail merchandising, supply chain. I actually was a retailer, so I walked the walk. [00:00:39] I talked the talk and and I enjoy just solving complex business challenges and enabling through technology events and some transforming businesses and growing revenue, his dreams, and just halfway through my career, I decided to make the pivot over to consulting. And I joined a number of firms where I've focused on business digital and technology transformations and helping to pivot these organizations, especially in the [00:01:00] retail space, to the new ways of shopping in the ways of engaging a customer and especially all the digital. [00:01:06] Innovations have come up the last five to 10 years, I've really focused on the customer journey, the customer experience and across all the platform, which you can imagine cap Gemini invent is essentially the transformation innovation powerhouse that doesn't compare to the larger firm. [00:01:19] People know that cap I is at really KA is that really Lauries a significant. Technology implementation partner that's that really works with companies for two or four, five year engagements that really drives process improvements. And then is that integration partner you have, but then, but the innovation side is really that kept my inventing. [00:01:36] It's a conglomeration of about 10 different firms that were acquired the last three or four years. And I think back in 2018, the firm decided to create this subsidiary that focused on digital transformations. Really accelerating ideas and not just driving innovative ideas, but how do you actually operationalize those? [00:01:55] How do you make them real? How do you actually make provide significant...

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