Speakers
John stine
Jon Stine
Executive Director of Open Voice Network (OVN)
Jon Stine is the Executive Director of the Open Voice Network (OVN), a non-profit global association... dedicated to propelling the world of artificial intelligence-enabled voice assistance. He brings to this role more than 30 years of global leadership in the commerce and technology industries as co-founder of the Metro Group Future Store Initiative in Germany and the Pan-Pearl River Delta Initiative. He also served Cisco Systems retail-CPG consulting team, headed Cisco’s North America consulting practice for retail-CPG and was with Intel as the Global Enterprise Sales General Manager.
Vicki Cantrell
Vicki Cantrell
Retail Coach & Co-founder, VIP Awards
Vicki Cantrell is a retail strategist, community builder, former COO and CIO in the retail industry. Along... with co-founding the Vendors in Partnership (VIP) Awards, her most recent venture is Vendors in Partnership LLC, with the mission of celebrating strong partnerships between retailers and the support ecosystem. In her earlier stints she served as Retail Transformation Officer for Aptos, Inc., was NRF’s SVP, Communities and Executive Director, Shop.org., Chief Operating Officer of Tory Burch, CIO of Giorgio Armani Corporation and also held senior level positions with Gucci Group, Party City and JCPenney.
Mani
Mani Subramaniam
Retail Veteran
Mani Subramaniam is President, Business Focus at Litmus7 Systems Consulting. A retail veteran, he... leads client facing discussions while proposing solutions that retail clients face. He has been in retail for over 30 years. Starting with a long stint at Coles Myer in Australia, Mani has worked with several global retailers out of Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, the Middle East, Western Europe and North America.

So what happens to US retail when the masks come off ?

What happens when COVID protocols are no longer top of mind?
Will consumers go back to pre-pandemic shopping behaviors? Will we remember the pandemic as a germ-driven blip, a bump in the road? Will business go back to “normal” patterns and operations?

Will the only normal be a new one?
Are we now in the grip of a lasting market transition that is changing all the rules (and has ended the reigns of a number of well-known brands)?

Is it a bit of both?

OR
This webinar will showcase:
  • The implications for retailers when the pandemic slows -- when the masks come off
  • The remarkable hyper-speed development of leading US retailers during the early months of the COVID-19 crisis. Will retailers maintain this agile and “China-speed” culture of innovation?
  • Shopping behavior: will pandemic-based attitudes and actions continue to linger?
Join long-time industry leaders Vicki Cantrell, Jon Stine and Mani Subramaniam, along with leaders of Litmus7, VIP's "innovation partner of the year", to explore what's new, what's lasting, and what retail executives will be facing as the calendar turns into 2021 and beyond.

All registrants have the option of a one-on-one session with Vicki/Jon post the webinar.

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