Editor-in-Chief, Retail TouchPoints
In her role as Editor-in-Chief, Debbie manages the multi-media components of Retail TouchPoints, including a weekly newsletter with an audience of more than 28,000 retail executives. She has worked as an editorial manager, writer and editor in various industries for more than 25 years. Debbie has served as the Managing Editor for Retail Information Systems News, the Chief Content Editor for Parentgiving.com, and a Project Manager and Copy Editor for a Lexis Nexis web site called lexisONE.com. In her spare time she runs marathons.
Founder and Principal, Diversity Limited
Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.
Analyst, ZDNet and CxOTalk
Michael Krigsman is recognized internationally as an analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and blogger. For CIOs and IT leadership, he addresses issues such as innovation, business transformation, project-related business objectives and strategy, and vendor planning. For enterprise software vendors and venture-funded startups, Michael offers advisory services on marketing, positioning, and influencer strategy. Michael started the influential web-based video show, CxOTalk, which brings together the top CIOs, CMOs, and Chief Digital Officers in the world for insightful conversation. He is often a judge in prestigious industry contests such as the CIO100 contest (CIO Magazine) and CRM Idol.
Co-founder and Editor, diginomica
Often describing his 24 year career in tech journalism as an accident from which he is still attempting to recover Stuart Lauchlan has acquired a formidable reputation for enticing interviewees into telling sometimes inconvenient truths. Stuart has worked on both sides of the Pond, covering the developments within the software industry, most recently focusing on providing detailed coverage of the cloud computing industry. He was the founder of Europe's first dedicated cloud computing web site, ran the successful Business Cloud Summit in London for four years and is a columnist in CloudPro. He's currently one of the founders and editors of diginomica (www.diginomica.com), a pioneering new approach to coverage and analysis of the enterprise software market and the emerging digital economy.
Editor in Chief – Integrated Solutions for Retailers & Retail Solutions Online
Matt Pillar has been writing on retail technology trends and operations since 2000, when he began covering retail technology for Business Solutions magazine. Later that year, he joined Integrated Solutions for Retailers magazine as Editor In Chief, helping to grow the title from a quarterly insert to a successful monthly publication. More recently, Pillar helped orchestrate the merger of Integrated Solutions for Retailers and tech sourcing site Retail Solutions Online. Today he serves as Editor In Chief of both titles. In this capacity he has authored thousands of case studies, trends articles, and opinion columns on retail technology and operations.
Managing Principal, Beagle Research Group
Denis is a well-known front office analyst and thought leader. He is the founder and managing principal of Beagle Research Group, LLC and the Bullpen Group, LLC working with Paul Greenberg, Esteban Kolsky and Brent Leary on major research projects. Pombriant’s work appears in most major CRM publications both in print and online, in both North America and Europe. His new research on social media adoption and benefits with Esteban Kolsky was published in August 2012. His new book, “The Subscription Economy — How Subscriptions Improve Business” is available on Amazon. Pombriant is always working on a book and he maintains an active research, writing and speaking calendar.
Editor-in-Chief, RIS News
Before becoming group editor-in-chief of RIS News, Joe was editor of Hospitality Technology, Consumer Goods Technology and VSR magazines. All are media franchises of Edgell Communications, which Joe joined in 2001. In 2002, the American Business Press judged a series of columns Joe wrote to be one of the three best regularly featured columns in the country. Joe is a frequently quoted interview source for USA Today, American Public Media (NPR), Washington Post and others. He is also a frequent speaker at retail conferences and in 2013 was named one of the top 50 Influencers in Retail.
Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group
Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish in four distinct moments of truth.
Principal and Managing Director, Service Performance Insight (SPI) Research
Jeanne Urich has been both a professional service executive for more than twenty-five years as well as a management consultant specializing in business optimization and transformation for companies engaged in delivering services. Her focus areas include: Strategy, Finance and Operations, Human Capital Alignment, Service Execution and Client Relationships, Service Sales, Marketing and Alliances. She is a world-renowned thought-leader, speaker and author on all aspects of Professional Services. Ms. Urich holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She also graduated from the Stanford and Brown University Executive Management programs in Marketing and Financial Services.
Associate Director, Research, Internet Retailer
Stefany Moore oversees data gathering, product development and analysis for the company’s North American research products, including The Top 500 Guide, known as the “Bible of E-Commerce”—now in its 11th year—and the Second 500, which covers the up and comers of the industry. She also speaks regularly at industry events and writes e-commerce news and analysis stories for Internet Retailer magazine, Top500Guide.com and InternetRetailer.com. In previous lives, she covered renewable energy for the investment community, the industrial construction industry, the crime beat for The Boston Globe and national politics for United Press International.