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Ian Percy
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Cathy Hotka
Principal
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Principal
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Larry Negrich
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Mohamed Amer
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Roger Saunders
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Ralph Jacobson
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IBM
 
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Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University
 
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SAP Global Retail Business Unit
 
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Mohamed Amer
Vice President, Global Integrated Retail Unit, SAP

Carlos Arámbula
Managing Partner, MarcasUSA LLC

Nikki Baird
Managing Partner, RSR Research

Ben Ball
Senior Vice President, Dechert-Hampe

M. Jericho Banks PhD
President, CEO, Forensic Marketing LLC

Gib Bassett
Global Program Director for Consumer Goods, Teradata Corp.

Zel Bianco
President, founder and CEO, Interactive Edge

Anne Bieler
Sr. Associate, Packaging and Technology Integrated Solutions

David Biernbaum
Senior Marketing and Business Development Consultant, David Biernbaum Associates LLC

Bill Bittner
Principal, BWH Consulting

John Boccuzzi, Jr.
Managing Partner, Boccuzzi, LLC

Peter J. Charness
SVP America, Global CMO, TXT Group

Eric Chester
Keynote Speaker, Author, Reviving Work Ethic, LLC

Kai Clarke
President, Kowa Optimed, Inc.

Liz Crawford
VP, Strategy & Insights, Match Drive

Bill Davis
Director, MB&G Consulting

J. Peter Deeb
Managing Partner, Deeb MacDonald & Associates, L.L.C.

W. Frank Dell II, CMC
President, Dellmart & Company

Gene Detroyer
Professor, Independent

Robert DiPietro
GVP Product Strategy & Business Development, Affinion Group

Janet Dorenkott
VP & Co-owner, Relational Solutions, Inc.

David Dorf
Sr. Director of Technology Strategy, Oracle Retail

Peter Fader
Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School of the Univ. of Pennsylvania

Doug Fleener
President and Managing Partner, Dynamic Experiences Group

Brian Fletcher
VP of Consulting Services, Insights in Marketing, LLC

Dan Frechtling
Vice President, Global Product Management, hibu, PLC

Jerry Gelsomino
Principal, FutureBest

Richard J. George, Ph.D.
Professor of Food Marketing, Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University

Jason Goldberg
VP Commerce Strategy, Razorfish

Max Goldberg
President, Max Goldberg & Associates

Kevin Graff
President, Graff Retail

Jeff Hall
President, Second To None

Bill Hanifin
Managing Director, Hanifin Loyalty LLC

Debbie Hauss
Editor-in-Chief, Retail TouchPoints

Mark Heckman
Principal, Mark Heckman Consulting

Dr. Paul Helman
Chief Science Officer, KSS Retail

Tim Henderson
Editor/Writer, Independent

Karen S. Herman
Founder & Design Director, Gustie Creative LLC

Gene Hoffman
President/CEO, Corporate Strategies International

Cathy Hotka
Principal, Cathy Hotka & Associates

Anne Howe
Senior Vice President, Shopper Solutions, part of Acosta Mosaic Group

Ted Hurlbut
Principal, Hurlbut & Associates

Shep Hyken
Chief Amazement Officer, Shepard Presentations, LLC

Ralph Jacobson
Global Consumer Products Industry Marketing Executive, IBM

Raymond D. Jones
Managing Director, Dechert-Hampe & Co.

John Karolefski
Editor in Chief, CPGmatters.com

Jesse Karp
Omnichannel Consulting Manager & Loyalty Practice Lead, Cognizant Business Consulting

Matthew Keylock
Senior Vice President, New Business Development and Partnerships, dunnhumbyUSA

Mel Kleiman
President, Humetrics

Marge Laney
President, Alert Technologies, Inc.

Kenneth Leung
Director of Enterprise Industry Marketing, Avaya

Ken Lonyai
Digital Innovation Strategist, co-founder, ScreenPlay InterActive

Jonathan Marek
Senior Vice President, Applied Predictive Technologies

Ron Margulis
Managing Director, RAM Communications

Ryan Mathews
Founder, ceo, Black Monk Consulting

Diana McHenry
Retail Client Partner, SAP for Retail

John McIndoe
Senior Vice President, Marketing, IRI

Martin Mehalchin
Partner, Lenati, LLC

Steve Montgomery
President, b2b Solutions, LLC

Joe Nassour
Chief Technology Officer, RetailTactics

Dr. Stephen Needel
Managing Partner, Advanced Simulations

Larry Negrich
Vice President, Marketing, nGage Labs

Brian Numainville
Principal, The Retail Feedback Group

Tony Orlando
Owner, Tony O's Supermarket & Catering

Mike Osorio
Senior VP Organizational Change Management, DFS Group

Chuck Palmer
Vice President of Strategy, JohnRyan

Bryan Pearson
President and CEO, LoyaltyOne

Ian Percy
President, The Ian Percy Corporation

Chris Petersen, PhD
President, Integrated Marketing Solutions

Lee Peterson
EVP Creative Services, WD Partners

Bob Phibbs
President/CEO, The Retail Doctor

Mark Price
Managing Partner, M Squared Group, Inc.

Dan Raftery
President, Raftery Resource Network Inc.

Christopher P. Ramey
President, Affluent Insights

Shilpa Rao
Practice Head - Merchandising, Tata Consultancy Services

Tom Redd
Vice President, Strategic Communications, SAP Global Retail Business Unit

Alexander Rink
CEO, 360pi

Frank Riso
Principal, Frank Riso Associates, LLC

Ed Rosenbaum
CEO, The Customer Service Rainmaker, Rainmaker Solutions

Paula Rosenblum
Managing Partner, RSR Research

Phil Rubin
CEO, rDialogue

Joel Rubinson
President, Rubinson Partners, Inc.

Roger Saunders
Managing Director, Prosper Business Development

Matt Schmitt
President, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Reflect

Camille P. Schuster, Ph.D.
President, Global Collaborations, Inc.

Dick Seesel
Principal, Retailing In Focus LLC

Naomi K. Shapiro
Market Communications Manager, Upstream Commerce

Todd Sherman
CMO, Point Inside

Herb Sorensen, Ph.D.
Scientific Advisor TNS Global Retail & Shopper, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Ehrenberg-Bass Institute

Carol Spieckerman
President, newmarketbuilders

Ben Sprecher
Business Development, Google

AmolRatna Srivastav
Asst. General Manager, Analytics and Insights, Tata Consultancy Services

Kelly Tackett
Research Director, Planet Retail

James Tenser
Principal, VSN Strategies

Warren Thayer
Editor & Managing Partner, Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer

Lance Thornswood
VP/Managing Director, inRetail

Joan Treistman
President, The Treistman Group LLC

Susan Viamari
Editor, Times & Trends, IRI

Adrian Weidmann
Principal, StoreStream Metrics, LLC

Dave Wendland
Vice President, Hamacher Resource Group

Roy White
Editor-at-large, RetailWire

Verlin Youd
Principal, VPY LLC

David Zahn
Owner, ZAHN Consulting, LLC

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