President and Chief Commercial Officer
Todd P. Michaud is a high energy Senior Executive with a sustained track record of driving breakout growth across fast-paced corporate, mid-market, and startup software organizations in the retail and CPG ecosystem. He is currently the President and Chief Commercial Officer at Hypersonix, Inc., a fast-growing, venture-backed, Silicon Valley company, specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered analytics for retailers, restaurants, hospitality and CPG companies. Prior to Hypersonix, Michaud was the President and Chief Customer Officer at private equity-backed Symphony Retail AI, a global enterprise AI leader that is focused on Grocers and CPGs. Michaud also spent a number of successful years as the President of publicly traded Retalix, a global shopper engagement and supply chain software provider for fast-moving-consumer-goods companies, which was sold to NCR Corporation in 2013. Once Retalix was integrated into NCR, Michaud was appointed to lead NCR’s Global Enterprise and Supply Chain business where he led a successful business turn-around converting this organization into one of NCR’s fastest growing and most profitable business units at the time. Before Retalix, Michaud spent four years as the President and CEO of Revionics, Inc., a highly-successful start-up focused on predictive analytics around pricing and promotions in retail. In his first start-up experience, Michaud was recruited to lead privately-held IDS, LLC in 2000, an enterprise software company for the Food Industry, as the President, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer. Michaud helped IDS to successfully sell to Retalix in 2005. Michaud began his career with 16 formative years with the IBM Corporation in increasingly responsible positions as a Sales and Marketing executive.
  • Posted on: 03/23/2021

    Is AI adoption moving too fast?

    I think AI adoption is retail is actually moving too slow. Tearing down data silos and understanding where companies can truly move the needle with AI will be central to its ultimate success. What is AI doing to generate profitable revenue growth? Part of the challenge for retailers is to cut through all of the noise associated with AI to understand what's real AI and what's not. There is no shortage of software vendors claiming to be AI who are actually not. AI Pinocchios if you will. At the same time, we see too many underfunded companies trying to enter the space. I have no doubt that there will be a vendor shakeout here like in other innovation areas. The good news is that AI does promise to transform many retail processes especially in marketing, merchandising, digital and supply chain.
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