RetailTechPodcast

A podcast series covering technologies and business turning the wheels of online and offline retail.

LATEST EPISODES

Interview with Forte Fitness CEO Lauren Foundos on the future of fitness distribution and commerce

Interview with Forte Fitness CEO Lauren Foundos on the future of fitness distribution and commerce

Interview with WatchBox CEO Danny Govberg on the future of the preowned luxury and vintage watch market

In this interview I speak with Danny Govberg CEO of WatchBox on the future of the pre-owned luxury and vintage watch market and how the balance a business operating in multiple continents.

Interview with Bob Negen CEO of Whizbang retail academy on how to help SMB retailers survive and thrive in the digital age

Interview with Bob Negen CEO of Whizbang retail academy on how to help SMB retailers survive and thrive in the digital age.

Interview with Magento VP Peter Sheldon on the Adobe acquisition and future of commerce

Interview with Magento VP Peter Sheldon on the Adobe acquisition and future of commerce

Interview with Corrine Allen, COO of Goodwill of Orange County on the ins and outs of the thrift business and the critical role non-profits play in our communities

In this interview I spoke with Corrine Allen COO of Goodwill of Orange County about her experience growing and leading an omni-channel retail organization with over 20 locations, online and 2000 employees.

Interview with Michael Klein Director of Strategy at Adobe on Experience Cloud Developments, Conversational Commerce and more

In yet another fascinating conversation with Michael Klein Director of Industry Strategy at Adobe we discuss the Magento acquisition, a smaller voice acquisition and a lot moe key topics on how the world of retail, online and offline is changing. 

Interview with ShopGoodwill.com Sr. Director on using e-commerce to expand the reach of local Goodwill chapters and the Thrift business.

In my second interview with Goodwill Industries International I spoke with Ryan Smith, Sr. Director of e-commerce operations at shopgoodwill.com.

Interview with Goodwill Industries International Director of online and mobile on managing an omni-channel retail experience with a purpose.

In this interview I sepak with Adam Stiska Director of Mobile and Digital Strategies at Goodwill Industries International (Goodwill) on managing a multi-stakeholder commerce and online technology strategy.

Interview with Alpha co-founder on product management and rapid experimentation in developing new products.

In this interview I spoke with Nis Frome co-founder of Alpha.  Alpha helps enterprises get access to consumer insights rapidly. Alpha’s platform enables management teams to make data-driven decisions about users, products, and markets. By streamlining the workflow to source a target audience, design interactive prototypes, and run experiments, Alpha’s end-to-end platform lets you go from plain-English question to on-demand user insights in two days.

Interview with b8ta founder and president Phillip Raub on building the platform for the future of retail

I spoke with Phillip Raub, founder and president of b8ta, the startup that's building a platform to build modern physical retail experiences on top of.  b8ta has shown that the traditional mold of what a retail experience was can be broken and re-constructed successfully, and now some of the largest traditional retailers are joining them.

Interview with MPP Global SVP Melissa Pegus on subscription commerce, media business dynamics and workplace diversity

In this interview I spoke with MPP Global SVP Melissa Pegus on subscription commerce, media business dynamics and workplace diversity.  Melissa has an extensive background in e-commerce and subscription business models and currently a member of the senior executive team at MPP.  Subscription commerce is a growing trend among brands and retailers and MPP helps companies with the payment as well as other aspects of the subscription mode.  We also discussed subscriptions in media and publication and last but not least her background and what companies can do to improve diversity in all aspects of business.

Interview with SnapLogic VP of Product Craig Stewart on the role of APIs in the enterprise

In this interview I spoke with Craig Stewart VP of Product at SnapLogic.  SnapLogic provides products and services that help enterprises use API's and manage the performance and integration with over 450 outside applications.

Interview with Betty Blocks CEO Chris Obdam - What is no-code software and the role of developers in future of product innovation

In this interview I spoke with Chris Obdam, CEO of Betty Blocks on the topic of no-code and low-code software development.  Betty Blocks is one of the leading companies in this space with the vision of enabling business users, aka citizen developers, the power to create applications quickly without the need to involve IT and development teams.

Interview with Simon Kemp, Founder and CEO of Kepios on Global Web and Mobile Trends

In this Interview I spoke with Simon Kemp, Founder and CEO of Kepios on Global Web and Mobile Trends.  Kepios recently released a comprehensive report in conjunction with HootSuite and We Are Social on the state of Digital including Web, Mobile, chat and many other details on every country in the world.  The report has more than 5,000 slides and covers 239 countries.

Interview with Vantage and StitcherAds on How to Make Sense of Online and Offline Commerce Data to Facilitate Shopper Actions

In this interview at the shoptalk 2018 conference I spoke with two guests, Aran Hamilton, co-founder and president of Vantage and Conor Ryan co-founder and SVP of StitcherAds.  Both companies are helping omni-channel retailers use the massive amounts of data they capture and turn it into experiences to help shoppers within the retailers and brands' various touch points.

Interview with Line Tousignant Sr. Director Global Retail at Valtech on Waves of Change in Retail

In this interview I spoke with Line Tousignant from Valtech a digital design and implementation agency working with clients on multiple continents on what they see as the waves of change in how consumers interact and expect from retailers and how retailers are responding and adapting with the change.  In December of last year Valtech surveyed 500+ online shoppers across the United States. In addition, Valtech interviewed leading retailer 1-800-Flowers.com, along with industry experts, to deliver this comprehensive report.

Interview with Georg Richter, CEO of OceanX on subscription commerce and recurring revenues in retail

In this interview I spoke with Georg Richter, a long time executive and innovator in the subscription business model on starting OceanX, a platform for running subscription models for ecommerce, CPG and brands.

Interview with Drew Giovannoli of Bazaarvoice on the latest in e-commerce personalization

In this interview at the Shoptalk 2018 conference in Las Vegas I spoke with Drew Giovannoli, product marketing manager at Bazaarvoice.  To understand the latest consumer needs and expectations when it comes to e-commerce personalization Bazaarvoice recently partnered with ResearchNow to survey more than 1,000 consumers in the United States to learn what consumers were experiencing across five key industries — Apparel, Health and Beauty, Sporting Goods and Equipment, Home Improvement, and Auto Parts and Accessories.  We discuss the different aspects of how personalization is views in 2018 and what tools and services Bazaarvoice is working on.

Interview with Shopin CEO Eran Eyal on building a Universal Shopper Profile on Blockchain

Today on Retail Tech Podcast, we speak with Eran Eyal, CEO and founder of Shopin. We kick this segment off by discussing the various use cases of the Shopin app, which seeks to combine blockchain and AI to improve personalized shopping experiences. We’ll discuss details on how users and retailers can benefit from Shopin’s universal shopper profiles, how they can help control your personal data, and touch upon a few technical aspects of integrating Shopin . We’ll also discuss SEC regulations of ICO token sales in the United States and for Shopin tokens in particular and what’s ahead for this exciting venture. Something you won’t want to miss: Eran talks about design and blockchain jobs at Shopin, for those interested in NYC and remote employment.  Listen to the podcast on iTunes.

Interview with Appsolutely CEO Patrick Palacios on using Blockchain in Retail and Loyalty programs

Today on Retail Tech Podcast, we speak with tech entrepreneur Patrick Palacios, founder and CEO of Loyalcoin and Appsolutely. We start off with an introduction to Appsolutely, a service focused on customer rewards with the aim of optimizing customer engagement by implementing a universal rewards blockchain economy, using the LoyalCoin token. Built on the LoyalPlatform, the LoyalCoin token is a digital asset in which consumers and merchants can participate in universal rewards programs. Patrick and I discuss the unique approach to the loyalcoin ICO and its innovative applications of blockchain to the retail industry.Did you know you can listen to the podcast on iTunes too?  Please remember to rate and subscribe!

Interview with Shopify Plus VP and GM Loren Padelford on how Shopify is extending beyond SMB e-commerce and working with Brands

This time on Retail Tech Podcast, I interview Loren Padelford, Vice President and GM of Shopify Plus, a cloud based, fully hosted e-commerce platform aimed towards high-growth, high-volume merchants. In this episode, we discuss how you can scale your high growth online store, and implement exclusive Shopify features, all while offering the seamless online retail experience Shopify is famous for.  We also delve into ideas about blockchain applications to retail, Shopify's new partnership with Snapchat, and how Shopify might soon become involved in the Cannabis industry. BONUS: we ask Loren what online retail niche he would focus on to start a store! Join us for all this, and more, on the Tech Retail podcast.

Interview with Mike Zorn, Workjam VP of Workplace Strategy on Using Mobile to Improve Employee Engagement in Retail Stores

In this episode of Retail Tech Podcast, I interview Mike Zorn of WorkJam -- a cross platform mobile app that empowers employees and employers in the area of workforce engagement. Mike and I discuss valuable employee engagement strategies, how to reduce turnover rate, and how to retain your top employees and salespeople. We also take a look ahead into the future of the gig economy, why computers won't steal everyone's jobs, and what's in store for users as voice recognition software becomes more prevalent.

Interview with Activant Capital Founder and Partner Steve Sarracino on Investing in the Future of Retail

In this interview I spoke with Activant Capital Founder and Partner Steve Sarracino on Investing in the Future of Retail.

Interview with Vicky Zadeh CEO of RakutenFitsMe on the role Fit and Size play in online apparel commerce

In this interview I spoke with Vicky Zadeh CEO of RakutenFitsMe which helps e-commerce retailers offer Fit and Size information to their shoppers.

NRF 2018 Interview with Kelly Goetsch, CPO of commercetools on Low-Code, No-Code and the Cloud decision for retailers

In this interview from the podcast booth at the NRF Big Show 2018 in New York I spoke with Kelly Goetsch, Chief Product Officer of commercetools on the newer software development methodologies known as Low-Code, No-Code and also a good conversation on the Cloud decision for retailers, and a big question re. Walmart's in a connected world.

Podcast interview with mode.ai CEO Eitan Sharon on shopping bots and future of Artificial Intelligence in ecommerce

In this podcast interview I speak with mode.ai CEO Eitan Sharon on shopping bots and future of Artificial Intelligence in ecommerce and retail.

How Europe's Payment Innovations Work with the US Consumer. Interview with Klarna US CEO Jim Lofgren

In this interview at the 2017 Shop.org conference in LA I spoke with Jim Lofgren, US CEO of payment tech company Klarna.

Interview with Episerver on Digital Commerce Transformation and using Microsoft Azure cloud services

In this interview I spoke with Ed Kennedy, commerce strategist at Episerver, a unified commerce and content personalization software vendor.

Shop.org 2017 interview with Kelly Goetsch, CPO of commercetools on the API ecosystem and Serverless Commerce

In this interview at the 2017 Shop.org conference podcast booth in Los Angeles, CA I spoke with Kelly Goetsch Chief Product Officer of commercetools about the Serverless Commerce concept, the API revolution in software and Microservices.  This episode is longer than my typical interviews but the topic is of utmost importance (perhaps the most important) in retail technologies so well deserving of the additional time.

What's new in Retail POS. Interview with Brad Tracy of HP

In this interview I spoke with Brad Tracy head or POS at HP as we discuss the new product release.