42 episodes

Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of point-of-sale with the Rising Stars Podcast by Star Micronics, hosted by industry pro, Kate Orara. Join us as we explore the fascinating journeys of innovators and businesses who navigate the challenges of technology's rapid pace.

In every episode, Kate Orara, Star Micronics' Partner Development Manager, takes listeners on an exploration of emerging retail technology trends and strategies with global industry giants.

Star Micronics, a leader and innovator in POS and customer experience technology for over 60 years, welcomes you to help shape a brighter future for everyone. Let's rise together!

Enjoy anywhere you listen to podcasts, or watch the videos on YouTube. Stay up-to-date on all things Star by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Rising Stars Podcast Star Micronics

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    • 4.3 • 11 Ratings

Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of point-of-sale with the Rising Stars Podcast by Star Micronics, hosted by industry pro, Kate Orara. Join us as we explore the fascinating journeys of innovators and businesses who navigate the challenges of technology's rapid pace.

In every episode, Kate Orara, Star Micronics' Partner Development Manager, takes listeners on an exploration of emerging retail technology trends and strategies with global industry giants.

Star Micronics, a leader and innovator in POS and customer experience technology for over 60 years, welcomes you to help shape a brighter future for everyone. Let's rise together!

Enjoy anywhere you listen to podcasts, or watch the videos on YouTube. Stay up-to-date on all things Star by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

    NRF 2024 Insights: Retail's Digital Inflection Point

    NRF 2024 Insights: Retail's Digital Inflection Point

    In this episode of the Rising Stars Podcast, Kate Orara hosts a discussion with industry experts Jon Levin and Christophe Naasz from Star Micronics, unpacking key takeaways from NRF 2024: Retail's Big Show. They explore the delicate balance between embracing cutting-edge technologies like AI and addressing genuine market needs in one of the industry's most significant turning points.
    With an in-depth look at the ascension of labeling in e-commerce and omnichannel retail, this episode is packed with valuable insights on leveraging the right technology with the right strategy to truly enhance efficiency and customer satisfaction.
    This episode is essential for anyone interested in how the dynamic interplay of technology adoption, creative problem-solving, and the art of listening are shaping the future of retail.
    Stay up-to-date on all things Star by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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    • 45 min
    RMH's Blueprint for Retail Software Success

    RMH's Blueprint for Retail Software Success

    In Episode 38 of the Rising Stars Podcast, host Kate Orara from Star Micronics and guest Israel Morrison of Retail Management Hero (RMH) explore the cutting-edge RMH POS solutions revolutionizing retail.
    They discuss key industry innovations, strategies for conquering tablet-based POS systems, and RMH's approach to rapidly evolving technologies like the cloud, e-commerce, AI, and online ordering.
    This impactful episode is essential for understanding future retail trends and the role of RMH in driving industry disruption. Don't miss these valuable insights – perfect for Value-Added Resellers (VARs), software companies, and retail enthusiasts.
    Click here to connect with Israel Morrison on LinkedIn, and stay up-to-date on all things Star by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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    • 47 min
    New Dimensions in Payment Tech Evolution

    New Dimensions in Payment Tech Evolution

    Join us in the latest episode of the Rising Stars Podcast as host Kate Orara explores the exciting and dynamic world of payment technology with Heather Philpott, Director of Supplier Services at ScanSource.
    This insightful discussion covers crucial topics like remote key injection, the future of traditional payment devices, and the distinctions between multifunction and integrated payment systems. Heather sheds light on how virtual payments are transforming the industry, the impact of app-based payments like Venmo and Zelle, and the role of installment payment services like Afterpay, Affirm, and Klarna.
    We also delve into the changing roles of value-added resellers (VARs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) in the POS sector, the significance of collaborations in the industry, and potential future disruptions.
    This episode is packed with valuable insights for VARs and ISVs looking to venture into payments. Tune in to understand the trends shaping the retail payment landscape in 2024 and beyond.
    Click here to connect with Heather Philpott on LinkedIn, and stay up-to-date on all things Star by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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    • 36 min
    Biztracker's Edge: Innovating the POS Landscape

    Biztracker's Edge: Innovating the POS Landscape

    See the world of POS innovation in Episode 36 of the Rising Stars Podcast, hosted by Kate Orara and featuring Craig Kaliebe, Director of Business Development and Marketing at Biztracker. Discover the transformative impact of the company's "Fulfillment as a Service" model on the POS industry, exploring diverse applications from retail to healthcare.
    This episode unpacks the synergy between hardware supply and software solutions, highlights the evolving roles of VARs and ISVs, and delves into the critical aspects of data security and emerging technologies like AI and cloud computing.
    Join us for an insightful conversation that blends industry expertise, collaboration strategies, and the power of social media branding, providing valuable insights for anyone interested in the future of POS technology and business innovation.
    Click here to connect with Craig Kaliebe on LinkedIn, and stay up-to-date on all things Star by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    Also, be sure to visit Biztracker POS, Spartan POS, and Shop POS Portal for more info.
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    • 48 min
    Behind the Tech Curtain: Star's Integration Success

    Behind the Tech Curtain: Star's Integration Success

    In this episode of the Rising Stars Podcast, host Kate Orara invites us into the fascinating world of POS integration and technology with Mark Rasho, the mastermind behind Star Micronics' Integration Team.
    Join them as they delve into Star's industry-leading technologies, including TetherLAN and Android Open Accessory, and gain insights into the challenges and triumphs of integrating hardware with software in the fast-paced POS industry. From exploring the importance of seamless communication between SDKs and APIs to unveiling the future of software vendors in the face of evolving customer needs and technological advancements, this episode is a wealth of knowledge for anyone keen on mastering the art of POS integration success.
    Peek behind the curtain and discover how Star Micronics is revolutionizing the point-of-sale landscape, all while empowering software developers to thrive in this dynamic ecosystem.
    Click here to connect with Mark Rasho on LinkedIn, and stay up-to-date on all things Star by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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    • 36 min
    Bridging POS Software Innovation with VAR Expertise

    Bridging POS Software Innovation with VAR Expertise

    In the latest episode of the Rising Stars Podcast, host Kate Orara joins Colton Kaltenfeldt, Director of Marketing for POSGuys.com, for an enlightening discussion on the evolving POS landscape. Drawing from his rich experience, Colton underscores the strategic advantage of software developers partnering with value-added resellers (VARs) rather than navigating the market solo.
    He elaborates on how VARs, like POSGuys, ensure end-users receive unparalleled support and the proper hardware, alleviating some of the developers' pain points. Additionally, VARs help foster crucial industry connections for software companies and provide them with valuable feedback and advice.
    Dive in to understand the pivotal role of VARs in amplifying success for both developers and end customers in the rapidly shifting POS domain.
    Click here to connect with Colton Kaltenfeldt on LinkedIn, and stay up-to-date on all things Star by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    Loving the podcast? Subscribe now, and let us know what you think by leaving a review!

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

285Shiloh ,

Great resource

Great resource to keep up on trends. The host is very informative and interesting to listen to. I look forward to following this podcast.

JesseChris123 ,

Okay information but too long

I spent my time to listen to 2 episodes but they are filled with too much info and i cant focus until the end

Cisstyn ,

Great information about point of sale industry

Great guests and topics. I love how you can learn about what’s happening with point of sale across different industries. A must listen.

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