In the last 10 years, the business of retail has changed more than at any other time in history. On this podcast, we talk to the retail leaders who are not only weathering change, but thriving in it.
Building Data Systems from Scratch with Anna Barsby, Founder & Managing Partner at Tessiant
This episode features an interview with Anna Barsby, Founder and Managing Partner at Tessiant, a UK-based management consultancy, and the former CIO of Asda. As a people and change leader, Anna has spent her career helping to build cultures through the implementation and adoption of technology.
On this episode, Anna talks about the incredible opportunity of building a data system from scratch, what it was like to start her own organization during the pandemic, and how Asda recently partnered up with Dell to provide 7,000 laptops to school children in need.
The Business of Making Humans Very Productive with Max Pedró, Co-Founder & President of Takeoff Technologies
This episode features an interview with Max Pedró, Co-Founder & President of Takeoff Technologies. As an eCommerce and Financial Services entrepreneur, Max is working to transform online grocery by developing an ecosystem of automated micro-fulfillment centers.
On this episode, Max takes us inside the backroom of what he calls “the beehive of automation,” discusses why price cannot be overlooked in favor of speed and convenience, and lays out his vision for the grocery store of the future.
Getting Back to the Basics with Rod Sides, Global Leader of Deloitte Insights & Vice Chairman, US Retail and Distribution Leader
This episode features an interview with Rod Sides, Global Leader of Deloitte Insights & Vice Chairman, US Retail and Distribution Leader. For over 25 years, Rod has helped guide retailers as they navigate uncertainty, compete globally, and improve performance and profitability, creating efficient operations from top to bottom.
On this episode, Rod discusses the importance of getting back to the basics, why only 3 in 10 retail executives feel they have a handle on digital technology, and the rise of the data war.
Leading the Retail Industry Through a Challenging Time with Tom McGee, President & CEO of ICSC
This episode features an interview with Tom McGee, President & CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Since 2015, Tom has overseen strategic leadership and operations as ICSC, which is the pre-eminent organization for retail and real estate professionals.
On this episode, Tom discusses the impact retail has on our local communities, why physical retail has never been more important, and what to expect at RECon, ICSC’s flagship event, this December in Las Vegas.
Meeting the Customer When, Where, and How They Shop with Mary Lunghi, Sr. VP of Consumer Insights and Analytics at Ikea
This episode features an interview with Mary Lunghi, Senior Vice President of Consumer Insights and Analytics at Ikea. As the “Voice of the Consumer,” Mary has spent over 25 years distilling data into compelling narratives that drive results, and has been instrumental in Ikea’s recent expansion into urban centers.
On this episode, Mary discusses how she uses quantitative insights to influence decision making, the importance of adopting an omni-channel mindset, and what they at Ikea call “the red thread.”
Recipes for a Winning Retail Center with Ward Kampf, President of Northwood Retail
In this Season 2 premiere, Tony interviews Ward Kampf, President of Dallas-based Northwood Retail. Since 2014, Ward has overseen the development and strategic vision of Northwood’s long-term leasing ventures, working with some of the most dynamic retailers from California to the Carolinas.
On this episode, Ward discusses the importance of content and context, how technology is ushering in a new world of influencer-based retail, and why he thinks “mixed-use” is an overused term.