Stuart is well known in the retail tech and martech industries having headed up one of the more successful shopper engagement companies in the digital signage space, ComQi. During which time he also was a two-term elected president of the Digital Screenmedia Association. ComQi had a successful exit in 2018 being acquired by the global display giant, AUO.
His background also includes two successful startups, EVP Integrated Marketing Consulting at Havas and early in his career head of product management at the shopper marketing company, IRI.
Laura (aka LDT) has been focused on creating meaningful digital experiences for over 25 years as a consultant, author and within leadership positions at several global agencies. Her experience ranges across brand planning, digital engagement, multi-channel marketing, store design, CX and retail innovation. Laura’s book “Lighting up the Aisle: Practices and Principles for In-store Digital Media” continues to guide retailers, their brands and technology companies on how to harness technology to reinvent in-store experiences.
Additionally, Laura currently serves on the board of the Digital Signage Federation, the Retail Design Institute’s SE Chapter and is an active contributor to RetailWire and RetailTouchpoints. She is the co-founder and Chairwoman of ACE, the Advocates of Connected Experiences, a new cross-association initiative intent on addressing the challenges that affect the entire ‘connected ecosystem.’ In addition to her consulting work with AAG, she serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at inReality.
Bret incorporates product-led growth (PLG) strategies and tactics to help companies increase revenue and customer retention.
Primarily focused on SaaS businesses, he leads cross-functional teams, conducting PLG operations to achieve success. Currently, Bret Rachlin serves as chief revenue officer for KPItarget.
Jon is an accomplished business builder who has a proven track record of taking businesses or ideas and moving them into long term growth opportunities.
Building from his experience in brand management at Purina Pet and heading up corporate revenue at Alliant Data, Jon has been at the forefront of growth of in-store media with Actmedia, advancing digital consumer research at Greenfield Online, heading up sports marketing as InStadium's CEO, and new product innovations at News America Marketing / News Corporation.