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.
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.
Laura 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.’
DeAnn is a retail strategist and trend explorer with 20+ years in the biz and a zealous belief that healthy retail makes healthy communities.
DeAnn works to help brands and retailers to build greater profitability by leveraging the interplay between e-Commerce and brick and mortar. DeAnn has a rich background that is highly applicable to this engagement. DeAnn is also part of the industry BrainTrust at RetailWire and Board member, Retail Design Institute.
Clark Brown has spent 30 years in the technology industry and has just recently retired as the Vice President of Sales for LG Business Solutions. As Vice President of Sales when joining LG, he was the architect and driver of their display division's emergence as a top brand in the US market during his tenure.
Clark has held various sales and management positions over his career. He is a nine (9) time winner of CRN magazine most influential executives in the industry listing, Channel Chief Award. Under Clark’s leadership when he was at NEC they were consistently ranked as the leader in their market. Six (6) time recipient of #1 brand ranking by Display Search. NEC was the #1 North American brand vendor of large screen displays for commercial use during the years 2006-2008, and 2010-2012. The company's sales organization was regularly cited by customers as the best in class business partner.
Scott has spent his career delivering marketing insights to brands, retailers and manufacturers helping them find Blue Ocean opportunities. He credits much of his marketing acumen developed early in his career working for Nestle and ACNielsen analyzing retail sales data to better understand consumer purchase behavior.
For the last 20+ years, Scott has focused on developing new markets for technology hardware, software and service companies. He spent the majority of those years with Seneca Data, a successful computer manufacturer who was acquired by Arrow Electronics (ARW) in 2014. At Seneca Data, Scott led the company pivot from a reseller to a manufacturer of computing devices purpose-built for fast growing digital signage, kiosk and video surveillance markets. After the acquisition, Scott was appointed Director of Market Development on the Global Marketing team.
Henri is currently residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, helping companies to expand in the middle east region. Henri is an entrepreneur-minded business development and international B2B sales professional.
He has experience in direct sales for multinational corporations, building and maintaining international distribution networks, and working as a board member. He founded a successful digital signage start-up, which was sold to an investor in 2017. He has two Master of Science degrees from prestigious universities, both technical and commercial.
Palash Ghosh brings 20+ years of digital technology international experience. Headed up JCDecaux UK & EU technology product strategy, innovation before moving to North America. Transformed Supermarket giant, TESCO UK’s digital customer experience.
Expert in conceptualization and implementation of structured methodology which delivers successful commercial and operational transformation within the business.
Master of product & services design, road-map, identification and provision of vision and leadership to the key strategies that will focus and drive the transformation process, ensuring that each initiative is well designed and implemented.
Jason is a serial startup entrepreneur having founded or held a C-level position at multiple early-stage high-growth startups. With a passion skill set around retail technologies, product & goto market strategies, companies, and platforms Jason has built are deployed worldwide.
Jason’s background includes many successful companies, Shortcuts Software, Jason led as CEO to global success in its vertical market and most recently as CTO led the digitization of OnQ a retail display company where Jason still resides on the board of advisors.