What's Up With Retail: Apocalypse or Renaissance?
August 22, 2018
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham
The buzz: “Like most retailers, we don’t know exactly where we will land at the end of it but our curiosity and willingness to create will be a guide for us” (Jesper Brodin, CEO, Ikea). If you believe media predictions of the coming apocalyptic end of traditional legacy retail, don’t! Our panel of experts say we are actually in a three-act retail renaissance: tech-driven chaos for all, destruction for many; “the fog of war” lifting for clarity on how to transform business models; “doing” by creating the vision, strategies and implementation. The experts speak. Stephen I. Sadove, JW Levin Management Partners: “Change before you have to” (Jack Welch). Robin Lewis, The Robin Report: “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks” (Mark Zuckerberg). Lori Mitchell-Keller, SAP: “Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does” (Warren Buffett). Join us for What’s Up With Retail: Apocalypse or Renaissance?
Game-Changing Retail Leaders, presented by SAP
Wednesday at 11 AM Pacific Time/2 PM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Who are the Retail Radicals?
Seismic shifts are occurring across all consumer-facing industries as a result of a new consumer culture empowered by technology. And a new breed of leaders is emerging from traditional retailers and brands who understand the “new normal”, and who are making meaningful changes in their organizations to disrupt the status quo.
These ‘Retail Radicals’ have the courage, conscience and creativity to champion innovation. They are the change agents who anticipate the future, recognize macro trends, and snap their companies out of being stuck in the past, to rethink business models. They innovate game-changing partnerships, cultural shifts, sustainability strategies and technologies to create new consumer-engagement value propositions.
Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional Coffee Break with Game-Changers for our series on how radical change agents are redefining the “new normal” on Game-Changing Retail Leaders, Presented by SAP.
Bonnie D. Graham
Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.