Brian Kilcourse is a managing partner at Retail Systems Research LLC (“RSR”), a company focused on helping companies develop winning strategies with its industry leading research focused on the extended retail industry. At RSR, Brian has authored studies on digital commerce and “omni-channel” strategies, AI & analytic, pricing strategies, E-commerce, cross-channel fulfillment, supply chain, mobile technology, and the Internet of Things, among other topics. Before co-founding RSR in 2007, Kilcourse was CEO of Retail Systems Alert Group, a B2B media company focused on the retail ecosystem. From 2002-2007, he advised several Palo Alto, CA based venture funds. Kilcourse was the SVP & CIO at Longs Drug Stores, a $5B enterprise with markets in the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii, from 1993 through 2002. He was named one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders by Computerworld magazine and by Information Week as leader of the #1 retail IT shop in 2001.