Big-Picture Strategies Lead to Disruptive Success

Tim Denman
Editor in Chief
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At the Retail Experience Summit, Geek Squad founder and former Best Buy CTO Robert Stephens will explore the power of emerging technologies and how to best implement them into an overall IT strategy.

In his must-see opening keynote “Dare to Be Bold: Embrace Your Inner Geek”  the audience will be wowed by Stephens spirit of ingenuity with insights on cultivating creativity and innovation as well as how to identify and harness future disruptive trends. The session will spark ideas about the potential of emerging technologies and how to formulate big-picture strategies that lead to disruptive success. Stephens will cut through hype to focus on innovation as an actionable and effective tool.

With the founding of the Geek Squad, Stephens transformed tech support into a hot commodity. After the Geek Squad was acquired by Best Buy, Stephens stayed on for 10 years including the last two as the retailer’s CTO. He has become a self-proclaimed “near-term futurist” who blends lessons learned on his journey with an entrepreneur’s perspective for achieving success.

As a speaker, Robert takes audiences on a memorable journey as he shares his passion for entrepreneurship as well as his thought-provoking perspectives on advancing technology, effective branding, successful business strategy, and the next “big thing.” Take away proven tactics for fostering creativity and developing a culture of innovation within your organization, as he inspires the audience to generate fresh new ideas and originate creative solutions to succeed in any industry.

The newly relaunched Retail Experience Summit (formerly Retail Executive Summit) will be held October, 2-4, 2018, at the Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California. The conference features a new interactive format, keynotes from retail leaders, peer-to-peer exchanges, relationship building, and the 8th annual CIO of the Year Awards. For more information, to view the full agenda, or to register for the event click here.

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