Suja Chandrasekaran, joined Walmart Stores, Inc., in January 2012, as Vice President, Enterprise Information Management. Prior to joining Walmart Suja held various senior executive roles – as Global Chief Information Officer at The Timberland Company, Chief Technology Officer at PepsiCo for PepsiCo North America with responsibilities across FritoLay, Pepsi Beverages, Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade across all NA business units.
Prior to her role at PepsiCo, Suja led business transformation at Nestle Americas. Suja enjoys travel, reading, networking and advising technology startups.
Stephanie Kovner-Bryant is a marketing executive with 20 years experience at brands including Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods, and BMG. Before she started consulting, her last position at Unilever was the Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Shopper Marketing where she worked with all of the Shopper Marketing teams to enhance their plans using the latest in digital media.
Tim Hanlon is widely regarded as one of America’s foremost experts in the concentric fields of emerging digital media and marketing.
He is the Founder and CEO of The Vertere Group, LLC, a boutique investment advisory and strategic consulting firm focused on helping today’s most forward-leaning brands, content producers, entrepreneurs, and investors benefit from rapidly changing technological advances in marketing, media and consumer communications.
Dr. Jan Eglen
Jan is the CEO of Digonex, a leader in dynamic pricing technology. Throughout his career, Jan has worked on forward thinking technology projects from hovercrafts to remotely piloted vehicles (RPV’s). At Digonex, he focuses primarily on developing automated and optimized pricing platforms for e-commerce, allowing client companies to increase customer retention and maximize revenue. His company has been awarded eight patents for its innovative pricing systems.
Jan has four degrees from Indiana State University and was also a psychologist for twenty-five years.
Devangshu has been involved with the consumer products and retail industry since 1990. He is currently the Chief Executive of Third Eyesight, a retail-consulting firm as well as managing partner of PVC Partners, an investment firm.
Previously, he was a General Manager at management consulting firms, Kurt Salmon Associates and Technopak.
Ron founded Think Big Analytics to help customers leverage new data processing technologies like Hadoop and NoSQL databases and R for statistical analysis. Ron leads a team of experts in flexible data processing and analytics, helping customers rapidly develop solutions that integrate unstructured and structured data.
Previously, Ron was VP Engineering at Quantcast where he led the data science and product development teams which processed two petabytes of data daily using Hadoop. Prior to that Ron was a founder and CTO of C-bridge, which integrated B2B applications for the enterprise, growing to 900 consultants and a successful IPO.
David Haubert is a highly effective and innovative consumer packaged goods leader with 20 years of diverse experience in retail and manufacturing. Mr. Haubert has a keen and demonstrated ability to provide strategic insight, transforming the way the retail industry uses data in innovative and useful new ways.
Over his career Mr. Haubert has worked for several industry leaders including Nestle USA, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Pepsi-Co, Safeway and IBM. Mr. Haubert is currently a Partner with The Partnering Group specializing in shopper marketing, category leadership and corporate strategic planning.
Rich Sherman is an internationally recognized writer, researcher, consultant, and speaker on trends and issues in supply chain management and related technologies. He is president of Gold & Domas Research and also serves as Director of Strategic Development for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). As a research director, he successfully launched the supply chain advisory services for AMR Research and was a leader of the team that developed the SCOR model and founded the Supply Chain Council.
Rich has held senior management positions with corporations such as Microsoft, EXE, DEC, IRI, Unisys, Numetrix and others serving clients in retail, distribution, manufacturing, and logistics services. He is a frequent contributor of articles on supply chain, and speaks regularly at conferences, symposiums, and universities. Rich is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame for both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Rob is ShopNBC’s Vice President of Home. Previously, Rod served as Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager for ShopKo’s home division. He’s also held executive merchandise positions at Amazon, QVC, and Foley’s Department Stores. Rod has over two decades of experience in multichannel retailing.
Rod has been a proactive buyer and manager foreseeing trends and utilizing all available technologies and information to achieve successful conclusions.