Speaker

Brian Owens, MBA

SVP, Commerce Strategy

VMLY&R COMMERCE

Brian Owens, MBA
General Sessions

Leveraging Tomorrow’s Technology Today

COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of change in retail dramatically. The new goal is not how to grow through expansion. Rather it is to grow by being hyper-local. Regional chains are uniquely positioned to take advantage of this opportunity through smart investing in technologies and services. This sessions will highlight the technologies and services that could be considered and how suppliers can better leverage these new investments as we move into the next retail reality.

February 9, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Brian is an experienced Senior Vice President Of Retail Strategy with a demonstrated history of working in the market research, creative advertising, management consulting industry, consumer brand management, pharmaceutical go to market retail marketing and supply chain retail operations. Areas of topical expertise include global consumer trends, global retail commerce strategies/predictions, retail pharmacies, Walmart, Amazon, Grocery, Club, small format convenience/dollar stores, specialty beauty retailing and health & wellness retail format/pricing/product/digital trends which includes CBD/Cannabis. Skilled in Problem Solving, Building Diverse Cross-Functional Teams, Leading By Example, Having Fun While Working, Consumer Products Ideation, Digital Healthcare Supply Chains, Sales Strategy, Market Research, Management, and Trade Marketing. Strong leadership, resilience, sales, public speaking, survey research, brand/trade marketing partnership, and omnichannel retail insights professional with an MBA focused in Accounting & International Business from The George Washington University – School of Business.