Jeff Roster (the analyst) and Brian Sathianathan (the VC) will explore the retail sector startup community. We will discuss the trends driving the retail industry and examine the technologies being built to take advantage of them.
Brenden Kumarasamy Founder & President of MasterTalk.ca joined Brian and I for a discussion on how to master the art of pitching and public speaking. He's got a YouTube channel Master Your Talk with a ton of content which I highly recommend.
We talk about some strategies #founders, #retailers,#entrepreneurs, #VC's, #analysts, #professors and #students can use to improve your communication skills.
Finally we talk about some of the classic mistakes speakers make including me falling off a stage
#retail innovation #retail startups #startup strategies #clubhouse
Michelle Pacynski, VP, Digital Innovation at Ulta Beauty joins Brian and I for a discussion about Ulta's #innovation culture.
We talk about the two tech #startup acquisitions Ulta made in the last 3 years and how that helped fuel in innovation culture. GlamST allows guests, using augmented reality to try on makeup virtually in mobile, web and in-store. QM Scientific is an #AI retail platform that continuously learns individual shopping habits and preferences by mining data from point of sale, loyalty systems, the web and partner IoT devices.
We get into an interesting discussion about where the innovation team should sit and the type of person that should staff it.