Retail and Consumer Futurist; Founder of Retail Prophet
The founder of Retail Prophet, Doug Stephens is one of the world's foremost retail and consumer futurists. His research and insights have helped major organizations—such as Air Miles, Home Depot, Disney, and Intel—understand exactly how mega-trends in demographics, economics, technology, and media are forever altering consumer/brand relationships. And, what they need to do to adapt, evolve, and innovate. Drawing on his 20 years of experience, Stephens analyzes media trends, financial climates, demographic shifts, emerging technologies, and everything in between to provide an unrivalled insight into consumer trends.
Stephens' new book (and his first), The Retail Revival, documents the rise of an incredible new era of consumerism leading to a complete redefinition of what retail is.
Douglas Stephens is an expert on retail business strategy, and he brings his wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge to your company in this highly customizable keynote. What are the latest retail trends within your industry or category? How are demographic and technological shifts affecting your customer base? What can your company do to stay ahead of the curve? To help your company excel in the ultra-competitive realm of retail, Stephens is constantly collecting data and case studies—in a variety of fields—to give you strategies that are broad in scope, yet focused in purpose.
Big Data And The Retail Revolution
90% of the data that exists today was created within the last two years. And while the sheer volume and velocity of data is definitely astonishing, what’s even more compelling is our growing capacity to gather, analyze, and make sense of it all. From social media streams, videos, and reviews to weather, traffic, and machine-to-machine communication, each day a virtual universe of data is being created. Smart brands are honing their understanding of that data and its potential impact on every aspect of their customer’s experience with their brand. This talk will provide a a clear view into the future of retail by examining this new and amazing data deluge and how pioneering brands around the world are turning it into a new world of opportunity.
The Future of Consumerism
In this fascinating talk, Doug Stephens tackles the future of consumerism. He sheds light on the key shifts in economics, demographics, technology, and media that are completely transforming the consumer landscape, and the very essence of how we buy.
Who the consumer is, in addition to how, where, and even why they shop, is changing rapidly and forever. The way our stores look—and how we interact with them—are constantly in flux. Mobile technology, social commerce, location-based services, machine to machine connection, big data, and and a deluge of developing technologies are all conspiring to forever change how we buy. How do we cope with all these transformations? Stephens shares what smart brands are doing to re-imagine their businesses and capitalize on these historic changes.
Lessons from the World’s Most Innovative Companies
In a world where mediocre will no longer cut it, what are the common strengths that the world’s most dominant brands bring to market? How exactly do top companies innovate to create uncontested market space? Most importantly, what pitfalls do great innovators avoid that most others fall into? Referencing years of research, this inspiring talk examines the surprising links between the world’s most successful businesses and provides actionable ideas and steps to emulate their success. It’s an uplifting and mind-expanding peek into the realm of radical innovation and strategy.
The Retail Revival: Reimagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism
The Retail Revival documents the rise of an incredible new era of consumerism leading to a complete redefinition of what retail is. The book provides perspective on how massive demographic and economic shifts, as well as historic levels of technological and media disruption, are turning this once predictable industry into a sea of turbulent change, leaving consumer behavior permanently altered. It examines the key seismic shifts in the market that have even companies like Walmart and Procter & Gamble scrambling to cope, and explores the current and future technologies that will completely change the way we shop.
From internationally-renowned consumer futurist Doug Stephens, The Retail Revival provides no-nonsense clarity on the realities of a completely new retail marketplace, pointing to a dynamic and exhilarating revival of the industry. It offers hope and guidance for any businesses eager to capitalize on these historic shifts, providing a concise overview of what really matters and how to profit from it.
Stephens offers an expert view of the near future of the retail marketplace for retailers, manufacturers, and marketers alike. The Retail Revival is an entertaining and enlightening wake-up call that all retail professionals will need in order to profit from the coming chaos.
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