I spent nearly six full days in Dallas attending RetailNOW 2016, but it went by like a blur. Let me try to share with you some highlights from what I saw and heard July 29-Aug. 3.
Among the new features at RetailNOW this year was a fast-paced education session named “Lightning Round Leadership.” Five industry executives shared personal stories and lessons that impacted both their lives and their organizations. The group included Stephen Bergeron of APG Cash Drawer, Tom Bronson of ISV Granbury Solutions, Chelsey Paulson of reseller North Country Business Products, Terry Ziegler of Datacap Systems, and myself. Our less-than-eight-minute talks were held during the morning General Session on Aug. 3, the last day of RetailNOW 2016 in Dallas. In the near future, the RSPA will be sharing with its members audio recordings of the presentations, but you don’t have to wait to learn what I said. The following is a transcript of my talk which was titled Two Words: Two Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Words.
Tom Reichart became 2016-17 RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) Board Chairperson on Aug. 2 when 2015-16 Chair Mike Seymour, COO of Postec, passed the gavel to him during the awards ceremony at RetailNOW 2016 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.
Despite Monday being technically the first day of RetailNOW, I’ve been here since Saturday, participating in various meetings and event-related activities. While this is my day 1 recap of the event, it’s really my notebook for what’s transpired over the first day, as well as the unofficial previous two days.
RetailNOW attendees shared some photos, presentation takeaways, and thoughts on the event via Twitter. Follow @BSMinfo, @InsideRSPA, and #RNOW16 for Twitter updates throughout the event.
The W2W community meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 at RetailNOW 2016 featured panelists with 100+ years of combined experience in the channel. W2W, the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) community that is a resource and support for women in the Retail IT industry, based the discussion on the themes of raising the bar, raising awareness, raising families, and rising above.
Do you really know each of your employees' greatest needs? Their biggest frustrations? What would cause them to leave? What would increase their engagement at work?
Emmitt Smith took the stage during the general session on Aug. 1 at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2016. Here are my notes from his address...
The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) held elections for its new board of directors during its annual membership meeting on Aug. 1 at RetailNOW 2016 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.
Kelli Stewart, operations manager at Indiana-based VAR Advanced Data Systems, discussed the benefits of being an RSPA member at the 2016 Retail IT VAR Of The Future conference on May 18, 2016 in Chicago. The Q&A included Bob Fiorentino, Member Services Leader with the RSPA. Stewart talked about the valuable networking at RSPA events, taking advantage of resources like member discount programs, and what the RSPA has done for her business.