2019 Speakers

Breathing AIR
into RetAIl

Featuring inspirational guest keynotes from world champion freedivers

Breathing AIR into RetAIl

Featuring inspirational guest keynotes from world champion freedivers

Tanya Streeter

Tanya broke 10 freediving world records and still holds the longest-standing world record in the sport. With Tanya we learn from her experiences in striving to do what seemed impossible and how training, collaboration and having the right support system around you is the key to success.

Herbert Nitsch

Current world record freediver, Herbert understands what it takes to self-motivate and succeed regardless of the circumstances and environment.  In his keynote he will explore how with the right tools, training and team – your business can be set for success and outsmart the competition.

Thought leading speakers

Kevin Sterneckert

Chief Marketing Officer,
Symphony RetailAI

Dr. Pallab Chatterjee

Chairman & CEO,
Symphony RetailAI

Alasdair James

Global Executive
and Board Director

Graeme Cooksley

President & COO,
Symphony RetailAI

Plus a wide range of experts from the world of retail

Alicia Samuel

VP, Information Technology
Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.

Mike Troy

Editor in Chief
Retail Leader


Artur Topolyan

Deputy Chairman
Magnum Cash & Carry

Brian Kilcourse

Managing Partner
RSR Research

Burt Boudreaux

Food Channel Category Manager
LinkSnacks (Jack Links)

Eric Le Blanc

Director of Marketing, Deli
Tyson Foods

Franck Noel-Fontana

Director of Replenishment Transformation
Carrefour France

Ger O'Flynn

Head of Commercial IT

Jacob Fishman

Commercial Director
Magnum Cash & Carry

Jan Hanussek

Managing Partner
Strategix CFT GmbH

Jason Burnett

Vice President of Inventory Management

Jeannette Buck

Director, Demand Planning

Katie Waeltz

Senior Director of Shopper Insights and Analytics
Topco Associates

Kevin Stafford

Vice President Marketing
K-VA-T Food Stores

Krešimir Ležaić

Senior Vice President of IT and Telecommunications

Lev Volkov


Lindsay Meucci

Director Marketing,
Giant Eagle

Lisa Kinney

VP, Customer Strategy & Merchandising Analytics,

Mark Wilkinson

Head of Space Planning
Pets at Home

Marty Siewert

Global Director Shopper Insights
Anheuser Busch - InBev

Misty Deskins

Director Loyalty Marketing
K-VA-T Food Stores

Ravi Vegesna

Vice President Information Technology

Rebecca Bello

Vice President
InContext Solutions

Rick Fink

Director of Supply Chain

Sindre Strupstad Andreassen

Head of business development and continuous improvement
REMA 1000

Tom Rose

Head of International Operations
SPAR International

Valerie Wilson

Vice President Merchandising Services
Albertsons Companies