It is fair to say that we are “living in interesting times.” The consumer markets are being tested like never before. Retailers and brands are being faced with big and consequential decisions that test and stretch us all on our way to a new future unfolding with rapid speed, not measured in years but months.
Included among the many lessons is the need for updated core processes and technology, enabling tighter collaboration, particularly on the path to digital transformation. Consumers are seeking, and will soon expect, a real-time, seamless, personalized, frictionless shopping experience. All this, taken together with the “new normal,” will have vast and lasting implications, with opportunities to match, for the bold and the imaginative.
Leaders, on all sides, now have more incentive than ever for hastening these required changes, making it possible to serve our purpose; namely, meeting the varied needs of diverse and dispersed shoppers … wherever they are, whatever they want, whenever they want it.
With senior representatives from retail, consumer goods, consulting and technology, the work of the Executive Council will include, but not be limited to:
- Crafting and bringing to the RIS/CGT community clear perspectives and compelling points of view for consideration and debate.
- Fostering new and renewed connections, founded and built on the sharing of acquired knowledge, experience, and best practices.
- Creating a fresh industry vision that allows us to better serve with steadfast conviction in our various efforts, with our respective teams and within our enterprises.
- To broaden the base of our community by seeking out and developing the industry’s best and brightest, so each of us might find success and fulfillment in our professional and personal lives.
Your co-chairs and Executive Council pledge to bring our very best in the service of the industry to which we have dedicated our careers.
We look forward to embarking on this journey together!