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Jeff Roster


VP, Retail Strategy
IHL Group
Jeff Roster is VP of Retail Strategy. With nearly 30 years of retail and technology experience, Jeff oversees IHL's retailer engagement, vendor briefings, and strategic IT services practice. Prior to IHL Jeff served as Vice President Industries – Retail for Gartner, Inc. where he was responsible communicating global IT trends in the retail, wholesale and consumer product industries, analyzes end-user requirements, and consulting on strategies with IT vendor clients. In his role at Gartner he was selected as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Retail by Retail Info Systems News (RIS) magazine and is on the Executive Technology Power 50 list. Jeff also received the coveted Gartner Thought Leadership award for IT research. Before joining Gartner, Jeff worked in logistics and process improvement for Mervyn’s. As an operations manager, he developed benchmarking and total quality management initiatives, as well as operational budget analyses. Jeff serves on the Board of Advisors for Retail Orphan Initiative.

Speaking in:

Monday Jan 16
7:00 - 8:15 AM
Hall A, Room 1A 22, Level 1

By Invitation Only for Retailers. 

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Monday Jan 16
9:15 - 10:00 AM
EXPO Hall, Room 2, Level 1
This session will present research on the impact of store transformation and provide advice on how to effectively navigate the intersection of new technology’s capabilities and humanity’s basic needs.