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Karen Voelker


Associate Director
Karen Voelker is the Global Lead of Accenture’s Customer Innovation Network (ACIN). She has 18 years of experience working in the retail and consumer packaged goods industries, focused on innovation, digital, merchandising, inventory optimization, and store operations. Karen’s current role takes her to Accenture’s innovation centers across the globe. This network provides companies with access to the latest global innovations and emerging industry trends.

During her work with ACIN, she has planned and facilitated more than 1000 workshops with clients from across consumer-facing industries, which were focused on exploring consumer trends and defining the operational implications. Karen is passionate about helping support clients in the development of their innovation practices, processes, organization and showcases.

Karen is based in Chicago, Illinois, and has a degree in Management Information Systems from Bradley University. She lives with her husband who also works in retail and their 2 boys. In her free time she loves to read, try new experiences and any vacations that involve water, especially scuba diving.

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Sunday Jan 12
11:15 - 11:45 AM
Shyft Stage, Level 4
We'll take you inside New York’s most awe-inspiring retail spaces to learn how brands and retailers are using the latest technology to understand and connect with shoppers in their stores. Neiman Marcus's Shane Danos shares the... Read more