iQmetrix BI expert Sarah Tuff started her session with a basic definition of Business Intelligence: "Converting the data in RQ4 into actionable B.I. reports that can lead to new knowledge about your business to make adjustments in order to improve sales and operations."
How the wireless industry is evolving.
XQ Interactive Retail
First up, were Sai Nayagar (Dev Lead) and Anne Forkutza (Design Lead) from our XQ Interactive Retail Team, with our XQ product announcements:
"1980 was great (with reference to the Back to the Future Monday night party) but now is the most exciting time in consumerism," said Retail Prophet Doug Stephens.
The DJ is spinning Peter Gabriel, Boy George, Cindy Lauper, Michael Jackson and of course... Huey Lewis and the News.
"When you become a manager, you're not always prepared for the push-and-pull moment you have when Skippy comes in 5 minutes late," says Kurt Reinhart (Chief Innovation Officer, Create Training & Consulting). "What do you do?"
James Ingold (our XQ experience designer) and Jacquie Scarlett (our XQ content guru) spoke about how merchandizing has evolved from the past, to the present, and to the future.
Eric Stachowski (President of iQmetrix USA) joins special guests Gary Cohen (Vice President of ITG Market Research) and Omar Khan (Co-CEO of NQ Mobile) in this session will to discuss prevalent issues in wireless retail.
Our first keynote for the 2012 iQmetrix Retail Summit is acclaimed humanitarian, Bill Strickland. But when I met Bill this morning, I asked him how he'd like to be introduce onto the stage. He was so down-to-earth and cool, he insisted on being introduced as "Bill from Pittsburgh."
It's a warm night at the Fairmont Scottsdale Resort, as the steel drum band plays beneath the palm trees. Hundreds of attendees are enjoying a delicious spread of food and drinks and mingling with the rest of the crowd. And this is only the beginning: It's the 2012 Summit Reception, sponsored by ProtectCell.