SPEAKERS

Doug Stephens, The Retail Prophet 

Doug Stephens is one of the world's foremost retail industry futurists. His intellectual work and thinking have influenced many of the world's best-known retailers, agencies and brands including Target, Home Depot, Disney, Crayola, WestJet, Citibank, Razorfish and Air Miles.

Prior to founding Retail Prophet, Doug spent 20 years in the retail industry, holding senior international roles including the leadership of one of New York City's most historic retail chains. 

Doug is the author of the ground breaking book The Retail Revival: Imagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism. He is also the consumer technology contributor on the acclaimed television series App Central TV, as well as the retail contributor for CBC Radio Canada. Doug also co-hosts the popular web TV series, The Future In Store and sits on the board of the Dx3 technology conference. 

John Zogby, Pollster and Trendspotter



John Zogby, founder of the "Zogby Poll" and the Zogby companies, is an internationally respected pollster, opinion leader and best-selling author. He has joined with his son Jonathan Zogby as Senior Analyst. A much sought-after speaker, he is represented by the American Program Bureau of Boston.

"All hail Zogby, the maverick predictor," decreed the Washington Post, when John Zogby called the 1996 presidential election with pinpoint accuracy. And he did it again in the following two elections. His presidential polling remains among the most accurate through five elections. He has served as an on-air election analyst for NBC News, BBC, CBC, ABC (Australia), and has been featured by the Foreign Press Center in Washington every election night since 1998.

The Zogby Poll, the "second best known polling brand in the US today" (Washington Post), John Zogby remains the hottest and most accurate pollster and analyst of America's political and cultural landscape. See more.