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.