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. 

Interested in learning more about what he plans to share with us? Read our Q&A with Doug Stephens on FMI's Voice of Food Retail Blog! 

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.

Read our Q&A with John Zogby on FMI's Voice of Food Retail Blog!

Anthony Flynn, CEO YouBar, Inc and Author of Custom Nation

Anthony Flynn

Anthony Flynn is the CEO of YouBar, Inc. and the author of the New York Times bestseller Custom Nation. As the CEO and founder of Los Angeles-based YouBar, Anthony produces and distributes the custom private-label nutrition bar brands for many of America's most well-known diet book authors and fitness celebrities. 

In addition to this, YouBar also creates custom-made nutrition bars for retail clients. YouBar has received praise from hundreds of social media outlets across the country including Fox, ABC, The New York Times, The Today Show, E! News, Good Morning America and National Public Radio's Marketplace. See more

Joseph Pine, Expert on Experience Staging and Mass Customization

Joe Pine and The Experience Economy

B. Joseph Pine II is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and management advisor to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups alike. He is cofounder of Strategic Horizons LLP, a thinking studio dedicated to helping businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. 

Mr. Pine is one of the world's foremost authorities on the world of business. As a speaker, he grounds all of his presentations in insightful frameworks drawn from a quarter century of research. These frameworks first describe what is going on to that everyone can see it for themselves, and then prescribe what they should do about it to create greater economic value for their companies. See more

Moderator for The New Consumer: A 360 Degree View, Beyond the Cash Register: The Societal Impact of the New Consumer, Built for Yesterday, Facing Tomorrow: Food Retail's Engagement of the New Consumer. 

Kevin Coupe, "Content Guy," MorningNewsBeat.com

Kevin Coupe has been a working writer all his professional life, and for the past two decades has been bringing to audiences all over the world a wealth of experience, provocative and contextual insights, unique worldview and serious levity about the world of business and consumers. 

He is the author of "Retail Rules! 52 Ways To Achieve Retail Success," a guidebook for competing effectively and efficiently on Main Street. And he is the co-author, with Michael Sansolo, of "The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies," which uses film narratives to teach about leadership, marketing and surviving the workplace. See more