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Lessons From The U.S. Election On Big Data And Algorithms

by Robert Hetu  |  November 10, 2016

The failure to accurately predict the outcome of the elections has caused some backlash against big data and algorithms. This is misguided. The real issue is failure to build unbiased...

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Gartner Retail Research Roundup

by Robert Hetu  |  November 7, 2016

Gartner 2016 Retail Agenda   [caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Gartner 2016[/caption] Retail Business and Technology Trends NEW: Industry Vision: Less Physical Retail Selling Space and Greater Retailer-Manufacturer Collaboration One way...

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View our Retail and CG Symposium Presentations-Gartner on Demand

by Robert Hetu  |  November 7, 2016

[caption id="attachment_872" align="alignleft" width="300"] Gartner 2016[/caption] Top 10 Forces Shaping the Retail and Consumer Goods Industries,  Consumer, market and technology forces are converging to create significant disruption for consumer driven...

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Just Closing Retail Stores Is Not Enough

by Robert Hetu  |  November 4, 2016

As retailers struggle with sluggish like for like store sales many are axing unprofitable stores. This must be part of the strategy however reinvestment in the right things is critical...

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Using Algorithmic Retailing to Drive Competitive Advantage

by Robert Hetu  |  September 21, 2016

[caption id="attachment_698" align="aligncenter" width="405"] Gartner 2016[/caption] New Gartner research explores how retailers gain competitive advantage through the application of algorithms that reduce costs and grow top-line revenue. CIOs can use...

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Our Best Retail and CG Industry Agenda - Ever!

by Robert Hetu  |  September 7, 2016

Thinking of joining us for Gartner Symposium in Orlando? Don’t miss Industry Sunday when completing your agenda. Visionary leaders will find insightful advice and opportunities to interact with industry peers....

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2016 Retail Research Recap

by Robert Hetu  |  July 12, 2016

Gartner's research for the retail industry crosses all major key initiatives. [caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Gartner 2016[/caption] Retail trends and technologies: Hype Cycle for Retail Technologies 2016 Forces not unlike wind,...

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Hype Cycle for Retail Technologies 2016

by Robert Hetu  |  July 12, 2016

The 2016 Retail Hype Cycle contains technologies that should be considered by large retailers having many channels and operating in all segments and geographies. CIOs and business leaders of these...

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Retail Industry Research Focuses on Digital Business Transformation

by Robert Hetu  |  June 29, 2016

CIOs must become trusted advisors to senior management in the digital business transformation journey. They must guide the business on how to deploy a modernized technology foundation to create new...

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Retail's Perfect Storm: Customers Shifting Lifestyles Cause Major Damage

by Robert Hetu  |  June 8, 2016

Recently I published a blog about Retail's Perfect Storm. In a series of new posts I will add some additional information about each of the storm's forces. The Wind: Shifting lifestyles...

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