Very honored to be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s iMedia Online Retail Summit: Australia, to be held May 1 – 3, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. The presentation is entitled, “It’s Just Shopping” and here is a teaser video that I put together to help prospective attendees get into the groove of the presentation:

Here is a synopsis of the presentation:

Retailers and brands regard m-commerce as a specialty sub-category of e-commerce, which itself is a subcategory of the retail channel. Omnichannel retailers are often concerned about their own e-commerce efforts pirating sales from their brick and mortar operations. Because e-commerce lags brick and mortar in overall share of revenue, retailers and the brands that serve them almost universally attenuate the resource devoted to the digital channel to allocate resources to where they get the most revenue. The result is an online experience that lags consumers’ expectations, which holds the door wide open to consumer defection from a retailer or brand to a pure-play option.

Consumers don’t care about any of this. For consumers, it’s just shopping, and they’re never without their trusted sidekick: the smartphone.

In this presentation we’ll level-set on how we got here, what it means, and ways that brands and retailers can reorient their thinking and planning to be where consumers already are.

If you want to have a dialog about what you are looking to get from the presentation, or if you have some specific topics to discuss please reach out to me directly. I look forward to meeting you in Gold Coast, Australia!