SAP
Speakers

During this exciting event from September 12–14 in Miami Beach, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable industry insights on trends, tech, and business models from these leaders in retail.

Meet the Speakers
Jonah Berger
Marketing Professor
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
“Why Things Catch On”
 
  • World-renowned expert on word of mouth, social influence, consumer behavior, and how products, ideas, and behaviors catch on
 
  • Best-selling author of multiple books, has published dozens of articles in top-tier academic journals, and has had popular accounts of his work appear in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review
 
  • Often consults for companies like Google, Coca-Cola, General Motors, and the Gates Foundation
Doug Stephens
Founder & President
Retail Prophet

“Future Predictions in Retail”

 

 
  • Has influenced many top retailers and brands, including Walmart, Google, Home Depot, Disney, and BMW
 
  • Spent 20 years in the retail industry in senior leadership roles
Greg McStravick
GM and Global Head, SAP Platform GTM
SAP
"Big Data:  The Retail Game Changer"
 
  • Responsible for leading the go-to-market teams and strategies for core innovation areas, including the SAP HANA platform, analytics and insights, database and data management, and business platform as a service (SAP HANA Cloud Platform)
 
  • Has more than 20 years of experience as a leader in technology solution sales management and global strategy
Matt Marcotte
Global Retail Leader
m2 collaborative
"Creating Transformational Customer Experiences - Don’t Start in the Middle of the Sentence"
 
  • Accomplished leader with over 26 years of retail experience at companies including Gap, Apple, Tory Burch, and May Co.
 
  • Led Apple’s North American stores organization during explosive growth, scaling both the business and the culture for the most respected retailer in the world
 
  • Leverages diverse experiences with top brands to proactively address the evolution of retail, including how to build and scale a business and drive profitable growth while staying true to a brand
Lori Mitchell-Keller
Executive Vice President and Global General Manager of Consumer Industries
SAP
 
  • Leads SAP’s retail, fashion, wholesale distribution, consumer products, and life sciences industries
 
  • Serves on the prestigious National Retail Federation Board of Directors
 
  • Possesses more than 25 years of experience in the software and consumer goods industries, including 15-plus years in an executive role
Matt Laukaitis
Managing Director, Retail, U.S.
SAP
 
  • Manages SAP’s North American Retail practice, overseeing all regional strategy, business operations, and sales performance
 
  • Places a high priority on customer relationships and overall customer satisfaction across all aspects of the business
 
  • Previously worked at IONA Technologies, Netfish, RR Donnelley, and Apple, where he served in sales and sales leadership positions
Mark Fodor
Vice President, Digital Customer Experience
Capgemini

    

  • Responsible for Capgemini’s delivery capabilities to provide end-to-end digital commerce solutions for B2B and B2C companies across various industries

 

  • Brings over 25 years of service excellence and leadership in omnichannel strategy and execution

 

  • Previously served as CEO for CrossView Inc. and a partner at Brulant (ROSETTA – Publicis Groupe Company)

 

  • Formerly responsible for profit and loss and IT at Thingsremembered.com and supported e-business functions for Pearle Vision, Pearle Franchise, Sears Optical, BJ’s Optical, and Target Optical
Sam Mathew
President and CEO
Applexus Technologies
 
  • Has been instrumental in rolling out complex business and digital transformation projects in retail and fashion
 
  • Recognized for his unique approach of incorporating design thinking and innovation as a core focus of customer engagements
 
  • Holds a degree in mechanical engineering and is a passionate technologist