Articles by tag: 2021

A Year in Review with Weston LaBar

“The supply chain is an ecosystem, only as strong as its weakest link. Solutions need to benefit everyone, and that’s where technology and data come into play.” The supply chain story of 2021 was, unfortunately, a sequel to 2020. The weaknesses linger, but the future can be different by applying data and modernizing the framework….

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The Longterm Impact of Retail Closures in 2021

The CEO of Mainvest, Nick Mathews, discusses big news out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics on massive incoming retail closures in 2021. He breaks down which sectors are most impacted, but specifically, gives insight on how small businesses are being hit, and offers strategies for how government and business communities can step in…

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EdTech Today
What’s Next for Higher Education

While Michael Horn know a lot about disruption in education, pandemics weren’t on the list. On this episode of EdTech Today, Michael talks about the effects COVID-19 has had on higher education and hopefully the silver linings that can come out of it. Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works…

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8 Retail Resolutions for 2021

Retail is exciting, fast-moving, and filled with opportunity, yet information overload is a constant challenge. Join retail strategist, speaker, and trainer Carol Spieckerman every other Thursday as she navigates past the noise to get to the heart of what really matters in retail. In every episode, Carol harnesses her latest retail trajectories and interviews with…

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Taking Advantage of Renewed Growth in 2021

Jennifer Kaylo Ruscin guides retailers to be the hero and navigate the industry’s biggest B2B challenges online and offline.   As a new year begins and we put 2020 behind us, many of us are searching for ways to get back to contentment, peace and growth. I’ve been able to successfully manifest exactly what I want…

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What a 360-Degree, Direct-to-Consumer Strategy Looks like in 2021

Designed for retail leaders and lovers alike, Retail Refined explores the in-store technology of the future, challenges the industry’s preconceived notions, and brings together retail’s biggest names to understand the brand strategies that will define the next decade in retail.   If there is anything recent events have taught us, it’s that being adaptable is…

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16 Predictions for Higher-Ed Technology in 2021

When we posted our 2020 predictions on January 1 last year, we–along with the majority of the world–definitely didn’t anticipate the curveball that was (and continues to be) the global COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 has been called a dumpster fire, the worst year in recent memory, and more. While online learning was already growing in popularity in higher…

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Ensuring Excellence: Jonathan Yu’s Commitment to Quality Control
June 15, 2024

Meet Jonathan Yu, the meticulous Quality Control Manager at Rentex, Philadelphia. Jonathan helps to ensure project success for Rentex customers by keeping all equipment is in tip-top shape. With the precision of a Jedi, he maintains the highest standards of quality and reliability, bringing unparalleled dedication his role. Join us in celebrating Jonathan’s hard work…

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Resilience in Action: Rodney Krantz’s Operational Expertise
June 15, 2024

Meet Rodney Krantz, the dynamic Operations Manager at Rentex Las Vegas. Rodney thrives in the bustling environment of Las Vegas, expertly managing operations with remarkable resilience and determination. His journey as a cancer survivor adds to his strength and dedication, inspiring those around him. Join us in celebrating Rodney’s unwavering commitment and the vibrant energy…

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Mastering Multitasking: Garrett Millar’s Warehouse Leadership
June 15, 2024

Meet Garrett Millar, the adept Warehouse Manager at Rentex, Las Vegas. Garrett excels at multitasking, expertly juggling numerous responsibilities to ensure smooth and efficient operations. His ability to handle diverse tasks with precision and agility keeps the warehouse running seamlessly. Join us in celebrating Garrett’s dedication and the exceptional management skills he brings to our…

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Tech-Savvy Leadership: Robert Zicarelli’s Warehouse Expertise
June 15, 2024

Meet Robert Zicarelli, the diligent Assistant Warehouse Manager at Rentex Las Vegas. Robert excels in maintaining efficient warehouse operations with a keen eye for detail and organization. His strategic approach to challenges is as meticulous as fine-tuning a high-performance car. Join us in celebrating Robert’s dedication and the innovative energy he brings to our Las…

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How IT Leaders Can Facilitate More Natural Communication
January 4, 2021

Seasoned technology executives host a weekly discussion to highlight how IT teams and leaders can prepare to be agile and scalabale in an ever changing world.   The pandemic has forever altered the way organizations approach work and collaboration – even as a vaccine begins to be distributed and work returns to some form or…

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Which Technology Changes Will Remain Important in 2021
December 30, 2020

Whether you’re an integrator, a designer or simply a label-defying creative, the EXPERIENCE is everything. Host Bryan Meszaros explores the story behind the exhibit to understand how a carefully crafted experience traps into the human experience to connect people to place.   If there has ever been a year where innovation has been most appreciated,…

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How Brick & Mortars Should Prepare for 2021
December 28, 2020

Seeming to spare no one in its path of devastation, the coronavirus not only brought about health concerns for populations around the world, it’s wreaked havoc on the traditional brick and mortar landscape, with many filing bankruptcy and more than 8,000 retail locations going dark for good. In an industry where trends are constantly shifting…

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New Data Shows Downtrend in Brick and Mortar Holding into 2021
December 24, 2020

Shopping in the modern world looks much different now than it did at the beginning of the year. In fact, numbers were up before the pandemic. Looking to the end of 2020, dramatic downturns are holding steady for brick and mortar. Discussing these data points today with Daniel Litwin is John Kelly, CEO of Zenreach. Zenreach’s data suggests that…

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How the Power of Portfolios Will Propel Retail Forward in 2021
December 17, 2020

Retail is exciting, fast-moving, and filled with opportunity, yet information overload is a constant challenge. Join retail strategist, speaker, and trainer Carol Spieckerman every other Thursday as she navigates past the noise to get to the heart of what really matters in retail. In every episode, Carol harnesses her latest retail trajectories and interviews with industry experts to distill…

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4 Higher-Ed IT Predictions for 2021
November 25, 2020

*Alison Bell is a contributing author for eCampus News and has more than 20 years of higher education leadership experience and is the Regional Vice President of Western Governors University, overseeing Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky. WGU is a nonprofit, online university offering 60+ degrees in the four colleges of business,…

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How Leaders Can Use Failure to Drive Growth
November 2, 2020

On this episode of The Suite Spot hosts Carlos Vargas, Howard Holton and Paul Lewis sit down for a thought provoking discussion on how IT leaders can line their organizations up for a successful new year. “What are they going to learn from what’s happened now to figure out how to lead going forward?” asked Lewis to kick off…

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Which Technology Integrations Will Ease Your Customers Pain Points?
October 13, 2020

As we edge in on 2021, one thing Retail Refined host Melissa Gonzalez knows for sure is that the consumer is forever changed. Even as a new year dawns, companies will still be scrambling to understand how consumer behaviors have evolved this past year. Retail Refined was launched earlier this year as a way to…

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Retailers Weigh in on Top Supplier Mistakes
October 8, 2020

As retail brand marketers, solution providers and platforms set their sights on fourth quarter and 2021, Carol launched her episode series, “8 Mistakes Retail Suppliers Can’t Make.” In the series, Carol takes on the top retail B2B positioning and business development hurdles suppliers experience and provides tactics and takeaways for conquering them once and…

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