Lori Schafer, CEO of Digital Wave Technology, was the featured guest of Deborah Weinswig, CEO of Coresight Research, and Andrew Smith, co-founder of ThinkUncommon, on Retailistic, the data-driven retail podcast.
Retailistic explores evolving trends in today’s retail industry backed by insights and data. The podcast released its first episode in January of 2021 and has since covered a wide range of topics, including live stream shopping, AI in retail, the metaverse, and more. Retailistic has its finger on the pulse of trends in today’s retail industry.
Lori Schafer is the former leader of SAS Institute’s Retail and Consumer Goods Division, CEO of Marketmax, an early and well-known retail planning and optimization company and a member of numerous boards in the public and private retail, consumer brands and technology sectors. Her visionary expertise has been developed over 35 years in technology, analytics (predictive, AI, machine learning), e-commerce, consumer products branding, and retail.
Deborah Weinswig established Coresight Research in 2018 and currently serves on the board of directors for several retailers and brands. Ms. Weinswig was ranked the #1 analyst by Institutional Investor for 10 years in a row.
Andrew Smith has spent 20+ years in the retail space. He co-Founded ThinkUncommon in 2018 with the goal of offering an innovation process specifically designed for retail and all its nuances to help retailers adapt and evolve.
“I’ve known Deborah for years and have the utmost respect for all she has done in and for the industry,” Ms. Schafer commented. “She and Andrew Smith are a powerhouse team for retailers and consumer brands to learn from and stay ahead of inbound digital waves.”