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Greg Buzek

Greg Buzek

Principal / @gregbuzek

Greg Buzek is the Founder and President of IHL Group and one of the Founders of the Retail Orphan Initiative (www.retailROI.org), a charitable foundation that seeks to help the 400 million orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. In 8 years, RetailROI has been involved in 80 projects in 24 countries helping an estimated 224,000 children through clean water, education, computers, language training and care.

Noted by RIS News as one of the "25 Most Influential People in Retail" and the National Retail Federation in 2015 as one of "The List of People Shaping Retail's Future", he has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from The Ohio State University, and 25 years of experience in retail market analysis, business planning, product development, and consulting with Fortune 500 companies.

Greg is frequently quoted in BusinessWeek, RIS News, StorefrontBacktalk, CIO Information Network, Information Week, Supermarket News, Vertical Systems Reseller, Kiosk Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and the Washington Post and has been used as a retail technology analyst on NBC Nightly News, CBS News, and CNBC. In addition Greg has been a guest lecturer for the Wharton School of Business and Belmont University.

In 2011 The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute honored Greg with the first ever Paul Singer Award that recognizes business and governmental leaders for going above and beyond their defined roles to advocate for better adoption and foster care policies worldwide. Before founding IHL, Greg worked with NCR Corporation and Sensormatic Electronics as a marketing and development executive on hardware, software, and electronic security products for the Retail Industry.

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  • Why Did Toys ‘R’ Us Fail?

    (No official announcement made, but vendors not being paid and gift cards not being accepted) One of the frustrations in pushing back against the false Retail Apocalypse narrative are situations like Toys ‘R’ Us that people will point to and say – what about them?  It’s pretty easy to find […]

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  • Webinar Replay – Cost of Cash

    Retailers are facing a radically changing consumer.  The rise of online shopping is forcing retailers to not only update their technologies but the ways in which they engage their customers.  Things like mobile ordering, Click and Collect, Buy online and Pickup in Store (BOPIS) are requiring new processes and more […]

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  • Why Updated POS is Critical – Webinar Replay

    The following is the replay of the webinar “Why Updated POS is Critical to Unified Commerce Success“.  In this webinar we discuss how retail leaders are driving transformational changes in retail, the core systems required as foundations for that change and where mobile and cloud fits into the portfolio of solutions.  […]

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  • Apple’s gift to retail, threat to privacy

    If you have updated your iPhone or iPad you might not have realized this change to the way the Control Center handles WI-FI and Bluetooth settings.  In previous OS releases, when you turned off these settings in the Control Center, it actually turned off the radios. But the change in […]

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