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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 10 years, RetailROI has been involved in over 200 projects in 24 countries helping an estimated 226,000 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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    Worldwide IT Spend for Business Intelligence is skyrocketing and this is certainly true in Asia, driven particularly by China, South Korea and Singapore.  From video analytics to prescriptive analytics to traditional data lakes and data warehouses, the region is greatly benefiting from cloud-based solutions that are often not hindered by […]

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  • 1 Thing Separates Retailers This Holiday Season

    What will separate winning retailers this holiday season?  You might say good marketing, a hot product, strong ecommerce offering?  All of these are important.  But what will separate retailers this holiday season in one specific thing. They have accurate inventory counts that are exposed on their ecommerce sites and they […]

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  • Recipe for AI/ML Success

    In IHL’s recent AI/ML Research (AI/ML Promises, Potential and Pitfalls) 52% of retailers surveys listed AI as a top priority for this year. But technology projects have high failure rates and throwing money at the first initiative that catches your eye is a bad move. What are the key components […]

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