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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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  • Webinar Replay: Holiday Halftime Update

    Retail sales so far are up significantly for the holidays with Black Friday and Cyber Week sales breaking records.  This is a replay of the webinar.  Holiday Halftime Update. Click the photo to watch the replay. Download the webinar slides here.

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  • Will the Traffic Lights Work this Black Friday?

    You have the ads ready, the stores are staffed, the inventory has arrived and everything is in place for Black Friday.  I have often said that early morning of Black Friday is now THE best time to shop and when you get the best service as a consumer.  Why?  Because stores […]

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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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