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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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    When it comes to the deployment of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in retail and hospitality, the question is not if they are doing it, but where and how fast they are adopting the technology.  Now a couple of things.  First, as we shared in our free white paper AI/ML […]

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  • Big Get Bigger – Vendors Poised for Greatest 2020 Growth

    IHL researched over 300 North America Retail Brands as part of our Retail Competitive Leaders Study and asked them which of 30 top vendors they would be increasing their business with the most and by how much in 2020.  The results were clear: the largest vendors are taking an even […]

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  • Top Emerging Technologies in Retail

    Location-based Analytics is the most widely adopted of emerging technologies among North American Retailers within 2 years, but it is not the fastest growing.  More than any other time in the 17+ years we have been doing our annual study with RIS News, retailers are rapidly deploying emerging technologies at […]

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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. Like this post?  Never miss an IHL Research Briefing […]

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