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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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  • Beware of Retail’s Heresy

    Often used as to discuss religion, at its core the word heresy is a “truth about something that is taken to an untruthful extreme.” History is rife with examples of a principle or discovery for one thing that was then extended to an area it was never meant to be […]

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    Perhaps there is no technology with more hype in retail than the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.  In fact, we are currently in an arms race for talent.  What are the best practices?  Where do you start?  What are some case studies?  That is the point of […]

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  • Webinar Replay – How Personalization Can Add Extreme Results

    This post has the links to the replay of the recent webinar titled It’s Not You, It’s Me – How Personalizing the Customer Experience Can Bring Great Results. To watch the webinar replay, click the picture below.         To get the webinar slides, you can download those […]

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