Analyst Corner

Jeff Roster Named Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Retail by RIS News

Categories: Amazon, Retail, TIGIR

We want to do a shoutout to IHL VP of Retail Strategy Jeff Roster for being named one of the “Influentials: Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Retail” by RIS News.

Below are some of the key highlights.

“As the VP of retail strategy at IHL, Jeff Roster is conducting research on the impact of the Internet of Things on retail, as well as artificial intelligence. “It’s pretty impactful to say the least,” says Roster, who also spent 15 years as the research VP, retail, at Gartner. When asked what key piece of technology he believes is having the biggest influence on the retail industry today, Roster says order management systems; “OMS is a foundational technology for unified commerce.”

The biggest influence on Roster’s career came courtesy of Robert Goodwin, former managing VP, Gartner. “He was my first boss once I joined the analyst ranks at Gartner. He took a real gamble on a really green junior analyst wannabe. I worked my tail off to prove his trust was a good bet.”

Today, at IHL, Roster works with people that are absolutely on the top of their game. “All of us coming together to contribute our individual pieces has produced a pretty compelling platform on which I get to stand and comment on the comings and goings of the retail industry as it wrestles with the great challenges of the day.””

For the complete article and list, you can see the original article here.