Day 3 at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) INSPIRE 2015 Conference in Maui kicked off with an open-forum discussion among the nearly 100 retail IT channel executives in attendance. Led by RSPA solutions provider board members Mike Seymour, COO at Postec in Atlanta, and Bob Bauer, president at BMC POS in Michigan, the half-hour session produced some memorable insights.
Heath Answers Questions From Channel Execs At RSPA INSPIRE 2015
Acclaimed business author Chip Heath (pictured, right) isn’t just speaking at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) INSPIRE 2015 Conference — he’s carving out significant time to engage with retail IT channel executives in the audience. Here’s a portion of the Q&A from Heath’s January 26 discussion.
Podcast: Author Chip Heath To Speak At RSPA INSPIRE 2015
In this exclusive interview with Business Solutions president and RSPA board chairman Jim Roddy, Heath discusses some of the challenges facing Retail VARs as well as a preview of his presentations at INSPIRE, Planned topics are the dynamics of change — how you can align the analytical side and the emotional side of your brain to make change effectively — and decision making — examining flaws and biases that result in less-than-optimal decisions and learning routines and procedures that improve the chances of success.
Business Lessons From Heath Book “Switch” — RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview
This is the second of three Business Solutions articles sharing observations from a Chip Heath business book. Heath will be the featured speaker for the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) INSPIRE 2015 conference January 25-28 at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, and I think studying his writing is a great way to prepare for the event.
Business Solutions Receives RSPA 2014 Gold Medallion Award
At the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2014 Awards Ceremony on August 5, 2014, the association presented its 2014 Gold Medallion Award to Business Solutions magazine. Each year, the RSPA presents Vendor of Excellence Awards — more than 300 vendors were categorized and selected by RSPA reseller members for the awards, which make them the only industry accolade honoring vendors for channel work, given by the retail channel.
APG’s Bergeron Talks Sensible Solutions — Not Sexy Technologies — At RetailNOW
Sexy technologies dominate the headlines at most channel trade shows, and RetailNOW 2014 in Orlando was no different. Tablets, mobile payments, interactive digital signage, and cloud POS certainly deserve your attention. But I was reminded during Stephen Bergeron’s RetailNOW presentation Aug. 6 that we shouldn't overlook sensible solutions that aren't flashy but help merchants.
Video: What the U.S. Can Learn From Europe, Canada About EMV
The panel discussion, “EMV & The POS Ecosystem: Forming effective partnerships and capitalizing on the EMV shift opportunity,” included information from experiences related to EMV migration in Europe and Canada. The panel, held Jan. 28 at RSPA INSPIRE 2015 in Maui, HI, is the first of event in this year’s Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) program with the goal of providing education to the retail IT channel on EMV. RSPA is also planning webinars, marketing collateral, and presentations at the RetailNOW 2015 trade show.
Video: Predictions For EMV In 2015 And Beyond
The featured content on Day 3 of the RSPA INSPIRE Conference Jan. 28 in Maui was a panel discussion titled “EMV & The POS Ecosystem: Forming effective partnerships and capitalizing on the EMV shift opportunity.” Panelists were John Badovinic, senior manager of acquirer relations at Discover Financial Services, Paul Leduc president of Globe POS Systems, Matt Downs SVP of channel — integrated payments for Mercury Payment Systems, a Vantiv company, and Chester Ritchie SVP at WorldPay. RSPA CEO and president Kelly Funk moderated the panel.
Video: Providing EMV Education To Merchants Can Benefit IT Solutions Providers
RSPA launched its 2015 initiative to provide EMV education with the panel discussion “EMV & The POS Ecosystem: Forming effective partnerships and capitalizing on the EMV shift opportunity” at INSPIRE 2015 on Jan. 28 in Maui, HI.
View From The Top Panel Talks As-A-Service, EMV
Industry leaders shared their insights on as-a-Service, EMV, mobility, the state of the retail industry, and channel sustainability during the View From The Top: Leadership Panel Discussion at this year’s Retail Solutions Providers Association’s RetailNOW.
Toshiba’s Ted Clark Sings RetailNOW 2014 Keynote Introduction
For the second year, Ted Clark, global business partner channel leader at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, introduced— with song — the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW keynote speaker.
PAR Technology Shows Mobility Solution At RetailNOW 2014
At RSPA’s RetailNOW 2014, Aug. 4-6 in Orlando, FL, Mark Bunney, senior director of product marketing for PAR Technology, demonstrates the new PAR Tablet 8, an enterprise mobility solution for hospitality and retail.