This Week in Innovation

This Week in Innovation


Jeff Roster (Gartner & IHL retail sector analyst) and Brian Sathianathan (the VC) explore the retail sector startup community on This Week in Innovation podcast. We discuss the trends driving the retail industry and examine the emerging technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, machine learning, low code, cloud computing, SaaS, data, robots, augmented reality, virtual reality, livestreaming, personalization, recommendations and QR codes being built to take advantage of them. We interview founders, VC’s, entrepreneurs, retail executives and CIO’s to better understand the digital transformation and innovation happening in the retail sector.

Wendy Shlensky is an out of the box thinker and Analyst Relations maven. What is a maven? It is someone who translates complexities into lay language.

She has been working in with industry analysts for over 20 years, starting at Giga Information Group, Forrester Research, starting the analyst relations program at Cognizant, creating a CoE at Infosys, starting a program at HGS before starting her own analyst relations advisory consulting firm, Canopy Communications & Marketing, Inc.

We discuss how to effectively engage analysts at any conference. Be sure to check out the Bendy Show for a masterclass on analyst Relations. Of particular interest is

Season 2: Maximize your time at Analyst Events

Give it a listen and let us know what you think?

Today’s guest

Wendy Shlensky

AR Maven

Canopy Communications



Podcast Hosts

Jeff Roster




Brian Sathianathan



Podcast Website




Listen Notes

#innovation, #thisweekininnovation, #DigitalTransformation, #podcast, #retailpodcast, #emergingtechnologies, #5ForcesOfInnovation, #TRI2022, #tri2022, #Startup, #Startups, #Retailers, #retail, #retailtechnology, #retailtech, #futureofretail, #retailtrends, #VentureCapital, #VC, #Founders, #Entrepreneurs, #Gartner, #IHL, #mentorship, #ArtificialIntelligence, #AI, #cloud, #InternetOfThings, #IoT, #Blockchain, #LowCode

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