One of the world’s most respected branding and marketing experts, Martin Lindstrom is the author of six books, including his most recent,  ‘Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy’, andBuyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy’.  He writes a weekly column reaching over 4 million people in 30 countries. In 2009 he was named by TIME magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

Mark Yourek is IBM's Global Retail Strategy and Communications Lead. He has 20 years of experience in working with leading Retailers around the world as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and with IBM. He specializes in Retail business strategy and supply chain improvement.

With over 20 years of experience in apparel retailing, Nihad Aytaman specializes in understanding consumer shopping behavior through the analysis of retail sales patterns.  At Elie Tahari Nihad has been responsible for creating an award-winning Business Analytics and Predictive Analytics system, which is used to streamline production processes and to optimize merchandise assortments at the individual store level.

A longstanding retail industry consultant, Herb Kleinberger has more than 25 years of experience consulting with retailers on business, operations and IT strategy. He is currently an Adjunct Professor with the New York University Stern School of Business, where he teaches Retail Strategy to MBA students.

Yolanda Wang has over 18 years of experience in working with Retail, Consumer Goods and Hospitality companies.  
Her areas of expertise include customer experience and relationship management, cross-channel operations, and digital commerce, with particular focus on the emerging markets of Asia, Europe and the Americas.