Take a look at our 2020 Keynote Speakers below.

There’s more to come so check back soon!

Michael McGuire

CEO & Co-Founder

Local Theory [Walmart Store No. 8]

Essentiality of Intrapreneurship in Category Management

Michael is the CEO and Co-Founder of Local Theory, one of the mysterious and exciting tech companies in Walmart’s start-up incubator, Store No. 8. Local Theory enables merchandisers to localize product on a store-by-store basis, to better fit their unique community. By using advanced algorithms to guide product selection and placement, their software maximizes shelf space and reducing the costs associated with managing merchandise.

Kevin Hartman

Head of Analytics – Consumer, Government & Entertainment


Digital marketing & measurement in a post GDPR / ITP world

As the Head of Analytics for some of Google’s most important verticals, Kevin and his team of 60+ analysts work with major advertisers, creative agencies and media companies to develop digital solutions that build businesses and brands. We’ll take a critical look at the forces that are shaping digital marketing today and layout a clear path forward for marketers in the post GDPR / ITP world.

Kevin Coupe

Author, Producer & Content Creator

Morning News Beat

Our Emcee, Kevin Coupe, brings a wealth of retail knowledge and experience. He is the author of two influential books on retail: “Retail Rules! 52 Ways To Achieve Retail Success,” and “The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies.” For more than 14 years, he’s had his own website/blog –www.MorningNewsBeat.com– providing what he calls, “Business news in context, and analysis with attitude.”

Have you registered for the 2020 Category Management and Shopper Insights Conference yet? Secure your spot today and stay tuned for more speaker announcements in the near future!

John Phillips

SVP, Customer Supply Chain & Go-to-market 


The Future of Retail

John has been with PepsiCo for 33 years, where he has developed an industry-leading go-to-market supply chain strategy across direct store delivery (DSD), warehouse delivery and ecommerce. John is a globally-recognized keynote speaker on digital disruption and supply chain technology, who has shared his expertise at some of the industry’s foremost forums on CPG/retail-related topics.


Duncan Wardle

Innovation Speaker


For 25 years, Duncan was the Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, creating magical storylines and experiences for audiences around the world with brands such as Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks. Through his new ventures, id8 and innov8, he has become an in-demand keynote speaker, helping companies around the world unlock a culture of innovation.

Chris Adams

VP Category Management Services

Retail Business Services (Ahold Delhaize)

Leading by Developing People in an accelerating omnichannel world

Tom Burkemper

Sr. Director, DMM