Andrew Jennings and Dana Telsey to Keynote Unified Retailing 2019

The retail industry experts will speak at Columbus Consulting’s inaugural event, scheduled for April 4 in New York City

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Jan. 29, 2019 – Columbus Consulting International, a leading industry consultancy specializing in retail business processes and systems, announced today that Andrew Jennings, a global retail advisor and former retail CEO, and Dana Telsey, CEO and Chief Research Officer, Telsey Advisory Group, will keynote Unified Retailing 2019, April 4 in New York City.

Andrew and Dana, together with industry executives from leading retail organizations and brands including Ascena Retail Group, Calvin Klein, Hostess, Petco, rue21, Soft Surroundings and Vineyard Vines, and more, will address:

  • The impact of unified commerce and how it affects decision making, structures and solutions in various parts of the enterprise.  
  • The importance of continually improving the customer experience, and how customer touchpoints have become increasingly important in a world where digital commerce is becoming more and more prevalent.  
  • Delivering on the promise of unified commerce and customer experience profitably and remaining competitive, when you don’t have the endless resources or capital available to Amazon.

Andrew Jennings is a highly accomplished global retail executive with more than 40 years of achievement at some of the world’s most respected high-end, specialty stores. Andrew acts as an advisor to international retailers, private equity organizations and consulting groups, and is on the board of multiple retailers and industry organizations.

Dana Telsey is the CEO and Chief Research Officer of Telsey Advisory Group (TAG). Founded in 2006, TAG has grown to be a leading equity research, trade execution, investment banking and consulting firm, focusing on the consumer space. Dana has followed over 100 companies during her 31-year career and is the only U.S.-based analyst to provide complete analysis of the European luxury goods sector.

“We’re excited to bring an outstanding lineup of speakers to the retail executives attending Unified Retailing,” said Jon Beck, CEO, Columbus Consulting. “Along with our other speakers, Andrew and Dana each have unique expertise and perspectives on how to profitably balance unified commerce with the customer experience and remain competitive in today’s marketplace. These insights will be invaluable to our attendees.”

To attend Unified Retailing 2019, retail executives can register at unifiedretailing.com/register.

About Columbus Consulting International

Founded in 2001, Columbus Consulting comprises a team of highly experienced specialists in retail systems and processes. We combine pragmatism, innovation and years of experience to deliver services ranging from strategic insight to tactical project delivery. Our experience stems from holding executive responsibility in retail, and from successfully managing some of the most challenging projects in the industry. To learn more, visit www.columbusconsulting.com.

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