Future Stores Seattle 2018

June 19-June 21, 2018

Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, WA

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

David Garcia

Director of Retail Experience Innovation
David Garcia is Director of Retail Experience Innovation at Verizon, responsible for defining brand strategy, store experience, and leading retail transformation programs for Verizon’s marketing organization.

In the last year, David has tackled projects that have addressed long-standing consumer pain points with a focus on building customer engagement.  He recently led the development of Verizon’s new concept design and store of the future at Garden State Plaza Mall in New Jersey.  His scope includes: Omni channel strategy, digital retail, mobile app development, space planning, merchandise planning, product experience, retail interactive, customer experience, human interaction design, and "store of the future” at Verizon’s 1,700 company and 16,000+ franchise/wholesale retail locations.

Formerly he served as Director of Retail Sales & Operations leading more than 1,000 employees across 40 locations in Virginia and North Carolina. David started his career as a retail representative to pay his way through college and worked full-time while attending undergrad. 

A recognized thought leader on the role of data and personalization in retail, he earned a B.A. in English from St. John's University and is currently pursuing his M.B.A. at Cornell University.  David resides in Jersey City with his wife Miriam, a Peace Corps veteran and full-time medical student, and their English Bulldog Brody.

10:50 AM Panel Discussion: The Next Generation Store Experience: The Secret Is Customer Engagement

Decreasing store foot traffic: what was once a trend is now the now reality. E-commerce sales have been growing every year, and 2016 was the year the trend started having a bigger impact on brick and mortar stores. Factor in strategic moves by Amazon, like Amazon Go, and retailers are looking at all aspects of their in-store operations and using technology to enable their store associates to create personalized experiences for customer engagement. Join the discussion with leading retailers about approaches they are using and the next-gen technologies that enable modern, end-to-end store experiences.
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