Time: Networking starts at 6:45pm, Presentation starts at 7pm
Location: BISSELL Building, 140 St George St. Room 205 (PLEASE NOTE This is NOT at our usual Bahen Building on 40 St George)
Cost: Free. RSVP Required. Come and see what ToRCHI is all about, and if you like these presentations, join ToRCHI for $20/year membership.
Google - The (Very Near) Future of Retail in Canada
In this presentation, Naumi Haque from Google Canada will provide insights on how digital and the growth of mobile is impacting the retail experience. Specifically, we'll look at findings from recent Ipsos/Google Shopping Studies, as well as internal Google search data, to help uncover what the "omni-channel" shopping experience looks like for Canadians. We'll also touch on how new technologies like voice and AI will impact the shopping experience in the near future and how retailers will need to move quickly in order to keep up with new technology and evolving user expectations.
Naumi Haque is the Strategy and Insights Manager at Google for the Canadian Retail sector. In this role, he regularly advises marketers and advertisers at Canada's top companies on the best ways to engage with today's consumers. Using primary research and compelling storytelling, he also supports "Think with Google" articles and events that aim to educate, inspire, and challenge conventional wisdom. Prior to joining Google, Naumi spent the past 15 years in the research and advisory industry exploring a wide variety of topics related to retail trends, emerging technologies, business innovation, customer behavior, and the small business market. He is a graduate of both the MBA program and the Honors in Business Administration program at the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School.