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Collision Conference Special edition featuring interviews with Sarah Landstreet of Georgette Packaging, Irish Minister for Trade & Business Pat Breen and Hassan Murad from Intuititve AI plus commentary by Chris Hodgson & Lisa Charters
The Voice of Retail
Welcome to a very special Collision conference edition of the Voice of Retail podcast I’m your host Michael LeBlanc and this podcast is brought to you in conjunction with Retail Council of Canada. Described by some as the Tiff for Tech, Collision is Irishman’s Paddy Cosgrave’s great import into Toronto for the first of a three year run. This North American tech conference outgrew it’s New Orleans home and welcome as Visa access for it’s many international guest became harder to come by, and after Paddy visited Toronto and began to appreciate the burgeoning tech scene and welcoming environment. Learn more at https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/it-s-like-tiff-for-tech-why-the-collision-conference-is-moving-to-toronto-1.5139325 So over a couple of days I joined 25,711 attendees from 125 countries including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , Houseplant retail cannabis brand creator Seth Rogen, and the always amazing Kara Swisher plus and many many more. I put this episode together featuring interviews and highlights for the week starting with Sarah Landstreet, Founder + CEO at Georgette Packaging (Y Combinator W2016) the day after she crushed her MainStage two minute pitch opening night talking to us about next generation packaging, processes, engineering and materials. Next, offsite I chat with Pat Breen, Irish Minister for Trade, Business & Employment. EU Digital Single Market & Data Protection who was visiting on a trade mission this week promoting Irish tech and merchandise. We met at the Irish Design House in Toronto hosted by wonderful owner Sinéad Clarke. Stay tuned for an upcoming episode for a feature interview with Sinéad. https://twitter.com/PatBreen1?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Learn more about the Flywheel here: http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/8946794/type/dlg/fragment/internal%3D1/https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=the%20flywheel Last but certainly not least I chat with Hassan Murad, Founder, Intuitive - AI for Zero Waste on his innovative AI powered recycling sorting solution Oscar that visually scans the items you are about to dispose of and tells you what goes where. https://intuitiveai.ca/vision I’m also joined with commentary interspersed between the interviews by two fellow Collision attendees, visionary tech leader Chris Hodgson founder of the Pivt and Lisa Charters a long time digital maven in the entertainment, content and business advisory practice with their commentary and observations on the show https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherhodgson/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisacharters/ That’s a wrap on this special Collision edition of The Voice of Retail, if you liked this podcast you can subscribe on iTunes or your favourite podcast platform, and be sure and recommend to a friend or colleague in the retail industry. You can also ask your favourite home devices, Amazon Echo, Google home to play the most recent edition. I’m Michael LeBlanc, Founder and President of M.E. LeBlanc and company and you can learn more about me on www.meleblanc.co or of course on LinkedIn Join me each and every Friday as I interview some of the most interesting people in retail and cover off the most important stories within the Canadian retail industry and around the world. Until then, have a great week!
23 May 2019