RSPA Trusted Advisor Ep. 54: What Lies Ahead for the Retail IT Channel?

In Episode 54 of “The Trusted Advisor,” the RSPA’s Jim Roddy connects with David Gosman of HP, Michel Sirois of BlueStar Canada, and Jeremy Julian of VAR/ISV CBS NorthStar to analyze “What Lies Ahead for the Retail IT Channel?”

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Jim Roddy is the Vice President of Marketing and a Business Advisor for the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA). He has been active in the POS channel since 1998, including 11 years as the President of Business Solutions Magazine, six years as an RSPA board member, one term as RSPA Chairman of the Board, and several years as a business coach for VARs, ISVs, and MSPs. Jim has been recognized as one of the world’s Top 100 Retail Influencers by RETHINK Retail, a Leading CannaTech Influencer by 420MSP, and is regularly requested to speak at industry conferences on SMB best practices. He is author of two books – The Walk-On Method To Career & Business Success and Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer – and is host of the award-winning RSPA Trusted Advisor podcast. For more information, contact