RSPA Trusted Advisor “Quick Take” Ep. 26: Intel’s Vanessa Foden on Post-COVID Retail Technology Trends

In Episode 26 of “The Trusted Advisor,” Vanessa Foden, Intel’s Head of Global Strategy and New Innovation for Retail, Banking, Hospitality and Education, previews the RSPA Academy Symposium panel “Retail Trends and New Technologies Emerging in 2020, Post-COVID.” Among the technologies Foden and the RSPA’s Jim Roddy discuss are online ordering, IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), and cloud technology.

Scheduled for Aug. 26-27, 2020, the RSPA Academy Education Online Symposium will feature 20+ education sessions across six tracks: VAR & ISV Executive Education, Marketing, Sales, Customer Experience, Security, and Next Gen Technologies. To register, go to

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Jim Roddy is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing 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 is regularly requested to speak at industry conferences and he is author of Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer. For more information, contact