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 Announcing Keynote Speaker: Erik Qualman

Technology and Social Media Expert; Author of Socialnomics

Erik Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs, he’s helping to inspire digital leadership around the world, he is a pioneer in video-storytelling, and he’s one of our keynote speakers at RetailNOW 2017 (August 6-9). Mr. Qualman talks with audiences about the new ways in which people connect with brands, and each other, much in the same way RetailNOW does with attendees. With scores of connection opportunities, attendees will have many opportunities to reAlign, reUnite, and reEngage within the POS Ecosystem to which they belong.

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Called a Digital Dale Carnegie and the Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is the author of Socialnomics. Socialnomicsmade Amazon’s #1 Best Selling List for the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. His bookDigital Leader helped him be voted the 2nd “Most Likeable Author in the World” behind Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.What Happens in Vegas Stays on Youtube is being adopted by the top universities and global brands and is nominated for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize.

Qualman has performed in 44 countries with: Coach, Chase, Sony Playstation, IBM, Facebook, ADP, Starbucks, Raytheon, Chrysler, TEDx, Nokia, Google and others. Qualman gave the commencement address at the McCombs Business School (University of Texas). And has shared the stage with: Al Gore, Peyton Manning, Julie Andrews, Magic Johnson, Malcolm Gladwell, Bill O’Reilly, and many others of note.

He is no stranger to the executive suite, having served as the Head of Marketing at Travelzoo. Yet, he may be best known for writing and producing the world’s most watched social media video. His work has been highlighted on 60 Minutes, The New York Times, WSJ, ABC News, Financial Times, Forbes, and The Huffington Post. He also helped achieve the Guinness Book of World Record for the longest continuous podcast.

His book Socialnomics was a finalist for the “Book of the Year.” Fast Company lists Professor Qualman as a Top 100 Digital Influencer. He made Forbes Top 50 Power Influencer list.

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