As a leading retail futurist, Doug Stephens has influenced many of the world’s best-known retailers and brands with his intellectual work and thinking. He is one of retail’s prominent thought leaders and an acclaimed expert on Amazon.
Holding senior international roles, Stephens spent over 20 years in the retail industry. He advises some of the world’s most respected companies, Fortune 500 brands, major retail chains and governments. He guides retailers with his inspiring speeches across North and South America, Europe, Asia, The Middle East and Australia.
He is the author of two ground breaking books, “The Retail Revival: Re-Imagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism” and “Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World”. His bestselling book “Retail Revival” is considered to be a game changer in retail industry.
His unique perspectives on retailing, business and consumer behavior have been featured in many of the world’s leading publications and media outlets including The New York Times, The BBC, Bloomberg Business News, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.
As Amazon speeds up in the road to becoming the central network to everything in a consumer’s life with its inevitable growth, Doug Stephens will draw out how Amazon should be evaluated in retail world and will put its impact and influence on the industry.
He will shed light on how Amazon is transforming the retail world with its unique customer ecosystem which aims to connect everyone, everywhere to everything.
He will also interpret what make Amazon strategy so important for retailers, and how its future plans impact both retailers and consumer behavior.
In light of Amazon’s vision and new strategies Stephens will share important hints on taking advantage of this giant organization at Retail Days in Istanbul.
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