Doug Stephens

Doug Stephens is the founder of Retail Prophet and is one of the world's leading retail industry futurists. He is an in-demand speaker for global organizations, governments and trade associations on the future of consumerism.

Doug's work has influenced many of North America's best-known retailers and brands including Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Razorfish, Citibank, Disney, Intel, WestJet and Air Miles. His thinking has been featured in publications like Advertising Age, Profit, Canadian Business, The Globe & Mail and Forbes.

Prior to founding Retail Prophet, Doug spent over 20 years in the retail industry. He has held senior international roles including the leadership of one of New York City's most historic retail chains.

He is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Retail Revival: Reimagining Business For The New Age of Consumerism. Doug is also a regular guest on the acclaimed television series App Central TV and a contributor to CBC Radio. He is the co-producer and co-host of the web-tv show The Future In Store, sponsored by PayPal, and also sits on the advisory board of the Dx3 digital conference.

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