Anne Marie Stephen
Anne Marie Stephen is the CEO Founder of KWOLIA, strategic advisory for emerging technologies applied in retail connecting the physical and digital worlds. Technologies including mobile, location, data/analytics applicable to retail/brands are shaping experience and driving transactions at retail. As a global customer-focused product and service developer, customer experience guru and trends forecaster in retail, she has worked with leading companies including: Panasonic, Disney, Chico’s, AutoZone, Ralph Lauren, Hickory Farms and Macerich integrate innovative solutions for over a decade. She is a frequent speaker and is featured writer for Chain Store Age, Retailing Today, Street Fight, SharpHeels and FierceRetail. She is Founder of Smart Women in Retail Leadership (SWIRL); President, Location Based Marketing Association (LBMA) Chicago; Mentor at Plug and Play Brand and Retail Center of Innovation technology incubator in Silicon Valley and 1871 in Chicago. Anne Marie is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.