Prioritizing Investments and Reducing Tech Costs in Retail

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Duration: 1 hour

​Retail organizations have seen dramatic—and disruptive—changes in how they serve their markets over the last five years. COVID-19, coupled with consumer’s growing demands for omni-channel buying options, have supercharged retailers’ need for new technologies that manage complex systems across finance, marketing, distribution, supply-chain and payments.

But how can CFOs and CIOs determine which technology investments are necessary, and which are just nice to have? This interactive webinar covers the benefits new technology can deliver and the key metrics to determine ROI on your investment, along with:

  • Discussion of best practices in prioritizing retail sector technology investments
  • Demonstration of how enterprise software independent third-party support can free up the necessary resources to make future technology investments
  • Real-life examples of companies’ technology transformation journeys—and how they reduced costs by outsourcing IT support


Sebastian Grady
Rimini Street

Mr. Grady is a 27 year veteran of the enterprise software industry with proven executive leadership experience. He has a strong track record in global customer service, enterprise software sales and marketing, enterprise software maintenance sales and service delivery. Mr. Grady has led global enterprise software firms and has developed emerging high-growth technology start-ups into successful ventures.​

Terry Jones
Founder, Former CEO of Travelocity
​Chairman of
CIO of Sabre Inc. Motivational Speaker

Best known for founding and serving as founding Chairman of, Terry Jones has become a powerful voice in the world of entrepreneurship through his numerous speaking engagements and the publication of his books, ON Innovation and Disruption OFF. His career path has established him as a thought leader on innovation in our post covid and increasingly digital world. A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Jones, began his career as a travel agent, spent 24 years at American Airlines in marketing and information technology, capping his career as Chief Information Officer of its SABRE division. 

Ryan Schaap
Wells Enterprises

​Ryan Schaap joined Wells Enterprises in March 2015 as the VP IT & CIO, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in technology roles, cybersecurity, and leading merger and acquisition integrations. Ryan currently serves on several community boards, including membership on the board of directors for the Technology Association of Iowa where he is a past Board Chair. Ryan is also the Deputy member representative for Wells Enterprises on the Iowa Business Council. Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Management Information Systems from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.  


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