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Giving Convenience Stores an 'EDGE'

Tue, Sep 21, 2021 · 1:00 PM · Central Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

A new age of customer expectations means a new age of technology. In today’s world c-stores need the platform to deliver new customer experiences rapidly while improving operational processes in the store to reduce costs.

Join us for a discussion on how ‘Edge Virtualization’ is disrupting the traditional c-store infrastructure, including a sneak preview of the latest technology that will enable ‘continuous operations’ at the pump and in the store – saving huge costs. Now is the time to enable c-stores to manage, monitor and maintain their stores more efficiently, together with the agility to pivot quickly and adapt for change.

Featuring Gray Taylor, Executive Director, Conexxus, David Konynenbelt, Retail IT Manager/CIO, Shell Canada and Eric Smith, VP Worldwide Convenience Fuel Retail, Zynstra, an NCR Company.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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Executive Director, Conexxus
Gray literally grew up in the convenience store industry with the opening of the family’s first convenience store in 1963. Involved in the family business, comprised of 87 stores, he gained experience in all phases of convenience store and chain retail operations.

Gray has been involved on a variety of projects, including heading global product management for three of the world’s largest retail petroleum equipment and systems suppliers and Vice President of Research & Technology for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Gray managed product portfolios that included payment platforms for EMV migration markets from Malaysia to Canada, as well as mobile/RFID payments initiatives. Gray also established NACS’ card payments program which saved the industry $60M in its first year of operations, and currently serves over 1,500 stores, doing 100m transactions annually.
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Retail IT Manager/CIO, Shell Canada
David Konynenbelt is Retail IT Manager/CIO at Shell Canada, responsible for IT project delivery, operations and support at over 1350 Shell Branded Retail locations. With over 21 years of experience at Shell in a variety of Business and IT roles he has developed a deep and historical knowledge of Site Operations, Fuels Marketing and Retail Site Systems.

In 2019, he lead the development and market launch of the Shell “EasyPay” mobile payment solution, delivering an industry-leading, frictionless payment and loyalty experience to Shell customers across Canada. David has a passion for technology and is shaping the future at Shell Canada by ensuring they make smart investments in enabling technology.
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VP Worldwide Convenience Fuel Retail, Zynstra, an NCR Company
Eric is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of technology experience in the convenience fuel retail sector. He was with Radiant Systems for more than a decade focused on the sale of the Radiant POS solution before becoming part of NCR following their acquisition of Radiant. More recently he has spent the past few years with Zynstra, a virtualization software company specializing in retail that is also now part of NCR. Eric’s team is focused on selling and enabling the NCR Software Defined Store solution for the convenience store industry worldwide.
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Editor, CSP
Jackson Lewis is the technology and services editor for CSP. Jackson joined data research firm Technomic in 2016 as an analyst for the convenience and grocery sectors. He moved to write exclusively for CSP in early 2017 during Winsight Media’s acquisition of Technomic. Since then, Jackson has focused his reporting on sources of disruption for convenience retail. He was among the first in the industry to visit Amazon’s smart corner shop, Amazon Go, and serves as a speaker at c-store industry events. Email him at jlewis@winsightmedia.com.
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Winsight webinar platform hosts Giving Convenience Stores an 'EDGE'
Winsight delivers connections and intelligence to four of the fastest-growing verticals—convenience retailing, grocery businesses, restaurants and noncommercial foodservice—through broad and cutting-edge platforms. No company is better positioned to meet the food industry’s needs than Winsight.
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