As part of our ongoing Spotlight Series podcasts, Anne and I sat down with Pointy CEO, Mark Cummins. Pointy is one of the most interesting technologies we have seen at Omni Talk. The company’s “Pointy Box” connects seamlessly with retailers of any size and shape, alongside Google, to help customers see what’s available in their most local stores instantaneously on the internet.
The interview is a great listen that highlights just how fast the world is changing. Plus, Mark has a super cool Irish accent that is also really nice on the ears.
Be careful out there,
– Chris and the Omni Talk Team
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Chris Walton is an accomplished Senior Executive with nearly 20 years of success within the retail and retail technology industries. He is well-versed in merchandising, store operations, inventory management, product design, forecasting, e-commerce, pricing and promotions, and tech product development.
Chris was most recently a Vice President with Target, where he led the retailer’s Store of the Future project and also ran the Target’s home furnishing division for e-commerce. He previously worked for GAP, Inc., as a Distribution Analyst and Manager.
Chris holds a BA in Economics and History from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
He likes to dress as Darth Vader for Halloween, and his wife also frequently asks him to ask Alexa, "to turn off the music."