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Spotlight Podcast: Interview with AVA CEO Atul Hirpara

While Amazon Go gets all the attention, AVA was actually the first to market with a live checkout-free solution.

So Chris and Anne jumped at the chance to sit down with checkout-free guru Atul Hirpara, CEO of AVA live from the GroceryShop trade show floor and to pick his brain on what Omni Talk believes is the most important trend that will impact retail in the next three to five years.

You can find the podcast on our SoundCloud and iTunes pages or by clicking on the links below:

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."

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