Welcome to the first post in a new blog series called 5 Questions with a Retail Expert! Through interviews with experts and practitioners, this series will focus on what’s happening in the retail and commerce technology market. In each blog, we hope to peer into the crystal ball and capture insights as well as lessons learned from those on the front lines. This week we learn about the future of commerce with Chris Walton from Omni Talk.
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."