Cloud Technology and Shopper Insight Gurus to Gather in Charlotte

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Inmar Announces: Industry Leaders Will Present the Latest Innovations in Cloud Technology and Unveil Result of New Research of Shopper Behavior This Holiday Season

Inmar and Wake Forest University Schools of Business today announced that industry leaders in Cloud Technology and Shopper Insights will gather November 16 to discuss the latest innovations and research findings in these two hot areas. The day-long Retail Futures conference is being co-sponsored by Inmar and Wake Forest University’s Center for Retail Innovation and is being held at Wake Forest's Charlotte Center. It is open at no cost to those in technology, retail, manufacturing and the media. Attendees may attend discussions on one or both topics.

During the Shopper Insight portion of the conference, retail gurus John Ross, Inmar executive vice president and president of Decision Sciences and Analytics and former CEO of Interpublic Group’s Shopper Sciences; and Britt Beemer, founder and chairman of America’s Research Group, will unveil the results of new research around shopper behavior during this holiday season. They also will discuss the future of retail and shopping, and place their bets for 2013 shopping trends.

The CloudCamp portion of the event will be packed with presentations, lightning talks and breakout sessions on topics including security in the Cloud, performance testing and more. CloudCamp events have been held at locations around the world with sponsor companies including IBM, Microsoft and Cisco. The event is free for attendees.

“Technology is having a huge impact on shopper behavior because it is arming shoppers with unprecedented information,” says Inmar’s Ross. He adds that “Retailers and manufacturers must understand emerging trends and how to insert technology into the decision-making process.”

Those wishing to attend either or both seminars can go to to register. Space is limited and is filling quickly.

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Inmar is a technology company that operates intelligent commerce networks. More than 1700 retail, healthcare, and manufacturing clients choose Inmar’s networks to simplify and securely manage their complex transactions with trading partners so they can focus on their core business. Founded in 1980, Inmar is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with more than 4,200 employees in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

For more information about Inmar’s products and services, please contact 866-440-6917 or visit

The Wake Forest University Schools of Business offer undergraduate programs in finance, accounting, mathematical business, and business and enterprise management, and graduate programs including a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accountancy and Master of Arts in Management. Our programs are consistently ranked among the world’s best in surveys by U.S. News & World Report, Business Week, the Economist, Forbes, and the Financial Times. Wake Forest MBAs who sat for a Six Sigma green belt certification exam in 2011 and 2012 had a 100% pass rate. Wake Forest accountancy graduates earned the highest passing rate in the nation on the CPA exam last year at 96% and have maintained the top CPA exam pass rate for six of the past seven years.

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