Mark Thomson

Director of Retail & Hospitality Solutions EMEA, Zebra Technologies

Industry speaker and technology evangelist. What’s happening in retail? How has the shift in shopping behaviour impacted retailers around the world and will robots take over?

Mark’s exploration of the global retail landscape helps retailers gain a focus on what’s real and what works when building a visionary retail strategy in a digital world. 

Mark explores technologies from RFID to robotics and smart carts to AI and looks to determine between hype and reality.

As Director of Retail Industry Solutions at Zebra Technologies, Mark works closely with retailers and hospitality businesses to provide input on how to face the challenge of a new digital retail landscape, where customers are often more connected and informed than shop floor staff.  Mark helps retailers focus on developing a vision for their retail business that aims to improve customer experience whilst at the same time drive business efficiencies.

With over 30 years’ customer focused experience, Mark Thomson has developed in-depth knowledge of the EMEA and global retail market place and regularly speaks at industry events throughout the EMEA region including World Retail Congress, Retail Middle East, RBTE and Euroshop. He has worked closely with retailers on the pain points of modern retail and explains how technology solutions can be an integral part of their business strategy to help them solve their real business challenges from supply chain to store.

Prior to joining Zebra Technologies Mark held senior roles in Retail, Financial Services and Hospitality businesses.