Industry standards improve profitability by reducing costs and improving competitiveness.
Standards, in my early days of retailing, were always there to set expectations, something to work by, and measure compliance success with. Then I learned about technical standards. NAXML, EDI, ISO, ARTS, PCI—and the acronyms go on. These weren’t as easy to understand and were sometimes competing with one another. But I began to discover that underlying the “geek speak” was something where gears were in motion to make technology work within a business more efficiently and in an integrated way.....Read More...
Conexxus, the technology standards and advocacy group, named new members to its Board of Directors and elected new members to its Board of Advisors. Kevin Smartt, president & CEO, Kwik Chek Food Stores Inc. (Austin, TX), will continue to serve as the Conexxus Board of Directors chair, with the following members also re-elected,,,,,Read More...
Conexxus announced this week that prominent futurist Michael Rogers will be the keynote speaker at its Annual Conference, taking place at the Loews Ventana Resort in Tucson, Arizona, May 1–5. “We are truly pleased to have Michael speak at the Annual Conference,” said Gray Taylor, executive director of Conexxus. “Our industry serves the demands for convenience in our society, and Michael’s unique approach will enable our attendees to grasp all of the factors, not just technology, that will shape that demand in the future. His love of directly interacting with his audience and working through their questions always makes Michael a must-see speaker.....Read More...