Manolo Almagro is the managing partner of Q Division, a team of digital commerce + transformational technology consultants.
Manolo brings to bear his international experience inspiring innovation teams, identifying and educating corporations on emerging technology trends, developing digital transformation strategies, and curating tech start-up partnerships for leading retailers and brands in the US, Europe and Southeast Asia.
Manolo is a 25+ year veteran in technology, a member of the Advanced Materials Pandemic & Future Preparedness Taskforce, and was recognized by AVIXA as an Emerging Trends Fellow for Digital Signage. Manolo is a requested speaker and subject matter expert in Emerging Tech for CES, NRF, InfoComm, and the MWC in Barcelona. Manolo co-hosts two technology podcasts “Q’s Tech Talks” and Mo + Joe’s Epic Talk Show.” Among his technical achievements, Manolo is a named inventor on digital signage software patent #6038545.
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Rethinking Packaging in a Digitally Accelerated World
Over the past 24 months, consumer digital behaviors and expectations have been accelerated to a minimum of +5 years forward. How can retailers and brands adapt package design for newly entrenched consumer behaviors such as increased e-commerce use, contactless transactions, home delivery, curbside, and drive thru? In this session get insights and strategies the future of packaging:
Examples and trends on how retailers and brands are adapting to rapidly evolving consumer expectations
The impact of emerging technologies such as robotic process automation, 5G + IoT for the packaging industry
Ideas to help brands “rethink package design” with ways to connect physical + digital customer experiences