Rising Stars Podcast: Understanding the Future of Retail IT

Rising Stars Podcast: Understanding the Future of Retail IT

The Rising Stars Podcast with Kate Orara and guest Michel Sirois of BlueStar Canada and the RSPA. Brought to you by Star Micronics.

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Hosted by Star Micronics’ Partner Development Manager, Kate Orara, the Rising Stars Podcast is your go-to for all things point-of-sale. It offers profound insights into the dynamic world of retail technology, with every episode highlighting unique perspectives from industry leaders and innovators.

The New Wave in Retail IT: ISVs, MSPs, and the Future of VARs

The world of retail IT is changing, and with change comes new opportunities and challenges. In episode 32 of the Rising Stars Podcast, The New Wave in Retail IT: ISVs, MSPs, and the Future of VARs,” host Kate Orara, Partner Development Manager at Star Micronics, connects with Michel Sirois, President of BlueStar Canada and Chairman of the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA).

With years of significant growth leading BlueStar Canada and a prominent figure in the realm of retail technology, Michel’s insights hold immense value for anyone interested in retail, Point of Sale, Logistics, and Manufacturing.

Their discussion revolves around the evolving dynamics of the retail IT channel. Historically dominated by value-added resellers (VARs), the channel is witnessing the rising influence of independent software vendors (ISVs) and merchant service providers (MSPs).

But what’s driving this change?

Kate & Michel explore:

  • The emerging role of ISVs and MSPs in shaping the retail IT narrative.
  • Strategies VARs can adopt to navigate this new terrain and remain competitive.
  • How collaborations between VARs, ISVs, and MSPs can pave the way for mutual success.
  • BlueStar Canada’s pivotal role in fostering these partnerships and collaborations.

If you want to understand the future of the retail IT industry, this episode offers an in-depth look at the factors shaping its trajectory. From the changing roles of VARs, ISVs, and MSPs to the importance of collaboration, it promises to be a treasure trove of insights.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from two leading figures in the field!

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The Rising Stars Podcast

Immerse yourself in the ever-evolving world of point-of-sale (POS) with the Rising Stars Podcast by Star Micronics, hosted by industry pro, Kate Orara. Twice a month, we dive into the fascinating journeys of innovators and businesses navigating the challenges of technology’s rapid pace.

In every episode, Kate Orara, Star Micronics’ Partner Development Manager, takes listeners on an exploration of emerging retail technology trends and strategies with global industry giants. She’s spent her entire career meeting all the right people, and now listeners everywhere can benefit from this vast network of channel gurus.

Always leading and always innovating, Star Micronics, a pioneer in POS and customer experience technology for over 60 years, welcomes you to join us in shaping a brighter future in the retail, hospitality, and cannabis industries.

Let’s rise together!

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