Rising Stars Podcast

RISING STAR PODCAST

Conversations with Retail Technology Leaders

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Step into the future of market tech with the Rising Stars Podcast, a bi-weekly show covering emerging and innovative market trends and technology in the retail, cannabis, and hospitality space.

Join Brianna Moriarty, Partner Development Manager at Star Micronics, as she tackles eye-opening subject matter with some of the best minds in retail technology across the globe.

Always leading, always innovating, Star Micronics has been an industry pioneer in point-of-sale and customer experience technology for over 40 years. Let’s share our ideas and partner together as we head toward a bright future full of rising stars.

In this episode of the Rising Stars Podcast, join host Brianna Moriarty and John Maieli, Channel Partner Executive at Star Micronics and former Chef, as they explore the kitchen of the future and the technologies helping the restaurant and hospitality industries compete in the current climate. Brianna and John discuss how professional kitchens have had...
Many terms get thrown around Star’s solutions like AOA, CloudPRNT, StarPRNT SDK, and StarXpand, but what do they mean? In this episode of the Rising Stars Podcast, join host Brianna Moriarty and returning guest Jon Levin, Director of Product Management at Star Micronics, as they dive into the innovative technologies that make Star’s solutions so...
In this episode, we are celebrating one year of the Rising Stars Podcast! Rising Stars has covered many topics from the future of retail, to online ordering trends, to alternative payments – and there’s much more to come! This episode will give you a glimpse into Rising Star’s top 5 episodes from its first year....
In this episode of the Rising Stars Podcast, join a discussion all about solution selling for the point-of-sale (POS). Host Brianna Moriarty talks about current and future trends with guest Katie McMillan, CRO of Cloud POS, a solution selling company offering full-service POS deployment for various verticals. Together, Brianna and Katie address common misconceptions in...
In this episode of the Rising Stars Podcast, join us for a talk with several women at Star Micronics as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Host Brianna Moriarty talks with Christine Duffy, Director of Distribution Sales, Christin Dorner, Content and Media Manager, Maryah Balerdi, Inside Sales Coordinator, Kathy Parker, Operations Manager, and Joey Anna Durso,...
In this episode of the Rising Stars Podcast, join us for an eye-opening exploration into alternative payment methods. Host Brianna Moriarty talks with Jarrod Newman, Director of ISV and Channel Partners at Blackhawk Network, a company that specializes in branded payment solutions through prepaid products, technologies, and networks that connect brands and people. Together, Brianna...
In this episode of the Rising Stars Podcast, join us for an exciting talk about the rise of mobile ordering and how Mr. Yum was there to meet the moment. Host Brianna Moriarty interviews Kim Teo, CEO and co-founder of Mr. Yum, an innovative tech company in mobile ordering, mobile payments, and much more for...
In this episode of the Rising Stars podcast, join us for an exciting talk about the coming trends for retail technology in 2022 and beyond. Host Brianna Moriarty interviews Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, the Founder of Retail Minded, an internationally recognized industry blog and publication that delivers news and education to independent retailers. Together, Brianna and...
In this episode of the Rising Stars podcast, join us for a talk about the next generation of the channel through the eyes of someone who has uniquely experienced all sides. Host Brianna Moriarty interviews Michel Sirois, President of BlueStar Canada, Canada’s leading specialty IT distributor, delivering complete solutions in POS, digital signage, mobility, and...
In this episode of the Rising Stars podcast, join us for a recap of retail’s biggest show of the year, NRF. Host Brianna Moriarty interviews Michael Flores, Channel Sales Manager at Star Micronics, on the show floor to get the inside scoop of NRF 2022. Together, Brianna and Michael talk about the drastic decrease in...

About the Host:

Brianna Moriarty is the Partner Development Manager at Star Micronics where she works with channel-partners to grow their business and develop new markets. Brianna has a background in marketing and uses this to help VARs and ISVs to establish a go-to-market strategy and create co-marketing campaigns. She enjoys following the latest social media marketing trends and creating content for retailers and SMBs.

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