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Speaker Bio: Roe McFarlane

Who is Roe McFarlane?

Roe McFarlane is chief digital product and marketing officer at Follett Higher Education Group, which operates more than 1,250 campus retail locations and provides services to more than 1,850 e-commerce websites. He is responsible for driving innovation for their retail e-commerce solutions, marketing services, digital academic tools, program development and strategic planning. He also leads the performance marketing teams to deliver multi-channel marketing programs. Prior to Follett, Roe was a vice president at Redbox Automated Retail, RR Donnelly and in global product management at Corel Corp.


What will he be talking about?

Follett Higher Education Group is the nation’s largest online and in-store collegiate retailer and has been at the nexus of student learning and commerce for over 140 years. They have built themselves into today's multibillion-dollar company with a top ranking online business on America’s Internet Retailer 500. In The Digital Divide: How The Disrupted ... Are The New Disruptors!, McFarlane will share how Follett is redefining retail and is taking the fight to competitors with a $50 million investment in the company's leading e-commerce platform. He will provide insights into the future of online behavior for 18- to 24-year-olds, also known as the “digital native generation”. These insights are not theory or an educational exercise. They are enriched by real and personal interactions with the Millennial community base from over 1,800 online properties.


When is he speaking?

Thursday, June 07, 2018: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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