J.R. Werner has been helping industry defining organizations from The Walt Disney Company to the U.S. Army innovate for over 15 years. Most recently, at Zebra Technologies, he’s guiding industry-leading retailers through digital transformation by using AI and intelligent automation to ensure they have the right people and products in the right place at the right time.
J.R. also coaches early-stage startups on how to develop winning teams and partnerships. At Zebra Technologies, he assessed and integrated newly acquired companies as Zebra expanded its innovative roots into the software space. He now leads a retail, hospitality and banking team focused on solutions that help companies get the most out of their associates and their inventory.
He holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, as well as two degrees from Illinois State University. He's presented at industry events, always focusing on the common thread of keeping complexity in the background and simplicity at the edge.