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Blockchain Powered mCart Creates Ecosystem to Incentivize Influencers

Mavatar CEO Susan Akbarpour says that their blockchain powered mCart system is helping retailers track influencer driven sales… forever. That’s right, using their decentralized marketplace/influencer marketing attribution platform mCart retailers can now determine exactly where sales are coming from forever.

Former Macy’s CEO: This Country is Way Over-Stored Because of the Shift to Online

Consumers have now shifted up to 11 percent of their shopping online and this means that the US needs to get rid of 11 percent of their physical stores, according to former Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren. He says that overall the consumer is healthy and spending but that doesn’t mean that physical stores shouldn’t close to match supply and demand.

World View Pioneering Ballooning Technology to Access Space

World View is pioneering new ballooning technologies to access space at less cost and more safely than rocket systems. The goal, according to  World View CEO Jane Poynter, is to eventually take people into space. The company is already taking payloads via The Stratollite to near space and uniquely holding over an area of interest for days, weeks and even months.

Lance Armstrong Invested Early in Uber and May Now be a Billionaire

Lance Armstrong says that he was one of the original Uber investors staking them $100,000 at a valuation of just $3.7 million. There are reports that Uber’s projected IPO will value the company at $120 billion. Armstrong wouldn’t say what percent of Uber he still owns but it is conceivable that his stake could be worth $1 billion or more today.

Walmart CEO: Company is Becoming More Digital

The CEO of Walmart Doug McMillion says that the company has a lot of work going on to change the company. He says that the company is becoming more digital and is changing how they work from within to get faster, more nimble, and adapt to what’s happening in retail.

Salesforce CEO: Incredible Wave, Global Phenomenon of Digital Transformation

Cloud adoption is just in the very early days says Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block. He says that over the last few years we’ve been in a perfect storm of cloud and mobile and data science and artificial intelligence coming together that have given companies the opportunity to reinvent themselves and reinvent their business models.

Microsoft President: We Want the People Who Serve This Country to Know That We Have Their Back

Microsoft wants people to know that that they consider it their civic responsibility to provide the very best technology possible to the United States military. Microsoft President Brad Smith says that we want this country, especially the people who serve this country to know that we at Microsoft have their back.

Bank of America CEO: Digitalization Is Not Something That’s Coming, It Already Exists

Digitalization is not something that’s coming, this is something that already exists, says Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan. He says that 25 percent of their sales are done on digital. Moynihan says his goal is to bring the whole banking system to the digital age to make it more efficient for customers.

Groupon CEO: New Plan ‘Moving Us Away From Email Deals’

Groupon announced a business model transformation that moves them away from email and daily deals. Groupon wants their website to be a place for consumers to find great deals and information and a utility for merchants to use every day to grow their businesses, according to Groupon CEO Rich Williams.

Bitcoin.com CEO: We Need to Build an Economy That is Actually Using Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin.com founder and CEO Roger Ver is incredibly bullish on the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem despite recent reports of hacking. He says that if it wasn’t worth something or wasn’t useful hackers wouldn’t be wasting their time trying to hack it. Ver is focused on the bigger picture of taking cryptocurrency mainstream.