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From mobile pioneer Gary Schwartz, the author of The Impulse Economy, a short guide to the steps every company must take to connect with the mobile consumer From Best Buy to Borders, retail stores are closing their doors forever. Increasingly consumers are looking to their mobile devices as the primary screen to find best products and the cheapest deals. The shop has lost its connection to this shopper. Gary Schwartz has been at the front lines of the mobile industry for over a decade, and this...
Gary Schwartz began his career as a columnist in Japan and later became an anchor on Asahi Television. He ran number of technology startups before founding Impact Mobile, a mobile technology company specialized in retail and brand solutions, in 2002. Schwartz has played a leadership role in the mobile industry, founding the mobile committee for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) in 2005 and presently serving as North American chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF). In this capacity, Schwartz is developing a global mobile commerce practice to service brands, retailers, and content owners. He lives with his family in Toronto.