Mo + Jo's Epic Tech Talks, is a conversation between two regular guys that work in the Marketing Tech industry. Mo works on the tech side, Jo works on the agency side - together they demystify tech and share an unfiltered POV on what matters... and what doesn't. They keep things funny, informative and irreverent (Music Credit: Dope Focus, Monday Morning by Andrew Zap)
Special Episode: The one where we interview Canadian Retail Veteran, Michael LeBlanc - Host of The Voice of Retail Podcast. We ask him about the difference between Canadian + US Retail industries, Canada's Cannabusiness Challenges and Instagram's latest messaging platform "Threads"
The one we recorded inside TPN's newly updated innovation lab, the boys talk about the latest AR Swimming Goggle from Form, Twitter's new snooze button, the latest in Streaming subscriptions and what it means when Fedex cuts all ties with Amazon.
The one where we dish up how Amazon is going to squeeze out more profit, Joe gets all political about international trade deals and we have a very one-sided debate on Web vs. App Augmented Reality frameworks.
The one where Mo + Jo interview, Erich Hermanns, Director, Events Programme Management for GSMA about the events + programs at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. (for more info go to https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/experiences) -and then the boys rehash what really happened in the big break up between NYC + Amazon
The one where we fixate on Amazon's 3B dollar profits, Jo admits he's a little impaired thanks to his Sudafed intake and we try to figure out what Ikea's plans are for a subscription based furniture program.
The one where we talk to Dan Hodges, The CEO/Founder of CIMtours, the official partner for NRF"s Expo/NYC Retail Store Tours. We also discuss Elon Musk's Loop Test in LA and the latest in grocery delivery by autonomous "Toasters"
The one where Jo forgets his headset so the entire episode sounds like we did it in a tin can. We share our opinions on the latest Amazon vs. Google Home battle, what's up with Siri, Amazon's new delivery options - the newest AmazonGo store(s) that have opened in Chicago.
The one where Joe proclaims his love for the Red Sox, we talk about Shopify's big brick + mortar play, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com and the huge amount of Cannabis that Canadians purchased on-line on Day One.
The one where we talk about the latest in Short-Attention Span Theatre - SnapChat Originals, 5 minute micro-shows. How Holiday shopping will pan out and a quick review of Google latest phone launch - The Pixel 3.
The one where we talk about an new Retail start-up called Re:Store - a WeWork for Instagram brands, Joe tells me why Black Fri is still a thing with retailers, we explain what Amazon is doing with their recently launched 4-Star Store in SoHo - and Joe still can't decide if he should get the Apple Watch Gen 4.
The one where Jo + Mo go throw down on the recent report from "The Information" that claims only 2% of the 50 million Alexa smart speaker owners use it to make purchases. In this episode things get a little too personal...
The one where we interview a secret executive guest from a big retailer in Nashville, who tells us about his recent experience at NRF Tech - and we share research on who's the smartest AI, Google, Siri, Alexa or Cortana
The one where the boys go out for Dim Sum and talk about Kylie Jenner's snapchat commerce, How Amazon delivers to the highest place on the earth and how the best retailers design experiences like Ux Designers. - and Mo tricks Jo into eating chicken feet Dim Sum!
The one we call the "Exaggeration" Episode. We talk about Walmart.com's 3D immersive shoppable room, Facebook's proposed app, now with Ultrasonic Boom, how youngsters in the UK love physical stores and what Apple's Chief of Retail predicts will happen to the store.
The one where we talk about Amazon's frenemy relationships with retailer partners, why Walmart nixed its "scan + go" program, social shopping trends and every quote we can remember about the 80's movie classic "Caddyshack"
The one where we review all the new stuff that was unveiled at Facebook's dev conference F8 2018, Walmart's bidding war for Flipkart, Instagram's new payment feature and Joe tries to quote a Beastie Boys song.
The one where jo breaks his headset, we review all the fun stuff in the latest iOS 11.3 update, we argue about how smart AI really is - and try to predict what Walmart's plan is for Humana health care.
The one where Dr. Sophia Lloyd, Science Writer for the Cambridge Graphene Center schools us about the past, present and future of Graphene, the Graphene Flagship Exhibit at #MWC18 and the latest in exotic foods... Graphene on Toast.
Recorded in Barcelona 2/26/18. The one where we cover all the cool stuff we saw at MobileWorldCongress2018 - day 1, and I referee a grudge match discussion between two rival marketing agencies; WPP's Geometry vs. Omnicom's TPN.
The one where our friend, Stephen Kaufman - Chief Product Officer of Blue Software, blows our minds, schooling us on how Blockchain + Cryptocurrency will impact retail AND that there are Bitcoin ATM's at liquor stores in Villa Park, IL
The one where we talk about Atlas the backflipping robot, Elon Musk's Ex- Amber Heard, the Semi Autonomous Electric Truck, the stupid fast electric roadster - and chatbots that help men figure out if they should wear skinny jeans.
The one where we broadcast live from the Shop.Org conference in LA, we interview our friend Jason Breazeal about his role leading innovation at Ahold/Delhaize the holding company for some of the world most trusted food brands, supermarkets and online grocers.
The one where we talk about the upcoming retail innovation lounge event @Shop.Org, Walmart's plans for delivery directly into your fridge, Kohl's frenemy approach with Amazon and argue about which rap song about Adidas was better Tupac vs. Big Boi/Killer Mike
The one where we have our friend Greg Hallinan, Founder/CEO ModMedia as a special guest, we talk #IoT, the future of #Graphene, Recap of Day 2 of the #MWCA17 and Joe complains about going back to Chinatown.
The one where we discuss Diageo's voice search plans, Filipino fruits, our upcoming special edition podcasts to cover Apple's event, #MWCA17, Shop.Org and how the battle for James Bond rages between Apple, Amazon and the rest of Hollywoods big studios.
The one where we explain Apple's strategy to beat Netflix and Amazon Video, talk about Laura Heller's review of Etail East, Walmart's latest tech to make in-store pick up better - and Jo plays the "guess the start-up game"
The one where our special guest Sharon Love, CEO of TPN, a leading retail marketing agency shares her insights and Mo kicks off a new show segment where Joe has to guess if a start-up is real or #fakenews.
The one where we talk about Toke.TV a new streaming app for pot smokers, how SnapChat users are getting older, why the retail apocalypse is #fakenews and Jo tries to be hip with his knowledge of #lollapalooza and his new catchphrase #keepinitreal
The one where we talk about Malware, speculate how the iPhone 8 will impact retail, argue about Blue Apron's IPO. We also talk about our wives upcoming birthdays and drop hints about our next guest for the show.
The one where we explain Facebook AI Research (FAIR) secret plan to kill all humans, Jo tells a bedtime story about why consumer data integrity must be validated and why there's no such thing as privacy - and we end the show talking Bitcoin and Ethereum (Cryptocurrency)
The one where Mo + Jo talk share insights on the big #Amazon + #WholeFoods news, Mo talks about his food desert issues, and Jo falls asleep while Mo reviews #Infocomm17. We also introduce the new Mo + Jo iOS podcast app where listeners can chat with us and leave feedback.
In this episode, we have our first guest, Anne Marie Stephen, Founder + CEO of Kwolia, a retail tech consultancy. We talk about a unique retail space in NYC; TurnStile - Women in Retail Tech, Bonobos, Modcloth and all the crazy stuff that Walmart's been up to this week.