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Greg Girard, a leading analyst of retail supply chain systems, has left AMR Research to become vice president, industry marketing for i2 Technologies, a provider of supply chain management applications.
Greg Girard, a leading analyst of retail supply chain systems, has left AMR Research Inc. to become vice president, industry marketing, for i2 Technologies Inc., a provider of supply chain management applications.
"We are very fortunate to have Greg join i2 to lead our marketing efforts in retail," said George Cannon, i2’s senior vice president, consumer goods and retail. "He brings a very good understanding of the solutions the retail industry needs and the unique value i2 can provide. He is a top notch communicator who can immediately help us convey the value our solutions deliver."
At AMR, where he had served as a retail industry analyst since 1999, Girard founded the AMR Research Retail Advisory Service and advised retailers on such technology applications as price optimization, advanced planning, demand replenishment and store execution management.
Following his appointment as vice president at i2, Girard said he looked forward to working with i2’s "scalable and modular retail applications backed by analytics and optimization."