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Leading Futurist and Advisor on Global Innovation, Daniel Burrus, to Deliver Keynote Speech at GS1 Connect 2016
Conference Theme "Unlock the Power of Standards" Signifies the Central Role GS1 Standards Play in Business Process Reinvention Across Industries

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Daniel Burrus, renowned futurist and advisor on global innovation, will deliver a keynote speech at GS1 Connect™ 2016, the annual conference and exhibit hosted by GS1 US taking place June 1-3, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.

Burrus is a strategic advisor to executives from Fortune 500 companies, helping them to develop game-changing strategies based on his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact. He is the author of six books, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal best seller Flash Foresight, as well as the highly acclaimed Technotrends. In his presentation titled "Business Process Transformation: The Big Ideas That Are Changing Everything," Burrus will identify game-changing trends and technologies that will have a direct impact on audience members and offer powerful, practical guidance for turning rapid change into a competitive advantage.

The keynote session and educational conference content will inspire attendees to "Unlock the Power of Standards" – a  theme that conveys how business and industries are using GS1 Standards as the foundation for reinventing their business, adapting to market change, improving process efficiencies, and driving growth. With five distinct tracks—Retail, Healthcare, Foodservice, Grocery, and Standards and Solutions – GS1 Connect draws more than 1,200 attendees from various roles including supply chain management, product data management, data quality, compliance, e-commerce, marketing, and information technology.

"Trading partners gather at GS1 Connect to network and learn best practices for implementing standards within their companies. Whether their business goals are optimizing omni-channel retailing, addressing healthcare regulatory requirements, driving better food traceability and safety, or improving data quality, attendees will discover how GS1 Standards are rapidly becoming the cornerstone of business process innovation across organizations and entire industries. I believe Daniel Burrus will complement our conference program and further motivate attendees to reinvent their businesses while removing roadblocks in their operations," said Bob Carpenter, president and CEO, GS1 US.

In addition to the five main conference tracks, GS1 US offers GS1 US University educational sessions and workshops for those looking to build their foundational knowledge of GS1 Standards and maximize the conference program. The conference will also feature "How to Do Business With" sessions hosted by major brands and retailers, as well as the popular Trading Partner Roundtables, the "Standardsville" exhibit area, and other various networking opportunities.

Registration for GS1 Connect 2016 is now open. Please visit to learn more. For more information about GS1 US, visit

About GS1 US
GS1 US, a member of GS1® global, is a not-for-profit information standards organization that facilitates industry collaboration to improve supply chain visibility and efficiency through the use of GS1 Standards, the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world. Nearly 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration that optimizes their supply chains, drives cost performance and revenue growth while also enabling regulatory compliance. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, barcodes, Electronic Product Code (EPC®)-enabled RFID, data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®).



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