Dr. Robert Phillips is Director of Pricing Research at Amazon where he leads a team of data scientists who develop the analytic approaches underlying Amazon’s retail and marketplace business. Prior to joining Amazon, Dr. Phillips was Director of Marketplace Optimization Data Science at Uber. Before joining Uber, Dr. Phillips was Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Business School and Director of the Columbia Center for Pricing and Revenue Management and a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Business School.
Dr. Phillips is also the founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Nomis Solutions; a software and consulting company that helps financial service companies better manage pricing and profitability. Dr. Phillips has also served as CEO of Decision Focus Incorporated, a consulting company specializing in the application of business analytics in business and government and as CEO of Talus Solutions, a revenuemanagement software and services company. During his 25-year career in industry, he was a pioneer in the application of pricing and revenue optimization in many different industries including passenger airlines, cruise lines, rental cars, automotive, hotels, air cargo, trucking, container shipping, and financial services.
Dr. Phillips is author of the books Pricing and Revenue Optimization and Pricing for Consumer Lending as well as co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Pricing Management. He is a Fellow of the International Federation of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and a recipient of the INFORMS Impact Prize. Dr. Phillips holds a Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University and Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Washington State University.
Niklas Myhr, Ph.D., The Social Media Professor, is an author and an international TEDx and keynote speaker who teaches Social Media, Digital & Global Marketing at Chapman University in California. Dr. Myhr holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Virginia and is currently Google’s #1-ranked “Social Media Professor.” Niklas Myhr is the author of the upcoming book “The Social Customer Journey” and he has been featured in publications such as BBC, The Washington Post, Marketplace Morning Report, InformationWeek, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, USA Today, Huffington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle.
Dr. Myhr also holds an M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from Linköping University in Sweden, is an awardee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, has served as an Executive Director on the Board of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC, and is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association.
Our list of speakers also includes executives from various business areas sharing their experience of successfully using pricing as a tool for generating growth and boosting profits in the digital era.