Coresight Research & Blue Yonder Present: Open for Business with Alex Gourlay, Co-COO, Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Join Coresight Research & Blue Yonder’s webinar with Alex Gourlay, Co-COO of Walgreen Boots Alliance, around the next steps from Covid-19. We’ll be discussing the transformations and innovations in the drugstore space, covering the physical store experience and supply chain processes. We will consider how retailers can serve consumers and plan for changing demand, based on Gourlay's experience during the coronavirus crisis. Coresight Research & Blue Yonder are pleased to present the Open for Business webinar series, which features real-time conversations with industry leaders. As business leaders are managing their companies through the crisis, we’re working to stay engaged and facilitate an open dialogue for companies large and small. The webinar series will provide guidance and support, as well as a sense of community for global organizations, as we’re all experiencing this together. Click here to read an edited transcript of this webinar. About Alex Gourlay Alexander Gourlay is Co-Chief Operating Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. He is responsible for the oversight of both Walgreens and Boots businesses' execution and transformation, as well overseeing global operations. Gourlay served as President of Walgreens from December 2014 to February 2020, and prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President and President of Customer Experience and Daily Living for Walgreens. Before joining Walgreens in October 2013, Gourlay was Chief Executive, Health & Beauty division, Alliance Boots, a role he undertook in January 2009, when he was also appointed to the board of Alliance Boots. He had previously been Managing Director of Boots UK and a member of the Alliance Boots Group operating committee following the acquisition of Alliance Boots plc by AB Acquisitions Limited in 2007. Prior to this, he was Healthcare Director of Boots the Chemists, having held senior management positions in store operations and human resources. He is a board member of the Retail Leaders Industry Association and World Business Chicago and a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. About JoAnn Martin JoAnn Martin brings 20+ years of retail, merchandising and supply chain expertise to Blue Yonder as vice president, retail industry strategy. In this role, she counsels global retailers on industry-leading best practices and technology advancements and collaborates with Blue Yonder's product development and innovation teams to align on addressing the challenges of today’s retailers. Prior to Blue Yonder, JoAnn was senior leader at the Luxottica Group but spent most of her career at Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), where she was Vice President of Planning and Merchandise Operations. She has deep expertise in softlines and Blue Yonder solutions in that vertical. JoAnn has led many transformative system implementations throughout her career. Her expertise covers retail strategy, omnichannel, digital commerce, merchandise, financial planning, assortment planning and change management. JoAnn is a graduate of Miami University, where she received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Finance and Marketing. Presented by:

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