Here at The Retail Hive we are delighted to be working with some of the best and brightest minds in the industry as we explore some of the exciting, new technologies poised to disrupt the retail industry as we know it, ahead of our Retail Hive – Collaboration for Innovation.

One such mind is that of Nupur Manchanda, an expert in multichannel retailing with over 20 years experience in the digital sector. Nupur speaks passionately about the “nirvana” that is the online voice assistant which, whilst not a new concept, is an “area in which current reality is very far from the ideal”.

You can read Nurpur’s full article: Text search is dead; long live voice! by clicking here.

Once you’ve read Nupur’s thoughts, please do share your own by commenting in The Retail Hive Community LinkedIn Group.

If you’d like to hear more from Nupur, or would like to arrange a one-to-one meeting with her, be sure to secure your seat at The Retail Hive – Collaboration for Innovation, taking place on September 25that London’s SkyLoft.

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