GS1 Connect

San Diego • June 7‑9, 2022

2021 Featured Speakers

When it comes to innovation and future supply chain success, we've got you covered! 2021 attendees gained valuable insights, expertise, and best practices from our keynote speakers.


Mitch Joel

Innovation Expert and Best-Selling Author

When brands like Google, Walmart, Starbucks, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, Twitter, and Unilever want to leverage technology to better connect with their consumers, they call Mitch Joel. Mitch is the founder of Six Pixels Group, an advisory, investing, and content producing company that is focused on brands, commerce, community, and what’s next. Prior to Six Pixels Group, Mitch was the president of Mirum, a global marketing agency operating in 25 countries with close to 3,000 employees. He spent close to two decades building, running, and (eventually) selling his agency to WPP, one of the world’s most valuable marketing and communications holding companies.

GS1 Connect Keynote Speaker Mitch Joel


Nancy Giordano

Futurist and Corporate Strategist

Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organisations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping, and evolving a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands. With growing conviction of what will (and needs to) shift, executives value her unique abilities to sense and synthesize the terrain ahead, and guide those ready to build more relevant and sustainable solutions.

GS1 Connect Keynote Speaker Mitch Joel
Conference Emcee

Katie Linendoll

Consumer Technology Expert, Emmy Award-Winning TV Personality

Linendoll, a consumer technology expert who regularly lends her expertise to a variety of platforms, including “The Rachael Ray Show” and numerous shows on The Weather Channel and CBS Sports Radio, emceed GS1 Connect: Digital Edition for the second year in a row. She guided attendees through the conference experience alongside Carpenter.

GS1 Connect Keynote Speaker Mitch Joel
Conference Host

Bob Carpenter

President & Chief Executive Officer, GS1 US

Bob Carpenter opened the conference each day, along with select members of the GS1 US Board of Governors, to share trends, insights, and strategies that will help organizations move beyond today’s challenges to drive supply chain performance.

GS1 Connect Keynote Speaker Mitch Joel