2019 Speakers

Jon Stine, Director

Jon Stine

Director, Open Voice Network

Jon Stine leads The Open Voice Network, a non-profit association of consumer-facing enterprises dedicated to AI-voice assistance that is open: standards-based,  interoperable, accessible, and data-protected.

He brings to this role more than 30 years of global leadership and study in retail and consumer goods business and technology.

Jon’s industry knowledge was first shaped in the womenswear apparel business, heading sales of a well-known national brand to leading US better department and specialty stores.   In 2000, Jon was recruited by the Intel Corporation to create and head its first global outreach to the retail and consumer goods community.  In the years that followed, he guided retailers in the States, Europe, India, and China in digital transformation, and was one of the founders of the Metro Group Future Store Initiative in Germany, and the Pan-Pearl River Delta Initiative, the latter creating the first transparent, RFID-enabled Guangzhou-to-Bentonville value chain.

He joined Cisco Systems retail-CPG consulting team in late 2006, and later headed Cisco’s North America consulting practice for retail-CPG.   In 2014, he returned to Intel as the Global Enterprise Sales General Manager for the retail, hospitality, and consumer goods industries.  He stepped away from Intel at year-end 2018 on behalf of The Open Voice Network.

Through the years, Jon has worked directly with customers across the Americas, Western and Central Europe, Middle East, India, China, and Japan, as well as delivery partners in hardware, software, services, and consulting.

When not traveling on business, he resides in Portland, Oregon, USA.