Ron Johnson Will Discuss His New Approach To Tech Shopping And Support At Disrupt SF

In just a few weeks, I’ll be onstage with the man who spearheaded the creation of Apple’s friendly, futuristic retail stores. Ron Johnson spent more than a decade as the company’s senior vice president of retail operations, a decade that saw the launch of the first Apple Stores and their rapid expansion. (He was also an executive at Target and, after Apple, had a less-than-successful run as the CEO of JCPenney.)

Earlier this year, Johnson launched his first tech startup, Enjoy, which has been compared to Best Buy’s Geek Squad and Apple’s Genius Bar. Customers order things like Sonos speakers, GoPro cameras and Jawbone fitness trackers from the Enjoy website, then the products are delivered by Enjoy Experts, who can help customers get set up and train them to use their new gadgets.

Johnson told USA Today that Enjoy represents the next paradigm shift in shopping, after e-commerce. Investors seem to agree, with the startup raising about $80 million in funding so far.

At Disrupt SF, Johnson will tell us more about what he’s been up to at Enjoy and how he sees the future of shopping. He’ll be part of packed schedule of big-name speakers and exciting startups who will be joining us from September 21-23 at San Francisco’s Pier 70. You can buy tickets here.

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