Ron Johnson, the founder and CEO of Enjoy and creator of the Apple Store and Genius Bar, will return to the GSV Pioneer Summit in 2016.
In 2014, Ron founded Enjoy, a company that sells high-end technology products like iPads and drones that come with a free in-person delivery and a tutorial session. From 2000 to 2012, Ron was on the executive committee at Apple and led Apple retail. Apple stores are widely recognized as the world’s most successful retail operation with nearly 400 locations in 13 countries. Prior to Apple, Ron worked for Target Corporation in a variety of merchandising leadership roles. As senior vice president of merchandising, Ron worked to bring good design to Target, and is credited with establishing Target as the nation’s leading upscale discount store chain.
Ron received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University. Ron is an active volunteer, serving as a trustee at Stanford University, as vice chair of Stanford Health Care and as co-chair of the Campaign for Stanford Medicine. Ron is also a board member of The Melt, Nasty Gal, Honor and is an advisor to many startups in the emerging technology and retail spaces.
The GSV Pioneer Summit is the conference for breakthrough innovation and game-changing entrepreneurs. Pioneer Summit is two-day technology conference (September 14-15, 2016) in the heart of Silicon Valley that is focused on the people and companies building tomorrow’s industries. The Pioneer Summit convenes a global community of daring entrepreneurs and connects them with leading growth investors and global corporations who can help scale their efforts. GSVlabs in Redwood City, California will host the 2016 GSV Pioneer Summit. Buy your ticket now to reserve your place.