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Healey Cypher


CEO and Founder
Healey Cypher (yes, that’s his real name) is co-founder and CEO of OAK. His passion is to elegantly infuse technology into physical retail. OAK believes the future of retail will be software defined - they are working to create the first connected store platform and have launches with brands like Ralph Lauren Gerry Weber, Nike, and many more still to be announced. OAK is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has a showroom/office/lab on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Before founding Oak, Healey founded and led the Retail Innovation team for eBay, Inc where his team launched the Rebecca Minkoff Connected Stores, Kate Spade Saturday WindowShops, and projects with Nordstrom, TOMS, Sony, Westfield, and the Simon Property Group.

Healey loves evangelizing the future of retail: he has hosted or attended panels at SXSW Interactive in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He regularly speaks at NRF &, and has been interviewed by top-tier media including CNBC, CNN, Fast Company, the New York Times, Forbes, WWD, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur, TIME Magazine, CBS, Fox, and more. (Sorry, that last sentence was kind of ridiculous.) At age 29 he was selected as “40 under 40” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and at age 30 was awarded “40 under 40” by design:retail magazine, at age 31 received WWD’s “Ten of Tomorrow.”

Prior to his tenure at eBay and Milo, Healey worked as a consultant in New York City. He is an alumnus of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and from Nebraska, but spent the majority of his early life in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Speaking in:

Wednesday Sep 27
1:15 - 2:00 PM
Breakout Stage 1

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