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The goal of "The Innovation Conversation" is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory ... and one that Tom Furphy - a former Amazon executive, the originator of Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer Equity Partners (CEP), a venture capital and venture development firm in Seattle, WA, that works with many top retailers and manufacturers - is uniquely positioned to address.

Tom Furphy and Kevin discuss the consolidation taking place in the food delivery business and what it might mean for customers and retailers.  And, when looking at the advertiser boycott of Facebook,  they talk about how businesses are being forced to stake out cultural and societal positions (that often end up having political implications) because of innovative technologies that make it impossible to hide or stay neutral.