Registration & Breakfast
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mark Baxendale, SVP, Planning & Allocation | Lululemon Athletica
DeLu Jackson, VP, Digital | Kellogg’s
Fireside Chat: Don’t Panic, Yet…
Recent headlines about the retail industry vacillate between the thrilling promise of emerging technologies and heart-sinking stories of shuttered stores. Finding the sweet spot between protecting your brand and innovating it requires both patient and bold leadership.
Steven Goldsmith, CEO | Brookstone
Inter-Departmental Cooperation for Cross-Channel Continuity
Perhaps no single idea dominates the conversations around retail and branding these days more than “customer experience.” Creating a unified experience across a variety of channels – physical and digital – can be very complicated. Unifying the brand experience from in store to online to everywhere else requires open communication and collaboration between internal teams as well as a crystal-clear understanding of the brand story.
John Tabis, Founder & CEO | The Bouqs Company
The Power of 1%: The Tangible Benefits of Revenue Management
Avy Punwasee, Founding Principal | Revenue Management Labs
Michael Stanisz, Founding Principal | Revenue Management Labs
As E-Commerce claims an increasing amount of consumer dollars, brands need expert digital strategists to ensure that they are prepared to meet this demand.
Ram Rampalli, Senior Director & Chief Content Evangelist | Walmart Labs
Jonathan Spier, CEO | PLAE
Anne Berger, VP, eCommerce | Shutterfly
Kathleen Weng, VP, Merchandising | ThredUp
Interactive Workshop: Starting from Scratch
During this interactive session attendees will break out in to small groups to discuss how they would go about launching a new product, brand or retailer in today’s climate.
After 30 minutes of small group discussion each table will report back to the larger group on the new brand they have created as well as what lessons they can take back to their existing businesses.
Alison Worthington, Executive Marketing Advisor | GoPro
David McKillips, SVP, Retail & Culinary Services | Six Flags Entertainment
Jennie Baik, Co-Founder & CEO | Orchard Mile
RedPoint Global Spotlight
Taking the Shopping Out of Retail
If it has become possible to take the walls, inventory, and cash registers out of stores perhaps we can also envision a future where retail exists without any active shopping. Learn from some of the most innovative leaders in intelligent subscription services about how insights and automation can deliver products to customers – shipping included and shopping-free.
Ruth Hartman, Chief Merchandising Officer | Le Tote
Kenny Kim, VP, Marketing | Naturebox
Drew Green, CEO | Indochino
Problem Solved Spotlight
Keynote: The Other Big “A” in Ecommerce
You may be spending a lot of time and energy concerned with how to work with and against the mighty power of Amazon as it disrupts every retail sector (amongst many other industries). International E-Commerce giant Alibaba however, outstrips Amazon by almost every measure. As Alibaba begins to enter the American landscape learn from an insider how to work effectively with this behemoth and take this opportunity to pose direct questions about strategy and plans for Alibaba NA.
Lee McCabe, VP/GM, NA | Alibaba
Closing Conversation: Preserving Culture Post-Partnership
When Unilever acquired Ben & Jerry’s they kept enough distance to allow the popular ice cream to stick to their principals and maintain the identity that made them a household favorite. Similarly, post-acquisition Dollar Shave Club maintains their humor and quality while enjoying the freedom to look ahead to the future. Hear from DSC CEO, Michael Dubin on how he preserves the culture and values of DSC now that they are part of the Unilever family of brands.
Michael Dubin, CEO | Dollar Shave Club
5:35pm – 6:30pm