Registration & Breakfast
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mark Baxendale, SVP, Planning & Allocation | Lululemon Athletica
DeLu Jackson, VP, Precision Marketing | Conagra Brands
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
Moderator: Laura Brooks, VP, Commerce | Acquia
An Immersive Look at Retail Data
Jeff Huckaby, Market Segment Director | Tableau
ROI: The Retail Orphan’s Initiative, an Introduction
Greg Buzek, Advisor | Retail Orphan’s Initiative
Backend Accuracy for Front End Experience
The Power of 1%: The Tangible Benefits of Revenue Management
Avy Punwasee, Founding Principal | Revenue Management Labs
Jonathan Spier, CEO | PLAE
Anne Berger, VP, eCommerce | Shutterfly
Kathleen Weng, VP, Merchandising | ThredUp
John Kim, Co-Founder & CEO | SendBird
Moderator: DeLu Jackson, VP, Precision Marketing | Conagra
Innovating Ahead of Customer Expectations –Tying Loyalty, Cognitive & CustomerExperience Together
Melissa Tatoris, Executive Strategist -Retail Expert/Cognitive Engagement | IBM
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.
Anita Tandon, Head of Growth Marketing | Brandless
David McKillips, SVP, Retail & Culinary Services | Six Flags Entertainment
Jennie Baik, Co-Founder & CEO | Orchard Mile
John Tabis, Founder & CEO | The Bouqs Company
Tom Tracy, SVP Marketing | Monro Muffler Brake
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
Georg Richter, CEO & Founder | OceanX
Moderator: Mark Baxendale, SVP, Planning & Allocation | Lululemon
Analytics for All: How the World’s Top Retailers are Democratizing Data and Winning Big
As the retail landscape evolves rapidly, those emerging on top are those who’ve democratized data, putting it in the hands of workers on both the frontlines and in the back office. Join Alok Shivpuri, Director of Data Products at Walmart and Scott Holden, CMO of ThoughtSpot as they show you first hand how democratizing access to data is rewriting the rules of retail.
Alok Shivpuri, Director of Data Products | Walmart
Scott Holden, Chief Marketing Officer | ThoughtSpot
Getting Down to Brass Tack-tics
The innovations that will truly drive the store of the future are not necessarily the same ones garnering endless buzz in the press. Research analyzing specific technologies and processes when deployed will reveal the steps you need to take to set your brand up to lead the way into the future of the store.
Greg Buzek, President | IHL Group
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.
Raphael Lanfant, Director, Strategic Partnerships | Alibaba
DeLu Jackson, VP, Precision Marketing, Conagra
Mark Baxendale, SVP, Planning & Allocation, Lululemon
5:35pm – 6:30pm