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The Disruption of Retail

August 9, 2017

10:00AM

10:45AM - 12:00PM

The Disruption of Retail

Topic Discussion

Design is the Instrument to Humanize Innovation

C & D Concourse

Topic Experts:Neeta Gera Client Partner, Tech MahindraRobert Graziano Client Executive, PininfarinaJared Slomack Director North America, The Bio AgencyJoe Trainor Global Business Director, The Bio Agency

Presented by Tech Mahindra

Retail disruption is accelerated by leaps in technological maturity and an audience that has easy access to technology & desires new experiences. This opens immense opportunities to rediscover & redesign interactions that lead to enhanced consumer experiences & revenue. Tech Mahindra and our award winning sister companies Bio Agency & Pininfarina jointly share experiences on how retailers across the globe are turning disruption to their advantage through renewed focus on customer centricity & design.

2:00PM

2:30PM - 3:45PM

The Disruption of Retail

Topic Discussion

Retail Unzipped: Key Retail Trends Disrupting Your Business

C & D Concourse

Speaker:Alison Gough Senior US Analyst, Stylus

Presented by Stylus and Alliance Data

From re-thinking intimacy and experimental ‘beta brandscapes’ to the rise of exploratory experiences that defy the logic of algorithms, this session will take you on an intriguing journey into some of the most significant trends set to impact and disrupt the retail landscape in 2017 and beyond.

August 10, 2017

10:00AM

10:30AM - 11:45AM

The Disruption of Retail

Topic Discussion

Strategic Enablers Speed & Agility

C & D Concourse

Moderator:Kathleen Starkoff President & CEO, Orange Star ConsultingTopic Experts:Matthew Delly Director, Thesis Driven Origination, The Riverside CompanySteve Haffer CIO, EVP Omni-Channel Customer Engagement, American SignatureRobert Jacko Vice President, Digital and E-Commerce, HomageMatt Weger Vice President, Customer Facing Systems / Information Technology, Abercrombie & Fitch

Presented by Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur

Disruption is coming to the Retail industry in many assorted “flavors” as does the response from industry-leading organizations. Join this fireside chat to hear respected executives share their experience and plans to use technology as a strategic enabler.