Agenda

“The Industry’s Best Agenda!”

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Click here to learn more about how our 2019 agenda will address the critical challenges and greatest opportunities in retail with new Core Curriculum Courses.

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Sunday — March 3, 2019

10:00am - 7:00pm
Registration & Badge Pickup
Session 1:1:45pm - 2:25pm

Track 1:

Next Generation Retail Experiences: The Transformation of Physical Retail

Track Room 1

Core Curriculum Courses

Innovations in Store Design

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Matt Judge, Chief Communications Officer/Executive Principal, Eight Inc.

Ryan Babenzien, Founder & CEO, Greats

Track 2:

The New Retail Organization: Culture and Leadership

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The Digital Transformation of Traditional Retailers and Brands

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Suzanne Hader, Chief Marketing Officer, John Hardy

Barry Litwin, CEO, Adorama

Doug Straton, Chief Digital Commerce Officer, The Hershey Company

Zia Daniell Wigder, Chief Global Content Officer, Shoptalk (Moderator)

Track 3:

Marketing and Today's New Consumer: Research and Insights

Track Room 3

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New Insights on Retail Evolution from Research Organizations

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Ken Cassar, Principal Analyst, VP, Rakuten Intelligence

Track 4:

Startup Pitch

Track Room 4

Startup Pitch

Session 2:2:30pm - 3:10pm

Track 1

Technologies Enabling New Physical Experiences

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Nata Dvir, EVP, General Business Manager - Beauty, Macy's

Ben Hassing, SVP, eCommerce & Technology, Walmart China, Walmart

Mark Berinato, VP, Experience Design, Panera Bread

Krystina Gustafson, VP Content, Shoptalk (Interviewer)

Track 2

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The New Retail Organization

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Track 3

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New Insights on Retail Evolution from Consulting Firms and Equity Analysts

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Jose Gomes, President, North America, dunnhumby

Track 4

Startup Pitch

Session 3:3:15pm - 3:55pm

Track 1

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Track Keynote: Changing Retail Formats and Footprints

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Paula Price, Chief Financial Officer, Macy's

Track 2

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Driving Innovation at Large Brands and Retailers

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Brendan Cahill, VP, PRH Labs, Penguin Random House

Celeste Burgoyne, EVP, Americas, lululemon

Sonja Moosburger, Chief Operating Officer, MediaMarktSaturn N3XT GmbH

Tricia Patrick, Managing Director, Advent International (Interviewer)

Track 3

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New Insights on Retail Evolution from Top Universities

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Barbara Kahn, Patty & Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

Donna L. Hoffman, Louis Rosenfeld Distinguished Professor of Marketing & Co-Director, Center for the Connected Consumer, George Washington University School of Business

Track 4

Startup Pitch

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Tabletalks (Prescheduled Only)
4:50pm - 5:05pmGeneral Session Room
Opening Remarks
5:05pm - 5:25pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

Erik Nordstrom, Co-President, Nordstrom

5:25pm - 5:45pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote
5:45pm - 6:05pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

Jill Ramsey, Chief Product & Digital Revenue Officer, Macy's

Rachel Shechtman, Brand Experience Officer, Founder of STORY, Macy's

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Shoptalk Welcome Reception (Exhibit Hall)

Monday — March 4, 2019

7:00am - 6:00pm
Registration & Badge Pickup
7:00am - 8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am - 7:00pm
Exhibit Hall Hours
Session 1:8:30am - 9:10am

Track 1:

Next Generation Retail Experiences: Global

Track Room 1

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Retail and Ecommerce Innovation and Opportunities in Latin America

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Tomás Gazmuri, Group Chief Digital Officer, S.A.C.I. Falabella

Juan Carlos Garcia, Global eCommerce Director, Grupo Elektra

Zia Daniell Wigder, Chief Global Content Officer, Shoptalk (Moderator)

Track 2:

The New Retail Organization: The Retail Industry in the New Normal

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Track Keynote: Retail Perspectives on Industry Evolution

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Roger Rawlins, CEO, DSW

Gilbert W. Harrison, Founder & Chairman Emeritus , Fianco; Chairman, Harrison Group, Inc. (Interviewer)

Track 3:

Marketing and Today's New Consumer: Marketing through New Platforms and Partnerships

Track Room 3

New Content Marketing Platforms

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Raissa Gerona, Chief Brand Officer, REVOLVE

Andrea Fasulo, SVP, Consumer Products Marketing & Home Entertainment, Nickelodeon

Victor Mithouard, VP Marketing, Reckitt Benckiser

Erik Huberman, Founder & CEO, Hawke Media (Interviewer)

Track 4:

The Future of Brands: Building Brands

Track Room 4

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Track Keynote: Creating Brands for Today's Consumer

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Daniella Vitale, CEO, Barneys

Marc Rosen, Executive VP & President of Direct-to-Consumer, Levi's

Track 5:

Technologies Transforming Retail: Artificial Intelligence

Track Room 5

Marketing

Tomer Tagrin, Co-Founder & CEO, Yotpo

Kristo Ovaska, Founder & CEO, Smartly.io

Graham Mudd, Product Marketing Director, Ads, Facebook

Session 2:9:15am - 9:55am

Track 1

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Retail and Ecommerce Innovation in Europe

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Andrea Dorigo, SVP/GM Global Retail, Estee Lauder

Wijnand Jongen, CEO, Thuiswinkel (Interviewer)

Track 2

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Track Keynote: Brand Perspectives on Retail Evolution

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Sid Mathur, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Strategic Development, Mattel

Jamie Salter, Chairman & CEO, Authentic Brands Group

Track 3

Using Influencers Effectively

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Kevin Lavelle, Founder & CEO, Mizzen+Main

Jennifer Goldfarb, Co-Founder & President, ipsy

Cathey Curtis, VP, Global Marketing, Billabong

Eric Liaw, General Partner, IVP (Moderator)

Track 4

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Evolving Private Brand Strategies

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Chris Phillips, GM, Stitch Fix Men, Kids & Exclusive Brands, Stitch Fix

Jan Wilmking, SVP Private Labels, Zalando SE, Zalando

Gil Phipps, VP Branding, Marketing, & Our Brands, The Kroger Co.

Track 5

Personalization

Jana Eggers, CEO, Nara Logics

Liad Agmon, Founder & CEO, Dynamic Yield

Session 3:10:00am - 10:40am

Track 1

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Track Keynote: Operating a Global Digital Business

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Christoph Barchewitz, Co-CEO, Global Fashion Group

Ryan Ostrom, Global Chief Digital Officer, KFC

Track 2

Track Keynote: Private Equity Perspectives on Retail Evolution

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Jim Donald, President & CEO, Albertsons

Scott Wille, Co-Head of Private Equity & Sr. Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management (Interviewer)



Private Equity Perspectives on Retail Evolution

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Lily Chang, Chief Portfolio Services Officer, Leonard Green & Partners

Track 3

New Approaches to Sourcing and Merchandising

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Shawn Outler, EVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Macy's

- TBD -, Executive, Sprouts

Track 4

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Customer Data and Brand-Building

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Eric Caballero, VP/GM, Marketing & Operations, The Walt Disney Company

Edward Park, SVP of North America, GUESS? Inc.

Tami Mohney, SVP, Marketing and eCommerce, Modell's Sporting Goods

Brendan Witcher, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research (Interviewer)

Track 5

Image and Facial Recognition

Lihi Pinto Fryman, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Syte

Bradford Shellhammer, Global Head of Buyer Engagement & Growth, eBay

Peter Trepp, CEO, FaceFirst

James Crawford, Founder & CEO, Orbital Insight

10:40am - 11:40am
Networking Break
10:50am - 11:55am
Hosted Meetings Program (Prescheduled Only)
10:50am - 11:35am
Tabletalks (Prescheduled Only)
11:00am - 1:30pm
Lunch
12:35pm - 12:55pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

Dani Reiss, CEO, Canada Goose

Ryan Cotton, Managing Director, Bain Capital (Interviewer)

12:55pm - 1:15pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

Frans Muller, President & CEO, Ahold Delhaize

1:15pm - 1:35pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

Helena Foulkes, CEO, Hudson's Bay Company

1:40pm - 2:40pm
Networking Break
1:40pm - 2:40pm
Techtalks
Session 4:2:50pm - 3:30pm

Track 1:

Next Generation Retail Experiences: Global

Track Room 1

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Overview of Retail and Ecommerce in China

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Hans Tung, Managing Partner, GGV Capital

Justine Chao, Head of Fashion & Luxury, North America, Alibaba

Track 2:

The New Retail Organization: The Ethical Business

Track Room 2

Catering to the Conscious Consumer

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James Reinhart, Founder & CEO, thredUP

John Tabis, Founder & CEO, The Bouqs Company

Eric Artz, Chief Operating Officer, REI

Dan Levitan, Co-Founder & Partner, Maveron (Interviewer)

Track 3:

Marketing and Today's New Consumer: New Tactics and Approaches

Track Room 3

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Experiential Marketing

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Jeff Miller, Global Head of Creative Strategy, Snap Inc.

Davis Smith, Founder & CEO, Cotopaxi

Shrenik Sadalgi, Head of Next Gen Experiences, Wayfair

Alex Taussig, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners (Interviewer)

Track 4:

The Future of Brands: Changing First- and Third-Party Relationships

Track Room 4

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Selling on Marketplaces

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John Evons, VP, Global Direct-to-Consumer, KEEN

Bob Kupbens, VP, Seller & Marketplace Operations, eBay

Jason Goldberg, SVP, Commerce, Publicis.Sapient (Interviewer)

Track 5:

Technologies Transforming Retail: Artificial Intelligence

Track Room 5

Artificial Emotional Intelligence

Alex Vratskides, Co-Founder & CEO, Persado

Keren Zimmerman, Co-Founder & President, North America, Personali

May Habib, Co-Founder & CEO, Qordoba

Session 5:3:35pm - 4:15pm

Track 1

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Track Keynote: Next Generation Global Retail Experiences

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Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, CEO, Emaar Malls

Gurmeet Singh, CDO and CIO, 7-Eleven

Track 2

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Privacy and Control of Consumer Data

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Sid Jatia, VP, Head of Global eCommerce, Under Armour

Sheila Colclasure, Global Chief Data Ethics Officer & Public Policy Executive, LiveRamp

Joe Laszlo, VP Content, Shoptalk (Moderator)

Track 3

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The C-Suite on the Evolution of Marketing

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Lisa Kauffman, Chief Marketing Officer, Perry Ellis International

Suzy Deering, Chief Marketing Officer, North America, eBay

Track 4

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New Brand-Retailer Relationships

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JuE Wong, CEO, Moroccanoil

David J. Katz, Chief Marketing Officer, Randa Accessories

Billy May, CEO, Sur La Table

Track 5

Operational Excellence

Drew McElroy, Co-Founder & CEO, Transfix

4:30pm - 4:50pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

Matthew R. Shay, CEO, NRF

Stephen Sadove, Founding Partner, JW Levin Management Partners (Interviewer)

4:50pm - 5:10pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

Art Peck, President & CEO, Gap Inc.

5:10pm - 7:00pm
Networking Break & Reception
5:20pm - 6:25pm
Hosted Meetings Program (Prescheduled Only)
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Retailers & Brands Dinner (Prescheduled Only)

Tuesday — March 5, 2019

7:00am - 6:00pm
Registration & Badge Pickup
7:00am - 8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am - 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall Hours
Session 1:8:30am - 9:10am

Track 1:

Next Generation Retail Experiences: Ecommerce and Stores

Track Room 1

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VC Perspectives on Innovation in Retail

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Rebecca Kaden, Partner, Union Square Ventures

Aileen Lee, Founder & Managing Partner, Cowboy Ventures

Nicole Quinn, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Ken Fenyo, Consumer Markets Lead, Fuel By McKinsey, McKinsey & Company (Moderator)

Track 2:

The New Retail Organization: Omnichannel

Track Room 2

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Startups Merging Digital and Physical Experiences

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Amy Errett, Founder & CEO, Madison Reed

Amy Shecter, CEO, Glamsquad

Fokke de Jong, CEO, Suitsupply

Ian Friedman, Co-Head, Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (Interviewer)

Track 3:

Marketing and Today's New Consumer: Data-Driven Marketing

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Case Studies in Measuring Marketing Effectiveness

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Stefanie Jay, VP & GM, Walmart Media Group, Walmart

Markus Pfruender, Global Director Data, CRM, Data-Driven Marketing, METRONOM

Jane Lu, CEO, Showpo

Track 4:

Logistics and Supply Chain: Optimizing Operations

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Building a Sustainable Business

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Ethan Song, Co-Founder & CEO, Frank And Oak

Stuart Landesberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Grove Collaborative

Track 5:

Technologies Transforming Retail: Robotics and Automation

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Warehouses and Fulfillment

José V. Aguerrevere, Co-Founder & CEO, Takeoff Technologies

Max Pedró, Co-Founder & President, Takeoff Technologies

Carl Vause, CEO, Soft Robotics

Samay Kohli, Co-Founder & CEO, GreyOrange

Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics

Session 2:9:15am - 9:55am

Track 1

Core Curriculum Courses

Track Keynote: New Retail Experiences

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Neela Montgomery, CEO, Crate and Barrel

Jocelyn Wong, Chief Marketing Officer, Lowe's

Track 2

Core Curriculum Courses

Working with Startups to Transform the Business

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Oisin Hanrahan, Founder & CEO, Handy

Guilherme Lebelson, Global VP of eCommerce, AB InBev / ZX Ventures

Efraim Grinberg, Chairman & CEO, Movado Group

Steve Dennis, President, SageBerry Consulting/Forbes Contributor (Interviewer)

Track 3

Case Studies in Discovery Through New Search Platforms

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Amy Vener, Vertical Strategy Lead, Retail, Pinterest

Martin Baumgartel, Head of Site Search, Verizon Wireless

Track 4

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Next Generation Supply Chains

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Roman Kirsch, Founder & CEO, Lesara

Robert D'Loren, Chairman & CEO, Xcel Brands

Edward Hertzman, Founder & President, Sourcing Journal (Interviewer)

Track 5

In-Store Automation

John Lert, Founder & CEO, Alert Innovation

Martin Hitch, Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Bossa Nova Robotics

Michael Gabay, Co-Founder & CEO, Trigo Vision

Session 3:10:00am - 10:40am

Track 1

Core Curriculum Courses

Track Keynote: Delighting Customers through Personal Interactions

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Dave Kimbell, Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer, Ulta Beauty

Mike Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Stitch Fix

Track 2

Core Curriculum Courses

Next Generation Omnichannel Businesses

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Rafeh Masood, Chief Digital Officer, BJ's Wholesale

Blair Dunn, SVP/GM, Old Navy Online, Old Navy

RJ Cilley, SVP & Chief Digital Officer, HBC

Lockie Andrews, Managing Director & CEO, Catalyst Consulting (Interviewer)

Track 3

Case Studies in the Next Generation of Personalized Marketing

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Drew Green, CEO, INDOCHINO

Guido Campello, CEO – Creative Director, Cosabella

Rishi Garg, Partner, Mayfield (Interviewer)

Track 4

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The Intelligent Store

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John Thrailkill, EVP of Technology & Business Development, The Container Store

Kevin McKenzie, EVP, Chief Digital Officer, Macerich

Chris Walton, CEO, Red Archer Retail, Omni Talk (Interviewer)

Track 5

Transportation and Delivery

Bala Ganesh, VP, Advanced Technology Group, UPS

10:40am - 11:40am
Networking Break
10:50am - 11:55am
Hosted Meetings Program (Prescheduled Only)
11:00am - 1:30pm
Lunch
12:35pm - 12:55pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

Marvin Ellison, President & CEO, Lowe's

Sarah Alter, President & CEO, Network of Executive Women (Interviewer)

12:55pm - 1:15pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

Ben Silbermann, Co-Founder & CEO, Pinterest

1:15pm - 1:35pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

Daniel Alegre, President, Retail & Shopping, Google

1:40pm - 2:40pm
Networking Break
1:50pm - 2:35pm
Tabletalks (Prescheduled Only)
Session 4:2:50pm - 3:30pm

Track 1:

Technologies Transforming Shopping

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Engaging Customers through Next Generation Mobile Experiences

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Pouya Boland, Co-Founder & CEO, Chiquelle

Omer Iqbal, SVP, Global Architecture, Digital Center of Excellence, Shiseido

Ethan Song, Co-Founder & CEO, Frank And Oak

Jeff Richards, Managing Partner, GGV Capital (Interviewer)

Track 2:

The New Retail Organization: Omnichannel

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Track Keynote: Innovative Digital Experiences

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Allison Peterson, President of Ecommerce, Best Buy

Track 3:

Marketing and Today's New Consumer: Understanding Shoppers

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Beyond Social Listening: Collaborating with Customers

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Ellie Off, VP, Innovation, e.l.f. Beauty

Tina Sharkey, Co-Founder & CEO, Brandless

Sonya Brown, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners (Interviewer)

Track 4:

Logistics and Supply Chain: Advances in the Last-Mile

Track Room 4

Core Curriculum Courses

The Future of Delivery

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Dave Ferguson, Co-Founder, Nuro.ai

Track 5:

Technologies Transforming Retail: In-Store

Track Room 5

Operations and Intelligence

Atif Siddiqi, Founder & CEO, Branch Messenger

Session 5:3:35pm - 4:15pm

Track 1

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Emerging Shopping Experiences: Checkout, Voice and More

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Tarang Sethia, VP, Product Management - Digital Customer & Store Experience, 7-Eleven

Eddie Garcia, VP, End-to-End Experience, Sam's Club

Track 2

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Creating a Single View of the Customer

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Charlie Cole, Chief Ecommerce Officer, Samsonite

Steve Miller, SVP, Marketing & eCommerce, JOANN Stores

Jim Hilt, EVP, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Express

Track 3

Reaching the Health- and Wellness-Conscious Consumer

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Moiz Ali, Founder & CEO, Native

Eric Kinariwala, Founder & CEO, Capsule

Michele McNamara, VP, eCommerce, Chobani

Stacey Widlitz, President & Chief International Store Hunter, SW Retail Advisors (Moderator)

Track 4

Next Generation Fulfillment

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Kevin Kuntz, SVP, Global Logistics Fulfillment, Gap Inc.

Chris Bell, Head of Supply Chain, Wayfair

David Hardiman-Evans, SVP, North America, Ocado Solutions

Track 5

Customer Engagement

Ali Asaria, Founder & CEO, Tulip

Healey Cypher, CEO, Zivelo

Beck Besecker, Co-Founder & CEO, Marxent

Rodney Williams, Co-Founder & CEO, LISNR

4:30pm - 4:50pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

David Isbitski, Chief Evangelist, Alexa and Echo, Amazon

Nithya Thadani, CEO, RAIN (Interviewer)

4:50pm - 5:10pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

Victor Luis, CEO, Tapestry

5:10pm - 6:30pm
Networking Break & Reception
5:20pm - 6:25pm
Hosted Meetings Program (Prescheduled Only)
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Shoptalk Shophop
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Poolside Reception & Dinner (co-sponsored by FedEx and Google)

Wednesday — March 6, 2019

7:00am - 11:00am
Registration & Badge Pickup
7:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:15am
Closing Remarks
9:15am - 9:35amGeneral Session Room
Keynote 1
9:35am - 9:55amGeneral Session Room

Mark Rabkin, VP Ads & Business Platform, Facebook

9:55am - 10:15amGeneral Session Room
Keynote 3
10:15am – 10:20am
Break
Session 1:10:20am - 11:20am

Track 1:

Workshop: New Market Opportunities

Track Room 1

Selling Globally: Cross-Border and Localized Offerings

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Harvey Bierman, VP Ecommerce Technology & Operations, Crocs

Jose Nino, VP of Global Digital Strategy, U.S. Polo Association Global Licensing

Noah Gelbart, EVP, Global, CAA-GBG

Kent Allen, Co-Founder, GELF (Interviewer)

Track 2:

Workshop: The Evolving Digital Organization

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Making the Leap to Leadership: How to Transition from Running a Team to Running an Organization

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Jerome Griffith, CEO, Lands' End

Micky Onvural, CEO, Bonobos

Track 3:

Workshop: The Future of Retail Technology

Track Room 3

AR and VR in Retail

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Tom Philipson, Co-Founder & Managing Director, YourStudio

Shanna Tellerman, Founder & CEO, Modsy

Track 4:

Workshop: New Customer Experiences

Track Room 4

Creating the Next Generation Store

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Matt Alexander, Co-Founder & CEO, Neighborhood Goods

Melissa Gonzalez, Founder & CEO, The Lionesque Group

Elaine Kleinschmidt, EVP, Strategy & Experience Design, WD Partners (Moderator)

Session 2:11:25am - 12:25pm

Track 1

Meeting the Demands of Millennials and Gen Z

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Gayitri Budhraja, VP, Brand, e.l.f. Beauty

Lisa Wu, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners (Moderator)

Track 2

Omnichannel and the Seamless Physical and Digital Organization

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Eileen Rodgers Meade, VP eCommerce & Customer Service, Dick's Sporting Goods

Scott Perry, VP, Executive Director Digital & Omnichannel, Bob's Discount Furniture

Michelle Grant, Head of Retailing, Euromonitor International (Interviewer)

Track 3

Top AI Use Cases in Retail

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Track 4

Using Customer Data to Engage Shoppers: Marketing, Loyalty and More

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Chris Fitzpatrick, VP Business Analytics and Strategy, Vineyard Vines

Elpida Ormanidou, SVP, Insights & Analytics, Chico's FAS