8th Annual Executive Forum

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA. MAY 30 - JUNE 1, 2018

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About Executive Forum


The RetailNext Annual Executive Forum brings together shopper experience advocates, retail transformation evangelists and data mavericks to deepen conversations around the state of retail and what the future holds. Expect thought-provoking keynotes, ROI-driving case studies, an eye-opening technology innovation showcase and a no-holds-barred look at the future of retail. Please join us in Sonoma from May 30 - June 1, 2018. We can't wait!

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72+

Hours

Enjoy three full days in Sonoma with top industry leaders.

25+

Speakers

Gain a deeper understanding of how to best leverage data reflecting in-store shopping behavior and more.

100+

Retailers

Network and connect with retailers during the event.

2018 Schedule


Wednesday, May 30, 2018
10:30am - 4:30pm
RetailNext Open
Golfers meet in the lobby for departure.
Venue: Sonoma Valley Golf Club

Shotgun start: 11:00am

Playing golf at Sonoma Golf Club will take you back to the traditions of the game. The golf course is traditional in its design, a very pleasant walk with great views of the mountains and vineyards.

11:00am - 3:30pm
Depart for Winery
Guest meet in lobby for departure.
Venue: Benziger Winery

Wine Tasting and Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm

If golf is not your thing, or if you are hoping to explore a new part of Sonoma, please join us for a biodynamic tram tour, casual lunch and wine tasting at Benziger Winery.

If you don't arrive in time for the bus feel free to ride share to the winery and RetailNext will provide transportation back.

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Welcome Reception
Venue: Fairmont Mission Inn, Breezeway Lawn

Dinner served throughout.
Live music entertainment by local Napa Artist - Amber Snider.
The Breezeway Lawn is location in the front circle of the Fairmont Mission Inn.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
7:30am
Breakfast
Sponsored by: TEI Communications
Venue: Breezeway Lawn

8:30am - 4:45pm
General Session
Fantasy Meets Reality, How Innovation is Shaping Today's Retail and What's in Store for Tomorrow
Venue: Pavilion

8:30am
CEO Overview & Panel
Alexei Agratchev, CEO & Co-Founder, RetailNext
Venue: Pavilion

In today's dynamic retail environment, what's working and what isn't? Join CEO's from enterprise and emerging retailers as they discuss their initiative for success and where there is work still to be done.

Moderator: Alexei Agratchev, CEO & Co-Founder, RetailNext

Panel:
Aaron Sanandres, CEO, UNTUCKit
David Jaffe, CEO & Chairman, Ascena Retail Group, Inc.
Joey Zwillinger, CEO, AllBirds

9:20am
Industry Overview, followed by Panel Discussion
Oliver Chen, Retail and Luxury Analyst, Cowen and Company
Venue: Pavilion

Imagining a different outcome: did Toys"R"Us have to die? This session will explore the death of Toys"R"Us and what they could have done to prevent their demise.

Moderator: Oliver Chen, Retail & Luxury Analyst , Cowen and Company

Panel:
Matt Rubel, Executive Chairman, Kidcraft
Monica Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings
Sid Gupta, Founder and CEO, Lolli and Pops

10:00am
Retailer Showcase Sponsored by Macerich
Networking Break Sponsored by: Qualcomm Ventures
Venue: Sonoma Valley Room

This extended networking break provides ample time to connect with colleagues as well as explore the Retailer Showcase. The Retailer Showcase focuses on some of our most innovative retail partners sharing what RetailNext is doing with them along with other technology innovators.

Retailers:
Allbirds, UNTUCKit, Snow Peak, Lolli & Pops, 100% PURE and by REVEAL

Technology Partners:
Legion, Myagi, Newstore, SATO Global Solutions, Shopify, and Radiance Labs

10:45am
Distribution Paradigms: Getting Shoppers What They Want, Where and When They Want It
Venue: Pavilion

The Changing Relationships of Retail. With shoppers in charge, how is distribution evolving to give shoppers what they want, where and when they want it?

Moderator: Dan Rosen, Founder, Commerce Ventures

Panel:
Kristina Eastman, Chief Strategy Officer, Enjoy
Phillip Raub, President & Co-Founder, b8ta
Zac Normandin, CEO & Co-Founder, Dirty Lemon

The New Normal. The converging roles of e-commerce, catalogue, pop-ups and stores as emerging brands break into new markets and drive customer acquisition.

Moderator: Megan Berry, CEO & Founder, by REVEAL

Panel:
Adam Lynch, COO, Marine Layer
Joana Pimenta, Global Retail Marketing Manager, Camper
Travis Boyce, Retail Lead, Allbirds

12:00pm
Lunch
Sponsored by: SATO Global Solutions
Venue: Breezeway Lawn

1:15pm
What’s working today: Case studies and conversations with customers who are leading in today’s data-driven, shopper-centric revolution.
Venue: Pavilion

Best Practices. Measuring your in-store tests for maximum ROI.

Presenter: Morgan Davis, CEO & Co-Founder, MarketDial

Operational Excellence, Performance Metrics for Success: With the increasingly blurred lines between "bricks" and "clicks," how should stores be thinking about performance metrics across the business and around the globe?

Moderator: Jacobo Rey, Retail Expert EMEA, RetailNext

Panel:
Alberto Crippa, Global Customer Service and Operations Director, Zegna
Alexander Zangerl, Head of Sales & Consumer Management, Swarovski
Marine Arribas, Analytics Manager, Perfumers1870

Advanced Analytics Takeaways. Learn how Express is transforming their business through a deeper understanding of their in-store shoppers.

Discussion between:
Lauren Bitar, Head of Retail Consulting, RetailNext
Jude Reter, VP Digital Customer Experiences, Express

2:30pm
Retailer Showcase Sponsored by Macerich
Networking Break Sponsored by: SkinnyIT
Venue: Sonoma Valley Room

This extended networking break provides ample time to connect with colleagues as well as explore the Retailer Showcase. The Retailer Showcase focuses on some of our most innovative retail partners sharing what RetailNext is doing with them along with other technology innovators.

Retailers:
Allbirds, UNTUCKit, Snow Peak, Lolli & Pops, 100% PURE and by REVEAL

Technology Partners:
Legion, Myagi, Newstore, SATO Global Solutions, Shopify, and Radiance Labs

3:15pm
Defining your Roadmap. Join these discussions of trends, relationships and technologies as we explore what they mean for your business.
Venue: Pavilion

Loose Threads Points of Departure: How brands, retailers and real estate developers are meeting customers on the go.

Presenter: Richie Siegel, Founder, Loose Threads

Exploring the changing relationships between landlord and tenant. As retail evolves, how should landlords change to support successful outcomes for retail/brand partners?

Moderator: Kevin Mckenzie, Chief Digital Officer, Macerich

Panel:
Bil Ingraham, VP, Consumer Marketing & Partnership, PREIT
Jim Ward, VP, Innovation & New Business Ventures, CBL Properties
Yaromir Steiner, CEO, Steiner & Associates

4:10pm
Fireside Chat: Putting Innovation into Context
Venue: Pavillan

With a myriad of choices in in-store technology, where is the biggest bang for your buck, what should you be doing today, and what does the future hold?

Discussion between:
Arun Nair, CTO & Co-Founder, RetailNext
Stacey Shulman, Chief Innovation Officer; Retail Solutions, Intel

6:00pm - 10:00pm
The 8th Annual Gala Dinner
Venue: Cline Cellars

Guests meet in lobby for departure at 5:15pm.
Attire: Business Casual

Friday, June 1, 2018
8:00am
Retailer 1:1 Breakfast
Venue: Breezeway Lawn

Connect with former colleagues or new connections made at the RetailNext Executive Forum. This time is set aside for a casual exchange of ideas, networking or just reading the paper on your own!

9:30am & 10:30am
Retail Roundtables
Venue: Kenwood Ballroom

*Each session will be 45 minutes.*

Full Path Analytics: Join RetalNext's Head of Retail Consulting, Lauren Bitar, for an in-depth conversation about how you can best understand the full shopper journey.

Driving adoption through more effective training, communication and collaboration across the enterprise: Join John Crowther, VP of Product at Inkling and Rachelle Benson, RetailNext's Manager of Retail Training and Development, as they drive a discussion around training tools and driving change management within your retail organization.
SPONSORED BY INKLING

Deep Learning: Join RetailNext CTO and Co-founder, Arun Nair, to explore deep learning, what it means for retail, and how to get started within your own organization.

RFID Applications for Retail: Join Keith Sherry, COO of SATO Global Solutions, to discuss how retailers can drive a deeper level of understanding through the alignment of human movement and product movement in-store.

9:30am - 11:30am
Technology Applications
Spend 1-1 time with Retailnext experts to answer specific questions, better understand use cases, or learn more about RetailNext's innovation roadmap.
Venue: Sonoma Valley Foyer

*Each Session will be 20 minutes.*

User Training: led by Retail Engagement Managers

RetailNext Innovation Roadmap: led by Head of Product, Jason Luther

By Request: 1-1 meeting requests* with RetailNext team members, customers, or other partners.

*As availability allows.

11:30am
Lunch
Sponsored by: USIC
Venue: Breezeway Lawn

Seated and "to-go" options available.

12:30pm
Departure
Venue:

2018 speakers


  • Megan Berry

    CEO & Founder, by REVEAL

    Matt Rubel

    Executive Chairman, Kidcraft

    Bil Ingraham

    VP, Consumer Marketing & Partnerships,
    PREIT Malls

  • Joey Zwillinger

    Co-Founder, Allbirds

    Monica Aggarwal

    Team Head of Retail and Consumers, Fitch Ratings

    Yaromir Steiner

    CEO, Steiner & Associates

  • Zak Normandin

    CEO & Founder, Dirty Lemon Beverages

    Sid Gupta

    Founder & CEO, Lolli & Pops

    Travis Boyce

    Retail Lead, Allbirds

  • Phillip Raub

    President and CEO, b8ta

    Richie Siegel

    Founder and Lead Analyst, Loose Threads

    Oliver Chen

    Retail & Luxury Analyst , Cowen and Company

  • Alex Zangerl

    Head of IT Retail Sales & Consumer Management, Swarovski

    Morgan Davis

    CEO, MarketDial

    Jim Ward

    VP of Innovation & New Business Ventures, CBL

  • David Jaffe

    Chairman and CEO, ascena Retail Group, Inc

    Adam Lynch

    COO, Marine Layer

    Kristina Eastman

    Chief Strategy Officer, Enjoy

  • Marine Arribas

    Analytics Manager, Perfumers 1870

    Alberto Crippa

    Head of Retail and Customer Service Ops, Zegna

    Dan Rosen

    Founder and General Partner, Commerce Ventures

  • Stacey Shulman

    Chief Innovation Officer, Intel

    Kevin McKenzie

    VP & Chief Digital Officer, Macerich

    Joana Pimenta

    Global Retail Marketing Manager, Camper

  • Aaron Sanandres

    CEO & Co-Founder, UNTUCKit

Megan Berry
CEO & Founder, by REVEAL
Megan Berry is the Founder and CEO of by REVEAL, mobile retail-as-service boutique, that is turnkey and technologically- sophisticated to deploy brand-right experiences anywhere.
Trained as an architect, but frustrated by the lack of unique outlets for designers to showcase their products to consumers in-person, Megan Berry designed and fabricated her first portable small-format boutique as part of her thesis, honed at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Today, by REVEAL deploys these boutiques in specific destinations to introduce select audiences to curated products from artists, designers, and brands. The company saves costs for brands by allowing them to acquire real-time consumer insights, build brand exposure and drives sales. Consumers love by REVEAL's captive design and discovery approach to new products and brands. In its first year, by REVEAL appeared in New York Fashion Week, was a Fashion Group International Rising Star Finalist, and has represented esteemed design visionaries, including Rachel Zoe and Bradley Theodore.

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Matt Rubel
Executive Chairman, Kidcraft
Matthew E. Rubel has been Chairman, President and CEO of many successful international brands and businesses. The businesses have included, Collective Brands, Varsity Brands, Cole Haan, The specialty Division of Revlon, J. Crew and Tommy Hilfiger.  He is an Ernst and Your Entrepreneur of the Year winner for the Midwest and has won many awards for excellence in Marketing and Industry Leadership. In addition Rubel has assisted some of the top private Equity firms in the world, TPG Capital and TPG Growth as well as Roark Capital as a Senior Advisor. He is currently on the Board of the Hudson Bay Company, the holding company for Hudson Bay, Kaufauff, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt and Lord and Taylor where he chairs the Compensation Committee.  He Chairs the Governance Committee for HSNi Board. In addition is on the board of Advisors for Retail Next, Celect and First Insight. Rubel is a Presidential Appointee to USTR and has Chaired the FDRA.  Over the years he has served on notable Civic Boards including the American Ballet Theatre, the University of Miami, The Portland Museum of Art and The Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

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Bil Ingraham
VP, Consumer Marketing & Partnerships,
PREIT Malls
A creative led, revenue driven, and data informed marketing & business development leader, Bil has been spearheading a culture transformation at PREIT since 2012, driving bottom line revenue and retailer sales performance through transparency, collaboration, and digital evolution.  Previously, he led the National Partnership Marketing/Brand Ventures division for Westfield’s United States business where he helped establish the division and grew alternative revenues more than 300% over 7 years.  A five time sprint tri-athlete, Bil is also a stage actor, having appeared in more than 30 productions in Chicago where he currently serves as Board Member and Artistic Associate at Porchlight Music Theatre.
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Joey Zwillinger
Co-Founder, Allbirds
Joey has long been passionate about making things from renewable resources, which led him to start Allbirds and begin tackling the footwear industry. Prior to co-founding Allbirds, he spent six years managing the microalgae-based renewable chemical business at Solazyme, developing and selling high performance chemicals into various industries such as CPG, personal care, and industrials. Previously, Joey spent time advising and investing various businesses in the technology, consumer, and cleantech sectors at Industry Ventures, Deloitte Consulting and Goldman Sachs. He earned an MBA from Wharton with honors, and a BS in engineering from UC Berkeley.

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Monica Aggarwal
Team Head of Retail and Consumers, Fitch Ratings

Monica Aggarwal is Team Head of Retail and Consumers in Fitch’s U.S. Corporate Ratings group. She  is responsible for the sector team covering  retail, consumer products, packaged foods, beverages, tobacco and restaurants across the investment grade and high yield space.  Prior to joining Fitch in September 2007, Monica spent almost ten years in equity research at Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Chapdelaine Institutional Equities covering various retail segments.

Monica earned a   BA in economics from Delhi University and an MBA with majors in finance and   international business from Fordham University. She is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and New York Society of Security Analysts.


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Yaromir Steiner
CEO, Steiner & Associates
Mr. Steiner formed Steiner + Associates in 1993 with a vision and passion for creating sustainable, pedestrian–friendly and highly performing mixed-use destinations. This vision was inspired and realized while Mr. Steiner was developing CocoWalk in Coconut Grove, Florida in 1990. It has evolved and matured with the delivery of more than 7.4 million square feet of mixed-use projects across the United States including the iconic 1.7 million square foot Easton Town Center in Columbus Ohio. Now, Steiner + Associates has finished its largest and most ambitious project to date, the $350 million Liberty Center. Born in Istanbul, Turkey and a veteran of the French 11 th Airborne Division, he holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and a post graduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Toulouse in France. He speaks four languages and resides in New Albany, Ohio.
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Zak Normandin
CEO & Founder, Dirty Lemon Beverages
Zak Normandin is an award-winning product designer, brand expert, and entrepreneur, responsible for branding more than 30 consumer products sold in Target, Whole Foods, and grocery stores worldwide. In 2015 Normandin launched DIRTY LEMON, the world’s first direct-to-consumer beverage brand selling exclusively by text message. Inspired by the direct-to-consumer model, Normandin built a proprietary technology through SMS messaging that has a direct line of communication with every single customer. The core mission of DIRTY LEMON is to to create a frictionless conversational platform to provide effortless transactions, bypassing existing distribution inefficiencies, to improve the customer’s experience.
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Sid Gupta
Founder & CEO, Lolli & Pops
"Sid Gupta is the founder and CEO of Lolli and Pops. The California native’s passion for business and investing, coupled with his “kid-at-heart” personality, led him to purchase a small collection of candy stores in 2007. After turning around the chain’s performance and growing the business, Sid’s entrepreneurial and inventive drive led to the creation of a new confectionary concept, Lolli and Pops.  Lolli and Pops is a high-end purveyor of sweets. Within each store are unique sweets from all over the world, sourced from famed producers and local artisans, changing daily with batch-size and availability. Lolli and Pops challenges you to find a finer collection of sweets.  Gupta holds an economics degree from the University of Chicago, five years of investment banking and private equity experience on Wall Street, and an MBA from Stanford Business School. He is now focused on the global prospects of Lolli and Pops. With a very unique approach to enterprise, immersive design and amazing products, Gupta and his team relish the opportunity to create delight by sharing sweetness all over the world."
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Travis Boyce
Retail Lead, Allbirds
Travis currently leads the retail team at Allbirds managing all things brick and mortar for the brand. Prior to Allbirds, Travis was at Chobani Greek Yogurt, working alongside TPG Capital in the operational turnaround of the business. He worked across the supply chain, finance and product development areas of the business with the TPG Ops group as well as the Chobani team. He began his career in the investment banking arm of Morgan Stanley, covering global power and utilities, with a focus on the renewables and clean tech sector. Travis attended Princeton University for his undergraduate degree.
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Phillip Raub
President and CEO, b8ta
Phillip Raub is the President & co-founder of b8ta, a software-powered retailer designed to make physical retail accessible for product makers and exciting for consumers. In his role at b8ta, he oversees the day to day operations of the company.    Previous to b8ta, Phillip held executive roles at Nest, where he lead the Global Channel Marketing team.  Prior to Nest, Phillip spent six years at Nintendo during the height of the Wii phenomenon. In his role as Director of Retail Marketing, he was responsible for bringing Nintendo's brand to life across retail. In addition to his experience at Nest and Nintendo, Phillip held various leadership roles in Marketing at Gap Inc.
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Richie Siegel
Founder and Lead Analyst, Loose Threads
Richie is the founder and lead analyst at Loose Threads, which provides research and guidance for next-generation consumer companies. He is known for a deep understanding of Amazon’s fashion play, the direct-to-consumer boom, fast fashion’s dominance and the shifting retail landscape. Fast Company named Richie’s Loose Threads Podcast one of the 10 Great Business Podcasts and his writing has been published and featured in The Business of Fashion, Fashion REDEF, Retail Dive and many other publications.
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Oliver Chen
Retail & Luxury Analyst , Cowen and Company
Oliver Chen is a managing director and senior equity re­search analyst covering retail and luxury goods. Oliver is ranked on the 2017 Institutional Investor All-America Research team as runner-up in the retailing/department stores & specialty softlines sector. He also ranked as one of the top three analysts in the retailing/specialty stores sector in the 2014 Institutional Investor All-America Research Team survey; was part of the #2 ranked global luxury goods team in 2013’s Pan-European Extel Survey; and was named an Institutional Investor Rising Star of Wall Street Research in the apparel/footwear sector in 2012. Oliver holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Georgetown University, a master’s of business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a CFA charter holder. At the Wharton School, Oliver was a recipient of the Jay H. Baker Retail Award for impact in retailing and was a co-founding president of the Wharton Retail Club. He also serves as a member of the PhD Retail Research Review Committee for the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School.  Oliver was recognized in the Wharton School’s “40 Under 40” brightest stars alumni list in 2017.
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Alex Zangerl
Head of IT Retail Sales & Consumer Management, Swarovski
Alexander Zangerl, Head of IT Retail Sales & Consumer Mgmt. Today he leads an international team of 10 employees based in Austria, Hong Kong and the United States. Our goal is to provide Swarovski store staff with a sparkling software user experience, so they can serve the consumer in the best possible way. He works with the team on fulfilling business requirements and ensuring smooth operations for parts of the Point of Sale software and their 3D Traffic Counting software. In total, they are responsible for more than 2.000 stores in Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific, approx. 1000 stores are equipped with 3D TC hardware. Now almost 10 years with Swarovski, Alex is skilled in Retail, Jewelry, Change Management, Team lead, Motivation, Goalsetting, Support & Knowledge Management with strong service and consumer centricity focus.
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Morgan Davis
CEO, MarketDial
Morgan is the co-founder and CEO of MarketDial. Since its founding, MarketDial has helped retailers around the world optimize their business decision making through A/B testing. Prior to MarketDial, Morgan was a venture investor at Kickstart Seed Fund and a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in its Consumer Practice Area. While at BCG his projects included several due diligences for top-tier PE funds focused on retail targets, a data-driven brand redesign for a national QSR chain, and an international marketing and sales benchmarking for a large CPG.
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Jim Ward
VP of Innovation & New Business Ventures, CBL
In the 16 years that Jim has been with CBL, he’s been an agent for change and a strong leader with a successful track record in management, digital strategy, income generation, customer experience, and technology. He has worked as a General Manager at two different properties, Vice President of Business Development, and Vice President of Marketing & Digital Strategies. He was recently named as CBL’s Vice President of Innovation & New Business Ventures. In this role, he is focused on a scalable turnkey “Connected Retail” strategy for Etailers, a “Retailer Services” platform, and identifying investment opportunities for CBL Ventures. Jim holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, and obtained a law degree from the University of Cincinnati. After law school, he clerked with the Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. After the clerkship, Jim worked for for a short time with one of the largest law firms in the nation, focused on business, technology, and transactional law. He is married to Celeste Smartt Ward and together they have five children.
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David Jaffe
Chairman and CEO, ascena Retail Group, Inc
David Jaffe is Chairman and CEO of ascena Retail Group, Inc., a leading specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls. Ascena generates $7 billion in annual sales, operates over 4,500 stores across the U.S. and Canada and employs 65,000 associates through its eight distinct brands. David’s previous experience was as a General Partner of Chemical Venture Partners, a private equity firm, and as a portfolio manager at Merrill Lynch. He received his BS/BA from the Wharton School/University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. David is a Director of the National Retail Federation and the Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School. David is also a Trustee of the Connecticut Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He and his wife have four children, and live in New Canaan, CT.
Adam Lynch
COO, Marine Layer
Adam Lynch is COO of Marine Layer.  He started with the company in 2010 alongside founder Mike Natenshon when they opened their first store in San Francisco.  Since then, he has guided Marine Layer’s growth from a t-shirt line to a full lifestyle brand for men and women. Adam oversees every operational aspect of the company, from finance to planning. He is deeply involved in Marine Layer's real estate strategy, expanding the retail fleet to reach 34 stores to date. Adam is an avid runner and lives in Marin with his wife and two kids.
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Kristina Eastman
Chief Strategy Officer, Enjoy
Kristina Eastman is the CSO at Enjoy, a company created to create great jobs and help people do more with their technology. As an early member of Enjoy, Kristina has been involved in defining and implementing the company's vision, building and leading high performing teams across the business and driving growth through new strategic initiatives.  Currently, Kristina is responsible for leading Enjoy's most significant expansion efforts to-date domestically, as well as it's first international market launch. Prior to Enjoy, Kristina worked for some of the world's most notable retailers including Apple, Nordstrom, The Neiman Marcus Group and Gap Inc. where she unlocked her passion for customer experience and building and scaling business operations in leadership roles.
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Marine Arribas
Analytics Manager, Perfumers 1870
Marine Arribas is an Analytics Manager at Perfumers 1870, which is a London based company incorporating Penhaligon’s (Royal warrant holder) and L’Artisan Parfumeur fragrance niche brands. The brands are distributed across 42 stores globally, online and key wholesale partnerships making the business Omnichannel. In her current role, Marine is focused on growing the Analytics department at Perfumers 1870 to move the business towards an insights-driven organization as part of a customer-centric strategy. Marine joined Perfumers 1870 over three years ago after starting her career for the global beauty retailer Sephora, where she was immersed in a technology-advanced and innovative environment focused on delivering exceptional shopper experience. She had the opportunity to project manage and implement in-store digital transformation where engaging shoppers and personalizing in-store experience were at the core of the vision.
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Alberto Crippa
Head of Retail and Customer Service Ops, Zegna
Alberto is heading Retail and Customer Services Operations for Ermenegildo Zegna the Italian global leader in luxury menswear. Over the last year Alberto oversaw the global roll out of Retail Next Advanced Analytics solution to the Zegna Retail network. Prior to Zegna, Alberto held leading responsibilities in customers operations for Nike Emea. A business graduate from Bologna University Alberto is also a keen marathoner.

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Dan Rosen
Founder and General Partner, Commerce Ventures
Dan is the Founder and General Partner of Commerce Ventures, a venture firm focused on digital innovations in the FinTech, Payments and Commerce eco-systems. Prior to creating Commerce Ventures, Dan was a Principal at Highland Capital Partners and invested primarily in mobile, payments and digital marketing companies, such a Quattro Wireless (acquired by Apple), Triad, Zoove (acquired by MBlox) and WePay (acquired by JPMC). He has served as a mentor or advisor in programs such as 500Startups, Commerce. Innovated, Mondelez’s Mobile Futures, Money2020’s StartupPitch 180, PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards, Plug and Play’s FinTech Accelerator, Summer @ Highland, HBS Angels, NAR’s Reach Accelerator and First Growth Venture Network.  Dan received his BS in Economics (with Honors) from University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and his MBA (with Distinction) from Harvard.

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Stacey Shulman
Chief Innovation Officer, Intel
Stacey Shulman has over 2 decades of experience in retail focused technology.  She is currently the Chief Innovation Officer within Intel’s IoT/Retail Solutions Division.  Shulman’s career has been split between building innovative products for the retail industry and working as a CIO or head of Technical strategy in leading retail brands. Currently, she is a passionate advocate of the transformative changes that can be brought to retail through increasing the speed of Innovation and in driving retail towards a more autonomous future.

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Kevin McKenzie
VP & Chief Digital Officer, Macerich
As Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Kevin McKenzie directs development of all digital strategy and omni-channel initiatives for Macerich. Prior to joining Macerich, Mr. McKenzie led digital efforts for Westfield Corporation, where he drove the integration of Westfield's shopping centers around the world with emerging digital technology, as well as examined new business development opportunities, including the creation and development of Westfield’s Digital and Innovation Division, Westfield Labs. Mr. McKenzie is a digital entrepreneur, with more than 22 years of experience in Internet, e-commerce, digital media, omni-channel and product development. Previously, he founded NinthDecimal Inc., an omni-channel intelligence company that empowers retailers and brands with the most comprehensive understanding of people by connecting their digital and physical lives. Prior to founding NinthDecimal, Mr. McKenzie was Senior Vice President, Shopping Services, with CNET Networks Inc. (acquired by CBS Corporation), a pioneer in internet marketplaces and digital publishing for consumer electronics.
 

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Joana Pimenta
Global Retail Marketing Manager, Camper

Joana Pimenta is the Global Retail Marketing Manager of Camper. Her biggest focus is to build a strategy of traffic drivers to stores and integrate them in an omni-channel experience. Previous to Camper, Joana was specialized in mass market brands, with over 7 years of experience in L´Oréal and Reckitt Beckinser. Joana holds a degree from Nova University of Lisboa.


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Aaron Sanandres
CEO & Co-Founder, UNTUCKit
UNTUCKit, apparel retailer for the modern man and creator of the shirt designed to be worn untucked, has appointed co-founder Aaron Sanandres CEO, effective immediately. Sanandres and business partner Chris Riccobono launched UNTUCKit in New York in 2011 selling their men's shirts globally through their online store (www.untuckit.com). Prior to his work with UNTUCKit, Sanandres was a Partner in the Transaction Services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he had a particular focus on retail apparel transactions. Sanandres also managed PwC's Compensation, Tax, and Accounting practice for the Midwest.
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