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
9:30am - 4:30pm
RetailNext Open
Golfers meet in the lobby for departure.
Venue: Sonoma 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.

10:30am - 3:30pm
Depart for Winery
Guest meet in lobby for departure.
Venue: Benziger Winery

Wine Tasting and Lunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm

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.

6:30pm - 9:30pm
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,
Joey Zwilinger, 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 Company

Panel:
Monica Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings
Sid Gupta, Founder and CEO, Lolli and Pops

10:00am
Retailer Showcase & Networking Break
Retailer Showcase Sponsored by: Macerich - 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 byREVEAL

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, byREVEAL

Panel:
Adam Lynch, COO, Marine Layer
Isabelle Aberman, Head of Global Retail Marketing, 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, Senior Merchandiser, Perfumers1870

Advanced Analytics Takeaways. The converging roles of E-commerce, catalogue, pop-ups and stores as emerging brands break into new markets and drive customer acquisition.

Discussion led by:
Lauren Bitar, Head of Consulting, RetailNext
Jude Reter, VP Digital Customer Experiences; eCommerce, Express

2:30pm
Retailer Showcase & Networking Break
Retailer Showcase Sponsored by: Macerich - 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 byREVEAL

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

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 Strategy 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 led by:
Arun Nair, CTO & Co-Founder, RetailNext
Stacey Shulman, Chief Innovation Officer; Retail Solutions, Intel

5:30pm
The 8th Annual Gala Dinner
Venue: Cline Cellars

Guests meet in lobby for departure.
Attire: Business Casual

Friday, June 1, 2018
8:00am
Retailer 1:1 Breakfast
Venue: Sonoma Valley Room

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: Data Frameworks and Applications

Driving Adoption Across the Enterprise: Training Tools & Driving Change Management

Deep Learning: Where to Start

RFID Applications for Retail

9:30am - 11:30am
Technology Applications
Spend time with RetailNext training and technical experts to answer specific questions, better understand use cases, or learn more about what is on the innovation roadmap.
Venue: Sonoma Valley Foyer

*Each Session will be 20 minutes.*

User Training led by Retail Engagement Managers

Technology Ecosystem & Partner Discussions led by Global Channel and Alliances

RetailNext Innovation Roadmap led by Head of Product

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

Seated and "to-go" options available.

12:30pm
Departure
Venue: