9th Annual
Executive Forum

Monterey, California | May 29-31, 2019

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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 Monterey from May 29 - 31, 2019. We can't wait!

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72+

Hours

Enjoy three full days in Monterey 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.

Schedule [2018]


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:
Renee Halvorsen, Sr. Director of E-Commerce & Marketing, 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: