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Sunday, July 23, 2017

10:30 - 11:30am
Sunday

California Cabanas, Tropics Room
Open to CIO Council Executive Committee members only.

11:30 - 4:00pm
Sunday

California Cabanas, Tropics Room

This lunch and meeting is open to NRF CIO Council members.

1:30 - 4:00pm
Sunday

Windsor Complex
This is an invitation-only meeting for members of the CMO and Digital Councils. For more information about the CMO or Digital Council contact ... more

4:00 - 5:00pm
Sunday

Crown Room
Grab a drink, meet your peers, and chat with keynote speaker Michael Anderson before he takes the stage. 

5:00 - 6:00pm
Sunday

Crown Room
Founder
Executive Joy Institute

When people lead with the power, guidance and courage of their soul, amazing things happen. Noted business author and executive leadership trainer Michael Anderson will share his insights and experiences in building leadership skills... more

6:00 - 8:00pm
Sunday

Windsor Lawn
The Opening Reception and Dinner kicks off NRFtech in the best possible way: by bringing everyone together – retailers, guests and solution providers – for a night of invigorating networking. Open to all attendees.

Monday, July 24, 2017

6:00 - 6:50am
Monday

Paseo Lawn

Free for NRFtech attendees and their guests.

Join us for Beach Spin at The Del – a unique fitness experience overlooking the Pacific on the resort’s Paseo Lawn. The 50-minute classes are led by some of San Diego’s best... more

7:30 - 8:30am
Monday

Coronet Room

Prepare for the day’s event while mixing with other retailers over breakfast.

8:30 - 8:45am
Monday

Crown Room
SVP and CIO
Tractor Supply Company

8:45 - 9:30am
Monday

Crown Room
Entrepreneur, Technology and Digital Media Expert
Professor and Author

As retail executives, how do you ensure the proper innovation is in place to drive a memorable and seamless customer experience? What technologies are emerging -- or merging? How do you keep your retail organization on the cutting edge... more

9:30 - 10:00am
Monday

Crown Room
Speaker and Session Information to follow shortly. Check back soon for updates!

10:00 - 10:30am
Monday

Crown Room

Our industry thrives on relationships, so take advantage of these breaks throughout NRFtech. Make new connections, catch up with colleagues and keep the collaborative spirit alive.

10:30 - 11:00am
Monday

Crown Room
Director
Guggenheim Securities, LLC
Managing Director
Guggenheim Securities, LLC

From e-commerce and Amazon.com to trailblazing startups and nontraditional competitors, the retail industry faces mounting challenges. Out of such large-scale disruption, however, arise clear opportunities for retailers who think boldly... more

11:00 - 11:45am
Monday

Crown Room
Retail Analyst, Startup Advisor
Moderator
Chief Marketing Officer
PGA TOUR Superstore
EVP and Chief Information and Digital Officer
Target

The only prediction of the future we can all foresee is that rapid technology advancement will continue to disrupt the industry. It has become imminently clear that IT, marketing and digital leaders must understand the emerging... more

11:45 - 1:00pm
Monday

Coronet Room

A light lunch awaits you. Socialize with attendees and talk shop before the afternoon’s program begins.

1:00 - 2:45pm
Monday

Crown Room
SVP, eCommerce and CRM
The Talbots, Inc.
Moderator
Chief Executive Officer
BevMo!
CEO
Tractor Supply Company
Founder & Chairman
theBoardlist

Despite its promises to improve the customer experience and create operational efficiencies, technology often distracts and paralyzes retailers with “bright and shiny object” scenarios promising silver-bullet solutions. By unplugging... more

2:45 - 3:15pm
Monday

Crown Room

This time is provided for you to take a break from programming, socialize with your peers and ask follow-up questions to speakers.

3:15 - 5:00pm
Monday

Crown Room
SVP, Commerce and Content
SapientRazorfish
Moderator
The NRF Councils Forum is an invitation-only event for senior level executives who are members of the NRF CIO, CMO and Digital Councils. The facilitated program will be mix of large- and small-group discussions on timely, impactful topics... more

3:30 - 5:00pm
Monday

6:00 - 8:00pm
Monday

Main Beach

Enjoy cocktails and dinner while meeting with technology and marketing leaders across the spectrum of retail.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

6:00 - 6:50am
Tuesday

Paseo Lawn

Free for NRFtech attendees and their guests.

Join us for Beach Spin at The Del – a unique fitness experience overlooking the Pacific on the resort’s Paseo Lawn. The 50-minute classes are led by some of San Diego’s best... more

7:30 - 8:30am
Tuesday

Courtyard Patio

Prepare for the day’s event while mingling with other retailers over breakfast.

Coronet Room
Founder & Chairman
theBoardlist

Open to Retailers.

NRF's Women in IT Committee is a forum that encourages women to network and learn from each other. Membership is extended to any woman who works for a company that is an NRF member. Interested in the... more

8:30 - 9:15am
Tuesday

Crown Room
VP, Retail Strategy
IHL Group
Moderator
Former VP, Technology Strategy
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Chief Information Officer
ULTA Beauty
Group Digital Partnership Director
Kingfisher PLC
Back for its third year, the highly rated Tour of the Possible will take you to the edge. Digital disruption -- the new norm -- continues to upset traditional retail. Savvy merchants are engaging customers with more meaningful and... more

9:15 - 11:00am
Tuesday

Crown Room
CEO and Co-Founder
Iterate.ai
Moderator
SVP Global Customer Success
Persado
CEO
Bossa Nova
President
Sentiance
CTO
Theia Interactive
COO
NanoAR
CEO & Founder
Narvar
Co-Founder and CEO
Qubole
Co-Founder
Reply.ai
Working with Iterate.ai and top private equity and venture firms, next up on the tour is a showcase of 10 cutting edge startups delivering retail business solutions based on emerging technologies in areas such as predictive/prescriptive... more

11:00 - 11:30am
Tuesday

Crown Room
Managing Director
WPP Ventures

Many futurists predict when and where disruption will happen, but not how to prepare for it. Brand marketer, venture investor and startup advisor Dave Knox provides a one-of-a-kind worldview into the dynamic relationship between... more

11:30 - 12:00pm
Tuesday

Courtyard Patio

Ask questions and gain insights from with leading Start-up movers and shakers, while enjoying a delicious lunch.