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Tour of the Possible

Tour of the Possible: Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Tuesday 8:30
Crown Room
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 personalized experiences, yet navigating the solution ecosystem to find the right technology partner can be confusing -- if not intimidating. This three-part experience dives into culture from top retail executives, offers insights from innovative tech startups and takes a look forward at what’s next for the retail industry.

Tour of the Possible: Top Innovative Startups

Tuesday 9:15
Crown Room
Working with 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 analytics, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, IoT as a platform and machine learning robotics (i.e. thinking machines). Join to hear where retail on the edge is headed and how best to ingrain an innovation mindset into your organization.

Tour of the Possible: Predicting the Turn - How the Future of Retail Signals Its Fast Approach

Tuesday 11:00
Crown Room

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 disruptive startups poised for growth and established brands besieged by the retail industry’s near-constant transformation. In the event’s closing keynote, Knox will teach retailers how to foresee the future of their industry and proactively respond to new competitive challenges.