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2019 Agenda

Sunday, May 19

11:30 - 12:30pm

11:30 - 12:30pm 414
Mendocino I, 3rd floor
Open to NRF Council Members only.

12:30 - 1:30pm

12:30 - 1:30pm 414
Monterey Room, 3rd floor
Open to NRF Council Members only.

1:30 - 4:00pm

1:30 - 4:00pm 414
Monterey Room, 3rd floor
Open to NRF Council Members only.

4:15 - 4:45pm

4:15 - 4:45pm 156
Nikko Foyer, 3rd floor
The bar is open! Unwind with adult beverages and some good conversation with other retail innovators.

4:45 - 5:30pm

4:45 - 5:30pm 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor

5:30 - 6:00pm

5:30 - 6:00pm 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
Before heading into NRFtech 2019's opening reception and dinner, this session is designed to provoke insights attendees can take into the evening for further exploration. Future Consumer analyzes the three global sentiments that will... learn more
Andrea Bell
Head of WGSN Insight
WGSN
@wgsn

6:00 - 8:00pm

6:00 - 8:00pm 156
Monterey Room, 3rd floor
Be our guest and dine with peers across the retail industry. You'll see old friends, colleagues and make new connections.

8:00 - 9:00pm

8:00 - 9:00pm 156
Golden Gate Room, 25th floor
Connect with our retailer executives after hours for relaxed networking opportunities.

Monday, May 20

7:30 - 8:45am

7:30 - 8:45am 414
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
Open to NRF Council Members only.

7:45 - 8:45am

7:45 - 8:45am 156
Nikko Foyer, 3rd floor
Rise and shine! Get ready for a full day of learning and networking after breakfast.

8:45 - 9:30am

8:45 - 9:30am 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor

9:30 - 10:00am

9:30 - 10:00am 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
Since the emergence of digital capabilities, commerce has dramatically transformed and proliferated, starting with ecommerce more than two decades ago; and with the rise of mobile adoption in the past decade m-commerce has become... learn more
Patrick Gauthier
Vice President and General Manager
Amazon Pay
@PRGauthier

10:00 - 10:30am

10:00 - 10:30am 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
The all-to-familiar news of Silicon Valley’s attempts to fix its “bro culture” only underscores broader issues of any technology field’s challenges in diversifying pools of candidates comprising IT teams, both large... learn more
Molly Ford
Senior Director of Global Equality Programs
Salesforce
@QueenMollyMol

10:30 - 11:00am

10:30 - 11:00am 156
Nikko Foyer, 3rd floor
Take 30 minutes to refuel and recharge.

11:00 - 11:45am

11:00 - 11:45am 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
For every modern-day retailer (and customer), the distinction between channels has been quickly evaporating. Digital drives brick-and-mortar and vice versa. To be sure, omnichannel’s day is here, posing unique process and systems... learn more

11:45 - 12:30pm

11:45 - 12:30pm 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
CIOs’ new mission, should they choose to accept it, is to contribute to corporate strategy and be a critical member of the leadership team. This mission is perilous, but of vital importance. It takes CIOs far beyond the familiar... learn more
Martin Gilliard
Head of Industry, Retail Superstores & Groceries
Facebook
@martingilliard
Moderator
Deb Hall Lefevre
SVP & CIO
Couche-Tard - Circle K
@dhlefevre
Edmond Mesrobian
CIO
Nordstrom
@Nordstrom
Christine Putur
CIO
REI
@REI

12:30 - 1:30pm

12:30 - 1:30pm 156
Monterey Room, 3rd floor
Enjoy lunch in the company of peers from across the retail industry.

1:30 - 2:00pm

1:30 - 2:00pm 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
The traditional siloed boundaries that once defined the payments landscape have been removed, providing a solid foundation for exciting new possibilities. This panel of payments rock stars will share actionable insights on game-changing... learn more
Heidi Liebenguth
Principal
Crone Consulting LLC
@HLiebenguth
Moderator
Dora Liang Chai
Business Development, North America
Ant Financial Services Group (formerly Alipay)
@DoraLiangChai
Peter Hazlehurst
Global Head of Payments, Product Management
Uber Technologies Inc.
@phazlehurst
Uzma Makhdumi
Head of Partnerships, Consumer Payments & Commerce
Google
@google

2:00 - 3:00pm

2:00 - 3:00pm 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
Here's your chance for interactive learning and networking. Pick a table and topic, and be led in conversation by members of NRF's CIO and Technology Leadership Councils. These are off-the-record safe spaces to meet other attendees... learn more

3:00 - 3:15pm

3:00 - 3:15pm 156
Nikko Foyer, 3rd floor
Take a 15 min break to refuel and recharge.

3:15 - 4:00pm

3:15 - 4:00pm 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
IT has become a cross-cutting function throughout the entire retail enterprise, underpinning technology’s exponentially accelerating influence on organizational structure. Renown leadership expert and noted co-author of Great by... learn more
Morten Hansen
Management Professor, Bestselling Author, Leadership Expert
University of California, Berkeley

5:00 - 5:30pm

5:00 - 5:30pm 156
Don't miss your ride to dinner! Catch the 5:00 PM bus to dinner.

5:30 - 8:00pm

5:30 - 8:00pm 156
St. Francis Yacht Club, Marina District, San Francisco
Be our guest and dine with peers across the retail industry. Sponsored by:

Tuesday, May 21

7:30 - 8:45am

7:30 - 8:45am 414
Bayview Room, 25th floor
An exclusive breakfast for the women running and rocking retail.  Limited availability for retailers only. 

7:45 - 8:45am

7:45 - 8:45am 156
Nikko Foyer, 3rd floor
Rise and shine and get ready for a full day of learning and networking after breakfast.

8:45 - 9:30am

8:45 - 9:30am 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
The golden age of AI, predictive analytics, and Big Data is upon us, moving at a lightning pace as algorithms “learn” and improve on their capabilities and opportunities for better accuracy. But how do we dispel the hype behind... learn more

9:30 - 10:00am

9:30 - 10:00am 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
New technologies, changing consumer behaviors and innovative digital-first companies are driving massive disruption in the retail industry, and starting to take meaningful market share from stalwart retail incumbents. As these trends... learn more
Kobie Fuller
Partner
Upfront Ventures
@KobieFuller
Kevin Parakkattu
Investor
Plug and Play Ventures
@kaypeey

10:00 - 10:15am

10:00 - 10:15am 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
New technologies are disrupting the ways in which retailers manage their supply chains, leading to new efficiencies in inventory management, distribution and customer delivery. This session will discuss how robotic process automation (RPA... learn more
Eurie Kim
Partner
Forerunner Ventures
@eurie_kim

10:15 - 10:45am

10:15 - 10:45am 156
Nikko Foyer, 3rd floor
Take 30 minutes to refuel and recharge.

10:45 - 11:30am

10:45 - 11:30am 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
Bloomberg reports Walmart is adding more than 10,000 new customers a day to Walmart Pay and soon will have more active users in the US than Apple Pay. Amazon has invested more than $1 billion over five years to develop Amazon Go, one of... learn more
Richard K. Crone
CEO
Crone Consulting LLC
@RichardKCrone
Moderator
Jenya Beilin
Chief Operating Officer
Trigo vision LTD
@TrigoVision
Daniel Eckert
SVP, Walmart Services and Digital Acceleration, Walmart U.S.
Walmart Inc.
@Walmart
Jordan Fisher
CEO and Co-Founder
Standard Cognition, Inc.
@standardAI
Will Glaser
CEO and Founder
Grabango
Krishna Motukuri
Co-Founder and CEO
Zippin

11:30 - 12:00pm

11:30 - 12:00pm 187
Nikko Ballroom, 3rd floor
At the forefront of technology's vast promise to simulate and solve extremely complex problems, quantum computing has taken a giant step forward recently in its availability for commercial means. The IBM Q Network, which includes hubs... learn more
Dr. Michael Haydock
IBM Fellow; VP & Chief Scientist
IBM Corporation

12:00 - 12:30pm

12:00 - 12:30pm 156
Nikko Foyer, 3rd floor
Grab & Go lunch provided before you head out! Don't leave hungry.