Agenda

Tuesday, July 17

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7:15 - 8:30am

Consulate Room, Level 3
An exclusive breakfast for the women running and rocking retail.  Limited availability for retailers only.
, CEO
, Boon Supply

8:00 - 8:30am

Gallery 1, Level 1

8:30 - 8:45am

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Salon I-II, Level 1

8:45 - 9:15am

8:45 - 9:15am
, Chairman, Digital Council
, National Retail Federation
, CIO
, Qurate Retail Group
, @QurateRetailGrp
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Salon I-II, Level 1

As the retail industry is rapidly transforming and at a pivotal inflection point technology and innovation is of paramount importance. Join Karen Etzkorn, CIO of Qurate Retail Group, in a fireside chat to learn more about creating a culture that leads with technology to drive innovation and growth. Learn about critical fundamentals to growth at all stages including: evaluation of technological decisions to determine short- and long-term impact, how to drive technology and innovation through various stages of growth, considerations and lessons learned for positioning companies for investment and more.

, Chairman, Digital Council
, National Retail Federation
,
Moderator
, CIO
, Qurate Retail Group
, @QurateRetailGrp

9:15 - 9:45am

9:15 - 9:45am
, CEO and Co-Founder
, Iterate.ai
, @Jon_Nordmark
, CEO & Founder
, Bleexy
, @bleexyLLC
, Co-Founder & CEO
, Chronicled
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Salon I-II, Level 1
Retailers increasingly recognize blockchain's transformative ability to streamline operations, ensure product authenticity and enable tighter supply chain collaboration. With blockchain's distributed ledger and shared infrastructure, learn how its business fit is seemingly endless, spanning supply chain management, accounting and audit, related account management processes, and beyond.
, CEO and Co-Founder
, Iterate.ai
, @Jon_Nordmark
,
Moderator
, CEO & Founder
, Bleexy
, @bleexyLLC
, Co-Founder & CEO
, Chronicled

9:45 - 10:15am

9:45 - 10:15am
, CEO & Founder
, Chatter Research
, @ChatterResearch
, Partner
, 500 Startups
, @marvinliao
, Co-founder
, Botsociety
, @botsociety
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Salon I-II, Level 1
The integration of messaging apps and digital shopping empowers retailers to use applications such as Facebook Messenger, WeChat, WhatsApp, or even voice technology like the Amazon Echo in ways that create a simpler environment for customers to shop. Hail a ride, order pizza, buy new shoes, or make a money transfer: what can conversational commerce do for your business? Noted accelerator 500 Startups brings two entrepreneurial companies to share next-generation ideas on the tenants of conversational commerce: Chatter Research upending consumer feedback; and Botsociety optimizing the chatbot interface.
, Partner
, 500 Startups
, @marvinliao
,
Moderator
, Co-founder
, Botsociety
, @botsociety
, CEO & Founder
, Chatter Research
, @ChatterResearch

10:15 - 10:45am

Gallery 1, Level 1

10:45 - 11:15am

10:45 - 11:15am
, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
, Cross Culture Ventures
, @marloncnichols
, CEO
, LISNR
, @rodneybwilliams
, Co-Founder and CEO
, Hingeto
, @LeandrewR
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Salon I-II, Level 1
Venture capital firm Cross Culture Ventures brings to NRFtech the founders of LINSR and Hingeto, who have each reimagined solutions to prickly challenges retailers face daily. LISNR enables seamless and secure micro-transactions and communications by embedding data into sound using software and standard equipment, with a focus on authentication, mobile payments, and mobile ticketing. Y-Combinator graduate Hingeto offers scalable commerce-as-a-service solutions that connect top suppliers to the online storefronts of more than 15,000 retailers, and with a mission to make buying inventory budget-free.
, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
, Cross Culture Ventures
, @marloncnichols
,
Moderator
, Co-Founder and CEO
, Hingeto
, @LeandrewR
, CEO
, LISNR
, @rodneybwilliams

11:15 - 11:45am

11:15 - 11:45am
, SVP, Strategic Planning
, Salesforce
, @peterschwartz2
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Salon I-II, Level 1
Join noted technology futurist, author and movie consultant, Peter Schwartz to hear key technology trends shaping the future of retail and other types of business. He will explain how systems of intelligence are changing the context of every business process, the dynamic future of shopping, and the move from personal to intimate computing. Peter is a leading forward-thinker who has helped advise governments and large organizations in ways to be future-ready.
, SVP, Strategic Planning
, Salesforce
, @peterschwartz2

11:45 - 12:15pm

Gallery 1, Level 1
Join your colleagues for lunch before heading out.  Grab & Go options also available.