Agenda

“Go Back to School at Shoptalk!”

To see the event schedule, including registration and exhibit hall hours, click here.

Monday — March 19, 2018

7:00am - 6:00pm
Registration & Badge Pickup
7:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am
Hosted Retailers & Brands Program (Prescheduled Only)
8:00am - 7:00pm
Exhibit Hall Hours
Session 1:9:00am - 9:40am

Track 1:

Conversational Commerce

Track Room 1

Chatbots and the Future of Messaging in Retail

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Japjit Tulsi, VP, Engineering, eBay

Stefanos Loukakos, Head of Messenger Business, Facebook

Zephrin Lasker, Head of Ecommerce, Rakuten Viber

Tim Chang, Partner, Mayfield Fund (Interviewer)

Track 2:

Product and Merchandising Strategies

Track Room 2

Innovations in Product Development

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Roman Kirsch, Founder & CEO, Lesara

Edward A Gribbin, President, Alvanon, Inc. (Interviewer)



Product and Category Expansion: Spotlight on Flipkart

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Amit Zunjarwad, Director & Head of Product, Flipkart Supermart, Flipkart

Track 3:

Research and Market Insights

Track Room 3

Retail Insights from Research Organizations

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Steve Koenig, Senior Director, Market Research, Consumer Technology Association

Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Advisor, Retail, The NPD Group

Yaniv Corem, VP of R&D, Innovation & Experimentation, Fung Academy

Wijnand Jongen, CEO, thuiswinkel.org (Emcee)

Track 4:

Engaging Customer Experiences

Track Room 4

Mobile Experiences in the Customer Journey

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Mark Berinato, VP, Digital Experience, Panera Bread

Gihad Jawhar, VP, Digital Development, Lowe's

Manish Chandra, Founder & CEO, Poshmark

Jeff Richards, Managing Partner, GGV Capital (Interviewer)

Track 5:

Grocerytalk: Disruptive Trends and Business Models

Track Room 5

VC and Accelerator Perspectives on The Industry

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Marisa Bertha, Director of Business Development & 7-Ventures, 7-Eleven

Andrew Bridge, Founder & CMO, BrandProject

Lauren Jupiter, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, AccelFoods

Ken Fenyo, Head of Consumer Markets, Fuel By McKinsey, McKinsey & Company (Moderator)

Track 6:

Disruptive Technologies and Pioneering Brands

Track Room 6

The Next Generation of Direct-to-Consumer Startups: Part 1

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Zak Normandin, Co-Founder & CEO, Dirty Lemon Beverages

Zahir Dossa, Founder & CEO, Function of Beauty

Pradeep Elankumaran, Co-Founder & CEO, Farmstead

Krystina Gustafson, Content Director, Shoptalk (Emcee)

Session 2:9:45am - 10:25am

Track 1

Voice-Activated Commerce

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Michael Haswell, Director of Global Business Development, Retail & Shopping, Google

Peter Cahill, Founder & CEO, Voysis

Mark Berinato, VP, Digital Experience, Panera Bread

Larry Bohn, Managing Director, General Catalyst (Interviewer)

Track 2

Advances in Merchandising: AI, IoT and Beyond

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Neil Ackerman, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Advanced Planning, Johnson & Johnson

Dan Park, CEO, BuildDirect

Barry Litwin, CEO, Adorama

Brendan Witcher, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research (Interviewer)

Track 3

Retail Insights from Consulting Firms and Industry Analysts

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Christina Bieniek, U.S. Consulting Leader, Retail, Wholesale & Distribution, Deloitte

Matt Fassler, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Wijnand Jongen, CEO, thuiswinkel.org (Emcee)

Track 4

Delighting Customers Through Personal Interactions

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Helen Vaid, Chief Customer Officer, Pizza Hut

Mary Beth Laughton, EVP, Omni-Retail, Sephora

Melissa Gonzalez, Founder & CEO, The Lionesque Group & Field-Test

Rebecca Kaden, General Partner, Union Square Ventures (Interviewer)

Track 5

Reinventing Traditional Grocery Business Models: Meal Kits, Subscriptions and Beyond

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Jarid Lukin, VP, Ecommerce, KIND Snacks

Kyle Ransford, Founder & CEO, Chef'd

Rachel Drori, Founder & CEO, Daily Harvest

Jason Goldberg, ‎SVP Commerce & Content Practice, SapientRazorfish (Interviewer)

Track 6

The Next Generation of Direct-to-Consumer Startups: Part 2

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Rachel Blumenthal, Founder & CEO, Rockets of Awesome

Patrick Herning, Co-Founder & CEO, 11 Honoré

Urska Srsen, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Bellabeat

Michelle Cordeiro Grant, Founder & CEO, LIVELY

Krystina Gustafson, Content Director, Shoptalk (Emcee)

10:30am - 10:45amGeneral Session Room
Opening Remarks

Zia Daniell Wigder, Chief Global Content Officer, Shoptalk

10:45am - 11:05amGeneral Session Room
Keynote: Ulta Beauty: Imagining the Possibilities

Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty

11:05am - 11:25amGeneral Session Room
Keynote: Serving Athletes Personally

Adam Sussman, Chief Digital Officer, Nike

11:25am - 11:45amGeneral Session Room
Keynote: Succeeding in Ecommerce Grocery

Tim Steiner, OBE, Founder & CEO, Ocado

11:45am - 1:45pm
Lunch
12:40pm - 1:40pm
Hosted Retailers & Brands Program (Prescheduled Only)
1:45pm - 2:05pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote: How Visual Discovery Will Transform the Shopping Experience

Ben Silbermann, Co-Founder & CEO, Pinterest

2:05pm - 2:25pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote: Online Grocery: Where Is It Going?

Jason Ackerman, Co-Founder & CEO, FreshDirect

Virginia Simmons, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company (Interviewer)

2:25pm - 2:45pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote: The New Mobile Storefront

Carolyn Everson, VP, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook

Rebecca Jarvis, ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent and Host of the No Limits podcast, ABC News (Interviewer)

2:45pm - 3:45pm
Techtalks
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Break
Session 3:3:45pm - 4:25pm

Track 1:

Shifting Ecommerce Trends and Technologies

Track Room 1

Track Keynote: Reinventing Traditional Retail Business Models

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Christine Hunsicker, CEO, Gwynnie Bee

Oisin Hanrahan, Co-Founder & CEO, Handy

Al McClain, Co-Founder & CEO, RetailWire.com (Interviewer)

Kelly Stickel, Founder & CEO, Remodista (Emcee)

Track 2:

Shopping Experiences of the Future

Track Room 2

Innovative Experiential Retail

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Lee Peterson, EVP, Brand Strategy & Design, WD Partners

Drew Green, CEO, INDOCHINO

Anthony Simon, Managing Director of Retail, Principal, IA Interior Architects

Hilary Milnes, Senior Reporter, Glossy (Emcee)

Track 3:

The Retail Industry Shakeout

Track Room 3

The Investment Perspective: Trends Shaping the Future of Retail

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Tricia Patrick, Managing Director, Advent International

Erik Oken, Managing Director – Global Head of Consumer Retail Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan

David ibnAle, Managing Partner, Advance Venture Partners

Matthew Rubel, Board Member, Hudson's Bay Company (Moderator)

Track 4:

The Future of Brands

Track Room 4

Evolving Brand-Retailer Relationships

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Amy Errett, Founder & CEO, Madison Reed

Michele Levy, Founder & CEO, Ilhabela Holdings

Troy Nelson, VP Merchandise Planning & Inventory, Shoe Division, Nordstrom

Wendy Liebmann, Founder, CEO & Chief Shopper, WSL Strategic Retail (Moderator)

Track 5:

Grocerytalk: Go-to-Market Strategies for the Digital Age

Track Room 5

Optimizing the Brand Experience for Ecommerce

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Jeff Jarrett, VP, Global Head of eCommerce, Mondelez International

Oskar Kaszubski, VP of eCommerce Acceleration, Kellogg

Guilherme Lebelson, VP of Global eCommerce, AB InBev (ZX Ventures)

Tim Laseter, Managing Director in Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory LLC (Interviewer)

Track 6:

Disruptive Technologies and Pioneering Brands

Track Room 6

Startups Revolutionizing the Retail Industry: New Consumer Experiences

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Oliver Tan, Co-Founder & CEO, ViSenze

Trevor Sumner, CEO, Perch Interactive

Yuni Sameshima, Co-Founder & CEO, Chicory

Fang Cheng, Co-Founder & CEO, Linc Global

Anna Pettus, VP Strategic Operations, TechStyle Fashion Group

Carl Hazeley, Head of Content, Shoptalk Europe, Shoptalk (Emcee)

Session 4:4:30pm - 5:10pm

Track 1

Brands Selling on Marketplaces

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Bob Kupbens, VP, Seller Marketplace & Global Standards, eBay

Harvey Bierman, VP eCommerce Technology & Operations, Crocs

Carolyn Littlefield, Head of eCommerce, North America, Anheuser-Busch

Michelle Grant, Head of Retailing, Euromonitor International (Moderator)

Track 2

Omnichannel and Seamless Customer Experiences

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Rafeh Masood, Chief Digital Officer, BJ's Wholesale Club

Eric Messerschmidt, SVP Strategic Marketing, CRM, and Loyalty, Ulta Beauty

Allison Peterson, President, Ecommerce, Best Buy

Brendan Witcher, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research (Interviewer)

Track 3

The Real Estate Perspective: Locations and Experiences That Attract Shoppers

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David Zoba, Global Retail Leasing Board Chairman, JLL

Melinda Holland, SVP of Business Development, GGP

David Ruddick, EVP of Leasing, Westfield Corporation

Krystina Gustafson, Content Director, Shoptalk (Interviewer)

Track 4

The Rise of the Niche Brand

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Joey Zwillinger, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Allbirds

Paul Berberian, CEO, Sphero

Alexandre Douzet, Co-Founder & CEO, Ollie (Ollie Pets Inc)

Eric Liaw, General Partner, IVP (Interviewer)

Track 5

New Ecommerce Startups

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Xander Oxman, Co-Founder & CEO, Winc

Stuart Landesberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Grove Collaborative

Tina Sharkey, Co-Founder & CEO, Brandless

Patricia Nakache, General Partner, Trinity Ventures (Interviewer)

Track 6

Startups Revolutionizing the Retail Industry: Business Intelligence

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Joaquin Villalba, Co-Founder & CEO, Nextail

Cathy Han, CEO, 42 Technologies

May Habib, Co-Founder & CEO, Qordoba

Gina Ashe, CEO, ThirdChannel, Inc.

Carl Hazeley, Head of Content, Shoptalk Europe, Shoptalk (Emcee)

Session 5:5:15pm - 5:55pm

Track 1

Innovation from Israel: Startups Driving the Next Generation of Ecommerce

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Tomer Tagrin, Co-Founder & CEO, Yotpo

Pini Yakuel, Founder & CEO, Optimove

Lihi Pinto Fryman, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Syte.ai

Daniel Cohen, General Partner, Viola Ventures (Moderator)

Track 2

AR, VR and Advances in Product Visualization

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Brian Kavanagh, Senior Director, Retail Evolution, The Hershey Company

Mike Festa, Director, Wayfair Next, Wayfair

Adrienne McCallister, Director of Global AR/VR Partnerships, Google

Brian Lange, Host, FutureCommerce (Interviewer)

Track 3

The Retailer Perspective: Adapting to Changing Consumer Preferences

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Billy May, CEO, Sur La Table

Ken Worzel, President, Nordstrom.com, Nordstrom

Carrie Ask, EVP & President, Global Retail, Levi Strauss & Co.

Gilbert W. Harrison, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Financo, Chairman, Harrison Group, Inc. (Moderator)

Track 4

The Growth of Private Label

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Molly Langenstein, General Business Manager, Ready To Wear, Macy's, Inc.

Jan Wilmking, SVP Private Labels, Zalando SE, Zalando

Tim Zawislack, Head of Ecommerce, Delta Galil, USA

Laura Heller, Editor, Retail Dive (Moderator)

Track 5

Next Generation Loyalty

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Markus Pfruender, Global Director Data, CRM, Data-Driven Marketing, METRO AG

Tarang Sethia, Senior Director CRM & Loyalty, 7-Eleven

Cheryl Williams, Chief Information Officer, Wakefern Food Corp

Ken Fenyo, Head of Consumer Markets, Fuel By McKinsey, McKinsey & Company (Interviewer)

Track 6

Startups Revolutionizing the Retail Industry: Operational Excellence

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Elram Goren, Co-Founder & CEO, CommonSense Robotics

Ashwini Asokan, Founder & CEO, Vue.ai (A Mad Street Den Brand)

Christian Floerkemeier, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer & VP of Product, Scandit Inc

Heath Wells, Co-Founder & CEO, NuORDER

Sonal Gandhi, VP, Content Strategy, Shoptalk (Emcee)

5:45pm - 7:00pm
Exhibit Hall Reception
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Techtalks
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Retailers & Brands Dinner