Agenda

“Go Back to School at Shoptalk!”

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

Sunday — March 18, 2018

10:00am - 7:00pm
Registration & Badge Pickup
12:00pm - 1:45pm
International Welcome Brunch Q&A
Session 1:2:00pm - 2:40pm

Track 1:

Culture and Leadership for Retail Innovation

Track Room 1

Incubators, Accelerators and R&D

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Andreas Wuerfel, Director, Global Innovation Community, METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars

Matthieu Caloni, Strategy & Transformation VP, Galeries Lafayette Group

Dana Randall, Head of Innovation, Tapestry Inc

Anne Marie Stephen, Founder & CEO, Kwolia (Moderator)

Track 2:

Wharton@Shoptalk

Track Room 2

Interactive Q&A with Professors from The Wharton School: Part 1

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Barbara Kahn, Patty & Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

Pete Fader, Frances & Pei-Yuan Chia Professor, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

Krystina Gustafson, Content Director, Shoptalk (Emcee)

Track 3:

The State of Global Retail and Ecommerce

Track Room 3

Retail and Ecommerce Disruption in Latin America

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Paulo Correa, CEO, C&A Brazil

Sean Summers, SVP Marketplace, Mercado Libre

Juan Carlos Garcia, Global eCommerce & Omnichannel Director, Tiendas Elektra

Alberto Serrentino, Founder & CEO, Varese Retail (Interviewer)

Track 4:

Startup Pitch

Track Room 4

Emcee

Deborah Weinswig, Founder & CEO, Coresight Research


Judges

Ryan Broshar, Managing Director, Techstars

Sonya Brown, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

J. Skyler Fernandes, Managing Director of Investments, Cleveland Avenue

Beth Ferreira, Managing Director, FirstMark Capital


Presenting Companies

Flashfood | Flash Sales for Grocery Store Surplus

Teckst | Text Messaging Platform for Customer Service

Breinify | Time-Driven Customer Engagement

Glass-Media | Digital Storefronts

PopCom | Customer Intelligence for Kiosks and Vending Machines

Afresh Technologies | AI-Based Demand Prediction for Fresh Food

Track 5:

Grocerytalk: Overview

Track Room 5

Research and Market Insights for the Grocery Industry

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Lynne Gillis, Principal, Information Resources Inc.

Cooper Smith, Research Director, L2 Inc. (A Gartner Company)

Laurie Rains, Group VP, Retail Commercial Strategy, Nielsen

Patrick Walsh, Chief Business Development Officer, Food Marketing Institute (Emcee)

Session 2:2:45pm - 3:25pm

Track 1

Retailer-Startup Relationships

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Ruth Crowley, VP, Customer Experience Design, Lowe's

Maggie Winter, Co-Founder & CEO, AYR

Kevin Lavelle, Founder & CEO, Mizzen+Main

Ben Sun, Co-Founder & General Partner, Primary Venture Partners (Moderator)

Track 2

Interactive Q&A with Professors from The Wharton School: Part 2

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David Bell, Xinmei Zhang & Yongge Dai Professor, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

John Zhang, Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

Krystina Gustafson, Content Director, Shoptalk (Emcee)

Track 3

Retail and Ecommerce Disruption in Europe

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Max Wittrock, Co-Founder, mymuesli

Michael Truluck, CEO, La Redoute International, La Redoute

Roger Graells, MANGO Global Online Sales Director, MANGO

Wijnand Jongen, CEO, thuiswinkel.org (Interviewer)

Track 4

Presenting Companies

Engagement Agents | Retailer Marketing Platform for Shopping Centers

Viveat | Digital Identity for Products

EverThread | Dynamic Product Visualization

StoreDNA | Store Optimization Platform

Spoon Guru | AI-Based Search Engine for Food

TokyWoky | Customer-to-Customer Chat Platform

Track 5

Organizing for the Digital Transformation in Grocery

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Heather Kang, Global VP, Digital Commerce, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Omar N Haque, VP/GM & Head of eCommerce, Acelerada @ Bimbo Bakeries/Grupo Bimbo

John D'Anna, EVP Chief Strategic Officer, Brookshire Grocery Company

Patrick Walsh, Chief Business Development Officer, Food Marketing Institute (Interviewer)

Session 3:3:30pm - 4:10pm

Track 1

Adopting a Culture of Innovation: Attracting Talent and Organizing for Change

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David J. Katz, Chief Marketing Officer, Randa Accessories

David Wolfe, Co-Founder & CEO, Leesa Sleep

Matthew Hully, Head of Business Development, John Lewis Partnership Ventures

Martin Newman, Chairman, Practicology (Moderator)

Track 2

Interactive Q&A with Professors from The Wharton School: Part 3

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Professor Eric T. Bradlow, K.P. Chao Professor, Chairperson Wharton Marketing Department, The Wharton School

Michael Platt, PhD, James S. Riepe University Professor & Director, Wharton Neuroscience Initiative, The Wharton School

Krystina Gustafson, Content Director, Shoptalk (Emcee)

Track 3

Track Keynote: Industry Perspectives on Global Retail

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Ulric Jerome, CEO, MATCHESFASHION.COM

Diane Hoskins, FAIA, NCARB, Co-CEO, Gensler

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

Track 4

Presenting Companies

Hemster | Custom-Fit Service

Heuritech | AI-Based Predictive Analytics for Fashion

SHOP | Blockchain-Based Shopping Co-op

Track 5

Track Keynote: Grocery Leaders on the Future of the Industry

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Amin Maredia, Chief Executive Officer, Sprouts Farmers Market

Yael Cosset, Chief Digital Officer, The Kroger Co.

Diana Leza Sheehan, VP, Retail and Shopper Insights, Kantar Consulting (Interviewer)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hosted Retailers & Brands Program (Prescheduled Only)
4:10pm - 4:45pm
Break
5:00pm - 5:15pmGeneral Session Room
Opening Remarks

Anil D. Aggarwal, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Shoptalk

Simran Rekhi Aggarwal, Founder & President, Shoptalk

Zia Daniell Wigder, Chief Global Content Officer, Shoptalk

5:15pm - 5:35pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote: Macy’s Transformation – The Path to Growth

Jeff Gennette, CEO, Macy's, Inc.

5:35pm - 5:55pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote: Anytime, Everywhere.

Brian Cornell, CEO, Target

Bill Smith, Founder & CEO, Shipt

Oliver Chen, Managing Director, Cowen and Company (Interviewer)

5:55pm - 6:15pmGeneral Session Room
Keynote

Gianna Puerini, Vice President, Amazon Go, Amazon

Dilip Kumar, Vice President of Technology, Amazon Go and Amazon Books, Amazon

Jeffrey Dastin, Technology Correspondent, Reuters News (Interviewer)

6:15pm - 7:30pm
Shoptalk Welcome Reception (Exhibit Hall)