“Go Back to School at Shoptalk!”

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Wednesday — March 21, 2018

7:00am - 9:00am
8:00am - 9:00am
Hosted Retailers & Brands Program (Prescheduled Only)
9:00am - 9:15amGeneral Session Room
Closing Remarks
9:15am - 9:35amGeneral Session Room
Keynote: How AI Will Change the Way We Shop and Sell

Jan Pedersen, Chief Scientist, AI, eBay

Scott Cutler, SVP, Americas, eBay

9:35am - 9:55amGeneral Session Room
Keynote: Legacy Retailers: Thriving in an Omni Channel World

David Jaffe, Chairman & CEO, Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

9:55am - 10:15amGeneral Session Room
Keynote: Why Boxed Is In the Middle of The Multi-Billion Dollar Ecommerce Firestorm

Chieh Huang, CEO, Boxed

Session 1:10:20am - 11:00am

Track 1:

Deep Dive: Leading the Digital Transformation

Track Room 1

Organizing for the Future of Retail

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Noam Paransky, SVP of Digital, Gap Inc.

Sergio Caredda, Senior Director, HR Business Partner DTC EMEA, VF International

Heidi Zak, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, ThirdLove

Matt Truman, Co-Founder & CEO, True. (Moderator)

Track 2:

Deep Dive: Innovations in the Supply Chain

Track Room 2

Track Keynote: Startups Transforming Supply Chain and Logistics

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Ryan Petersen, Founder & CEO, Flexport

Tobin Moore, Co-Founder & CEO, Optoro

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

Track 3:

Deep Dive: AI in Retail

Track Room 3

Track Keynote: Understanding the AI Revolution

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Babak Hodjat, Co-Founder & CEO, Sentient

Krystina Gustafson, Content Director, Shoptalk (Emcee)

AI, Autonomous Vehicles and the Last Mile

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Brian K. Walker, Managing DIrector, Commerce Strategy, Accenture Interactive

Daniel Laury, CEO, udelv, Inc.

Krystina Gustafson, Content Director, Shoptalk (Emcee)

Track 4:

Deep Dive: New Market Opportunities

Track Room 4

Meeting the Demands of Today's Health and Wellness-Conscious Consumer

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Dan Smith, General Manager, ASICS Digital

Michael Wystrach, Co-Founder & CEO, Freshly

Nick Vlahos, CEO, The Honest Company

Eurie Kim, General Partner, Forerunner Ventures (Moderator)

Session 2:11:05am - 11:45am

Track 1

Hiring and Attracting Digital Talent

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Richard Ambler, Head of Business Development, JLP Ventures, John Lewis Partnership

Lisa Kauffman, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Perry Ellis International

Kathy Vrabeck, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Lockie Andrews, Managing Director & CEO, Catalyst Consulting (Interviewer)

Track 2

Track Keynote: New Transportation Technologies

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Dan Lewis, Co- Founder & CEO, Convoy

Carl W. Asmus, President of FedEx Cross Border, FedEx

Priya Anand, Reporter, The Information (Interviewer)

Track 3

Top AI Use Cases in Retail: Understanding the Opportunity for Your Business

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Frank V. Scorpiniti, CEO, Earth Fare

Tracy DiNunzio, Founder & CEO, Tradesy

Ashvin Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO, Tophatter

Maha Ibrahim, General Partner, Canaan (Interviewer)

Track 4

Reaching Shoppers Across International Borders

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Pooja Sethi, VP & GM, International & Outlet, Old Navy

Pouya Boland, Co-Founder & CEO, Chiquelle

Matt Guffey, VP of Global Industry Segments, UPS

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

Session 3:11:50am - 12:30pm

Track 1

Culture and Leadership

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Nadia Boujarwah, Co-Founder & CEO, Dia&Co

Dave Finnegan, Customer Experience Officer, The Orvis Company

Shanna Tellerman, Founder & CEO, Modsy

Lauren Freedman, SVP Digital Strategy & Chief Merchant, Astound Commerce (Moderator)

Track 2

Politics and the Future of "Made in America"

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Terry Pearce, Co-Founder & Interim CEO, Purple Innovation, Inc.

Robert D'Loren, Chairman & CEO, Xcel Brands

Kate Richard, SVP of Brand & Creative, ALEX AND ANI

Edward Hertzman, Founder, President, Sourcing Journal (Moderator)

Track 3

How AI Will Impact the Retail Organization and Workforce

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Lisa Bougie, GM, Stitch Fix Women, Stitch Fix

Sahal Laher, Chief Digital Officer & Chief Information Officer, DXL Group

George Babu, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Kindred

Bernardine Wu, CEO, FitForCommerce (Moderator)

Track 4

Creating Brands for New Generations: Reaching Gen Z and Millennials

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Ryan Babenzien, Founder & CEO, Greats

Daniel Landver, CEO, Digital Brand Products

Julie Gerola, VP & GM for Digital Marketing & Operations, Marvel Entertainment

Steph Wissink, Managing Director, Jefferies (Moderator)

12:30pm - 2:00pm