The Retail Analytics Council and Platt Retail Institute present the second annual Retail Robotics and AI Conference, which will take place on April 11-12, 2019, at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston, IL (next to the Northwestern University campus). The Conference will focus on implementing and executing retail AI strategies, as well as exploring emerging trends in retail robotics. Presentations by leading academics and retailers include:

  • U.S.-China Retailers, Consumer Trends, and AI
  • Observations on the State of Retail Technology and AI
  • How to Implement a Retail Analytics Function
  • Advanced Analytics in Customer-Centric Strategies
  • AI Use Cases
  • Emerging AI Tech
  • Data Privacy
  • Robots in Retail Competition Presentations
  • Robust Perception for Robotics Systems
  • Intelligent Robotic Process Automation
  • Current Retail Robot Applications and Benefits
  • Future Retail Robot Applications

Attendance is open to retailers by invitation only and is limited to 150 participants. This includes Retail Analytics Council Advisory Board members, C-level executives, academics, and leaders in the industry. The format is educational, knowledge advancement-based, with many opportunities to interact with the presenters and attendees. The Conference offers a unique opportunity to participate in the devlopment of the retail industry’s research and technology through interaction with academics and professionals by means of expert panel discussions.

 

ROBOTS IN RETAIL COMPETITION

New to the Conference in 2019.

Interested firms are invited to apply for consideration. Judges will select those firms that offer significant, breakthrough use of robotics to create unique, relevant, and value-creating solutions for retailers. Winners will be invited to present at the Conference to the senior-level retailer audience of 150 individuals.

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RETAIL ATTENDEES (among others)

  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Canadian Tire
  • Claire’s
  • Finish Line

  • GameStop
  • Google
  • Hong Kong Shanghai Bank
  • Kroger
  • Macy’s
  • Sears
  • Tractor Supply
  • Ulta Beauty

EVENT SPEAKERS

DR. MARTIN BLOCK

Executive Director, Retail Analytics Council, and Professor, Northwestern University

CARL CERESOLI

Chief Technology Officer, Pacers Sports and Entertainment

NITIN CHATURVEDI

Global Managing Dir., Retail Sales & Operations, Google

CARI COVENT

VP, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation, Canadian Tire Corporation

JEFF DONALDSON

CEO, Intriosity, and former CIO, GameStop

MARTIAL HEBERT

Director, Robotics Institute and Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

ANDRA KEAY

Managing Director and Founder, Silicon Valley Robotics

SEAN MACCARTHY

Executive Director of Global Analytics and Store Segmentation, Claire’s

ROBERT MILLS

EVP, Chief Technology, Digital Commerce and Strategy Officer, Tractor Supply

DR. JOHN OSTREM

CEO and Co-Founder, AvatarMind

STEVEN KEITH PLATT

Research Director, Retail Analytics Council and Director and Research Fellow, Platt Retail Institute

DIANE RANDOLPH

Chief Information Officer, ULTA Beauty

WESLEY RHODES

VP of Technology Transformation, Kroger Corporation

TIM ROWLAND

CEO, Badger Technologies

MATTHEW SEITZ

Head of Retail Insights and Analytics, Google

STEVEN SHEINER

Vice President, Brain Corporation

CHRIS STEPHENS

VP Data Technology, American Eagle Outfitters

AJ SUTERA

EVP, Chief Information and Technology Office, Finish Line

CHARLOTTE TSOU

Sr. VP, Regional Head of Analytics & CRM, HSBC

DAQING ZHAO

Director of Advanced Analytics, Macy's

SPONSORS

DIAMOND SPONSOR
PLATINUM SPONSOR
CONFERENCE RECEPTION SPONSOR

AGENDA

8:00-9:00am

Breakfast & Registration

9:00-9:15am

Introduction to the Conference

9:15-10:30am

U.S.-China Retailers, Consumer Trends, and AI

10:30-10:45am

Break

10:45am-12:00pm

Observations on the State of Retail Technology and AI

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00-1:45pm

How to Implement a Retail Analytics Function

1:45-2:30pm

Advanced Analytics in Customer-Centric Strategies

2:30-3:00pm

Break

3:00-4:00pm

AI Use Cases

4:00-5:00pm

Emerging AI Tech

5:00-5:15pm

Summary

5:30-6:30pm

RAC Lab and Campus Tour

7:00-10:00pm

Conference Reception

8:00-9:00am

Breakfast

9:00-9:15am

Introduction to Day Two

9:15-10:30am

Data Privacy

10:30-10:45am

Current Retail Robot Applications and Benefits

10:45am-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00-2:00pm

Robots in Retail Competition

2:00-2:45pm

Robust Perception for Robotics Systems

2:45-3:00pm

Break

3:00-3:45pm

Intelligent Robotic Process Automation

3:45-4:45pm

Future Retail Robot Applications

4:45-5:00pm

Conference Concluding Remarks

+ Thursday, April 11

8:00-9:00am

Breakfast & Registration

9:00-9:15am

Introduction to the Conference

9:15-10:30am

U.S.-China Retailers, Consumer Trends, and AI

10:30-10:45am

Break

10:45am-12:00pm

Observations on the State of Retail Technology and AI

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00-1:45pm

How to Implement a Retail Analytics Function

1:45-2:30pm

Advanced Analytics in Customer-Centric Strategies

2:30-3:00pm

Break

3:00-4:00pm

AI Use Cases

4:00-5:00pm

Emerging AI Tech

5:00-5:15pm

Summary

5:30-6:30pm

RAC Lab and Campus Tour

7:00-10:00pm

Conference Reception

+ Friday, April 12

8:00-9:00am

Breakfast

9:00-9:15am

Introduction to Day Two

9:15-10:30am

Data Privacy

10:30-10:45am

Current Retail Robot Applications and Benefits

10:45am-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00-2:00pm

Robots in Retail Competition

2:00-2:45pm

Robust Perception for Robotics Systems

2:45-3:00pm

Break

3:00-3:45pm

Intelligent Robotic Process Automation

3:45-4:45pm

Future Retail Robot Applications

4:45-5:00pm

Conference Concluding Remarks