The Retail Analytics Council and Platt Retail Institute announce the first Retail Robotics & AI Conference, which will take place April 26, 2018, at Northwestern University’s San Francisco campus, 44 Montgomery St.

The conference will focus on emerging applications, advanced analytics, and industry trends. Presentations by leading academics and practitioners include: Deep Learning Natural Language Understanding Techniques; Data Applications and Effectuators; Robot Panel Presentations; a Global Retail Perspective; and a panel on Retailers and their Robots, among others. Attendance is by invitation only, and is limited to 110 participants. This includes RAC Advisory Board members, C-level executives, academics, and leaders in the industry. The format is classroom style, with many opportunities to interact with the presenters and attendees. The event offers a unique opportunity to participate in the advancement of the retail industry’s research and technology through interaction with academics and professionals by means of expert panel discussions.

 


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Retailers, academics, retail analysts, technologists, and others interested in the current and future implications of robotics and artificial intelligence in the retail industry. This conference is open to retailers by invitation only.

 

CONFIMED SPEAKERS

  • Martin Block, Executive Director, Retail Analytics Council, and Professor, Integrated Marketing Communications Department, Northwestern University
  • Jeff Burnstein, President, the Association for Advancing Automation
  • Jeff Donaldson, CEO, Intriosity, and former SVP, GameStop
  • Clive Humby, Chief Data Scientist, Starcount and Founder, Dunnhumby
  • Rose Haft, CEO, Lumenora
  • Kristian J. Hammond, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University
  • Martial Hebert, Director, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Andra Keay, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics
  • Mark Matthews, Vice President, Research Development & Industry Analysis, National Retail Federation
  • Steven Keith Platt, Research Director, Retail Analytics Council, and Director and Research Fellow, Platt Retail Institute
  • Chad Stiernagle, Senior Director, Automated Retail, Best Buy
  • Mike Tamir, Takt Chief Data Science Officer, UC Berkeley
  • Martin Wild, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group (Germany)

ATTENDEES (among others)

  • American Eagle
  • Family Dollar
  • Google
  • Kroger
  • Levi Strauss
  • Sephora
  • Tractor Supply

 

AGENDA

Coming soon. Check back for updates.

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