Retail Robotics & AI Conference

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.

More information about the conference, including the agenda and how to request an invitation, will be published here as well as on the PRI website.

RAC Executive Development Program

The annual RAC Executive Development Program, held at Northwestern University, highlights cutting-edge research from an international panel of leading retail executives and researchers, with a focus on developing retailing intelligence for today’s dynamic retailing environment. The 2017 program, “Using Technology, Data and Retail Analytics to Optimize Retail Success,” was held on September 9. 

The Executive Development Program format involves the presentation of research case studies and discussions around emerging areas of interest, with an emphasis placed on attendee interaction. Information about the 2018 program will be posted on this page when it is available.