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Breakout Sessions

What ifs.

It’s time to turn those big ideas into reality. Our five session tracks are timely, comprehensive, and presented by industry experts. Get the tactical information you need to launch a new program, implement new technology and increase customer engagement.

Breakout sessions are available to full-conference attendees.

Sunday, January 15

10:15 - 10:45am

10:15 - 10:45am
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1
President
The Center For Client Retention
@RichardRShapiro

10:45 - 11:30am

10:45 - 11:30am
Hall E, Room 1E 14, Level 1
Chairman
JGA
@JGA_Inc.
CEO and T-Shirt Folder
Fleurty Girl
@FleurtyGirl
President and CEO
Sundance Holdings Group, LLC
@sundancecatalog
President and CEO
Destination XL Group, Inc.
@destinationxl
10:45 - 11:30am
Hall A, Room 1A 10, Level 1
CEO and Founder
OAK
@htcypher
Co-Founder and CEO
Touch of Modern
@TouchofModern
Dir., Digital and Retail IT
Arcadia Group Ltd.
CEO and Co-Founder
Branding Brand
10:45 - 11:30am
Hall E, Room 1E 07, Level 1
Director
Retail Connections
@weconnectretail
General Manager, Customer Transactions, Data and Marketing
Shell Retail
10:45 - 11:30am
Hall E, Room 1E 16, Level 1
Executive Vice President and General Manager
ShopStyle
@MelissaMia
Head of Strategic Planning, The Zoo
Google
@Aposner
Former SVP, Communities and Executive Director, Shop.org
Transformational Business Strategies
@VMCantrell

11:00 - 11:45am

11:00 - 11:45am
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1
Co-Founder
Hella Cocktail Co.
@jomareepinkard
President and Founder
Ernest Supplies
@cafarelli
Sweet Chief and Owner
Robin's Candy
@robinscandy
EVP and General Manager, Global Marketing
American Express

12:00 - 12:30pm

12:00 - 12:30pm
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1
VP, Information Security
Domino's

12:45 - 1:15pm

12:45 - 1:15pm
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1
Small Business Regional Director, North America
Facebook
@kshappley

1:15 - 1:55pm

1:15 - 1:55pm
Hall A, Room 1A 10, Level 1
CEO
Eataly US
@NicolaFerinetti
Chairman
FIRAE
@maxvolpe
President
Elizabeth Arden
Dir., Human Resources
Cia. Hering
1:15 - 1:55pm
Hall E, Room 1E 16, Level 1
SVP, Direct-To-Consumer & Omnichannel
True Religion Apparel, Inc.
@jhazen2727
Principal
Ernst & Young
@Dukecoffee
VP, Retail and Partnerships
WithMe
@shopwithme
Business Development Manager, Retail & Entertainment Vertical Business
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
@SamsungUS
1:15 - 1:55pm
Hall E, Room 1E 07, Level 1
Dir., Insight
WGSN
@wgsn
CEO
Trash is for Tossers and The Simply Co.
@Trashis4Tossers
Founder and Creative Director
Zero Waste Daniel
@zerowastedaniel
Founder
Metawear/Under The Canopy
@marcizaroff
1:15 - 1:55pm
Hall E, Room 1E 14, Level 1
Co-Founder and Principal
ColorJar
@speakerjeff
CEO and Co-Founder
MODABOX
@Mymodabox
Co-Founder and CEO
Thursday Finest
@thursdayfinest
Founder and CEO
Obsess
@obsessVR
Co-Founder and CEO
Trendalytics
@TheKarenMoon
Co-Founder
Claire

1:30 - 2:00pm

1:30 - 2:00pm
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1
President, CTO and Co-Founder
Unity Marketing
@pamdanziger
Founder
Beekman 1802
@beekman1802boys

2:15 - 2:55pm

2:15 - 2:55pm
Hall E, Room 1E 14, Level 1
CEO and Co-Founder
Orchard Mile
@OrchardMile
CEO
Point 93
@arnd_the_World
Head of Marketplace Optimization Advanced Development
Uber
2:15 - 2:55pm
Hall A, Room 1A 10, Level 1
CEO and Co-Founder
Boxed Wholesale
@astrochieh
CEO and Founder
RocksBox
@myrocksbox
Founding Partner
Signia Venture Partners
@zawthet
Managing Director
SignalFire
2:15 - 2:55pm
Hall E, Room 1E 16, Level 1
Editor-in-Chief
InternetRetailing
@ianjindal
President and U.S. CEO
Sweaty Betty
@sweatybetty
Group Head of Multichannel
Hammerson
@hammersonplc
2:15 - 2:55pm
Hall E, Room 1E 07, Level 1
President, Research and Strategy
PSFK
@scottlachut
Founder and President
PSFK
@piers_fawkes

Monday, January 16

10:15 - 11:00am

10:15 - 11:00am
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1
Founder and Managing Director
XRC Labs
@ptanthos
Founder
Loomia
@loomiaco
Co-Founder
RightHand Robotics
VP, New Technology Group
Intel
@nycsf
CMO
Sentient
@SentientDAI

11:15 - 12:00pm

11:15 - 12:00pm
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1
Senior Partner
McMillanDoolittle
@neilstern1
Managing Partner
Eataly
@adamsaper
GM, Stores
SONOS

12:15 - 1:00pm

12:15 - 1:00pm
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1
EVP, Brand, Strategy and Design
WD Partners
@LeePeterson_WD

1:15 - 2:00pm

1:15 - 2:00pm
Hall E, Room 1E 14, Level 1
Senior Partner, North American Practice Director
Kurt Salmon US, Inc.
@KSRetail
CMO and CSO
Cabela's
1:15 - 2:00pm
Hall A, Room 1A 10, Level 1
Consumer Online Officer
General Motors - OnStar
Global Chief Creative Officer
IBM Corporation
SVP, Business Development and Platform Partners
Glympse
@TimoBauer
Global Creative Director
IBM iX
@adkrim
1:15 - 2:00pm
Hall E, Room 1E 16, Level 1
Managing Partner
Retail Systems Research
@KilcoRSR
CEO
ModiFace
@modiface
1:15 - 2:00pm
Hall E, Room 1E 07, Level 1
Partner
OC&C Strategy Consultants
@BalchandAnita
Chief Digital and Marketing Officer
Sainsbury's Argos
@bbod

2:15 - 3:00pm

2:15 - 3:00pm
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1
Chairman and Chief Creative Officer
FITCH
@FITCHdesign

2:30 - 3:00pm

2:30 - 3:00pm
Hall E, Room 1E 07, Level 1
Chief Global Economist
Deloitte Research
@deloitte
2:30 - 3:00pm
Hall E, Room 1E 14, Level 1
Senior Vice President
S Group
@IlkkaAlarotu
EVP, Marketing and Digital Commerce
HSN
Director
Retail Connections
@weconnectretail
Co-Founder and CEO
Food52
@amandahesser
CEO
Endource Limited
@endource
2:30 - 3:00pm
Hall E, Room 1E 16, Level 1
SVP, Marketing, eCommerce, and Corporate Development
Abercrombie and Fitch
VP, Strategy and Ecosystem
IBM Global Consumer Industry
@FightOn_CWong
SVP, Marketing, E-Commerce and Distribution
Helzberg Diamonds

Tuesday, January 17

10:15 - 11:00am

11:15 - 12:00pm

11:15 - 12:00pm
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1
Principal and Co-Founder
Shook Kelley
Author, Two Turns From Zero
Senior Master Instructor, SoulCycle
@staceygnyc

12:15 - 1:00pm

12:15 - 1:00pm
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1
EVP, Brand, Strategy and Design
WD Partners
@LeePeterson_WD

1:15 - 2:00pm

1:15 - 2:00pm
Hall A, Room 1A 10, Level 1
Founder
SWSI: Smart Women Smart Ideas
@heidielehmann
Chief of Technology and Research, Manufacture NY
Host, Fashion Geeks
@amandajparkes
Founder and CEO
Wondermento
@thebetsy4
Founder and CEO
Remodista
@remodista
Founder and President
Living in Digital Times
@robinr
Founder and CEO
Ringly
@getringly
1:15 - 2:00pm
Hall E, Room 1E 16, Level 1
CEO
evolve24
@evolve24
Senior Manager, Social and SEO
Select Comfort Corporation/Sleep Number
@sleepnumber
SVP and CMO
Select Comfort Corporation/Sleep Number
@sleepnumber
1:15 - 2:00pm
Hall E, Room 1E 07, Level 1
SVP, Operations and Insights
StellaService
Dir., Guest Education Centre
lululemon athletica
1:15 - 2:00pm
Hall E, Room 1E 14, Level 1
VP, Loyalty and Personalized Marketing
Walgreens
@Walgreens
Managing Director
emnos, USA
@RonOrgiefsky
Dir., Supplier Direct Marketing
Walgreens

2:15 - 3:00pm

2:15 - 3:00pm
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1
Senior Partner
McMillanDoolittle
@neilstern1
GM, Stores
SONOS
Co-Owner
Kellogg's NYC
General Manager
Kellogg's NYC

2:30 - 3:00pm

2:30 - 3:00pm
Hall E, Room 1E 07, Level 1
Founder and CEO
Export Now
@hellofranklavin
VP, IT Enterprise Systems
Fossil Group
@Fossil
Business Manager, UK & International Growth
Waitrose
@waitrose
2:30 - 3:00pm
Hall E, Room 1E 16, Level 1
Principal
Silicone Waves
@SiliconWaves
Sr. Dir., Global Customer Experience and Logistics Technology Strategy
GAP Inc.
@GapInc