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2018 Agenda

7:00 - 4:30pm 1067

7:00 - 4:30pm 1067
River Pavilion, Level 4
The NRF Clubhouse is open to all attendees and has something for everyone. Need to sit? There are chairs, lots of them. Hungry? There are concessions and snacks. Phone need a charge? Plugs and chargers galore. You won't want to miss it... learn more

8:15 - 8:45am 1062

8:15 - 8:45am 1062
Special Events Lobby, Level 1

8:45 - 9:00am 1087

8:45 - 9:00am 1087
Hall E, Level 1
Terry J. Lundgren
Executive Chairman
Macy's, Inc.

9:00 - 9:30am 1087

9:00 - 9:30am 1087
Hall E, Level 1
In a constantly shifting retail environment, traditional brands must push the envelope to stay relevant. Join James Curleigh, President of Levi’s, as he proves brands can inject innovation and creativity all while staying true to... learn more
James
President
Levi's Brand
@LeviStraussCo

9:30 - 10:15am 1087

9:30 - 10:15am 1087
Hall E, Level 1
Hear entrepreneurs from STORY, &pizza, Maveron, Museum of Ice Cream, and Beauty Pie discuss building strong brands and transforming the consumer experience. This panel of brilliant retail entrepreneurs will share thoughts on retail... learn more
Marcia Kilgore
Beauty and Footwear Entrepreneur
Beauty Pie and Soaper Duper
@marciakilgore
Michael Lastoria
Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director
&pizza
@__lastoria
Dan Levitan
Co-Founder and General Partner
Maveron
@Levitan
Rachel Shechtman
Founder & CEO
STORY
Manish Vora
Co-Founder
Museum of Ice Cream
@manishvora18

10:30 - 11:00am 1072

10:30 - 11:00am 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
10:30 - 11:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Learn what it means to make 'payments fit life' versus 'life adjusting to payments'. FIS, a leading payments and loyalty solutions provider, will discuss omni-channel tactics and how payments drives the connectedness... learn more
Dan Peacock
VP, Product Strategy
FIS Global
10:30 - 11:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
The moment of truth for all companies is the transaction. That’s what everything leads up to. Yet, 72.8% of online retail shoppers abandon their carts before purchase - a number that spiked to 75% on the holiest of days in retail,... learn more
Peter Basile
VP of Product
Applause
10:30 - 11:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
We will discuss managing inventory & assets, discuss using M2M connectivity & communications to drive data, analytics & learning, managing warranties, uptime, and maintenance.  Plus, an overview of brand protection,... learn more
Kevin Bradshaw
Sales Manager and Business Development, Americas
Denso ADC
10:30 - 11:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
What if you could double your online revenue? Find out how top global brands bridge the gap between online stores and brand sites - using content to supercharge eCommerce.
Soeren Stamer
CEO and Co-Founder
CoreMedia AG

10:30 - 11:00am 1082

10:30 - 11:00am 1082
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
With the rise of omnichannel retail, cutting-edge technology is proving to be not only beneficial, but critical in shaping the future. Join Pano Anthos, Managing Director of XRC Labs, and his hand-picked panel as they discuss and showcase... learn more
Pano Anthos
Founder and Managing Director
XRC Labs
Moderator
Michelle Bacharach
Co-Founder and CEO
FindMine
@findmineUS
Joe Jensen
VP and GM, Retail Solutions Division
Intel Corporation
@joejensenintel
Marco Mascorro
CEO
Fellow Robots
@mascobot
Bernd Schoner
Co-Founder and CEO
DeepMagic
@berndschoner

10:30 - 12:00pm 1627

10:30 - 12:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
Supply Chain Radio features weekly conversations on cloud technology, collaborative networks, and supply chain innovation with insights from the industry's most well-versed professionals. Topics include supply chain visibility, finance... learn more
10:30 - 12:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3

10:30 - 12:30pm 1067

10:30 - 12:30pm 1067
Room 1B 04, Level 1
Separate registration required. Open to retailers only. EXPO Tours can be purchased when you register for NRF 2018 or through the dashboard after registration has been completed. NRF 2018 will feature four unique EXPO tour experiences... learn more

10:30 - 4:30pm 1067

10:30 - 4:30pm 1067
EXPO Hall, Level 1 and 3
240,000 sq. ft. | 500+ exhibitors | 75+ sessions | 4 tours Explore innovative retail technologies, learn about groundbreaking solutions and get ready to transform your business!
10:30 - 4:30pm 1067
Innovation Lab, Level 4
The Innovation Lab will feature 3 unique areas highlighting different products, technologies and topics that will transform the retail experience tomorrow, and beyond. See what you'll experience at the Innovation Lab. 1. Emerging... learn more

10:45 - 11:30am 1097

10:45 - 11:30am 1097
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
QVC outlines the importance of IT and the Business working together to solve key challenges facing many retailers.
Mary Campbell
Chief Interactive Experience Officer
QVC Group
Todd Sprinkle
Chief Digital Officer
QVC Group

10:45 - 11:30am 1102

10:45 - 11:30am 1102
Hall A, 1A 10, Level 1
Global retail leaders weigh in on building a comprehensive strategy for a digital-first company, and prove why a structure and process that support digital optimization may be more important than the technology itself.
Alberto Serrentino
Founding Partner
Varese Retail
Moderator
Flavio Dias
Chief Digital Officer
Via Varejo
Matteo Molon
Head of eCommerce & CRM
Calzedonia Group
10:45 - 11:30am 1102
Hall A, 1A 06, Level 1
Join GDR Creative Intelligence founder, and trend expert, Kate Ancketill, as she recommends successful strategies to keep up with the constantly evolving customer mindset. Concepts include solutions and technologies currently working like... learn more
Kate Ancketill
CEO and Founder
GDR Creative Intelligence
@kateancketill
10:45 - 11:30am 1102
Hall A, 1A 22, Level 1
Building brand loyalty can be especially tricky in today's competitive retail environment. While establishing repeat long-term customers is important, more critical is the relationship a consumer grows with a brand over time. Learn... learn more
Barbara Thau
Contributing Retail Writer
Forbes
Moderator
Ellen Latham
Co-Founder & Partner
Orangetheory Fitness
@orangetheory
David Oh
Chief Product Officer & Head of Growth
FabFitFun
@davidyoh

11:30 - 12:00pm 1082

71% of business leaders surveyed in the CGI Client Global Insights Report cite rising customer expectations as their number one concern. Meeting these expectations is extremely challenging in the face of relentless technological innovation... learn more
Jean-Baptiste Branquart
VP, Retail
CGI
@Jbbranquart
David Cost
VP, eCommerce and Digital Marketing
Rainbow Apparel Co.
@davidcost
Scott Emmons
Director and Founder, Innovation Lab
The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.
@scottaemmons
Gianni Rino
Global Industry Lead, Retail and Consumer Services
CGI
@giannirino

11:30 - 12:30pm 1072

11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Hear from real world commerce and marketing professionals on how they are challenging the status quo, championing change, and evolving with today’s customer.  Learn how to define what long-term success looks like for your... learn more
John Allen
Chief Technology Officer
Missguided
Anthoula Madden
Chief Digital Officer
pladis Global
John McCoy
Digital Giants Host/Industry Value Lead for Digital Transformation
SAP
Evan Neufeld
VP, Intelligence
L2, Inc.
11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Hear from a panel of your peers on how to power the future of retail by successfully adopting cloud & other next-gen services. Topics include: • Ensure 5-star digital experiences-online, in-store, across devices-with complete... learn more
Hansang Bae
CTO
Riverbed
Patrick O'Leary
Vice President Technical Infrastructure
Southeastern Grocers
Darren Wood
Tech Innovator
Foodstuffs North Island Limited
11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
Get an inside look into the seven deadly sins of retail impacting your business and brand today. Daymon CEO Jim Holbrook will lead the charge in explaining how to overcome these cardinal sins to keep pace with the competitive retail... learn more
Jim Holbrook
CEO
Daymon
11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
Retail is a very competitive environment. That's why Coca-Cola and Walmart joined together via Tableau to share more data, build more trust, and strengthen the relationship. Learn how these companies work together to share information... learn more
Doug Waller
Director, Shopper Insights
Coca-Cola

11:30 - 12:45pm 1062

11:30 - 12:45pm 1062
Special Events Lobby, Level 1
Open to attendees with a Full Conference Pass. Recharge and refuel with lunch on us before heading into the remainder of the day. 

11:30 - 1:30pm 1062

11:30 - 1:30pm 1062
Outside South Concourse (above Hall E), Level 2
Recharge and refuel with lunch from a variety of NYC food trucks. Food Truck Alley is located outside the South Concourse on Level 2 of the Javits Center.

12:00 - 12:30pm 1627

12:00 - 12:30pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
Lighthearted and boisterous, Beauty Is Your Business (“BIYB”) features discussions inspired by recent news, useful in-depth interviews with industry notables, and commentary about virtually anything in between, making insights... learn more

12:00 - 1:00pm 1627

12:00 - 1:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
TheCurrent Innovators is a podcast about the leaders pushing the boundaries of lifestyle industries. Hosted by Liz Bacelar and Rachel Arthur, each episode is a frank conversation about challenges and opportunities faced by innovators... learn more

12:30 - 1:00pm 1082

To build a true omnichannel experience, the customer journey must be viewed from all aspects. In this session, learn how top retailers are using augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and/or machine learning to power unique advances... learn more
Seth Webb
Managing Director
Tusk Ventures
@tuskventures
Moderator
James Connell
VP, eCommerce and Marketing
Roots
@jhconnell @rootscanada
Gordon Lanpher
Sr. Director, Digital Innovation
Adidas

12:30 - 1:00pm 1627

12:30 - 1:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
Brick & Data podcast is all about retail news, analytics, and tech. We cover trending news of the week, surface game changer technologies, and explore how retailers are surviving and thriving.

1:00 - 1:30pm 1072

1:00 - 1:30pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
1:00 - 1:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
The retail industry is rapidly changing with a renewed focus on optimizing operations to drive compelling customer experiences. Learn how Splunk customers are integrating machine data and real-time analytics to operate on critical... learn more
Shawn Ahmed
Sr. Dir., Business Analytics
Splunk
1:00 - 1:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
The Visual Store converges physical and digital retailing to create experiential moments tailored to customers’ shopping occasions, or Storeytelling. Learn how 3D VR and AR enriches your visual merchandising & your customers... learn more
Martin Block
Executive Director
Northwestern Retail Analytics Council
Rick Chavie
CEO
Enterworks
Jan A. Hanussek
Founder & CEO
Strategix
Philippe Loeb
VP, CPG-RETAIL
Chez Dassault Systemes
1:00 - 1:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Rally House transitioned from one centralized warehouse to 61 store warehouses. Learn how they reduced stock outs by offering real-time inventory visibility to store personnel, increased SKUs available online by 4X and significantly... learn more
Bob Carver
VP, Cloud Inventory Solutions
DSI
1:00 - 1:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Retailer DAVIDsTEA was founded on the idea of community, where tea brings people together. To create genuine customer relationships across digital channels and in over 200 stores, DAVIDsTEA uses a customer data platform. With deep customer... learn more
Omer Artun
CEO
AgilOne
Catherine LaPorte
Head of Marketing
DAVIDsTEA

1:00 - 3:00pm 1067

1:00 - 3:00pm 1067
Room 1B 04, Level 1
Separate registration required.  Open to retailers only.  EXPO Tours can be purchased when you register for NRF 2018 or through the dashboard after registration has been completed. NRF 2018 will feature four unique EXPO tour... learn more

1:15 - 2:00pm 1097

1:15 - 2:00pm 1097
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Retailers are turning to new technology companies – and strategic partnerships – to differentiate their customer experience off-site/out-of-store. Handy is the national leader for in-home installation (working with Wayfair and... learn more
Steven Bertoni
Senior Editor
Forbes Media
@StevenBertoni
Moderator
Steve Case
Chairman and CEO
Revolution
@SteveCase
Oisin Hanrahan
Co-Founder and CEO
Handy
@oisinhanrahan
Tobin Moore
Co-Founder and CEO
Optoro
@optoroinc

1:30 - 2:00pm 1082

1:30 - 2:00pm 1082
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
In an ever-evolving retail environment, innovation is paramount for companies to stay relevant in the market. Take a deep dive with Pano Anthos, Managing Director of XRC Labs, as he returns to the stage with a panel to discuss how... learn more
Pano Anthos
Founder and Managing Director
XRC Labs
Moderator
Joel Bar-El
CEO
Trax Technology Solutions
Francis Bitonti
CTO and Co-Founder
LexSet
Asaf Shapira
Founder and CEO
Mystor-E
@asafshapira
Sam Vasisht
CMO
magia.ai

1:30 - 2:00pm 1627

1:30 - 2:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
TheCurrent Innovators is a podcast about the leaders pushing the boundaries of lifestyle industries. Hosted by Liz Bacelar and Rachel Arthur, each episode is a frank conversation about challenges and opportunities faced by innovators... learn more

1:30 - 3:00pm 1627

1:30 - 3:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
American Fashion Podcast is a fashion show for fashion people, diving deep into the designing, making, and selling of garments and accessories in long-form interviews with people at all levels and in all corners of the business. It has... learn more

2:00 - 2:45pm 1072

2:00 - 2:45pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
2:00 - 2:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
Retail marketers, brands and advertisers come learn about a new and infrastructure-free way to capture all department, aisle, and category engagements of in-store shoppers to measure to-the-shelf attribution, missed conversions for... learn more
Michael Housholder
Head of Coursa Retail Business
TDK-InvenSense
2:00 - 2:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
With 2 major deployments underway and the Euroshop 2017 Award for Best Customer Experience, Automated Product Search is being heralded as a breakthrough in the merging of retail with the digital world. Leslie Hand, VP IDC and Charles... learn more
Leslie Hand
VP, IDC Retail Insights
IDC
Charles Jackson
Deputy CEO
Pricer
2:00 - 2:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Key retail, customer and technology trends are rapidly impacting the retail model and retailers need to adapt to new customer journeys, disruptive technologies and operating models. This session will identify these trends and share... learn more
Greg Griffiths
Vice President
Windstream
Rory Hudson
VP of Information Technology
Zumiez
Jeffrey Neville
Vice President
BRP
2:00 - 2:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Tom Keiser, COO, Zendesk, will explore the recent trends that modern retail customers expect from customer service today. He'll look at the power of personalization and context, brand trust and authenticity, and highlight how VP of... learn more
Bernie Gessner
VP, Global Customer Care and Retail Operations
Fossil Group
Tom Keiser
COO
Zendesk

2:00 - 3:00pm 1627

2:00 - 3:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
In the Conversational Commerce podcast, Editor Corinne Ruff breaks down the biggest retail news and trends through conversations with executives, thought leaders and members of the Retail Dive team.

2:15 - 2:45pm 1097

2:15 - 2:45pm 1097
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Consumers have embraced direct-to-consumer brands and their ethos. Hear from two veterans in this arena who continuously rethink how their businesses can make consumers -and canines, happy using nimble tactics and a razor-sharp focus on... learn more
Sarah Halzack
Retail columnist, Bloomberg Gadfly
Bloomberg
@sarahhalzack
Moderator
Chieh Huang
CEO and Co-Founder
Boxed Wholesale
@Astrochieh
Henrik Werdelin
Co-Founder
BARK, Makers of BarkBox
@werdelin

2:15 - 2:45pm 1102

2:15 - 2:45pm 1102
Hall A, 1A 06, Level 1
Technology is increasingly connecting individuals, communities and industries, with major implications for how retailers find and engage consumers. Join Luna Bar and Mogul, the world’s no. 1 platform for millennial women, for a... learn more
Tiffany Pham
Founder & CEO
Mogul
@tiffanytpham
Moderator
Ritu Mathur
Director, Brand Marketing
LUNA BAR
@LUNAbar
2:15 - 2:45pm 1102
Hall A, 1A 10, Level 1
Using hot-off-the-press research and innovative examples, the Ebeltoft Group, GS&MD - Gouvêa de Souza and Sonae Group, a leading retail conglomerate from Portugal, will share what it means to use services to be truly considered... learn more
Marcos Gouvêa de Souza
General Director
GS&MD Group
Moderator
Tiago Simões
Head of Marketing
Sonae
2:15 - 2:45pm 1102
Hall A, 1A 22, Level 1
How can local market insights shape the global success of your people and your products? Starbucks and Invest Industrial (owner of Aston Martin and Sergio Rossi) will share their method and their vision for international digital prowess.
Massimo Volpe
General Manager
Retail Institute Italy
Moderator
Carlo  Privitera
Partner, Technology and Digitalization
Investindustrial
Shawn Sweeney
Vice President, Digital Experiences
Starbucks

2:30 - 3:00pm 1062

2:30 - 3:00pm 1062
Special Events Lobby, Level 1

2:30 - 3:15pm 1082

2:30 - 3:15pm 1082
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
The Retail Design Institute returns to the stage with an expert view of new NY stores. A virtual tour, led by NY Chapter President Ray Ehscheid, will visit the neighborhoods and districts that position New York as the must-see retail... learn more
Ray Ehscheid, RDI
Dir., Client Services, Retail and Financial Services Sectors
IA Interior Architects
@rayehscheid
Paul Loux
SVP, Store Design
SEPHORA
Maria Giulia Maramotti
Dir., North American Retail and Global Brand Ambassador
Max Mara

3:00 - 3:30pm 1072

3:00 - 3:30pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
3:00 - 3:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
As much of the retail press around the world today highlights shrinking store counts, T-Mobile is bucking the trend and dramatically growing their retail footprint. In this session, Sarah Osmer, VP of Retail Go to Market &... learn more
Tom Erskine
CMO, SVP Product
One Door
Sarah Osmer
VP, Retail-Go-to Market & Merchandising
T-Mobile
E. Y. Snowden
CEO
One Door
3:00 - 3:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
In today's multi-channel customer environment, retailers are challenged with the task of connecting supply and demand in the face of increasing unpredictability. But companies that cultivate technology-powered integration between... learn more
Ed Majors
Principal
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Preeti Pincha
Engagement Manager
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Ben Pivar
Vice President, Retail IT
Carter's Oshkosh B'gosh
3:00 - 3:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Flexport is the freight forwarder for modern logistics teams. In this session, Flexport CRO Ben Braverman will interview a Flexport client about how technology can empower supply chain professionals to be more proactive, strategic, and... learn more
Ben Braverman
Chief Revenue Officer
Flexport
Kimberly Murtaugh
Sr. International Logistics Analyst
GP Cellulose, LLC
3:00 - 3:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
In retail, learning has never been more critical. Teams need continuous training to stay on the cutting-edge of customer service and experience. Attend this talk to learn why companies like Sears, Buckle, The Walking Company, and Barnes... learn more
Michael Martin
Chief Learning Officer
Litmos by CallidusCloud

3:00 - 3:30pm 1087

3:00 - 3:30pm 1087
Hall E, Level 1
Amid the ever-changing face of retail, efforts to adapt and evolve in this new environment are not only being met, but gaining solid momentum. Walmart is leading the charge. In order to evolve with consumers’ shifting preferences,... learn more
Matthew Shay
President and CEO
National Retail Federation
Moderator
Doug McMillon
President and CEO
Walmart

3:00 - 4:00pm 1627

3:00 - 4:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
On the Business Building Rockstars Show host Nicole Holland invites successful entrepreneurs into the hotseat for frank and unscripted discussions about what it really took for them to reach Rockstar status. Business owners and... learn more

3:00 - 4:30pm 1627

3:00 - 4:30pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
Material Is Your Business takes a deep dive into material science with materials expert Stephanie Benedetto (Queen of Raw) and manufacturing expert and founder of Save the Garment Center Samanta Cortes (Samanta's Platform), along with... learn more

3:30 - 4:00pm 1087

3:30 - 4:00pm 1087
Hall E, Level 1
What once was a brick and mortar-driven business has shifted to an industry thriving in a digital space driven by technology. Reshaping the way a brand is built, how an audience is attained and influenced, tech is revolutionizing the... learn more
Jennifer Jolly
Nationally Syndicated Tech-Life Columnist
New York Times, USA Today, Today Show, Techish.com (personal blog)
@JenniferJolly
Moderator
Tyler Haney
Founder and CEO
Outdoor Voices
@Ty_Haney
Linda Kirkpatrick
Executive Vice President, Market Development, U.S.
Mastercard
Marne Levine
COO
Instagram
@Instagram

3:45 - 4:30pm 1062

3:45 - 4:30pm 1062
EXPO Hall
Sip on refreshing drinks while networking and discussing industry trends with exhibitors on the EXPO floor.

4:00 - 4:30pm 1627

4:00 - 4:30pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
Reinventing Retail looks at the retail industry's future through interviews that explore emerging retail technology, shifting consumer demands, and the increasing importance of the shopper experience.

5:30 - 7:00pm 1062

5:30 - 7:00pm 1062
Marriott Marquis, 8th and 9th Floors
Join us as we officially kick off the 2018 NRF Big Show. Network with industry peers while overlooking Time Square from a perspective most people only dream of. Registration available onsite. Open to all attendees; badge required.... learn more

6:00 - 8:00pm 1077

6:00 - 8:00pm 1077
Mastro’s Steakhouse
Top off the opening of NRF 2018 by joining us for an exclusive networking event at Mastro’s Steakhouse. Enjoy classic hors d’oeuvres and refreshing cocktails at this upbeat Midtown restaurant while watching the NFL playoffs and... learn more

6:00 - 5:30pm 1067

6:00 - 5:30pm 1067
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
2019 Space Selection Room 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | EXPO Hall, Level 3, behind Big Ideas Room 4 Coat Check 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM | Hall A, Level 1 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM | Hall D, Special Events Lobby, Level 1 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM | 2D (near FedEx... learn more

7:00 - 5:00pm 1067

7:00 - 5:00pm 1067
River Pavilion, Level 4
The NRF Clubhouse is open to all attendees and has something for everyone. Need to sit? There are chairs, lots of them. Hungry? There are concessions and snacks. Phone need a charge? Plugs and chargers galore. You won't want to miss it... learn more

8:00 - 8:30am 1062

8:00 - 8:30am 1062
Special Events Lobby, Level 1

8:30 - 10:00am 1087

8:30 - 10:00am 1087
Hall E, Level 1
Monday morning at NRF 2018 will feature three highly accomplished women with unique backgrounds through successive moderated fireside chats.  8:30-9:00am: Beth Comstock on transforming corporate culture through disruption and... learn more
Jo Ling Kent
Correspondent
NBC News
Moderator
Ali Velshi
MSNBC Anchor and Business Correspondent
NBC News and MSNBC
Moderator
Gunther Bright
EVP/GM, Merchant Services – U.S.
American Express Company
@AmericanExpress
Beth Comstock
Former Vice Chair
General Electric
Helena Foulkes
Executive Vice President, CVS Health
President, CVS Pharmacy
Arianna Huffington
Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
Founder, The Huffington Post

9:00 - 9:30am 1627

9:00 - 9:30am 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
NRF's podcast features unfiltered, insightful conversations with the industry’s most interesting people. Hear retail executives, industry experts, entrepreneurs and influencers discuss trends, their career stories and the future... learn more

9:00 - 10:30am 1627

9:00 - 10:30am 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
Pop Fashion is a top-rated show on Apple Podcasts with weekly discussions on fashion, retail, business, trends, and fashion crime.

9:00 - 5:00pm 1067

9:00 - 5:00pm 1067
EXPO Hall, Level 1 and 3
240,000 sq. ft. | 500+ exhibitors | 75+ sessions | 4 tours Explore innovative retail technologies, learn about groundbreaking solutions and get ready to transform your business!
9:00 - 5:00pm 1067
Innovation Lab, Level 4
The Innovation Lab will feature 3 unique areas highlighting different products, technologies and topics that will transform the retail experience tomorrow, and beyond. See what you'll experience at the Innovation Lab. 1. Emerging... learn more

9:15 - 10:00am 1072

9:15 - 10:00am 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
9:15 - 10:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
Ian Hutchinson, Samsung’s lead for Pop-Up store solutions, is joined by industry experts to discuss the power of connected spaces in retail, and how pop-up store, scanning, mobile, and POS technologies use real-time analytics to... learn more
Ian Hutchinson
Lead for Pop-ups
Samsung Electronics America
Sucharita Kodali
Vice President, Principal Analyst
Zach Overton
VP, Customer Experience and GM, Samsung 837 and Galaxy Studios
Samsung
Ana Pelucarte
Co-Founder & Head of Strategy and Business Development
Pop Up Mob
9:15 - 10:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
Join CB4 Co-Founder Irad Ben-Gal, visiting professor of analytics at Stanford, and a special guest in discussing Artificial Intelligence's impact in the retail space. We'll discuss applications for operations and merchandising... learn more
Irad Ben-Gal
Co-Founder & Active Chairman
Stanford University/C-B4
9:15 - 10:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
As retailers rapidly deploy omnichannel fulfillment, how can branded manufacturers keep up? Consumers expect the same buying experiences from manufacturers and retailer, but can be disappointed. Brands must offer buyers the fulfillment... learn more
Jim Ferolo
VP, Digital and Marketing Technologies
Maui Jim
Jennifer Sherman
SVP, Product and Strategy
Kibo
Francesco Stagno d’Alcontres
UX Designer
Maui Jim
9:15 - 10:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Come hear how retailers like The Home Depot and Walmart have reinvented channel experiences to revolutionize how customers engage.  Omnichannel strategies such as endless aisle and marketplace are critical to ensuring a positive... learn more
Simon Rodrigue
Co-Founder
Instant Teas

9:30 - 11:30am 1067

Separate registration required.  Open to retailers only.  EXPO Tours can be purchased when you register for NRF 2018 or through the dashboard after registration has been completed. NRF 2018 will feature four unique EXPO tour... learn more

10:00 - 10:30am 1627

10:00 - 10:30am 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
NRF's podcast features unfiltered, insightful conversations with the industry’s most interesting people. Hear retail executives, industry experts, entrepreneurs and influencers discuss trends, their career stories and the future... learn more

10:15 - 11:00am 1072

10:15 - 11:00am 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
10:15 - 11:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Retail has been turned on its head in the last few years. But with every crisis comes an opportunity. Hear stories of companies that have responded with progressive modifications to store, hyper-local data, better supply chain, AI-driven... learn more
Stephen Laughlin
VP and GM, Global Consumer Industry
IBM Corporation
10:15 - 11:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
Discover how RFID is becoming the foundation for a successful digital strategy in today’s transforming retail landscape.
Marco Andre Cuhna
Supply Chain Director
SONAE
Tsvetan Dimitrov
Senior Manager, Business Solutions
Adidas Group
Bill C. Hardgrave Ph.D.
Vice President
Auburn University
Francisco Melo
VP and General Manager, Global RFID
Avery Dennison
10:15 - 11:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
You know your destination. But, how do you get there? Leaders from top retail brands share insights and Cisco’s CIO weighs in on leading IT during the largest transformation in his company’s history. You will change how you... learn more
Guillermo Diaz
SVP and CIO
Cisco
Kathryn Howe
Retail Industry Senior Advisor
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Robert Massie
Sr. Dir., Enterprise and Store Systems
Dollar General
Michael Wojcik
VP, Enterprise Technology Svcs
Panera Bread
10:15 - 11:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
Come listen to a panel of top retail executives from J.C. Penney, Dillard's, Total Wine & More and others talk about how they are using digital signage and other digital media tools to communicate with and influence both Customers... learn more
Sahir Anand
Managing VP, Research & Strategy
EnsembleIQ Research Solutions
John Jordan
SVP, Customer Experience
Total Wine and More
Mike Tippets
VP, Digital Media
Hughes

10:30 - 11:00am 1082

10:30 - 11:00am 1082
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
According to Credit Suisse and Fung Global Retail and Technology, between 6,700 and 8,600 retail stores will have closed in 2017 – an all-time record. Retailers must increase foot traffic or close their doors. Led by Anne Marie... learn more
Anne Marie Stephen
CEO and Founder
Retail Innovation Lounge and kwolia
Moderator
Jason Breazeale
Sr. Manager, Innovation
Ahold Delhaize
Brian Kavanagh
Sr. Dir., Insights Driven Performance and Retail Evolution
The Hershey Company
Mike Luzzi
Dir., Global IT Innovation
PepsiCo

10:30 - 11:15am 1097

10:30 - 11:15am 1097
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Two of the top thinkers in next gen retail and commerce talk about how to build an innovation lab that nurtures true innovation. Lori Flees of Walmart’s Store No. 8 and Scott Friend of Bain Capital Ventures discuss the importance... learn more
Scott Friend
Managing Director
Bain Capital Ventures
@sfriend37
Moderator
Lori Flees
SVP, Next Gen Retail & Principal Store No 8
Walmart
@Walmart

10:30 - 11:15am 1102

10:30 - 11:15am 1102
Hall A, 1A 10, Level 1
While profit may be the goal of most retailers, these companies are proving people are more important. Discover why these brands are actively involved in the betterment of their communities and the keys to becoming a retailer that makes an... learn more
Anne D'Innocenzio
National Retail Writer
The Associated Press
@ADInnocenzio
Moderator
Marc Brown
Senior Vice President, Store Operations
The Home Depot
Jim
Philanthropist & Owner
Gallery Furniture
Dave Schneider
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Red Wing Shoe Company
@dave_schneider
10:30 - 11:15am 1102
Hall A, 1A 06, Level 1
There are two sides to every story. And while the media coverage on retail is starting to shift, much of the focus is still on the negative. Hear the latest WD Partners research on the status of the retail industry, fresh methods that... learn more
Lee Peterson
EVP, Brand, Strategy and Design
WD Partners
@LeePeterson_WD
10:30 - 11:15am 1102
Hall A, 1A 22, Level 1
International experts with deep retail experience from the likes of Amazon and Walmart uncover the secrets of global retail. 
David Marcotte
Senior Vice President Strategic Advisory Services
Kantar Retail, WPP
@KantarRetail
Moderator
Juan Carlos Garcia
Director, Global eCommerce & Omnichannel
Grupo Elektra
@jcgs68
Martin Urrutia Islas
Head Retail Innovation, Retail Experiences
The Lego Group

10:30 - 12:00pm 1627

10:30 - 12:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
The Retail Exchange, in association with Retail Focus magazine, is a dedicated retail podcast series. Each episode sees senior thinkers from the world of retail come together to discuss key issues affecting the industry, while 'The... learn more

11:30 - 12:00pm 1082

To build a true omnichannel experience, the customer journey must be viewed from all aspects. Omnichannel is about more than just existing on every channel; it's about ensuring the customer is provided a seamless experience. Learn how... learn more
Seth Webb
Managing Director
Tusk Ventures
@tuskventures
Moderator
Vikrum Aiyer
Head of Public Policy & Strategic Communications
Postmates
@vikrumaiyer
Christopher McCrae
Manager, Retail Logistics, CISD
Wakefern Food Corp
Nick Saunders
SVP, Sales & Marketing
Quiet Logistics
@QuietLogistics

11:30 - 12:00pm 1627

11:30 - 12:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
NRF's podcast features unfiltered, insightful conversations with the industry’s most interesting people. Hear retail executives, industry experts, entrepreneurs and influencers discuss trends, their career stories and the future... learn more

11:30 - 12:30pm 1072

11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
From digital experiences that make shopping fun and rewarding to intelligent systems that provide deep insights and personalization, find out how Microsoft is transforming the future of retail by combining the latest innovations around... learn more
Toni Townes-Whitley
Corporate Vice President of Industry
Microsoft
11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Find out how 40k shoppers rate global brands on CX, NPS, and reputation in the new ForeSee Experience Index. We’ll provide data-driven insights for getting CX right and reveal: Winners and losers in retail CX Customer needs across... learn more
Eric Feinberg
VP, Marketing
ForeSee
11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
The digital revolution has created significant opportunities for retailers of all sizes. Yet becoming the digital hero of your organization, hinges on your ability to transform your customers’ experiences to build loyalty, reduce... learn more
Elsom Eldridge
National Sales and Marketing Director
Boy Scouts of America, Supply Group
Peter Sheldon
VP of Strategy
Magento Commerce
11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
This new survey demystifies price and promotion with insight on how shoppers respond to price increases during competitive stock-outs, select where to shop and respond to spot offers. Learn what drives their retailer loyalty, online and in... learn more
George Lawrie
Vice President and Principal Analyst
Forrester Research
Luke Rauch
Senior Director, U.S. Insights
Walgreens
Cheryl Sullivan
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Revionics

11:30 - 12:45pm 1062

11:30 - 12:45pm 1062
Special Events Lobby, Level 1
Open to attendees with a Full Conference Pass. Recharge and refuel with lunch on us before heading into the remainder of the day. Sponsors:

11:30 - 1:30pm 1062

11:30 - 1:30pm 1062
Outside South Concourse (above Hall E), Level 2
Recharge and refuel with lunch from a variety of NYC food trucks. Food Truck Alley is located outside the South Concourse on Level 2 of the Javits Center.

12:00 - 1:00pm 1077

The hour-long discussion will include a look back at the 2017 holiday season, expectations for 2018 and top economic trends in retail and consumer sentiment. Open to press and analysts only.
Jack Kleinhenz
Chief Economist
National Retail Federation
Gad Levanon
Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board
Brian Nagel
Managing Director and Senior Analyst
Oppenheimer & Co, Equity Research

12:30 - 1:00pm 1082

Innovation ultimately doesn’t begin with new technology -- it begins by having the right foundation in place to implement and utilize that technology. Join our retail panel as they share their experiences on building those... learn more
Neil Stern
Senior Partner
McMillanDoolittle
Moderator
Dale Christensen
SVP, Marketing
Behr Process (Paint), a Masco Subsidiary
Emily S. Culp
CMO
KEDS
Marti Eulberg
Dir., Brand Management
Sonic Automotive
@EchoPark

12:30 - 2:00pm 1627

12:30 - 2:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
The Glossy Podcast is a half-hour, no-holds-barred conversation about how technology is transforming the fashion, luxury and beauty industries with the people making change happen in the space. Featured guests discuss the challenges of... learn more

12:30 - 2:30pm 1067

12:30 - 2:30pm 1067
Room 1B 04, Level 1
Separate registration required.  Open to retailers only.  EXPO Tours can be purchased when you register for NRF 2018 or through the dashboard after registration has been completed. NRF 2018 will feature four unique EXPO tour... learn more

12:30 - 3:30pm 1077

12:30 - 3:30pm 1077
North Concourse, Level 2
Open to Retailers with a Full Conference Pass. Connect with technology startups and develop cutting edge solutions for your business during this unique networking opportunity. Through private, 15 minute, pre-scheduled meetings, discover... learn more

12:45 - 1:15pm 1072

12:45 - 1:15pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
12:45 - 1:15pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Join DMI and Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) for a conversation about how a traditional agricultural company is taking a customer-first approach to reimage how wine is discovered, purchased and experienced for the company’s portfolio of... learn more
Jeremy Gilman
SVP, Strategy, Brand and CX Innovation
DMI
Andrea Gonzalez
Global IT Manager, Commerce and Experiences
Treasury Wine Estates
12:45 - 1:15pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Learn how to elevate the shopping experience, increase sales, and improve the service with mobile apps for store associates. Featuring Ambles Kwok, VP at Indigo Books and Music, Bernadine Wu, CEO at FitForCommerce, and Scott Adel, VP... learn more
Scott Adel
VP, Retail Excellence
Tulip
Kathy Kimple
Vice President
FitForCommerce
Ambles Kwok
VP, Technology and Digital Innovation
Indigo Books and Music
Bernardine C. Wu
CEO
FitForCommerce
12:45 - 1:15pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
Learn how retailers like Babies R Us and Adidas are bringing customers back to the store through appointment scheduling while increasing staff efficiencies and creating a positive customer experience.
Glenn Shoosmith
CEO and Founder
BookingBug
12:45 - 1:15pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
Understanding customers behavior in today’s retail world is table stakes. Yet many retailers struggle to derive truly meaningful insights from the plethora of data they have. Learn how to effectively analyze all of your data in a... learn more
Jon Katzur
VP, Product
1010data
Tony Palladino
SVP, Global Insights Platform
1010data
Brendan Witcher
Vice President / Principal Analyst, Digital Business Strategy
Forrester Research

1:00 - 1:30pm 1627

1:00 - 1:30pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
NRF's podcast features unfiltered, insightful conversations with the industry's most interesting people. Hear retail executives, industry experts, entrepreneurs and influencers discuss trends, their career stories and the future of... learn more

1:15 - 2:00pm 1097

1:15 - 2:00pm 1097
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Your business is only as strong as your supply chain. Join Spencer Fung, Group Chief Executive Officer of Li & Fung, to discover the key to building an effective and successful digital foundation for your company.
Phil Wahba
Senior Retail Writer
Fortune Magazine
@philwahba
Moderator
Spencer Fung
CEO
Li & Fung
@spencertfung

1:30 - 2:00pm 1082

1:30 - 2:00pm 1082
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
It appears that the “future” looks the same for everyone. But, if everyone is busy chasing the same future, how is any retailer going to differentiate, disrupt and ultimately win? Join Jeremy Duimstra (CEO, MJD Interactive),... learn more
Jeremy Duimstra
Co-Founder and CEO
MJD
Moderator
Brandon Avery
Creative Managing Director
FRCH

1:30 - 2:30pm 1072

1:30 - 2:30pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
1:30 - 2:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Join us for an engaging panel discussion featuring executives from Advance Auto Parts and Chico’s FAS! These retailers will explain how analytics powers their omnichannel strategy, helping them understand and deliver what customers... learn more
Ashish Bharara
SVP
Advanced Auto Parts, Inc.
Daniel Newman
Principal Analyst
Futurum Research
Elpida Ormanidou
VP Advanced Analytics and Testing
Chicos FAS
1:30 - 2:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
In an effort to exceed customer expectations, billions of dollars are being spent on training store associates to deliver exceptional service. The average associate spends 53.8 hours ‘training' per year, however a shocking 71% of... learn more
Andrew Calomino
Sr. Retail Training Manager
Bell Canada
Carol Leaman
President & CEO
Axonify
Chad McIntosh
VP, LP and Risk Management
Bloomingdale's
Patric Meyer
Learning & Engagement Developer
Festival Foods
1:30 - 2:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
If you are a retailer looking to have a significant competitive advantage, learn how to enable predictive technologies for the best chance of understanding what the customer wants and how to forecast inventory to meet those needs. This use... learn more
John Chancellor
Sr. Professional Service Manager
CDW
Link Simpson
Senior Manager, Connected Solutions
CDW
Adrian Woodrup
Practice Lead, IoT and Analytics
CDW UK
1:30 - 2:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Learn from leaders how to unleash the potential of your enterprise workforce. Session topics include challenges in hourly engagement, experiential learning, transformative communication, internal crowdsourcing of labor, digital workplace... learn more
Stewart MacDonald
Head of Simpler Stores
Target Australia
Andrew Myers
COO
Target Australia
Paul Wyatt
SVP, Selling Support Services
Macy's, Inc.
Mike Zorn
VP, Workplace Strategy
WorkJam

2:00 - 2:30pm 1627

2:00 - 2:30pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
NRF's podcast features unfiltered, insightful conversations with the industry’s most interesting people. Hear retail executives, industry experts, entrepreneurs and influencers discuss trends, their career stories and the future... learn more

2:00 - 3:30pm 1627

2:00 - 3:30pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
Women in Retail Talks, Women in Retail Leadership Circle's official podcast, is designed for enterprise-level women in the retail industry who crave the knowledge and insights needed to stay successful in today's fast-paced... learn more

2:15 - 3:00pm 1097

2:15 - 3:00pm 1097
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Ten years ago, the media and publishing industry faced a similar challenge to retail’s current evolution and battled the false narrative of a "dying industry." Hear relevant and topical lessons from top executives at... learn more
Michael Clinton
President, Marketing, Publishing Director
Hearst Magazines
@macclinton
Joanna  Coles
Chief Content Officer
Hearst Magazines
@JoannaColes

2:15 - 3:00pm 1102

2:15 - 3:00pm 1102
Hall A, 1A 22, Level 1
Get to know retailers from around the world and discover the key to profitable success. 
Ira Kalish
Chief Global Economist
Deloitte
Ian McGarrigle
Chairman
World Retail Congress
@IanMcGarrigle1
2:15 - 3:00pm 1102
Hall A, 1A 10, Level 1
Dive deeper into how AI is transforming the retail space, improving business operations and ultimately delivering more engaging customer experiences.
Deborah Weinswig
Managing Director
Fung Global Retail and Technology
@debweinswig
Moderator
Silvia Campello
President and COO
Cosabella
@shopcosabella
Chris McCann
CEO
1-800-FLOWERS.COM
Kris Miller
Chief Strategy Officer
eBay
@ebaynewsroom
2:15 - 3:00pm 1102
Hall A, 1A 06, Level 1
The traditional cycle of: add product, markdown, markdown again is being redefined. Hear from a trio of innovators from Brandable, b8ta and FitLogic on how technology and partnership is reinventing the store; how developing products for... learn more
Corinne Ruff
Editor
Retail Dive
Moderator
Oliver Bogner
Founder & CEO
Brandable
@oliver_bogner
Cricket Lee
Founder & CEO
Fitlogic
@fitlogic
Kevan Wilson
General Manager, Retail Partnerships
b8ta

2:30 - 3:15pm 1082

2:30 - 3:15pm 1082
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
What ethical issues should retailers and developers consider when they combine and deploy the power of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technology? This panel will discuss both the promises and pitfalls of advanced retail technology... learn more
Daniel Hodges
CEO
Consumers in Motion Group
Moderator
Anindya Ghose
Heinz Riehl Chair Professor of Business
NYC Stern School of Business
@aghose
Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
Dir., Ethics Initiative
MIT Media Lab
Francesca Rossi
AI Ethics Global Leader, Distinguished Research Staff Member
IBM Research AI

3:00 - 3:30pm 1062

3:00 - 3:30pm 1062
Special Events Lobby, Level 1

3:00 - 3:45pm 1072

3:00 - 3:45pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
3:00 - 3:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
The terms “artificial intelligence”, “machine learning”, “predictive analytics” have probably appeared in your favorite news feed more so this year than ever before. There’s no denying these... learn more
John Andrews
CEO
Celect
Vivek Farias
CTO
Celect
3:00 - 3:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
See how retail transforms through tailored planning & analytics. This session offers insight from iconic retailers who selected a decision-making platform to unify planning & analytics for its departments & brands. View a short... learn more
Walter Emma
Planning Solutions Manager
Kering
Michael Talbott
Global Product Director
BOARD International
3:00 - 3:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Hear from leading retailers who are embracing the digital transformation with innovative workforce management technology, and learn how Kronos helps solve complex labor challenges to support the evolution of employee engagement and the... learn more
Kathy Kearney
AVP, Payroll and Benefit Accounting
Costco Wholesale
Steve Mironov
VP, Store Operations
Dick's Sporting Goods
3:00 - 3:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
In-store merchandising is critical to COTY’s growing beauty business. When executed, displays generate significant sales. In this session, learn how COTY is using powerful new IoT data from Shelfbucks to actively improve retail... learn more
Erik McMillan
Founder and CEO
Shelfbucks
Karen Van Dongen
VP, Sales - CVS
COTY Inc.

3:00 - 5:00pm 1067

3:00 - 5:00pm 1067
Room 1B 04, Level 1
Separate registration required.  Open to retailers only.  EXPO Tours can be purchased when you register for NRF 2018 or through the dashboard after registration has been completed. NRF 2018 will feature four unique EXPO tour... learn more

3:30 - 4:15pm 1087

3:30 - 4:15pm 1087
Hall E, Level 1
There is a transformation happening in the way people shop today and how retailers are using innovative mobile technologies to empower their employees and create more engaging customer experiences in stores, apps and on the web. The... learn more
Jennifer Bailey
Vice President, Internet Services, Apple Pay
Apple
Blaine Hurst
President & CEO
Panera Bread
@BlaineHurst
Ed Macri
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Wayfair
@Wayfair

3:30 - 4:30pm 1627

3:30 - 4:30pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
Retail Ramblings is for retail professionals looking to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing world of retail. Hosted by Chris Di Grazia and Victor Coscarella, Retail Ramblings explores the ups and downs in the retail industry and... learn more

4:00 - 4:45pm 1072

4:00 - 4:45pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
4:00 - 4:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Come and learn from leading IT and business leaders in retail about how they deploy and leverage AI and machine learning coupled with smart task management and analytics to competitively impact labor, inventory, profit and margin.
John Deane
CIO
Ascena Retail Group
Guy Yehiav
CEO
Profitect
Steve Zawlocki
Director, Store Technology & Selling Operations
Belk
4:00 - 4:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
Join us for a discussion with executives from leading retailers about how they are using cutting-edge data and experimentation to de-risk innovation and drive value. This session will be moderated by APT CEO Anthony Bruce, who was named by... learn more
Anthony Bruce
CEO
Applied Predictive Technologies, Inc.
Scott Glaser
SVP & CFO
Lane Bryant
Luke Rauch
Senior Director, U.S. Insights
Walgreens
4:00 - 4:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
Retail is undergoing fundamental changes but are you keeping up? Do you get real time updates from your phone? Are you shifting marketing spend throughout the day to take advantage of your most in-demand products? Find out how Stance, one... learn more
Josh James
Founder, CEO; Co-Founder, Omniture
Domo
Jeff Kearl
CEO
Stance
4:00 - 4:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Learn about how retailers are overcoming the challenges and realizing the benefits of an integrated omni-channel retail experience. Tapping into the results of research conducted among leading technology decision makers, the session will... learn more
David Krebs
Executive VP, Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices
VDC Research
Jeffrey Scott
CEO
Infinite Peripherals

4:00 - 5:00pm 1062

4:00 - 5:00pm 1062
EXPO Hall
Sip on refreshing drinks while networking and discussing industry trends with exhibitors on the EXPO floor. Sponsors:

4:30 - 5:00pm 1627

4:30 - 5:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
Each week, brothers Trent and Layton Kling release a new podcast covering the world of retail, including business developments, trends, and historical perspectives. Podcasts feature news summaries, interviews, and previews of industry... learn more

6:00 - 8:30pm 1077

SOLD OUT NRF 2018 is proud to host the Taste of Retail Networking Dinners, five exclusive networking dinners hosted at: The Hunt & Fish Club NYC, Park Avenue Restaurant, STK Midtown, Morton's the Steakhouse and The Palm Westside... learn more

6:00 - 5:30pm 1067

6:00 - 5:30pm 1067
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
2019 Space Selection Room 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | EXPO Hall, Level 3, behind Big Ideas Room 4 Coat Check 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM | Hall A, Level 1 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM | Hall D, Special Events Lobby, Level 1 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM | 2D (near FedEx... learn more

7:00 - 8:30am 1077

7:00 - 8:30am 1077
Hall A, 1A 22, Level 1
SOLD OUT  Education, networking and community - in this case focused on women working in, rocking, and running retail. Join us for an exclusive breakfast that will inspire, educate, and empower women in the retail industry. This... learn more
Shelley Zalis
CEO, The Female Quotient and Founder
The Girls' Lounge
Moderator
Michelle Peluso
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
IBM
@michelleapeluso
Shannon Schuyler
Chief Purpose Officer
PwC
@ShannonSchuyler
Tina Sharkey
CEO and Co-Founder
Brandless

7:00 - 5:00pm 1067

7:00 - 5:00pm 1067
River Pavilion, Level 4
The NRF Clubhouse is open to all attendees and has something for everyone. Need to sit? There are chairs, lots of them. Hungry? There are concessions and snacks. Phone need a charge? Plugs and chargers galore. You won't want to miss it... learn more

8:00 - 8:30am 1062

8:00 - 8:30am 1062
Special Events Lobby, Level 1

8:30 - 9:30am 1087

8:30 - 9:30am 1087
Hall E, Level 1
Join Scott Harrison, CEO of charity: water, and discover how the club promoter turned social entrepreneur is disrupting the way people and organizations think about giving back.
Scott Harrison
CEO & Founder
charity: water
@scottharrison

9:00 - 10:30am 1627

9:00 - 10:30am 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
Reinventing Retail looks at the retail industry's future through interviews that explore emerging retail technology, shifting consumer demands, and the increasing importance of the shopper experience.
9:00 - 10:30am 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
Retail Tech Podcast focuses on technologies used in online and offline retail by conducting interviews with executives of companies from all sides of the commerce equation. With over 70 interviews in a year, the podcast series is a source... learn more

9:00 - 5:00pm 1067

9:00 - 5:00pm 1067
EXPO Hall, Level 1 and 3
240,000 sq. ft. | 500+ exhibitors | 75+ sessions | 4 tours Explore innovative retail technologies, learn about groundbreaking solutions and get ready to transform your business!
9:00 - 5:00pm 1067
Innovation Lab, Level 4
The Innovation Lab will feature 3 unique areas highlighting different products, technologies and topics that will transform the retail experience tomorrow, and beyond. See what you'll experience at the Innovation Lab. 1. Emerging... learn more

9:15 - 10:00am 1072

9:15 - 10:00am 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
9:15 - 10:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
This session will feature two retailers who will cover how store engagement is key to not only sales conversion but omni-channel efforts. Woven into the presentation is how ShopperTrak helps retailers track and optimize engagement using... learn more
John Cavellini
Former Financial Analyst
Brian Field
Sr. Director, Advisory Services
Shoppertrak
Jonas Stillman
Dir., Retail Systems and Omni Channel Programs
Office Depot
9:15 - 10:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
ZoomSystems operates over 900 automated retail Shops across North America and Europe for iconic retailers and brands. Join David Popler, CRO of ZoomSystems, to learn about the state of automated retail for 2018, marketing value of... learn more
Rebecca Faulconer
ZoomSystems
David Popler
CRO
ZoomSystems
Gower Smith
Chairman & CEO, Co-Founder
Swyft, Inc.
9:15 - 10:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
The strategic role of Innovation in Retail is well known. The journey from Innovation Lab to mainstream with more matured, scalable and high velocity proposition is a tough game. The panel will focus on organization’s need to gear... learn more
Frank Grillo
CMO
Harte Hanks
Jeff Roster
VP, Retail Strategy
IHL Group
Hari Shetty
Global Head of Retail
Wipro Technologies
Bala Subramanian
Chief Digital Officer
BestBuy
9:15 - 10:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
IDC Retail Insights and Precima’s research of 200 food retailers and 3000 shoppers reveal that food retailers need to continue to adapt their omni-channel assortment practices to sustain a competitive advantage. Find out how... learn more
Greg Girard
Program Director, Merchandise Strategies
IDC Retail Insights
Graeme McVie
Chief Business Development Officer
Precima

9:30 - 10:15am 1087

9:30 - 10:15am 1087
Hall E, Level 1
How do cooperative efforts from external players lead to success in one of the most competitive retail markets of all time? Learn from a trio of leading companies how inspiration and out-of-the-We learn from a young age to “play... learn more
Martin Barthel
Head of Global Retail & eCommerce Strategy
Facebook
Jennifer Hyman
CEO and Co-Founder
Rent the Runway
Rod Sides
Vice Chairman & U.S. Leader, Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Practice
Deloitte LLP
@Deloitte

9:30 - 11:30am 1067

9:30 - 11:30am 1067
Room 1B 04, Level 1
Separate registration required.  Open to retailers only.  EXPO Tours can be purchased when you register for NRF 2018 or through the dashboard after registration has been completed. NRF 2018 will feature four unique EXPO tour... learn more

10:15 - 10:30am 1062

10:15 - 10:30am 1062
Hall E, Level 1

10:15 - 11:00am 1072

10:15 - 11:00am 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
10:15 - 11:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Modern retailers are transforming their in-store experience with technology. Hear first-hand how Cisco Meraki customers seamlessly leverage cloud-managed solutions to mitigate risk, lower operational costs, and defend from security... learn more
10:15 - 11:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Tap into best practices and learn how to reinvent gifting e-commerce to meet consumer expectations across all channels. Discover why leading merchants demand conversational design, accessibility compliance, purchase accelerators and other... learn more
Gerry Gilbert
Head of Product, Merchant Solutions
CashStar
Nate Smith
Head of Marketing
CashStar
John Weir
Business Development, Strategic Partner Management
Uber
10:15 - 11:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
Hibbett Sports, retailer since 1945, launched its first-ever ecommerce site in 2017. Hear how the retailer successfully launched an omnichannel strategy, including an on-demand OMS enabling inventory integration from 1,000+ stores; how... learn more
Steven Birdsall
Chief Revenue Officer
Radial
Bill Quinn
VP, Digital Commerce
Hibbett Sporting Goods
10:15 - 11:00am 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
The Amazon effect impacts retailers, regardless of size. Delivering best-in-class customer service and personalized shopping experiences is absolutely essential to thriving in today’s digital age.  A cloud-based Unified Commerce... learn more
Jim Barnes
CEO
Enspire Commerce

10:30 - 11:00am 1082

10:30 - 11:00am 1082
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
The fashion industry is as cutting edge with supply chain innovation as its apparel on the runways of New York, Paris and Milan. Karen Harvey, CEO of the Karen Harvey Consulting Group, lives and breathes retail fashion and has assembled an... learn more
Ben Alun-Jones
Co-Founder and Creative Director
Unmade
Kym Canter
CEO and Creative Director
House of Fluff
Karen Harvey
CEO, Karen Harvey Consulting Group
Founder, Fashion Tech Forum & INDX
Suzanne Lee
Chief Creative Officer
Modern Meadow
@ModernMeadow

10:30 - 11:15am 1087

10:30 - 11:15am 1087
Hall E, Level 1
Industry pioneers are forging new frontiers in digital transactions, bringing top consumers a new era of convenience, speed and security. Learn what the next generation of "cashless" payment platforms has in store for the retail... learn more
Jon Fortt
Squawk Alley Co-Anchor, Fortt Knox Host
CNBC
@jonfortt
Moderator
Karen Katz
President and CEO
The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.
Alfred Kelly
CEO
Visa
@VisaNews

10:30 - 12:00pm 1627

10:30 - 12:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
Brick & Data podcast is all about retail news, analytics, and tech. We cover trending news of the week, surface game changer technologies, and explore how retailers are surviving and thriving.
10:30 - 12:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
Fashion Is Your Business features useful in-depth interviews with industry leaders and innovators, a platform for business leaders to announce initiatives and milestones, and commentary about virtually everything in between. FIYB makes... learn more

11:15 - 11:45am 1087

11:15 - 11:45am 1087
Hall E, Level 1
Meet the man behind one of the most remarkable food start-ups to ever hit the market. Hear the Chobani founder and CEO’s personal story on immigrating to the US and growing what has become the country’s most popular yogurt... learn more
Terry J. Lundgren
Executive Chairman
Macy's, Inc.
Moderator
Hamdi Ulukaya
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Chobani
@hamdiulukaya

11:30 - 12:00pm 1082

11:30 - 12:00pm 1082
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
When it comes to fostering the digital economy, APIs play a key role by enabling diverse platforms, apps, and systems to connect and share data with each other. Join Visa and a panel of leading retailers for a conversation on how multi-... learn more
Chris Plunkett
Dir., Product Development
CMT Group
Matt Smith
VP, Platform Strategy
Visa

11:30 - 12:30pm 1072

11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Understanding the challenges of tablet mobility deployments and why mobility matters within retail can help shape both your brand perception and customer experience. Come learn about mobility trends within Retail and how to be successful.
Travis Hooper
VP, Product and Strategy
ArmorActive
11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
Labor management software is key to reach maximum ROI from a fully automated e-commerce omnichannel fulfillment center with waveless picking. LMS software, designed for automated systems, has the capability to utilize information from the... learn more
Mark Dickinson
Head of IT Solutions, North America
SSI Schaefer
Ron Kyslinger
SVP, Fulfillment & Automation
Walmart.com
11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Shoppers expect 1-to-1 experiences that are hard to deliver, despite the fact that we have access to more data than ever before. Get practical advice on how to wrangle 1st & 3rd party data, leverage AI, and deliver meaningfully... learn more
Jon Reily
VP, Commerce Strategy
SapientRazorfish
Steve White
VP, Commerce Strategy
SapientRazorfish
11:30 - 12:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
In the age of massive industry disruption, the fastest path to shopper success is AI. Hear how leading retail brands, like Design Within Reach, can deliver personalized, faster, and connected experiences to connect to shoppers in a whole... learn more
Shelley Bransten
SVP, Salesforce Industries, Retail
Salesforce
Nancy Darish
Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Commerce Cloud
Salesforce
Bethany Kemp
Vice President
Design Within Reach

11:30 - 12:45pm 1062

11:30 - 12:45pm 1062
Special Events Lobby, Level 1
Open to attendees with a Full Conference Pass. Recharge and refuel with lunch on us before heading into the remainder of the day. 

11:30 - 1:30pm 1062

11:30 - 1:30pm 1062
Outside South Concourse (above Hall E), Level 2
Recharge and refuel with lunch from a variety of NYC food trucks. Food Truck Alley is located outside the South Concourse on Level 2 of the Javits Center.

12:00 - 1:00pm 1077

Retail today is a vibrant industry but it is also one that is constantly evolving -- new stores are opening, new retail formats and technologies are changing the market. Driving much of this transformation is the consumer. Shifting... learn more
Laurence Haziot
Global Managing Director and GM, Worldwide Consumer Industries
IBM Corporation
@IBMIndustries
Mark Mathews
VP, Research Development and Industry Analysis
National Retail Federation
Phil Rist
EVP, Strategic Initiatives
Prosper Insights & Analytics
@philrist

12:30 - 1:15pm 1082

12:30 - 1:15pm 1082
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
How are today's brands and retailers leading with their purpose and differentiating themselves? Concepts like shoppable apartments, CPG brands becoming retailers, big-box stores introducing small formats, and in-store meditation space... learn more
Karen Voelker
Global Lead, Customer Innovation Network
Accenture
@AccentureRetail
Moderator
Rachel Mann
Dir., Offline Retail
MM.LaFleur
@mmlafleur
Ashley Sandall
Dir., Strategic Partnerships
Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
@CFDA

12:30 - 1:30pm 1627

12:30 - 1:30pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
Each week, brothers Trent and Layton Kling release a new podcast covering the world of retail, including business developments, trends, and historical perspectives. Podcasts feature news summaries, interviews, and previews of industry... learn more

12:30 - 2:00pm 1627

12:30 - 2:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
Total Retail Talks is for retail executives who crave the knowledge and insights needed to stay successful in today's fast-paced industry. Through engaging talks and focused interviews, listeners take away useful information and... learn more

12:30 - 2:30pm 1067

12:30 - 2:30pm 1067
Room 1B 04, Level 1
Separate registration required.  Open to retailers only.  EXPO Tours can be purchased when you register for NRF 2018 or through the dashboard after registration has been completed. NRF 2018 will feature four unique EXPO tour... learn more

12:45 - 1:15pm 1072

12:45 - 1:15pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
12:45 - 1:15pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Optimizing the timing, quantity, and types of promotions is key for retailers but doing it right is still a challenge today. Learn how to effectively analyze granular-level data by building “what if” scenarios to identify which... learn more
Silvia Lacayo
Director, Product Marketing
1010data
Samantha Rodriguez
Product Management
1010data
12:45 - 1:15pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
Learn more about POS in the Cloud with renowned industry expert Greg Buzek, President of IHL Group, who will present new research on cloud POS adoption. AWS will co-host this session and bring practical recommendations to retailers for... learn more
Ravi Bagal
Head, WW Business Development, Consumer Industries
Amazon Web Services
Greg Buzek
President
IHL Group
12:45 - 1:15pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
With greater competitive pressure on price and growth in eCommerce, retailers should no longer focus on measuring profitability using a gross margin benchmark. Learn about measuring retail performance with the metric that matters in the... learn more
Guru Hariharan
Founder and CEO
Boomerang Commerce
12:45 - 1:15pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
IWA, a leading provider of wine accessories, chose NetSuite to streamline processes and increase warehouse efficiencies. They extended NetSuite's reach with DSI's mobile-first supply chain apps to gain inventory visibility,... learn more
Ben Argov
President
IWA Wine Accessories
Bob Carver
VP, Cloud Inventory Solutions
DSI

1:15 - 1:45pm 1097

1:15 - 1:45pm 1097
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Alibaba is synonymous with eCommerce in China and beyond. But few understand how dramatically the company is altering the physical retail environment in China with its digital expertise. Join Lee McCabe, VP & GM of North America at... learn more
Lee McCabe
VP, North America
Alibaba Group
@leemccabe

1:30 - 2:00pm 1627

1:30 - 2:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
Retail Ramblings is for retail professionals looking to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing world of retail. Hosted by Chris Di Grazia and Victor Coscarella, Retail Ramblings explores the ups and downs in the retail industry and... learn more

1:30 - 2:10pm 1082

Led by Scott Silverman, Principal, Scott Silverman Associates and former director of Shop.org, this session will examine how search tools can lead to an improved customer experience and a better bottom line. Learn from powerhouse companies... learn more
Scott Silverman
Principal
Scott Silverman Associates
@scottsilverman
Moderator
Michael Haswell
Dir., Global Business Development, Retail & Shopping
Google, Inc.
Amy Vener
Retail Vertical Strategy
Pinterest
John Xiao
Senior Director, Product Discovery and Evaluation
Nordstrom

1:30 - 2:30pm 1072

1:30 - 2:30pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
1:30 - 2:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
Retail has been turned on its head in the last few years. But with every crisis comes an opportunity. Hear stories of companies that have responded with progressive modifications to store, hyper-local data, better supply chain, AI-driven... learn more
Stephen Laughlin
VP and GM, Global Consumer Industry
IBM Corporation
1:30 - 2:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Retailers are faced with new and growing disruptions every day, from Amazon to emerging technologies to generational spending habits. Learn how effective pricing and differentiation can help your business survive in the age of retail... learn more
Les Berglass
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Berglass + Associates
Diane Ellis
President
Chico's FAS, Inc.
Greg Petro
Founder and CEO
First Insight
Dana Telsey
CEO and Chief Research Officer
Telsey Advisory Group
1:30 - 2:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
To compete, retailers and franchisees must evolve by creating new, personalized shopping and dining experiences. Winning businesses employ leading edge technologies to customize their marketing, differentiate customer experiences, and... learn more
Glenn Katz
VP & GM, Enterprise Solutions
Comcast Business
John Trainor
CIO and SVP, Digital Product
Aaron's Inc.
Stuart Williams
VP Research
TBRI
1:30 - 2:30pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Retail disruption is upon us: Learn on how to leverage AI, IoT, Robotics, as part of an integrated Retail Automation strategy to gain share from the online giants. Deliver better consumer experiences in-store & reach consumers where... learn more
Brad Bogolea
CEO & Founder
Simbe Robotics
Richard Hashim
COO & President
Swyft, Inc.
Michael Kiser
CEO
Swift Direct
Gower Smith
Chairman & CEO, Co-Founder
Swyft, Inc.

2:00 - 2:30pm 1627

2:00 - 2:30pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
In the Conversational Commerce podcast, Editor Corinne Ruff breaks down the biggest retail news and trends through conversations with executives, thought leaders and members of the Retail Dive team.

2:00 - 3:30pm 1627

2:00 - 3:30pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
Lighthearted and boisterous, Beauty Is Your Business (“BIYB”) features discussions inspired by recent news, useful in-depth interviews with industry notables, and commentary about virtually anything in between, making insights... learn more

2:15 - 3:00pm 1097

2:15 - 3:00pm 1097
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
Challenging the traditional retail business model and developing innovative new products and services, Brandless, Capsule and Zola are making a serious name for themselves. Gain insights into their smart, fresh strategies and... learn more
Lisa Feierstein
Digital Content Executive
TrendWatching
Moderator
Eric Kinariwala
Founder and CEO
Capsule
Shan-Lyn Ma
CEO and Founder
Zola.com
@shanlynm
Tina Sharkey
CEO and Co-Founder
Brandless

2:15 - 3:00pm 1102

2:15 - 3:00pm 1102
Hall A, 1A 06, Level 1
How can you get your share of market in the growing economies of China, India and the Middle East? Get the latest outlook on these key emerging markets from local experts themselves.
Richard Kelly
Chief Catalyst
Fung Group
Moderator
Govind Shridhar Shrikhande
Customer Care Associate & Managing Director
Shoppers Stop Limited
@shoppersstop
Marie-Helene Straus
Chief Officer Consumer & Innovation Strategies
Chalhoub Group
Susan Tang
VP, Business Development & Operations
Macy's China
2:15 - 3:00pm 1102
Hall A, 1A 22, Level 1
How are retail, transportation, phones and cities tied together? As they all evolve, what are the opportunities for retailers in both urban and rural areas? Learn about key transportation trends and how they will impact your business - and... learn more
Maureen Kline
Vice President of Public Affairs and Sustainability
Pirelli Tire North America
@kline_maureen
Moderator
Reese  Jones
Associate Founder
Singularity University
@Reese_Jones
Daniel Obodovski
CEO and Founder
The Silent Intelligence
@danieldoto
2:15 - 3:00pm 1102
Hall A, 1A 10, Level 1
Detroit is a modern day renaissance transformation story. An urban incubator of sort, the city has spawned many interesting new retail businesses by providing the tools and training for resilient dreamers to see their ideas become reality... learn more
Ken Nisch
Chairman
JGA
@JGA_Inc
Moderator
Jacques Panis
President
Shinola
Christine Sturch
Midwest Design Coordinator
Whole Foods Market
@wholefoods
Eric Yelsma
Founder
Detroit Denim Co.
@detroitdenim

2:30 - 3:00pm 1627

2:30 - 3:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
On the Business Building Rockstars Show host Nicole Holland invites successful entrepreneurs into the hotseat for frank and unscripted discussions about what it really took for them to reach Rockstar status. Business owners and... learn more

2:30 - 3:15pm 1082

2:30 - 3:15pm 1082
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
We all know the retail industry is going through massive disruption right now. With 6,300 stores shutting down in 2017, everyone is expecting 2018 to bring even more change. As the digitization of retail continues to accelerate, everyone... learn more
Veronika Sonsev
Partner
Chameleon Collective
@vsonsev
Moderator
Beth Ferreira
Managing Director
FirstMark Capital
@firstmarkcap
Scott Friend
Managing Director
Bain Capital Ventures
@sfriend37
Alex Taussig
Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Janie Yu
Partner
Fung Capital

3:00 - 3:30pm 1062

3:00 - 3:30pm 1062
Hall E, Level 1

3:00 - 3:45pm 1072

3:00 - 3:45pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
3:00 - 3:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
As more and more consumers embrace the growing number of “Pay” options available today - Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay - how do retailers determine which options are relevant for their consumers and their business?... learn more
Mike Braatz
Chief Product Officer
ACI Worldwide
John Gessau
Head of Mobile Payments, ACI Merchant Solutions
ACI Worldwide
Steve Klebe
Head of Business Development, Google Pay
Google
3:00 - 3:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Brands like Amazon, Lenovo, Moosejaw and Leesa are using customer identity to accelerate customer acquisition and make them more loyal.  Learn how companies like these are building special experiences for moms, students, military... learn more
Julie Filion
CMO
ID.me
3:00 - 3:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
In 2028, data will become a commodity, and customer data will be available in every channel. This abundance of data will lead to a single, continuous customer lifecycle. We’ll discuss the use of this data and the need to transform... learn more
Pini Yakuel
Founder and CEO
Optimove
3:00 - 3:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Dinesh Dongre
VP, Product Strategy
Softeon
Dan Gilmore
President and Editor-in-Chief
Supply Chain Digest

3:00 - 5:00pm 1067

3:00 - 5:00pm 1067
Room 1B 04, Level 1
Separate registration required.  Open to retailers only.  EXPO Tours can be purchased when you register for NRF 2018 or through the dashboard after registration has been completed. NRF 2018 will feature four unique EXPO tour... learn more

3:00 - 5:00pm 1627

3:00 - 5:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio A, Level 3
A retail-focused podcast looking at the future of digital commerce.

3:30 - 4:00pm 1627

3:30 - 4:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3
The Retail Exchange, in association with Retail Focus magazine, is a dedicated retail podcast series. Each episode sees senior thinkers from the world of retail come together to discuss key issues affecting the industry, while 'The... learn more

3:30 - 4:15pm 1087

3:30 - 4:15pm 1087
Hall E, Level 1
Research proves that diversity and inclusion in the workplace directly correlate to driving innovation, a better understanding of customers, a higher return on equity, and significantly higher earnings. Retail and consumer brand CEOs weigh... learn more
Shannon Schuyler
Chief Purpose Officer
PwC
@ShannonSchuyler
Moderator
Sarah Alter
President & CEO
Network for Executive Women
@NEWnational
Benno Dorer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Clorox Company
Marvin Ellison
Chairman and CEO
JCPenney Company, Inc.
@MarvinJCPenney
Hubert Joly
Chairman & CEO
Best Buy Co., Inc.
@BBYNews

4:00 - 4:45pm 1072

4:00 - 4:45pm 1072
Exhibitor Big Ideas
4:00 - 4:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3
Amazon already went conversational - with messaging and bots inside its app, and Alexa in many homes. Apple, Google and Facebook are all-in. We’ll examine what conversational commerce is, how to deploy it, and how it opens a trillion... learn more
Rurik Bradbury
Global Head of Research and Communications
LivePerson
4:00 - 4:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1
Delivering on the store experience is essential–it drives revenue, customer satisfaction & brand loyalty. Join Gap Inc., one of the largest retailers in N. America–hear their innovative approach to enable in-store employee... learn more
Jeremy Baker
Co-Founder
Retail Zipline
Brandon Panepinto
Sr. Product Manager, Store Experience
Gap, Inc.
4:00 - 4:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 1, Level 1
Join leading retailers for a moderated panel discussion as they explain how they have reimagined their supply chains to differentiate themselves from competitors, what they foresee as the most impactful trends of the future and how they... learn more
Jackson Bilbrey
VP Product Management
HighJump
Tim Lowe
President
Lowes Foods
Michael Luckett
Senior Project Manager
Conn’s HomePlus
Michael Wacht
VP, Operations and Infrastructure
Helm Incorporated
4:00 - 4:45pm 1072
EXPO Hall, Big Ideas Room 3, Level 1
Hiring for retail roles used to be easy. But in today's retail landscape, it can be much harder to find the right candidate for the job. Learn from Indeed's labor market experts how recent trends and shifts in the retail industry... learn more
Kevin Walker
Senior Director, Global Field Marketing
Indeed

4:00 - 5:00pm 1062

4:00 - 5:00pm 1062
EXPO Hall
Sip on refreshing drinks while networking and discussing industry trends with exhibitors on the EXPO floor. Sponsors:

4:00 - 5:00pm 1627

4:00 - 5:00pm 1627
Podcast Studio B, Level 3

4:15 - 4:45pm 1087

4:15 - 4:45pm 1087
Hall E, Level 1
Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands with a presence in over 100 countries across the globe. For over 30 years, Tommy Hilfiger has led the industry with groundbreaking collaborations, immersive... learn more
Michelle Peluso
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
IBM
@michelleapeluso
Moderator
Tommy Hilfiger
Founder & Principal Designer
Tommy Hilfiger

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IBM Corporation
SAP Retail
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Inc.