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INNOVATION LAB

 

The Innovation Lab at NRF 2018 will highlight the technologies that are transforming retail through two dynamic exhibits and a series of educational presentations. Located in the River Pavilion, you'll be able to demo the latest and greatest in retail tech, as well as hear from cutting edge solution providers through educational sessions.

Check out this episode of NRF's podcast, Retail Gets Real, and hear from Seth Webb of Tusk Ventures, one of the curators behind the Innovation Lab, who talks about the latest technology offered at NRF 2018.

Presenting sponsors:

 

Innovation Partner

Transformed and Expanded

This year the Innovation Lab will feature 3 unique areas, highlighting different products/technologies and topics that will transform the retail experience tomorrow, and beyond.

1. Retail 2020 

Retail 2020 will showcase "technologies of the future," and how they are transforming the way retailers market, connect, and serve their customers in an immersive interactive demonstration. Visitors will experience how each leg of the shopping journey (Awareness, Shopper Consideration, Engagement, Service and Post Purchase Experience) is being transformed using the most recent advances in augmented reality, artificial intelligence, machine learning, facial recognition, big data, robotics, and more.

Participating Companies: Bond | CGI | COSY | Dor | EverThread | FindMine | Five Elements Robotics | Focal Systems | Glass Media | Handy | June20 | Kimetric | Locus Robotics | MJD | MyStor-E | Narvar | Optoro | Provision | Revieve | Satisfi Labs | Starship Technologies | Slyce | Spacee | Strypes | Tangiblee | VISA | Volumental | YouVisit | Zappar

2. Emerging Technology Showcase

You'll see how cutting edge technology can make your business more productive through hands-on product demos. Products will include AI, AR/VR, CGI, Robotics and wearables, to name a few.

Participating Companies: Allthingsmedia | Cappasity | Catchoom | Deep Magic | Entrupy | Facenote | Fellow Robots | Fit3D | Genostyle | Inspector Cloud | Integem | KiraKira | LexSet | LogistiVIEW | Loomia | magia.ai | Obsess | Sentient | Skingenie | Switftgo | Trax | VirtualAPT

3. Innovation Lab Stage

Sessions will highlight innovative technologies, consumer expectations and trends, hot store formats and global store highlights, shark tank style demos and more.

Sunday, January 14
10:30am
–11:00am
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
Pano Anthos
Founder and Managing Director
XRC Labs
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
Sunday, January 14
11:30am
–12:00pm
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
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
Sunday, January 14
12:30pm
–1:00pm
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
James Connell
VP, eCommerce and Marketing
Roots
@jhconnell @rootscanada
Gordon Lanpher
Sr. Director, Digital Innovation
Adidas
Seth Webb
Managing Director
Tusk Ventures
@tuskventures
Sunday, January 14
1:30pm
–2:00pm
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
Pano Anthos
Founder and Managing Director
XRC Labs
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
Sunday, January 14
2:30pm
–3:15pm
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
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
Monday, January 15
10:30am
–11:00am
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
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
Anne Marie Stephen
CEO and Founder
Retail Innovation Lounge and kwolia
Monday, January 15
11:30am
–12:00pm
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
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
Seth Webb
Managing Director
Tusk Ventures
@tuskventures
Monday, January 15
12:30pm
–1:00pm
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
Dale Christensen
SVP, Marketing
Behr Process (Paint), a Masco Subsidiary
Emily S. Culp
CMO
KEDS
Marti Eulberg
Dir., Brand Management
Sonic Automotive
@EchoPark
Neil Stern
Senior Partner
McMillanDoolittle
Monday, January 15
1:30pm
–2:00pm
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
Brandon Avery
Creative Managing Director
FRCH
Jeremy Duimstra
Co-Founder and CEO
MJD
Monday, January 15
2:30pm
–3:15pm
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
Anindya Ghose
Heinz Riehl Chair Professor of Business
NYC Stern School of Business
@aghose
Daniel Hodges
CEO
Consumers in Motion Group
Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
Dir., Ethics Initiative
MIT Media Lab
Francesca Rossi
AI Ethics Global Leader, Distinguished Research Staff Member
IBM Research AI
Tuesday, January 16
10:30am
–11:00am
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
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
Tuesday, January 16
11:30am
–12:00pm
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
Chris Plunkett
Dir., Product Development
CMT Group
Matt Smith
VP, Platform Strategy
Visa
Tuesday, January 16
12:30pm
–1:15pm
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
Rachel Mann
Dir., Offline Retail
MM.LaFleur
@mmlafleur
Ashley Sandall
Dir., Strategic Partnerships
Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
@CFDA
Karen Voelker
Global Lead, Customer Innovation Network
Accenture
@AccentureRetail
Tuesday, January 16
1:30pm
–2:10pm
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
Michael Haswell
Dir., Global Business Development, Retail & Shopping
Google, Inc.
Scott Silverman
Principal
Scott Silverman Associates
@scottsilverman
Amy Vener
Retail Vertical Strategy
Pinterest
John Xiao
Senior Director, Product Discovery and Evaluation
Nordstrom
Tuesday, January 16
2:30pm
–3:15pm
Innovation Lab Stage, Level 4
Beth Ferreira
Managing Director
FirstMark Capital
@firstmarkcap
Scott Friend
Managing Director
Bain Capital Ventures
@sfriend37
Veronika Sonsev
Partner
Chameleon Collective
@vsonsev
Alex Taussig
Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Janie Yu
Partner
Fung Capital

Chairman's Circle Sponsors

IBM Corporation
SAP Retail
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Inc.