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NRF Sunrise Breakfast

Monday, January 14
Hall E, Level 1
NRF Sunrise Breakfast

NRF is proud to partner with IDC Retail Insights to bring back the NRF Sunrise Breakfast, exclusively for NRF retail members attending NRF 2019.

Join us for breakfast, networking and dynamic presentations from retail executives and IDC Retail Insights. Presentations will include the latest research and trends on technology challenges and opportunities facing retailers, modern retail IT architectures and aligning strategic infrastructure to enable digitally transformed omnichannel processes. 

We will keep the hot coffee flowing, leave plenty of time for audience Q&A and have a variety of exclusive IDC research available for NRF Sunrise Breakfast attendees.

This program is open exclusively to NRF retail members with an EXPO or Full Conference badge to NRF 2019. NRF retail members will be able to add this program to their cart during the registration process at no additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact


6:45am – 7:15am  Arrivals, breakfast and networking

7:15am – 7:20am Introductions

7:20am – 7:35am Multiplying Innovation in the Age of Experiential Retail: Modern retail IT architectures and DX
This session will explore the technology challenges and opportunities facing modern retailers, starting with a presentation about aligning strategic infrastructure to enable digitally transformed  omnichannel processes. Expect to learn more about how to efficiently deliver capabilities to the edge/distributed locations (stores and distribution centers) via modern IT architectures and local cloud solutions. Improve business velocity, enable dynamic business scaling and ensure greater operational flexibility -- all while ensuring your organization can deliver the optimal digitally transformed omnichannel customer experience.

7:35am – 7:55am Accelerating Innovation: New Approaches to Teams, Technology & Governance
Accelerating innovation across an organization requires foundational technology strategy and components, a solid talent pipeline taking into account new ways of working and an innovation governance model that enables cross-functional awareness, optimization and acceleration of innovation efforts. Through a quick look at these components, we will highlight hurdles, considerations and approaches to drive innovation success.

7:55am – 8:00am Q&A

In Partnership With:

Kenneth Bolick
Sr. Dir., Innovation and Enterprise Mobility
Leslie Hand
VP, IDC Retail Insights
Bob Parker
Group Vice President and General Manager
IDC Industry Insights