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2018 Speakers

NRF 2018 featured leaders and visionaries whose ideas are transforming retail!

a b c d e f g h j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Sarah Alter
President & CEO
Network for Executive Women
Kate Ancketill
CEO and Founder
GDR Creative Intelligence
Jennifer Bailey
Vice President, Internet Services, Apple Pay
Apple
Martin Barthel
Head of Global Retail & eCommerce Strategy
Facebook
Steven Bertoni
Senior Editor
Forbes Media
Oliver Bogner
Founder & CEO
Brandable
Gunther Bright
EVP/GM, Merchant Services – U.S.
American Express Company
Marc Brown
Senior Vice President, Store Operations
The Home Depot
Mary Campbell
Chief Interactive Experience Officer
QVC Group
Silvia Campello
President and COO
Cosabella
Steve Case
Chairman and CEO
Revolution
Michael Clinton
President, Marketing, Publishing Director
Hearst Magazines
Joanna  Coles
Chief Content Officer
Hearst Magazines
Beth Comstock
Former Vice Chair
General Electric
James
President
Levi's Brand
Anne D'Innocenzio
National Retail Writer
The Associated Press
Flavio Dias
Chief Digital Officer
Via Varejo
Benno Dorer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Clorox Company
Marvin Ellison
Chairman and CEO
JCPenney Company, Inc.
Lisa Feierstein
Digital Content Executive
TrendWatching
Lori Flees
SVP, Next Gen Retail & Principal Store No 8
Walmart
Jon Fortt
Squawk Alley Co-Anchor, Fortt Knox Host
CNBC
Helena Foulkes
Executive Vice President, CVS Health
President, CVS Pharmacy
Scott Friend
Managing Director
Bain Capital Ventures
Spencer Fung
CEO
Li & Fung
Juan Carlos Garcia
Director, Global eCommerce & Omnichannel
Grupo Elektra
Marcos Gouvêa de Souza
General Director
GS&MD Group
Sarah Halzack
Retail columnist, Bloomberg Gadfly
Bloomberg
Tyler Haney
Founder and CEO
Outdoor Voices
Oisin Hanrahan
Co-Founder and CEO
Handy
Scott Harrison
CEO & Founder
charity: water
Laurence Haziot
Global Managing Director and GM, Worldwide Consumer Industries
IBM Corporation
Tommy Hilfiger
Founder & Principal Designer
Tommy Hilfiger
Chieh Huang
CEO and Co-Founder
Boxed Wholesale
Arianna Huffington
Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
Founder, The Huffington Post
Blaine Hurst
President & CEO
Panera Bread
Jennifer Hyman
CEO and Co-Founder
Rent the Runway
Jennifer Jolly
Nationally Syndicated Tech-Life Columnist
New York Times, USA Today, Today Show, Techish.com (personal blog)
Hubert Joly
Chairman & CEO
Best Buy Co., Inc.
Reese  Jones
Associate Founder
Singularity University
Ira Kalish
Chief Global Economist
Deloitte
Karen Katz
President and CEO
The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.
Alfred Kelly
CEO
Visa
Richard Kelly
Chief Catalyst
Fung Group
Marcia Kilgore
Beauty and Footwear Entrepreneur
Beauty Pie and Soaper Duper
Eric Kinariwala
Founder and CEO
Capsule
Linda Kirkpatrick
Executive Vice President, Market Development, U.S.
Mastercard
Jack Kleinhenz
Chief Economist
National Retail Federation
Maureen Kline
Vice President of Public Affairs and Sustainability
Pirelli Tire North America
Michael Lastoria
Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director
&pizza
Ellen Latham
Co-Founder & Partner
Orangetheory Fitness
Cricket Lee
Founder & CEO
Fitlogic
Gad Levanon
Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board
Marne Levine
COO
Instagram
Dan Levitan
Co-Founder and General Partner
Maveron
Jo Ling Kent
Correspondent
NBC News
Terry J. Lundgren
Executive Chairman
Macy's, Inc.
Shan-Lyn Ma
CEO and Founder
Zola.com
Ed Macri
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Wayfair
David Marcotte
Senior Vice President Strategic Advisory Services
Kantar Retail, WPP
Mark Mathews
VP, Research Development and Industry Analysis
National Retail Federation
Ritu Mathur
Director, Brand Marketing
LUNA BAR
Lee McCabe
VP, North America
Alibaba Group
Chris McCann
CEO
1-800-FLOWERS.COM
Ian McGarrigle
Chairman
World Retail Congress
Jim
Philanthropist & Owner
Gallery Furniture
Doug McMillon
President and CEO
Walmart
Kris Miller
Chief Strategy Officer
eBay
Matteo Molon
Head of eCommerce & CRM
Calzedonia Group
Tobin Moore
Co-Founder and CEO
Optoro
Brian Nagel
Managing Director and Senior Analyst
Oppenheimer & Co, Equity Research
Ken Nisch
Chairman
JGA
Daniel Obodovski
CEO and Founder
The Silent Intelligence
David Oh
Chief Product Officer & Head of Growth
FabFitFun
Jacques Panis
President
Shinola
Michelle Peluso
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
IBM
Lee Peterson
EVP, Brand, Strategy and Design
WD Partners
Tiffany Pham
Founder & CEO
Mogul
Carlo  Privitera
Partner, Technology and Digitalization
Investindustrial
Phil Rist
EVP, Strategic Initiatives
Prosper Insights & Analytics
Corinne Ruff
Editor
Retail Dive
Dave Schneider
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Red Wing Shoe Company
Shannon Schuyler
Chief Purpose Officer
PwC
Alberto Serrentino
Founding Partner
Varese Retail
Tina Sharkey
CEO and Co-Founder
Brandless
Matthew Shay
President and CEO
National Retail Federation
Rachel Shechtman
Founder & CEO
STORY
Govind Shridhar Shrikhande
Customer Care Associate & Managing Director
Shoppers Stop Limited
Rod Sides
Vice Chairman & U.S. Leader, Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Practice
Deloitte LLP
Tiago Simões
Head of Marketing
Sonae
Todd Sprinkle
Chief Digital Officer
QVC Group
Marie-Helene Straus
Chief Officer Consumer & Innovation Strategies
Chalhoub Group
Christine Sturch
Midwest Design Coordinator
Whole Foods Market
Shawn Sweeney
Vice President, Digital Experiences
Starbucks
Susan Tang
VP, Business Development & Operations
Macy's China
Barbara Thau
Contributing Retail Writer
Forbes
Hamdi Ulukaya
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Chobani
Martin Urrutia Islas
Head Retail Innovation, Retail Experiences
The Lego Group
Ali Velshi
MSNBC Anchor and Business Correspondent
NBC News and MSNBC
Massimo Volpe
General Manager
Retail Institute Italy
Manish Vora
Co-Founder
Museum of Ice Cream
Phil Wahba
Senior Retail Writer
Fortune Magazine
Deborah Weinswig
Managing Director
Fung Global Retail and Technology
Henrik Werdelin
Co-Founder
BARK, Makers of BarkBox
Kevan Wilson
General Manager, Retail Partnerships
b8ta
Eric Yelsma
Founder
Detroit Denim Co.
Shelley Zalis
CEO, The Female Quotient and Founder
The Girls' Lounge

Innovation Lab Speakers

Vikrum Aiyer
Head of Public Policy & Strategic Communications
Postmates
Ben Alun-Jones
Co-Founder and Creative Director
Unmade
Pano Anthos
Founder and Managing Director
XRC Labs
Brandon Avery
Creative Managing Director
FRCH
Michelle Bacharach
Co-Founder and CEO
FindMine
Joel Bar-El
CEO
Trax Technology Solutions
Francis Bitonti
CTO and Co-Founder
LexSet
Jean-Baptiste Branquart
VP, Retail
CGI
Jason Breazeale
Sr. Manager, Innovation
Ahold Delhaize
Kym Canter
CEO and Creative Director
House of Fluff
Dale Christensen
SVP, Marketing
Behr Process (Paint), a Masco Subsidiary
James Connell
VP, eCommerce and Marketing
Roots
David Cost
VP, eCommerce and Digital Marketing
Rainbow Apparel Co.
Emily S. Culp
CMO
KEDS
Jeremy Duimstra
Co-Founder and CEO
MJD
Ray Ehscheid, RDI
Dir., Client Services, Retail and Financial Services Sectors
IA Interior Architects
Scott Emmons
Director and Founder, Innovation Lab
The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.
Marti Eulberg
Dir., Brand Management
Sonic Automotive
Beth Ferreira
Managing Director
FirstMark Capital
Scott Friend
Managing Director
Bain Capital Ventures
Anindya Ghose
Heinz Riehl Chair Professor of Business
NYC Stern School of Business
Karen Harvey
CEO, Karen Harvey Consulting Group
Founder, Fashion Tech Forum & INDX
Michael Haswell
Dir., Global Business Development, Retail & Shopping
Google, Inc.
Daniel Hodges
CEO
Consumers in Motion Group
Joe Jensen
VP and GM, Retail Solutions Division
Intel Corporation
Brian Kavanagh
Sr. Dir., Insights Driven Performance and Retail Evolution
The Hershey Company
Gordon Lanpher
Sr. Director, Digital Innovation
Adidas
Suzanne Lee
Chief Creative Officer
Modern Meadow
Paul Loux
SVP, Store Design
SEPHORA
Mike Luzzi
Dir., Global IT Innovation
PepsiCo
Rachel Mann
Dir., Offline Retail
MM.LaFleur
Maria Giulia Maramotti
Dir., North American Retail and Global Brand Ambassador
Max Mara
Marco Mascorro
CEO
Fellow Robots
Christopher McCrae
Manager, Retail Logistics, CISD
Wakefern Food Corp
Chris Plunkett
Dir., Product Development
CMT Group
Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
Dir., Ethics Initiative
MIT Media Lab
Gianni Rino
Global Industry Lead, Retail and Consumer Services
CGI
Francesca Rossi
AI Ethics Global Leader, Distinguished Research Staff Member
IBM Research AI
Ashley Sandall
Dir., Strategic Partnerships
Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
Nick Saunders
SVP, Sales & Marketing
Quiet Logistics
Bernd Schoner
Co-Founder and CEO
DeepMagic
Asaf Shapira
Founder and CEO
Mystor-E
Scott Silverman
Principal
Scott Silverman Associates
Matt Smith
VP, Platform Strategy
Visa
Veronika Sonsev
Partner
Chameleon Collective
Anne Marie Stephen
CEO and Founder
Retail Innovation Lounge and kwolia
Neil Stern
Senior Partner
McMillanDoolittle
Alex Taussig
Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Sam Vasisht
CMO
magia.ai
Amy Vener
Retail Vertical Strategy
Pinterest
Karen Voelker
Global Lead, Customer Innovation Network
Accenture
Seth Webb
Managing Director
Tusk Ventures
John Xiao
Senior Director, Product Discovery and Evaluation
Nordstrom
Janie Yu
Partner
Fung Capital

Exhibitor Big Ideas Speakers

Scott Adel
VP, Retail Excellence
Tulip
Shawn Ahmed
Sr. Dir., Business Analytics
Splunk
John Allen
Chief Technology Officer
Missguided
Sahir Anand
Managing VP, Research & Strategy
EnsembleIQ Research Solutions
John Andrews
CEO
Celect
Ben Argov
President
IWA Wine Accessories
Omer Artun
CEO
AgilOne
Hansang Bae
CTO
Riverbed
Ravi Bagal
Head, WW Business Development, Consumer Industries
Amazon Web Services
Jeremy Baker
Co-Founder
Retail Zipline
Jim Barnes
CEO
Enspire Commerce
Peter Basile
VP of Product
Applause
Irad Ben-Gal
Co-Founder & Active Chairman
Stanford University/C-B4
Les Berglass
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Berglass + Associates
Ashish Bharara
SVP
Advanced Auto Parts, Inc.
Jackson Bilbrey
VP Product Management
HighJump
Steven Birdsall
Chief Revenue Officer
Radial
Martin Block
Executive Director
Northwestern Retail Analytics Council
Brad Bogolea
CEO & Founder
Simbe Robotics
Mike Braatz
Chief Product Officer
ACI Worldwide
Rurik Bradbury
Global Head of Research and Communications
LivePerson
Kevin Bradshaw
Sales Manager and Business Development, Americas
Denso ADC
Shelley Bransten
SVP, Salesforce Industries, Retail
Salesforce
Ben Braverman
Chief Revenue Officer
Flexport
Anthony Bruce
CEO
Applied Predictive Technologies, Inc.
Greg Buzek
President
IHL Group
Andrew Calomino
Sr. Retail Training Manager
Bell Canada
Bob Carver
VP, Cloud Inventory Solutions
DSI
John Cavellini
Former Financial Analyst
John Chancellor
Sr. Professional Service Manager
CDW
Rick Chavie
CEO
Enterworks
Marco Andre Cuhna
Supply Chain Director
SONAE
Nancy Darish
Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Commerce Cloud
Salesforce
John Deane
CIO
Ascena Retail Group
Guillermo Diaz
SVP and CIO
Cisco
Mark Dickinson
Head of IT Solutions, North America
SSI Schaefer
Tsvetan Dimitrov
Senior Manager, Business Solutions
Adidas Group
Dinesh Dongre
VP, Product Strategy
Softeon
Elsom Eldridge
National Sales and Marketing Director
Boy Scouts of America, Supply Group
Diane Ellis
President
Chico's FAS, Inc.
Walter Emma
Planning Solutions Manager
Kering
Tom Erskine
CMO, SVP Product
One Door
Vivek Farias
CTO
Celect
Rebecca Faulconer
ZoomSystems
Eric Feinberg
VP, Marketing
ForeSee
Jim Ferolo
VP, Digital and Marketing Technologies
Maui Jim
Brian Field
Sr. Director, Advisory Services
Shoppertrak
Julie Filion
CMO
ID.me
John Gessau
Head of Mobile Payments, ACI Merchant Solutions
ACI Worldwide
Bernie Gessner
VP, Global Customer Care and Retail Operations
Fossil Group
Gerry Gilbert
Head of Product, Merchant Solutions
CashStar
Jeremy Gilman
SVP, Strategy, Brand and CX Innovation
DMI
Dan Gilmore
President and Editor-in-Chief
Supply Chain Digest
Greg Girard
Program Director, Merchandise Strategies
IDC Retail Insights
Scott Glaser
SVP & CFO
Lane Bryant
Andrea Gonzalez
Global IT Manager, Commerce and Experiences
Treasury Wine Estates
Greg Griffiths
Vice President
Windstream
Frank Grillo
CMO
Harte Hanks
Leslie Hand
VP, IDC Retail Insights
IDC
Jan A. Hanussek
Founder & CEO
Strategix
Bill C. Hardgrave Ph.D.
Vice President
Auburn University
Guru Hariharan
Founder and CEO
Boomerang Commerce
Richard Hashim
COO & President
Swyft, Inc.
Jim Holbrook
CEO
Daymon
Travis Hooper
VP, Product and Strategy
ArmorActive
Michael Housholder
Head of Coursa Retail Business
TDK-InvenSense
Kathryn Howe
Retail Industry Senior Advisor
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Rory Hudson
VP of Information Technology
Zumiez
Ian Hutchinson
Lead for Pop-ups
Samsung Electronics America
Charles Jackson
Deputy CEO
Pricer
Josh James
Founder, CEO; Co-Founder, Omniture
Domo
John Jordan
SVP, Customer Experience
Total Wine and More
Glenn Katz
VP & GM, Enterprise Solutions
Comcast Business
Jon Katzur
VP, Product
1010data
Jeff Kearl
CEO
Stance
Kathy Kearney
AVP, Payroll and Benefit Accounting
Costco Wholesale
Tom Keiser
COO
Zendesk
Bethany Kemp
Vice President
Design Within Reach
Kathy Kimple
Vice President
FitForCommerce
Michael Kiser
CEO
Swift Direct
Steve Klebe
Head of Business Development, Google Pay
Google
Sucharita Kodali
Vice President, Principal Analyst
David Krebs
Executive VP, Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices
VDC Research
Ambles Kwok
VP, Technology and Digital Innovation
Indigo Books and Music
Ron Kyslinger
SVP, Fulfillment & Automation
Walmart.com
Silvia Lacayo
Director, Product Marketing
1010data
Catherine LaPorte
Head of Marketing
DAVIDsTEA
Stephen Laughlin
VP and GM, Global Consumer Industry
IBM Corporation
George Lawrie
Vice President and Principal Analyst
Forrester Research
Carol Leaman
President & CEO
Axonify
Philippe Loeb
VP, CPG-RETAIL
Chez Dassault Systemes
Tim Lowe
President
Lowes Foods
Michael Luckett
Senior Project Manager
Conn’s HomePlus
Stewart MacDonald
Head of Simpler Stores
Target Australia
Anthoula Madden
Chief Digital Officer
pladis Global
Ed Majors
Principal
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Michael Martin
Chief Learning Officer
Litmos by CallidusCloud
Robert Massie
Sr. Dir., Enterprise and Store Systems
Dollar General
John McCoy
Digital Giants Host/Industry Value Lead for Digital Transformation
SAP
Chad McIntosh
VP, LP and Risk Management
Bloomingdale's
Erik McMillan
Founder and CEO
Shelfbucks
Graeme McVie
Chief Business Development Officer
Precima
Francisco Melo
VP and General Manager, Global RFID
Avery Dennison
Patric Meyer
Learning & Engagement Developer
Festival Foods
Steve Mironov
VP, Store Operations
Dick's Sporting Goods
Kimberly Murtaugh
Sr. International Logistics Analyst
GP Cellulose, LLC
Andrew Myers
COO
Target Australia
Evan Neufeld
VP, Intelligence
L2, Inc.
Jeffrey Neville
Vice President
BRP
Daniel Newman
Principal Analyst
Futurum Research
Patrick O'Leary
Vice President Technical Infrastructure
Southeastern Grocers
Elpida Ormanidou
VP Advanced Analytics and Testing
Chicos FAS
Sarah Osmer
VP, Retail-Go-to Market & Merchandising
T-Mobile
Zach Overton
VP, Customer Experience and GM, Samsung 837 and Galaxy Studios
Samsung
Tony Palladino
SVP, Global Insights Platform
1010data
Brandon Panepinto
Sr. Product Manager, Store Experience
Gap, Inc.
Dan Peacock
VP, Product Strategy
FIS Global
Ana Pelucarte
Co-Founder & Head of Strategy and Business Development
Pop Up Mob
Greg Petro
Founder and CEO
First Insight
Preeti Pincha
Engagement Manager
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Ben Pivar
Vice President, Retail IT
Carter's Oshkosh B'gosh
David Popler
CRO
ZoomSystems
Bill Quinn
VP, Digital Commerce
Hibbett Sporting Goods
Luke Rauch
Senior Director, U.S. Insights
Walgreens
Jon Reily
VP, Commerce Strategy
SapientRazorfish
Simon Rodrigue
Co-Founder
Instant Teas
Samantha Rodriguez
Product Management
1010data
Jeff Roster
VP, Retail Strategy
IHL Group
Jeffrey Scott
CEO
Infinite Peripherals
Peter Sheldon
VP of Strategy
Magento Commerce
Jennifer Sherman
SVP, Product and Strategy
Kibo
Hari Shetty
Global Head of Retail
Wipro Technologies
Glenn Shoosmith
CEO and Founder
BookingBug
Link Simpson
Senior Manager, Connected Solutions
CDW
Gower Smith
Chairman & CEO, Co-Founder
Swyft, Inc.
Nate Smith
Head of Marketing
CashStar
E. Y. Snowden
CEO
One Door
Francesco Stagno d’Alcontres
UX Designer
Maui Jim
Soeren Stamer
CEO and Co-Founder
CoreMedia AG
Jonas Stillman
Dir., Retail Systems and Omni Channel Programs
Office Depot
Bala Subramanian
Chief Digital Officer
BestBuy
Cheryl Sullivan
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Revionics
Michael Talbott
Global Product Director
BOARD International
Dana Telsey
CEO and Chief Research Officer
Telsey Advisory Group
Mike Tippets
VP, Digital Media
Hughes
Toni Townes-Whitley
Corporate Vice President of Industry
Microsoft
John Trainor
CIO and SVP, Digital Product
Aaron's Inc.
Karen Van Dongen
VP, Sales - CVS
COTY Inc.
Michael Wacht
VP, Operations and Infrastructure
Helm Incorporated
Kevin Walker
Senior Director, Global Field Marketing
Indeed
Doug Waller
Director, Shopper Insights
Coca-Cola
John Weir
Business Development, Strategic Partner Management
Uber
Steve White
VP, Commerce Strategy
SapientRazorfish
Stuart Williams
VP Research
TBRI
Brendan Witcher
Vice President / Principal Analyst, Digital Business Strategy
Forrester Research
Michael Wojcik
VP, Enterprise Technology Svcs
Panera Bread
Darren Wood
Tech Innovator
Foodstuffs North Island Limited
Adrian Woodrup
Practice Lead, IoT and Analytics
CDW UK
Bernardine C. Wu
CEO
FitForCommerce
Paul Wyatt
SVP, Selling Support Services
Macy's, Inc.
Pini Yakuel
Founder and CEO
Optimove
Guy Yehiav
CEO
Profitect
Steve Zawlocki
Director, Store Technology & Selling Operations
Belk
Mike Zorn
VP, Workplace Strategy
WorkJam

Chairman's Circle Sponsors

IBM Corporation
SAP Retail
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Inc.