New Business Models

Sunday
January 16
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage

It is time we rethink the ways in which corporations build a startup acquisition pipeline. The pain points in current models have left corporations unable to source optimally due to internal constraints and leave startups pinched due to unrealistic contractual terms. In this session we break apart the old model and offer a new perspective for corporations to think about and approach innovation in a way that is a win-win.

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Sunday
January 16
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 406, Riskified Stage

Victoria’s Secretshows how controlling their own data has enabled them to better understand and serve customers globally. In this session Brendan Witcher, Principal Analyst at Forrester talks to Ish Patel, Chief Digital Officer, Victoria's Secret and Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, CEO Americas, esw, about the imperatives driving brands to take a DTC global approach.
The session will explore how to break through the complexity of delivering great, consistent customer experiences internationally, from demand generation to customer retention, and every step between – merchandising, localization, checkout, payments, delivery and returns, to ensure that the beautiful brand promise made up front is delivered efficiently and authentically, regardless of where the shopper is located around the world.

Sunday
January 16
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 404, StarWind Stage

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GDR Creative Intelligence CEO, Kate Ancketill will deliver inspirational insights from the world’s most resilient retailers. Analyzing the common factors behind these successful business models, Kate will share GDR's predictions of where we’re headed over the coming years.

Sunday
January 16
2:45 pm3:15 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
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Well-known business ecosystems like Alibaba have transformed the Chinese retail landscape. Integrating physical and digital retailing, payments, financial services, marketplaces, media and entertainment, these tightly connected technology platforms are spawning new retail business models that are built on expansive consumer insights. In addition, emerging ecosystems, like Mercado Libre, promise to reshape retail businesses amid competition among established and new platforms.

Sunday
January 16
2:45 pm3:15 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 406, Riskified Stage
The future of supply chain and sustainability has its roots in on-demand manufacturing. Early forays into the space have allowed brands to reduce product inventory, sharpen their agility to meet consumers ever- shifting desires, deliver product in as little as two weeks and work toward eliminating the need for markdowns. Join us as two on-demand pioneers discuss how they're capitalizing on this trend and how it could scale in the years ahead.
Sunday
January 16
3:30 pm4:00 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
PepsiCo Foods CEO Steven Williams oversees all aspects of PepsiCo’s nearly $21 billion snack and convenient foods business in North America, including Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) and Quaker Foods North America (QFNA). In his role, Steven is accountable for more than 66,000 associates and over 500 locations across the United States and Canada. In this fireside chat, Steven will share insights from his more than 24 years of experience at the CPG stalwart about satisfying customers and consumers, and driving business growth through a relentless focus on building a faster, stronger and better business.
Sunday
January 16
4:00 pm4:30 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Retailers face many challenges today: intense competition, diverse customer expectations, operational complexity, and ongoing cost pressure, all while navigating continuing disruptions and uncertainty. And in the past 18 months, the industry has seen a dramatic acceleration of digital transformation. This breadth of challenges and pace of change requires a new degree of agility, flexibility, and security to meet customers where they are now and where they want to go next. Join this fireside chat with IBM Chairman and CEO, Arvind Krishna, as he explores how retailers can leverage data, AI, and hybrid cloud technologies to quickly expand their digital experiences, automate operations, and enable consumers to shop anywhere and any way they choose.
Monday
January 17
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
Gen Z comprises an impressive 40% of the total US consumer. It's a group that's informed, values-driven and hyper connected. Brands can't afford to overlook this influential consumer. In this session, we explore how emerging it brands are captivating Gen Z and the ways they're staying connected.

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Monday
January 17
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 404, StarWind Stage
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Let's cut through the hype and dive deep into how the Metaverse will change the way people shop, live and communicate. WGSN has been tracking this third space since 2018 and will give critical analysis on how to drive conversions, embed brand awareness and explore how retailers can navigate these new digital waters.
Monday
January 17
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
If Whole Foods and 7-Eleven had a family it would look like the latest crop of convenience stores. Healthy prepared foods and good-for-you snacks are just part of the makeover underway as a new crop of players challenge the norm with a reimagined product offering and a side of technology. It's official: convenience now has a conscience and consumers are embracing the changes, including everything to kombucha to coffee bars and craft beers.  
Monday
January 17
2:45 pm3:15 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 408, UST Global Supply Chain Stage
Embracing the circular economy will increasingly become table stakes for many brands and retailers. It's no surprise that small and large brands alike are critically examining and challenging all stages of a product's lifecycle, from design to manufacturing, distribution and retail.
Tuesday
January 18
8:45 am9:15 am
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Nordstrom has focused on providing customers with unparalleled service and personalized shopping experiences for 120 years. To translate its heritage of excellence in service to a digital world, the retailer remains focused on leveraging physical and digital assets to create a truly seamless and interconnected experience wherever and however customers choose to shop. Nordstrom’s digital-first approach to merchandising enables its merchants to leverage customer insights to ensure the company is deploying the right product to the right place at the right time. Through this agile approach, the fashion retailer is able to blend its deep relationships with data-driven insights to offer a product selection that resonates with customers and sparks a sense of discovery.
Tuesday
January 18
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 404, StarWind Stage

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Physical retail has been blown into a thousand methodologies by the convergence of accelerated technologies and the underestimated effect of the Work-from-Home phenomenon. WD asked thousands of consumers across the spectrum to divulge their new preferences; where they will shop, how they will shop, and what version of physical shopping is most attractive to them given the fluid state of retail. Lee Peterson, EVP of Thought Leadership at WD, will explore current research results and recommend actions from these and other studies done during the last two years.

Tuesday
January 18
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 408, UST Global Supply Chain Stage

A leading global research and leadership firm envisions a future where autonomous vehicles and drones will deliver about 80 percent of all items. If you're wondering who's driving future deliveries or if emerging technologies will fly, join these next-gen thinkers for an eye-opening dialogue on the direction the retail supply chain's last mile is headed. 

Tuesday
January 18
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
Consumers today are shopping and paying differently, with the adoption of alternative payment solutions–including Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL)–skyrocketing to reach over 45 million US consumers ages 14+ in 2021. But the opportunity for retailers embracing innovative payment options doesn’t end at checkout.
Tuesday
January 18
12:00 pm12:30 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 404, StarWind Stage

One of the most coveted marketing buzzwords is ‘community’. Brands that have managed to create a community of loyal followers who not only buy their products, but act as ambassadors – even evangelists –  have a distinct edge over competitors. How do brands balance content, community and commerce to flourish?