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This exclusive, invitation-only virtual event brings together CIOs, VPs / Heads of IT and other Senior IT Leaders from top North American retailers, brands, CPGs and related industries, to address challenges such as: The shifting role of the CIO, Cloud & IoT Integration, Tech Infrastructure & Legacy Systems, DevOps, Information Security, Digital Transformation, In-Store Technology, Mobility, Data, AI and much more.

During crisis comes opportunity. The mission of Retail CIO Connect is to provide an interactive, high-level platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices and timely perspectives on moving beyond these turbulent times.

A Unique Experience
The Retail CIO Connect Virtual Event is an online forum mirroring our in-person Connect events. We’re bringing you exclusive knowledge from top-notch industry leaders at the touch of a button.

Here's what you get when you attend:

Retail CIO Connect Virtual Event

Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Meetings

See someone on our attendee list you want to meet? Mutually matched and pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with your prospects and peers make it easy to further business. No more fruitless conversation. No more tradeshows.

Retail CIO Connect Virtual Event

Executive-Level Content

We provide custom-made, high-level content that fosters a fruitful dialogue among participants. Engage in in-depth discussions on how to accelerate digital transformation, optimize your Tech infrastructure, and prep for a “new normal”.

Retail CIO Connect Virtual Event

Exclusive Networking

Meet only the most senior-level executives in an intimate and interactive environment.

Our Speakers:

Eduardo Siman

Eduardo Siman

Director of IT

Intradeco Apparel

Saritha Ivaturi

Saritha Ivaturi

Sr. Director, Marketing Data & Technologies

Dollar Shave Club

Al Lee

Al Lee

Director Web Technologies

JM Bullion

Lockie Andrews

Lockie Andrews

Chief Digital Officer

UNTUCKit

Ash Dhupar

Ash Dhupar

Chief Analytics Officer

Publishers Clearing House

Lisa Malleus

Lisa Malleus

Head of Ecommerce Digital Solutions ITS Americas

Mondelez International

Dara Meath

Dara Meath

VP, Information Technology

The Camuto Group

Brands That Rely On Retail CIO Connect

Retail CIO Connect Virtual Event Agenda

 

DAY ONE – AUGUST 26, 2020

  • 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

  • 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    During the past few months with the impact of COVID-19, we have experienced waves of emotions, personally and professionally. We have seen life slow down dramatically, and yet pivot instantly. The bottom line: we are all in this together. As a retail community, we are stronger together. Throughout this panel, hear CIOs share “real talk” as they discuss:


    • What brands are doing with changes in work culture
    • How retailers are onboarding new tech in a virtual environment
    • The new “etiquette” behind the digital work environments, in terms of expectations and flexibility
    • How organizations are evolving in terms of intersectional generational teams while being remote
    • Just do it!: pivoting to not waste time to test technology
    • Driving passion and empowerment with your employees
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  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm


    Tech and tools will change – but the underlying business imperative remains the same. Designing your IT architecture with expanded capacity and flexible platforms in-mind can greatly decrease long-term IT costs and increase operational efficiencies - but not everyone gets a blank canvas from which to start. How can you bring your current IT architecture in-line with a more robust, flexible, and adaptable framework?

    • Explore some key start points for re-adapting your IT architecture and setting up your organization for long-term success
    • What vital considerations to keep in mind as you embark on that journey
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  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    eCommerce surged during the Pandemic, giving retailers a host of new customer data points. As data directly impacts every step of the business process in retail in this “new” retail world, CIOs and colleagues are focused less on the usage of data – and more on the collection, storage, protection and analysis of that data.

    • Business Intelligence as a key component to business decisions and distributing that data to company teams
    • Shuffling through the influx of new data and what key points can lead to new technology decisions
    • Translating collected online data to stores to build a “feedback loop” of new opportunities previously untapped
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  • 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm


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  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    AI has been transformative in the retail industry, and companies are trying to best identify where and how to integrate AI into their operations to help remove manual processes in both the back and front end. Learning from executives as they break down AI models, data usage, data collection and more.

    • Exploring the best use of customer data (purchase patterns and online behavior) to fuel AI and predict a customer’s future behavior
    • Avoiding analysis paralysis in order to execute on the data in a timely fashion
    • Using AI as a guide (not a decision maker) to get the best insights for your business
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  • 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

    The future of retail is diffuse. It reaches from shops and warehouses, from computers to tablets. It touches us where we work and where we live. Retail is even in our pockets. Let’s further examine just where we stand and where we are bound to go with a retail leader who has helped to define the modern retail experience.

    • Examine the current state of retail related IOT technologies and how they will further help to shape retail in the years to come
    • Explore the role that IT leaders are playing and will continue to play as the retail transformation continues
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  • 3:50 pm - 4:20 pm

    3:50 pm - 4:20 pm

    Themes may include:

    • Growing Pains Associated With Tech Adoption
    • Dealing With ‘Downtime’
    • Integration of Cloud Solutions and Back End Systems into Current Legacy Architecture
    • Creating A Unified Commerce Experience For Customers & Integration of In-Store Technologies
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  • 4:35 pm - 4:35 pm

    4:35 pm - 4:35 pm

Word on the Street

" I walked away with tons of new strategies to bring back with me. I’ve attended many events before, none have been so tailored to my level like this was. Great work!"

Philippe Gaboury
E-Commerce Operations Lead
Bestseller

"I liked the intimacy of the event. The connections were personal rather than company based. The content was interesting, made some great connections; great blend of roles, disciplines, and verticals."

Jim Schwieterman
AVP, Digital Product Management
Victoria’s Secret Direct

"The flow of event was well paced, topics were thought provoking and it allowed interactions which were valuable."

Uday Prakash
Senior Director, Finance and Associate Operations
Herbalife


The flow of event was well paced, topics were thought provoking and it allowed interactions which were valuable.

Uday Prakash
Senior Director, Finance and Associate Operations
Herbalife

Why You Should Listen In

Why You Should Listen In

Retail CIO Connect Virtual Event

No Cost If You Qualify
No Cost If You Qualify

All sessions are free of charge for qualifying attendees. This is major value at ZERO cost.
All sessions are free of charge for qualifying attendees. This is major value at ZERO cost.


Always Accessible Content

If you can't make all of the sessions, no biggie. Everyone registered gets a copy of the on-demand sessions.
If you can't make all of the sessions, no biggie. Everyone registered gets a copy of the on-demand sessions.

No OOO Necessary

Enjoy all the perks of a live event from the comfort of your own home.
Enjoy all the perks of a live event from the comfort of your own home.


Frequently Asked Questions

How will I access the sessions?
You will attend the sessions, meet our partners, and gain access to valuable resources in our online conference center.

Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.

Will the sessions be recorded?
Yes. The sessions will be recorded and available for free for a limited time but you must sign up in advance.