Unattended Shopping, robotics, supply chain, smart tagging, experiential shopping, VR and AR at retail, AI, 5G … we uncovered the major technology trends affecting retail.
Today’s shoppers want it all: price, convenience, experience, privacy and loyalty. You need to know your customer like never before, but also be mindful of your budget. Sure, technology can help you create better, more engaging and efficient experiences, but at what cost? That’s the challenge we sought to tackle at the second High-Tech Retailing Summit and Marketplace at CES 2019.
Chief Consultant, Content & Media Strategy at Lufthansa Systems
Michael Childers is Chief Consultant, Content & Media Strategy, for the IT company Lufthansa Systems. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), in his third term, and is chair of the APEX Technology Committee. He served on the FAA’s PED ARC that made it possible for airlines to extend use of passengers’ electronic devices from gate-to-gate, and served on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) ACCESS Advisory Committee that recommended criteria for providing close captions for the deaf and audio descriptions for the blind on inflight entertainment content. The Technology Committee that he chairs establishes the digital standards and specifications for inflight entertainment, connectivity and e-commerce. APEX and Lufthansa Systems are moving inflight advertising into a broader Digital Out-of-Home ecosystem and are establishing GDPR-compliant criteria for data capture and analytics in the travel experience.
Chief Technology Officer at JD.com
Chen Zhang is JD.com’s CTO, overseeing the company’s R&D capabilities with a focus on addressing the ecommerce industry’s biggest technological challenges. At JD.com, Chen also leads the company’s programs to develop innovative and cutting-edge technologies, its external collaboration programs, and its development of international talent.
Under Chen’s leadership, JD has vastly improved its technical capabilities in the areas of big data, cloud computing, smart logistics, AI and other advanced technologies to drive new business growth. Chen has helped develop a highly team-oriented and transparent technology culture within the company.
Prior to joining JD, Chen worked at Yahoo for 18 years, both in the US and China. He launched and headed the Yahoo Beijing Global Research and Development Center in 2009.
Chen has over 20 years of experience in software development and management. He earned his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Indiana University Bloomington.
Head of Retailing at Euromonitor International
Michelle Grant is the Head of Retailing at Euromonitor International. In her role, Michelle has direct responsibility over Euromonitor International’s global retailing industry research. She also manages a team of analysts who produce insights on the retailing industry through articles, reports and multimedia. She works closely with clients throughout the retailing ecosystem, providing insight into consumer trends and market performance to help companies make informed, strategic business decisions.
Michelle is a 2017 Women2Watch award winner and a 2017 LinkedIn Top Voice for Retail. She shares her expertise on the global retailing industry as a Forbes contributor and is regularly quoted in publications. She is a well-known speaker with presentations at Shoptalk, World Retail Congress and LATAM Retail Show.
Previously, she was a Travel Research Manager and a Research Analyst for Latin America. Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance from Washington University.
Director of External Communications at Performics
Founder & COO at Standard Cognition
Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment at HP
Partner at Super Ventures
CEO at MetaVRse
Technology and Fashion Senior Editor | Strategic Projects Director at ELLE USA
Heidi Forbes Öste
Behavioral Scientist, Digital Wellbeing & Ethics Advisor at 2BalanceU
Founder & CEO at ELSE Corp.
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CEO at Aetrex Worldwide
CEO at Wilkinson Baking Company
Co-Founder & CEO at Simbe Robotics
Managing Partner at Q Division
Chief Strategy Officer at SoftBank Robotics America
Editor-in-Chief at Cosmopolitan
US Chief Marketing Officer at Perfect Corporation
SVP, Digital & eCommerce at ULTA Beauty\
Alice H. Chang
Founder & CEO at Perfect Corporation
Founder & CEO at Cognitive3D
InContext Solutions at Chief Technology Officer
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Managing Director Accenture Extended Reality (XR) at Accenture
Co-Founder & CEO at Awear Solutions
CEO, The Store Americas at WPP
Founder & President at Leave Your Mark LLC
VP and General Manager Retail Solutions Division at Intel Corp.
Chief Marketing Officer at Cardlytics, Inc.
Founder & CEO at Remodista
President at Karrot
CEO and Co-Founder at Linc Global
President / Principal Analyst, Digital Business Strategy at Forrester Research
CEO at Performics
Facebook at Facebook
CEO & Founder at Coresight Research
Vice General Manager, Smart Retail Strategic Partnership Department at Tencent
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VP of Innovation at Target
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EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at JGA
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Executive Director, Business Products Global Products and Solutions at Verizon Wireless
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CEO at Conners Consulting
Director of Product Marketing at Rubikloud Technologies Inc
Chief Executive Officer at Uniken Inc.
Co-President at Abt Electronics
VP Experiential at Future PLC
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General Manager, Partnerships at b8ta
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