Today, RILA is excited to announce the launch of our groundbreaking (R)Tech Center for Innovation. The Center's mission is to help America's retailers navigate an industry transformation through innovation, and to spur the adoption of the "(R)Tech" term within the retail ecosystem.
To launch our Center, RILA has formed a partnership with Accenture. With strong ties to global innovators and an agile approach to tackle the retail industry's most pressing enterprise needs, we are confident we can help move the retail industry into the future.
You will hear us talk a lot about "(R)Tech" from now on so let's define it – (R)Tech describes the convergence of retail and technology. The term is meant to accelerate retail innovation, and to invigorate retail's reputation with innovators, the next generation of talent, policymakers, and the public.
RILA is committed to helping all of our members chart the path to a future we all envision. The Center's mission is to provide authoritative research, connect members with innovators, and foster internal innovation cultures.
The face of retail is changing and so is the path forward. RILA is here to help retail set our own "path of disruption." Now is the time for innovation. Now is the time for (R)Tech.
We look forward to engaging more with our members through the (R)Tech Center for Innovation. For more information on how your company can get involved, please contact Adam Siegel, senior vice president in charge of Research, Innovation & Sustainability.
Thank you for your interest and support of RILA.
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