Live StreamRetail Innovation Center
Stage, a first of its kind live experience!

Streamed live, the Retail Innovation Center Stage will bring to life the theme of “Investing in the Future” that will spark curiosity and understanding around retail’s innovation ecosystem. With a stellar lineup of industry experts and disruptors alike, we’ll look at technology applications, as well as the latest research and trends shaping retail of tomorrow.

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Live Stream from the Retail Innovation Center Stage, Day 1
Retail Innovation Center Stage LIVE Day 2
Welcome to the Retail Innovation Center Stage LIVE
Key Retail Trends w. eMarketer/Insider Intelligence
The LEAD, Unpacking the Pivot to Direct-to-Consumer: Every Retailer & Brand Must Dive in Now
Retail ESG w. Erin Hiatt, RILA Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Microsoft: A Supply Chain Transformation Story
Intel Delivering to the Future of Supply Chain
The Future of Supply Chains: Enabling Intelligent Retail
How Retail Simulation & Optimization Can Power Hyper-localized Retailing
How portable master data capture boosts storage & packing efficiency in the DC for a better bottom line!
ENAiBLE, A CMU Retail and Services Collaborative: Innovation in the Age of AI
Retail Public Policy w. Michael Hanson, RILA Senior Executive Vice President, Public Affairs

Agenda

The Retail Innovation Center Stage offers two days of micro-sessions of 15 to 30 minutes for short-format, high-impact education. Explore our full agenda for our detailed program.

Wednesday, August 18

1:00 PM

Welcome to the Retail Innovation Center Stage LIVE

SPEAKERS:
Nicholas Ahrens  | Vice President, Innovation | RILA

1:15 PM

Retail Leadership w. Nick Ahrens and Brian Dodge

SPEAKERS:
Brian Dodge | President | RILA
Nicholas Ahrens| Vice President, Innovation | RILA

1:30 PM

Key Retail Trends w. eMarketer/Insider Intelligence

PRESENTER:
Suzy Davidkhanian | Principal Analyst

1:45 PM

Microsoft:A SupplyChainTransformationStory

PRESENTER:
ChrisDieringer | General Manager, US Retail & CPG Industry I Microsoft

2:00 PM

Business Break

2:15 PM

Intel Delivering to the Future of Supply Chain

PRESENTER:
NarenKumar | Retail Segment Manager

2:45 PM

How portable master data capture boosts storage & packing efficiency in the DC for a better bottom line!

PRESENTER:
Nick Kelly | Systems Application Engineer

3:00 PM

Supply Chain Startup Innovation Award Pitches + Q&A

3:30 PM

How Retail Simulation & Optimization Can Power Hyper-localizedRetailing

PRESENTER:
Scott Anderson | Chief Revenue Officer | Hivery

3:45 PM

Closing Remarks

Thursday, August 19

1:00 PM

What can the Retail Innovation Center do for you?

SPEAKERS:
Nicholas Ahrens  | Vice President, Innovation | RILA

1:10 PM

THE LEAD, Unpacking the Pivot to Direct-to-Consumer: Every Retailer & Brand Must Dive in Now

1:25 PM

The Future of Supply Chains 

PRESENTER:
Chris Dieringer | General Manager, US Retail & CPG Industry | Microsoft

1:50 PM

ENAiBLE, A CMU Retail and Services Collaborative: Innovation in the Age of AI

2:00 PM

Retail Supply Chains w. Jess Dankert

SPEAKERS:
Jess Dankert | Vice President, Supply Chains | RILA

2:15 PM

Retail ESG w. Erin Hiatt

SPEAKERS:
Erin Hiatt | Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility | RILA

2:40PM

Retail Public Policy w. Michael Hanson

SPEAKERS:
Michael Hanson | Senior Executive Vice President, Public Affairs | RILA

3:05 PM

The State of Retail Startup Investment

MODERATOR:
Nicholas Ahrens  | Vice President, Innovation | RILA

SPEAKERS:
Julian Counihan | General Partner | Schematic Ventures 
Matt Nichols | Partner | Commerce Ventures 
Vanessa Liu | former Vice President | SAP.iO Foundries 

3:50 PM

Startup Winner Announcement & Closing

Unique Hub for Retail Executives to Connect with Peers

“RILA’s Retail Innovation Center serves as a unique hub for retail executives to connect with peers, learn from innovative thought leaders, and be exposed to the technologies and business models advancing our industry. Their work around COVID Response Technologies demonstrated the Center’s ability to pivot resources and provide timely solutions during a time of crisis.”

Mary Dillon

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Strategic Partners

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