Paper shopping lists and clipped coupons are quickly being replaced with smartphones and tablets as the "tools of choice" for today's savvy shoppers. This track examines the opportunities and challenges associated with these tools and today's increasingly mobile consumers. Speakers and sessions developed in partnership with the National Retail Federation.
Dan Butler joined NRF in December 2000. He is responsible for committee meetings of top retail executives, developing conference programming, and ensuring that NRF members are well informed on the cutting-edge of retail industry issues. Butler serves as the NRF liaison to several member committees, including the NRF Sustainable Retailing Consortium. He is the creator of the NRF DESiGN STUDiO which advocates for store design and visual merchandising.
Butler is a retail veteran with over 26 years of experience in retail management, operations, merchandising, sustainability, and human resources. His career includes a history of exceeding sales plans, reducing associate turnover, and achieving inventory control objectives.
Prior to joining NRF, Butler was Vice President and Store Manager at Macy's department store in Miami, Florida. While at Macy's, he managed a store with $48 million in annual sales volume and successfully reduced both internal and external shrinkage and dramatically reduced employee turnover. Before joining Macy's in 1998, Butler spent 11 years with Hecht's department stores, first as divisional sales manager and then as store manager for stores in central Pennsylvania. He was named Divisional Sales Manager of the Year twice while at Hecht's. He has served for three years as a judge for the EuroShop Store of the Year store design competition and is an honorary member of the Retail Design Institute.
|Tuesday, June 25|
The Big Data Marketing Revolution: How Segmentation, Personalization and Automation Are Changing The Way We Interact With Our Customers - Location: Sea Cliff
As great as your marketing messages are, you are just adding to the digital clutter for 95% of your customers. And while the tools and technologies exists to help marketers create a more personalized…
Speaker - Todd L. Michaud, Founder and CEO, Power Thinking Media
Todd Michaud is the Founder & CEO of Power Thinking Media, a company dedicated to helping retailers and restaurants succeed in the convergence of social media, mobile and retail technologies. Todd leverages his unique blend of marketing and technology expertise with his background in retail technology to help companies create and execute effective social marketing, loyalty, social CRM and retail-focused big data projects. Todd is a regular columnist for StorefrontBacktalk.com, speaks at several industry and corporate events and serves on the board of the Social Executive Council.
The State of U.S. Retail: Innovation at its Finest - Location: Sea Cliff
Same-day shipping. Curated shopping experiences. Mobile everywhere. This is retail innovation. In the United States, retailers operate more than 3.6 million establishments that support one in four job…
Speaker - Artemis Berry, Vice President, Digital Retail, Shop.org and the National Retail Federation
Artemis Berry is currently the Vice President of Digital Retail for Shop.org, the digital division of the National Retail Federation, and the world's leading membership community for digital retail. Artemis Berry works with retailers around the world, including Macy's, Urban Outfitters, Best Buy and other retail members and solution providers, to provide a forum for executives to share information, lessons-learned, insights and intelligence about digital and multichannel retailing. At Shop.org, she is responsible for community engagement, branding and thought-leadership. Artemis also manages the educational programming for Shop.org and NRF events, including the Shop.org Annual Summit that gathers more than 4,500 retail industry experts and the digital retail content at NRF's Annual Convention and EXPO that brings together more than 27,000 people from around the world.
Speaker - Jean Sini, Chief Technology Officer, One Kings Lane
One Kings Lane’s chief technology officer, Jean Sini is a seasoned software entrepreneur and executive. He most recently ran engineering at Mint.com, which was acquired by Intuit. In 2005 he cofounded Activeweave, where he built and scaled its contextual, personalized relevance engine. After selling Activeweave to advertising network Buzzlogic, he joined Buzzlogic as its CTO, heading its technical vision and architecture. Jean also held senior positions at Oracle and Symbol Technologies, and he has master’s degrees in computer science from Telecom Paris and the Computer Science Laboratories at the University of Paris. He lives in San Francisco, and when he’s not busy at One Kings Lane, he enjoys escaping the city to spend time kiteboarding or snowboarding.
Redefining Retail: The Impact of Today’s Mobile Empowered Consumers - Location: Sea Cliff
Examine the consumer trends, driven by the mobile revolution, that are changing the way retailers are presenting value and redefining the experience of shopping for today’s smarter consumer. Inn…
Speaker - Dan Butler, VP, Merchandising and Retail Operations, National Retail Federation
Prior to joining NRF, Butler was Vice President and Store Manager at Macy’s department store in Miami, Florida. While at Macy’s, he managed a store with $48 million in annual sales volume and successfully reduced both internal and external shrinkage and dramatically reduced employee turnover. Before joining Macy’s in 1998, Butler spent 11 years with Hecht’s department stores, first as divisional sales manager and then as store manager for stores in central Pennsylvania. He was named Divisional Sales Manager of the Year twice while at Hecht's. He has served for three years as a judge for the EuroShop Store of the Year store design competition and is an honorary member of the Retail Design Institute.