2019 Retail Robotics & AI Conference

The Retail Analytics Council and Platt Retail Institute present the second annual Retail Robotics and AI Conference, which will take place on April 11-12, 2019, at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston, IL (next to the Northwestern University campus). The Conference will focus on implementing and executing retail AI strategies, as well as exploring emerging trends in retail robotics. Presentations by leading academics and retailers include:

  • U.S.-China Retailers, Consumer Trends, and AI
  • Observations on the State of Retail Technology and AI
  • How to Implement a Retail Analytics Function
  • Advanced Analytics in Customer-Centric Strategies
  • AI Use Cases
  • Emerging AI Tech
  • Data Privacy
  • Data Security
  • Robots in Retail Competition Presentations
  • Robust Perception for Robotics Systems
  • Intelligent Robotic Process Automation
  • Current Retail Robot Applications and Benefits
  • Future Retail Robot Applications

The conference agenda is now available for review.

Attendance is open to retailers by invitation only and is limited to 150 participants. This includes Retail Analytics Council Advisory Board members, C-level executives, academics, and leaders in the industry. The format is educational, knowledge advancement-based, with many opportunities to interact with the presenters and attendees. The Conference offers a unique opportunity to participate in the development of the retail industry’s research and technology through interaction with academics and professionals by means of expert panel discussions.

ROBOTS IN RETAIL COMPETITION

New to the Conference in 2019.

Interested firms are invited to apply for consideration (for additional information, click here). Judges will select those firms that offer significant, breakthrough use of robotics to create unique, relevant, and value-creating solutions for retailers. Winners will be invited to present at the Conference to the senior-level retailer audience of 150 individuals.

View/download Instruction sheet

Retail Attendees (among others)

American Eagle Outfitters GameStop Macy’s
Canadian Tire Google Sears
Claire’s Hong Kong Shanghai Bank Tractor Supply
Finish Line Kroger Ulta Beauty

Event Speakers

DR. MARTIN BLOCK
Executive Director, Retail Analytics Council, and Professor, Northwestern University

CARI COVENT
VP, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation, Canadian Tire Corporation
JEFF DONALDSON
CEO, Intriosity, and former CIO, GameStop
SEAN MACCARTHY
Executive Director of Global Analytics and Store Segmentation, Claire’s
MARTIAL HEBERT
Director, Robotics Institute and Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
USMAN HUMAYUN
VP Analytics, Sears Holdings Corporation
ROBERT MILLS
EVP, Chief Technology, Digital Commerce and Strategy Officer, Tractor Supply
DIANE RANDOLPH
SVP, Chief Information Officer, Ulta Beauty
WESLEY RHODES
VP of Technology Transformation, Kroger Corporation
TIM ROWLAND
CEO, Badger Technologies
MATTHEW SEITZ
Head of Retail Insights and Analytics, Google
CHRIS STEPHENS
VP Data Technology, American Eagle Outfitters
AJ SUTERA
EVP, Chief Information and Technology Office, Finish Line
CHARLOTTE TSOU
Sr. VP, Regional Head of Analytics & CRM, HSBC
DAQING ZHAO
Director of Advanced Analytics, Macy’s

Conference Reception Sponsor


Previous Events

2018 Retail Robotics & AI Conference

The Retail Analytics Council and Platt Retail Institute held the first Retail Robotics & AI Conference in April 2018 at Northwestern University’s San Francisco campus. It focused on emerging applications, advanced analytics, and industry trends. Presentations by leading academics and practitioners included: Deep Learning Natural Language Understanding Techniques; Data Applications and Effectuators; Robot Panel Presentation; a Global Retail Perspective; and a panel on Retailers and their Robots, among others.