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
  • Bayesian Machine Learning Applied in Marketing
  • Data Privacy
  • Robots in Retail Competition Presentations
  • Robust Perception for Robotics Systems
  • Intelligent Automation
  • Current Retail Robot Applications and Benefits
  • Future Retail Robot Applications

The conference agenda is now available for review.

Attendance is open to retailers 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. Retailers may register here.

ROBOTS IN RETAIL COMPETITION

New to the Conference in 2019.

Judges are currently reviewing applications from firms that applied to present their 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.

Retail Attendees (among others)

Abt Electronics Giant Food Stores Panera
American Eagle Outfitters Google Price Chopper Supermarkets
Canadian Tire Hickory Farms Roche Brothers Supermarkets
Claire’s Hong Kong Shanghai Banks Sears
Facebook Hudson Group ShootPointBlank
Finish Line Kohls Target
GameStop Krogers Tractor Supply
Gap Neiman Marcus Ulta Beauty
Giant Eagle Pacers Sports and Entertainment Walmart

Event Speakers

JOHN BLACK
Senior Vice President, New Product Development, Brain Corp.

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

JEFF BURNSTEIN
President, Association for Advancing Automation

RICH CARRYER
SVP Information Technology and CIO, Giant Eagle
NITIN CHATURVEDI
Global Managing Dir., Retail Sales & Operations, Google
CARI COVENT
VP, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation, Canadian Tire Corporation
JEFF DONALDSON
CEO, Intriosity, and former CIO, GameStop
JUSTINE YOUNG GOTTSHALL
Partner, Information Law Group

DR. MARTIAL HEBERT
Director, Robotics Institute and Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

SRINI KANDALA
Head of Local Commerce, Innovation, and the Deep Learning Center, Sears Holdings Corporation

ANDRA KEAY
Managing Director and Founder, Silicon Valley Robotics
SACHIN KOTHARI
Managing Director of Global Privacy and Compliance, AT&T Inc.
BRENDA LEONG
Senior Counsel and Director of Strategy, Future of Privacy Forum
SEAN MACCARTHY
Executive Director of Global Analytics and Store Segmentation, Claire’s
ROBERT MILLS
EVP, Chief Technology, Digital Commerce and Strategy Officer, Tractor Supply
DR. JOHN OSTREM
CEO and Co-Founder, AvatarMind
MAURICIO PAEZ
Cybersecurity and Data Protection Partner, Jones Day
STEVEN KEITH PLATT
Research Director, Retail Analytics Council, Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University, and Director and Research Fellow, Platt Retail Institute
WESLEY RHODES
VP of Technology Transformation, Kroger Corporation
TIM ROWLAND
CEO, Badger Technologies
DR. AHMAD SALAIMEH
Research Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
MATTHEW SEITZ
Head of Retail Insights and Analytics, Google
DR. DON E. SCHULTZ
Director, Retail Analytics Council, and Professor (Emeritus-in-Service), Northwestern University
AJ SUTERA
EVP, Chief Information and Technology Office, Finish Line
DR. MICHAEL L. THOMPSON
Research Fellow, The Procter & Gamble Company
CHARLOTTE TSOU
Global Head of Marketing & Channel Analytics, HSBC
DEBORAH WEINSWIG
CEO and Founder, Coresight Research
DAQING ZHAO
Director of Advanced Analytics, Macy’s
 

 

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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.