Where technology and digital executives come together to redefine the future of commerce
Every industry—established enterprises and feisty startups alike—will be entirely transformed and redefined by technology in the next five years. We’re entering an era defined by data, and Robert Tercek is helping organizations navigate through the massive changes, seize control and shape their future. Tercek also published “Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World” (LifeTree Media, September 2015) in which he takes readers inside the digital revolution and shows how every industry as we know it will be transformed by technology.
Embrace the changing importance of data, context and culture for creating distinctive customer experiences.
Rethink your assumptions about how fast you can adapt your business and technology strategies to yield results.
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Robert Tercek, Host and Panel Moderator
Kelly Ungerman shares McKinsey & Company’s perspective on trends affecting businesses and why they matter, specifically highlighting consumer demands for trust, security, and convenience.
Our panel with leaders from TUMI, Safeguard and Walmart discuss how their companies are innovating and organizing for success. The discussion will include perspectives for how an innovative culture can help create competitive advantage.
Christopher Diorio, the CEO of Impinj, explains how product identification connects multiple systems in the digital world. Delivering real-time information to businesses about an item's unique identity, location, and authenticity, or Item Intelligence™ is the essence of the Internet of Things.
Sanjay Sarma, Ph.D., Professor from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), leads a panel to identify these “things” and why it matters in the connected world. How will we be able to manage a world with so many connected items, and how will such an expanded ecosystem change the way you do business.
Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder of Square, will share his Silicon Valley approach to problem solving, innovation, and a concept he calls “unlearning.” Attendees will understand how success in business today means relinquishing old rules and behaviors and how learning agility can drive success in an uncertain, unpredictable, and constantly evolving business environment.
Robert Tercek, Host and Panel Moderator
Mike McNamara, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer with Target, will discuss the profound ways that technology has changed our everyday lives and the implication that enterprises must also change their approach to technology.
Consumers can buy anything, anywhere, anytime, wherever they are, whatever they are doing. Just look at all the buy buttons that are now appearing in social media platforms from Instagram to Pinterest. This panel composed of Google, SmartCommerce and Profitero review the ramifications to brands, as well as consumers. Trust, security, payments, and product identification are the backbone to this game-changing opportunity.
There’s a lot of hype in the air about blockchain technology at the moment. A World Economic Forum report predicts that by 2025, 10 percent of GDP will be stored on blockchains or blockchain-related technology. Hype phase aside, knowing what blockchain and its variants are, and are not, is a question that must be addressed. Why such hype and why are distributed, decentralized ledgers so important? Michael Terpin, CEO from Transform Group, shares his view on blockchain technologies and its implications in commerce.
Algorithms enabling the creation of distributed ledgers are powerful, disruptive innovations that could transform the global economy where trust is established through consensus and distributed computing, potentially removing costly intermediaries. This executive panel featuring Microsoft and Mojix, will review real-world examples where DLTs are used in commerce, outside of supporting crypto currencies, and explain how this technology is evolving into emerging variations that will drive innovation and adoption in the retail, manufacturing, supply chain world.
Technology has given consumers greater power and choice; and the result is that brands face increased competition with the threat of commoditization. Louise Keely, EVP, Global Retail Practice Leader from Nielsen, reviews how digital technology is transforming lifestyles.
Our panel includes leaders from TUMI, Salsify, REFASHIOND, and Unilever who will discuss the implications of digital change and the need to engage consumers effectively in real time. The panel will address mass personalization, the transformation of data into action, content strategy, and effective ways to engage consumers.
In this wrap-up session, industry evangelists for GS1 US will provide a high-level summary of the discussion, highlighting the critical role of standards and unique identification in laying the foundation for digital success. Panelists from Target, Walmart, Google and MIT will review key takeaways for attendees to be able to take back to their organizations to help build their future pathways.
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