February 15, 2018 – February 16, 2018 PARK HYATT AVIARA SAN DIEGO, CA
C-Level experts from across North America’s retail industry are coming together February 15-16, 2018 at The Park Hyatt Aviara in San Diego, CA to anticipate the highly complex digital environment that will develop over the next few years.
Retailers are uniquely positioned to leverage new digital technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and more to deliver enhanced, personalized customer experiences.
Through a cutting-edge program designed by the industry, for the industry, we will provide a fresh and up-to-date insight to help move your organization to the next level of digital leadership. A series of executive education roundtables, keynote presentations, collaborative think tanks, educational workshops, and networking sessions will offer industry-specific topics and trends to ensure your company sustains its competitive advantage.
×Niklas Myhr The Social Media Professor, Chapman University
×Martin Barthel Global Head of eCommerce & Retail Strategy, Facebook
Martin Barthel is the Global Head of eCommerce & Retail Strategy at Facebook – responsible for developing category-specific strategies that benefit both pure-play and multi-channel retail businesses of all sizes around the world.
Prior to joining Facebook, Martin Barthel worked for more than 10 years for eBay. Most recently he was a member of the German management team, leading the eBay Consumer Electronics, Home & Garden and Motors businesses. Martin started his career working for the fashion brand Chanel as a strategic marketer from 1996 to 2001. Subsequent to this, he worked as a Management Consultant for the Boston Consulting Group for four years.
Martin Barthel studied economics at the EBS in Oestrich-Winkel and also at the ESCP-EAP in Paris, Oxford and Berlin.
Vijay Talwar joined Sears Holdings Corporation in April 2014 as SVP and President of Gifts and Special Occasions. Vijay has served as CEO, CFO and President across multiple industries, including development, retail, e-commerce, consumer products and management consulting. Vijay has applied contemporary business expertise in starting an international e-commerce business, leading global enterprises and turning around a multinational foundation in a developing economy. Vijay continues to address complex industry and market demands in an ever-evolving global business climate.
Vijay has served as the CEO, CFO and President of International and Global Customer Care at Blue Nile, as well as the CEO of William J. Clinton Foundation India, from 2008 to 2010, a global 501c nongovernmental organization established to provide healthcare and sustainability programs across India and South Asia. From 2002 to 2008, Vijay worked at Nike, Inc, the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories, where he served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa Region.
Brendan serves Digital Business Strategy professionals and is a leading expert on retail,
eCommerce, consumer behavior, and technology trends in the digital engagement space. He is also a noted authority on technology developments that affect both online and offline commerce, as well as vendors that help facilitate delivery of today's leading strategies and tactics in digital excellence. Though he applies this knowledge to a wide variety of industries, he spends the majority of his time with companies that are at the forefront of dealing with digital disruption. In addition to keynoting at global industry events and advising executive teams on digital strategy, Brendan is routinely sought after for comments and insights by industry media such as CNBC, Bloomberg, PBS, The Economist, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Forbes. Before joining Forrester, Brendan built 25 years of experience working in multiple leadership positions for retailers like Guitar Center and Harry & David, with roles in strategic planning, eCommerce operations, digital marketing, business analytics, and customer insights.
×Dara Treseder Chief Marketing Officer, GE Ventures
×Jennifer Dixon Vice President, Marketing, Green Giant Fresh- Growers Express