Agenda

*Timings and specific session slots subject to change.

Tuesday October 2nd

TIME

SESSION

12:30pm – 5:00pm

Topgolf Swing Suite Open / Sign up – limited availability

2:00pm – 8:00pm

Registration and Innovation Zone Open

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Welcome Reception

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Executive Dinner (invitation only)

Wednesday October 3rd

TIME

GENERAL SESSIONS

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast in Innovation Zone. Registration Open

8:30am – 8:40am

Welcome

Ken Hughes

Leading Consumer & Shopper Behaviouralist

8:40am – 9:30am

Sandeep Dadlani

Chief Digital Officer, Mars, Inc.

9:30am – 10:20am

Michael Casey

Senior Advisor Digital Currency Initiative
MIT Media Labs

10:20am – 10:30am

Summary

Ken Hughes

Leading Consumer & Shopper Behaviouralist

10:30am – 11:00am

Coffee Break in Innovation Zone

Breakout 1

Breakout 2

Breakout 3

11:00am – 11:45am

TBC

Speaker TBC

TBC

Speaker TBC

11:45am – 12:30pm

Winning in retail by creating a ‘new age’ demand-centric supply chain

Sahir Anand
Managing VP, Research & Strategy, Ensemble IQ

Optimizing assortments to drive growth in a highly comPETitive market

Mark Wilkinson
Head of Space Planning
Pets At Home Ltd.

Hormel turns shopper behavior into category growth

Melissa Muckel
Hormel Team Leader Category Management, Albertsons Companies

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch in Innovation Zone

1:30pm – 2:15pm

TBC

David Abelman
Executive Vice President and CMO
Rite Aid

TBC

Speaker TBC

2:15pm – 3:00pm

How Heinen’s Grocery Store competes to stay ahead in an evolving world

Maryann Correnti
Chief Financial Officer
Heinen’s

TBC

Speaker TBC

TBC

Linda Severin
Vice President of Retail Solutions Management
Topco Associates

Scott Evans
SVP Sales & Merchandising
Price Chopper

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Coffee Break in Innovation Zone

3:30pm – 4:20pm

Keynote - Microsoft

TBC

TBC
Microsoft

4:20pm – 5:20pm

Keynote and Panel - TBC

Panel of industry experts:

Dr. Pallab Chatterjee, Chairman & CEO, Symphony RetailAI
Jerry LeClair, EVP Merchandising and Marketing Giant Eagle
Graeme Cooksley, CEO & President, Retail Solutions Division, Symphony RetailAI
Sandeep Dadlani, Chief Digital Officer, Mars Inc.
Brian Kilcourse, Managing Partner, Retail Systems Research (RSR)

5:20pm – 5:30pm

Summary & Close

Ken Hughes

Leading Consumer & Shopper Behaviouralist

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Free time

7:30pm – 11:00pm

Xcelerate Party

Thursday October 4th

TIME

GENERAL SESSIONS

8:00am – 9:00am

Breakfast in the Innovation Zone. Registration Open

9:00am – 9:10am

Welcome

Ken Hughes

Leading Consumer & Shopper Behaviouralist

9:10am – 10:00am

Ray Wang

Founder and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

10:00am – 10:50am

Ken Hughes

Leading Consumer & Shopper Behaviouralist

10:50am – 11:00am

Summary

Ken Hughes

Leading Consumer & Shopper Behaviouralist

11:00am – 11:30am

Coffee Break in Innovation Zone

Breakout 1

Breakout 2

Breakout 3

11:30am – 12:15pm

TBC

Speaker TBC

Building a strong foundation for success

Kevin Stafford
VP Marketing
KVAT

TBC

Speaker TBC

12:15pm – 1:00pm

TBC

Speaker TBC

TBC

Speaker TBC

Gearing up to win the market share battle with data-driven Test & Learn

Jim Montgomery
Senior Manager Category Development
Barilla

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch in Innovation Zone

2:00pm – 2:45pm

The coming revolution of "micro" in the retail supply chain

Yegor Anchyshkin
Chief Technology Officer
Takeoff Technologies

TBC

Katie Waeltz
Senior Director, Shopper Insights & Analytics
Topco Associates

TBC

Speaker TBC

2:45pm – 3:30pm

TBC

Speaker TBC

TBC

Speaker TBC

TBC

Speaker TBC

3:30pm

Event Close

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