How Retail Sector will reinvent in a Digital World


Monday, Oct 14 - 18


Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai

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AI in Retail & E-Commerce Sector

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26 July 2022 (8.45 am to 11.45 am CT)
08:45 am
Aganda 1

Introduction of Speakers

-by Nitin Naveen, Vice president-Innovation Strategy, AICorespot


09:00 am
Aganda 2

The Future of Retail is Omnichannel: Why E-Commerce and Physical Retail Need Each Other

– By Lionel Binnie, CEO, MSource Ideas

· Talk will cover the latest trends in retail as we come out of Covid.
· Surprisingly, even though Covid rapidly expanded adoption of E-Commerce and home delivery, physical brick-and-mortar retail are now stronger than ever as consumers want to return to normal.
· Research shows that for some categories of shopping – mundane chores like re-stocking pet food and paper towels, consumers want to use e-commerce and home delivery.
· But in many categories; from fresh food to fashion, consumers still want to use their senses to see, touch, and taste products. Plus consumers often want to shop with friends and family – a social experience that is not replicated by online shopping.
· Successful retailers offer combinations of e-commerce, home delivery and great in-store experiences to give shoppers the best of both worlds.
· The future of retail is omnichannel.· Digitization of Transportation


09:30 am
Aganda 6

Reimagining Retail with AI technologies

Panel Discussion
– Sameer Nagpal, Chief Business Officer – Retail, Consumer & Logistics at InfoVision Inc (Moderator)
– Harvinder Singh, AVP Client Partner, Retail, InfoVision
– Mina Elias, Founder & CEO, Trivium Group
– Anant Kumar, Revenue Growth Management, Johnson & Johnson
– Michelle Barron, Director of Sales and Operations, HUMEX North America
– Karen Tiber Leland, Founder, Sterling Marketing Group
– Matthew Schaeffer, Senior Manager, Data & Content Operations Programs, REI


10:30 am
Aganda 2

The Industrialist dilemma: Lessons from an innovator in a large corporation

-By Chaitanya Bhatt, Director, Strategy & Innovation, Loblaw Companies Limited

How does the industrialist dilemma impact ability for incumbents to have sustainable growth and not lose market share. How can the ability to use (or lack thereof) emerging technologies like AI, ML, Automation and Robotics help or hinder the industrialist to stave off new threats in an ever increasing competitive market.


11:00 am
Aganda 2

Powering your MarTech experience with premium grade data

-By Raymond McGlew, Data Management Consultant, Right Data Consultants

Martech applications such as Customer Data Platforms, like a high-performance car, don’t run well on “regular” data. If you are going to exploit these technologies you need to up your data game! Omnichannel retailing requires reducing and eliminating friction between your data sources. Customer purchasing history, browsing behavior, and in-store visits need to be brought together in one place in near real time. Reference files have to be updated, and Product information has to be “understood” by the applications.
Implementing these systems can be severely impacted if you don’t have a mature data management environment in place. We will discuss:
1) How to evaluate your organization’s data management maturity
2) How to justify improving your data management practices
3) How agile data processes will speed up your progress
3) How implementing your MarTech application can help you with your data journey


11:30 am
Aganda 1

Thank you note and conclusion of event

-by Nitin Naveen, Vice president-Innovation Strategy, AICorespot