Expert-Led Think Tanks

Tuesday
July 16
1:45 pm2:45 pm
Palos Verdes Terrace

Expert-Led Think Tanks

Join our handpicked group of subject matter experts to discuss future-forward ideas. With four separate opportunities to engage, NRF’s Expert-Led Think Tanks allow attendees to dive deep into a single topic or explore three different topics for a broader perspective. Join your peers and be inspired during these insightful share-and-learn “group thinks” held on Terranea’s gorgeous lawn. Topics include:

  • Customer engagement and marketing using AI/ML (Amit Kumar)
  • Content creation + product creation using AI/ML (Rick Lockton)
  • Code + app dev; democratizing low-code/no code using AI/ML (Scott Devlin)
  • Consumer trends 2025 and beyond (Kate Ancketill)
  • Customer data platforms and CRM capabilities (Martin Gilliard)
  • Applications for retail media networks (Dan Hight)
  • Social commerce as digital storefront
  • Marketplace platforms: Strategies and opportunities (Mike Lemon)
  • Mobile and ecommerce technologies        
  • Optimizing your zero/first-party data strategy (Michael Klein)
  • Privacy impacts: Retail tech and marketing (Paul Martino)
  • Robotics and automation technology
  • Unified commerce/seamless commerce optimization: Enabling unified commerce experiences and data (Philippe Bottine)
  • Composable tech stack field guide (Chris Bach)
  • Predictive analytics in pricing strategy (Ananda "Andy" Chakravarty)
  • Customer journey mapping: Measuring performance of key segments (Kevin Ertell)
  • Understanding the rapidly evolving AI regulatory landscape
  • Navigating new AR/VR capabilities
  • Holiday marketing: Campaigns and new strategies (Katherine Cullen)
  • Brand storytelling: How to craft compelling brand narratives
  • Brand storytelling: Protecting brand reputation in age of deep fakes (Miranda An)
  • Hybrid and remote team management for tech
Miranda An

Miranda An

Director of Retail & Media
Plug and Play Ventures
Chris Bach

Chris Bach

co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer
Netlify
Katherine Cullen

Katherine Cullen

Vice President, Industry and Consumer Insights
National Retail Federation
Dan Hight

Dan Hight

VP, Advertising and Media Partnerships
Placer.ai
Mike Lemon

Mike Lemon

VP, Legal Affairs
National Retail Federation
Rick Lockton

Rick Lockton

Sr. Vice President, eComm, Digital & Master Data
Tractor Supply Company
Paul Martino

Paul Martino

VP and Senior Policy Counsel
National Retail Federation

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