Wincor Nixdorf and Partners to Host Executive Forum Discussing Trends and Technologies for the Banking and Retail Industries

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Executives from Regions Bank, The Hershey Company, Intel Corporation and ZigBee Alliance Share their Insights in Boston on October 2

Information technology (IT) solutions provider Wincor Nixdorf will host an executive forum on the latest trends and technologies for the banking and retail industries in Boston, Mass., on October 2, 2014. The event will feature keynote speakers from leaders at Regions Bank, The Hershey Company, Intel Corporation, and the ZigBee Alliance.

“The retail and banking industries are changing dramatically, and customer expectations are heightened,” said Javier López-Bartolomé, senior vice president, Region Americas, and Wincor Nixdorf USA president & CEO. “Wincor Nixdorf’s executive forums bring leaders from the banking and retail industries together to discuss state-of-the-art strategies that give our clients a crucial edge in a highly competitive market.”

Wincor Nixdorf is taking the branch and store transformation theme on the road as part of a multi-city roadshow, with its next stop in Boston. This invitation-only event is part of a seven-city tour Wincor Nixdorf is conducting featuring thought-provoking discussions on the latest trends and technologies for the banking and retail industries.

Lisa Law, senior vice president of branch support services at Regions Bank, will deliver keynote remarks on implementing the universal banker model with Wincor Nixdorf. Leading retail industry experts will also headline the event. Bob Heile, chairman emeritus and chief technologist at the ZigBee Alliance, will discuss implementing Internet of things (IoT) in retail; Chris Witham, senior manager of front-end experience at The Hershey Company, will provide insight on optimizing pay points; and Chris O’Malley, director of retail marketing for the Internet of Things Group at Intel Corporation, will speak on why mobility is important in retail and banking.

Banking industry professionals attending the event will participate in breakout sessions on branch transformation, (new branch formats utilizing disruptive technologies to enable a sales- and service-oriented customer engagement model); customer experience (how to adapt the consumer lifestyle into self-service touch points); enterprise monitoring (how to check the status of any device in a network in real time, and learn to control devices remotely, manage tickets, and analyze performance); true cash-cycle management (how to improve branch profitability and create customer intimacy while reducing cash-handling costs by more than 20 percent); and security and compliance (how to turn security and compliance challenges into customer experience opportunities).

Retail professionals will learn how their organizations can leverage technology to be more efficient and improve the customer experience. Retail breakout sessions will cover such topics as store transformation (capturing and using store intelligence to improve the shopping experience and optimize labor costs); security and compliance (understanding what leading retailers are doing to manage PCI/EMV and security challenges); cash-cycle management (how to manage store cash-handling to minimize cost and shrink); and customer experience (how omni-channel retailing and store mobile computing can enhance the customer experience).

The Wincor Nixdorf Executive Forum will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Boston, Mass. Venue information provided upon request. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The event will be followed by a networking social from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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About Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor Nixdorf is one of the world’s most successful IT solution specialists for process optimization at the consumer touch-point, covering its core industries of banking and retail. With its U.S. headquarters located in Austin, Texas, Wincor Nixdorf Inc. provides a broad range of innovative hardware and software solutions, complemented by high-end services to many of the world’s biggest and most well-known business organizations, raising overall efficiency of procedures and workflow to improve consumer engagement and reduce operational costs. Wincor Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries and annual sales revenue of approximately $3 billion. For more information, visit

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