At Retail Innovation Week 2021, an optimistic vision of the future of retail with sector’s next generation of pioneers

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Jan 11-15 : Week long virtual convention host talks across most pressing topics: eselling and ecommerce; store experience and design; purpose, sustainability & inclusivity; and marketplaces - Retail Innovation Week

Retail Innovation Week

PSFK, the most progressive thought-leader in retail, today announced the final line up for their Retail Innovation Week 2021 virtual convention - a free-to-attend event with speakers who are pioneers from retail, brands and solution providers. The event offers a mix of TV-news-channel style presentations and interactive breakout sessions.

Founder Piers Fawkes says, “What makes Retail Innovation Week® different from the traditional trade show is that we are research driven and we have used this research to choose the most important themes for the retail community - and invite the best speakers to present the most progressive ideas in the sector. Ultimately it’s peers sharing with peers so that the industry rises with the tide.”

The event is supported by sponsors Avalara and Gladly. ChaseDesign, Redding Futures, Bitreel, Obsess and LiveArea. Hosts are Piers Fawkes, Founder of PSFK and Retail Innovation Week, and Scott Lachut, Partner at PSFK.

Every session is free to attend via sign up at the portal http://www.retailinnovationweek.com

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Transcripts and videos of many speaker sessions available in advance, on request (embargoed)

Line up includes:

JANUARY 11, 2021 - ECOMMERCE & ESELLING PRESENTATIONS        

Phil Raub    CEO     Model No
Ram Iyer    Worldwide Director - Digital Strategy and eCommerce    Microsoft
Julie Bornstein    Founder / CEO    The Yes
Ranjan Roy    VP of Strategy     Adore Me
Megan Higgins    VP & GM, eCommerce and Marketplaces at Avalara
Coulter Lewis     Founder and CEO     Sunday
Benjamin Kaufman    CEO & Co-Founder    Camp
Mike McCarron    VP of Sales    Gladly

JANUARY 11, 2021 - ECOMMERCE & ESELLING BREAKOUTS        
Antonio Squeo    Chief Innovation Officer     Hevolus
Lisa Green    Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships and Operations    The Yes
Ranjan Roy    VP of Strategy     AdoreMe
Amit Sharma    Founder and CEO    Narvar
"Neil Redding     Founder    Redding Futures
Neha Singh    Founder Obsess
Cosmo Kramer    Founder Bitreel
Brad Lindenberg    CEO and Co-Founder    QuadPay
Andy Knosp    Head of Solutions Consulting     Gladly

JANUARY 12, 2021 - ROLE OF THE STORE PRESENTATIONS        

Rachel Shechtman    Founder    Story at Macy's
Ron Thurston    Author of RETAIL PRIDE / VP of Stores at INTERMIX    INTERMIX
Dennis Crowley    Co-Founder & Executive Chairman    Foursquare
Albert Vita    Director, In-Store Experience    The Home Depot
Jason Williams    VP Customer Technology    DICK'S Sporting Goods
Catherine Pike    Senior Director Retail     Vuori
Dave Glaser    Senior Vice President, Product and Merchant Development, Mastercard    Mastercard
Shian-Li Tsang    Head of Retail Marketing-Americas    The Lego Group

JANUARY 12, 2021 - ROLE OF THE STORE BREAK OUTS    

Trevor Sumner    CEO    Perch Interactive
Jorg Snoeck    Founder    Retail Detail
Michael Robinson    COO     Ynvisible
Howard Sullivan    Founder and Exec Creative Director    YourStudio
Rick Olson    Former Target Exec
Joe Lampertius (ChaseDesign)
Peter Cloutier (ChaseDesign)
Jill McIntosh (Simpactful)
Jack Buller (Simpactful)        
Rachel Shechtman    Founder    Story at Macy's
Valerie Vacante        Live Area
Jeannie Weaver    VP Retail Marketing    AT&T/Integer
Alissa Allen    VP, Group Strategy Director    The Integer Group
Prexa Graves    Marketing Director, At Home Coffee    Starbucks
Piers Fawkes, Scott Lachut & Lauren Lyons        PSFK

JANUARY 12, 2021 - PURPOSE PRESENTATIONS        

Maggie Hureau    Head of Social Impact    Harry's
Helena Hambrecht    Founder    Haus
Ben Branson Founder & CEO    Seedlip Drinks
Tom Harfleet    Head of Nature    Seedlip Drinks
Eva Goicochea    Founder, Staycation/Maude    Maude
Ezinne Okoro    Global Chief Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Officer    Wunderman Thompson
Afdhel Aziz    FOUNDING PARTNER AND CHIEF PURPOSE OFFICER    Conspiracy of Love
Brian Dodge    President    RILA
Kelly Cobb     VP of Community + Giving    Bombas
Karla Gallardo    Co-Founder, CEO    Cuyana
Shannon Quinn    Global Water Stewardship Leader     Procter & Gamble

JANUARY 13, 2021 - PURPOSE BREAK OUTS    

Stephanie Benedetto    CEO & Co-Founder    Queen of Raw
Eshita Kabra    Founder & CEO    By Rotation
Ezinne Okoro    Global Chief Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Officer    Wunderman Thompson
Natasha Franck    Founder and Chief Executive Officer    Eon
Adam Siegel    Founder & CEO    Recurate
Kristina Kloberdanz    Mastercard
Helena Mueller    Co-founder, Doconomy

JANUARY 14, 2021 - MARKETPLACES PRESENTATIONS        

Roben Allong    CEO & Founder    Lightbeam Communications
George Trantas    senior director of global marketplaces    Avalara
Dale Volpe and Katy Rowley    Cofounders    Fox Holt
Scott Kelliher    Head of U.S. Brand Ads & Partnerships    eBay
Elisabete Furtado    Chief Strategy Officer     Gouvêa Experience
Sharon Gee    Sr. Director, GM of Omnichannel     Big Commerce
Ram Iyer     Worldwide Director - Digital Strategy and eCommerce    Microsoft

JANUARY 14, 2021 - MARKETPLACES BREAKOUTS        

Joe Scartz and Lisa Penelton / Bill Hahn     Chief Digital Commerce Officer at TPN & Velocity Commerce Group /
LISA PENELTON EVP, STRATEGY - Critical Mass     
Liz Armbruester    SVP of Global Compliance    Avalara
Patrick Brady & Alex Gibbs     "Patrick Brady - VP eCommerce Strategy at Night Market
ALEX GIBBS - VP, Products, Services & Agency Partnerships, Night Market    
Chris Anthony    SVP of Brand Partnerships at Group Nine    

About PSFK:
Since 2004, retail futures firm, PSFK, has been leading the narrative around Retail and Consumer Experience Innovation. Leading brands and retailers across categories rely on PSFK’s syndicated trends research offering (PSFK iQ) and consulting arm (PSFK Labs), to fuel their innovation efforts and build relevant, on-trends business platforms to engage audiences. Retail Innovation Week(R) is an event created by PSFK.
http://www.psfk.com

Media Contact PSFK:
Piers Fawkes
piers@retailinnovationweek.com
Whatapp: +1 646 824 8986

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