Where Can You See the Future of Retail?

Author: Jarrod Davis

The retail landscape is changing fast. Whether it’s adjusting to the latest technology or keeping up with new customer demands, knowing the trends is the only way to stay ahead of the new challenges.

To give suppliers and retailers a look at where the industry is heading, the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is hosting a Trends in Technology Conference. For the first time in the history of the conference, the Supply Chain Management Research Center and the Center for Retailing Excellence at the University of Arkansas’ Sam M. Walton College of Business are coming together to host.

Industry leaders from across the country will be attending the conference to talk about the omni-shopper, artificial intelligence, the future of home delivery, and a wide array of game-changers for retail.

Leaders Leading the Way

The current generation of shoppers is dictating constant change from the supply chain to the last mile of delivery. Today’s industry leaders will be lending their expertise to the conference:

Jamie Iannone, president and CEO of Sams.com, is speaking about online growth  and enhancing the customers’ ability to shop anytime, anywhere. Jamie is evolving Sam’s Club ecommerce along the company’s vision of becoming the technology format for the next generation of shopper. 

Linda Dillman, retired CIO of QVC, joins the conference to give a first-hand look into what happens when digital retail does not have the brick and mortar support or presence. Her understanding of how this plays into the customer experience, as well as the direct impact on supply chain/reverse logistics, will be invaluable to suppliers and retailers alike.

There will be additional presentations on artificial intelligence and blockchain as well as a session from the inventor of the last mile delivery robot, Starship, which is currently undergoing student-led testing and development at the McMillon Innovation Studio.

Making Plans to Attend

The Trends in Technology Conference is happening Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, Arkansas.

Seating is limited, so sign up today! Click here to purchase tickets.

Where Can You See the Future of Retail?

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