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eTail West Announces Preliminary Speaker Lineup and Agenda


The organizers of eTail West (February 26th - March 1st), the longest running conference dedicated to the eCommerce and omni-channel retail community, today announced the preliminary agenda and speakers for 2018.

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Over 2500 senior decision makers from established brands, start-ups, venture capital (VC) and analyst firms will descend upon the luxurious JW Marriott resort in Palm Springs, CA for three days of immersive and insightful sessions designed to inform and transform how retailers do business now and in the future. The 2018 agenda encapsulates the current issues and future challenges that are top of mind for retailers, including:

  • The Future of Omni-Channel Retail
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Stories From The Frontline
  • Immersive Media & Customer Engagement (AR, VR, and Visual Commerce)
  • Re-Wiring The Organization For AI Growth
  • Collaboration and Social Innovation
  • Keeping The Customer At The Center Of Your Omni-Channel World
  • The Next Generation of Customer Interaction
  • Converting Data For Dynamic Personalization And Predictions

“From the adoption of AI to the on-going challenge of bridging the gap between the physical and digital consumer experience, the retail landscape is undergoing one of the most disruptive and challenging periods we’ve ever seen,” said Lori Hawthorne, Senior Analyst and Divisional Director for eTail. “Our speakers are innovators and pioneers that are successfully navigating these disruptions, and we are excited to have them share their best practices with our audience.”

Over 130+ speakers have been confirmed to date for 2018, including:

  • Jordan Sweetnam, VP Global Product, Walmart eCommerce, Walmart
  • Rhonda Vetere, CTO, Esteé Lauder Companies
  • Scott Emmons, Head of Innovation Lab, Neiman Marcus
  • Grant Barth, Chief Merchandising Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Chuck Porter, Chairman, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
  • Nicolas Reynaud, CMO & VP eCommerce (Apparel), Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Noam Paransky, SVP Digital, Gap Inc/Gap
  • Miki Racine Berardelli,CEO, KIDBOX
  • Stan Pavlovsky, President, Meredith Corporation
  • Dhritiman Saha, SVP, Digital, JC Penney
  • Ashley Lewis, VP of Product Management, Monetization, Dollar Shave Club
  • Lisa Nicklin, DVP, Digital Retail, REI
  • Morgan Hermand-Waiche, Founder & CEO, Adore Me
  • Ariel Kaye, Founder & CEO, Parachute Home
  • Francisco Gimenez, CEO & Co Founder, eSalon
  • Dominique Essig, Chief Experience Officer, Bonobos
  • Erik Caldwell, SVP Supply Chain & Digital Operations, Hudson's Bay Company
  • Martin Aubut, CDO & CMO, L’Oréal Canada
  • Brandon Proctor, CEO, AutoAnything
  • Rainer Castillo, Founder & CEO, Chubbies
  • Jennie Baik, Co-Founder & CEO, Orchard Mile
  • Christina Carbonell, CEO, Primary
  • Galyn Bernard, CEO, Primary
  • Diane Loviglio, CEO & Co-Founder, Boon + Gable
  • Adam Weinstock, CTO, Bombas

To view the preliminary agenda or to learn more about speaking/sponsorship/exhibition opportunities at eTail West, please visit https://etailwest.wbresearch.com/. For the latest retail news and eTail developments, be sure to follow us on Twitter @etailnews.

About eTail

Launched in 1999, eTail is the longest running event series dedicated to the growth and continued evolution of the online and omni-channel retail industry. Produced by Worldwide Business Research (WBR), eTail is a worldwide series of events spanning the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Unlike other conferences, we believe that what happens at eTail events shouldn’t stay there, providing actionable best practices that our attendees can put into practice now and can share within their organizations. For more information, please visit https://etailwest.wbresearch.com/.

About WBR

WBR (Worldwide Business Research) is the world leader in B2B focused conference events. Founded in 1996, the company produces over 100 conferences yearly designed to offer the leaders of emerging and established companies across multiple industries with actionable insights, educational discussions, and networking opportunities to inform and transform how they do business now and in the future. The company also generates custom research to help companies educate the market on the latest developments and best practices. For more information, please visit https://www.wbresearch.com/ and follow us on Twitter @WBResearch.

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