Monday, October 16

5:00 p.m.

Networking and opening reception sponsored by Intel

7:00 p.m.

Join /N SPRO for an incredible nightlife experience – thirty stories high in the heart of Manhattan. Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres while taking in breathtaking views of the iconic Chrysler Building. This event is open to retailers only.

Tuesday, October 17
  Day 1

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and networking

9:00 a.m.

Welcome address: The Execution Gap in Retail | Matt Laukaitis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SAP Retail North America | Andrea Weiss, Founder and CEO, The O Alliance Consulting

9:30 a.m.

Leadership Insights | Jim Sinegal, Co-founder and Director, Costco Wholesale Corporation

10:10 a.m.

Innovate to Accelerate – Engaging Your Workforce in Today's Competitive Environment

10:20 a.m.

Networking break

10:40 a.m.

An interview with Doug Wood, CEO of Tommy Bahama and Andrea Weiss, Founder and CEO, The O Alliance Consulting

11:10 a.m.

Innovate to Accelerate – What Is Your Customer Really Looking For?

11:20 a.m.

Interactive audience round table: Any Retailer Can Be Different; Be Distinct | Scott McKain, Founder and CEO, The Distinction Institute

12:10 p.m.

Lunch, networking, and demos

1:10 p.m.

An interview with Dick Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Foot Locker, Inc., and DJ Paoni, President of Sales, SAP North America

1:35 p.m.

Giving Back: How NS2 Serves Trains and Employs Our Veterans in High-Tech Careers | Stephen Kupcha, Executive Director, NS2 Serves

1:40 p.m.

Innovate to Accelerate – Optimizing How You Reach Out to Your Customers

1:50 p.m.

Industry executive round table: The Seamless Customer Experience | Jerry Hoberman, Principal, Deloitte Consulting | Andy Hogenson, Principal, Retail & Consumer Advisory, EY

2:20 p.m.

Executive keynote: Innovating in Retail Time | Alain Dubois, Partner and Vice President, Business Development, Beyond Technologies | François Huyghues Despointes, CEO, Groupe SAFO | Mohamed Karouia, CIO, Groupe SAFO 

2:40 p.m.

Networking break

3:00 p.m.

Zappos Adaptive – Living True to Your Brand | Saul Dave, Senior Director of Enterprise Systems,

3:10 p.m.

Interactive audience round table: Developing a Cult Brand: What Does Your Customer Really Think? | BJ Bueno, CEO, The Cult Branding Company

4:00 p.m.

Industry executive keynote: Retail with Purpose | Vish Ganapathy, Chief Technology Officer, Accenture

4:30 p.m.

Winners and Losers in the Digital Age | Scott Galloway, Founder, L2

5:30 p.m.

Day one wrap-up

6:00 p.m.

Dinner experience: Sinegal Estate wines
Meet in the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel lobby for transportation (be sure to wear your badge).
Continue networking with your peers at 230 5th Ave, featuring New York’s largest outdoor rooftop garden with spectacular views of the city. Another feature of our evening reception and dinner will be a wine tasting of Sinegal Estate wines led by Jim and David Sinegal.

Wednesday, October 18
  Day 2

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast and networking

8:30 a.m.

Day two kickoff

8:40 a.m.

Taking Retail to the Next Level | Achim Schneider, Global Head of Retail Industry Business Unit, SAP

9:00 a.m.

Industry executive keynote: Doom and Gloom, or the Dawn of a New Era? | Rachel Mushahwar, General Manager, Americas Industry Sales, Intel

9:20 a.m.

A View from the Boardroom: An interview with Betsy Atkins, CEO, Baja and Public Company, Director of Volvo, Home Depot Supply, and Cognizant | Lori Mitchell-Keller, Global General Manager, Consumer Industries, SAP

9:45 a.m.

Innovate to Accelerate – Understanding Customer Behavior in Non-Traditional Ways

9:55 a.m.

Industry executive round table: Building Brand Distinction | John Kenwood, Vice President and Retail Lead, Capgemini | Natarajan Srinivasan, Global Head of Enterprise Solutions, TCS | Stephen Laughlin, Vice President and General Manager of Global Consumer Industries, IBM

10:25 a.m.

Networking break

10:45 a.m.

Disruption in Retail: A Conversation with Matt Shay, CEO, National Retail Federation | Leslie Sarasin, President and CEO, Food Marketing Institute | Robin Lewis, CEO, The Robin Report

11:15 a.m.

Innovate to Accelerate – Less Complexity Equals Better Fulfillment

11:25 a.m.

Digital Transformation: A Global Perspective | Greg McStravick, President, Database and Data Management, SAP | Lori Mitchell-Keller, Global General Manager, Consumer Industries, SAP

11:50 a.m.

Running Live in Retail's New Normal | Matt Laukaitis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SAP Retail North America

12:15 p.m.

SAP Women Forward lunch and networking event (all attendees are welcome)