2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Next Generation Retail Stores

#sxsw #digistore


And you thought getting a solid mobile strategy out the door was tough. The retail landscape is evolving at a rapid pace and while the future is unclear, one thing is certain: if you don’t embrace a digitized future, your brand will be left behind. The physical store is fundamentally changing – the store of the future provides a curated, seamless shopping experience that consumers demand. How? By bringing the best of online technology into the physical store - from lookbooks and 3D printing, to magic “try-on” mirrors and body scans. What, did you think a few in-store iPads would cut it? There is an unparalleled opportunity for retailers to engage with customers in a new way. Join our elite group of retail leaders – large traditional brands redefining themselves and disruptive startups – as we define the next gen of shopping. We’ll discuss what’s worked – and what’s not – for retailers, emerging tech and how brands are making bets on the next gen of retail stores.



Bryan Wolff

CFO at Bonobos


I am the CFO of Bonobos, a menswear brand renowned for exceptional fit, high energy and great customer experience. I was one of the first investors in Bonobos back in 2007, and joined the team full-time in January 2012 to focus on finance, investment and development strategies for growth.

Previously I was a consultant for McKinsey & Company and a hedge fund analyst for AllianceBernstein and Luxor Capital.

I have a computer science engineering degree from Princeton University and MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Emily Lacivita

Head of Ecommerce

Rebecca Minkoff


Healey Cypher

Head of Retail Innovation - eBay Inc


Healey leads the Retail Innovation team within eBay, Inc. He previously served roles as the Chief of Staff for Global Product Management and led the Local Business Development team. Healey’s passion for making eBay successful is only matched by his passion for having fun at the office.
Healey heralds from the Wharton School and after a three-year stint in management consulting in NYC, joined his fellow Penn-ers at a small startup called Milo as the VP of Business Development. Milo was purchased by eBay in December 2010.
Before college Healey attended high school in Nebraska and grew up for 16 years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where his affinity for strange musical instruments began. Yes, including the didjeridoo.


Zita Cassizzi

Chief Digital Officer


Zita joined TOMS in 2012 and is currently the Global Chief Digital Officer. She is responsible for the global digital business including P&L, social, mobile, customer engagement and support, web development as well as creating a unique omni-channel direct to consumer experience for TOMS. Zita is a dynamic leader with over 20 years of experience in direct business leadership and eCommerce in a global setting. She loves solving complex challenges based on data and analytics, creating global strategies and building high-performing teams and businesses as a result. Zita is passionate about women's issues. During her 16 years at Dell and now at TOMS, she serves as a co-founder of a women's networking organization. She was born and grew up in Budapest, Hungary and is a Longhorn fan with an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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