10 Inventions That Will Revolutionize Retail
Sunday, March 15
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 3
208 Barton Springs Rd
Since the first shopping list was etched on stone 8,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, Homo sapiens have relied on certain objects to navigate our path to purchase (or gathering). In the current era of rapid technological advancement, many of the objects that will have the greatest impact on our shopping experiences are just now being invented. The next 10 years will bring more change than the past 50.
Working with Intel, who use a Futurecasting approach that combines social science and data with a splash of science fiction, David and Jon have developed a glimpse of the retail future through objects not yet invented or commercialized. From holostores and sentient stores to intelligent shelves and biosensor-enabled smart clothing, we’ll discuss how to harness the power of innovations yet to come in a retail world that is increasingly globalized, digitized, polarized and personalized. We’ll also discuss what we can learn from Asia, which is at the forefront of retail innovation.
CEO, Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia
WPP The Store
David started his career at the House of Commons working for a member of the UK Parliament. He then swapped a career in politics for one in advertising and retail. At Bates Dorland in the UK, he be...Show the rest
David started his career at the House of Commons working for a member of the UK Parliament. He then swapped a career in politics for one in advertising and retail. At Bates Dorland in the UK, he became main board director for strategy and the Managing Director of the consulting and digital divisions. He also served as CEO of the worldwide retail and technology center of excellence. David went on to join Kingfisher’s B&Q plc, one of Europe’s largest retailers, sitting on the main board of directors as UK and International Marketing Director.
David is the author or co-author of numerous books and studies on retail, China and brands. He is the editor of “A History of Retail in 100 Objects,” produced in cooperation with Intel, a company with which he has partnered for several years to determine future retail and technology trends. David works directly with Intel’s two Chief Futurists in developing a vision for the future of retail.Hide the rest
Global Managing Dir
Jon is a regular and passionate commentator on all things retail. He has written a weekly blog on retail (http://www.newretailblog.com) for the last 5 years, and speaks all over the world on retail...Show the rest
Jon is a regular and passionate commentator on all things retail. He has written a weekly blog on retail (http://www.newretailblog.com) for the last 5 years, and speaks all over the world on retail trends. Jon’s presentations are designed to be highly visual, global in nature, and inspiring. When not working on retail, Jon likes to be in retail - shopping stores and websites, picking up on trends and gathering new material.
Jon has worked with many retail and consumer packaged goods brands over the years, from McDonald’s to Microsoft. Prior to LabStore, Jon was a founding partner of IdeaWorks, Australia and New Zealand’s leading retail marketing agency. He was also Chairman of Inside Retail, the #1 trade publication for retailers in Australasia, and has been Director of Retail Marketing for M&C Saatchi, headquartered in Sydney.Hide the rest