By David Dorf-Oracle on Mar 25, 2014
A message from Rose Spicer of Oracle Retail:
We will be reporting all this week from the first Oracle Industry Connect, taking place in Boston. This event, more than any other, demonstrates why, as the senior director of retail marketing for Oracle, I love my job. Thanks to David for inviting us to share highlights here.
Over the years we have cultivated what was Oracle Retail CrossTalk, a retail industry conference that started in 2006 with only 2 retail speakers. By 2013, we proudly hosted a forum with 90% of the content delivered by retailers for retailers, and it became an annual “must-attend” for the growing community of great retailers who use Oracle solutions. Retailers learned from one another and built valuable exchanges beyond the days of the conference.
This year we are pleased to host a new iteration of this customer gathering by introducing the inaugural Oracle Industry Connect, a conference modeled after CrossTalk and extended to offer separate “conferences within a conference” for five more industries. Within this new model, we look forward to welcoming 225 retailers executives from over 102 brands from 18 different countries.
More than 30 retailers and industry influencers tell their stories and weigh in on industry trends. Among them, Neiman Marcus, Kohl’s, Groupe Dynamite, TJX, Deckers Outdoor, Scheels, Stage Stores, ULTA Beauty, C. Wonder, Luxottica, Zenni Optical, Academy Sports, charming charlie, Hot Topic, Konzum, and Country Road.
We have the best community of customers. I look forward to seeing many of our friends in Boston this week. If you are unable to join us, be sure to watch here for updates as guest blogger and retail industry writer Adam Blair reports from Boston.