Upcoming Conferences

I bet many of you are just back from the Shop.org Summit today.  I saw some pretty good sessions on the agenda, so I'm sorry I didn't go.  In two weeks ARTS is having its third annual user conference in Orlando.  Topics include mobile, social, cloud, and the use of standards in the retail industry.  I really enjoy this conference because it doesn't involve selling, and its light on marketing fluff.  The attendees come from IT and are only interested in solving real problems.  I'll be presenting on the use of social media in retail, previewing some of the content from our upcoming ARTS Social Blueprint.

The week after is Oracle OpenWorld, starting on October 2nd.  I'll be kicking that conference off with a run at the Bridge-to-Bridge 12K in the morning, then catching the start of the conference later in the afternoon.  Larry Ellison is always entertaining, so I don't want to miss his general sessions.  There will be several new products announced during the week, many of which have applicability to retail.

This year the entertainment is Sting and Tom Petty.  Neither does much for me, so this is the first year I'll be skipping the customer appreciation event. Regardless, if you get an invitation you should definitely attend.  The spectacle of so many people, free food and drinks, and the carnival games is a great experience.  I promise you'll have tons of fun.

As has been the case in past years, the retail sessions will be held in The Palace Hotel a few blocks from the Moscone.  I actually like this arrangement as its much more intimate so people are able to relax and talk.  Ever try finding a place to sit and talk in the Moscone?

There are lots of good retail sessions, so I'll just name a few here:

Monday

11:00-12:00

23821 - General Session: Retail
Mike Webster, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Oracle

Palace Hotel Concert

Monday

12:30-13:30

 38841 - Powering Business Transformation at Morrisons to Build the
Supermarket of Tomorrow
Mike Davies, Senior Vice-President, Wipro Technologies
Gary Barr, CIO, Wm Morrisons Supermarkets

Palace Hotel Concert

Monday

15:30-16:30

23445 – The Next Generation of Cross-Channel Customer Experience
Solutions
Andrea Morgan-Vandome, Vice President, Retail Strategy and Solution
Marketing, Oracle

Palace Hotel Concert

Monday

17:00-18:00

23816 – Exploring New Technology in Retail
David Dorf, Senior Director of Technology Strategy, Oracle
Leif Larsen, Vice President, Oracle

Palace Hotel Concert

Tuesday

13:15-14:15

23806 – Retail Analytics and Critical KPIs
John Bible, Senior Director of Insight Analytics, Oracle
Mark Lawrence, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Palace Hotel Pacific Heights

Wednesday

16:45-17:45

23818 – Oracle Order Management: How Starbucks' Solution Surpassed Expectations
Karen Metro, Vice President of Business Systems Development, Starbucks
Tanya Trejo, Director of Business Systems Development, Starbucks

Palace Hotel Concert

Thursday

12:00-13:00

07442— Improving Market Insight at Outback Steakhouse
Jim Marzoppi , Vice President of Applications, OSI Restaurant Partners
Sal Seno , Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Carla Daniels , Senior Manager, Oracle

Moscone South Room 310

Shameless plug: I haven't started building my OOW presentation yet, but I'm pretty sure its going to revolve around the research we've been doing with mobile and social (surprise!).  The guys from ATG are going to join me and demonstrate some of their omni-channel concepts.  I just hope we can get good networking so the iPad and iPhone stuff works.  Lord knows the AT&T network will be useless.

Hope to see you at one or both of these events.

Comments:

Post a Comment:
Comments are closed for this entry.
About


David Dorf, Sr Director Technology Strategy for Oracle Retail, shares news and ideas about the retail industry with a focus on innovation and emerging technologies.


Industry Connect


Stay Connected
Blogroll

Search

Archives
« April 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
   
       
Today