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Global Retail Community to Convene at Oracle Industry Connect Next Week

Rose Spicer
Global Senior Director

Oracle Industry Connect will take place from April 10-11 at the New York Hilton Midtown

It can be argued that Retail is transforming and evolving faster than almost any industry, making it more important than ever to connect with industry peers for advice and best practices on how to embrace innovation and new technologies to create competitive advantage. As brands continue on their digital transformation journeys Oracle Retail convenes a global community of retail leadership to encourage adoption of cloud solutions and in turn drive industry innovation.

Oracle Industry Connect, held in New York on April 10-11th, is an event for just that – with a program engineered for retailers to connect and collaborate with other retailers. At this year’s event, attendees can sit down with MIT’s Georgia Perakis to discuss how machine learning to can create targeted customer promotions, Gap Inc.’s Connie Santilli on redesigning retail through technology or PureFormula’s Daniel Moure to learn about tackling the rising demand for personalized and mobile offerings.

Currently, more than 35 of the world’s largest organizations, including the renowned Walt Disney Company, Brazil’s Grupo Pao de Acucar, Global leader Gap Inc., Chilean Retailer Bata and U.K.’s John Lewis, will be presenting insights on their digital journeys and operational victories be available to share their best practices with attendees in the sessions and during round table discussions. With this many relevant authentic stories, it’s no surprise that 97% of last year’s attendees recommend Oracle Industry Connect. The customers are complimented by industry influencers like RIS News Joe Skorupa, Retail Touchpoints Debbie Hauss and retail futurist Howard Saunders.

At Oracle Industry Connect 2018, Oracle Retail will present a full breadth of Omnichannel and enterprise solutions that demonstrate the opportunity to capture revenue, increase staff engagement, streamline operations and maximize margins with a single view of order, inventory, promotion and customer. Demonstrations will highlight Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management, Oracle Retail Planning & Optimization, Oracle Retail Supply Chain, Oracle Retail Home, Oracle Commerce Cloud, Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Retail Customer Engagement, Oracle Retail Xstore, Oracle Retail Order Broker and Oracle Retail Order Management on Oracle MICROS Hardware.

With over 20 sponsors of the retail program, we are proud to bring a thriving community together to celebrate. The Oracle Retail ecosystem will also be on display as we showcase payment providers like platinum sponsor Adyen complemented by global integrators including Accenture, BTM Global, Deloitte, Logic, and Retail Consult to name a few. Oracle Industry Connect 2018 will conclude with a keynote from Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Retail on the future of customer loyalty with insights from global consumer behavior and guidance for brands of all sizes to foster more meaningful interactions.

The Oracle Retail program at Industry Connect is prepared to give over 230 retailers the knowledge they need to not only survive, but thrive, in this ever-changing environment. Customer-driven presentations include:


  • Spotting Influential Customers for Targeted Offers with Machine Learning

Identifying influential customers using social media and transaction data can help retailers lift revenue. Research shows that retailers can also see improvement in targeted-offer efficacy by identifying trend-setting stores and allocating product based on their influence radius. In this session Oracle Retail science collaboration partner Professor Georgia Perakis at MIT Sloan School of Management shares a case study on how to leverage multiple data sources and machine learning to drive increased revenue. Determine trend-setting stores and customers, identify trendsetters within transaction data to trigger pricing strategies, and improve demand forecasting with transaction data. Understand the network effect and targeted offers.

  • Gap Inc. Panel: Merchandising in the Cloud

As a long-standing customer of Oracle, Gap Inc. sought to build on its experience and maintain a consistent merchandising platform to simplify operations for the fashion-forward brand Intermix. Intermix began its journey to the cloud while leveraging a common platform and interface of the global brands. The cloud deployment offered faster access to newer functionality and technology without the time and cost of upgrading an on-premises solution. In this session learn how the Gap Inc. team empowered Intermix to synchronize end-to-end merchandising operations including sales auditing and trade management, driving to a single version of the truth in less than six months.

  • Groupe Dynamite: Planning in the Cloud

In this session learn how Group Dynamite deployed Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cloud Service to propel teams forward with an integrated, science-based cloud planning solution. Groupe Dynamite operates more than 400 stores and online shopping experiences in 10 countries and employs more than 6,000 people with brands Garage and Dynamite. As a fast-fashion retailer, Groupe Dynamite delivers creative and fresh merchandising to drive customer engagement across multiple touch points. Learn how Groupe Dynamite deployed Oracle Retail cloud services with Cognira in record time.

  • Aritzia: Empowering Exceptional Service through Technology

Aritzia, an innovative design house that started in 1984 with a simple idea: offer beautiful clothes in aspirational spaces with exceptional service. Aritzia focuses on individual style treating each brand as an independent label with its own creative team and aesthetic. To zero in on their target consumer’s individuality, they needed to replace their aging and unsupported legacy POS platform to a modern, robust solution that is innovative, scalable and flexible to support their growing business needs. Zoe Inglis, Project Manager of Aritizia will take us through their journey implementing Oracle Retail Xstore, Customer Engagement and Order Broker to provide stores with increased capabilities and even more exceptional experiences for every woman.

  • Casey’s + Deloitte: A Fireside Chat About Digital Retail

In this session learn about Casey’s General Stores Oracle Cloud and Oracle Retail digital transformation journey. At Casey’s, the transformation is built on a desire to drive growth via customer-centric experiences, and a need to innovate across their value chains. Be part of the discussion and learn about the trends, challenges, and opportunities that may affect your business and influence your strategy over the next 18 months.


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