Shop.org 2017: Top takeaways
NRF’s Shop.org conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center came to a conclusion Wednesday after more than 3,500 attendees enjoyed keynotes, breakout sessions, a busy exhibit hall and networking and learning opportunities where the theme was retail’s digital reinvention.
Here are some highlights from NRF’s annual ecommerce conference.
After two full days of content, attendees had some overarching lessons. Women's Wear Daily came away with the importance of brands, while the big technologies were artifical intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality and machine learning.
Watch below for a quick recap from Retail Minded.
Walmart eCommerce U.S. President and CEO Marc Lore’s lessons on how to keep innovation alive even inside a large corporation was popular fodder for conversation.
NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay spoke to CNBC about a tax reform proposal by the Trump administration and congressional leadership, saying the measure could provide a major boost for the nation’s economy, while Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke to the Shop.org crowd about L.A. as a hub of innovation in retail and ecommerce.
The show closed with a keynote from NBA great Kobe Bryant, who shared his experience building his post-basketball career.
The TechLab hosted some of the best-in-class innovation being created by startups to help retailers market, connect and serve their customers.
New applications for artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality were all hot displays on the expo floor.
Checking out the impressive #vr shopping demo by @deloittedigital at #shoporg17 - transports you to a virtual camp-site to purchase camping gear! Also let's you roast marshmallows and throw apples all over the place haha! Literally! But virtually... . . . #virtualreality #shoptillyoudrop #shopping #geekingout #whereami #education #la #losangeles #retail #retailing #retailoasis
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