Satya Nadella to open NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show

WASHINGTON – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will deliver the opening keynote at the National Retail Federation’s 109th annual convention in New York City in January.

“At NRF 2020, we’re bringing together the brightest and most influential leaders from around the world who have a clear vision for the retail industry’s future,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Satya Nadella will kick us off with an inspiring session on how Microsoft’s success is built around a purpose-led culture and business model.”  

Microsoft has participated in the NRF’s annual convention for more than 20 years and works closely with retailers of all sizes and types around the world to help them digitally transform. From driving the future of grocery with Coles, Kroger and Walmart to reimagining personal healthcare with Walgreens Boots Alliance and helping Starbucks drive personalized experiences for customers, Microsoft’s solutions across cloud, data, AI, modern workplace, mixed reality and IoT help retailers to deliver on the promise of intelligent retail by better understanding their customers, empowering their employees, enabling an intelligent supply chain and ultimately reimagining their businesses.

Other notable NRF 2020 Vision speakers will include:

Mastercard President and CEO Ajay Banga

Hudson’s Bay Company CEO Helena Foulkes

Sam’s Club President and CEO John Furner

Crate and Barrel CEO Neela Montgomery

Nordstrom Co-President Erik Nordstrom

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2015-2019) Paul Ryan

Additional details for sessions and speakers at NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show can be accessed here.

Complimentary registration is available to editorial members of the news media and discounted registration is available to accredited retail analysts. For more information, visit the NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show media registration page.

About NRF

The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 42 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies.