2019 Agenda

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2019 Agenda

Draft Agenda. Sessions and content are subject to change
DAY 1 – MARCH 6, 2019
8:30 AM

REGISTRATION

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9:15 AM
Opening remarks
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9:30 AM
opening keynote
State of Retail – Past, Present and Future
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10:00 AM
Transformation in the Retail Industry

Drew Green, CEO, Indochino
Joanna Griffiths, Founder & CEO, Knix
Kiran Patel, CTO, WGSN

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Retail IoT: Optimizing the Shopper Experience
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10:30 AM
Choosing the Right Marketing Technology for Your Brand

Gayle Ramsay, Head of Brand, Customer Analytics and Strategy, BMO Financial Group
Julia Amorim, CEO, MediaNet

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Retail Spotlight: Retail Omni-Channel Strategy & Execution

Simon Rodrigue, SVP and Chief Digital Officer, Staples Canada

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11:00 AM
Building a Culture of Innovation and
Future Proofing your Business

Jennie Baik, CEO & Co-Founder, Orchard Mile
Oisin Hanrahan, Co-Founder & CEO, Handy
Josh Cook, Co-Founder, Adanola
Moderator: Amy Laski, Founder and President, Felicity

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Conversational Commerce: How AI Helps
Create Personalized 1:1 Customer
Relationships at Scale

Alexandre Toulemonde, CTO, Decathlon Canada
Steve Desjarlais, CEO, Heyday.ai

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11:30 AM
Panel: Agency 3.0

Robin Whalen, President, Church+State
Dale King, Director Client Strategy, Nielsen
Chris Moody, Head of Global Content Marketing, Cheetah Digital

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The Future is Mobile; Transactional
Behaviour of the Anytime, Anywhere
Consumer

Derek Colfer, Head of Technology & Digital Innovation, Visa

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12:00 PM

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

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1:30 PM
Marketers, We Have a Problem and
Technology Alone Isn't going to Save Us

Chris Moody, Head of Global Content
Marketing, Cheetah Digital

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The OMNI Channel Strategies – Customer Experience Across Channels

Andrew Go, Sr. Director of e-Commerce and Advertising, Home Depot
Tanbir Grover, Vice President, eCommerce & Omnichannel, Lowe's
Michael Eubanks, SVP and CIO, LCBO
Josh Kerbel, CTO, Lift & Co

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2:00 PM
Disruption as a Tool for Innovation

Samar Singla, CEO & Founder, Jugnoo
Cedric Mathieu, Director, Canada, Turo

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Industry Spotlight: Bank as a Retailer

Maja Neable, CMO North American Personal & Business Banking, BMO Financial Group
Tyrrell Schmidt, VP, Global Brand and Customer Experience Officer, TD Bank

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2:30 PM
Keeping Brands Relevant During Transformative times

Tara Conway, Vice President, eCommerce,
The Source
Moderator: Amy Laski, Founder and President, Felicity

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The World of Data – Leveraging Data for Better Decision Making

Bala Gopalakrishnan, Managing, Director Data Solutions, Weather Network
Kiran Patel, CTO, WGSN

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3:00PM

AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

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3:30 PM
Diversity Panel - Fearless Female Entrepreneurs

Helen Stevenson, Founder, President,
Reformulary Group
Val Crisp, Founder, Watson
Daphne De Groot, Co-Founder, CEO, Justo
Inc., Brokerage
Moderator: Michele Romanow, Dragons' Den

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Presentation by nielsen canada

Damian Garbaccio, Executive Vice President,
Advertiser Direct and Marketing, Nielsen

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4:00 PM
Day One Closing Keynote
Start – Scale - Sell

Rajen Ruparell, Chairman Co-Founder,
Endy
Mike Gettis, CEO, Endy

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Day one Closing Keynote

Keynote by Wingify

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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

LIVE MUSIC

Weaves in concert


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2019 Agenda

DAY 2 – MARCH 7, 2019
8:30 AM

REGISTRATION

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9:15 AM
opening remarks
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Opening Remarks
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9:30 AM
Opening Keynote
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10:00 AM
Cannabis Spotlight –The Next Big
Thing in Retail

Ray Gracewood Chief Commercial Officer, Organigram
Alan Gertner, Chief Retail Officer/Managing Director, Canopy Growth/Hiku
Nick Pateras, Vice President of Strategy, Lift & Co
Monica Chadha, Partner Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

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The In Store Experience: 4.0

Ambles Kwok, Vice President of Technology and Digital Innovation, Indigo

Ambles Kwok, Vice President of Technology and Digital Innovation, Indigo

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10:30 AM
How Brands are Using Marketplaces to Expand

Robert Bigler, COO & Head of Product,
eBay Canada

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Diversity Panel – How Are immigrants
Adding Value to Canadian Retail Sector

Dr. Mohamad Fakih, President & CEO,
Paramount Fine Foods
Moderator: Daniela Kelloway, Founder & CEO, ClutchPR

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11:00 AM
Finding, Recruiting & Retaining Talent

Natasha Koifman, President, NKPR
Mandy Gilbert, Founder & CEO,
Creative Niche

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Presentation by Pinterest
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11:30 AM
PRESENTATION BY TRHILLWORKS
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PRESENTATION BY CCI EUROPE
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12:00 PM
PRESENTATION BY JAHIA
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SHOWCASE BY SNAPCHAT
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12:15 PM
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SHOWCASE BY WORKFRONT
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12:30 PM
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SHOWCASE BY WHITE BIRD
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12:45 PM

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

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2:00 PM
Are ‘CorpSumers’ Here to Stay? Welcome
to the Age of the Social Conscious

Alyssa Kerbel, President, mini mioche
Astrid Henninger, Director of Brand
Marketing
, Jenny Bird
Moderator: Dr. David Dunne,
Professor; Director MBA Programs,
University of Victoria

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Have Digital Strategies and Brand Strategies Merged?

Lara Skripitsjy, Vice President & Chief
Technology Officer
, McDonald’s

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2:30 PM
Advertising Strategies for the New Consumer

Justin Cohen, Senior Director of E-
Commerce
, Aldo
Ian Rosen, Vice President, Digital &
Strategy
, Harry Rosen
Moderator: Matt Di Paola, Managing
Director, Canada, Huge

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The Future of Retail – A Disruptive Retail Model

Michael Van, CEO & Co-Founder, Furnishr
Justin Thouin, Co-Founder & CEO,
LowestRates.ca
Alisa Gould-Simon, Vice President Marketing, ZOZO

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3:00 PM
Connecting with next cohort of
consumers – Millennials and Gen Z

Mathew Micheli, Co-founder, Viral
Nation

Joe Gagliese, Co-founder, Viral Nation

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Retail and IoT – Next Tech Debate

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3:30 PM

AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

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4:00 PM
Two Sides of the Same Coin; User
Experience and Brand Design

Deepika Malik, VP User Experience &
Design
, Cineplex
Hasan Ahmad, Principal Consultant, Aquent DEV6

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Automotive Spotlight: The Future of
Automotive Bricks & Mortar Retail - Giving
Customers A Reason to Buy (In)

Brand Director, Genesis Motors Canada

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4:30 PM
Closing Keynote
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