The death of retail is much exaggerated across news and media. Retail isn’t dying, shrinking or any other doom and gloom scenario you can think of.
Retail is evolving. Retail has always evolved. The retail of tomorrow will be different again.
And it’s the ‘tomorrow’ that’s the biggest challenge.
Shoppers are quick to adopt new technologies and innovations at a pace that out strips nearly every organisation’s ability to respond. It’s only the truly agile that will have any chance to retain customers and grow in an ever changing market and technology landscape.
Digital Transformation is the new imperative. The Future is agility.
How can you transform your business model to keep up with the pace of change in the digital-led retail landscape?
Digital technologies have a part to play.
Any business that sets out to achieve digital transformation is asking the wrong question. To capture today’s consumers, what we’re really talking about is high speed transformation alongside a deep understanding of technology. This demands two things: world-class business insight, and leading-edge experience design – getting the best from a blend of technology and people.
This is where Connected Retail 2019 comes in. We’ll be looking at the strategies, technologies and methodologies for driving transformation and what your technology mix should look like.
“When digital transformation is done right, it's like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a really fast caterpillar.”
George Westerman, MIT Sloan Initiative
The Connected Retail Summit is where retail decision makers from across the value chain can connect with cutting-edge startups and technology companies to take their business to the next level and build the future of retail.
The Connected Retail Summit is designed to maximise networking and relationship development. From the break-out sessions and roundtables, to the showcase viewing, drinks functions, this is your opportunity to meet and influence key people.