IDC European Retail Executive Digital Summit 2021

DIGITAL SUMMIT | September 21, 2021
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Overview

Delivering the New Shopping Experience: Sustainable supply chain, intelligent store operations, and evolving ecosystems to transform customer journeys 

 

Shopping is changing faster than ever. With eCommerce surging to 30% of total retail sales in some countries, shopping patterns are transformed and call for a unified customer journey to match the expectations of technology-savvy and time-crunched consumers. The experience retailers deliver in the different stages of the shopping journey —from inspiration, discovery, purchase, fulfillment, and after sales services—their brand equity, data security, and sustainability credentials become increasingly important to generate customer loyalty and trust.

The growing complexity of the shopping journey puts further pressure on costs in an industry already operating on tight margins. Transforming operations is far from simple and ask for efficiency in the way the working parts of the retailer’s ecosystem—processes, assets, people, partners, and products—are leveraged to increase lifetime customer value. In this context, partner network, customer experience, and cost structure become the key business transformation priorities for European retailers over the next three years. 

Technology such as artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, Internet of things (IoT), cloud/edge-based foundations, that enables business use cases including 360º connected customer data management, predictive network inventory orchestration, and augmented knowledge worker, empowers retailers to re-think their business and better respond to customers expectations, increase efficiency and reduce the cost to serve.

During the IDC European Retail Executive Digital Summit 2021, we will look at the retailers’ ability to leverage technology to best use their resources and to enhance visibility and responsiveness across operations to reap the opportunities of this new retail phase.

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Roberta and Filippo

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
12:45

Reception Open: Dial In & Looking Around

13:00

IDC Welcome Address & Navigation Guidance

Roberta Bigliani

Vice President, Head of IDC Insights and IDC Future of Work Executive Lead - Europe, IDC
13:05

IDC Opening Keynote: Delivering the new shopping experience

Filippo Battaini

Head of IDC Retail Insight, Europe, IDC
13:20

Platinum Partner Contextual customer experience and customer identity management

13:30

Platinum Partner Transparent supply chain, responsive inventory and fulfilment management

13:40

Platinum Partner Strategies for co-innovation partnerships to generate customer value

13:50

Moderated Q&A

14:00

End-User Keynote: The evolving role of the store: experiential and distribution hub

14:10

Networking Break: Chatroulette & Expo

14:20

Moderated Roundtables discussions (Platinum Partner 1-3) (Parallel Sessions)

Roundtable A

14:20 - 14:40

Roundtable A: The shopper’s journey: how to ensure consistent shopping experience across multiple interfaces

Roundtable B

14:20 - 14:40

Roundtable B: In-store automation and the evolving role of the store associate

Roundtable C

14:20 - 14:40

Roundtable C: Winning the last mile delivery battleground

14:40

Break and Return to Stage

14:45

Tech Talk Gold Partner Minimize fraud risks and deliver secure shopping journeys

14:55

Tech Talk Gold Partner The employee experience: reimagining the pivotal role of workforce in the customer journey

15:05

Tech Talk Gold Partner Ensuring data security, compliance, accountability and avoid reputational risk

15:15

End-User Keynote: Reinventing customer engagement through innovative loyalty programs

Christos Kotelis

Team Manager, Head of CRM, Lidl Plus GR & CY
15:25

Networking Break: Chatroulette & Expo

15:35

Return to Stage

15:40

Innovation Vendor Panel Discussion: How emerging technologies will shape the future of retail?

15:50

IDC Keynote Contactless by design: removing frictions from the shopping experience

16:00

Advisory Board Panel Discussion: Thinking ahead: call to actions for retailers of the future?

16:15

Summary & Conclusion

Filippo Battaini

Head of IDC Retail Insight, Europe, IDC

Ornella Urso

Senior Research Analyst, IDC Retail Insights

Giulio Raffaele

Research Manager, IDC Retail Insights
16:20

Networking: Chatroulette & Expo

16:30

Official End

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September 21, 2021

 

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Partnership Opportunities

Benefits of Being a Partner at IDC’s European Retail Executive Digital Summit

IDCs European Retail Executive Digital Summit brings together the most influential CxOs and Line of Business Managers from the Retail industry across Europe. You will engage with these executives by providing relevant content to this audience that will support them in their business planning and KPIs.

We are building an immersive summit, with live interaction at your booth and virtual one-to-one meetings on digital network tables.

Whether your primary objective is to increase your brand exposure in the Retail Industry, demonstrate thought leadership, or drive new business, IDCs Retail Summit will support your business needs:

  • Engage with 70+ C-level IT and Line of Business Leaders on the Retail Industry: The IDC Retail Digital Summit is an invitation-only event. This means that attendees are handpicked to ensure the right level of seniority and target audience.
  • Return on investment: This event provides a critical and unique opportunity to educate the very top layer of decision makers within key enterprises. You will have access to this community for a further 6 months, and the opportunity to engage and educate them.
  • Get your message right: Leverage IDC analysts to create a powerful and empathetic message to optimize the impact of your speaking sessions and support lead nurturing.

Become a Partner

Why attend

 

Get a head start on the market with insights from our leading analysts

 

Get inspired by visionary speakers with locally based cases

 

Maximize your time with insights and solutions to grow your business

 

Be surprised by unique network opportunities with other IT leaders

IDC European Digital Summit Platform

The IDC European Digital Summits will be run on an all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world.

 

Reception

We will welcome you at our Digital Reception area where we will showcase the event schedule and our partners. We will guide you for a great time & a lot of exiting digital touch points.

 

Stage

You will get inspired by the professional stories shared by industry pioneers and IDC analysts. Our keynotes experts will answer questions, propose provoking online polls, take part in the chat and comment on what is happening. Everything is done live.

 

Sessions

Learn about proven best practices through real-life case studies in moderated digital breakout sessions. This intimate experience is an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of current organizations challenges.

 

Networking

Meet with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences thanks to our Networking feature using your webcam for up to 3 minutes.

 

Expo

Visit interactive booths leveraging digital content allowing you to explore key trends or discover more about innovative products.

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