Xcelerate 2018 Speakers


R "Ray" Wang

Founder & Principal Analyst, Constellation Research Inc

Ken Hughes

Leading Consumer & Shopper Behavioralist

Michael Casey

Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Initiative, MIT Media Lab

Jerry LeClair

EVP of Merchandising and Marketing, Giant Eagle

Graeme Cooksley

President & COO, Symphony RetailAI

Dr. Pallab Chatterjee

Chairman & CEO, Symphony RetailAI

Yegor Anchyshkin

CTO, Takeoff Technologies

Melissa Muckel

Hormel Team Leader Category Management, Albertsons Companies

Maryann Correnti

Chief Financial Officer, Heinen's

Patty McDonald

Solution Marketing Director, Symphony RetailAI

Sahir Anand

Managing VP, Research & Strategy (Tech. & End-User Programs), EnsembleIQ Research Solutions

Scott Evans

Senior Vice President, Sales & Merchandising, Price Chopper Supermarkets

Dennis Host

Vice President, Marketing, Coborn's Inc.

Mark Wilkinson

Head of Space Planning, Pets at Home Ltd.

Kevin Stafford

Vice President, Marketing, K-VA-T

Sandeep Dadlani

Chief Digital Officer, Mars Inc.

Brian Kilcourse

Managing Partner, Retail Systems Research (RSR)

Jim Montgomery

Senior Category Development Manager Eastern U.S., Barilla Americas

John Armstrong

Head of Information Technology, Central England Co-operative

Sandy Gupta

Vice President, Cross Industry Strategy & Business, Microsoft

Linda Severin

Vice President of Retail Solutions Management, Topco Associates LLC

Katie Waeltz

Senior Director, Shopper Insights & Analytics, Topco Associates LLC

Eric Michel

Project Director, Les Mousquetaires Group

Doug Klucker

Category Leadership Lead, Kraft Heinz

Danielle Murphy

Category Leadership Advisor, Kraft Keinz

Become a 2018 Xcelerate Speaker

A key theme this year will be Artificial Intelligence. If you have a perspective on AI in retail or are interested in sharing your experience of how Symphony RetailAI solutions are benefiting your business across marketing, merchandising and category management, store management or supply chain operations please get in touch. Can you help answer these questions?

  • What is the reality behind the promise of Artificial Intelligence?
  • How can AI be applied to automate and optimize labor-intensive tasks in marketing, merchandising/category management and across the supply chain?
  • How does AI identify trends and anomalies to take a prescriptive role in equipping business users with insights that help impact the bottom line?

In 2017 we welcomed presenters from leading organizations including Ahold USA, Big C, Smart & Final, REMA 1000, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Kroger, Dollar General, SpartanNash, Spar International, Nestle Purina, K-VA-T and more.

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