Wednesday, April 25, 2018
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Registration Open
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Data-Driven Growth Strategies Workshop
Discover new opportunities for increasing sales, marketing ROI and profitability by enhancing existing analytic processes with external economic and consumer behavior leading indicators. With a holistic view of future demand by category and region – 12 to 24 months into the future – CPG and Retail leaders can make bold decisions today with these data-driven insights. 
 
In this interactive workshop, the evolution of business intelligence will be explored and case studies examined. The aim is to show what is possible when global data meets cognitive computing that can mimic the mind of an economist with the processing power of millions of CPUs. The workshop will also provide a glimpse of the future of several major categories, showing the true drivers of demand. 
 
In challenging times, you should expect more from advanced analytics and data-driven insights. Find out how in this workshop.
 
When you register for the conference, you'll be asked to pre-register for this workshop at no charge.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CGT Data & Analytics Share Group
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Start Up Innovator Competition
Start up tech providers play an important role in today's business environment because they think and operate differently, have a laser-like focus on a single solution, disrupt the status quo, promote innovation and uncover new opportunities for growth. Audience participation will help determine the best of the new start ups at the event.
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker’s Dinner (Invitation Only)
Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Networking Breakfast
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Registration Open
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Opening Remarks
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Keynote: Data-Driven Growth: Analytics as a Competitive Advantage
In this opening session, a top executive from a leading national retailer will explain how the enterprise-wide use of analytics has helped the company confront marketplace disruption to remain relevant with consumers and identify new channels of growth.
9:20 AM - 9:30 AM
Editorial Comments
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
GS1 Fast, Accurate Decision Making Through Machine Learning
Exploring the impact of machine learning on such critical areas of enterprise decision making as planning, forecasting, promotions, and the supply chain. In this session, one leading company examines the power of machine learning to transform your business.
9:55 AM - 10:20 AM
GS2 Disruptive Success Leads to Explosive Growth
One of retail’s rising stars offers an inside peek into the virtues of exploding traditional business models. In this CEO perspective from a serial startup investor, you will learn how data gives shape to a unique mission that reimagines shopping, entertainment and social media in a unified business model.
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Networking Break
10:50 AM - 11:35 AM
GS3 Why the Smart Money Bets on Analytics
The road ahead requires companies to make smart bets on strategies that generate strong growth and competitive advantage. This panel session explores today’s retail and CPG landscape from the perspective of the venture capitalist and private equity investor, with an emphasis on the key technologies that are changing the game.
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
GS4 How to Stop Worrying and Trust Your Data
In this session, Logt will explain how his company has worked through cultural and behavioral obstacles to help "old school" thinkers understand the power of "new age" analytics.
12:05 PM - 12:30 PM
GS5 Virtual Reality – The Next Frontier for E-Commerce Consumer Analytics
What new insights can your marketing team glean from understanding the behavior of your customers in virtual and augmented reality? Attend this cutting-edge session to learn how to gather and analyze data from immersive e-commerce experiences. Make better branding decisions based on gaze, movement, and controller click data from your customers as they interact with your products in immersive experiences in 3D, virtual and augmented reality.
12:30 PM - 1:40 PM
Networking Lunch Featuring Topic Tables
CGT Executive Council and RIS Editorial Advisory Board Meeting (By Invitation)
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
GS6 Collaboration: Why Two Datasets are Bettter Than One
Consumer goods companies have a wealth of general consumer and category understanding. Retailers know everything about their shoppers. In this session, representatives from a top consumer goods company and a leading retailer will take the stage together to discuss how they pooled their analytics resources to solve a mutual business problem.
2:35 PM - 3:50 PM
Unleash the Power of New Connections
This segment gives you an opportunity to discuss technology trends, challenges and best practices in a series of timed 1:1 meetings with your peers and technology providers. You will walk away with connections that can best support your personalized business.
3:55 PM - 4:35 PM
Thought Leadership Sessions
 
Thought Leadership Session #1
Subject matter experts from a leading company will offer their advice on how consumer goods companies and retailers can find solutions to one of the industry's most pressing business issues.
 
Thought Leadership Session #2
Subject matter experts from a leading company will offer their advice on how consumer goods companies and retailers can find solutions to one of the industry's most pressing business issues.
4:35 PM - 4:55 PM
Networking Break
4:55 PM - 5:40 PM
GS7 Key Takeaways from the Retail & Consumer Goods Analytics Study
Analytics is the fuel that powers the modern enterprise. The ability to understand, predict and react to consumer behavior puts innovative retailers and consumer goods companies in the driver's seat. In this panel discussion, you will be the first to learn exclusive findings from the Third Annual Retail & Consumer Goods Analytics Study, a benchmark research report that benchmarks the state of analytics in the enterprise and looks ahead at major trends that will transform the competitive landscape. 
5:40 PM - 5:45 PM
The Editorial Wrap-Up
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Networking Reception
Friday, April 27, 2018
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Networking Breakfast
7:30 AM - 12:40 PM
Registration Open
8:15 AM - 8:25 AM
Chairperson Commentary
8:25 AM - 9:15 AM
Keynote: Data-Driven Disruption: C-Suite Roundtable
Since major strategies begin in the C-suite, this session takes a high-level view of today’s business landscape and the impact of data-driven disruption, new consumer strategies, growth and competitive opportunities, and leadership aimed at embedding analytics into the corporate DNA.
 
9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Thought Leadership Sessions
 
Thought Leadership Session #3
Subject matter experts from a leading company will offer their advice on how consumer goods companies and retailers can find solutions to one of the industry's most pressing business issues.
 
Thought Leadership Session #4
Subject matter experts from a leading company will offer their advice on how consumer goods companies and retailers can find solutions to one of the industry's most pressing business issues.
10:05 AM - 10:45 AM
Networking Break
10:45 AM - 11:20 AM
GS8 Digital Disruption Fastrack Part 2
Digital Disruption Fastrack, Part 2
In this session, our top two vote-getters from Wednesday's Start Up competition will each get 12 minutes to showcase their company's capabilities from the Main Stage. RIS News Editorial Director Joe Skorupa hosts.
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM
GS9 A Fresh Look at Analytics
These days, data comes from a variety of sources in a multitude of formats. In this session, a consumer goods executive will discuss how new consumer-facing technologies can deliver behavioral insights that were previously impossible to obtain.
11:50 AM - 12:35 PM
GS 10 Future Forecast: Alexa, Where is My Consumer Today
If you think the pace of change at retail will slow down anytime soon, think again. But even if it does, the industry still has a lot of catching up to do. In this session, a leading visionary will examine how the analytics practice will evolve to meet the ever-changing demands of a retail industry in ongoing transition.
12:35 PM - 12:40 PM
Closing Comments