Learn from Today’s Top Retail & Consumer Goods Experts at Analytics Unite!

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Learn from Today’s Top Retail & Consumer Goods Experts at Analytics Unite!

09/08/2020

Attendees at this year’s Analytics Unite have the rare opportunity to gain insight from a global gathering of some of the most influential figures in the retail and consumer goods industries.

Held Oct. 6-8, the Summit for Retail and Consumer Brands will be a virtual and interactive destination where attendees can engage with speakers and network with their peers in real time.

With content centered around the theme of Purpose-Driven Analytics, Analytics Unite panels, sessions and keynotes are crafted to help businesses plot their roadmap for today’s unprecedented landscape.  

Speakers include:

  • Ash Mehra, Mondelez International global data & analytics leader and North America CIO
  • Abdul Raheem, Mondelez International chief data scientist
  • Ivonne Kinser, Avocados From Mexico head of digital marketing
  • Kirk Ball, Giant Eagle EVP and chief technology officer
  • John Backhouse, Giant Eagle chief data and analytics officer 
  • Cheryl Perkins, Innovationedge, LLC CEO
  • Steve Dennis, SageBerry Consulting president
  • Scott Benedict, Texas A&M, Mays Business School, Director, Center of Retailing Studies

As planning for COVID-19 disruption grips retailers and CG-ers, AU will host analysts from leading research firms, including Forrester VP, principal analyst Sucharita Kodali, to deliver expectations about the future business landscape.

An Analysts Panel moderated by RIS editor-at-large Joe Skorupa and featuring Leslie Hand, IDC Retail Insights VP will explore the strategic analytic approaches companies should be exploring as they retool their enterprises for a reimagined marketplace. As part of this, MIT research fellow Michael Schrage will discuss the increasing importance of recommendation engines and recommender systems in boosting both baskets and shopper loyalty, as well as how organizations must revisit what they want “use cases” to mean today.

Andy Walter, strategic advisor and P&G veteran executive, will lead a panel exploring how COVID-19 is propelling more businesses to jump into the health and wellness space. RB’s Guilherme Amaral, Novartis’ Loic Giraud and DaVita Healthcare’s Julie Stewart will join him to explore how data can help guide companies on a successful journey into this rocketing category.

Ocean Spray chief digital and technology officer Jamie Head will deliver the closing keynote, sharing how to build a high capability analytics solution set while aligning capabilities to a company’s unique value proposition.

AU is shaping up to be the can’t-miss global destination for data and analytics, with more speakers being added each week. Register today!