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Embrace the Transformation

The retailer revolution set its focus on the customer experience at the 2014 Retail Executive Summit

Nasty Gal's 4 Phases to Managing Fast-Track Growth

Online trendy fashion retailer, Nasty Gal has set its sights on breaking into the brick-and-mortar scene next year. To do this, the retailer has developed a four phase approach to managing its fast-track growth plans.

The online retailer has leveraged its pricing intelligence and traffic management tools to realize shocking high conversion rates — over 7% in some instances.

Digital innovation is driving retail into tomorrow. At the Retail Executive Summit, Forrester's Sucharita Mulpuru laid out six digital initiatives that are influencing retail today.

At the fourth annual CIO of the Year Awards top IT professionals from Luxottica, HSN Inc. and Guitar Center took home the top prizes. See won left with the hardware.

Omnichannel is revolutionizing retail and creating enormous pressures. At the Retail Executive Summit, Rajeeve Kaul , former SVP, Office Depot, will lead a closed door session to explore e-commerce platforms, cross-channel transaction engines, creating a single view of the customer, removing silos, integration efforts across channels, and more.

Using technology to engage with shoppers allows retailers to convert them into members who identify with, and are loyal to, the brand. At the Retail Executive Summit, Sears divisional VP Ted Rudman will discuss how the retailer is using a large Hadoop deployment, private cloud, big data and more to empower business units and improve value.

As it emerges from a cloudy recent past, the future seems sunny for the retail industry, but only companies committed to constant innovation will enjoy the rays of success. At the Retail Executive Summit, Ted Jackson, VP of IT and CIO at Sport Chalet, will moderate a panel of three high-ranking retail executives exploring the current and future state of retail.

The economic future appears bright, but not all retailers will enjoy the benefits — there will be winners and losers. At the Retail Executive Summit Forrester Research's Sucharita Mulpuru will discuss concepts, strategies and technologies that retail winners are employing now to ensure a profitable future.

Nasty Gal created a good concept that quickly turned into a great one and are in the enviable position of managing the unexpected growth. At the Retail Executive Summit, CTO David Thomas will discuss how the e-tailer is adjusting to its fast-track growth.

Retailers on the cutting edge are changing their focus from a product- to a customer-centric, omnichannel approach. At the Retail Executive Summit, Belk VP of Merchandising Operations Clay Parnell will discuss the steps the chain has taken to build an omnichannel foundation and offer benchmarks and lessons learned along the way.

 In order to effectively implement dynamic pricing retailers need advanced tools, actionable insight and real-time capabilities. At the 2014 Retail Executive Summit, Christian Friedland, the president and founder of build.com, will explore best practices and tools that can help make personalized pricing a reality.

Retailers need to move beyond just filling orders and think innovatively at all levels of the enterprise. At the Retail Executive Summit, Darrell Sandefur, Director, Digital Innovation and R&D at Luxottica will explore how to become a catalyst for change while juggling the day-to-day struggles of running a retail organization.

At the Retail Executive Summit, June 18-20, RIS News will honor those CIOs that have made the greatest impact in the past year. Take a few minutes and nominate a CIO that has implemented innovative technology that is making a difference.

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