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Most Retailers Have WiFi, But Many are Not Leveraging its Full Potential

Although the majority of retailers have some form of WiFi in-store a small number are actually implementing its full potential. The pre-conference workshop at RetailTechCon 2015 explored how implementing WiFi can lead to greater customer loyalty, analytic insight into shopper behavior, and geolocation messaging that can position retailers for future success.

The Store as a Fulfillment Hub

As online shoppers continue to clamor for faster delivery times, retailers are increasingly converting their brick-and-mortar presence into mini-fulfillment centers. At RetailTechCon 2015 Jennifer DiMotta, VP, e-commerce at the Sports Authority will discuss how the retailer is leveraging more than 160 stores as fulfillment hubs to support its meteoric online growth.

Douglas Stephens' keynote address at RetailTechCon was met with rave reviews as the retail futurist explored retail's tomorrow. See what Stephens had to say about the state of the industry and where we are headed.

Retailers are searching for ways to reinvent their businesses to meet the rising expectations of today's shoppers. At RetailTechCon 2016, Eugene Roman, SVP & CTO, Canadian Tire will discuss how the company has leveraged next-gen digital platforms to grow revenue and support the ever changing needs of the corporation.

With the EMV liability shift deadline less than eight months away retailers are gearing up but plenty of questions remain. At RetailTechCon 2015 Greg Buzek, president, IHL Group will explore the tricky landscape retailers are navigating as they manage mobile, online and store payments in the data breach age.

Chetan Ghai, chief product officer, ShopperTrak, discusses the evolving brick and mortar experience and the new metrics retailers must monitor to keep pace.

The must-attend retail event of 2015 is fast approaching. With top-tier retail executives and analysts on the stage and abundant opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, RetailTechCon is not to be missed. See what excitement lies in store for attendees.

IHL Group's Greg Buzek and AirTight Network's Paul Kersse discuss how arming associates with mobility produces an instant sales uplift.

Staying ahead of the retail pack requires an intense desire to push the innovation envelope and be the first to market with new concepts. At RetailTechCon 2015 a panel of retail visionaries will explain how their unique concepts work and help the enterprise relate to shoppers in relevant ways. The panel will be comprised of Dave Ratner, owner, Dave's Soda Pet Food City; Kate Sekules, founder, Refashioner; and Cindy Taylor, VP, information systems, Oxford Industries.

When something has great value it stands the test of time. At RetailTechCon 2015, Jeff Roster, VP, Gartner will take to the stage to unveil the 25th annual RIS/Gartner Retail Technology Study. The silver anniversary of the study will focus on the spend trends for IT projects now and in the future.

There has been plenty of talk lately about securing retailer networks against cyber criminals — but let's be honest if the hackers want in, they are getting in. At RetailTechCon 2015, Chris Gullett, director, information security, Allegiant Travel Company will how retailers can protect themselves and, if breached, what they can do to quickly recover.

Due to the breakneck pace of the industry, retailers must keep their eyes focused on the horizon and accurately predict the next big thing before it arrives. At RetailTechCon 2015, renowned retail futurist Douglas Stephens will explore what tomorrow holds for retail and help those in attendance prepare.

The 9th annual RetailTechCon brought together more than 100 senior-level retailers for three days of informative sessions and networking at the Hyatt Regancy Orlando in March.

To keep their competitive edge razor sharp retailers need to embed a commitment to innovation throughout the organization. At RetailTechCon 2015, Grant Shih, VP IT development & enterprise architecture at Carters will share how his company seamlessly navigates the intersection of retail business and technology.

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