Spring into Conferences
As the weather turns and traces of spring begin to emerge, a new season of
educational and networking opportunities become ripe for the picking.
While retail conferences have become a year-round phenomenon,
nothing beats the spring for the sheer volume of available events. A
motivated retail exec could fill his/her calendar week after week with
seminars, expos and symposiums.
The real trick is pinpointing the essential events that align with your
business needs and provide useful insight and inspiration to bring back to
the office. I realize I am a little biased, but one event that can certainly be
placed in the can’t-miss category is the Retail and Consumer Goods Analytics
RIS has produced RCAS with sister publication Consumer Goods
Technology (CGT) for the past five years. The annual event is once again
taking place at Chicago’s historic Drake Hotel, April 25-27, and is the place
to learn the latest in the scorching hot field of retail and consumer goods
This year’s summit is shaping up to be the best RCAS yet. We have pulled
together a who’s who of analytic talent from across retail and CG to share
their expertise and insight into how deep data analysis is transforming their
businesses and the industry at large.
A few of the key speakers at this year’s event include Cheryl Williams,
CIO, Wakefern Food Corp.; Robert D’Loren, Chairman and CEO, Xcel Brands;
David Dittmann, director, business intelligence and analytics services,
Procter & Gamble; and Carlos Amésquita, CIO, The Hershey Company.
A c-suite roundtable featuring executives from retail and CG will explore
the current business landscape, data-driven disruption, new consumer
strategies, and how to embed analytics into your corporate DNA. eBags, CTO
Mike Frazzini is a member of the panel and has given readers a sneak peek
into his unique take on digital disruption. Be sure to check out his column on
for a preview of the insight RCAS attendees can expect.
RCAS is the spring event you do not want to miss. See you in Chicago!