ThoughtWorks' Presence at NRF - Retail's Big Show
January 13 - 16, 2013
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York CityVisit the ThoughtWorks booth (#C506) and meeting room (#C271) at NRF.
The world of retail is changing at an incredible rate. Consumer revolution, personalization, globalization, and mobile expansion are just a few of the ‘tectonic plates’ creating this seismic shift.
As our technological landscape shifts, we too, must shift. In response to this lies a continual challenge to create new models, new formats, better customer experiences, better social interactions, and become more responsive with greater efficiency both on the supply and operational sides.
About Retail's BIG show
The world's largest retail conference NRF brings together over 30,000 retail professionals, technologists, solution providers and speakers. Stop by the ThoughtWorks’ booth (C506) to learn how some of today’s well-known retailers are leveraging the latest technologies (including mobile interaction, big data, and continuous software development) to increase customer engagement and compete more effectively as the industry continues to evolve. Speak directly with several of our customers, including GAP, Inc. (US), Morrisons (UK), Gruppo Pam (Italy), and JD Sports (Europe) and learn about some of the leading innovations they have enabled as they expand operations in an omni-channel market.
Monday, January 14th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
ThoughtWorks will be hosting an executive dinner event on Monday, January 14th. Speak with executives from the world’s leading retailers on topics from Omni-Channel Retailing, Stores to Cloud, Mobile Retail (consumer, POS, tablet), optimization of supply chain, inventory, pricing and, most importantly, what’s next in the world of retail. Register Here to Confirm Your Spot Envisioning Session - Total Customer Engagement
Monday, January 13 - Wednesday, January 16
ThoughtWorks invites you to participate in one of a series of ongoing envisioning sessions which will run, onsite, in tandem with NRF. These free and confidential workshops are designed to facilitate the rapid prototyping of ideas. Each session will deliver a fully realized business model canvas and candidate approach for at least one ‘big idea.’ This rapid immersion into some of the world leading ideas and technologies will provide you with the momentum to kick off a successful 2013. One select participant will receive the opportunity to continue a two week inception/technology lab after the conference. Register Here to Confirm Date and Time Big Ideas Session featuring a guest speaker from GAP: Agile for Apparel – Using IT as a Strategic Weapon
Tuesday, January 15th
4:00PM - 4:45PM
Room 3D04, EXPO Hall, Level 3
Learn how, when & why custom build can give you a strategic edge over packaged software! How do you ensure IT projects focus on critical capabilities that drive the most value? How do you incorporate fast feedback from your engineering processes and end users without lengthy change requests? When/why can a custom build give you a strategic edge over packaged software? We’ll address these topics and discuss how the Agile methodology using engineering practices such as behavior driven development and continuous delivery has helped Gap make IT a strategic weapon. Speakers: Andrew Chiang (Gap), Ryan Murray (ThoughtWorks) Register Here