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Event Date Tue Aug 24 CDT - Wed Aug 25 CDT (5 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Aug 24 9:30am - Wed Aug 25 7:30pm
Location McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616, United States
Region Americas

retailX 2021 will draw upon the collective experience of the retailX you know and love and our sister brand, Retail TouchPoints. Together, we will provide direct access to the technology and trends shaping the digital future of retail.


Answer the Big Questions
Sharpen your skills and fully immerse in trends, developments, and strategies from dynamic industry insiders – all of which are handpicked and vetted by our content team ensuring actionable insights & takeaways.

Connect with Retailers and Brands
Strengthen your network, engage with retail industry professionals, find solutions to new world challenges, and be inspired to enable growth and change.

Discover What’s Next in Retail Tech
Retail technology has allowed many to manage uncertainty while scaling for the future. Gain a fresh and relevant understanding of advanced technologies with industry & revenue-generating examples.


2021 Speakers

Danny Alexander
Co-Founder and Chief of Product and Purpose, Who Gives A Crap

Liza Amlani
Principal and Founder, Retail Strategy Group

Juliet Amorighoye
Content Creator, Glam2Greatness

Ryan Bartley
CRO and Co-Founder, Fabric

Keith Bendes
Head of Brand Strategy and Partnerships, Linqia

Scott Benedict
Director and Executive Professor, Center for Retailing Studies, Texas A&M University

Adam Blair
Editor, Retail TouchPoints

David Blumenfeld
Co-Founder, NextRivet

Jason Boyce
Founder and CEO, Avenue7Media, LLC

Greg Buzek
Founder and President, IHL Group

Vince Cacace
CEO, Vertebrae

Melissa Campanelli
Co-Founder, Women in Retail Leadership Circle

Rick Cesari
CMO, Direct Branding

Geronimo Chala
Chief Client Officer, Rebag

Michael Chaney
Director of Business Sales, Crate & Barrel

Katrica Charley
Vice President, Supply Chain Planning and Strategy, Shoe Carnival, Inc.

Manish Chowdhary
Founder and CEO, Cahoot

Emma Rose Cohen
Founder and CEO, Final.

Ruth Crowley
Vice President, Hudson Group (former, Lowe’s)

Harry Cunningham
Vice President, Retail Brand Experience, Vera Bradley + goodMRKT

Christiana DiMattesa
Senior Director of Marketing, Under Armour

Donnie Dinch
CEO, Bitski

Markus Dmytrzak
Senior Director, Data Science, Sam's Club

Jessie Dowd
Senior Editor, Retail TouchPoints/design:retail

Brad Eckhart
Partner, Columbus Consulting, Intl.

Lizzy Ellingson
Chief Digital Experience Officer, David's Bridal

Alicia Esposito
Director of Content and New Media, G3 Communications

Reham Fagiri
Co-Founder and CEO, AptDeco

Jasmin Foster
Founder, Be Rooted

Suketu Gandhi
Partner and Global Head of Digital Supply Chain, Kearney

Melanie Gatewood
Director, Multicultural Merchandising, Target Corporation

Melissa Gonzalez
Principal and CEO, MG2 and The Lionesque Group

Roland Gossage
CEO, GroupBy Inc.

Eric Greenberg
Director of Ecommerce, Howard Miller

Jonathan Greenwood
Founder and CEO, Virtual Exchanges

Vanessa Grellet
Head of Portfolio Growth, CoinFund

Dr. Bill Hardgrave
Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, Auburn University

Debbie Hauss
Executive Director, Content, Retail TouchPoints

Jamie Hess
Wellness + Healthy Living Expert and Social Influencer, NYCfitfam

Tyler Higgins
Managing Director and Head of Retail, AArete LLC

Amie Hsu
Senior Director of Ecommerce, Hydrant

Blake Hunter
Senior Director of Data Science, DRINKS

Eric Hutchinson
Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Resident

Natalie Johnson
Co-Founder, 3D Robe

Raghu Kakarala
Executive Vice President, Commerce, Bounteous

Emily Kidwell
Director of Retail Ecommerce, Ariat International

Steen Knigge
Director of Marketing, The Americas, BoConcept USA, Inc.

Jason Kowalski
Former Amazon Insider, CEO, ProductWind

Andrew Lande-Shannon
Senior Director, Store Experience, Madison Reed

Stacey Landino
Senior Project Manager of Décor and Design, Whole Foods Market (former)

Ceata Lash
Founder and Inventor, PuffCuff LLC

Andrew Laudato
COO, Vitamin Shoppe

Krysta Lewis
CEO and Founder, Aisling Organics

Jane Lilley
Senior Vice President, Digital Technology, Signet Jewelers

Chris Lindland
Founder and CEO, Betabrand

Andrea Lisbona
Founder and CEO, Touchland

Whitney Livingston
President and COO, Centennial

Kasey Lobaugh
Principal, Chief Retail Innovation Officer, Deloitte

Lindsay McCormick
Founder and CEO, Bite

PJ McGuire
Founder and Inventor, Wrapperoo®

Alison Medina
Vice President, Content,, Emerald

Melissa Minkow
Retail Industry Lead, CI&T

Chris Moe
Co-Founder and President, Cartograph

Parinda Muley
Vice President, Ecommerce and Innovation, The Americas, Richemont

Mario Natarelli
Managing Partner, MBLM

Gregory Ng
CEO, Brooks Bell

Marc Ostryniec
Chief Sales Officer, BigCommerce

Andre Persaud
Chief Retail Officer, Rite Aid

Tracey Lauren Pickett
CEO and Inventor, Hairbrella

Jomaree Pinkard
Co-Founder and CEO, Hella Cocktail Co.

Sally Pofcher
CEO, Hanna Andersson

Matt Powell

Jacqueline Quirk
Senior Supply Chain Specialist, Nestle Nutrition (Gerber)

Phillip Raub
CEO, Model No.

Nicole Reich
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Co-Founder, Retail Bloom

Scott Reid
CEO, Dormeo North America

Mark Roberti
Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

Terri Rockovich
Co-Founder and CEO, Jinx

Josef Rousek
President, Mt Whitney Coffee Roasters

Scott Saeger
CIO, General Nutrition Inc (GNC)

Caitlyn Scaggs
Executive Manager, New Hope Girls

Heidi Schmid
Inventor and Co-Founder, Q-Redew Products

Emily Sewell
Vice President of Supply Chain, Hubble Contacts

Michael Simoncic
Managing Director, Consumer and Retail Group, Alvarez & Marsal

Prabhjot Singh
Vice President, Stores Strategy and Product Management, Macy’s

Kyle Spencer
Co-Founder, NextRivet

Kecia Steelman
COO, President of International, Ulta Beauty

Stephen Stewart
Senior Manager, Merchandising and Analytics, Lowe’s Companies Inc.

Matthew Tarallo
Global Vice President of Amazon, The Coca-Cola Company

Kristin Toth Smith
President and COO, Fernish

Albert Vita
Director of Strategy and Innovation, The Home Depot (former)

Denise Vitola
Vice President of Integrated Brand PR, Influencer and Social, Bayer

Maranda Walker Dowell
Principal, Joe's Gourmet

Shelly Walsh
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Janie and Jack

Andrea Wasserman
Head of Global Commerce, Verizon Media

Deborah Weinswig
CEO and Founder, Coresight Research

Stephen Wicks

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Big Commerce

• OSM Worldwide
• Bounteous

• Split It

• Menasha
• Teikametrics
• Wigzo
• Xovis

• Blue Wheel

• Hydrian