25 Oct

The Future of Retail Got Together in NYC

On October 19th, we hosted a Future of Retail Dinner at the fabulous penthouse loft of Laurel Touby and Jon Fine. The main item on the agenda was “where is retail going and how do you get ahead of the game?”

The dinner was co-hosted by Charlie Cole (Tumi), Laurel Touby (Flatiron Investors) and Veronika Sonsev (Chameleon Collective) and included executives from Kate Spade, HBC Digital, Coach, Adidas, Equinox, NY & Company and more.

We asked each of the executives attending to share an innovation priority that they are currently focused on or interested in learning about, and we got quite an amazing list:

– Personalization

– E-gifting

– Bots/conversation commerce

– Digital store technology

– Connecting bluetooth to identity

– AR/VR

– Underlying ecommerce platforms

It felt like the conversations could have gone on all night. Here are some photos from the event.

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