Intel’s Joe Jensen, Adobe’s Chris Duffy, Verizon’s Arvin Singh, and new upstarts like Anagog were all on hand to dissect big data and retail. 5G is laying the groundwork for numerous edge computing experiences and retail will be one its first proving grounds.
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Euromonitor’s Michelle Grant’s panel showcased a future of smart bathrooms, smart kitchens and smart boats where ecommerce is frictionless and your appliances are shopping capable.
Amazon Go stores captured the imagination about cashierless checkout systems, but Standard Cognition showcased it’s easy to install system that does the same thing without having to build a new store.
AWS Vice President Sandy Carter kicked off the day with an impassioned talk about innovation and knowing your brand. Working backwards from the customer’s needs is an art that Sandy’s mastered.
The lowly search bar is finding new competition. Whether it’s voice-activated or a visual search, a clickable showroom or an AI -based delivery system that knows what you want before you do, the holy grail is to read a shopper’s mind without creeping them out.
Who said analysts couldn’t be entertaining? Manny Amalgro and Joe Scartz recorded a number of classic podcasts live at CES High Tech Retailing Show. You can find them all here.
Ascential Edge gave a good graphical depiction of how ginormous Amazon is and made the case for ecommerce driving future growth for retailers.
AR and VR continue to make strides to help provide the narrative behind the product. AR and Retail turn out to be besties, whether you’re previewing how that plant might look in your garden or finding out about the painter behind the next masterpiece on your mantle. VR is still best used in public [...]
Yet it’s been an exceptional year for physical stores. Online native brands from mattress companies to fashion and makeup vendors are zealously staking out a physical presence. New experiences in malls, arenas and other venues use technology to gather data about real-time customer interactions and create appealing experiences melding online and offline presence. Saatva Mattress, [...]
Retail is dead; long live retail. Brick and mortar retail is being resuscitated by an unlikely rescuer … online stores. Finding it increasingly difficult to make a buck shipping and returning goods, some of the trendiest online stores are finding better branding opportunities, better margins and increased sales IRL. The new Amazon Book stores [...]