“Future Retail”

Future Retail explores the rapidly accelerating pace of retailing at the intersection of physical and digital spaces. Emerging practices in omnichannel retailing are redefining the utilities of brick and mortar retail in the advancement of a seamless flow of information, inventory, and consumers. Whether it is the design of packaging or interactive in-store experiences, nearly every facet of the retail supply chain is being reimagined. With the life-cycles of products and stores being compressed in time and space, new retail models are set to challenge the conventions of leisure and necessity consumption. This event seeks to identify critical accelerants of technology and process innovation that are likely to steer the next generation of retail.

Speakers will include Rajiv Lal, Stanley Roth, Sr. Professor of Retailing at Harvard Business School; Eric Symon, Vice President, Global Retail Business Unit, PTC; and Neil Blumenthal, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Warby Parker. Lal, Symon, and Blumenthal will join Craig Robins, CEO and President, DACRA, in a panel discussion moderated by Jesse M. Keenan, Lecturer in Architecture & Real Estate.

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  1. The Japanese pursuit of automation in retail has always been interesting to me. In Tokyo there is one vending machine for something like every 27 people… That's a ton of vending machines! You can purchase some pretty interesting stuff from Tokyo vending machines…

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