AGENDA

TUESDAY / JUNE 12, 2018

1:00 pm | Registration desk opens

2:00 – 4:30 pm | ICX Tours

ICX Tours

The DFW area is home to many exciting venues with engaging interactive technology. The ICX Tours are a great way to see this technology in action and to get to know many of your fellow attendees.

Tour options will be announced soon!

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5:00 – 7:00 pm | Welcome Reception

Join us in the ICX Discovery Zone on opening night for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. This is a great opportunity to meet some of our speakers, sponsors and your fellow attendees.

  • Sponsored by Reflect
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WEDNESDAY / JUNE 13, 2018

7:00 am | Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am | Opening Remarks

David Drain | Senior VP of Events | Networld Media Group
Christopher Hall | Managing Director | ICX Association
Lee Summers | CEO | Reflect

8:15 am | Opening Keynote

Opening Keynote will be announced soon!

9:00 am | Refreshment Break

9:30 am | Breakout Session

Delight Customers and Drive Innovation with AI

In today’s competitive market, a growing number of retailers are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help transform their businesses.

Merchants worldwide are relying on the rapidly evolving capabilities of AI and machine learning to make better use of big data, which allows them to streamline their operations, manage their inventory and supply chain with greater efficiency, and create innovative new business models to help run their businesses more strategically.

With the insights AI provides, retailers are delivering the kind of personalized experiences and precision marketing that attract and retain customers, and building omnichannel environments to serve customers anytime and anywhere—in stores, online, and on the go.

  • Sponsored by Intel

9:30 am | Breakout Session

Creating Synergy Between the Online and Offline World

For all the talk of omnichannel — with some people despising the word — we still have a long way to go. What customers do online (whether desktop or mobile) doesn’t always translate to the offline (in-store) world.

“Seamless” is the magic word to describe an experience where a customer can interact with a brand whenever, and wherever, they want and the brand can easily interact with the customer on its journey. What’s needed to create this synergy?

10:30am | Refreshment Break

11:00 am | Breakout Session

Meeting the Demand for Delivery and In-Store Pickup

With time-pressed schedules and the convenience it brings, home delivery is one of the hottest topics of the day. What started with Amazon has spread to all levels of the retail and restaurant industries.

In this session, we will discuss working with third-parties; handling order online, pickup in store and how to deliver great customer experiences when customers don’t go through a traditional buying experience.

11:00 am | Breakout Session

Beating Amazon and Other Tech Giants at Their Own Game

What lessons can we learn from the e-commerce disruptors? Why are these disruptors opening brick-and-mortar stores?

E-commerce companies know their customers, know what customers are interested in, can bring the value of customer reviews, offer ease of ordering and an almost “endless aisle.”

Brick-and-mortar has the advantage of try before you buy, consultative selling, and ease of returns. Those who can leverage their stores effectively can develop a winning strategy.

12:00 pm | Lunch

Lunch & Learn

Hear four rapid-fire talks on hot topics of the day.

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1:00 pm | Exhibits

ICX Discovery Zone

The ICX Discovery Zone will be open throughout the ICX Summit for attendees to get hands-on demonstrations of the innovative customer engagement technology developed by Summit sponsors. But to make sure you have enough time to visit all booths, we’re setting aside this time on the agenda so you can explore the Discovery Zone without missing any sessions.

2:30 pm | Breakout Session

Interactive Technologies Disrupting the Store

Advancements in technologies available are both exciting and disruptive. In this session, we will talk about interactive and traditional digital signage and the role of technologies such as facial detection, BLE beacons, touch interactivity, analytics, AR/VR, mobile integration and more.

This will be a deep dive into the applications of the technology and the benefits for retailers to increase engagement and drive sales and experiences.

Moderator:
Richard Ventura | VP, Business Development & Solutions | NEC Display Solutions of America

  • Sponsored by NEC Display Solutions

2:30 pm | Breakout Session

Top 10 Tips for Successful Pilot Projects

Before rolling out any large enterprise digital signage or kiosk deployment, it is vitally important to conduct a pilot test. We’ll address how to properly prepare and execute a pilot so that it produces measurable results with which you can make an educated decision whether to move forward with a full rollout.

Panelists:
Matt Marotta | Manager, Digital Media Services | Six Flags

Moderator:
Jeff Martin | President & CEO | Right Media Solutions

  • Sponsored by Right Media Solutions

3:30 pm | Refreshment Break

4:00 pm | Breakout Session

Smart Content Killed the Playlist

We know that good content is key but good content driven by data is even better. Moving beyond the traditional playlist, best-in-class brands deliver more relevant content when taking into account the store, consumer, associates, POS, time of day, trends, and more.

This panel will talk about why they think data-driven content is important and the steps they are taking to incorporate these attributes.

Moderator:
Russell Young | SVP, Sales & Business Development | Stratacache

  • Sponsored by Scala

4:00 pm | Breakout Session

Press Play: The Role of Audio in Store

Ba dum. Just two notes and we know it’s the theme from Jaws. Music and other forms of audio can have a significant impact on our experience. How should brands use audio in their venues to create the desired effect without driving employees batty? Done right, you can set the mood, convey important information and stimulate sales.

6:30 – 9:30 pm | Awards Dinner Party

ICX Association Elevate Awards @ Topgolf

Each year the ICX Association Elevate Awards are presented at a unique location and this year is no exception. Attendees of the 2018 ICX Summit will be treated to an evening at Topgolf for golf, games, food and fun!

The evening will start with drinks, appetizers and the presentation of the ICX Association’s annual Elevate Awards. Dinner will be served after the brief awards ceremony and then it will be time to hit some balls!

Buses will depart the Omni Frisco at 6:15 pm to take Summit participants to Topgolf, less than 10 minutes away.

  • Sponsored by Cineplex Digital Media
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Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

THURSDAY / JUNE 14, 2018

7:00 am | Breakfast

8:00 am | Breakout Session

New Ways to Pay

It’s clear that customers want two things: choice and convenience.

There has been a lot of activity in the payments space, opening up new ways to pay — such as Venmo and mobile wallets such as Apple Pay. With Uber and Amazon Go, the whole idea is to make the payment invisible and an afterthought for the consumer.

How will these new methods impact your business and which strategy should you embrace?

8:00 am | Breakout Session

When are Kiosks the Right Solution?

About 15 years ago, it seemed like kiosks were the technology solution for every challenge or opportunity. Fast forward several years and it appeared mobile was the universal solution. Now we realize that consumers won’t always download your app or use your kiosk.

This session will help identify when kiosks are the right solution and will look at case studies of kiosk success and lessons learned from trial and error.

9:00 am | Refreshment Break

9:30 am | Breakout Session

Is Your Device Truly Accessible?

Lawsuits against retailers and restaurants in recent times have brought the issue of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) back into the spotlight. Although requirements under the ADA are not always black-and-white, kiosk deployers and integrators must do their best to comply with the law.

By focusing on assistive technology—technology to help the disabled—organizations can make self-serve kiosks more usable to the disabled population.

9:30 am | Breakout Session

Tech-Enabled, Knowledgeable Associates Sell More Stuff!

Good employees are still at the heart of great customer experiences. In addition to training, what tools can we give our people to help them deliver on your brand promise?

With the right person and the right technology, associates can help customers find the item they are looking for, learn more about the product, discover new products, obtain items even if they are out of stock, and handle payment/checkout as well as returns. In the end, you have a satisfied, loyal customer.

10:30 am | Refreshment Break

11:00 am | Closing Keynote

Closing Keynote will be announced soon!

  • Sponsored by Cineplex Digital Media

12:00 pm | Summit adjourns

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

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Hotel Reservations

Omni Frisco Hotel
11 Cowboys Way | Frisco, TX 75034
1-800-THE OMNI (843-6664)
Event Rate: $229/night*
Event rate expires May 21, 2018.
* Subject to availability at time of booking.

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