TechEdge: Industrial Revolution 4.0

Sunday, Oct 7 | 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Location: Pavilion 1
Track: Technology
Recommended Audience: 1-2 Stores; 3-25 Stores; 26-500 Stores; 500+ Stores

The next industrial revolution is upon us, Industrial Revolution 4.0 (4IR) where fast developing technologies are converging to change how we work, shop and live. These technologies will allow new competitors to emerge out of blind spots; and also allow convenience retail to retain its leadership in “frictionless” retail. This session will not talk about the “tomorrow” but look at the 5 to 10 year horizon of how the increasing pace of technology change will impact our economy. This session is for all retailers seeking to incorporate the future of technology in their strategic plans and technology roadmaps. It is highly recommended that attendees of this session also attend the NACS/Conexxus Technology Roadmap session following.
Executive Director
Clinical Professor, Robert H. School of Business
University of Maryland