Shoptalk Announces Unprecedented Final Agenda And Lineup Of 225+ Speakers - Including 125+ CEOs - Across 100+ Sessions, May 15-18 In Las Vegas

Leaders from Best Buy, Elizabeth Arden, Google, Restoration Hardware, Sephora and Walmart Among Latest Program Additions

CNBC's Retail Reporter, Courtney Reagan, to Conduct Main Stage Fireside Chats

Mar 07, 2016, 09:00 ET from Shoptalk

NEW YORK, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoptalk, the first conference to build the definitive community of commerce innovators, today unveiled its final agenda, representing an unmatched and critical dialogue to help drive the future of commerce. Shoptalk also released a list of newly confirmed speakers, bringing the current total to more than 225 preeminent speakers for the inaugural event which will be held on May 15-18 at the Aria, Las Vegas. More than 125 of the confirmed speakers are CEOs.

On track to sell out at 2,000 attendees and with more than 100 sessions, Shoptalk has created an unprecedented platform for established companies, disruptive startups and the investment community to learn, collaborate and move the commerce ecosystem forward. Shoptalk's agenda explores a wide range of innovative topics such as In-Store Mobile Engagement, Virtual and Augmented Reality, The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Retail, Innovations in Offline Data Capture and Retail Formats of the Future. The event will also feature a Startup Pitch Contest with $50,000 in cash prizes as well as a Gen Z panel discussion with 14-16 year olds about their unique habits, preferences and interactions with brands. 

"Shoptalk is the only industry event where retailers and brands can discover the most important new business models and technologies, and network with the innovators responsible for shaping how today's consumers discover, shop and buy any product, service or experience," said Anil D. Aggarwal, founder and chairman of Shoptalk. "We're thrilled with the incredibly strong interest in Shoptalk among executives from the retail, ecommerce and broader commerce ecosystem, and we're especially proud that we do not have any pay-to-play speakers on our agenda."

Some of the newly added Shoptalk speakers include:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch SVP, Digital, eCommerce & Corporate Development, Billy May
  • Accel Partner, Brian O'Malley
  • Ashley Stewart Executive Chairman & CEO, James Rhee
  • Belk SVP, eCommerce & Omnichannel Digital, Ivy Chin
  • Best Buy President, E-commerce, Mary Lou Kelley
  • Cole Haan VP, Global Digital Commerce, Josh Krepon
  • Crocs VP eCommerce Technology & Operations, Harvey Bierman
  • CEO, Jed Kleckner
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Vice President, Customer Innovation Technology, Rafeh Masood
  • DogVacay CEO & Founder, Aaron Hirschhorn
  • Dot & Bo Founder & CEO, Anthony Soohoo
  • Electroloom CEO & Co-Founder, Aaron Rowley
  • Elizabeth Arden President, Elizabeth Arden Brand, JuE Wong
  • EXPRESS EVP eCommerce, Digital & Analytics, Jim Hilt
  • eBay Chief Product Officer, RJ Pittman
  • Facebook Head of Business for Messenger, Frerk-Malte Feller
  • Facebook Global Head of Retail/eCommerce Strategy, Nicolas Franchet
  • Federal Trade Commission, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Laura Berger
  • Food52 Co-Founder & CEO, Amanda Hesser
  • Forerunner Ventures Founder and Managing Director, Kirsten Green 
  • Google General Manager, Google Express, Brian Elliott
  • Google Vice President, Product Management – Shopping, Jonathan Alferness
  • Guess? Chief Operating Officer, Michael Relich
  • Hello Alfred CEO & Co-Founder, Marcela Sapone
  • Hotel Tonight VP Product, Amanda Richardson
  • HSN Executive Vice President—Marketing & Digital Commerce, Ryan Ross
  • Indiegogo Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Slava Rubin
  • Joyus President, Joe Megibow
  • Laurel & Wolf CEO & Founder, Leura Fine
  • Lenovo VP/GM Global eCommerce, Ajit Sivadasan
  • LISNR Founder & CEO, Rodney Williams
  • Memomi Founder & CEO, Salvador Nissi Vilcovsky
  • Michael Kors Director of Digital Innovation, Eric Mogil
  • MindMeld Founder & CEO, Tim Tuttle, PhD
  • ModiFace Founder & CEO, Parham Aarabi
  • Modsy Co-Founder & CEO, Shanna Tellerman
  • Mondelēz International Global eCommerce Lead, Neil Ackerman
  • New York & Company VP of Digital & E-commerce Creative, Paul S. Carroll
  • Newegg SVP Global Operations, Kunal Thakkar
  • Oak Labs Founder & CEO, Healey Cypher
  • OfferUp CEO & Co-Founder, Nick Huzar
  • POPSUGAR Founder & CEO, Brian Sugar
  • Poshmark Founder & CEO, Manish Chandra
  • Restoration Hardware SVP Quality & Innovation, Eoin Harrington
  • REVOLVE Clothing Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, Mike Karanikols and Michael Mente
  • Sentient Technologies Head of Visual Intelligence, Andy Narayanan
  • Sephora SVP Digital, Mary Beth Laughton
  • Slyce CEO, Mark Elfenbein
  • Sols CEO & Founder, Kegan Schouwenburg
  • Twitter Strategic Partnerships, Dileepan Siva
  • Walmart VP, Digital Store Operations & Experience, Web & Mobile, Walmart eCommerce, Helen Vaid 
  • Waze Product Strategy, Mark Campos
  • Yelp Head of Local Business Outreach, Darnell Holloway

As part of Shoptalk's kick off on Monday morning, May 16, CNBC's Retail Reporter, Courtney Reagan, will broadcast live from the event and also interview Ron Johnson, CEO of Enjoy, and Michael Dubin, Founder & CEO of Dollar Shave Club, during back-to-back general session main stage fireside chats.

In addition to the formal agenda, Shoptalk is designed to enable attendees to interact informally with each other in an easy and open environment. Specific initiatives include an Exhibit Hall that minimizes the focus on short-term lead generation and optimizes for relationship building, as well as social events that include a welcome reception on Sunday evening, May 15, a Monday evening poolside reception and Tuesday night industry event featuring triple Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean.

Founded by the creators of Money20/20—the world's largest consumer payments event with over 10,000 attendees—Shoptalk will feature a total of 250+ speakers comprised of leaders redefining commerce. The event will be held May 15-18, 2016 at the Aria in Las Vegas. A list of current speakers can be found at The final agenda can be seen at

About Shoptalk

Shoptalk is the only large-scale commerce event, featuring 2,000+ attendees, 250+ speakers, 125+ CEOs and 150+ exhibitors. It's an unprecedented gathering of individuals and companies reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy any product, service or experience, providing a platform for large retailers and brands, startups, tech companies and investors to come together in an open and friendly environment. Shoptalk will be held on May 15-18, 2016 at the Aria in Las Vegas. For more information, visit Follow @shoptalk.

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