The Big Show! NRF, of course…

By Richard Potter on January 15, 2020

I love NYC. From the first time I visited 20 years ago, the energy and excitement has never left me.

Over the last few days a few of us have been in the Big Apple for NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show. 40,000 in attendance. Javits Center. You can’t miss this one. 

On the Sunday (yes, Sunday!), I spoke alongside Footasylum’s Tom Summerfield and Tom Litchford from Amazon Web Services (AWS). We discussed the importance of cutting through the noise and the hype that surrounds artificial intelligence (AI) in the retail space and focusing on the real, lasting, uplift it can bring to the modern retailer. 

TL;DR — AI can optimise your entire value chain, end to end. Those who embrace it will outcompete everyone else because they will service their customers better. To do this requires the right technology architecture and a centralised, full stack, AI System is the right way to take the leap. Faster, smarter and with real business outcomes. 

Since the event, we’ve had loads of requests for the slides so here they are. Hope they are thought provoking and helpful:

The event also gave us a great platform in which to announce some of our latest news to the world. We’re thrilled to have secured AWS Retail Competency status, another string to our bow having been awarded the Machine Learning Competency accreditation the previous year. Well done Peak team. 

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