CommerceNext 2022

Presented by cart.com

Seizing the Next Wave of Growth
June 21-22, 2022
New York Hilton Midtown

SAVE THE DATE: COMMERCENEXT RETURNING TO NYC ON JUNE 20-21, 2023

Save the date for CommerceNext 2023! We’re returning to New York City on June 20-21, 2023 at the New York Hilton Midtown. We were thrilled to get the CommerceNext community back together in 2022 and can’t wait to do it again! Missed the summit or want to relive some of the memories, we included some highlights below:

Videos

Speakers

  • craig

    Craig Brommers

    CN2022

    Chief Marketing Officer American Eagle Outfitters

    jamie

    Jamie Gersch

    CN2022

    Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Old Navy

    Rafael Ilishayev

    Rafael Ilishayev

    CN2022

    Co-Founder and Co-CEO Gopuff

    JuE Wong

    JuE Wong

    CN2022

    CEO Olaplex

  • Angela Clark

    Angela Clark

    CN2022

    Head of Digital Studio Patagonia

    Brian Beitler

    Brian Beitler

    CN2022

    SVP, vCommerce Ventures Qurate Retail Group

    Lisa

    Lisa Perlmutter

    CN2022

    SVP, Marketing and Ecommerce Brilliant Earth

    Charlie Cole

    Charlie Cole

    CN2022

    CEO FTD

  • Noam Paransky

    Noam Paransky

    CN2022

    Chief Digital Officer Tapestry

    Carolyn Pollock

    Carolyn Pollock

    CN2022

    Chief Marketing Officer Tailored Brands

    David Han

    David Han

    CN2022

    VP, Product Neiman Marcus

    ekta chopra

    Ekta Chopra

    CN2022

    Chief Digital Officer E.L.F. BEAUTY

  • Sucharita Kodali

    Sucharita Kodali

    CN2022

    Vice President and Principal Analyst Forrester Research

    William Niles

    William Niles

    CN2022

    CEO Brinks Home

    Sarah Rasmusen

    Sarah Rasmusen

    CN2022

    EVP, Chief Customer Officer Lands' End

    Cezanne Huq

    Cezanne Huq

    CN2022

    VP, Growth HelloFresh

  • Brian Seewald

    Brian Seewald

    CN2022

    SVP eCommerce EXPRESS

    Amanda Bopp

    Amanda Bopp

    CN2022

    VP, North America Marketing Kate Spade

    Daren Hull

    Daren Hull

    CN2022

    President Vera Bradley

    Sarah Henry

    Sarah Henry

    CN2022

    VP, Head of Content, Influencer, & Commerce Walmart

  • Lauren Thomas

    Lauren Thomas

    CN2022

    Retail Reporter CNBC

    Samir Desai

    Samir Desai

    CN2022

    EVP, Chief Digital + Technology Officer Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

    Ian Yung

    Ian Yung

    CN2022

    VP of Growth Parachute Home

    William Flaherty

    William Flaherty

    CN2022

    SVP, Growth Ro

  • anne

    Anne Balestrieri

    CN2022

    Director, Media Strategy & Planning Walmart

    David Cost

    David Cost

    CN2022

    VP of Ecommerce and Marketing Rainbow Shops

    flo

    Flo Dessen

    CN2022

    Senior Vice President, Ecommerce & Digital Dylan’s Candy Bar

    Craig Elbert

    Craig Elbert

    CN2022

    Co-Founder, CEO Care/of

  • Shannon Stokes

    Shannon Stokes

    CN2022

    Head of DTC eCommerce Nespresso

    Marco Fazio

    Marco Fazio

    CN2022

    Head of E-commerce, Europe Solo Brands (former Reebok)

    Hani Batla

    Hani Batla

    CN2022

    CIO Adorama

    Emma Sandler

    Emma Sandler

    CN2022

    Senior Beauty and Wellness Reporter Glossy

  • Javier Marimon

    Javier Marimon

    CN2022

    VP Digital Products Hot Topic

    Lucy Zhu

    Lucy Zhu

    CN2022

    Director of Retention Marketing REVOLVE

    Sanjeev Tanugula

    Sanjeev Tanugula

    CN2022

    SVP, Head of Digital Technology and Innovation J. Crew

    vivian chang

    Vivian Chang

    CN2022

    VP Growth Clorox DTC

  • Andrea Moore

    Andrea Moore

    CN2022

    SVP Digital, E-Commerce and Consumer Insights NEST New York

    Scott Geftman

    Scott Geftman

    CN2022

    President Rowing Blazers

    Roshan Varma

    Roshan Varma

    CN2022

    VP of Digital Tapestry

    bree

    Bree Casart

    CN2022

    Head of Digital Hanna Andersson

  • Julie Hyman

    Julie Hyman

    CN2022

    Anchor Yahoo Finance

    Matt Gehring

    Matt Gehring

    CN2022

    Chief Marketing Officer Dutch

    Miki Racine Berardelli

    Miki Racine Berardelli

    CN2022

    Principal miki b

    Hilary Neve

    Hilary Neve

    CN2022

    VP of Communications Bolt

  • Adrien Menard

    Adrien Menard

    CN2022

    Co-Founder & CEO Botify

    kendra

    Kendra Prasad

    CN2022

    Head of Acquisition The Farmer's Dog

    Chip Overstreet

    Chip Overstreet

    CN2022

    CEO Spiceology

    Farzana Nasser

    Farzana Nasser

    CN2022

    Partner Chameleon Collective

  • George Khachatryan

    George Khachatryan

    CN2022

    CEO OfferFit

    chip

    Chip Malt

    CN2022

    CEO Made In

    Liz Horowitz

    Liz Horowitz

    CN2022

    Founder Sonic Strategy Consulting

    John Grech

    John Grech

    CN2022

    Head of Retail Partnerships GiftNow

  • Lovee Chandna

    Lovee Chandna

    CN2022

    VP Retail, Europe eClerx Digital

    Joe Yakuel

    Joe Yakuel

    CN2022

    Founder and CEO Within

    Indy Guha

    Indy Guha

    CN2022

    CMO + Alliances Leader Signifyd

    Sara Livingston

    Sara Livingston

    CN2022

    Head of Customer Solutions Rockerbox

  • Amanda

    Amanda Elam

    CN2022

    Chief Marketing Officer Bloomreach

    Kristin Mikie Sword

    Kristin Mikie Sword

    CN2022

    Director of Growth, RoMind Ro

    Jake Pasini

    Jake Pasini

    CN2022

    VP of Strategy & Analytics Listrak

    Arin Sweeney

    Arin Sweeney

    CN2022

    Director of eCommerce Lord & Taylor

  • Chris Novak

    Chris Novak

    CN2022

    Chief Data Science & Analytics Officer Eden Collective

    Emad Hasan

    Emad Hasan

    CN2022

    CEO & Co-Founder Retina AI

    Cristina Dinozo

    Cristina Dinozo

    CN2022

    Senior Director of Marketing Communication Yotpo

    Josh Greene

    Josh Greene

    CN2022

    CEO The Mather Group

  • Cara Salpini

    Cara Salpini

    CN2022

    Senior Editor Retail Dive

    Justin Garvin

    Justin Garvin

    CN2022

    VP, Media Strategy Rise Interactive

    Rachel Bergman

    Rachel Bergman

    CN2022

    CRO Cordial

    Brenda Freeman

    Brenda Freeman

    CN2022

    Chief Brand Officer Wunderkind

  • Richard Johnson

    Richard Johnson

    CN2022

    VP, Head of Sales U.S. & Canada RTB House

    Tyler Berglund

    Tyler Berglund

    CN2022

    Chief Marketing Officer Tres Colori

    Vicki Cantrell

    Vicki Cantrell

    CN2022

    CEO Vendors in Partnership LLC

    Jarrad Berman

    Jarrad Berman

    CN2022

    Vice President TZP Group LLC

  • Stephanie Urban

    Stephanie Urban

    CN2022

    VP, Direct to Consumer Camuto Group

    Jason Nickel

    Jason Nickel

    CN2022

    Senior Vice President Marketing Ten Thousand, Inc

    Ilan Tito

    Ilan Tito

    CN2022

    Partner Chameleon Collective

    Stephen Carl

    Stephen Carl

    CN2022

    Founder Needle Movement

  • Ashley Firmstone

    Ashley Firmstone

    CN2022

    SVP Customer Success Rokt

    Faisal Masud

    Faisal Masud

    CN2022

    CEO Fabric

    Nathan Loveless

    Nathan Loveless

    CN2022

    VP of Sales, Americas Blueshift

    Shawna Hausman

    Shawna Hausman

    CN2022

    CMO Health-E Commerce

  • Omair Tariq

    Omair Tariq

    CN2022

    CEO Cart.com

    Randi Charles

    Randi Charles

    CN2022

    VP, Marketing Ergatta

    jacob

    Jacob Ross

    CN2022

    CEO PebblePost

    Jennifer Maclver Edwards

    Jennifer Maclver Edwards

    CN2022

    Customer Experience Programs Director Contentsquare

  • Michael Scholz

    Michael Scholz

    CN2022

    Global Director - Head of Product Marketing commercetools

    Andrea Paul Salerno

    Andrea Paul Salerno

    CN2022

    Director of Content and Research Kustomer

    Rick Kenney

    Rick Kenney

    CN2022

    Founder and Managing Director LeadingLights

    Madison Hajeb

    Madison Hajeb

    CN2022

    Senior Director, Testing and Innovation Tapestry

  • Christine Pagano

    Christine Pagano

    CN2022

    Manager, Site Operations & Innovation for Outlet eCommerce Coach

    Kathleen Jiang

    Kathleen Jiang

    CN2022

    Manager, Content Optimization Programs, Digital Experience Tapestry

    Elizabeth Harden

    Elizabeth Harden

    CN2022

    Vice President, Commerce Solutions Matterkind

    Katya Allison

    Katya Allison

    CN2022

    Director, Content GRIN

  • Ken Fenyo

    Ken Fenyo

    CN2022

    President, Research & Advisory Coresight

    Marisol Leffler

    Marisol Leffler

    CN2022

    GM & VP Customer Success North America Optimove

    Behzad Soltani

    Behzad Soltani

    CN2022

    President Commercial & CTO Movado

    Emily Hickey

    Emily Hickey

    CN2022

    Co-Founder & CEO Chief Detective Growth Consulting

  • Alexa Ritacco

    Alexa Ritacco

    CN2022

    Chief Marketing Officer Jenni Kayne

    Ryan Gibson

    Ryan Gibson

    CN2022

    VP, Strategy Adlucent

    Sayyid Markar

    Sayyid Markar

    CN2022

    Co-Founder Otherland

    Jennifer Graham Chittim

    Jennifer Graham Chittim

    CN2022

    VP of Customer Success Botify

  • Anna Kim

    Anna Kim

    CN2022

    Operations Manager, Customer Experience Mejuri

    Elizabeth Ray

    Elizabeth Ray

    CN2022

    VP of Client Strategy Attentive

    Kamanasish Kundu

    Kamanasish Kundu

    CN2022

    Director, E-Commerce Pandora North America

    Carol-Lyn Jatdine

    Carol-Lyn Jardine

    CN2022

    VP Strategic Marketing Persado

  • Kristi Gaudioso

    Kristi Gaudioso

    CN2022

    CRO AnyClip

    Brian Levine

    Brian Levine

    CN2022

    Senior Manager, Brand Marketing Rhone

    Dave Weiner

    Dave Weiner

    CN2022

    Founder and CEO Priority Bicycles

    Ryan Monahan

    Ryan Monahan

    CN2022

    CMO RECON1

  • Nick Kaplan

    Nick Kaplan

    CN2022

    Chief Growth & Innovation Officer Saadia Group

    Andrew Yang

    Andrew Yang

    CN2022

    CEO Cultos

    Angela Gow

    Angela Gow

    CN2022

    Director, Digital Merchandising Eddie Bauer

    Stephen Simonis Jr.

    Stephen Simonis Jr.

    CN2022

    President Balanced Nutritionals

  • Emily Chan

    Emily Chan

    CN2022

    Director of Affiliate Marketing Our Place

    Sunil Kaki

    Sunil Kaki

    CN2022

    EVP of Marketing Beachbody

    Melissa Campanelli

    Melissa Campanelli

    CN2022

    Co-Founder Women in Retail

    Ahmed Naiem

    Ahmed Naiem

    CN2022

    Chief Commercial Officer ESW

  • Sharon gee

    Sharon Gee

    CN2022

    VP, Revenue Growth BigCommerce

    Jason Knell

    Jason Knell

    CN2022

    Sr. Director, Commerce Services GTM & Content Partnerships Adobe

    sunil

    Sunil Kumar

    CN2022

    General Manager, Technology Commercialization Walmart Commerce Technologies

    Jason

    Jason Larian

    CN2022

    VP Business Development MGAE

  • David Rosenberg

    David Rosenberg

    CN2022

    Head of Marketing Netsuite

    Michael Ricci

    Michael Ricci

    CN2022

    SVP Strategy Sinch

    Todd Ilberg

    Todd Ilberg

    CN2022

    VP of Customer Success Blueshift

    Maura Smith

    Maura Smith

    CN2022

    CMO/SVP of Marketing Partnerize

  • Jan Gandhi

    Jan Gandhi

    CN2022

    Head of Partnerships - Commerce, Messaging & Scaled, NA and LATAM Meta

    Emily Culp

    Emily Culp

    CN2022

    Board Member Mizzen + Main, Stio & Cordial

    Sai Koppala

    Sai Koppala

    CN2022

    Chief Marketing Officer SheerID

    Dovas Zakas

    Dovas Zakas

    CN2022

    General Manager Every Plate Hello Fresh

  • Marni Cohen

    Marni Cohen

    CN2022

    Senior Director, eCommerce Stuart Weitzman

    Debora

    Deborah Weinswig

    CN2022

    CEO & Founder Coresight Research

    vero

    Veronika Sonsev

    CN2022

    Co-Founder CommerceNext

    scott

    Scott Silverman

    CN2022

    Co-Founder CommerceNext

Agenda

8:00 AM ET

Registration / Discovery Lounge Opens

8:00-9:00 AM ET

Networking Breakfast - All Attendees

8:00-8:50 AM ET

VIP Breakfast - Retailers Only:
Keeping the Customer Satisfied! How Great Customer Support Drives Growth and Retention

While retailers prepare for the holiday rush, the excitement for sales growth may get overshadowed by the torrent of customers asking about product availability, shipping delays, price matching, etc. In this session, we’ll ask our panel of retail experts how they handle the seasonal rush without breaking the bank. They will discuss customer expectations for Holiday 2022, shifting consumer channel preferences, the importance of delivering a superior support experience and why the holiday season presents a long-term business growth opportunity.

Andrea Paul Salerno

Andrea Paul Salerno

CN2022

Director of Content and Research Kustomer

Sayyid Markar

Sayyid Markar

CN2022

Co-Founder Otherland

Anna Kim

Anna Kim

CN2022

Operations Manager, Customer Experience Mejuri

Dave Weiner

Dave Weiner

CN2022

Founder and CEO Priority Bicycles

9:00-9:15 AM ET

Opening Remarks

vero

Veronika Sonsev

CN2022

Co-Founder CommerceNext

9:15-9:35 AM ET

KEYNOTE: Retail at an Inflection Point: The Big Trends Transforming the Industry
While retail always seems to be at an inflection point, understanding how the big trends impact the industry is key to seizing the next wave of growth. We kickoff CommerceNext by focusing on foundational trends disrupting our industry, including macroeconomic factors like inflation, geopolitical factors like the war in Ukraine, changing consumer dynamics and competitive forces.

Sucharita Kodali

Sucharita Kodali

CN2022

Vice President and Principal Analyst Forrester Research

9:40-10:00 AM ET

KEYNOTE: How to Build a Modern Brand by Looking to the Past
Rowing Blazers has made all the right moves to bring classic trends into modern fashion, turning hype into an iconic brand in just five years. Join leaders from Cart.com and Rowing Blazers to learn more about how the company approaches its creative process, partnerships and marketing to build its cult following.

Omair Tariq

Omair Tariq

CN2022

CEO Cart.com

Scott Geftman

Scott Geftman

CN2022

President Rowing Blazers

10:00-10:20 AM ET

🍪 Break

10:20-10:40 AM ET

KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT: Building the Next Big Brand: From Disruptor to Power Player
Olaplex has had incredible growth since its inception. Having started as a salon-focused haircare brand, the company has expanded into retail and DTC and has seen 112% annual growth in the last year. With a growth strategy driven by customer data and insights, Olaplex CEO JuE Wong believes it's just the beginning. Learn how the company went from niche to market-leading in the premium haircare category and its plans for the future.

JuE Wong

JuE Wong

CN2022

CEO Olaplex

Moderator
Emma Sandler

Emma Sandler

CN2022

Senior Beauty and Wellness Reporter Glossy

10:45-11:15 AM ET

PANEL: Seizing Growth with Full-Funnel Marketing and Measurement
Marketing has traditionally split brand and performance marketing efforts. The brand side had harder to measure goals, while the performance side focused on specific metrics such as clicks and ROI. Today, many marketers are moving to a “full-funnel” marketing approach that combines the power of both brand building and performance marketing. In this session, our full-funnel marketers will discuss how they set up measurement and their teams to balance top-of-funnel marketing (e.g., TV, Social, Influencer) with lower-funnel marketing tactics (e.g., Search, Retargeting) to achieve measurable growth.

Amanda Bopp

Amanda Bopp

CN2022

VP, North America Marketing Kate Spade

Carolyn Pollock

Carolyn Pollock

CN2022

Chief Marketing Officer Tailored Brands

Sarah Rasmusen

Sarah Rasmusen

CN2022

EVP, Chief Customer Officer Lands' End

Joe Yakuel

Joe Yakuel

CN2022

Founder and CEO Within

Moderator:
Farzana Nasser

Farzana Nasser

CN2022

Partner Chameleon Collective

11:15-12:00 PM ET

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Roundtable Discussions

12:00-1:15 PM ET

🍽️ Networking Lunch

12:00-12:50 PM ET

🍽️ VIP Lunch - Retailers Only:
Back to the Basics: How to Use Organic Search to Counter Rising Ad Costs

While it will come as no surprise that retailers' number-one concern is rising customer acquisition costs, what might surprise you is just how effectively organic search can address this problem. In this lunch session, industry analyst Rick Kenney leads an “un-panel” discussion with a group of retail experts where the audience drives the talking points. It’s all up for discussion: how to counter the loss of organic traffic, how to counter the SEO drag from new customer experience tech to your site and any other search questions you have.

Rick Kenney

Rick Kenney

CN2022

Founder and Managing Director LeadingLights

Jennifer Graham Chittim

Jennifer Graham Chittim

CN2022

VP of Customer Success Botify

Ryan Monahan

Ryan Monahan

CN2022

CMO RECON1

vivian chang

Vivian Chang

CN2022

VP Growth Clorox DTC

1:15-1:35 PM ET

KEYNOTE: Be Your Own Disruptor - How FTD Embraced its Digital Transformation
Charlie Cole joined FTD in March 2020, just as the global pandemic was shutting down the world and about 6 months after FTD came out of bankruptcy. Hear the story of how Charlie led a digital transformation at this 110-year-old floral brand while navigating the unchartered waters of a workplace impacted by the pandemic.

Charlie Cole

Charlie Cole

CN2022

CEO FTD

1:40-2:00 PM ET

KEYNOTE: Preparing Your Tech Stack for the Era of Conversational Commerce
Consumers today have higher expectations when it comes to how they interact with brands. They're looking for products that meet their needs, but they also want the shopping experience to be convenient and personalized—whether they're scrolling through your website or browsing in-store. In this session, we'll explore how your brand can lean into conversational commerce to meet your consumers where they prefer to shop with curated experiences.

Elizabeth Ray

Elizabeth Ray

CN2022

VP of Client Strategy Attentive

David Cost

David Cost

CN2022

VP of Ecommerce and Marketing Rainbow Shops

2:00-2:25 PM ET

🍪 Break

2:25-2:45 PM ET

Breakout Tracks: Upgrading Marketing & Ecommerce Fundamentals

Track 1: Optimizing Core Marketing Strategies
How to get Facebook to work like it used to? 1st-party data!

Emad Hasan

Emad Hasan

CN2022

CEO & Co-Founder Retina AI

Track 3: Innovative Ecommerce Experiences
How REVOLVE Reinvented the Mobile Shopping Experience

Rachel Bergman

Rachel Bergman

CN2022

CRO Cordial

Lucy Zhu

Lucy Zhu

CN2022

Director of Retention Marketing REVOLVE

Track 4: New Twist on Traditional Marketing
How the Farmer’s Dog Reinvented Their TV Measurement Model to Accelerate Their Growth

kendra

Kendra Prasad

CN2022

Head of Acquisition The Farmer's Dog

Chris Novak

Chris Novak

CN2022

Chief Data Science & Analytics Officer Eden Collective

2:55-3:15 PM ET

Track 1: Optimizing Core Marketing Strategies
Building an Analytically Driven Marketing Organization

Sara Livingston

Sara Livingston

CN2022

Head of Customer Solutions Rockerbox

Craig Elbert

Craig Elbert

CN2022

Co-Founder, CEO Care/of

Track 3: Innovative Ecommerce Experiences
First-Party Data: The Key to Relevancy in Ecommerce

Ashley Firmstone

Ashley Firmstone

CN2022

SVP Customer Success Rokt

Dovas Zakas

Dovas Zakas

CN2022

General Manager Every Plate Hello Fresh

Track 4: New Twist on Traditional Marketing
Why Now Is the Right Time To Engage Consumers at Home With Programmatic Direct Mail

jacob

Jacob Ross

CN2022

CEO PebblePost

Randi Charles

Randi Charles

CN2022

VP, Marketing Ergatta

3:25-3:45 PM ET

Track 1: Optimizing Core Marketing Strategies
Maximizing Your Marketplace Ad Dollars With Data and Insights

Justin Garvin

Justin Garvin

CN2022

VP, Media Strategy Rise Interactive

Track 3: Innovative Ecommerce Experiences
How Vera Bradley Uses a Full-Funnel View of the Shopper Journey To Unlock Growth in an Uncertain World

Indy Guha

Indy Guha

CN2022

CMO + Alliances Leader Signifyd

Daren Hull

Daren Hull

CN2022

President Vera Bradley

Track 4: New Twist on Traditional Marketing
Why Connected TV Should be a Key Part of Your Performance Marketing Strategy

Elizabeth Harden

Elizabeth Harden

CN2022

Vice President, Commerce Solutions Matterkind

3:55-4:15 PM ET

Track 1: Optimizing Core Marketing Strategies
Digital Advertising Disrupted — Navigating Google’s New Performance Max Campaigns

Ryan Gibson

Ryan Gibson

CN2022

VP, Strategy Adlucent

Track 3: Innovative Ecommerce Experiences
Christmas In June: Optimizing Ecommerce for the Gift Buyer

chip

Chip Malt

CN2022

CEO Made In

Chip Overstreet

Chip Overstreet

CN2022

CEO Spiceology

John Grech

John Grech

CN2022

Head of Retail Partnerships GiftNow

Debora

Deborah Weinswig

CN2022

CEO & Founder Coresight Research

Track 4: New Twist on Traditional Marketing
Podcast Advertising Best Practices Every Marketer Should Know

William Flaherty

William Flaherty

CN2022

SVP, Growth Ro

Moderator:
Liz Horowitz

Liz Horowitz

CN2022

Founder Sonic Strategy Consulting

4:15-4:35 PM ET

🍪 Break

4:35-5:05 PM ET

PANEL: Reimagining Ecommerce Experiences for Today's Customer Needs
Exceeding customer expectations are important to convert new shoppers to repeat shoppers and to keep existing customers coming back. Today, compelling navigation and product information are table stakes. Learn how ecommerce leaders are thinking about elevated personalized end-to-end experiences that tie together marketing, pre-purchase, checkout and post-purchase to delight customers and drive repeat sales.

Brian Seewald

Brian Seewald

CN2022

SVP eCommerce EXPRESS

David Han

David Han

CN2022

VP, Product Neiman Marcus

bree

Bree Casart

CN2022

Head of Digital Hanna Andersson

Faisal Masud

Faisal Masud

CN2022

CEO Fabric

Moderator
Cara Salpini

Cara Salpini

CN2022

Senior Editor Retail Dive

5:10-5:30 PM ET

KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT: The New Consumer - Why Modern Brands Embrace Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Millennial and Gen Z consumers are more socially conscience shoppers than generations past. According to a 2021 survey released by Deloitte, 37% of millennials and 40% of Gen Zs believe that more people will commit to take action on environmental and climate issues after the pandemic. Brilliant Earth, a digitally native brand that went public in 2021, has made a number of public commitments to improved sustainability such as 100% of the gold and silver it sells being sourced from recycled sources by 2023 and achieving zero waste in showrooms and corporate spaces by 2030. Hear Brilliant Earth CEO Beth Gerstein talk about how its commitment to sustainability is good for the planet and is at the core of its success.

Lisa

Lisa Perlmutter

CN2022

SVP, Marketing and Ecommerce Brilliant Earth

Moderator
Lauren Thomas

Lauren Thomas

CN2022

Retail Reporter CNBC

5:30-6:30 PM ET

🍷 Opening Reception

7:00-9:30 PM ET

🍽️ CommerceNext VIP Dinners

Day 2: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

8:00 AM ET

Registration / Discovery Lounge Opens

8:00-9:00 AM ET

Networking Breakfast - All Attendees

8:00-8:50 AM ET

VIP Breakfast - Retailers Only:
Accelerating Growth With Personalized Customer Engagement at Scale

Faced with ever-rising consumer expectations, retailers are refocusing efforts on personalization to powergrowth by giving customers relevant information, in real-time, across the entire customer journey. In this session, our panel of retail experts discuss how to use predictive intelligence to create 1:1 personalization, easily build next-level campaigns across multiple channels, and deliver smart, personalized content at scale.

Todd Ilberg

Todd Ilberg

CN2022

VP of Customer Success Blueshift

Ken Fenyo

Ken Fenyo

CN2022

President, Research & Advisory Coresight

Nick Kaplan

Nick Kaplan

CN2022

Chief Growth & Innovation Officer Saadia Group

Stephen Simonis Jr.

Stephen Simonis Jr.

CN2022

President Balanced Nutritionals

MC Track 3
Stephanie Urban

Stephanie Urban

CN2022

VP, Direct to Consumer Camuto Group

9:00-9:10 AM ET

Opening Remarks

9:10-9:30 AM ET

KEYNOTE: How Qurate is Evolving Its Digital Future By Innovating “Live” Shopping
Qurate Retail Group, which includes QVC, HSN and several other brands, was among the first to introduce live video shopping on linear TV more than 40 years ago. Today, Qurate Retail Group is the largest player in video commerce (“vCommerce”), which spans video-driven shopping across linear TV, ecommerce sites, digital streaming and social platforms like TikTok and Facebook. As livestream shopping gains momentum in the U.S, learn how Qurate Retail Group is creating sticky vCommerce experiences that build communities and drive sales.

Brian Beitler

Brian Beitler

CN2022

SVP, vCommerce Ventures Qurate Retail Group

9:35-10:05 AM ET

PANEL: Digital Leadership and Organizations for the Next Wave of Growth
Growing a more mature digital channel requires organizations designed for innovation, agility and new levels of collaboration. This session looks at the latest thinking when it comes to strategic planning with a remote workforce, different models for talent and recruiting and retaining digital talent. It will also explore how to create a culture to attract the right type of employees to drive innovation and growth.

ekta chopra

Ekta Chopra

CN2022

Chief Digital Officer E.L.F. BEAUTY

Noam Paransky

Noam Paransky

CN2022

Chief Digital Officer Tapestry

Angela Clark

Angela Clark

CN2022

Head of Digital Studio Patagonia

Hilary Neve

Hilary Neve

CN2022

VP of Communications Bolt

Moderator:
Miki Racine Berardelli

Miki Racine Berardelli

CN2022

Principal miki b

10:05-10:25 AM ET

🍪 Break

10:25-10:45 AM ET

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Wunderkind's curated research chartered by Savanta indicates that 73% of brands met and exceeded revenue expectations post-pandemic. Understanding your customers and delivering custom experiences will be a key lever in driving continued profitably with a transformed consumer base. Your customers' expectations are higher than ever as they seek transparency, immediate communication and tailored experiences. At this inflection point for brands and consumers, discover how a major retail brand is driving record-breaking revenue through hyper-personalization and high-converting owned channel marketing.

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🍪 Break

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Track 5: Scaling Marketing for Growth
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Track 5: Scaling Marketing for Growth
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Taking Your Social Commerce Game to the Next Level

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Behzad Soltani

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President Commercial & CTO Movado

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🍪 Break

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KEYNOTE: How American Eagle Attracts Gen-Z Consumers in the Metaverse
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Board Member Mizzen + Main, Stio & Cordial

5:30-6:00 PM ET

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