Leading retailers and CPG companies including Albertsons, Tyson Foods, Spar International and Campbell Foods will examine the role of AI for driving growth and profit at Symphony RetailAI’s annual customer conference, Xcelerate Retail Forum, Oct. 8-9 in Dallas, Texas. Symphony RetailAI is a global provider of AI-enabled revenue growth management solutions and customer-centric insights for retailers and CPG manufacturers across the entire value chain. (A forum also will take place Sept. 17-18 in Paris.)
Xcelerate will help attendees identify new revenue growth opportunities, activate a plan to seize these opportunities and realize results, according to Symphony AI. Sessions will illustrate the ways retailers and CPG companies are using AI and machine learning to substantially improve the speed, accuracy, flexibility and value customer insights, personalized marketing, supply chain, category management and more. Conference attendees will network with peers on industry challenges and best practices to address them, hear directly from customers on recent success stories across the value chain, as well as preview the product roadmap of Symphony RetailAI solutions.
“The emergence of artificial intelligence as the most powerful innovation for identifying and realizing opportunities for revenue growth is undeniable,” said Dr. Pallab Chatterjee, chairman and CEO of Symphony RetailAI. “The Xcelerate Retail Forum introduces unique perspectives and actionable recommendations from industry pioneers already using AI-enabled, role-based solutions. Attendees will leave the event with a clear understanding of new approaches that drive revenue growth, improve margins and increase productivity through the power of AI.”
Xcelerate will expose audiences to a diverse array of geographically relevant presentations and discussions led by highly respected names in retail, including corporate leaders, industry analysts and technology innovators. Keynoting the event is Alasdair James, former CEO of Pier 1 and executive at Tesco, and record-breaking free-divers Herbert Nitsch and Tanya Streeter.
Dallas session speakers include:
• Andre Romero, VP revenue growth and trade management, Campbell Foods
• Eric Le Blanc, director of marketing-deli, Tyson Foods
• Kevin Stafford, VP of marketing, K-VAT Food City
• Lisa Kinney, VP, customer strategy and merchandising analytics, Albertsons
• Marty Siewert, global director shopper insights, Anheuser Busch-InBev
• Rick Fink, director of finance/process improvement, Heinen’s
In addition to exploring industry-leading technologies from Symphony RetailAI and solution partners in the Innovation Zone, attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet and interact with CINDE Symphony RetailAI’s conversational, AI-enabled personal decision coach (the first-of-its-kind platform designed specifically for retail). As AI becomes increasingly prevalent and critical for business success, CINDE goes beyond identifying insights from massive data pools and providing simple data analysis. CINDE gives users easy-to-understand, immersive visualizations and provides actionable recommendations through the advanced, natural interface—voice—and becomes an indispensable member of any business group.
“We are dedicated to solving the most significant challenges facing FMCG retailers and manufacturers by exploring proven strategies and the most promising technology available to support them,” said Graeme Cooksley, president and COO of Symphony RetailAI. “Each year, we collectively push the boundaries of what is possible to achieve with data, and this year, the number of success stories from around the globe thoroughly emphasize this reality.”
SymphonyAI is a group of companies that provide AI-centric solutions for transforming the business enterprise by driving revenue growth and operational excellence, for the retail, CPG, healthcare and industrial verticals and for finance, IT and other key enterprise horizontal functions. Founded by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, SymphonyAI has 1,500 employees.