June 15-17, 2022
Join us at this invitation-only event in an exclusive setting to engage with your retail peers, industry leaders, and Oracle Retail executives. Oracle Retail Cross Talk is an exclusive industry forum that delivers authentic content, cultivates connections, and celebrates comradery.
Oracle Retail Cross Talk is a unique executive retail forum that connects brands from around the world to share lessons learned, best practices, and innovative ideas about the future of modern retail. Networking activities are also offered for a more relaxed atmosphere where retailers can make lasting connections with their peers, share advice on how to solve common issues, and stay relevant in today’s marketplace.
The forum is right-sized and all about retail for three days:
This event is the best way to stay informed about the latest available and upcoming retail innovations. Oracle Retail Cross Talk also provides retailers with an opportunity to meet with Oracle Retail consulting and our trusted partners in our ecosystem.
Don’t miss the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow retail executives, our sponsors, and Oracle executives in this casual opening reception.
Awaken your senses and body with a relaxing flow yoga session before we fill your mind with great learnings from the meetings of the day. Find your Zen and meet a new friend before breakfast.
Manage, control, and perform daily retail merchandising activities confidently, including purchasing, distribution, order fulfillment, retail inventory management, and financial close. Join us to learn how embedded retail AI, machine learning, and analytics streamline buying processes, inform experiences and drive real-time inventory visibility using Oracle Retail Merchandising solutions.
As customers continue to evolve the omnichannel retail journey, you can provide them with engaging, seamless experiences while refining operations across point-of-service, ecommerce, and order management systems. Join us to learn how Oracle Retail’s omnichannel modern retail solutions bridge the productivity gaps between the online and traditional point-of-sale functionality, improve store associate effectiveness, increase sales, and ultimately personalize the customer experience.
Beall’s recognized the need to modernize processes and gain new management efficiencies of their extensive casual lifestyle, apparel, and home merchandise inventory. Before the pandemic, the department store and discount retailer embarked on a digital transformation underpinned by Oracle Financials, Oracle Merchandising, and Retail Analytics Cloud services. In March 2020, the world required a change in how everyone works, communicates and operates to move forward. Beall’s leadership worked closely and remotely with Logic Information Systems to establish their master record of an item, purchase orders, and inventory foundation data despite the pandemic. Bealls chose to continue as a remote implementation as they journey to deploy inventory, stock ledger, sales audit, and promotions in early 2023. Join us for a conversation about the best practices of remote implementations.
Neiman Marcus is the largest luxury omnichannel retailer in the United States, building relationships with customers across the store experience, ecommerce interactions, and remote selling. Data and technology allow Neiman Marcus to scale a personalized luxury experience. Neiman is a long-standing customer with Oracle across multiple solutions. In 2019, the customer decided to shift Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning to the cloud. In this fireside chat, Senior Vice President Nathan Johnson of Neiman Marcus and retail expert Greg Flinn of Oracle will discuss the reasons for the shift and the value to the business.
Staples is a global office retail company that serves the retail and business-to-business channels through stores and ecommerce in the U.S. Before the global workplace shift, Staples embarked on a complete transformation of the customer in-store checkout experience in over 1,000 stores. The teams evaluated all elements of the transformation from the new Oracle Retail Xstore technology to the build-out of the physical checkout experience, introducing a mobile tablet in the store, and re-engineering the application infrastructure and data for the cloud. Join the Staples IT and Stores team to learn how store associates can better serve the consumers the way we work today.
If 57% of global consumers stop buying from brands they believe are unethical, retailers need a better way to measure their ecosystem's environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impacts. Oracle Retail Supplier Evaluation is a new cloud service that enables the onboarding and evaluation of merchandising suppliers. Supplier Evaluation Cloud Service works with our core solutions like Merchandising Foundation Cloud Service.
Easily define your assortment, inventory placement, pricing, promotions, and product lifecycles to grow profitability with retail planning. Retail AI and machine learning help you make better decisions on assortments, offers, inventory, forecasts, planning, buying, pricing, etc. Join our solution management team as they share the latest innovations in our planning and optimization solutions.
Experiences and memories are the business of Event Network. Event Network is a leading operator of experiential and cultural attraction retail stores with partnerships from museums and aquariums to other iconic destinations throughout North America. The retail store and available merchandise extend, enhance, and commemorates a shared experience that brings people together. Event Network’s store experiences celebrate education, entertainment, conservation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. With a cloud services update and an enhanced mobile Oracle Point-of-Service solution, associates provide a seamless customer experience with efficient checkout anywhere within the store and beyond. Working with BTM Global, Event Network leverages Customer Engagement Cloud Service and Xstore as the backbone of delivering their customers a seamless transaction experience.
Offering a variety of products from all over the world at irresistible prices, Waldo’s Dolar Mart in Mexico embarked on a transformation project to modernize their systems in 2018. They thought to increase visibility across the business and lay a foundation that would support growth via expansion and new customer journeys. Waldo’s likes the continuous delivery model of cloud which ensures operational agility not just now, but into the future. Their footprint includes Oracle Cloud Financials, Oracle Transportation Management, Oracle Retail Merchandising suite, and Oracle Warehouse Management. With the Oracle cloud services, Waldo’s now has a consistent, streamlined user experience and are able to better manage the legal, regulatory, and corporate complexities of cross-border transactions. They delivered the project without any disruption to the business and now the company it’s able to support the fast growth that is experiencing in the past years, and prepare the journey to provide customers products for home and decor, parties, technology, beauty, babies, and groceries via a superior customer experience.
We conducted primary consumer research and learned that 71% of global consumers care more about sustainability today than pre-pandemic times. And 57% of these consumers confirmed that a retailers' brand values must align with personal beliefs to drive loyalty. At Oracle, we are committed to developing practices and products that help protect the environment. That's why we are always looking at addressing sustainability challenges as an industry. Responsible businesses are examining how they can track environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impacts and work more sustainably. Join us for an interactive discussion with IDC.
Women’s fashion retailer Maurices mission is to put its people, including employees and customers, first. The company is adopted a modern point of service (POS) technology to deliver a personalized, boutique-like in-store experience across its 920 stores in the U.S. and Canada. In 2020, Maurices invested in Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service, Oracle Retail XOffice Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Order Broker Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Order Management Cloud Service, and Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Service. Learn how Maurices embraced technology to scale its unique customer service approach.
Helzberg embarked on a search for a new solution focusing on the tenets of scalability, efficiency, reliability, and accuracy. Critically, it also had to have assortment capabilities that could support Helzberg’s entire end-to-end processes including open-to-buy. Ultimately, they decided on Oracle Retail solutions, specifically Oracle Merchandise Financial Planning, Retail Demand Forecasting, Replenishment Management, Assortment Planning, and Retail Analytics. Helzberg proceeded to deploy these solutions alongside their existing Oracle systems, including Oracle Xstore Point-of-Service, Oracle Retail Order Broker, and Oracle Retail Customer Engagement.
Representing a broad portfolio of brands like GAP, Kipling, Polo Ralph Lauren, Timberland, UGG, and more, the fashion brand Komax embarked on a transformational project for both stores and back-office. With support from SkillNet, Komax transformed its customer experience through Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service, Customer Engagement, and Order Broker and tapped into the power of Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management for sales audit, pricing, invoice match, and import/export. Learn how Komax activated sales channels to provide faster, seamless customer experiences to guests in multiple Latin American countries, allowing consumers to buy and return where and when they want.
The pack succeeds because the group members rely on one another for survival. Retailers rely on consumers and crave that same loyalty from their best customers. Omnichannel strategy leader Jen Polumbo will have a fireside chat with the Vice President of Pet Valu, Connie Uriarte, to discuss strategies and technology that satisfy the most finicky consumer. The Pet Valu team has successfully deployed Oracle Retail Xstore, Order Broker, Order Management, Customer Engagement, and Commerce Cloud. Walk away with advice from an executive who has implemented Oracle in multiple industry segments.
How do you measure and promote adoption of cloud services in your company? What constitutes value delivered to your organization and how do you maximize it? These are universal considerations for all retailers, but the answers vary widely depending on the maturity of your organization and your unique business objectives. Join this session to learn more about Oracle Retail’s dedicated Customer Value Team, and how we help customers identify opportunities to drive value via greater adoption and innovation. We will highlight some of the customers with whom we have been working, as well as demonstrate a few examples of cloud extensions which enhance the value of the Oracle Retail cloud platform.
Join us for an authentic Texas experience complete with line dancing, a speak easy room and delicious BBQ. You will be welcomed by refreshments of your choice followed by dinner. Kick up your heels and get to know the community at the famous Gilley’s.
Gilley’s has a rich history in Texas; its namesake Texas Country music legend Mickey Gilley, who also operated a famous honky-tonk by the same name in Pasadena, TX. The original Gilley’s is featured in the 80’s movie Urban Cowboy.
Lace up your running shoes and get your heart pumping as we kick off the day with a Rise and Shine Run. Take this opportunity to network with fellow runners on a leisurely jog around the beautiful grounds surrounding the hotel.
Is your payments technology ready for new shopper experiences? Customer expectations for convenience and seamless experiences have made pandemic retail trends permanent. In Adyen’s recent survey of over 40k consumers, 61% of consumers believe that retailers should deliver the same cross-channel flexibility they provided during the pandemic. These services include contactless payments, BOPIS, BORIS and mobile checkout. In this session we’ll discuss why these trends are no longer optional for retailers looking to win and retain customers long-term. Join Oracle and Adyen’s fireside chat to learn what new shopper expectations are table stakes and what technical capabilities are needed to meet them.
Effective retail supply chain management could be worth several percentage points of profitability. Align your planning decisions to demand forecasting, inventory management, and receipt flow to drive profitable allocation and replenishment, supply chain execution, and order fulfillment. Join us to learn how our retail supply chain solutions can help your business operate more efficiently and drive results in a changing omnichannel world.
Retailers shifted and evolved into new business models to meet consumer demand in the last two years. As the industry pivoted to deliver more consumer shopping journeys, the finances needed to tie up on the back end. Vertex integrates tax services with Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service and Order management across multiple channels. Join an interactive conversation and quick demonstration with experts from Oracle and Vertex about the implications of expanded customer service models in retail.