R2 brought to life the technologies driving innovation and disruption, debated current and future business models, and gave retailers a clear vision into what’s being deployed today, what’s possible, what to avoid, and what to plan for in the next wave of payments and commerce disruption.
R2 | Retail Reinvention 2015TM assembled the best and brightest from every corner of the retail and commerce industry
CEO’s, heads of business units, industry visionaries, academics, and thought leaders all joined PYMNTS.com for 2+ days of dialogs that will ultimately define the strategic course of retail.
Plenti at American Express
David Burke Group
A PayPal Company
Discover Financial Services
National Restaurant Association
Citi Retail Services
Pick ’n Pay
Garden Fresh Restaurants
Brigade Society POS/Blood & Sand
Survival Of Retail’s Fittest (And Faster) Payments Network
Phil Heasley, the President and CEO of ACI Worldwide, knows his payments history. If you espouse to him a popular belief that the credit card was created either by the airlines or by Diners Club, he’ll let you know that, as a matter of fact, the first functional credit card system was invented by Sears and Roebuck (and, yeah — don’t forget that the company commonly referred to as “Sears” is still officially named after both of its founders). He’ll discuss the lingering impact to this day of the 1929 stock market crash on the retail industry; he’ll walk you through the evolution of BankAmericard into Visa; and he’ll talk to you about the Durbin Amendment. Heasley will also talk to you about the future of payments. That’s where his mind is at, and that was the focus of his recent discussion with MPD CEO Karen Webster. Phil Heasley, President and CEO of ACI Worldwide, will lead a discussion on ACI’s next wave of payments and commerce disruption taking place at Retail Reinvention in Chicago on Aug. 4-5.
How The NFL Drafted The Twitter Buy Button
Clearly, many users use Twitter as both a news source and as a way to engage with what they see tweeted out by those they follow. But Twitter’s Buy Button takes the interaction one step further by tapping into that passion for a brand and urge to succumb to one of retail’s oldest tricks in the book – impulse buying. In the era of one-click checkouts, the ability to buy anywhere in-store and a world that is heavily dependent on mobile devices for brand and product discovery, it is no surprise that consumers want to purchase in an instant. JJ Hirschle, Director of Retail at Twitter, will lead a discussion of Twitter’s Buy Button strategy and impact during the “Fifty Shades of Engagement” discussion taking place at Retail Reinvention in Chicago on Aug. 4-5.
As an emerging platform in 2010, Pinterest saw early success in driving consumers to make online and offline purchases from its huge database of aspirational images from across the Web. The website attracted female users early on and, as of September 2014, nearly 42 percent of female Internet users were on the platform. If you consider Facebook the past — a documentation of what you have done — and Twitter the present — an instant catalogue of what you are doing right now — Pinterest is decidedly the future: a collection of things you intend to do or own at some point down the line. Gene Alston, Head of Business Development at Pinterest, will lead a discussion of Pinterest’s consumer path to purchase taking place at Retail Reinvention in Chicago on Aug. 4-5.