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This August 4-5 in Chicago, R2 | Retail Reinvention 2015TM is the premier networking, learning, and experiential summit that sets the strategic direction for retail and payments.

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Join executives and thought leaders from companies like Walmart, McDonalds, Staples and Pinterest at this year’s Retail Reinvention…

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This is a unique 2-day experience, designed to help merchants navigate both the current and future wave of disruption across…

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Our event assembles the best and brightest from every corner of the retail and commerce industry – CEO’s, heads of business units, industry visionaries…

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From Retail, to Tech, to Business & Finance – Chicago has it all and is the perfect destination for R2 | Retail Reinvention 2015TM

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Join hundreds of retailers, merchants, tech innovators, and industry visionaries who will, together, reimagine the relationship between consumers and merchants and define “what’s next in retail, payments and commerce”.

R2 will bring to life the technologies driving innovation and disruption, debate current and future business models, and give 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 assembles 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 descend on Chicago for 2+ days of dialogs that will ultimately define the strategic course of retail.
Alexei Agratchev

CEO & Co-founder


Gene Alston

Head of Business Development


Jon Armitage

VP Marketing

Trunk Club

Souheil Badran

President & CEO

edo interactive

Mike Braatz

SVP, Payments Risk Management

ACI Worldwide

Brad Corrion

Platform Architect


Pat Dermody



Stephanie Farsht

Senior Group Manager of Innovation & Strategy

Target Corporation

Chris Gardner


A PayPal Company

Patrick Gauthier

VP External Payments


Will Graylin

Global Co-GM Samsung Pay, CEO LoopPay

Brian Hamilton

Chief Revenue & Strategy Officer


Phil Heasley


ACI Worldwide

JJ Hirschle

Director of Retail


Brad Jaehn

Vice President of Global Digital Experience


Edwin Lee

Vice President of Global Retail


Jason Lobel



Faisal Masud

Chief Digital Officer


Steven Mattics

Chairman and CEO

Nordstrom FSB

Matt Meeker

CEO and Founder


Jake Nickell

Co-founder & CEO


Seth Priebatsch

Chief Ninja


Nikhil Raj

VP e-Commerce

Walmart eCommerce

David Rush

CEO and Founder


Craig Saks


ACI Worldwide

Jared Schrieber

Co-Founder & CEO


Christopher Skinner

Chief Innovation Officer


Revathi Subramanian

SVP of Data Science

CA Technologies

TJ Vytlacil

Managing Partner

Brigade Society POS/Blood & Sand

Karen L. Webster

CEO |℠
CEO | Market Platform Dynamics

Jim Weeast

Divisional Vice President, Store Delivery Technology

Walgreen Co.

R2 | Retail Reinvention 2015TM will drive critical discussions including:

  • The key trends shaping the reinvention of retail and driving strategy and investments in the next one to three years
  • The role of payments in enabling commerce and the role of technology in reinventing the retail experience – from both the front of store and back of store
  • How to deliver an omni-retail experience – and how to prioritize key initiatives that need to work in concert for enabling omni-channel retail
  • Consumer spending trends and pattern shifts like – who’s shopping and spending, when, where, and why
  • The latest innovations to acquire and engage consumers including the influence of social on shopping and spending
  • Where to make technology investments now, and where to take a “wait and see” approach
  • The relationship between security, data access and privacy
  • Evaluating and leveraging emerging payments/commerce technologies and innovators

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June 30, 2015
CHICAGO —, the premier source of news and commentary on innovation in payments, is pleased to announce that Phil Heasley, President and CEO of ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of electronic payment solutions, will be joining Karen Webster, CEO of, as the program’s opening keynote address at R2 | Retail Reinvention 2015 on August 4th -5th, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
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June 18, 2015
How Target Serves The “On Demand” Customer
Target’s Senior Group Manager of Innovation and Strategy, Stephanie Farsht, told MPD CEO Karen Webster that Target’s digital strategy may at first seem a bit old school since it’s all about getting consumers into a Target store. But how that happens and what happens when she arrives is anything but. Get an inside look at Target’s overall strategy to respond in real time to an on-demand customer.
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June 18, 2015
Taking Card-Linked Offers To The Next Level
While there was a lot of excitement around card-linked offers when they were first introduced into the marketplace, things seem to have cooled — or at least quieted down. Souheil Badran, the newly appointed president and CEO of edo Interactive, agrees but believes that mobile can reignite the business model — provided that these platforms serve all of the stakeholders in the payments ecosystem. In a recent discussion with MPD CEO Karen Webster, Badran shared his thoughts on how this can all happen.
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