SESSION DESCRIPTIONS: Thursday, May 05, 2016

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8:00-12:00 / Thursday, May 05

Ask the Store Experts
Chris Maragoudakis, Aptos
It’s all about you! Leverage the Store  knowledge and experience of Aptos colleagues by scheduling some one-on-one time to ask questions and discuss anything from using item extensibility to create promotional items groups more easily, creating conditional flows to manage varying regional or concept based requirements all within one master configuration, automatically dismiss input forms to reduce button clicks, or create your own topic to explore and discuss. Appointment requests are sourced on a first-come, first served basis and limited to availability, so request today!
Track: One Interaction
Product: Store

Ask the CRM Experts
John Miller-Thomson, Aptos
It’s all about you! Leverage the CRM knowledge and experience of Aptos colleagues by scheduling some one-on-one time to ask questions and discuss anything from data hygiene, campaign definition, control group resizing, and segmentation methods, to use of  social media/web data and extending CRM data in mass marketing and trade area analysis or create your own topic to explore and discuss. Appointment and requests are sourced on a first-come, first served basis and limited to availability, so request today!
Track: One Customer
Product: CRM

Ask the Merchandise Planning Experts
Lucie Salaciak, Aptos
It’s all about you! Leverage the Store Planning knowledge and experience of Aptos colleagues by scheduling some one-on-one time to ask questions and discuss anything from bringing chain and store plans into balance, store performance, defining and using an alternate hierarchy or create your own topic to explore and discuss. Appointment requests are sourced on a first-come, first served basis and limited to availability, so request today!
Track: One Product
Product: Merchandising

Ask the Merchandising Experts
Sid Suss & Scott Gray , Aptos
Ask our Merchandising experts Sid Suss and Scott Gray anything about your Merchandising solution, from purchasing and allocations to pricing and inventory control.
Track: One Product
Product: Merchandising

Ask the AOM Experts
Johnny Legakis, Michael Ford, Aptos
It’s all about you! Leverage the Audit and Operations Management  knowledge and experience of Aptos colleagues by scheduling some one-on-one time to ask questions and discuss anything from media reconciliation, auditing, customer liability, subledger GL setup, tax setup, imports/exports, reporting or create your own topic to explore and discuss. Appointment requests are sourced on a first-come, first served basis and limited to availability, so request today!
Track: One Truth
Product: AOM

Ask the Analytics Experts
Cheryl Cochran & Nick Leeper, Aptos
Ask our Analytics experts Nick Leeper and Cheryl Cochran anything about your Analytics solution, such as questions about how to become consumers of data not just gatherers, creating one version of the truth, or launching Analytics to the store.
Track: One View of the Enterprise
Product: Analytics

8:30-9:45 / Thursday, May 05

Topic Table: Merchandising and Analytics Change Management and User Adoption Strategies
LeighAnn Murgi & Helen Kostis, Aptos
Technology and processes only provide the potential for improved business results. To realize it, organizations must have a strategy for ensuring people embrace the proposed change and feel empowered and comfortable with new solutions. This topic table will address topics such as change management strategy, common barriers, and maximizing the value of the Aptos Merchandising and Analytics solutions.
Tracks: One View of the Enterprise, One Product
Products: Analytics, Merchandising

Topic Table: Allocation Strategies and Streamlining Warehouse
Robyn Toban & Danny Bilodeau, Aptos
Effective product allocation can speed time-to-market and reduce overstocks, stockouts and markdowns. This topic table will pose questions like: Do you pre-allocate? Post allocate? Should you be pre-allocating? Which warehouse processes can you streamline to get merchandise out quicker and easier? How do you decide what merchandise goes where for the initial push, replenishment, consolidation?
Track: One Product
Product: Merchandising

Topic Table: Success through Segmentation: Defining your Customers to Drive Your Bottom Line
Sarah Barron , Aptos
Understanding and segregating your customers according to how and where they shop, what they buy and a host of other variables is fundamental to effective retail marketing. But how much do you really need to know, and what should you focus on, to accurately identify and effectively elevate the value of your customers?  Join us to discuss your practices and best practices for segmentation. We'll cover a wide range of topics such as what types of data are actionable, how customer segments are being applied in campaign selection and marketing communications, challenges and opportunities, and ideas for refining your current programs.
Track: One Customer
Product: CRM

Topic Table: Breaking Down Marketing and Operations Silos
Will Stephenson, Aptos
Strategies and plans built in a silo will surely run into conflicting initiatives and goals from other departments. This topic table will focus on collaboration between marketing and operations, including discussions on identifying key points of conflict, improving data quality, ROI measurement for online and event activities, and linking email / online activity to customers and stores.
Track: One Customer
Product: CRM

Topic Table: What Are Your Burning Tax Questions?
Mark Wilhelm, Avalara
Tax can be a complicated issue for retailers with evolving standards, compliance, and audit requirements around the world. Bring your questions about tax to this topic table or share any insights you have about managing tax. Avalara, an industry-leading tax service provider and Aptos partner, will be on hand to answer all of your burning tax questions.
Track: One Truth
Product: AOM

Topic Table: Verifone Architectural Payment Options
Vince Torress & Derek Battiest, Verifone
Two big players - Verifone and AJB - have come together under the Verifone banner.. Discover more about why Verifone acquired AJB and review their different payment options. This topic table is a great opportunity to understand what this acquisition means going forward for retailers and partners.
Track: One Truth
Product: AOM

Topic Table: Store of the Future
James Murphy, Aptos
Consumer technology has enabled shoppers to be a step ahead of retailers in many ways. Stores remain the
dominant selling channel, but all retailers are challenged with creating a compelling shopping environment for today’s empowered consumers. This topic table will discuss trends and opportunities with store Technology like RFID, beacons and consumer devices.
Track: One Interaction
Product: Store

Topic Table: Is Store Customization Hurting or Helping?
Ayla Griggs, Aptos
To customize or not? Aptos Store 6 is known for its ability to customize and simultaneously allow the retailer to maintain an upgrade path. Although this concept has been appreciated for allowing retailers to run their
business in a competitive way, reality may prove to be different in terms of costs and ease of upgrades. Join us as we discuss the benefits and pain points of customizing Store in the long run.
Track: One Interaction
Product: Store

Topic Table: Store Compensation for Omni-Channel
Darlene Bogusz , Aptos
Enabling Seamless transactions across channels is a common retail goal for enhancing the customer experience. For our employees though, it creates sensitive questions about who gets credit for sales. This topic table will discuss the issues of compensation in an omni-channel world, taking into consideration the importance of employee motivation and consistent and fair policies.
Tracks: One Interaction, One Order
Products: Store, Enterprise Order Management

Topic Table: Omni-Channel Analytics
Cheryl Cochran & Joe DeSantis, Aptos
You know analytics can be powerful, but are you focusing on the right aspects to make the biggest impact to your organization? This topic table will explore analytical capabilities such as evaluating sales activities and performance from devices and channels, and maximizing value from demand vs. fulfillment analytics across the enterprise.
Tracks: One Order, One View of the Enterprise
Products: Enterprise Order Management, Analytics

10:00-10:30 / Thursday, May 05

Engage Insider: Sights, Sounds and Surveys from Aptos Engage Year One
Dave Bruno, Aptos
Aptos Engage is an opportunity to learn from people from all walks of retail. In and out of sessions, there is a lot of great conversation, networking, collaboration, discovery, and meetings. In this fun, quickly-paced 30-minute session, we'll share what's been top-of-mind from attendees in the form of surveys, interviews, and attendee experiences. Be sure to attend - you might be the star of the show!
Tracks: All
Products: All

10:30-11:00 / Thursday, May 05

Top Takeaways from Engage 2016
Dave Bruno, Aptos
Three days, four keynote speakers, six breakout tracks, nine topic table conversations, ten hours of Solution Zone meetings, and forty breakout sessions: the Engage 2016 agenda promises to deliver a bounty of insights and valuable information. There will be more than any one person – or company- couldpossibly cover. But worry not – this final session of Engage 2016 has your back.  We will recap the “aha” moments, the most valuable information and the top takeaways from three days of presentations, case studies, topic tables and workshops to ensure you leave Las Vegas armed with everything you need to hit the ground running and begin implementing change in your organization the minute you return home.
Tracks: All
Products: All
 

Sessions and Speakers are subject to change