Come Ride With Me: Establish An Innovation Organization That Can Seize The Moment

October 13
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm ET
Wesley Rhodes
Wesley Rhodes
Kroger
Dan Whitacre
Dan Whitacre
Kroger

To be able to quickly innovate in a crisis, a complete transformation of R&D may be necessary. Today’s businesses need to be committed to relentless transformation, viewing disruption as a normal occurrence to be celebrated, instead of an event to be grieved.  

Kroger has been at the forefront of retail innovation, from establishing a pickup-only store; to camera technology that reduces queue wait time; to Smart Shelves; and to developing an entire data science branch called 84.51°. 

Kroger’s Wesley Rhodes and Dan Whitacre will discuss their practical approach to transforming a traditional R&D organization into an agile innovation machine capable of seizing the opportunity and innovating on demand regardless if it is a response to a competitor’s action or a pandemic. Find out about how Kroger has quickly implemented innovations and strategic initiatives, including contactless payment, curbside pickup and the updated DTC Kroger Ship e-Commerce program. 

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