2024 Speaker Archives - Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

#RICE24 Conference Tracks: Meet the 2024 Track Leads 

At the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (#RICE24), we believe it’s important to create an environment within each of our conference tracks that is conducive to quality learning and allows you to engage with your fellow attendees as well as the speakers. This year, each session is 30-minutes with audience Q&A to ensure the content […]

#RICE24 Community Convos: Brendon Garner, Co-founder & Head of Platform, KIKI World 

KIKI, a community commerce company (and software company at its core) launched in early 2023, and is in the midst of an incredible growth trajectory!  KIKI World’s initial launch featured connected beauty products co-created by the KIKI World community. Using its proprietary platform and blockchain infrastructure, KIKI has created a new way for consumers to […]

#RICE24 Community Convos: Amy Jain, Co-Founder & CEO, BaubleBar  

Founded in 2010, BaubleBar has become one of the most popular destinations for statement-making styles, affordable jewelry and personalized accessories. (Personally, I’m a big fan of the partnerships the brand has tapped into with the MLB, NBA, NFL and Disney.) BaubleBar has done a tremendous job of truly capturing the passions and cultural moments that […]

Meet Our New Keynote Speaker! Rebecca Minkoff…Designer, Community Builder, Media Icon

The Retail Innovation Conference content team strives to put industry changemakers and boundary breakers in the spotlight. While curating a speaker roster representing the industry’s most profitable brands is always a plus, we care deeply about getting the right people in the room. Executives who have navigated overwhelming personal adversity, industry disruption and cultural change […]

#RICE24 Community Convos: Justin Tichy, Chief Operating Officer, Petco 

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According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent $136.8 billion on their pets in 2022, up from $123.6 billion in 2021. And a lot of these consumers are millennials and Gen Z, who have adopted entirely new ways of browsing, buying and engaging with brands.   That’s why companies like Petco are doubling down on […]

Meet the #RICE24 Digital Marketing & Ecommerce Advisory Council 

To truly understand the industry’s needs, you need to engage with and actively listen to the changemakers and practitioners. At #RICE24, we’re honored to work with industry leaders that are passionate and committed to their fields. By creating our Digital Marketing & Ecommerce Advisory Council, we’ve been able to better understand the most pressing challenges […]

Inside the #RICE24 Speaker Lineup – Fresh Insights from Retail Changemakers 

When curating this year’s agenda, we were extremely intentional in selecting retail leaders who have been instrumental in helping their organizations shape the customer experience and who are passionate about retail innovation. At the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, we lean heavily into the quality of sessions (not quantity) to ensure you have access to […]

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