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PANEL DISCUSSION: 2022 eCommerce Holiday Season Trends, Challenges and Solutions: Ultimate tips on tackling the shift in consumer behavior, economic concerns, and supply chain issues.

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2022 eCommerce Holiday Season Trends, Challenges & Solutions

Ultimate tips on tackling the shift in consumer behavior, economic concerns, and supply chain issues

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Join our expert panel discussion on tackling consumer shopping concerns

Today's modern shoppers have evolved in both attitude and behavior as they shift towards digital channels. With consumers shopping from the convenience of their homes, few things are becoming very evident. Loyalty is taking a hit as shoppers continue to switch brands at an unprecedented rate, the dependency on transacting via mobile devices is rising, and convenience and value are the leading factors in determining customer satisfaction.

Online holiday sales are projected to reach $235.86 billion this year, with half coming from mobile devices

Additionally, inflation, economic concerns, supply chain issues and shipping delays are still plaguing the industry putting more pressure on retailers as they enter the eCommerce holiday season frenzy.

Now, more than ever, creating the best omnichannel customer experience is critical to maximizing the holiday shopping season, regardless of where or how consumers are shopping.

Join our expert panel discussion, hosted by Amy Eschilman, Managing Director, Cloud Retail Industry Solutions at Google, and don’t miss this opportunity to hear from our experts, guest speaker, Sucharita Kodali, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester, Chris Hiatt, Supply Chain & Manufacturing Industry Advisor, SADA, and Roland Gossage, CEO, GroupBy as they provide you with insights on how to overcome eCommerce challenges to help you seamlessly tackle the upcoming holiday season.

Topics Covered:

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Consumer trends and expectations that are reshaping this holiday season and the future of eCommerce

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Inflation and economic impacts on the upcoming holiday season

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Supply chain issues and how to plan accordingly to reduce their impacts?

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Marketing tactics and promotions - what’s working and what’s not?

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Customer retention strategies to prevent customer churn

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eCommerce tech advancements and the role of AI

Meet The Speakers

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Amy Eschilman
Managing Director, Cloud Retail Industry Solutions at Google
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Amy has extensive experience in retail, focused primarily on eCommerce and customer engagement. Most recently, Amy was at Sephora where she served as the SVP of Client Engagement and previously as the SVP of Ecommerce. Prior to joining Sephora, Amy was the Vice President of e- commerce of Pottery Barn, within Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and responsible for e-commerce and retention marketing.

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Roland Gossage
CEO, GroupBy Inc
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Roland leads the overall vision, strategy, operations, and development of GroupBy to create a fundamentally better experience for eCommerce shoppers. Roland is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, services, operations, and development in the enterprise software industry. His previous roles included Endeca, Cognos, Hummingbird Communications, and Pure Data. Prior to his career in software, Roland was a member in the Royal Canadian Armored Corps.

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Sucharita Kodali
VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester
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Sucharita serves digital business strategy professionals. She is an expert in e-commerce, omnichannel commerce, consumer behavior, and trends in the retail and consumer goods space. She is also an authority on technology developments that affect the online commerce industry and vendors that facilitate online marketing and merchandising.

In her research, Sucharita covers areas such as e-commerce trends and global, regulatory, and technology issues shaping commerce. She is the author of Forrester’s “The World’s Most Future-Proofed Brands” report, which reviews global consumer-facing brand manufacturers. She is often the keynote speaker at retailer conferences around the world and is frequently featured in national media such as NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Information, and more.

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Chris Hiatt
Supply Chain & Manufacturing Industry Advisor, SADA
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Chris Hiatt is the Supply Chain & Manufacturing Industry Advisor for SADA. In this role, he helps direct SADA’s strategic plans in these industry verticals. He also supports customers in transforming their businesses with Google technologies.

Prior to SADA, Chris has managed teams and processes in various aspects of the supply chain including demand & supply planning, inventory management, purchasing, operations, for G transportation, and logistics. Chris has spent over 20 years in supply chain roles at various companies including Best Buy, Samsung, Commercial Metals Company, and Honeywell and has also supported retail customers including Apple, Walmart, AT&T, Verizon, and Target. He holds an MBA from Purdue University.