SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
Location: Lobby in front of Reverbery, Hilton
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM SPONSORED GOLF (pre-registration required)
Location: Onion Creek Golf Course; Shuttle departs at 8:15 AM; first Tee time 10 AM
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD TOUR (pre-registration required)
Shuttle departs from main lobby entrance at 11:00 AM
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

WELCOME RECEPTION

Location: The Reverbery, Hilton Austin

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
Location: 6th Floor Atrium

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM BREAKFAST
Location: 6th Floor, Salon J
 

GENERAL SESSION

6th Floor, Austin Grand Ballroom

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome
Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Revionics
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM Opening Remarks
Marc Hafner, Chairman & CEO, Revionics
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Demystifying the Future of Retail 
R “Ray” Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Constellation Research
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Race to the Future: Market-Leading Transformations at Shop Direct
Sam Perkins, Group Merchandising Director, Shop Direct
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Networking Break
Location: Networking Lounge, 6th Floor Atrium
10:30 AM – 11:15AM Shoppers Bust Myths About Price and Value
George Lawrie, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester
11:15 AM – 11:45 PM Revionics Elevate Retail Awards
Revionics Executive Team
11:45 PM – 1:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCHEON
Location: 6th Floor, Salon J
 

TRACK 1:
RETAIL SPOTLIGHT

TRACK 3:
SCIENCE INSIGHT

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Crafting Promotion Strategies in the Fast-changing Travel Stop/C-store Sector
>>Patrice Low, Strategic Pricing Manager, Love’s Country Stores and Travel Stops
>>Stacie Nguyen, Supply Chain Analyst, Love’s Country Stores and Travel Stops
>>Stewart Shelden, Pricing Analyst, Love’s Country Stores and Travel Stops
>>Ken Cline, Senior Pricing Strategist, Revionics

The Context of Forecast Accuracy:  Understanding Revionics Forecasting 
>>Robert Wood, Data Scientist, Revionics
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

A Fresh Perspective: Using Revionics’ New Bundling Functionality to Improve Pricing and Reduce Shrink
>>Dave Auger, Manager, Pricing Strategy, Ahold USA

>>Jason Cahill, Senior Manager, Pricing Strategy

Price Elasticity in Low-Frequency Formats: Does It Still Work? 
>>Jeff Moore, Chief Science Officer, Revionics

>>Jared Carlson, Data Science Engineer, Revionics

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM NETWORKING BREAK
  TRACK 1:
RETAIL SPOTLIGHT
TRACK 3:
SCIENCE INSIGHT
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Going Hyperlocal: Moving from Mainstream Zoning to Submarket Pricing
>>Kevin Balcom, Director of Pricing, BJs Wholesale Club
>>Matt Pavich, Senior Manager Pricing Strategy, Revionics
Evolve and Thrive in the Face of Change 
>>Tony Smith, Vice President of Science Services, Revionics
>>Balaji Ramanathan, Sr. Manager, Global Science Services, Engineering, Revionics
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Seizing the Future: Proactive Transformation in the Face of a Complex Competitive Landscape
>>Pablo Serafin, Chief Commercial Officer, Drogaria Araujo
>>Leonardo Lage, Competitive Intelligence Manager, Drogaria Araujo
The AI/ML Alphabet Soup – and What’s Next in Revionics’ Science 
>>Dan Marathaler, Principal Optimization Scientist, Revionics
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM RETAIL ROCKSTAR BASH AT CEDAR CREEK
Location: Cedar Street Courtyard; Shuttles start at 5:30 PM and depart every 15 minutes
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM BREAKFAST
Location: 6th Floor, Salon J
 

GENERAL SESSION

6th Floor, Austin Grand Ballroom

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM MORNING WELCOME
Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Revionics
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Transforming the Retail Model

Brian Kilcourse, Managing Partner. RSR

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Competing in the Age of Amazon

Luke Rauch, Senior Director of U.S. Insights, Walgreens

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM NETWORKING BREAK 
 

TRACK 1:
RETAIL SPOTLIGHT

TRACK 3:
SOLUTION INSIGHT

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM The Changing Face of Retail: An Industry in Transformation
>>Ray Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder and Chairman, Constellation Research
>>Brian Kilcourse, Managing Partner, RSR
>>George Lawrie, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Moderator: Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Revionics

New and Improved: Performance Intelligence and Analytics for Actionable Insights 
>>Kausik Kannan, Product Manager of Retail Performance Intelligence & Analytics, Revionics

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Framework for Success: Creating Support and Consensus for Successful Business Transformations
>>Cathleen Warren, VP, Merchandise Finance, BJ’s Wholesale Club

Transforming for the Future 
>>Dave Thompson, Chief Technology Officer, Revionics

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING LUNCHEON*
Location: 1st Floor, Taco Project
 *Pre-Registration Required
  TRACK 1:
RETAIL SPOTLIGHT
TRACK 3:
SOLUTION INSIGHT
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Winning Market Share in a Growing eCommerce Market: A Phased Approach to Implementing Dynamic Pricing
>>Konstantin Bayandin, Director of Pricing and Digital Marketing, OZON.ru

Announcing the New Promotion Performance Analysis Solution
>>Aditya Rastogi, Director of Global Science Services, Revionics
>>Diana Mitten, Sr. Director of Product Management, Revionics
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Competition: Art or Science
>>Tony Smith, Vice President of Science Services, Revionics
>>Sergiy Suprunets, Pricing Strategist, Revionics

Markdown Fashion and Seasonal Merchandise: Ready for Prime Time 
>>Sue Dale, VP of Pricing Strategy, Revionics
>>Diana Mitten, Sr. Director of Product Management, Revionics
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM CONCLUSION & CLOSING REMARKS
Location: 6th Floor, Austin Grand Ballroom
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM FAREWELL HAPPY HOUR
Location: 1st Floor, Cannon & Belle
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM DINNER & SUNSET BAT CRUISE*
(Shuttle depart at 5:30 PM)
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
Location: Lobby in front of Reverbery, Hilton
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Level I: Base Price Optimization  (Meeting Room 615)

Level II: Super User Base Price Optimization  (Meeting Room 616B)

Featured Base Enhancement Training  (Meeting Room 616A)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Level I: Base Price Optimization  (Meeting Room 615)

Level II: Super User Base Price Optimization  (Meeting Room 616B)

Featured Base Enhancement Training  (Meeting Room 616A)


*Certification trainees must stay until the end of the course to receive certification.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Registration & Check-In
Location: Lobby in front of Reverbery, Hilton
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sponsored Golf (pre-registration required)
Location: Onion Creek Golf Course; Shuttle departs at 8:15 AM; first Tee time 10 AM
11:30 AM – 4:30 pM
Keep Austin Weird Tour (pre-registration required)
Shuttle departs from main lobby entrance at 11:00 AM
6:30 PM – 10:00 AM
Welcome Reception
Location: The Reverbery, Hilton Austin
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
BREAKFAST
Location: 6th Floor, Salon J
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
Location: 6th Floor Atrium

GENERAL SESSION

6th Floor, Austin Grand Ballroom

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
WELCOME
Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Revionics
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM
OPENING REMARKS
Marc Hafner, Chairman & CEO, Revionics
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
KEYNOTE: Demystifying the Future of Retail
R “Ray” Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Constellation Research
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Race to the Future: Market-Leading Transformations at Shop Direct 
Sam Perkins, Group Merchandising Director, Shop Direct
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 AM – 11:15AM
Shoppers Bust Myths About Price and Value
George Lawrie, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester
11:15 AM – 11:45 PM
2017 Elevate Retail Awards
Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Revionics
11:45 PM – 1:00 PM
NETWORKING LUNCHEON
Location: 6th Floor, Salon J
 

Track 1:
RETAIL SPOTLIGHT

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Crafting Promotion Strategies in the Fast-changing Travel Stop/C-store Sector
>>Patrice Low, Strategic Pricing Manager, Love’s Country Stores and Travel Stops
>>Stacie Nguyen, PMP®, Supply Chain Analyst, Love’s Travel Stops
>>Stewart Shelden, Pricing Analyst, Love’s Travel Stops
>>Ken Cline, Senior Pricing Strategist, Revionics

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

A Fresh Perspective: Using Revionics’ New Bundling Functionality to Improve Pricing and Reduce Shrink
>>Dave Auger, Manager, Pricing Strategy, Ahold USA

>>Jason Cahill, Senior Manager, Pricing Strategy

Track 2:
FIRESIDE CHAT

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

The Transformers: Hear from Retail’s Change Agent Ninjas
Panelists: 
>>Brian Haug, Senior Director of Pricing, Dollar General
>>Tommy Gregg, Director of Pricing, Sally Beauty
>>Jason Truss, Director of Pricing, Tractor Supply Co.
>>Moderator: Sheri Raznick, VP, Global Delivery and Customer Success, Revionics

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Leaders in Reinventing Retail
>>Luke Rauch, Senior Director of U.S. Insights, Walgreens
>>Apollo Whited, Vice President of Pricing, Family Dollar

>>Moderator: Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Revionics

TRACK 3:

SCIENCE INSIGHT

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
The Context of Forecast Accuracy:  Understanding Revionics Forecasting 
>>Robert Wood, Data Scientist, Revionics
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Price Elasticity in Low-Frequency Formats: Does It Still Work? 
>>Jeff Moore, Chief Science Officer, Revionics

>>Jared Carlson, Data Science Engineer, Revionics

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Networking Lounge, 6th Floor Atrium

Track 1:
RETAIL SPOTLIGHT

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Going Hyperlocal: Moving from Mainstream Zoning to Submarket Pricing 
>>Kevin Balcom, Director of Pricing , BJs Wholesale Club 
>>Matt Pavich, Senior Manager Pricing Strategy, Revionics
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Seizing the Future: Proactive Transformation in the Face of a Complex Competitive Landscape
>>Pablo Serafin, Chief Commercial Officer, Drogaria Araujo 
>>Leonardo Lage, Competitive Intelligence Manager, Drogaria Araujo

TRACK 2:
FIRESIDE CHAT

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Meeting Retail Pricing Challenges across Sectors and Formats

>>Konstantin Bayandin, Director of Pricing and Digital Marketing, OZON.ru

>>Cheri Cornelius, Director of Pricing, BevMo!

>>Peter Opzondek, Head of Pricing, Metro AG
>>Moderator: Anastasia Laska, Vice President Marketing EMEA, Revionics

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
A Winning Hand: Targeted, Analytics-based Pricing at MGM Resorts
>>Patti Heiser, Senior Manager, Planning, Pricing, and Analytics, MGM Resorts Retail
>>Craig Moore, Senior Pricing Strategist, Revionics

TRACK 3:

SCIENCE INSIGHT

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Evolve and Thrive in the Face of Change 
>>Tony Smith, Vice President of Science Services, Revionics
>>Balaji Ramanathan, Sr. Manager, Global Science Services, Engineering, Revionics
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
The AI/ML Alphabet Soup – and What’s Next in Revionics’ Science 
>>Dan Marathaler, Principal Optimization Scientist, Revionics
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
RETAIL ROCKSTAR BASH AT CEDAR STREET
Location: Cedar Street Courtyard; Shuttles depart at 6:00 PM, arrives every 15 minutes
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
BREAKFAST
Location: 6th Floor, Salon J

GENERAL SESSION

6th Floor, Austin Grand Ballroom

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
MORNING WELCOME
Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Revionics
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Transforming the Retail Model

Brian Kilcourse, RSR

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Competing in the Age of Amazon

Luke Rauch, Senior Director of U.S. Insights, Walgreens

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
NETWORKING BREAK

TRACK 1:
RETAIL SPOTLIGHT

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
The Changing Face of Retail: An Industry in Transformation
>>Ray Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder and Chairman, Constellation Research
>>Brian Kilcourse, Managing Partner, RSR
>>George Lawrie, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Moderator: Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Revionics
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Framework for Success: Creating Support and Consensus for Successful Business Transformations 
>>Cathleen Warren, VP, Merchandise Finance, BJ’s Wholesale Club

TRACK 2:

INDUSTRY INSIGHT

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Leveraging Competitive Data in a Changing Competitive Landscape
>>Robert Croce, Pricing Strategist, Revionics
>>Gabriel Richard, Pricing Strategist, Revionics

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Dynamic Pricing: Separating Fact from Fiction & Adapting it to YOUR Retail Business 
>>Evan Barlow, Director, Pricing and Business Solutions, Revionics
>>Bukky Adededji, Price Strategist, Revionics
>>Anastasia Laska, Vice President Marketing EMEA

TRACK 3:
SOLUTION INSIGHT

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

New and Improved: Performance Intelligence and Analytics for Actionable Insights 
>>Kausik Kannan, Product Manager of Retail Performance Intelligence & Analytics, Revionics

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Transforming for the Future 
>>Dave Thompson, Chief Technology Officer, Revionics

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
NETWORKING LUNCHEON
Location: 6th Floor, Salon J
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING LUNCHEON*
Location: 1st Floor, Austin Taco Project
 *Pre-Registration Required

TRACK 1:
RETAIL SPOTLIGHT

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Winning Market Share in a Growing eCommerce Market: A Phased Approach to Implementing Dynamic Pricing 
>>Konstantin Bayandin, Director of Pricing and Digital Marketing, OZON.ru
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Competition: Art or Science 
>>Tony Smith, Vice President of Science Services, Revionics
>>Sergiy Suprunets, Pricing Strategist, Revionics

TRACK 2:
INDUSTRY  INSIGHT

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Beyond the Buzzword to Business Impact: Omnichannel Retail Excellence
>>JJ Thorne, Director Pricing Strategy, Revionics
>>Mark Schwans, Sr Director of Solutions Marketing, Revionics
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Walking the Tightrope: Balancing Pricing Execution with Optimal Financial Performance

>>Kausik Kannan, Product Manager of Retail Performance Intelligence & Analytics, Revionics

TRACK 3:
SOLUTION INSIGHT

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Announcing the New Promotion Performance Analysis Solution
>>Aditya Rastogi, Director of Global Science Services, Revionics
>>Diana Mitten, Sr. Director of Product Management, Revionics
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Markdown Fashion and Seasonal Merchandise: Ready for Prime Time 
>>Sue Dale, VP of Pricing Strategy, Revionics
>>Diana Mitten, Sr. Director of Product Management, Revionics

AFTERNOON GENERAL SESSION

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
CLOSING REMARKS
Location: 6th Floor, Austin Grand Ballroom
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
FAREWELL HAPPY HOUR
Location: 1st Floor, Cannon & Belle
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
DINNER & SUNSET BAT CRUISE*
(Shuttles depart at 5:30 PM)

TRAINING PROGRAM

(Pre-registration required)

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Check-in & Breakfast

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Level I Base Price Optimization

Meeting Room 615

Level II Super User Base Price Optimization

Meeting Room 616 B

Featured Base Enhancement Training

Meeting Room 616 A

*Breakfast and lunch will be provided