Esri Business Summit

July 18–21  |  San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel

Retail Executive Track


Sunday, July 7

Join us at the Retail Executive Track at the Esri Business Summit. We will have an amazing line up of speakers, demonstrations and networking sessions to help you advance your use of location analytics across your enterprise. You’ll hear from retail leaders who will share best practices that you can apply to your own business.

Delve into the significant value that can be unlocked from business intelligence, CRM, and office productivity. Share ideas on how to deliver immediate results from market planning, site selection, marketing, merchandizing, supply chain and distribution. Learn how to find dollars on your maps, not just dots.


1:30 - 1:45 – Welcome Keynote 

This by invitation only session brings together leaders in retail GIS to discuss the rapid advancements in technology and changing customer behaviors which continues at unprecedented rates. This session looks at the challenges every business is faced with on how to gain actionable intelligence across different lines of business that will drive revenue. The afternoon track contains compelling keynote presentations, roundtable discussions and solution demonstrations  on how GIS is making a difference today.


1:45 – 2:15 – Executive Track Keynote

Featured by Gap, Inc.

7 out of the top 10 US retailers are using Esri GIS solutions to become more profitable and address key business issues. From creating compelling showrooms to engaging the connected consumer, achieving greater customer intimacy or driving improved store sales, GIS matters. Hear from leading retailers on how Esri’s retail practice and technology are driving the trends and directions for the future of GIS in retail.


2:15 – 2:50 – Executive Demonstrations

Featured by Esri

Build your knowledge about the possibilities of GIS through a variety of live demonstrations which address modern retailers' key needs and issues.  Get ideas on how to best leverage Esri solutions that deliver immediate benefits as well as learn best practices in new and traditional areas such as market planning, site selection, marketing, merchandizing, supply chain and distribution.


2:50 – 3:00 – Power Talk

Featured by Nokia

This ten minute talk is designed to turn your ideas on their head. Listen to a rapid fire discussion on a key issue that will be the launch pad to conversations throughout the conference.


3:00 – 3:30 – Break


3:30 – 3:50 – Solutions Showcase

Featured by GIS, Inc.

GIS and Location Analytics are an integral part of the business enterprise. From business intelligence to cross-departmental collaboration, CRM, and office productivity geo-data enrichment and cloud offerings are delivering new innovations opening up significant value throughout the retail world. This session provides insight into how Esri's solutions and partner offerings fit into the retail landscape.


3:50 – 4:10 – GE Capital

Lana Webb, IT leader, franchise finance at GE Capital Americas

GE Capital Solutions, Franchise Finance, is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut and a leading lender for franchises. GE provides capital and business guidance to more than 5,000 customers and 22,000 property locations in restaurant, hospitality, and branded beverage industries. Location analytics is a powerful asset GE uses to provide accurate insight into local markets and help their customers acquire, expand and reformat their franchises.


4:10 – 4:40 – Panel Discussion

Featuring VenueLabs, Aisle 411 and Gnip

Join a thought-provoking and lively panel discussion on the art and science of current and future retail GIS systems. Discover what others are doing and learn from your peers how they adapt business drivers and benefits. This is your opportunity to help shape the direction and dialog for the geo-enable retail community.


4:40 – 4:50 – Power Talk

Featured by Intalytics

This ten minute talk is designed to turn your ideas on their head. Listen to a rapid fire discussion on a key issue that will be the launch pad to conversations throughout the conference.


4:50 – 5:00 – Close