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5011 44th Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20016
United States

202-549-3954

Cathy Hotka & Associates connects leaders in retail to share knowledge and advance the industry.

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SILICONNECT


connecting retailers with innovation leaders at early-stage companies

October 12-13, 2017
San Francisco


 

SILICONNECT is the innovation lab for retailers who don't have an innovation lab. Retail leaders will hear from early-stage technology companies that are creating the future, and technology giants who have new technology that can eliminate friction and grow sales.

It's an opportunity for technology company innovators to pitch to leaders of a $4.1 trillion industry -- retail. Retailers want to see new ways to interact with customers, manage inventory, conduct online commerce, and open new markets. 

 
 
Machine learning, mobile everything, agile networks, supply chain, voice of the customer, point of sale, data security, communications, Beacons, AR, VR, software-defined networks, traffic intelligence,wearables, personalization, RFID, IoT, UX design, payments, 3D printing, fog computing, identity tools, forecasting, robotics, and more

Machine learning, mobile everything, agile networks, supply chain, voice of the customer, point of sale, data security, communications, Beacons, AR, VR, software-defined networks, traffic intelligence,wearables, personalization, RFID, IoT, UX design, payments, 3D printing, fog computing, identity tools, forecasting, robotics, and more


A WHO'S WHO OF VENTURE CAPITALISTS

We're working with an elite group of VC firms and nationally-known angel investors funding companies creating practical innovation.


meet the founders

 
Cathy Hotka is one of the most recognizable faces in retail. She created the NRF CIO Council, and is known for creating numerous networking events with very senior retail leaders. She has been a fixture in the industry since 1995 and serves on the Board of Advisors for Knowledge@Wharton retail events. 

Cathy Hotka
is one of the most recognizable faces in retail. She created the NRF CIO Council, and is known for creating numerous networking events with very senior retail leaders. She has been a fixture in the industry since 1995 and serves on the Board of Advisors for Knowledge@Wharton retail events. 

 
Sanjeev Motwani is a retail-technology leader with over 25 years of experience with retail, ecommerce and related consumer industry segments.  Sanjeev has held increasingly responsible positions at business transformation companies including PWC, HCL, TUL (TCS), Birlasoft and Headstrong (Genpact). He has deep roots in Silicon Valley and enjoys strong relationships with dozens of Silicon Valley innovators and investors.

Sanjeev Motwani
is a retail-technology leader with over 25 years of experience with retail, ecommerce and related consumer industry segments.  Sanjeev has held increasingly responsible positions at business transformation companies including PWC, HCL, TUL (TCS), Birlasoft and Headstrong (Genpact). He has deep roots in Silicon Valley and enjoys strong relationships with dozens of Silicon Valley innovators and investors.

 
 

the siliconnect advisory board

Scott Emmons
Enterprise Architect, Head of the Innovation Lab

Paul Kasinski
EVP and CIO, Skyzone Franchise Group

Julie Hayes

Managing Director, Operations IT and Emerging Initiatives

Irv Cassio
Digital Experience Director, Luxottica

Sahal Laher

CIO, Destination XL

Jim Beebe

CIO, Altar'd State

Tom Schuetz

CIO, hhgregg

Jim Brownell
CIO, American Freight Furniture and Mattress

Amy Duke Stanberry
Former CIO, Banana Republic


ATTEND SILICONNECT

Retailers at the Director Level and above attend at no charge.
 

Sponsor Siliconnect

There are several ways to sponsor, from presenting at a single pitch session to a founding sponsorship with a high level of visibility.