News | December 12, 2017

Retail Innovation Lounge Partners With Living In Digital Times At CES 2018

kwolia, a strategic advisory firm for connection + curation + communication, announced that the Retail Innovation Lounge has partnered with Living in Digital Times’ High-Tech Retailing program at CES 2018 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 9-12.

Retail Innovation Lounge together with the High-Tech Retailing Marketplace, will explore the new world of retail with an eye towards helping both exhibitors at CES and the retailers who work with them to be more efficient, customer-centric and experiential. The event will feature some of the most cutting-edge retail tools including VR shopping, motion and traffic sensors, digital display signage and try on room experiences. Within the High-Tech Retailing Marketplace, on centerstage, the Retail Innovation Lounge will provide a unique “lounge and learn” experience at the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. The Retail Innovation Lounge will also feature curated and exclusive content and programming focused on today’s most successful retail strategies and concepts.

“The Retail Innovation Lounge was created to bring unique experiences to change-makers in our industry. The goal at each of our events is to go ‘next level’ into the future of retail and explore convergent commerce with new solutions in technology, marketing, media, entertainment and social good,” said Anne Marie Stephen, CEO and Founder, kwolia. “We are thrilled to partner with Living in Digital Times to bring the Retail Innovation Lounge to CES, as it is the perfect platform to showcase the world’s foremost and respected retail digital leaders and innovators.”

“With 3,000 new product launches at CES every year, with retail undergoing a digital transformation and with new tools to take the pain points out of the retail experience, it’s the perfect moment for all stakeholders to focus on the opportunity,” said Robin Raskin, Founder and President, Living in Digital Times.

Retail Innovation Lounge is open January 9-12 during regular show floor hours at LVCC, South Hall 3, at Booth 31600.

About Retail Innovation Lounge
The Retail Innovation Lounge is a lounge and learn experience for change-makers in retail, connecting innovators and disruptors in a cool space with a relaxed vibe. Launched at SXSW in 2016, the Retail Innovation Lounge goes “next level” into the future of retail. It explores convergent commerce with new solutions, concepts and unfiltered, authentic conversations from: retail, brand, technology, marketing, media, entertainment and social good with the shared mission of moving retail into the future.

The Retail Innovation Lounge was founded by Anne Marie Stephen, ceo + founder of kwolia, strategic advisory for emerging technologies applied in retail connecting the physical and digital worlds. As a global customer­-focused product and service developer, customer experience guru and trends forecaster in retail, Anne Marie has worked with leading companies including: IBM, Panasonic, Ahold Delhaize, Hershey, Pepsico, Disney, Chico’s, AutoZone, Ralph Lauren, Hickory Farms and Macerich to integrate innovative solutions for over a decade.

About Living In Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle.  It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections.  Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals.  Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech, Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, FamilyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Last Gadget Standing and the KAPi Awards.  The company also works with various foundations and manages the Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations. For more information, visit www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com.

SOURCE: Retail Innovation Lounge