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April 16 & 17 2025

LVCC, Las Vegas

Keynote Theater 1

The Keynote Theaters at Smart Retail Tech Las Vegas are at the heart of the event. With the Keynote Speaker topics being tailored by industry leaders at the forefront of ecommerce and product branding, all visitors who attend a Keynote Seminar will expect to discover some of the latest trends, insights, and expertise in their profession.

Expect to see plenty of visitor recordings and selfies, online press and blogger coverage, as well as numerous photos, announcements and posts regarding the Keynote Theater lineup.

    • Wednesday

      Justin Honaman: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      11.00 - 11.30

      Justin Honaman
      Amazon, Inc.

      Accelerating Innovation in Retail & Consumer Goods

      In the last three years, the retail industry has experienced growth that would normally take almost a decade by pre-pandemic standards. With this explosive growth comes accelerated innovation in retail capabilities, advancements in consumer product manufacturing and supply chain processes, rapid advancement of ecommerce, an explosion of new start-up brands, and rapid adoption of cloud and new data/analytics/AI capabilities. In this presentation, we will highlight the top trends spanning Retail and Consumer Products and how worldwide brands are accelerating innovation.

      Paul Ganz: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      11.45 - 12.15

      Paul Ganz
      The Home Depot

      Impact of Supply Chain on Shrink and Customers

      Paul will share a commentary on how supply chain processes can impact customer experience, in stock and overall brand experiences. The world of interconnected retail has changed the retail landscape and expose retailers to risks of shrink and lost sales. Awareness is the key and through this discussion Paul will offer his insights into taking a different point of view by looking through supply chain and retail operations.

      Nicholas Borsotto: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      12.30 - 13.00

      Nicholas Borsotto

      The AI Revolution in Retail: Learn how retailers are starting & scaling their AI initiatives

      In this session we'll unpack 5 key imperatives to developing an effective AI strategy and showcase practical examples of how retailers of any size can get started today. We'll cut through the hype and look at real-world solutions ranging from loss prevention to store analytics and event digital assistance that can supercharge your workforce, improve efficiencies and give your retail organization a competitive advantage.

      Phil Pench: Speaking in the Keynote Theater 1

      13.15 - 13.45

      Phil Pench
      DHL eCommerce

      Your Options for the End of the Supply Chain

      The back end of the supply chain is the most fragmented area. The options can be overwhelming when choosing inventory origins, 3PL's or your own DC's, carriers, delivery solutions, and their associated costs. I will go over some of the trends taking place, along with the plethora of options, some pitfalls to avoid, and break them down into a summary of recommendations to conclude.