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NRF 2016: Collected Interviews

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Throughout February 2016, we published a series of exclusive vendor interviews from NRF’s Big Show, held in January 2016. For manageability, we are making them all accessible in one place for our readers. Both of our reports from the show are also available here. 

PTC featuredEric Symon of PTC

In the first of our exclusive interviews from January’s NRF show in New York City, Kilara Le, talks with Eric Symon, VP/GM Global Retail Business Unit at PTC, about the Internet of Things, cloud PLM solutions, and new process adoption around the retail consumer.

 

 

 

Chris Jones of TXT Retail

In the second of our exclusive interviews from January’s NRF show in New York City, Kilara Le, talks with Chris Jones of TXT about the integration of a myriad different systems, which combine to offer their end-to-end solution; a technical partnership with Microsoft; and a commitment to sustainability.

 

 

DassaultSusan Olivier, Dwayn Catto & Hillary Forsythe, of Dassault Systèmes

In the third of our exclusive interviews from January’s NRF show in New York City, Kilara Le, catches up with Dassault Systémes. On hand to answer our questions were Susan Olivier, VP Consumer Goods & Retail, Dwayn Catto, Director of Business Enterprise/CGR, and Hillary Forsythe, Marketing Director for 3DEXCITE, USA.

 

   

Humberto Roa of Centric Software

In the fourth of our exclusive interviews from January’s NRF show in New York City, Kilara Le, talks with Humberto Roa, VP of Innovation & Mobility at Centric, about their offering, including various new applications like the Field Test app, Product Notebook, and the Fitting Review app. 

 

  

Corey Tollefson & Bob McKee of Infor

In the fifth of our exclusive interviews from January’s NRF show in New York City, Kilara Le, caught up with Infor’s Corey Tollefson, SVP and GM Retail & Fashion, and Robert ‘Bob’ McKee, Senior Product Director, Global Fashion Industry SME. The trio discussed the reinvention of Infor in recent years, the acquisition of GT Nexus, and a recent investment in Predictix amongst other topics.

 

   

Bill Brewster of Gerber Technology

In the sixth of our exclusive interviews from January’s NRF show in New York City, Kilara Le, caught up with Gerber Technology’s Vice President & General Manager of Enterprise Software Solutions, Bill Brewster. Bill discusses the show this year and the company’s strategy going forward.

 

  

charles featuredCharles Benoualid of Visual 2000 International

Continuing our exclusive interviews from January’s NRF show in New York City, Kilara Le, talks with Visual 2000 International’s CEO, Charles Benoualid, on their solution offering, and what makes Visual unique. 

 

 

  

Sascha André Lanninger of Dassault Systèmes

Closing our series of exclusive interviews from January’s NRF show in New York City, Kilara Le talks with Sascha André Lanninger, Global Senior Vice President, Lifestyle at Dassault Systèmes. Representing our second interview with Dassault, Sascha focuses on 3D, and in particular, ‘My Retail Theatre’. 

 

  

Pepper 1Top 5 Retail Tech. Trends @ NRF 2016

Following her return from New York City, WhichPLM Reporter & top contributor, Kilara Le, lists the top 5 retail technology trends that emerged from this year’s better-than-ever National Retail Federation “Big Show”.

 

 

 

NRF: Retail’s Big Show 2016, the WhichPLM Report

Earlier this month, Kilara Le attended NRF 2016. Packing as much as possible into her two days at the show this year, Kilara gives her exclusive WhichPLM report here, which discussed the breadth of technologies on show this time around.

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