Experience Wins: eCommerce Growth in Lottery

Lotteries are as old as civilization itself, evolving with changes in culture and technology throughout history. Recently, the explosion of eCommerce is driving change at an incredible pace for lotteries in the U.S. and global markets. This session will highlight the...

Business Intelligence Panel Discussion

How do you turn Data into actionable items and improve the customer experience through captured Data?  Join us as we pull in an all-star panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities around BI and Analytics topics such as data capture and analysis, data curation,...

Group Social – March 14th @ Sage Woodfire Tavern

Come join the AECF family for our Annual Social Networking event, on Thursday, March 14th. This is one of our most popular events, offering networking in a fun and informal setting. Don’t miss your chance to win a prizes and tell us what topics YOU want to talk about in 2019!
Entrance is FREE and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please register today. We Look forward to seeing you March 14th!

The Death of Privacy

Companies today can learn almost everything about everyone, especially where they are at any particular time, or where they’ve been over a period of time. That’s because people holding smartphones carry transmitters of their geolocation data. The phone is the enabler....

Blockchain – Best Thing Since the Invention of the Internet?

How confident are you in your understanding of blockchains? Does crypto-currency immediately spring to mind? Industrial blockchain (not to be confused with crypto-currencies) is being used by Walmart, Maersk, Rolls-Royce and other companies to keep track of assets and products through manufacturing and supply chain systems. Come learn about the different types of blockchain and their use cases. Learn what it takes to form a governance committee to run a consortium blockchain effort. Now is the time to get ahead of this wave.

Lessons Learned in 25 Years of Ecommerce

Having spent most of his career in the world of eCommerce, Rob would love an opportunity to share what he’s learned. There have been many successes, but also a number of hard lessons learned across people, process, and technology.  Whether B2C or B2B there are commonalities that can lead to success or failure. Join Rob for an interesting look back at customers, clients, bleeding edge and proven technology, and scope, timelines, and costs. All a part of the coordinated chaos to execute to deliver value.

Transforming Your Business with AI

It’s no secret that AI is here to transform the way we engage with customers. Organizations that have put AI to work for their business are already seeing distinct advantages over an ordinary one. How you might ask? Giulio Soliani, Offering Manager for IBM Watson, is here to discuss how AI can be used to implement new ways of doing business. Attend the session to learn more about AI use cases, what data can be brought to the table, the time to value for AI and the amazing outcomes you could expect with AI.

Annual Group Social – Oct. 18th @ Sage Woodfire Tavern

Come join the AECF family for our Annual Social Networking event, on Thursday, October 18th. This is one of our most popular events, offering networking in a fun and informal setting. Don’t miss your chance to win a prizes and tell us what topics YOU want to talk about in 2019!
Entrance is FREE and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please register today. We Look forward to seeing you October 18th!

Is the blockchain still relevant for commerce?

On the other side of the gigantic 2017 spike in interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies, there has been a strong pullback – or has there? A year into the big acceleration of the blockchain “hype curve”, Aaron’s CIO John Trainor will provide an update regarding where we are seeing these technologies in commerce. We’ll explore where they have been silently gaining traction and where they seem to have fallen on their face.

Building Data Driven Customer Experiences

How companies are leveraging data to transform how they interact with their customers.

With the success of advertising platforms like Google and Facebook, it has become extremely evident that consumers are responding positively to more personalized advertising experiences. In today’s day and age there is more information available to brands about their audiences than ever before.

This session will illustrate how brands are using modern technologies like Machine Learning and A.I. to leverage this ocean of available consumer information, and how these strategies are leading to better experiences for customers along with increased revenue for brands.