(R)Tech | 2018 (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Award Winners
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2018 (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Award Winners

The (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards exist to highlight innovations that will enable the industry’s future. Winners will be invited to showcase and pitch at RILA’s 2018 Retail CEO Forum – an unprecedented opportunity to network with the most powerful chief executives in the retail industry – as well as press and media opportunities, and continued engagement through RILA events.


The (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards Focus


The (R)Tech Center believes that one trend is driving change in the industry more than any other: the trend toward Ubiquitous and Ultra-Personal Shopping.


Shopping will be invisible and ubiquitous, embedded into natural gestures and conversation, managed through a connected ecosystem, and considering all channels and all customers. Retailers and brands will become an integral part of customers’ lives, even outside of the purchasing context. Most purchases will occur outside of traditional shopping environments, but physical stores will benefit from the integration of digital information. Companies – retailers, consumer products, and others – will collaborate to share data and coordinate services, streamlining the path-to-purchase.

2018 Winners

IamBot helps brands and retailers sell directly to customers through messaging platforms. It is the comprehensive conversational commerce solution based on the state-of-the-art artificial intelligence. It seamlessly integrates with stores’ messaging channels to provide customers with the ubiquitous and super convenient shopping experience. For more information, contact Pawel Kolacz.

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Multifold Retail believes that Augmented Reality will change the way that consumers shop. They offer all the tools retailers need: content creation (3D model creator, editor & library), viewers (Augmented Reality & 360 degrees), marketing and advertising tools (social media, catalog, in-store/OOH campaigns) and tracking/analytics. For more information, contact Jennifer Chen-Manwell.

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Persado is the Marketing Language Cloud; AI generated language that resonates the most with any audience, segment or individual. Imagine having a data scientist and a copywriter for each person in your audience; you get the language that performs and the analytics explaining why, resulting in more business and unseen insights. For more information, contact Ryan Deutsch.

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Winners Received

Exposure to retail executives. Winners will attend RILA’s CEO Forum on January 21-23, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain in Tucson, AZ. During the CEO Forum, winners will pitch their solutions on-stage and showcase their solutions during the event.


Media exposure. RILA will arrange press interviews, press releases, blog posts, and a media campaign.


Shoptalk exposure. RILA will provide complementary tickets to Shoptalk, the world’s largest conference for retail & ecommerce innovation.


Introductions to venture firms. RILA will introduce them to key players in the venture community, including those from the (R)Tech Center’s Innovation Network.


Showcase on the (R)Tech Center’s website.  The (R)Tech Center will highlight them on it’s website through branding, videos, and other relevant collateral.