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(R)Tech Disruptive Technology Series

Blockchain has recently emerged as a revolutionary technology with the potential to bring transformational change to retail supply chains, payment systems, and other operations. Originally constructed to safely and securely record, store, and track digital currency transactions, blockchain technology has the capacity to reduce fraud, enable smart contracts, create a more transparent and secure retail supply chain, and ensure that shopping experiences are consistent and transparent.

AR/VR

 February 28 at 2-3pm ET

Virtual Reality (VR) is an interactive, virtual, three-dimensional, computer-generated environment. Augmented Reality (AR) allows digital images to be superimposed over a user’s real-world environment through a smartphone, headset, or other device. Both technologies open an array of new customer engagement opportunities that enable autonomy over the virtual and in-store shopping experience.

IoT

April 25 at 2-3pm ET

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) allows varying devices and other appliances–including phones, tablets, TVs and refrigerators–to communicate to one another through the web. The IoT movement offers retailers opportunities to enhance the customer experience, supply chain effectiveness, and create new channels and revenue streams.

This webinar will explore the retail applications and considerations associated with Robotics.

Virtual spaces are changing the retail experience – from 360 images of products in e-commerce; to shoppable 3D objects in web stores; to immersive 3D products in virtual reality, augmented reality, and gaming applications; to personalized 3D printed products. While 3D display technologies can enhance your online strategy, 3D printing has the potential to transform the manufacturing process and uniquely customize products. This webinar will explore the full range of 3D technologies available, how retailers today are using 3D printing, and the effects of 3D applications on the industry.

AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a computer system’s capacity to learn how to perform tasks by incorporating cognition, perception, and voice and image recognition independent of human interaction.

Future webinars will address autonomous vehicles, drones, digital traceability, and computer vision.