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Virtual Think Tank

Competitive Edge Services for Retailers

A Discussion of How Deploying Edge Compute Can Keep You Ahead of the Competition

STEVE THOMAS

Moderator: 
STEVE THOMAS
Senior Industry Director
ICT – Network Services
Frost & Sullivan

Thursday, May 23, 2024
2:00 PM – 3:00PM ET

We are pleased to invite you to an exclusive discussion with your peers to gain your perspective in support of our ongoing industry research.

Join us for this Timely Discussion!

The retail industry is under constant pressure to innovate, as changing customer preferences and competitive forces have required retailers to be more focused on customer experiences rather than pricing. Retailers are looking to improve customer experience which in most cases requires improved technology at both the virtual and physical storefronts and at the edge. Forward-looking retailers are investing in digital technologies that are shaping the industry as improved point-of-sale devices, improved location-based services, and harnessing video analytics gathered from augmented and virtual reality technologies. These digital technologies are the ingredients for superior customer experiences.

The key questions we will be discussing are:

With 68% of retailers prioritizing digitalization as a company strategic imperative; how are technology and partners chosen to meet this strategic imperative?

Why have we not reached the 80-90% adoption rate just yet?

For Retail, we see (AR used with interactive mirror technology and location services to enhance the shopping experience); these are areas where edge computing capabilities are needed. Are there other use cases more pressing for retailers?

What should a retailer consider when choosing a vendor with Edge Technologies?

During this Virtual Think Tank, Frost & Sullivan’s Steve Thomas, Sr Industry Director of the ICT-Network Services practice, will moderate a discussion around adaptable edge infrastructure with leading retailers and what digital innovations they are evaluating to enhance the customer experience.

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What is a Virtual Think Tank?
A Frost & Sullivan Virtual Think Tank is an exclusive, unique and highly engaging conversation that brings together a diverse group of industry leaders to discuss their opinions on a certain topic. Content from this collective discussion will be featured in an upcoming Frost & Sullivan article where you have the options to be highlighted as a thought leader. Your insight as a strategic partner is invaluable.
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  • Share & Learn Best Practices: Engage in strategic conversations with your peers. The open, candid discussions you have will spark creative thinking and help you formulate new ideas for implementation.
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