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Evolve 2019: Retail Reimagined

February 22, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The retail industry has undergone a period of rapid transformation as changing consumer expectations and market forces have created new challenges and exciting opportunities for the industry. The 2019 Evolve Conference, “Retail Reimagined,” will bring together industry professionals, disruptors, entrepreneurs and academics for a daylong discussion on how retailers are envisioning the future of the industry and the strategies that companies are employing to survive and thrive in this new era of retail.

Topics covered include the evolution of the beauty industry, social impact in retail and CPG, social media’s role in retail marketing, customer experience strategies, and more.

 

Keynotes

 
Terry Boyle

Terry Boyle

President
NordstromRack.com, Hautelook.com and Trunk Club

John Coletta ('00)

Chief Financial & Strategy Officer
Interim President of Retail Peet’s Coffee

Jake Kassan

CEO & Co-Founder
MVMT Watches

Tom Montgomery

Co-founder & Chief Digital Officer
Chubbies

Katie Rosen Kitchens

Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
FabFitFun

Andy Solomon

Andy Solomon ('92)

CEO
Sole Society

 

Panel Speakers

 
Alec Avedissian

Alec Avedissian

CEO and Founder
RAREFORM


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Ben Bono

Ben Bono

Director, Audience Development
ipsy


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Stephanie Cocumelli

VP, Direct to Consumer, Retail
TOMS


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EMILY CURRENT/MERITT ELLIOTT

Emily Current/Meritt Elliott

Founders & Creative Directors
The Great


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Barry De Vilviss - ucla anderson

Barry De Vilbiss

VP, Merchandising
Oakland Raiders


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Luke Droulez

CMO
Parachute Home


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Frank Freeman

Senior Director, Digital Disruption
Dermalogica


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phil irvine

Phil Irvine

Director of CRM
The Bouqs Company


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Christoper Löfgren

Christoper Löfgren

Former Director of Social Content, Daniel Wellington and Social Strategy Consultant

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Mallory McMahon

Mallory McMahon

Manager of Research and Innovation
The Honest Company


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Allison Moss

Founder
type:A Deodorant


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Kelsie Pelletier

Senior Brand Manager
ModCloth


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Jenise Steverding

Jenise Steverding

Chief Impact Officer
Gifts for Good


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Keanna Voyles

Keanna Voyles

Marketing Manager
Too Faced Cosmetics


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Schedule

 

 

 TimeSessionBuilding Location

9:30 a.m.

BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION

Entrepreneurs Hall, C Atrium

10:00 a.m.

WELCOME AND KICKOFF

Korn Convocation Hall

10:30 a.m. 

OPENING KEYNOTE

John Coletta

President of Retail and Chief Financial & Strategy Officer, Peet’s Coffee

Korn Convocation Hall
11:30 a.m.

BREAKOUT PANELS

Crafting a Superior Customer Experience

Products with a Purpose: Social Impact in Retail

Retail in the Age of Social media

The Evolution of the Beauty Industry

 

A301

C315

D301

D313

12:30 p.m. 

LUNCH

Executive Dining Room

1:45 p.m.

FOUNDERS KEYNOTE PANEL

Andy Solomon (’92)

CEO, Sole Society

Katie Echevarria Kitchens

Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder, FabFitFun

Jake Kassan

CEO & Co-Founder, MVMT Watches

Tom Montgomery

Co-Founder & Chief Digital Officer, Chubbies

Korn Convocation Hall
3:00 p.m.

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Terry Boyle

President, NordstromRack.com, Hautelook.com & Trunk Club

Korn Convocation Hall

4:15 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS

Korn Convocation Hall

4:30 p.m.

NETWORKING RECEPTION

Entrepreneurs Hall, D Atrium

*Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Event Highlights

 
 

Five Reasons to Attend the Evolve Conference:

 
  1. Make new business connections at the West Coast’s only MBA-driven retail conference.
  2. Face time with fellow MBA students and industry professionals.
  3. Interactive panel discussions exploring the latest industry advancements.
  4. Hear from keynote speaker John Coletta ('00), President Retail/Chief Financial & Strategy Officer of Peet's Coffee.
  5. Industry titans and entrepreneurs will offer valuable lessons on keeping your business moving forward.
 

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