Innovations in Physical Retail and E-Commerce...

Nov 14, 2019
06:30 PM - 10:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles)

  • SURF Incubator

  • 999 Third Avenue . Suite 700

  • Seattle


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Twenty-five years after the launch of, e-commerce represents about 10% of all retail sales. From zero to ten percent of a multi-trillion dollar sector in just 25 years is astronomical growth, but as convenient as shopping on the internet has become, it’s notable that nine out of ten transactions still take place offline. And yet, as we marvel at the pace of change and innovation in e-commerce over the last two and a half decades, the technological advancements in the physical retail experience are just catching up. In Seattle, we are at the center of much of this change and innovation, we see a tidal wave of change coming to the physical retail world, led by technology, and are excited about several trends that will shape the future of physical retail.

This event brings together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and the community to discuss industry trends, customer expectations and technology and business model innovations that are enabling existing retailers and brands to modernize their physical retail operations (faster, cheaper) offering unique and delightful customer experiences, and growing their e-commerce presence.


  • 6:30 pm Registration & Networking
  • 6:50 pm Welcome Address
  • 7:00 pm-8:00 pm: Industry Panel
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Networking
  • 9:00 pm: Close

Industry Panelists 


Piyush Lumba, Independent advisor.


Scott Jacobson

Scott Jacobson

General Partner, Madrona Ve...

Scott joined Madrona in 2007, sits on the boards of multiple investments, and has a clearly articulated point of view on retail innovation...

Guru Hariharan

Guru Hariharan

CEO, Commerce IQ

CommerceIQ is building a unified Amazon sales, advertising and operations Platform to help brands manage their business on marketplaces such as Amazon.

David Glick

David Glick

CTO, Flexe

A former VP of engineering at Amazon where he led all technology for Logistics and Operations, Dave is now leading the development of ware...

David Greschler

David Greschler

CEO, Nomad Go

A serial entrepreneur whose first company was acquired by Microsoft and formed the basis for the company’s app virtualization solutions, D...

Stefan Kalb

Stefan Kalb

Co-Founder, ShelfEngine

A former CEO of a food and beverage supplier, Stefan is now leading the development of intelligent forecasting solutions to help retailers...


Piyush Lumba

Piyush Lumba

Founder & CEO, Perception A...

An accomplished senior executive with more than 21 years of leadership positions with AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Microsoft and Amazon, Piyush...


SURF Incubator

999 Third Avenue . Suite 700 ,Seattle

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