I picture myself at the Red Hat booth engaging in thought provoking conversations with the attendees at the National Retailers Federation Conference in New York. I take pause to review the Ten Commandments for Retail Business and Technology and think about the different ways Red Hat solutions effectively enable the business of retail. What is interesting is that the salient, defining aspects of the retail industry can be intuitively paired up with logical solution sets from Red Hat — paving the way for seamless automation across the retail ecosystem the Red Hat way. Join me as I walk you through the portions of retail that lend themselves for effective automation — we could even take a cue from the 6 ways automation impacts the enterprise in 2018!
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2017 started off with the National Retail Federation #NRF2017 conference where I almost went through a digital transformation of sorts — actually beginning to like shopping after all!The pragmatic application of technology to innovatively change the consumer experience was a key factor in my transformation. This metamorphosis continued through 2017 through multiple thought leadership sessions as well as Executive Roundtables giving rise to the 5 principles of Retail Digital Transformation. As I gear up to attend the #NRF2018 conference with the Red Hat team, there is a common theme emerging across these experiences. Hello Automation!
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One of the most exciting things we do each year at Red Hat is to recognize the transformative projects and outstanding results achieved by our customers from around the world, through the Red Hat Innovation Awards. Past winners have come from a variety of industries including financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and government, along with companies in the IT and consulting space. Do you have an innovation success story to share, or is there an organization you’d like to nominate?
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Industries around the world are approaching digital transformation—the impact of using digital technologies across the board—in different ways. Some industries tend to view this as a transformation of the customer experience while others are more about the transformation of the enabling technologies. However, the retail industry is rather unique in that it is poised for a transformation of sorts both from the business and the IT sides of the house, almost as if there is a race to get there first! Even though, digital transformation is a journey rather than a destination. These are the thoughts that are slowly beginning to take shape in my mind as I gear up to facilitate the Executive Exchange Thought leadership session on the Race to Retail Digital Transformation — Business or IT? as part of the CDM Media CIO Retail Summit in New York.
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