171 – Jonathan Epstein – A.I. Doesn’t Need an Expensed Lunch

Artificial Intelligence Software for Consumer Experiences in Retail with Sentient Technologies…

Jonathan Epstein (bio), Chief Marketing Officer of Sentient Technologies, transform consumer experiences for companies doing business online) joins Pavan Bahl, Marc Raco , Rob Sanchez and guest host Brian Laney (VP of Retail at Alert Tech) at the Alert Tech booth at NRF Big Show.

Deep learning, 256 dimensions, and image analysis

Epstein discusses being able to change the mere 3% of sales from online ecommerce visitors, how Sentient Aware uses deep learning, the ability to analyze and do embedding of 256 dimensions, creating interfaces, how users can simply click on an image then the AI learns from clicks, allowing users to get to products they want to buy in 3 to 4 clicks, and how this is ideal for mobile. Analyzing images vs. tagging, how AI essentially ingests any product, approaching contextual. And considering that the focus is on in-the-moment.

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Shoptalk 2017 – Post Game Report – Day 3

Recap of Shoptalk 2017 Day 3…

Pavan BahlMarc Raco and Ilan Tito are joined by Liz Bacelar for a group recap of Day 3 at the next gen commerce event, Shoptalk, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

The discussion again covers the incredible professionals at the event, great interviews with top innovators and brand leaders, high engagement of big content and session value, impactful ideas, thinking and talent, a collaborative feel, and the overall experience so far.

 

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24 Seven

Olapic

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170 – Lindsay Boyajian of Augment – Visualizing New Retail Realities

3D Augmented reality as service with Augment…

Lindsay Boyajian (bio), CMO of Augment, an Augmented Reality as a Service platform, joins Pavan Bahl, Marc Raco and Rob Sanchez at the Alert Tech booth at NRF Big Show.

An SDK, omnichannel, and evolution of visualization

Boyajian discusses an augmented reality (AR) SDK, 3D product models, and the next evolution of product visualization. She talks about being blown away from a pre-Pokeman Go AR demo, and immediately deciding she needed to be a part of the AR world. The many possibilities, such as displaying new merchandise on site with store manager, and now offering a differentiator as a native integration with a new SDK putting AR in existing mobile apps, using AR to sell and envision home furnishings and appliances and electronics in the home, getting 3D model of products available for retailers, and working with manufacturers to create a data base of products to pull from. Solving return rates, and how the in-store shopping experience is being lost by being on mobile, with new omnichannel experience enabling consumers to try products at home first via AR while on the native app. And, why this is the next evolution of product visualization online.

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Shoptalk 2017 – Post Game Report – Days 1 and 2

Recap of Shoptalk 2017 in Las Vegas…

Pavan BahlMarc Raco and Rob Sanchez are joined by Lisa Marie Ringus, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development for 24 Seven Inc., and Catherine Mietek, Head of Product Marketing at Olapic, Inc., for a group recap of Days 1 and 2 at the next gen commerce event, Shoptalk, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

The discussion covers the incredible professionals at the event, great interviews with top innovators and brand leaders, high engagement of big content and session value, impactful ideas, thinking and talent, a collaborative feel, and the overall experience so far.

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