Futurist Michio Kaku and Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani among the keynote speakers at the Retail’s Digital Summit

WASHINGTON, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — A groundbreaking physicist and the founder of an organization that encourages young women to pursue careers in technology will be among the keynote speakers as more than 5,000 retail, e-commerce and multichannel executives gather in Dallas this September when Shop.org hosts Retail’s Digital Summit.

Futurist Michio Kaku, a City College of New York professor of Theoretical Physics and New York Times best-selling author, will be interviewed by comedian and WTF podcast host Marc Maron on September 27, the second day of the three-day conference. The two will examine advancements in science and the impact on the daily lives of consumers and businesses during a session titled “The Future of Tech and Commerce with Marc Maron and Dr. Michio Kaku” at 8:15 a.m. at the Hutchinson Convention Center.

Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani will speak at 11:10 a.m. on September 27 in a session titled “Girls Who Code Creates a New Model for Computer Science Education.” She will discuss her organization’s mission to expose girls to computer science at a young age and how the retail industry can tap into that resource pool.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome such provocative and forward thinking thought leaders,” Shop.org Executive Director Vicki Cantrell said. “The digital community is known for infusing innovative ideas and opportunities into retail, and these experts will give the audience new ways to impact their business and ultimately enhance the customer experience.”

Complimentary registration is available to editorial staff members of the press, as well as accredited retail analysts and bloggers. To register, contact Ana Serafin Smith at smitha@nrf.com.

Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Federation, is the world’s leading community for digital retail, offering thought leadership through original research and gold standard events. The community is made up of exclusive networking groups and committees that lead the global conversation surrounding innovative e-commerce trends and digital retail.

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. nrf.com


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