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February 17, 2022

Frictionless Retail

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Frictionless Retail


From smart carts to fully unmanned stores, learn how automation is transforming the consumer’s checkout experience.

The Center for Retail Transformation at George Mason University School of Business is delighted to host the panel, “Frictionless Retail: How Automation is Transforming the Checkout Experience”, on Feb 17th, 2022 at 12:00 noon ET.

Sponsored by Microsoft, and a part of a transforming retail series, this panel features experts who will engage in candid conversations on factors leading to the rise of frictionless retail, the different categories of solutions, and factors to consider when deploying these solutions.

Panel of experts includes:

• Pawel Grabowski, Head of Unmanned Solutions, Żabka

Pawel Grabowski is the head of Unmanned Solutions at Żabka, the largest convenience chain store in Poland and a retailer which recently opened 25 autonomous stores under Żabka Nano and Żappka banners. Working in the field of modern technologies, artificial intelligence, management, and creating new ventures from scratch – this has been Pawel’s daily business for many years. As part of the Żabka Future Business Incubator, Pawel is responsible for the strategy of commercialization of the concept of autonomous stores, their economy, and customer experience. In his career, he has worked with global clients on the transition to a technology platform-based economy, data-driven strategy development, and an omnichannel approach to customer service.

• Raz Golan, CEO & Co-Founder, Shopic

Raz Golan is the CEO & Co-Founder of Shopic, a computer vision-based Israeli startup whose AI-powered clip-on device turns any standard shopping cart into a smart cart. A veteran of 8200 unit of the Israeli Intelligence Corps, Raz is a seasoned product leader with over a decade of experience in research, product management, intelligence, and R&D.

• Daniel Lundh, Founder, Storekey

Daniel Lundh is the Founder of Storekey, the pioneer in transforming physical retail into friction- and effortless shopping. The Storekey platform has been powering autonomous retail since 2019 and is behind Europes largest unmanned grocery store chain, Lifvs. Daniel Lundh is a seasoned business leader who founded his first company in 1999. He has international experience across several industries and markets in building businesses from infancy to profitability.

• Shish Shridhar, Global Retail Lead, Microsoft for Startups, Microsoft

Shish Shridhar is the Global Retail Lead at Microsoft for Startups. Shish has over 15 years of experience working with the top retailers around the world to help solve business challenges using AI, machine learning, and emerging technologies. Shish has been with Microsoft Corp for the last 24 years focused on bridging business challenges with technology solutions across different industries and geographies.

We invite you to join the conversation on how automation is transforming physical stores and enabling frictionless checkouts on Feb 17th.


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February 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm