2019 Commerce Summit


  • 4 Copley Place, 7th floor
    Boston, MA
  • Wed, February 6, 2019
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 125.00 for Members
    195.00 for Non-Members

Get Tickets Registration Deadline:
February 1, 2019

2019 Commerce Summit: Let’s Get Real — Building an Authentic Customer Experience

Join A-list industry leaders, scaling brands, and commerce providers at the 2019 MITX Commerce Summit as they tackle a variety of key commerce topic areas. Through keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, and curated conversations, you’ll walk away with the actionable knowledge, relevant resources, and new connections. The 2019 Commerce Summit will focus on how you and your company can build a more authentic in-person and online customer experience by focusing on social commerce, data analytics, brand loyalty programs, and influencer marketing, and more.

See below for the agenda and check back for speaker updates!

Interested in speaking?  Apply Here


Our Summit Advisory Board:



8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration, Coffee & Networking 
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Welcome Remarks + Overview of the Day
Amy Quigley, President, MITX


9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
The Art of Building an Authentic CX (Burrow)
In 2018, Burrow opened a flagship showroom in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, was named one of the 10 most innovative retail brands in the world by Fast Company, and the Burrow sofa was named of the 50 best inventions of the year by TIME. Burrow is a direct-to-consumer start-up that makes clever furniture for modern life and builds products for the way people actually live. Kabeer Chopra, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Burrow, will join us to tell the story of how this a-list brand scaled the commerce ranks. Chopra will share more about how Burrow is building a more authentic in-person and online customer experience by focusing on experiential brand moments, social commerce, data analytics, influencer marketing, and more. Want to learn a bit more about Burrow’s journey before Chopra takes the stage, check out a recent article on Burrow House, their showroom that took the retail world by storm.


9:50 AM – 10:00 AM
Disrupt! Series: Technology Disrupting Commerce (Namogoo)
Check out this quick-fire presentation to learn more about how Namogoo is disrupting the commerce industry with a state-of-the-art software that prevents online journey hijacking for top e-commerce brands.


10:05 AM – 10:50 AM
Driving Innovation Through Tech Enablement (XRC Labs, Ministry of Supply)
It’s no question that technology is redefining the retail experience, both online and in-store. Join this discussion to learn more about how high-growth start-ups and brands are using innovative technology (or adapting to it) in order to redefine their labor management, customer experience, and supply chain practices. Our curated panel will discuss their journey towards implementing new tech-enabled retail concepts. They will also teach you how to utilize technology to create exponential customer impact and redefine your brand’s retail experience. 


10:50 AM – 11:00 AM
Networking Break + Exhibition


11:00 AM – 11:10 AM
Disrupt! Series: Technology Disrupting Commerce (KERV Interactive)
In this quick-fire presentation, you’ll learn how KERV Interactive is disrupting commerce with their digital advertising platform, which is built on cutting-edge patented technology that identifies objects by their pixel edges in any video stream. Leveraging breakthrough machine learning techniques, KERV technology recognizes depth, dimension, and objects within a video just as the natural eye does. This enables every frame in every scene in any digital video to be an immersive, interactive experience for consumers.


11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Getting Tactical with Social Commerce (The Groomsman Suit, Fast Company)
Have you been thinking about dipping your feet into social commerce? Do you want a better understanding of what social commerce actually is? This panel discussion will give you the opportunity to hear two brands’ perspectives about what it is and how you can use it to your advantage. You’ll get tactical with the panelists and learn how to develop social commerce approaches and implement them in your commerce strategy plans.


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Creating In-Person Experiences Online
This hands-on workshop will give you the opportunity to hear how brands are using social commerce tactics successfully.  You’ll get tactical with workshop leaders and learn how to develop social commerce approaches and implement social commerce tools into their commerce strategy plans.


12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Lunch + Exhibition + Q&A Sessions


1:15 PM – 2:00 PM 
Breakout 1: Making Brand Loyalty Programs Work for Your Brand
Join this breakout led by  brand loyalty experts, brand loyalty program vendors, to learn can you can drive ROI with brand loyalty efforts.
Breakout 2: Making Influencer Marketing Work for Your Brand
Join this breakout led by influencer marketing experts, influencer marketing vendors, and brands to learn how to drive ROI with influencer marketing efforts.


2:10 PM – 2:20 PM 
Disrupt! Series: Technology Disrupting Commerce (Voysis)
In this quick-fire presentation, Eric Bisceglia, VP of Go-to-Market, will share how Voysis is working to enhance customer experience with the use of AI-powered synthetic voice technology. It’s software aims to make it easier and less expensive to create chatbots and digital assistants with more realistic voice computing. 


2:25 PM – 2:55 PM
Looking to the Future: A Commerce Trends Report (Forrester)
Brands, marketplaces, and digital professionals are on a collision course. Sucharita Kodali, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester, doesn’t think that course will become any smoother in 2019. Join this session to hear Kodali’s 2019 retail and e-commerce predictions, including her research on direct-to-consumer sales, digital commerce strategies, forecasting, and artificial intelligence. You’ll learn the information necessary to stay ahead of the commerce curve.


3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Capitalizing on Experiential Brand Moments (New Balance, Brass Clothing)
In a recent Forbes article, William Craig writes: “Experiential marketing isn’t a new idea, but it’s come into vogue thanks in part to the global market’s changing demographics and values — and the push for more personal and memorable marketing campaigns.” Join this panel discussion to learn more about how global and local brands are using experiential brand moments like pop-ups to not only better the customer experience, but to build greater trust, authenticity, and personalization with their consumers. These brands will help you understand the experiential tools you need to implement in order to become more memorable with your market.


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
Networking Reception


9 Reasons to Attend the 2019 MITX Commerce Summit



Pano Anthos

Founder & Managing Director / XRC Labs

Kabeer Chopra

Co-Founder & CPO / Burrow

Katie Demo

Co-Founder / Brass Clothing

Ian Fitzpatrick

Head of Global Content and Digital Marketing / New Balance

Diana Ganz

Co-Founder / The Groomsman Suit

Brian Kennedy

VP of Operations / Ministry of Supply

Sucharita Kodali

VP & Principal Analyst / Forrester

Marika Roque

EVP, Media & Tech / KERV Interactive

Rob Schmults

Executive Board / MidOcean Partners

Elizabeth Segran

Senior Staff Writer / Fast Company

Ellie Tamari

Vice President, East / Namogoo


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Registration Deadline: February 1, 2019
Refund Policy: Payment is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you can transfer your ticket to another person OR receive a credit toward another event of equal or lesser value.

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