On Wednesday May 15th, Lucidworks is hosting its first Activate Now event in New York City. Register now to hear from leading digital commerce companies on their strategies for building a hyper-personalized shopping experience for customers and the impact artificial intelligence is having on the role of merchandising. The event will include talks and panels from retail industry leaders and networking opportunities for attendees.

Activate Now is Lucidworks first one-day digital commerce conference, an off-shoot of the annual Activate search and AI conference. This event is a localized opportunity to learn from and network with digital commerce leaders. Attendees will hear how brands create personalized shopping experiences using search, AI, and data analytics to understand customer intent, deliver relevant recommendations, and increase add-to-cart and conversion rates.

“Our retail customers are committed to delivering the same level of expert suggestions and personal customer experience online that they do in our store to drive revenue and loyalty,” said Will Hayes, Lucidworks CEO. “How we get them there continues to evolve and grow. Relying on machine learning to augment our merchandisers’ capabilities and deploying AI that enables smarter recommendations for shoppers is one way to create that personal customer experience and drive purchases. We’re looking forward to sharing more best practices from some of the biggest brands at Activate Now.”

The event will be held at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater at 137 West 26th Street in New York City. Full schedule is below:

Registration & Networking: 8:30-9:00am

Delivering a Hyper-Personalized Customer Experience

  • Will Hayes, CEO, Lucidworks

How AI Might Impact the Role of Merchandising (panel)

  • Ronak Shah, Architect, major homeware brand
  • Katharine McKee, Founder, Digital Consultancy
  • Liz O’Neill, Sr. Digital Commerce Mgr, Lucidworks
  • Diane Burley, VP Content, Lucidworks

Why Customers Can’t Find What They Are Looking For

  • Peter Curran, President and CEO, Cirrus10

Enhancing Search Experience at Speed and Scale

  • Pavan Baruri, Director – Core Services (Customer Experience), Foot Locker

AI-powered Search for Increased Conversions

  • Grant Ingersoll, CTO, Lucidworks

Networking Lunch, 12:30-2:00pm

Join e-commerce leaders for education, inspiration, and networking. Tickets are $199 for attendance and lunch. Press passes are available with valid accreditation. Full details at https://bit.ly/2XDNh8i.