For the past nine years, Axis has hosted the Axis Retail Leadership Forum in Canada and the US. This in-person event brings retail leaders and end-users in loss prevention and IT together for two days of learning and networking. This year, we had to SHIFT our thinking to bring a similar experience to retailers. Along with our combined advisory boards of retailers from Canada and the US, we are pleased to announce SHIFT: an Axis retail event.
This virtual event will include a variety of live sessions during the week of August 24-28th and will include a mix of education, networking, and thought leadership; all designed for retailers by retailers.
This event is intended for retail end users who are looking to network, learn, and drive thought leadership in the retail/loss prevention community.
There will be several live sessions, detailed below, that have been handpicked by retailers for SHIFT. Retailers can expect to learn about upcoming technologies that will impact the industry, security techniques, and learn from their peers as they discuss how they navigated the past several months.
August 24, 1:00 pm EST
Axis' Vice President of the Americas will kick off SHIFT with a presentation on leadership and resiliency.
Speaker: Fredrik Nilsson, VP of the Americas at Axis Communications
August 24, 1:30 pm EST
What can artificial intelligence (AI) do for retailers? Jason Mayes, Senior Developer at Google AI will present on AI, along with machine and deep learning, and what they mean for the retail space.
Speaker: Jason Mayes, Google AI
August 25, 1:00 pm EST
How can you become more involved in the design stages of new buildings and locations? Join Circle K and Axis as they explore the benefits of CPTED. Plus, hear how Harvard University is using Circle K’s implementation of CPTED methods to achieve ultimate security and success.
Speakers: Sean Sportun, CircleK | Kelsey Carnell, Axis
August 26, 1:00 pm EST
How can you utilize your video system and other technology to support operations, marketing and health & safety? This session will discuss some of the ways to think about technology beyond security.
Speakers: Jerry Brefol, Asset Protection Manager | Rick Snook, Axis
August 27, 1:00 pm EST
This session will introduce you to a couple of new technologies that Axis has developed based on feedback from customers. We will also walk you through some use cases to get the creative ideas flowing.
Speaker: Robert Brown, Axis
August 28, 1:00 pm EST
Join our panel of retail leaders to hear their experiences of navigating the challenges throughout 2020.
Moderator: Dave Thompson, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
Panelists: James Stark, Pier1 | Jeff Yeats, Shoppers Drug Mart | Traegon Hon, Starbucks | Alain Campeau, McDonald's | Joe Coll, Macy's
August 28, 2:15 pm EST
Axis is hosting Hall of Fame speaker and former national headline comedian, Steve Rizzo. This entertaining and content-rich program reveals the secrets of how to SHIFT your focus and way of thinking to get the results you want.
Speaker: Steve Rizzo
Conference attendees will be eligible to earn up to 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards their Loss Prevention Foundation LPC Recertification.
Attendees who hold the Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) designation will earn 2 continuing education hours for this conference.
*These session descriptions are subject to change, please check back for updates.
We are proud to bring various speakers from the security and retail industries in order to bring the most up to date and relevant sessions to the SHIFT agenda.
Senior Developer, Google AI
Segment Development Manager, Retail, Axis Communications
Asset Protection Manager
Manager, Security & Loss Prevention, CircleK | Canada
Business Development Manager, Retail & Banking
Regional Sales Manager
Vice President, Americas
Hall of Fame speaker and former national headline comedian
We look forward to sharing more content with you in the future.
If you are a retailer and would like to be a part of our Axis Retail Open Mic calls, please contact Hedgie.Bartol@axis.com
If you have any questions about SHIFT, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible!