City Pixels: The Future of Retail

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Tina Santiago
User Experience Designer
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm
585 Howard Street, First Floor

Digital technologies are reshaping our physical spaces, and nowhere is this more apparent than in our cities. Big data changes how and where we build. GPS-driven services impact the ways we move and interact. And social apps connect us to millions of people, fundamentally altering choices—like what to eat—that were once essentially private decisions. 

The Future of Retail panel will feature Mark Dwight, CEO of Rickshaw Bagworks, a San Francisco-based manufacturer of on-demand bags. Also featured will be Kevin McKenzie, Global Chief Digital Officer at Westfield Labs, a new innovation lab within the Westfield Group that explores the merging of digital experiences and physical space.

Questions covered during the conversation will include:

  • As inventory is moving online, what happens to our retail spaces?
  • How is technology disrupting local manufacturing?
  • How do digital products impact physical experiences?

Please join us for what is sure to be an enlightening discussion. Admission is $20 ($10 for students). Wine and snacks will be served.

About City Pixels
City Pixels is a collection of stories from local people exploring how design and technology are shaping our very notion of what it means to live in the city. As products and services move into the digital space, city living is transforming before us. We’re becoming more connected through the web, but what’s happening to our connection to our public spaces, work places, local shops and, most importantly, to each other?

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