Retail 5.0: Check-out the Future

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From bartering stone axes to distributed exchange of digital artefacts: retail has been with us for as long as we can remember. As the digital economy dawns on us, we need to reconsider our traditional understanding of retail. Retailers are racing to create competitive advantage. Customer centricity, real-time delivery, highly personalised offers, self-selling stores… Retail as we know is about to change dramatically. A great opportunity for those who prepare for it!

Join us, and like-minded individuals, as we explore the notion of Retail 5.0. What is it, what will it bring, how will it impact us and how can we harness the vast opportunities? Importantly, what other industries can learn from the evolution of retail?

Just like with every event of the PwC Chair in Digital Economy, you can expect to be inspired, take home ideas you can try out immediately, and expand your network among hundreds of other digital economy leaders.


Date: Tuesday 7 March, 2017
Venue: Room Three Sixty, QUT Gardens Point. 2 George Street, Y Block level 10, Brisbane. Campus map
Time: 5pm – 8.30pm



Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz, PwC Chair in Digital Economy at QUT, will capture the essence of fundamental changes we see within the retail industry and what to expect next.

Dr Paula Dootson of PwC Chair in Digital Economy will explore in depth aspects of customer-retailer interactions and how these may change in light of new advances in retail.

Dan Beecham, former CIO of Woolworths and Morrisons will share stories and lessons learned during his professional career in a conversation with Prof. Michael Rosemann, a globally recognised thought leader with a digital mind and passion for corporate innovation.

Dr Deb Polson, an academic focusing on exploiting unique aspects of new and old technologies to imagine the future of human experience, will blow our minds, sharing her research on… you have to see it to believe it!

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2 thoughts on “Retail 5.0: Check-out the Future

    1. Thanks for your interest, the session won’t be live streamed however it will be recorded and released after the event. You can follow the conversation on Twitter @ChairDigEconomy #FutureRetail. Tonight we will also be releasing our podcast about Retail 5.0, keep an eye on our YouTube channel for its release. Feel free to email and we can send through any of tonight’s resources.

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