PSFK presents the Future of Retail 2042 conference
  • November 4, 2021
  • Start: 11:00 am | End: 1:30 pm
  • Virtual

Join us for an exclusive, free-to-attend series of online panel discussions with industry leaders from category winning brands, retailers, and next-gen startups all powering the next wave of retail and CX experiences.

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PSFK presents the Future of Retail 2042 conference

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  • PSFK
  • NewStore
  • Retail Innovation Week


On November 4th, join future-focused research firm PSFK for an exclusive, free-to-attend series of online panel discussions with industry leaders from category winning brands, retailers, and next-gen startups all powering the next wave of retail and CX experiences.

Celebrating over ten years of impact, PSFK’s flagship annual report, The Future of Retail, takes a provocative approach this year and provides a multifaceted vision of what the retail industry might look like in the year 2042, working backward to explain how weak signals from today’s rapidly evolving landscape can provide holistic insights that will shape and inform the future experience of consumers and brands over two decades from now.

Taking place virtually on Thursday 11/4, the Future of Retail 2042 event and its associated marquee report are built off of the same process PSFK’s in-house research lab uses when working with the retail teams at category innovators and Fortune 50 companies such as Facebook, Alphabet, and Microsoft.

Right now, with all the emergent opportunities surrounding the globally uneven return to a post-pandemic landscape, there is no better event to attend in order to educate and inspire organizational decision makers working in retail. Through 3 panel discussions with category thought leaders and executives assembled specifically by PSFK for this event, plus a can’t-miss presentation by PSFK founder Piers Fawkes, attendees will participate in an optimistic dissection of future shopping experiences and consumer behaviors, while gaining exclusive, actionable insights into the current-day trends and ideas powering the next and coming iterations of the retail landscape.

The Future of Retail 2042 agenda includes:

10:45 – 11:00AM – Networking. An opportunity to connect with other members of the Retail Innovation Week community.

11:00 – 11:15AM – Event Kickoff. Retail Innovation Week Founder, Piers Fawkes and PSFK Partner, Scott Lachut open the session and will be sharing the main themes of the PSFK Future of Retail 2042 research. 

11:15 – 12:00PM – The Meta-Mall. A discussion around social shopping, digital goods, and all things metaverse. 

  • Amanda Howe, Partner in the Consumer Products and Customer Strategy and Marketing group at Bain & Company
  • Jamin Warren, Co-Founder of gaming insights and strategy agency Two Fix Six
  • Antonio Camara, Founder of VR startup Aromni
  • Melissa Gonzalez, Founder of Retail Strategy and Experiential Retail agency, Lionesque Group
  • Amir Konigsberg, Founding Director of HourOne, which enables users to create synthetic avatars

12:00 – 12:45PM – The Omni-Consumer. A conversation on what the 2042 consumer looks like, where they will “live” within the retail space, and the new ways they might engage across it. 

  • Natasha Jakubowski, Managing Partner, Chief Innovation Officer at Anomaly
  • Eric Mogil, Chief Growth Officer of RFID-powered retail tech company RADAR
  • Hillary Littleton, Senior Growth Marketer at 3D AI company Fit:Match
  • Tom Goodwin, Founder of innovation consultancy All We Have Is Now
  • Albert Saniger, Founder and CEO of checkout tech company Nate

12:45 – 1:30PM – The On-Demand Brand. A deep-dive into how companies will integrate themselves into the lives of their future customers, as real-time insights lead to real-time availability. 

  • Phillip Raub, Founder/CEO of on-demand custom furnishings company Model No. and Co-Founder and Board Member of retail-as-service company b8ta
  • Stephanie Benedetto, Founder of the innovative, sustainable online marketplace Queen of Raw
  • Christian Gheorghe, CEO and Co-Founder of Resonance Companies, the first creation-to-customer-closet platform for sustainable fashion
  • Nicholas Browe, Lead Product Marketing Manager of 3D Imaging company Fyusion 
  • Helena Price-Hambrech, Co-Founder of DTC aperitif brand Haus

Guests will be able to interact with both the Talent On-Screen and the PSFK team by using the event’s Chat, as well as have the opportunity to virtually network with other attendees.

This PSFK event is perfect for individuals and teams creating and implementing new retail strategies, whether they be internal organization members or external vendors within the solution provider ecosystem. The Future of Retail 2042 will be held online through PSFK and Retail Innovation Week’s best-in-class virtual format, giving you an exclusive opportunity to learn about where retail is heading in the future, while also learning how to incorporate innovation into your business right now.

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Latest Speaker Lineup

  • Stephanie Benedetto
    Stephanie Benedetto
    Founder at Queen of Raw
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    Corporate attorney turned fashion tech and sustainability entrepreneur, Stephanie Benedetto is the Co-Founder of Queen of Raw, a marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles, keeping them out of landfills and turning pollution into profit. Prior to starting Queen of Raw, Stephanie worked as a lawyer in the fashion, media/entertainment, start-up, and technology industries and co-founded a sustainable textile manufacturing facility. An advocate for women in business and sustainability, her companies have been featured in NPR, Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Cheddar.

  • Jamin Warren
    Jamin Warren
    Founder at Twofivesix
    • LinkedIn

    Jamin Warren is the Founder or Twofivesix, a strategic consultancy that helps brands engage in the world of gaming. Their work helps brands and retailers reach the right gaming audience on the right platform with the right message. Twofivesix’s past and present clients include GE, Intel, SoundCloud, YouTube, PBS, MoMA, Warby Parker, and more. Prior to founding Twofivesix, Jamin covered arts and entertainment as a journalist for the Wall Street Journal.

  • Natasha Jakubowski
    Natasha Jakubowski
    Chief Innovation Officer, Managing Partner at Anomaly
    • LinkedIn

    Natasha Jakubowski has been at the forefront of introducing brand strategy into the world of innovation helping clients create new brands, re-imagine legacy models and identify new white space business, product and marketing opportunities. At Anomaly, she has helped fuel innovation, design and creative business thinking to transform client businesses as diverse as P&G to Google, Diageo to Abbott, NBC Universal to Unilever, Prior to Anomaly, Natasha was at Redscout, an Innovation Consultancy, where she led the strategic development of new business ideas, brands and products. In her spare timem she is an Ambassador for Women in Innovation (WIN), mentor and advisor for various start-ups and founders, a shoe and exercise addict, and busy soccer mom.

  • Lauren Lyons
    Lauren Lyons
    Senior Strategist at PSFK

    Lauren Lyons is a Strategist at PSFK, developing content around retail innovation to support and inspire client initiatives.

  • Helena Price Hambrecht
    Helena Price Hambrecht
    Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Haus
    • LinkedIn

    Helena Price Hambrecht is the co-founder and Co-CEO of Haus. Prior to Haus, Helena was a Silicon Valley creative who helped shape brands like Facebook, Fitbit, Google, Instagram, Microsoft, Nike, Pinterest, Slack, Square, Twitter and Uber. Her work has been featured on ABC, CNN, The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, Glamour, The Guardian, and Inc.

  • Phillip Raub
    Phillip Raub
    CEO at Model No.
    • LinkedIn

    After leading at the likes of Nest, Nintendo and Gap, Phillip Raub co-founded b8ta, the software-powered retailer and Saas maker that helps bring brands to life IRL in engaging, discovery-oriented ways. After growing b8ta into a global brand, Phillip recently joined Model No. as the CEO.  Model No. is the first on-demand home furnishing brand using 3D printing and automation to develop customizable, artfully designed and sustainable furniture.

  • Melissa Gonzalez
    Melissa Gonzalez
    CEO & Founder at Lionesque Group
    • LinkedIn

    Melissa Gonzalez the award-winning CEO of The Lion’esque Group, an MG2 company, pioneers the boundaries of experiential retail to help brands such as Ever/Body, Nordstrom, and Burrow foster consumer engagement and evolve their offering. An innovator at heart, Melissa is consistently recognized as one of the leading ‘Women In Design’ and ‘Top 10 Retail Design Influencers of the Year’. In her downtime, she can be spotted seeking inspiration in unexpected places (like skydiving 10,000 feet above ground).

  • Scott Lachut
    Scott Lachut
    Partner, President Research & Strategy at PSFK


    Scott Lachut is Partner/President of Research and Strategy at PSFK. For 10+ years, Scott has delivered insights to world-class brands. He studies emerging cultural signals to create frameworks for understanding change and its impacts, allowing him to paint a picture of the future, identify new opportunities and develop strategies for how to leverage them.

  • Piers Fawkes
    Piers Fawkes
    Founder and President at PSFK
    • LinkedIn


    Piers Fawkes is the founder of retail think tank PSFK. PSFK provides advisory services and syndicated research to the world’s most progressive companies and helps them identify future opportunity when it comes to retail and the customer experience journey.

  • Christian Gheorghe
    Christian Gheorghe
    Co-Founder & CEO at Resonance
    • LinkedIn

    In July 2015, Christian Gheorghe co-founded Resonance with a goal of transforming the $1.7 trillion global fashion industry dominated by Zara/Inditex, H&M, and an ascendant Amazon by reimagining and rearchitecting every facet of it. The Resonance founding envisioned a global fashion industry led by tens of thousands creation-driven brands making sustainable clothing, profitably enabled by a new kind of intelligent cloud-based technology platform. It is a platform that aims to manage the fashion industry’s entire values chain: a comprehensive and interconnected system that spans from raw materials to the customer’s closet while measuring and optimizing its impact on people and planet every step of the way.

  • Eric Mogil
    Eric Mogil
    Chief Growth Officer at Radar
    • LinkedIn

    Eric Mogil is the Chief Growth Officer at Radar which aims to revolutionize the customer experience in retail through precise location & identification of inventory in the stores and distribution centers, completely transforming the retail experience. RADAR’s proprietary hardware and software platform combines RFID, Computer Vision and AI to provide hyper-precise, real-time location of every product and person in physical stores. Prior to that, Eric spent 7 years running innovation at Michael Kors under the CEO & CMO, launching their smartwatch in partnership with Google to an opening $200m rev, leading their product management team, and driving corporate strategy.


  • Amir Konigsberg
    Amir Konigsberg
    Founding Director at Hour One
    • LinkedIn

    Dr. Amir Konigsberg is a repeat tech entrepreneur that has seeded and led tech-driven organizations to become multi-million dollar award winning businesses and market leading brands. In 2017 Amir was voted as one of Israel’s 40 under 40 innovators by Globes, Israel’s leading financial and business publication. Today, he’s the founder of Hour One a leading trusted provider of synthetic characters based on real-life people. They can help retailers deliver compelling customer experience at their digital storefronts, with a tailored, presenter-led video for every product or sales listing.

  • Albert Saniger
    Albert Saniger
    Founder and CEO at nate
    • LinkedIn

    Albert Saniger is the Founder and CEO of the AI-powered universal shopping solution, nate. Venture-backed by the likes of Renegade Partners, Forerunner Ventures, Canaan Partners, and Coatue, nate centralizes purchasing onto a single platform, enabling users to buy any product from any e-commerce site with the click of a button — removing friction points like having to enter credit card information, address, and other personal details. nate touches the consumer journey from inspiration to purchase, enabling the payment. The app has an embedded social side, letting friends share information about their purchases, and in the future nate plans to give creators cash back rewards for purchases their followers make from nate lists and gifts.

  • Nicholas Browe
    Nicholas Browe
    Head of Product Marketing, at Fyusion, a Cox Automotive Brand
    • LinkedIn

    A Motor City native, Nicholas Browe has spent much of the last decade of his career steeped in the automotive industry. In his role as Head of Product Marketing at Fyusion, a Cox Automotive brand, Browe is focused on bringing Fyusion’s unmatched computer vision technology solutions to market for automotive dealers, OEMs and commercial clients.

    Before joining Fyusion, he spent eight years with Stellantis, where he managed product marketing for the Jeep and Ram brands. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for a men’s apparel company. Browe earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and an MBA from Walsh College.

  • Hillary Littleton
    Hillary Littleton
    Senior Growth Marketer at FIT:MATCH
    • LinkedIn

    Hillary leads all marketing efforts at FIT:MATCH, overseeing digital performance strategies as well as bringing to life UX and UI innovations for the 3D-AI powered apparel matching platform.  For over 7 years, she has led projects within the luxury retail and consumer goods space, including her 5-year tenure at Saks Fifth Avenue. Hillary is passionate about revolutionizing the retail industry with inventive ways to help brands meet their business goals and increase customer loyalty.

  • Antonio Camara
    Antonio Camara
    Co-Founder at Aromni
    • LinkedIn

    Antonio Camara pioneered original research on virtual and augmented reality and he now leads Aromni, a VR/AR/AI company that works with retailers that want to develop customer experiences in the metaverse.

    António is a Professor at the New University of Lisbon and he was a Visiting Professor at Cornell University (1988-89) and MIT (1998-99). He has been awarded  Premio Pessoa 2006 in Portugal, and one of the European Entrepreneur Awards by the European Union in 2009.

  • Tom Goodwin
    Tom Goodwin
    Co-Founder at All We Have Is Now
    • LinkedIn

    Tom Goodwin is the author of Digital Darwinism: Survival of the Fittest in the Age of Business Disruption, the host of The Edge on Euronews, and the founder of ALL WE HAVE IS NOW, a business transformation consultancy. Goodwin has been voted as the #1 Voice in Marketing on Linkedin globally, four times, with over 700,000 followers. Business Insider named him one of 30 people to follow on Twitter, and Fast Company called him a “must-follow.” His role is to understand new technology, consumer behavior, and culture, and create solutions that take advantage of these new opportunities. An industry provocateur, keynote speaker, and writer on the future of business, Goodwin has been quoted in the Economist and The New York Times, and has appeared on CNBC. His writing has appeared in publications including the Guardian, TechCrunch, Forbes, Adweek, Marketing Week, The Drum, Inc, Digiday, Quartz, and the World Economic Forum.

  • Amanda Howe
    Amanda Howe
    Expert Associate Partner at Bain & Company
    • LinkedIn

    Amanda Howe is an expert associate partner in our Consumer Products and Customer Strategy and Marketing practices, based in London.

    An innovation and communications expert, Amanda has more than two decades of experience across the brand and content strategy, editorial conceptualization, customer experience, and human-centred design spectra. Her career has heavily involved the creation of new propositions, products, services, beta brands and creative communication solutions for a portfolio of Fortune 500 firms.

    She is also a member of our Advanced Digital and Product Team (ADAPT), which leverages human-centered design in creating innovative, game-changing products and services. She is also part of our Consumer Centre of Excellence.

  • Jane Cannon
    Jane Cannon
    Chief Product Officer at NewStore
    • LinkedIn

    Jane is a seasoned product leader in the OMS and POS spaces, with experience leading start-up and enterprise-level teams across many functions. Prior to joining NewStore, she held various roles at Oracle including VP of Cloud Automation Development, and VP of Retail Omnichannel Development. Preceding Oracle, she spent more than eight years at Micros Retail as a VP of Ecommerce Development and VP/CTO, and in similar roles at CommercialWare, an OMS provider within the Boston tech community.

    In her role as Chief Product Officer at NewStore, Jane leads Product Management and partners with internal teams to continually grow and evolve the NewStore Omnichannel Platform.

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