Smart Retail LAB
The Smart Retail LAB was a satellite event at InnovFest unBound. It was an excellent way to surface some of the issues at play and complement this discussion with an opportunity for organisations to showcase some existing technologies to assist in-store experience, rapidly prototype new ideas and test them in the field. The participants also had the opportunity to network with Singapore business leaders and unBound’s network of international C-level executives.
We saw some great ideas come forth from our 15 participating start-up teams. Four teams got the opportunity to pitch at the Retail Innovation Forum. You can check out their ideas here.
At this 24-hour hack, start-ups were encouraged to build on their existing product / service and were required to present a high=resolution prototype of their solution. Their challenge was the customise their pitch according to the real-life “LAB” environment that is Suntec City, using actual store examples and data, etc in their demonstrations.
To be eligible for the pitch at the Retail Innovation Forum, the hack would need to demonstrate close integration with the Forum content and be seen as a creative response to the challenges and issues discussed at the Forum. Four teams were selected for this pitch to an audience of senior executives.
Of the four finalist teams, Graymatics was fastracked to the Unilever Scale Up Battle finale.
Day 1 – Tuesday, 28 April
10am – Hack kick-off 11am – Retail masterclasses 1pm – Lunch 2.30pm – Mentoring sessions with industry experts 5pm – Check-ins 6pm – Urban Gathering (networking sessions, informal gathering and innovation activities at Club Street) 9pm – Submissions of presentations for Smart Retail LAB Pitch (hard deadline) 10pm – Suntec venue closes
Day 2 – Wednesday, 29 April
8am – Final check-ins
8.45am – Team presentations (Forum room, closed session). Judged by:
• Ng Kok Siong, Chief Corporate Development Officer, CapitaLand Ltd
• Peter Miller, Labstore Singapore, Y&R
10.15am – Top 4 teams selected to present at Retail Innovation Forum
10:30am – Retail Innovation Forum starts
11:45am – The Pitch at Retail Innovation Forum
Note: All participating teams are invited to continue to hang out at the LAB area (next to the Gadget Area and the Tech Runway) to exhibit and network with other conference participants.
6pm – Unilever Scale Up Battle finale – hack winner (1 team) fast-tracked to the finals, judged by: • Rahul Welde, Vice President – Media, Unilever; • Dr Lily Chan, CEO, NUS Enterprise; and • Yossi Vardi, Co-Chairman, InnovFest unBound
As a Retail LAB participant, you will receive the opportunity to learn during masterclasses (starts at 11.30am) from experts in this space, receive mentoring sessions (2.30pm onwards) from experienced players with a wealth of knowledge and pitch to panel of senior-level judges. Watch this space for more updates on the experts of the Smart Retail LAB!
Masterclass speakersCreating an Online-2-Offline (O2O) Shopping Mall Experience for Our Customers Ng Kok Siong, Chief Corporate Development Officer, CapitaLand Ltd
Digital Innovations in the Retail Space – Expectations Unlimited Oliver Tian, President, Singapore Industrial Automation Association and Founding Member, IoT Asia
Peter Miller, Director, Y&R Labstore
MentorsFaith Soh, VP, Customer Experience Management, CapitaCommercial Trust Management Ltd Wee Su Lin, VP, Investment & Asset Management, CapitaMall Trust Management Ltd Cindy Yun, Founder & CEO, Atria Hayk Hakobyan, Co-founder, Kartag
Smart Retail LAB Pitch:Ng Kok Siong, Chief Corporate Development Officer, CapitaLand Ltd Peter Miller, Labstore Singapore, Y&R
Unilever Scale Up Battle:Rahul Welde, Vice President – Media, Unilever; Dr Lily Chan, CEO, NUS Enterprise; and Yossi Vardi, Co-Chairman, InnovFest unBound
Check out the winning ideas from the coLAB!
Graymatics presented their technology which allows brands and retailers to better understand the preferences and interests of their customers via the image and video content they interact with. This is done through social media analytics, content-based search, content-based curation, and advertising. Graymatics emerged as the winner of the CapitaLand prize and was fastracked to pitch […]
The CapitaLand prize winner will be fast-tracked
to the Unilever Scale Up Battle pitch
Unilever Scale Up Battle Winner
• Enabling a Data driven marketing organization • Finding innovative ways to create & disseminate content • Enabling leading edge Analytics • Allowing us to identify and engage with key Influences • Empowering marketers
Presented by NUS Enterprise and AcreWhite, InnovFest unBound Singapore is a two-day innovation festival connecting brands and global corporations with disruptive technology and creative insights to fuel innovation and growth. This is the place where entrepreneurs, influencers and corporate leaders from the US and Europe come to explore Asian opportunities.
Co-Chaired by Yossi Vardi and Lily Chan, InnovFest unBound is a platform for entrepreneurs, investors, government agencies, senior decision makers and leading researchers to meet in a unique environment to forge new relationships, share knowledge and create business opportunities. InnovFest unBound will discuss the latest trends in global and Asian innovation, as well as showcasing the leading Asian web, mobile and digital companies through panel discussions, keynote speeches and a series of satellite events, including: Meet the Leaders, Cyber Security Roundtable, VC Forum, Gadgets & Technology Expo, and Industry Specific Technology Pavilions.