Retail’s Big Show, #NRF2017-NYC
NRFs Retail Big Show was held from January 15-17, 2017, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Manthan was present as one of the 500 exhibitors. The event featured a wide array of options for major retailers to address e-disruption in their previously brick and mortar-based shopping experiences. Augmented reality-driven shopping experiences, and AI-driven customer interactions were a major theme of this year’s conference, along with increased Robotics to manage store shelves and surface key store sale metrics to all sales associates on the floor.
During the event, ‘Manthan announced the launch of ‘Maya’, the industry’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered conversational agent for Business Analytics. With Maya, business users no longer need to rely on Analysts or IT experts to uncover deep insights by poring through large volumes of data, they can just ask. This easier, faster, more accurate decision-making powered by artificial intelligence not only revolutionizes the way users interact with business applications but also spawns new classes of users.
Manthan’s booth 4111 saw a huge number of visitors. The experts gave insights especially around AI, analytics, and data-driven strategies.