05-28-14 | Blog Post

Online Tech exhibits at Chicago internet retailing expo

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“Changing, Connecting, Creating” is the theme of this year’s IRCE, the world’s largest e-commerce event happening in Chicago June 10-13. With over 200 speakers, and 10,000 expected guests, plan on tons of connecting and creating. Tracks will range from B2B to fulfillment and operations, from global e-retailing to everything social media.

We’re most excited about the track dedicated entirely to the technology that helps internet retailers continue to grow while more clearly understanding the implications of their data on their company.

For example, don’t miss Alan Higley, Vice President, Consumer Marketing for Code42. He will have a presentation on Thursday, June 12 at 1:30pm entitled: Making Sure Technology Doesn’t Hinder Your Growth. In this talk, he’ll talk about the fine line between having tech at the ready for rapid e-commerce growth, and overspending on tech that isn’t being used. Higley has grown e-commerce businesses in the past, and is now armed with the experiences and wisdom from all the successes and mistakes of that journey. This talk is vital for any internet retailer working through how to make their site nimble enough to withstand the ebb and flow of the internet tide.

If you can get to the show in time for the pre-show workshops, take advantage of some really in-depth tracks and executive focused sessions:

Get Smart: A Roadmap for Sound Technology Investments
Charles Hunsinger – SVP, Chief Information Officer – Harry & David
Michael Arking – President – Frenchtoast.com
Bernardine Wu – Chief Executive Officer – FitForCommerce

This opening session will set the stage for the daylong technology workshop by illuminating the critical considerations of a sound technology investment. Participants will learn about the technology ecosystem to support effective digital commerce, including core platforms and integrations to third party solutions. Learn how to craft your own technology roadmap, complete with phased system implementations and methods to measure success in terms of key performance indicators – and profits.

Online Tech is also going to be at McCormick Place, joining in the education and e-commerce festivities. We’ll be exhibiting our PCI compliant hosting solutions at booth #1741, and spreading the word in Chicago about our newest Great Lakes data center in Indianapolis. Come be a part of the 10 year anniversary of the largest internet retailer’s networking and education event!

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