LP/AP/Security

Monday
June 21
11:30 am11:45 am

Open to Retailers, VCs, Press and Analysts with a Full Conference or Retail Free Pass.

Whether you are an enterprise upgrading or expanding locations or a small business getting started, the Meraki platform is there to simplify network transformation. Right out of the box, Cisco Meraki enables you to accelerate growth through easy-to-use cloud networking capabilities that deliver secure customer and employee experiences that exceed expectations. Come see our demonstration that will prepare you for the return of shoppers.
Monday
June 21
11:45 am12:15 pm
Widespread civil unrest swept through the U.S. in 2020, resulting in vandalized property, business disruption and untold violence. What strategies are retailers putting in place to ensure a well thought-out plan is in place to mitigate potentially volatile events? Quelling these incidents often depends on training, preparation, and communication. Still, will that be enough when intelligence suggests an event is imminent or an unexpected event occurs. 
Monday
June 21
2:30 pm3:00 pm
Here's the scenario: You accept a new role, show up on day one and start digging into what needs to be done and  what you have to work with. It turns out, there's plenty to be done but no budget to speak of. Join Loss prevention professionals as they share that initial sucker-punch sensation, but more importantly how they pivoted to successfully get the job done.
Tuesday
June 22
11:45 am12:15 pm
In our increasingly connected environment, retailers of all sizes are demanding new and innovative security solutions, especially in the virtual arena. Many workers continue to work remotely and, even as a portion return to traditional work environments, the pressure to the guard critical data build resiliency in the face of unpredictable situations remains paramount. Why is it so critical to get it right? 
Tuesday
June 22
2:30 pm3:00 pm
Interrogation methods have come a long way over the last several decades ranging from physical torture to understanding the importance of empathy.  This session will highlight this evolution and focus on the specific issue of showing understanding during an interview through a strategic approach.  The art of rationalization and rapport building is founded on the ability to develop an understanding and connection to the subject.  Attendees will be introduced to a new strategic development process of identifying the appropriate rationalization that projects empathy, preserves intent and provides
Wednesday
June 23
11:45 am12:15 pm
Criminals are creative, and when it comes to diverting payments, orchestrating what appears to be a legitimate transfer or generating false refunds, there are a plethora of ways scammers can infiltrate a business. It can be as simple as a phone call from someone spoofing an executive and authorizing every step. Our panel explores how to stop these scams before it's too late. 
Wednesday
June 23
1:45 pm2:15 pm
Organized Retail Crime continues to rise. Crime rings are taking advantage of the pandemic, a softening in anti-shoplifting laws, and what many perceive as weaken law enforcement to swipe tons of merchandise from retail stores and warehouses. Join our panel of experts as they discuss why gangs consider ORC to be a low-risk, high- reward opportunity, and what they're doing to counter the trend.  
Thursday
June 24
11:45 am12:15 pm

New York Times best-selling author and science writer David Epstein admits there are as many ways to succeed as there are people. Still he raises the question: Does it make more sense to specialize or can a generalist be more impactful? Join us as Epstein explores the development of human potential and shares some solutions to achieving high performance in today’s fast-changing business environment.  

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Thursday
June 24
11:45 am12:15 pm
Workplace violence and threats have reached unprecedented levels and continue to rise as COVID-19 drags on. With throngs of people working from home, increased levels of stress, fatigue, and accompanying financial insecurity are endemic -  and incidents of workplace violence have tripled. What do experts recommend for combatting rising threats? Situational awareness is solid first step. Paying close attention to repeated grievances is critical, too. We will explore tactics and best practices. 
Thursday
June 24
1:45 pm2:15 pm
Esteemed Case Western Reserve professor Cassi Pittman Claytor is known for research focusing on how racial minorities, particularly blacks, manage contemporary forms of racism. Here she will explore the organizational strategies and metrics that can be used to address the problem of retail racism and provide best practices that can be instituted to meet diversity and inclusion goals.