The AI Event Transforming Ecommerce Possibilities Into Action

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A continued conversation. A step past ideation.

Join us for a one day event where leaders across ecommerce and marketing will turn the vast potential of AI into actionable strategies. You’ll have the chance to speak with peers across industries about how they’re bringing AI to life, where they see opportunity to lean in, and what the years ahead look like for ecommerce teams using AI tools. 

The AI conversation has already begun. Together, we’ll decide what’s next. 

What to Expect

Industry leaders across e-commerce and AI
Attending companies represent more than $60B of combined commerce revenue
Hours of live keynotes, panels and networking

Keynote Speakers

Baratunde Thurston

Futurist comedian, writer, and cultural critic who brings a unique perspective on AI and ecommerce to The Edge Summit.

Raj De Datta

Bloomreach CEO & Co-Founder, empowering you to thrive in an AI-driven future.

Azita Martin

VP & GM Artificial Intelligence for Retail & CPG at NVIDIA

Carrie Tharp

Google's VP of Global Solutions & Industries shares insights on the future of AI and strategies for accelerating and deploying AI transformations.
Carrie Tharp
VP Global Solutions & Industries
Graham Wilson
Director of Digital & Omnichannel
Azita Martin
VP & GM Artificial Intelligence for Retail & CPG
Tim O'Connor
CMO/SVP Integrated AI Marketing
Anirban Bardalaye
Chief Product Officer
Yvonne Li
Vice President of Enterprise AI, Data, and Decision Science
Cindy Marshall
Founder and CEO
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The Glasshouse

Just steps away from NYC's Central Business District, The Glasshouse offers easy access to dining, lodging, attractions, and transit. With a stunning Hudson River backdrop, attendees can enjoy scenic views while networking and learning. 


660 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 | October 3rd, 2024

Venue Information

The Arlo Hotel

The Arlo Midtown, located just a 10-minute drive from The Glasshouse, offers a four-star stay in Midtown Manhattan at a special discounted rate of $319 per night.

Click HERE to book.


351 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

Hotel Information

Across Countries and Channels

Live from New York and London

This year, the Edge Summit will span continents, bringing exclusive networking opportunities and in-person content to audiences in two cities. 


Available Everywhere via Live Stream

Can’t join us in person? Not a problem. We’re bringing the Edge right to your digital doorstep. Livestream the Keynote sessions, for free, right here. 


Wednesday, October 2nd
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Kickoff Soirée at The Arlo
Join us the night before the Edge Summit at The Arlo Hotel for cocktails, tasty food, city views and casual networking.
Thursday, October 3rd
10:00 AM - 11:10 AM
Check-in & Welcome
Amanda Cole
CMO, Bloomreach
11:10 AM - 11:45 AM
Duration: 35 min
Keynote Speaker

Baratunde Thurston is an Emmy-nominated, multi-platform storyteller and producer operating at the intersection of race, technology, democracy, and climate. He is the host of the PBS television series America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston, and the creator and host of How To Citizen with Baratunde, which Apple named one of its favorite podcasts of 2020.


Baratunde brings a unique perspective on AI and ecommerce to The Edge Summit. He has a long personal history in the technology space — his mother was a coder in the early 1980’s — and he offers helpful frameworks for deciding exactly how to use this new wave of AI-powered technologies. Rather than opting for fear or dismissal, Baratunde shares ways of thoughtfully and responsibly engaging with AI. 


“We can prompt AI to do all sorts of things for us, but if engaged responsibly, it can also prompt us to be more human.”

Baratunde Thurston
Futurist Comedian, Writer, and Cultural Critic
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Duration: 40 min
Technology is Ahead of Our Imagination

We are at a crossroads in ecommerce — one where consumer expectations are rising, AI is evolving rapidly, and nobody quite knows what is waiting around the corner. As technology evolves faster than we can even imagine it can, it's time to begin preparation for your role in an AI-driven future. 

Raj De Datta
CEO & Co-Founder, Bloomreach
Anirban Bardalaye
Chief Product Officer, Bloomreach
12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Duration: 120 min
Networking Lunch
Get ready for an afternoon filled with inspiring insights, featuring a networking lunch with fellow leading industry experts, all while enjoying a beautiful waterfront view.
1:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Expert Panels and Commerce Conversations

Our dynamic panel sessions will feature industry experts who will delve into the latest AI trends, that will allow you to engage in thought-provoking conversations that will spark new ideas. Connect with your peers, exchange knowledge, and broaden your perspectives with these meaningful discussions. 


Panel Formats:  30 min of panel | 20 min of breakout group conversations

Panel 1
From Innovation to Delivery: What Genuine AI Looks Like

Go behind the curtain and see how early adopters are introducing meaningful AI innovations into their organizations. They’ll show you their applications in action and share their journey from ideation to internal alignment to execution. You’ll get the full story of what they chose to develop themselves and where they leaned on existing solutions. They’ll also tell you what they did right—and what they’d do differently.


• Experience: Early adopters’ takes on innovating with AI to transform the customer experience
• Learn: Successful approaches to integrating AI—and missteps to avoid
• Leave with: Tested ideas and mindsets for introducing AI at your company

Cindy Marshall
Founder and CEO, Shine
Tim O’Connor
CMO/SVP Integrated AI Marketing Excelligence
Yvonne Li
Vice President of Enterprise AI, Data, and Decision Science, Advanced Auto Parts
Panel 2
Redefining Roles: Adapting the Workforce in the Age of AI
Redefining Roles: Adapting the Workforce in the Age of AI

If AI is your new team hire, what does that mean for everyone else? Join a thought-provoking discussion with leaders across commerce and marketing who have embraced a culture of internal innovation. Hear how they’re finding the right balance between machines and humans — and resetting their understanding of the value each brings.


• Experience: Stories of teams that leverage AI for greater efficiency, speed, and scale — and better customer experiences

• Learn: How to foster an internal culture of curiosity and learning around AI

• Leave with: An actionable plan for how you'll prepare your team to embrace AI

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Panel 3
How AI Is Shifting Consumer Expectations & Behaviors

As consumers experience AI in their work and home lives, they expect more from their favorite brands. Learn what industry leaders at Google Cloud, NVIDIA, and Bloomreach are witnessing in the market, and how they see consumer expectations shifting around AI and the shopping experience. Take a deep dive into the intersection of AI and ecommerce, including the game changing innovations of today… and the exciting possibilities of tomorrow.


• Experience: the firsthand accounts of AI leaders witnessing shifts in consumer trends

• Learn: What your customers are expecting from you and your business as AI continues to advance

• Leave with: A prioritized list of your next AI investments

Azita Martin
Vice President and GM of AI for Retail, CPG and QSR, NVIDIA
Raj De Datta
CEO & Co-Founder, Bloomreach
Carrie Tharp
VP of Global Solutions & Industries, Google
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cocktails & Dinner

Relax with your fellow industry leaders over cocktails and share ideas inspired by the day's panels and keynotes. Enjoy dinner and drinks on us and experience how Bloomreach and our partners bring ecommerce AI to life.

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