JDA Software CEO Hamish Brewer to Deliver Keynote Address at National Retail Federation’s 103rd Annual Convention & EXPO

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JDA Software CEO Hamish Brewer to Deliver Keynote Address at National Retail Federation’s 103rd Annual Convention & EXPO

Keynote address at Retail’s BIG Show 2014 to reveal key findings from a global retail CEO survey on how market disruptors are impacting the retail industry


Scottsdale, Ariz. – January 8, 2014 – JDA®Software Group, Inc.

today announced that JDA CEO Hamish Brewer will deliver a keynote presentation during the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 103rd Annual Convention & EXPO, January 12 – 15 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.


Brewer’s keynote titled “Navigating Retail’s Relentless Reality: What CEOs Are Doing to Thrive in a Consumer-Driven World” will reveal key findings from a recent global retail CEO survey on how market disruptions are impacting the retail industry. JDA commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers and Forbes Insights to survey more than 400 retail chief executives and interview 18 retail CEOs to gain deeper insights on the outlook for growth and risks, investment priorities, challenges and strategies to evolve their retail enterprises.


The keynote will be followed by a CEO panel moderated by Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes magazine. The panel, featuring Brewer and Ken Hicks, chairman and CEO of Foot Locker, will share insights on why current and next-generation CEOs must evolve their operating models to lead through the radical and unforeseen changes that sure to impact the retail industry.


“The retail landscape is on the midst of a major paradigm shift,” said Brewer. “As mobile commerce comes of age, technology disruptions and fast-changing consumer expectations are forcing retail CEOs to re-evaluate their entire enterprise – people, process, partners and the technology that supports them – and alter their business model to drive top- and bottom-line growth. To eliminate a structural break, CEOs must move beyond simply plugging leaky buckets and take a more strategic approach to building a sustainable and profitable operating model.”


What this keynote and panel session will uncover are ways CEOs can shift their capital investments and business priorities to thrive, as well as apply innovations and link strategic supply chain to the heart of the business,” said Brewer.

JDA NRF Keynote Details

  • Date: January 12, 2014

  • Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

  • Location: North Hall, Javits Convention Center

Schedule a Meeting with JDA

Visit JDA booth #2719 to learn more about the value and solutions JDA offers retailers. Private meetings can be arranged in advance by sending an email to Info@jda.com.

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About JDA Software Group, Inc.

JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the standard for the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors. To learn more, visit jda.com or email info@jda.com.

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