Expedia Pricing Tactics Powered By AI and Reams of Data, Says CEO Mark Okerstrom
Expedia Pricing Tactics Powered By AI and Reams of Data, Says CEO

“We sit on reams of data with 750 million visits to Expedia Group properties every single month,” says Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom. “We’re using AI to help inform some of our lodging partners with pricing tactics, to help them price more effectively both in the alternative accommodation space and in the traditional lodging space.”

Starsky Robotics Launching Fully Autonomous Long-Haul Truck in Florida, Says Starsky Robotics CEO Stefan Seltz-Axmacher
Starsky Robotics Launching Fully Autonomous Long-Haul Trucks in Florida

“We are now gearing up to take the person completely out of the cab on public roads in the state of Florida,” says Starsky Robotics CEO Stefan Seltz-Axmacher. “We’ve been testing on Florida roads with people in the cabs for a couple of years. We are starting off in the easiest conditions, in good weather, and with good lighting.”

Salesforce Commerce Page Designer Creates Experiences With Clicks Not Code - Mike Micucci
Salesforce Commerce Page Designer – Creates Experiences With Clicks Not Code

“We have something brand-new we call the Commerce Page Designer,” says Mike Micucci, CommerceCloud CEO…

Digital Changes the Game Entirely, Says Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian
Digital Changes the Game Entirely, Says Delta Air Lines CEO

“Digital changes the game entirely,” says Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian. “The big thing you’re going to see us do is to bring the technologies, not just into the hands of the customers going mobile in terms of controlling your experience with Delta, but into the hands of our employees.”

Sean Ammirati, Partner at Birchmere Ventures on Cloud Wars
Disney Takes a Playbook Out of Digitally Native Companies

“All of a sudden people are realizing that Disney is going to take the advantages that they have, content that nobody else has, moats that give them actual real leverage in the negotiations, and then they’re going to actually take a playbook out of these more digitally native companies,” says Sean Ammirati of Birchmere Ventures.”

How Amperity Uses Machine Learning To Unlock Data and Supercharge Marketing - Matthew Biboud-Lubeck
How Amperity Uses Machine Learning To Unlock Data and Supercharge Marketing

We put together cloud computing that was scalable with better economics alongside a machine learning algorithm that we were pointing at the data to help make sense of it. We realized that what we had was a pretty scalable solution to help brands get to that nirvana of a single view of the customer.

EmployeeXM - The “Coolest” and “Most Sophisticated” Employee Experience Product - Qualtrics CEO & Co-Founder Ryan Smith
EmployeeXM – The “Coolest” and “Most Sophisticated” Employee Experience Product

“There’s a gap between what they think is happening and really what’s going on,” says…

Walmart Now Delivering Groceries Directly Into The Fridge - Walmart Ecommerce CEO Marc Lore
Walmart Now Delivering Groceries Directly Into The Fridge

“We’ve got 4,700 stores within ten miles of 90 percent of the US population,” says Walmart Ecommerce CEO Marc Lore. “We’ve started doing pickup a couple of years back and now same-day delivery to the door. We decided to take it a step further and actually deliver it directly into customers fridges and so far so good.”

Everything Can Be Digital At The End Of The Day, Says Wingstop CEO Charles Morrison
Everything Can Be Digital At The End Of The Day, Says Wingstop CEO

“Everything can be digital at the end of the day,” says Wingstop CEO Charles Morrison. “We still take a lot of phone orders and a lot of people still walk. So every time somebody accesses us we want the opportunity to digitize that transaction.”

Bridget van Kralingen, Senior Vice President of IBM Global Industries, Clients, Platforms & Blockchain at IBM
IBM Says Blockchain-Powered Shipping Industry Platform Will Dramatically Reduce Costs

Major ocean container carriers are joining TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform, jointly developed by Maersk and IBM. With the addition of these carriers nearly half of the world’s ocean container cargo will be using blockchain technology to dramatically improve costs and efficiencies.