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Paris Digital Retail Forum: Talking the Future of Retail

Aptos Vice President of International Pre-Sales Richard Willis shared his perspective on the future of retail during his presentation at our Digital Retail Forum event in Paris.

Richard spoke about the need for increased agility, flexibility and control, and he discussed the role that microservices-based platforms can play in helping achieve those goals.

We hear the session was extremely well received, as attendees were very interested in learning about future technologies. Well done, Richard!

 

Paris Digital Retail Forum: Talking Trends

Strategic Accounts Director Nicolas Peraldo got our Digitial Retail Forum event in Paris off to a great start with his keynote presentation discussing important retail trends around the world. Nicolas highlighted how many leading retailers are integrating digital and physical experiences to engage shoppers differently and make their stores a central part of the shopping journey.

By all accounts, the presentation was well received, and it fostered lots of thoughtful discussion throughout the day. Well done, Nicolas!

Paris Digital Retail Forum: Setting the Stage

Last week we held our Digital Retail Forum in Paris in conjunction with our partner Aava. The event brought dozens of retail executives together to discuss the latest trends, challenges and opportunities facing European retail today.

Pictured here are Chris Maragoudakis (right) and Peter Walker, setting up live demo equipment for the day. Well done, guys!

Aptos Expansion into Chile Continues

Under the leadership of Ivan Fernandez, Brando Garcia and others, our growth in Latin America has been tremendous. We recently added a new Account Executive in Chile to help maintain our momentum. Pictured here with Ivan is Carreen Manhey, as they stood in front of the beautiful Catedral Metropolitana de Santiago, in the city’s historic center.

Welcome to the Aptos family, Carreen – we wish you all the best on your journey with us!

Racing to Engage Differently…and to Win the Race!

As mentioned in our previous post, Teresa Scanlon ran across a New Balance pop-up shop at the New Balance National High School Championships in New York. While there, she shopped, got to know the associates using our POS solution, and she supported her son Mark in his races.

Teresa reports all three endeavors were a great success, including watching Mark anchor his school’s 4 x Mile relay, where and they placed 14th in the nation!). He also ran the second leg in the 4×800 relay, running an individual split of 1:53(!) and helping the team place 17th nationally

Aptos Store Pops Up All Over

Instructional Designer Teresa Scanlon’s son raced in the New Balance National High School Championships in New York City. While there, they visited the New Balance pop-up store, where Teresa recognized the user experience on the registers as Aptos Store. She tells us that when she told one of the sales associates that she worked for the company that developed his POS software, he replied “Aptos? I love that company!”

To show their gratitude, Teresa and her son’s teammates contributed over $1000 to their sales total! Pictured are a couple of the sales associates who helped Teresa check out!

Creative Costumes from Carnevale

So many colleagues participated in Milan’s Carnevale Ambrosiano celebration in costume, we just had to post one more collage of some of the great costumes. Everyone looked bellissimo!

More from Milan’s Carnevale Ambrosiano

As reported in our previous post, colleagues in Milan gathered last week to celebrate Carnevale Ambrosiano. Developers and Deliver teams got together, and there was lots of fun costumes and plenty of delicious homemade Italian food to share.

Here are a few more photos from the event – looks like a blast!

The Aptos Way: Carnivale Comes to Milan

The city of Milan traditionally celebrates Carnivale this week after the rest of the world, and they call it Carnevale Ambrosiano. This year, our Milan colleagues decided to celebrate Carnevale Ambrosiano together, and they gathered for our party complete with costumes and home-cooked dishes to share. As Solution Design Manager Sara Magnani told us, “This is a great opportunity to meet colleagues from R&D and Delivery, and it’s a good occasion to build strong and long relationships.”

Looks like a great time, and we are loving the costumes!

Retail Transformation: An Aptos Masterclass in Mexico City

Dozens of retail executives gathered in Mexico City today for our most recent Masterclass: “Trends in Retail Transformation 2019.” The class included content and conversation about the trends disrupting retail worldwide. Several Aptos colleagues led the discussions, including, as pictured here, Aptos VP of Innovation Nikki Baird.

Nikki’s “Retail Change Manifesto” presentation highlighted six steps that leading retailers have taken to create enterprises built for change.