Join us at the Retail Innovation Lounge @

September 19, 2017by Shona LepisInside Vignette

Join us at the Retail Innovation Lounge @ in LA, September 26-27, 2017. Retail Innovation Lounge is a lounge and learn experience for retail changemakers. The event connects innovators and disruptors in a cool space with a relaxed vibe. Launched at SXSW in 2016, the event dives deep into the future of retail exploring convergent commerce with new solutions, concepts and unfiltered, authentic conversations from: retail, brand, technology, marketing, media, entertainment and social good with the shared mission of moving retail into the future.

Vignette’s Managing Director, Gregg Apirian, will be moderating these Retail Innovation Lounge Sessions

AI power panel: Is Retail Ready for AI? 
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2:15 – 2:45 PM
In part one of this session, a panel explores AI applications for retail. Where are we now — REALLY — and where are we going in the frontline associate-to-customer relationship?

Interactive AI Think Tank
Tuesday, Sep 26 2:45 – 3:25 PM
Following the 2:15 pm session, the AI power panel will lead an interactive think tank to dig deeper into the strategies and tools needed for AI in retail.

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Shona Lepis

Shona is responsible for Vignette’s marketing practice, covering everything from agency brand aesthetics to positioning, managing the agency’s web and social presence, content marketing/blog, and supports business development’s needs. Shona began her career as a designer, managing a boutique design studio that specialized in hand-crafted brand identities for clients in both the US and Europe. She worked with clients to transform their vision into reality with creative solutions from brand identity to custom website design, digital marketing, and print collateral. Shona’s experiences as a creative influences her approach to marketing, using data-driven methodologies to deliver authentic brand experiences. Shona is an active member of the Portland design community and has served on the board as Communications Director of the Portland chapter of AIGA and a founding member of Branding Salon, a consortium of brand, design, development and marketing professionals.