Monday August 14th

12-6PM Registration
5-6 PM First-time Attendee Orientation Reception
6-9 PM Welcome Reception


Tuesday, August 15th

8:00 - 8:45 AM Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Bringing IT together! 
Keynote speaker: Martin Gren, Co-Founder of Axis Communications

The world has come a long way with the Internet of Things (IoT) and surveillance technology since Martin Gren invented the world’s first IP network video surveillance camera in 1996. Martin and Hedgie are here to welcome all of you to the 6th Annual Axis Retail Leadership Forum with a look at the journey that has led to the technologies and innovations of today and forecasts for the future. Let’s get creative and bring technologies, IT and LP all together to develop the solutions of tomorrow. 

10:00 - 10:15 AM Morning break
10:15 - 11:15 AM

Breakout Session A: Networking 101

Networking lingo can be a foreign language, especially when you don’t have the most firm grasp on it. But that’s nothing a little “101 style” basics course can’t help you with! Learning the basics of network infrastructure and terminology will make working with your IT department a breeze! Especially as more and more LP technologies turn to the network.

Breakout Session B: From LP & IT to Marketing & Operations, One Total Retail Solution

Where’s the ROI? What’s the business opportunity? What are the cyber risks?...The list of questions to justify our technology expenses goes on and on. There’s a great deal of opportunity to improve security and help grow the business, but getting buy-in and a seat at the table is not always easy. Gain insights from James Stark’s journey to creating a total enterprise solution at Pier 1 Imports.  The goal of this session is to return to work with ideas, approaches and opportunities to work internally with other departments to create a total solution for all facets of your organization

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Cyber Concerns for LP Tools in an IoT World.
Keynote speaker: Mike Holland, Fortalice Solutions

Video solutions have come a long way from 35mm film. Most things have with the digital age and Internet of Things (IoT). Today, video is data and it is drawing concern to the cyber risks for retailers’ infrastructure. We welcome Fortalice Solutions, cyber experts, to discuss the considerations for selecting and implementing various LP and retail technologies to maintain a cyber-healthy network. 

12:15 - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 – 1:45 PM

What's New In Surveillance?

It is amazing how much can happen in a year! We will start the afternoon reviewing new innovations and advancements in IP technologies released since last year’s forum. Many of these new updates are a result of discussions from past forums. Hearing your feedback and requests helps us deliver new technologies that you need.

1:45 – 2:45 PM

What's Coming Down the Road? Axis' Technology Roadmap

Many of you are planning far out into the future with technology rollouts and action plans. That can be challenging with evolving trends, threats and challenges within retail. To help make it easier, members of our product development team are here to give you an inside look at our technology and product roadmap as well as some insights on end of life products. Please note that content shared during this session is confidential.  

2:45 - 3:15 PM Afternoon break
3:15 - 5:00 PM Saks Fifth Ave Onsite Solutions Tour
5:00 - 6:15 PM Evening break
6:15 PM VIP Networking Event & Dinner


Wednesday August 16th

8:00 - 9:00 AM  Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 AM Morning Recap & Day 2 Kickoff
9:30 – 10:30 AM

Peer Experiences: The IT Perspective

 A Q&A panel discussion with retail IT professionals about the challenges and pain points they face with LP technologies and initiatives. The goal of this session is to gain insights that help foster collaboration between both business functions to find the best solution for your organization.   

10:30 – 10:45 AM Morning break
10:45 – 11:45 AM

Breakout Session A: Migration Strategies: Making the Transition from Analog to Digital

Over twenty years ago, Axis initiated the market's ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance by launching the world's first network camera. We discuss the numerous benefits that come with IP solutions and technologies. However, we understand that it is not realistic or cost effective for retailers to replace all of their analog CCTV investments. In this session, we will tell you the good news - there are options for you to migrate to network video solutions, at your own pace!

Breakout Session B: New Retail Surveillance Solutions to Consider

 Total solutions go beyond just the IP camera. With various video analytics, open physical access control, network audio devices, cloud technologies, etc. the possibilities are endless to make your roles easier and more efficient. The goal of this session is to get the creative juices flowing and bring technologies together into a full solution, in the store and beyond! 

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Countdown to Lunch with Axis Professional Services
12:15 - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 PM

Direct From the Courtroom! Lessons Learned with Video Forensics 
Keynote Speaker: Ernie VanDerLeest

Last year’s video forensics session with Miles Brissette from Third Chair Digital Forensics was one of the most popular. As requested, let’s continue the discussions with Ernie VanDerLeest, Criminal Investigator/Forensic Video Analyst, from Tarrant County. He will be joining us to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to video quality that can make or break your case in court. What can be done to obtain the optimal video evidence? Are there legal standards or recommendations for angle of view and camera placement? What about the chain of custody for video to be upheld in court? 

2:15 – 3:30 PM

Interactive Technology Workshops

Time to get hands-on and see the solutions for yourself! 

3:30 – 3:45 PM Afternoon break
3:45 – 4:30 PM

What's your challenge?
(Formerly, Let Us Solve That!)

This session is all about you! Your challenges, wish list for future products, pain points you would like to see name it! 

4:30 – 5:00 PM Wrap up & Closing Remarks
5:00-6:00 PM Evening break/departures
6:00 PM Optional dinner for those able to join us!


*Life happens! Please note that the agenda is subject to change. Stay updated with the latest information on the forum mobile app.