Out in Tech New York | Rethinking Retail

September 15, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rethinking Retail

Tech has upended the shopping experience in 2016. We buy groceries from digital shops, pay for our clothes via an app from a store’s dressing room, and will soon visit virtual reality rooms to find the perfect product. 

The retail industry has gone through an extraordinary transformation in the past decade, with e-retailers now generating a third of sales in the United States. Join us at Jet’s HQ office for a panel discussion on the future of shopping with leading e-commerce experts. 


Thursday, Sept 15, 2016

6:30 – 9:00 PM



221 River Street

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Doors open at 6:30 PM, make sure to arrive early to guarantee entrance and you must be 21 or older to attend. 


Bradford Shellhammer, Head of Curation and Merchandising, eBay

Bradford Shellhammer is eBay’s Head of Curation and Merchandising. He is one of Fast Company’s ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ and was coined the ‘King of Quirk’ by Forbes Magazine and the ‘Eames of E-Commerce’ by USA Today. Prior to eBay, he was the founder of Fab.com and Bezar, was the founding editor of Queerty, and served as the Chief Design Officer at Backcountry.com. He’s won three Webby awards and sits on the advisory boards of several innovative tech companies including Backcountry, Brit+Co., Heartwork, Madison Reed, and Simply Framed.


Chris Maliwat, former Head of Product Management, Warby Parker

Chris is the former Head of Product Management at Warby Parker and is currently on the product team for the Hillary Clinton for America campaign. Previously, Chris led commerce and retail partnerships for the Strategic Partnership Development group at Facebook.  He also served as VP of Product Management for Gilt Groupe.  Prior to moving to New York, Chris was Director of Product Management for Personalization at Netflix and a Senior Global Product Manager at eBay. Chris is currently on the board of Out in Tech where he serves as the Communications Chair. Chris holds a BS in Symbolic Systems | Human-Computer Interaction from Stanford University and has completed MBA coursework at The Wharton School of Business.


Liza Landsman, Chief Customer Officer, Jet

As Chief Customer Officer, Liza is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and has responsibility for driving growth for the firm by engaging potential members at a broad level through marketing, advertising, smart use of data and ensuring Jet’s end-to-end customer experience is compelling. Prior to joining Jet, she was Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the Executive Committee at E*TRADE Financial, responsible for the firm’s marketing, advertising and insights & analytic functions, including the evolution of its consumer facing brand. She previously held the position of Global Head of Digital at BlackRock, following a decade in senior management positions at Citigroup.



Shelly Banjo, Bloomberg Gadfly

Shelly Banjo is a seasoned business news reporter and writer who speaks Spanish and Hebrew and has written stories from five continents. She got her training over eight years at The Wall Street Journal and cut her digital teeth at Quartz, Atlantic Media’s global business news publication. Now she’s a columnist writing about and making charts on retail and consumer news for Bloomberg Gadfly, Bloomberg’s new fast commentary site. With Israeli parents of Moroccan and Romanian descent, an MBA in Global Economics from New York University, a BA in Journalism and International Studies from Northwestern University, and a love for running marathons in new cities around the world, she takes her global perspective with her everywhere she goes.  



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221 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030


Rethinking Retail
Tech has upended the shopping experience in 2016. We buy groceries from digital shops, pay for our clothes via an app fro


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