Databricks at National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show 2024

By neub9
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Each January, Retail’s Big Show at Javits Center in NYC brings together thousands of leaders from retailers around the world. NRF is an opportunity for leaders to hear thought leadership from their peers, meet with partners, and see the latest innovations.

We expect AI to be prominent throughout the event. Many companies have already started renaming their products with AI-friendly names to capture customers’ attention. However, the transition from concept to production is not without challenges.

That’s why this year, we anticipate discussions centered on breakthrough data intelligence technology. With the right data platform, AI can be accessible to every role, from inventory planner to merchandise planner.

What makes this so challenging?

Retailers are struggling with two core challenges in data and AI. First, they face pressure to drive profitability by reducing costs, including in the management of data and AI. Complex ecosystems are made worse by a variety of point solutions, each requiring costly integrations. Second, they are tasked with finding new growth and view generative AI as a breakthrough for driving stronger customer engagement and loyalty, improving front line productivity, and enhancing supply chain efficiency.

The lakehouse architecture addresses the first problem by breaking down data silos, reducing costly ETL development, and enabling any compute modality without additional data movement. This architecture is the go-to solution, with 74% of organizations deploying a Lakehouse according to our recent CIO survey with MIT.

AI depends on data quality

Innovation and growth with generative AI build upon the lakehouse foundation. This is achieved by infusing generative AI into every element of the data platform. The combination of a lakehouse and generative AI creates the first Data Intelligence Platform capable of solving both major challenges with industry-leading performance, scale, and TCO.

With built-in intelligence to democratize data and AI, retailers can take full advantage of their data and deliver real-time decisions.

We’re excited to announce that Databricks will be at NRF 2024!

NRF brings together over 16,000 retail professionals and vendors from more than 90 countries to share big ideas in retail. We invite you to join us at the event, taking place in New York City at the Javits Center from Sunday – Tuesday, January 14 -16. If you haven’t yet, register to attend the event here.

As you prepare to attend NRF 2024, here are some ways to engage with us:

Visit the Databricks Booth #6604

Talk to our data and AI experts to discuss your data challenges and explore the future of retail at our booth. Discover demos showcasing how the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform leverages all your data to create more engaging customer experiences driven by real-time data at the lowest cost. You can also request a meeting with us directly!

Puppies and AI

This year at NRF, we are excited to showcase the incredible innovation of Databricks customer, PetSmart! Visit our booth for a Puppy Party in partnership with Muddy Paws Rescue.

Join us at The McKittrick Hotel

Kick off your stay in New York at Club Car in The McKittrick Hotel on Sunday, January 14. Join Databricks, our partners, and your Retail and Consumer Goods peers for an exclusive evening of networking, food, drinks, and live music! Space is limited – request a spot today!

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