Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE), the European retail solutions event, has announced the shortlist for the RBTE Innovation Trail and Awards, sponsored by BT.
Exhibitors at RBTE were invited to submit entries to take part in the Innovation Trail and Awards. The entries were reviewed by a judging panel of experts which included: Kamal Bal, Head of Online Performance, Marks & Spencer; Lorna Beament, Marketplace Manager, The Dune Group; Deirdre Devaney, Womanswear and Beauty Buying Director, Arnotts Department Store; Chris Hughes, Consultant; Richard Jenkins, Head Of RFID Programme, Marks & Spencer; Mark McMurtrie, Director, The Payments Consultancy; Kerry Okikiade, Commercial Director, Firebox.com; Jevern Partridge, Consultant; Laura Philips, Consultant; Julie Price, IT Director, White Stuff; Bryan Roberts, Global Insight Director, TCC; Kieron Smith, Digital Director, Blackwell; Adam Warburton, Head of Mobile, Travelex and Ian Woosey, CIO, Brakes
The shortlisted entries will be featured in the Innovation Trail at RBTE, and highlighted on the 'Winners Wall', with the overall winner being announced at RBTE on the first day (Wednesday 9th March) at the Big Party in the Dell Champagne Bar at 4.45pm.
The judging panel selected the following innovations for the shortlist:
Adyen - Adyen omni-channel payments technology
Aldebaran - Pepper Robot
Apex Supply Chain Technologies - Smart Lockers
BIXOLON Europe- B-gate
Cambridge Consultants - ZipLine
Checkpoint Systems - Fresh Meat Management Optimisation Solution
Datalogic - Bar Code Scanner
Eagle Eye - Eagle Eye AIR
MaxTag - Loss Prevention / Behavioural Software
NextOrbit - cloud platform to predict and mitigate Retail Out of stock
ParcelSpace - ParcelSpace
paysafecard - Online Prepaid pays off
PKS Services - Right to Work verification with Grabba's integrated biometric data capture solution
Segura - Segura
Trakker Solutions - Price Trakker
Xhockware - YouBeep
Matt Bradley, RBTE Event Director said, "We were overwhelmed by the exceptionally high quality of the entries, and the volume that we received. The judges had a tough job making their selections, and the competition was very close. The innovation programme follows the successful launch of the Innovation trail at last year's RBTE, which attracted a lot of attention for the participating companies, and it has certainly gathered momentum in the number of entries and industry interest. RBTE prides itself on providing it visitors with a fantastic experience, and the innovations on display (in the trail and throughout the show) will go a long way in enhancing their visit. Where else can you find such an amazing array of innovation for retail, all under one roof?"
Kathy Quashie, CEO BT Expedite, said, "BT is extremely proud to sponsor the RBTE Innovation Trail and Awards. These awards showcase the most innovative, exciting and successful retail technology initiatives out there – setting a benchmark for the very best in the industry. Innovation has become central to retail and retailers are shaping our future.
More than any other industry, retail is at the forefront of new consumer, social, economic and technology trends. At BT, innovation is in our DNA and we work with leading retailers to help keep them ahead of the pack. We understand the day-to-day challenges they face and help them to bring in new technologies to support their people, grow their business and deliver the levels of service their customers expect."
In addition to the innovation on display at RBTE, don't forget to check out the Innovation Trail at the co-located Retail Digital Signage Expo and Retail Design Expo.
Register free - RBTE March 9th & 10th 2016. www.rbtexpo.com