ril-logoRetail Innovation Lounge Dallas Announces Speaker Line Up with Keynote by Garrett Boone of The Container Store and TreeHouse

 kwolia and RevTech Ventures bring together industry thought leaders to discuss retail technology Sept. 26-28

 DALLAS – Sept. 7, 2016 – kwolia, a strategic advisory firm for connection + curation + communication in the world of retail, retail technology and innovation, and RevTech Ventures, the Dallas-based retail technology accelerator, announced today the lineup for the Retail Innovation Lounge Dallas. The event, taking place Sept. 26-28 at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, will bring together leading retail executives and retail technology innovators for three days of keynotes, panels and networking.

The event keynote will be a fireside chat with Garrett Boone, chairman emeritus and co-founder of The Container Store and board chairman of TreeHouse. The chat, led by David Matthews, managing director at RevTech Ventures, will explore how TreeHouse is changing the home building and remodeling paradigm by going green.

“We are thrilled to feature Boone among a number of top retail executives and retail technology innovators,” said Anne Marie Stephen, CEO and founder, kwolia. “We launched the Retail Innovation Lounge event series this year during SXSW in Austin and we are excited to come to Dallas with a bigger line up of speakers and sponsors.”

Other featured speakers include executives from Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Chuck E. Cheese, GameStop, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Neiman Marcus, Sally Beauty Supply, Sam’s Club, Sleep Experts and more. The event will also include discussions and panels by industry thought leaders from Fung Global Retail + Technology, Simon Venture Group, The Store WPP and more. In addition, Reflect Systems, MemoMi, Groove Jones, TPN and others will provide product demoes as part of the interactive technologies open house and Xclaim Mobile will provide location-based geofenced mobile notifications throughout the event.

“At RevTech Ventures, our mission is to make Dallas the center of the universe for retail technology innovation,” said Matthews. “Partnering with kwolia to bring together leading retailers and technology providers is the perfect opportunity to make that mission a reality.”

For more information about the Retail Innovation Lounge Dallas, including how to become a sponsor and free transportation to the event from the convention center, please visit

About kwolia

Anne Marie Stephen is the CEO + Founder of kwolia, strategic advisory for emerging technologies applied in retail connecting the physical and digital worlds. kwolia provides connection + curation + communication for our clients to meet the network they are looking to meet in the world of retail, retail technology and innovation. kwolia connects the innovators, thought leaders and influencers with the communities they care about. Technologies including mobile, location, data/analytics applicable to retail/brands are shaping experience and driving transactions at retail. She is also founder of the Executive Mastermind for Innovating Women. As a global customer­focused product and service developer, customer experience guru and trends forecaster in retail, Anne Marie has worked with leading companies including: Panasonic, Disney, Chico’s, AutoZone, Ralph Lauren, Hickory Farms and Macerich integrate innovative solutions for over a decade.

About RevTech Ventures

RevTech Ventures- Retail Technology Ventures, is a leading venture accelerator seed fund dedicated to identifying and developing the best early-stage, high-growth ventures focused on tech and product innovation for restaurant, retail, and hospitality.  The program aims to facilitate the technological evolution of the restaurant and retail industry by attracting, mentoring, and connecting experienced entrepreneurs with viable products to talent, customers, and investors. Established in 2012, RevTech Ventures and its mentor-driven, 14-week accelerator program has fostered success through engagement at inception and continued growth for the ever-present retail industry in Dallas. For more information, go to

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