Data Disruption: The Superpower That Can Revive Retail

Date March 31, 2021
Location Zoom
Time 11 AM - NOON (CDT)

Webinar Wednesday with CREW

The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the retail world. Store closures demonstrated the need for alternative channels and proactive strategies. Learn how data analysis can help revive retail and boost your business and strategy in 2021.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How we got to this “Retail Apocalypse”
  • What lessons we have learned
  • Data—where can you get it and how do you use it
  • What the future could look like and what can you do to be ready for it

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Pair the webinar with networking

Offer the webinar as industry education for your chapter members. Purchase a group viewing license for just $150 USD for up to 20 of your members. Or, if it is safe to do so, convene members to watch the webinar for a group viewing. Plan for an interactive discussion following the webinar and/or allow time for networking.

Registration details

Space is limited. Registration closes at midnight (CST) on Monday, March 29.

An email to access the webinar will be sent to all registrants prior to the presentation. All registrants will receive a link to the recording following the webinar.

  • $50 USD – individual member viewing
  • $150 USD – unlimited member/group viewing

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Featured speakers


Maria Sicola

Maria Sicola, Partner and Co-Founder, CityStream Solutions

Maria Sicola is a seasoned leader and experienced research, data, and urban planning professional. She co-founded CityStream Solutions and founded Integrity Data Solutions, both of which have provided clients with customized, strategic research-based insights. Sicola also spent three decades working in commercial real estate at Cushman & Wakefield, both in New York and San Francisco, serving as head of Americas research. She has collaborated with prestigious research institutions such as George Washington University and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. She has authored articles on experiential retail, redeveloping class B and C malls and workplace strategy.

Charles Warren, Ph. D.

Charles Warren, Ph. D., Partner and Co-Founder, CityStream Solutions

Charles Warren combines an academic background in city planning with 10 years of corporate real estate experience. He specializes on projects which optimize the structures and policies of value-capture finance and public-private partnerships. This has included work enabling multiple and overlapping jurisdictions, such as transit providers, municipalities, and other agencies, to leverage land value increase to enable new capital investment. Dr. Warren was previously director of Cushman & Wakefield’s retail consulting practice, focusing on strategic locating of stores, outlets, and distribution networks for retailers, including Crate & Barrel, Lacoste, TD Bank, and Ann Taylor/LOFT.