SHIFT Tech Summit 2017

Our 2017 event welcomed 150 C-level leaders from the home furnishings industry and beyond to Detroit for three days of thought leadership presentations, interactive demos, dinners around Detroit, and special events.

 

Hosted at College for Creative Studies, our attendees heard from leaders at world-class companies including Pinterest, Google, and Microsoft on how they’ve inspired innovation and adapted to changing consumer behaviors at the their own companies.

 

Speakers

 DAN GILBERT    Quicken Loans Inc./Rock Ventures    Founder and Chairman

DAN GILBERT

Quicken Loans Inc./Rock Ventures
Founder and Chairman

 MUSA TARIQ    Ford Motor Company    Chief Brand Officer of Ford and Lincoln

MUSA TARIQ

Ford Motor Company
Chief Brand Officer of Ford and Lincoln

 VIKRAM BHASKARAN    Pinterest    Strategic Partnerships

VIKRAM BHASKARAN

Pinterest
Strategic Partnerships

 JEREMY GUTSCHE    Trend Hunter    CEO

JEREMY GUTSCHE

Trend Hunter
CEO

 LEURA FINE    Laurel & Wolf    Founder and CEO

LEURA FINE

Laurel & Wolf
Founder and CEO

 JASON JOHNSON    August Home    Co-Founder and CEO

JASON JOHNSON

August Home
Co-Founder and CEO

 KIRA WAMPLER     Art.com    CEO

KIRA WAMPLER 

Art.com
CEO

 ANDRE CLEMONS    Dassault Systemes    Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Solution Technical Senior Manager

ANDRE CLEMONS

Dassault Systemes
Consumer Goods and Retail Industry
Solution Technical Senior Manager

 SAM SESTI    ONU    Founder and CEO

SAM SESTI

ONU
Founder and CEO

 SCOTT LANGE    Google    Group Creative Director

SCOTT LANGE

Google
Group Creative Director

 DILIP GOSWAMI    Molekule    Co-Founder and CEO

DILIP GOSWAMI

Molekule
Co-Founder and CEO

 PIOTR BACZYNSKI    Immersion    Founder and CEO

PIOTR BACZYNSKI

Immersion
Founder and CEO

 BECK BESECKER     Marxent    Co-Founder and CEO

BECK BESECKER 

Marxent
Co-Founder and CEO

 RYAN SHALTRY    Shinola    Senior Technical Architect

RYAN SHALTRY

Shinola
Senior Technical Architect

 KALIN MCKENNA    Microsoft    Microsoft Surface Lead

KALIN MCKENNA

Microsoft
Microsoft Surface Lead


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what attendees are saying

“This was an excellent conference that gave me insight into the present state of home furnishings retail technology and how it is evolving into retailing for the future.”
“The conversations and technology experience was really fascinating. The entire event was well-orchestrated. I really appreciated the information, networking opportunities, social outings and even the music! Thank you for a wonderful experience!”
“Loved having the outside perspectives- those other than the typical presenters in the Furniture Conference circuit. The experience of being in Detroit was awesome.”

EXPERIENCES

Dine-Around Detroit | UnderArmour 5K Walk/Run | Shinola Factory Tour | 

Rooftop Cocktail Reception | Live Music | Downtown Detroit Tour