The Future of Retail Speakers
Name: Chieh Huang
Chieh Huang is Co-Founder and CEO of Boxed, a company that is disrupting the wholesale shopping club experience by enabling you to shop for bulk-sized items online or via mobile app and have them delivered directly to your door. Founded by Huang and three others in 2013, Forbes Magazine recently named Boxed one of the next "billion dollar startups." The company currently delivers anywhere in the Continental US, offers free two-day shipping on most orders, has raised over $150 million in funding, and is known for its creative employee perks. In 2015, Huang, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, announced he would be personally paying for the college tuition of all of his employees' children. Prior to founding Boxed, Huang served as the CEO of Astro Ape, which was subsequently acquired by Zynga. Huang's personal honors include being named to Goldman Sachs' list of 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs (2016), to National Retail Federation's list of People Shaping Retails Future (2017), and as one of Crain's 40 Under 40 (2017). Huang is a 2003 graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and received his JD from Fordham University in 2007.
Name: Pano Anthos (Moderator)
Title: Founder/Managing Director
Company: XRC Labs
Pano leads XRC Labs as its Founder and Managing Director. Having founded 4 startups around key platform shifts, he saw the seismic shift coming to retail and with the right vision and timing recruited Parsons School of Design and Kurt Salmon to be founding sponsors. Now with 18 accelerated startups, 10 active world-class retail sponsors, 60+ business mentors, Pano has built a world-class ecosystem for retail and consumer goods innovation at XRC Labs. He speaks regularly at NRF national and regional meetings, Shoptalk and RILA executive conferences. He leverages a deep startup network in Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston to fuse leading technology, E-commerce, and user experience innovations to existing customer-oriented businesses.