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Join First Insight Founder and CEO, Greg Petro and Joanne Sackett, President of Beauty, Sports, Apparel, Footwear, Accessories & Luxury of NPD Group as they discuss how retailers are thriving in the Retail Renaissance by leveraging predictive data.  They’ll discuss:    

  • What different insights can be gleaned from historical and forward-looking data and how best to leverage this information
  • Data-driven approaches for speed to market and new product development and margins and minimizing risk
  • How to create a data-obsessed culture within your organization that starts from the top
  • Where we’re headed; including what will be fruitful sources for data and how manufacturers, retailers and brands will utilize it



Joanne Sackett is President of NPD’s Softlines Sector, which includes the firm’s Practice Areas for Apparel, Beauty, Fashion Footwear, Accessories, and Sports. In addition to her 13 years of leadership in NPD’s Retail Business Group, Joanne has extensive experience in the beauty industry. Before joining NPD, she was head of sales for Bliss, managing total U.S. retail and wholesale distribution.  Before that she was with Orlane as head of sales and client development. 


Greg Petro is the Founder and CEO of First Insight.

From early on Greg realized there was a better way for retailers to make decisions, and devoted himself to revolutionizing the retail industry. With decades of experience in retail, economics and growing SaaS businesses, Greg has helped to build First Insight, a technology company transforming how retailers make product and pricing decisions, into the world’s leading platform for creating differentiated products. Greg has extensive knowledge in the retail and technology industry, having held previous roles at i2/JDA, Saks, Inc. and Macy’s. His expertise has been touted at events including the NRF Big Show and WWD CEO Summit and in publications such as Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, CNBC and the Financial Times. Recently Greg was recognized as one of NRF’s “25 Most Influential People in Retail” and as Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year.” He sits on the Board of Advisors for the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business.