Attendees at the Self-Service Innovation Summit found a wealth of innovation in the exhibit area, with many exhibits demonstrating customer experience advances discussed during the education sessions. There was never a dull moment at the Self-Service Innovation Summit at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. In between education sessions, attendees found a wealth of self-service innovations […]

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Networld Media Group honors the 2021 Innovation of the Year (B2B), Innovation of the Year (B2C), Reader’s Choice Innovator of the Year (Company), Reader’s Choice Innovator of the Year (Person) and Best COVID-19 Solution. The 2021 Self-Service Innovation Awards honored the products and individuals for the important roles they play in improving the self-service experience […]

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Ruth Crowley pulled no punches in describing the complex and oftentimes challenging processes her organization takes to leverage solutions such as cashierless checkout. The Self-Service Innovation Summit began with a bang Tuesday as Ruth Crowley, a seasoned retail technology veteran, offered an inside view of how a global retail organization revamps its footprint to meet rapidly changing […]

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The Self-Service Innovation Awards, in its second year, will honor products, organizations and individuals that play important roles in improving the self-service experience worldwide during the Self-Service Innovation Summit being held this week in Hollywood, Florida. The awards will be presented at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Grand Ballroom West at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, […]

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While COVID unleashed a new wave of interest in self-service technology, many companies deployed additional customer touchpoints, a movement that continues post pandemic. As a result, many companies have experienced increased demand, and thus encountered insufficient supply chains for equipment, components, packaging and even software, issues that can impact pricing and ROI. Can a company […]

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Ruth Crowley, vice president of merchandise and brand strategy at the Hudson Group, will give the opening keynote at the Self-Service Innovation Summit Dec. 14-16 in Hollywood, Florida, offering her insights on the future. She offers an overview on those insights in this Q&A interview. Consumers nowadays are spoiled. The ease of communicating in real […]

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The advancements in computer vision and IoT sensor technology coupled with Lidar is changing the way hotels, resorts and amusement centers are providing best-in-class customer delight. Businesses looking to profit from this frictionless commerce approach will have a chance to learn from a panel of experts how to drive footfall, reduce operating costs and improve […]

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McDonald’s has played a pioneering role popularizing self-service kiosks and this past year the fast food giant is upping its game by introducing technology to help the blind or those with low vision to use its self-serve kiosks. All venues providing self-serve kiosks will hopefully follow McDonald’s lead in addressing customers with vision capabilities. For […]

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The Self-Service Innovation Awards will be presented during a presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Self-Service Innovation Summit. In its second year, the Self-Service Innovation Summit recognizes the products, organizations and individuals that play important roles in improving the self service experience worldwide. This year, the Summit will present five Self-Service Innovation Awards […]

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The explosion of e-commerce since the start of the pandemic has sent retailers scrambling to expand points of sale, including self-order kiosks, mobile order-and-pay, curbside pickup, pickup lockers and home delivery. Integrating new and existing POS assets can be challenging, but regardless of a company’s existing POS infrastructure, management needs a road map to identify […]

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