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Wednesday, November 3 • 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Open Retail Reference Architecture (ORRA) to Help Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Retail Industry - Henry Lau, HP Inc & Arnaud Le Hors, IBM

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Digital transformation in the retail industry is accelerating. Retail's next wave is powering innovative in-store experiences. New ways of enabling store safety, facilities and equipment maintenance, custom and personalized services, inventory management and replenishment, digital signage and electronic pricing labels, and advanced forms of self- and automated-checkout all require increasing digital capabilities. More often, these capabilities need to be created and performed in the store and at the edge. These innovations reveal a critical gap in existing retail store infrastructure. What's needed is a platform for retail industry vendors to work together and deliver solutions with unique value that share a common infrastructure. To respect the limited footprint and cost constraints of a typical retail outlet, solutions must be easy to integrate, leverage common security practices, and offer a consistent approach to support and service. In short, the industry needs a framework that supports a collective and coherent ecosystem. This vision is what inspired the creation of ORRA project within the EdgeX Foundry umbrella to enable collaboration within retail industry ecosystem.

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Henry Lau

Distinguished Technologist, Retail & Industry Solutions, HP Inc
Henry Lau is a Distinguished Technologist with Retail Solutions in the Advanced Compute & Solutions Business Unit in the Personal Systems Group of HP Inc. Henry leads the software architecture design of HP’s retail Android products and Edge solutions. His responsibility spans the... Read More →
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Arnaud Le Hors

Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) Open Technologies: Blockchain, Edge Computing, Web, IBM, IBM
Arnaud has been working on standards and open source for over 25 years and has been involved in every aspect of the open technology development process: technical, strategic, political, and legal. Arnaud was editor of several key web specifications including HTML and DOM and was a... Read More →



Wednesday November 3, 2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
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