Sterling Hawkins | Co-Founder
Center for Advancing Retail and Technology

Sterling Hawkins, Co-Founder, Center for Advancing Retail and Technology

Sterling Hawkins is a business leader, entrepreneur and investor living at the
intersection of in-store and online. Currently running operations and venture relations for
CART, his legacy is that of a 5th generation retailer whose family name is synonymous
with retail. From that springboard, he has worked with clients on best practices in
consumer marketing, loyalty and retail technology including Mitsubishi, M&M Meat
Shop, Procter & Gamble and many others. Through CART, he has also partnered with
universities including Stanford, Cornell and the University of Texas to incorporate the
future of retail into their curricula and provider a go-to-market channel for relevant
In 2004, Sterling co-founded, launched and sold his first retail technology company,
Convena. Since, he has been actively involved in the community speaking at business
conferences around the world. He has been seen in ABC Money, Comstock, RetailWire
and Forbes. Sterling lives in Los Angeles and spends his time mobilizing a network of
startups, investors and retailers to bring together online and in-store for the betterment
of business, communities and the human condition.


VIP Conference Day 1 @ 09:00

Sustainable is the new black: Reshaping retail

  •     The changing retail landscape, consolidation and sustainability 
  •     The battle of the marketplaces continues 
  •     The hype around digital – bots, VR, AR and AI
  •     How mobile payments are leading the way 
  •     Last-mile innovation and collaboration 
  •     Prioritising immersive customer experiences 

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