(Yes, this really happened, and we witnessed it at Oracle Retail Cross Talk 2022.)

Oracle Retail Cross Talk 2022 Inventory Strategies Panel

Last held in person in 2019, Oracle’s annual conference is a unique executive forum that connects retail brands from around the world to share lessons learned, best practices, and innovative ideas about the future of modern retail. The event organizers provided dozens of formal sessions and presentations, but there was also an emphasis on unstructured networking and fun (which really did feature armadillo races). Those unique little animals showed us all the true meaning of resiliency.

For many participants, including those from Oracle Retail, traveling for this event represented their first business trip since March 2020. And as with other parts of our lives, this was the first opportunity in over two years that many were finally able to meet in person, some of them for the first time.