By  on April 26, 2018

Despite the off-putting headlines and the ongoing shuttering of physical store locations, fashion apparel retailers might have reason to be hopeful. New technologies continue to serve as a beacon of hope — and survival — for merchants and suppliers.

As chief scientist of JDA Software Group Inc.’s research and development team and supply chain innovation hub, Suresh Acharya described current conditions as “amazing times where new innovations” are coming out of research and are “capturing people’s imaginations.” Machine learning, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics is transforming retail. Here, Acharya shares his thoughts on the technologies that are shaping and disrupting the industry.

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