Pavan Baruri

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Director, Core Services
Foot Locker

Pavan is a technocrat with over 20 years of experience in building software systems. In his current role, he leads a core service group at Foot Locker responsible for building customer experience API's with product search being one of the key services. He's been working in retail technology for the past 12 years in various roles starting off as an individual contributor.

Pavan Baruri is speaking at the following session/s

Fusion at Foot Locker: Speed at Scale

Wednesday | 11:35AM - 12:15AM |

Foot Locker is going through a major digital transformation and search experience enhancement using Lucidworks Fusion is a key part of the transformation initiative. Foot Locker has a unique position in selling specialty sneakers with a demography covering teens to millennials. This poses a unique challenge to satisfy a tech-savvy, primarily mobile-driven user base. There are also multiple brands spanning across North America, Europe and APAC regions requiring advanced search capabilities and multilingual support. Delivering this solution at speed at scale requires tools that support these capabilities. Fusion is one such tool we are learning and we will present our journey so far. We are still in the process of rolling out Fusion to enable advanced features to all of the brands under Foot Locker. The presentation will include the latest data and learnings at the time of the conference.

Audience Takeaway
How to quickly bootstrap search experience in a fortune 500 enterprise. Metrics and measurements that matters. Key learnings and improvements we observed in our journey. Fusion's fit for enterprises with the global ecosystem and customer base. Quickly enhance search towards AI for better results.

Intended Audience
Product and engineering teams from fortune 500 enterprises with start-up mentality and speed to market requirements.