Digital River to Speak on Commerce of Things at Channel IQ’s Compass Conference

MINNEAPOLIS — Sept. 1, 2016Digital River, Inc., a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, announced that it will be speaking at Channel IQ’s Compass 2016 conference ( During the event, taking place Sept. 7-8, 2016, in the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Digital River vice president of strategy and innovation, James Gagliardi, will present a session, titled “The Commerce of Things Gold Rush: Strategizing and Monetizing for Profits.”

“The fascinating and lucrative side of the Internet of Things — which we refer to as the Commerce of Things, is heralding in a new era for how people buy and consume goods and services, and how companies monetize them,” said Gagliardi. “Smart refrigerators will alert their owners when food has gone bad and automatically reorder items. Running shoes that have been worn past their prime will automatically order a replacement. While these advances in digital commerce are exciting, they are already disrupting the standard business and monetization models used by brands today.”

In his presentation, taking place at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, Gagliardi will address how manufacturers need to prepare themselves for this contextual ecommerce experience, including:

  • Interacting with consumers through connected devices;
  • Adopting new monetization strategies for products and services;
  • Managing ecommerce and supply chain infrastructures to align with a large volume of singular transactions; and
  • Preparing for increasingly complex regulatory considerations where micro transactions will dominate global ecommerce.

In conjunction with the Compass conference, Digital River is hosting a social gathering at the ROOF on theWit, the rooftop lounge at theWit Chicago hotel, on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. To request an invitation to this private event, please visit:

Channel IQ is a leading provider of subscription-based ecommerce channel management solutions. The company’s Compass conference brings together industry insiders and leaders from hundreds of the world’s leading brands to discuss challenges, solutions and best practices related to digital marketing, online channel management, brand protection and policy enforcement.

About Digital River, Inc.
Backed by 20 years of ecommerce experience, Digital River is recognized as a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Digital River’s cloud-based commerce, payments and marketing services to manage and grow their online businesses. Through these services, Digital River connects B2B and B2C digital products companies and branded manufacturers with buyers across multiple devices and channels, and nearly every country in the world.

Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate website, read the Digital River Blog, follow the company on Twitter or call +1 952-253-1234.

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