Verisk Retail’s “Up North” InterACT Experience: Inspiration for 2016 and Beyond

Verisk Retail’s “Up North” InterACT 2016 experience, at the historic Grand View Resort in Nisswa, Minnesota, has once again been acclaimed by its customers as one of the year’s most essential events for growth and advancement of loss prevention practitioners.

Over 70 retail professionals, representing more than 40 retail brands, gathered to share insights in maximizing their use of the Aspect EliteLP POS-analysis and APIS case management systems, as well as to gain cutting-edge loss prevention knowledge. InterACT’s robust agenda, once again, qualified attendees for continuing education credits toward widely recognized industry certifications, including LPC, LPQ and CFI.

“Minnesota’s North Woods provided the perfect setting for our user community to share best practices and gain new insights into the ever-advancing world of applied LP technologies,” said David Duhaime, president of Verisk Retail. “Months of planning and preparation invested by Verisk Retail and our customer-driven Steering Committee was rewarded tenfold as we were inspired by the innovations of our user community and deepened our insight into the many opportunities to leverage partnerships to meet the evolving demands of the road ahead.“

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L. Wayne Hoover, vice president of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, provided this year’s keynote address, engaging and educating attendees on the subject of “Detecting Deception at Home and Abroad.” Participants walked away with new skills and insights, as well as a few laughs. Other highlights included in-depth discussions on the LP implications of omni-channel, risks and controls inherent in emerging currency fraud, and enhanced communication through data visualization. Attendees also contributed their thoughts and ideas on future Verisk Retail initiatives and learned about new and unique retail offerings available exclusively through Verisk Retail and the broader Verisk Analytics family of companies.

Over the three-day conference, participants attended 35 educational, best-practice and hands-on learning sessions. The packed agenda was planned by the InterACT 2016 Steering Committee, including retail partners Kim Junko (American Eagle Outfitters), Tom Zimmerman (DSW), Mark Sutherland (Indigo Books), Lory Whitton (Kinney Drugs), Dale Casper (Exchange), David Linnemann (7-Eleven), Cristina Hanson (Toys ‘R’ Us), Keith Thompson (Cabela’s), and Scott Vandermer (Big 5 Sporting Goods).

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