SafeRock in the News

SafeRock CEO Shah Karim interviewed by Women’s Wear Daily

SafeRock CEO Shah Karim was interviewed by Women’s Wear Daily, a leading magazine in the fashion and apparel sector. The interview touched upon current trends in the retail sector including supply chain, leadership, and consumer behavior. Shah was interviewed alongside Andre Maeder (CEO, KaDeWe), and Simon Susman (Honorary President, …

SafeRock publishes Navigating Future Global Crises Executive Summary

In the lead-up to the 2022 International Global Department Store Summit in Seattle, SafeRock published Navigating Future Global Crises, a research document that highlights key insights obtained from its in-depth assessment of the many challenges the retail industry has faced in the past few years; the aim is to …

SafeRock interviewed by Specialty Chemicals Magazine on Global Supply Chain

For the November/December 2021 edition of Specialty Chemicals Magazine, SafeRock was interviewed on the current international supply chain crisis and the steps companies can take to mitigate these risks in the future. CEO Shah Karim shared his insights on the necessity of maintaining a robust supply chain by diversifying …

SafeRock attends 2022 IGDS Department Store Summit

On June 9th and 10th, 2022, SafeRock attended the 2022 IGDS Department Store Summit hosted by Nordstrom. The IGDS (International Group of Department Stores), an association of 43 leading department stores, met with (pictured above from left to right) Doneger Group CEO Abbey Doneger, Woolworth Holdings Honorary President Simon …

SafeRock Co-Chairs 2022 Leadership Awards Program

SafeRock CEO Shah Karim served as a co-chair of the 2022 CME STEM Leadership Awards program. The event honored Sir Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Paul Alivastos, President of the University of Chicago; and Chad Mirkin, Professor at Northwestern University and Director of the International Institute of …

SafeRock to participate in IRI Webinar on Navigating Future Global Crises

On August 8th, 2022, SafeRock will participate in an Innovation Research Interchange webinar that builds upon a research project led by CEO Shah Karim and leaders of distinguished companies such as Michelin, Chevron, Xerox, and Colgate-Palmolive. The study, entitled “Navigating Future Global Crises,” examined key operational issues amid the …

SafeRock to co-chair CME NASA Symposium

On Monday, August 22nd, 2022, SafeRock CEO Shah Karim will co-chair the 2022 CME NASA Symposium. The event, which is organized by CME and NASA and sponsored by the ACS Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, is part of the ACS Fall 2022 Meeting and seeks to encourage people …

SafeRock to participate at CME NASA Sustainability Conference

On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022, SafeRock CEO Shah Karim will speak at the CME NASA Sustainability Conference. The half-day event, which is organized by CME and NASA with the help of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, is part of the ACS Fall 2022 Meeting and …

CEO Shah Karim attends Trinseo Meeting on Sustainable Solutions

On Wednesday, June 1st, SafeRock CEO Shah Karim co-hosted the webinar “Trinseo’s Transformation: Unlocking Bold, Creative, Sustainable Solutions” luncheon with Trinseo CEO Frank Bozich.

Trinseo is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics and latex binders. Among the company’s guiding principles is the idea that success can be …

President Salovey of Yale and Shah Karim meet at Innovation Summit

Peter Salovey, President Yale University speaking with SafeRock CEO Shah Karim on May 15th at the Innovation Summit in New Haven. Shah Karim was invited to the event as a co-founder of Friends of Yale from Industry (FYI), a non-profit organization that supports public-private-academic partnerships.

Over two days from May …

CEO Shah Karim speaks on Global Food Security

On Thursday, May 5th, SafeRock CEO Shah Karim moderated the CME STEM Talks by Thought Leaders entitled “CLA, S&P IHS, NASA: Accelerating Food Security”. The panelists included Chris Novak, President and CEO, CropLife America; Jonathan Shoham, Senior Consultant Analyst, S&P Global IHS Markit; and Michael Joseph Puma, Unit Director …

Navigating Future Global Crises: Whitepaper with SafeRock

IRI members collaborated with SafeRock CEO Shah Karim to produce a whitepaper entitled ‘Navigating Future Global Crisis: The Role of R&D’. The full whitepaper can be found here.

Recent crises have had a crippling impact on many sectors at the national and international level. These events include health, economic, and …

NASA speaks at Yale on “Increasing Human Potential”

On Tuesday, April 26th, SafeRock CEO Shah Karim helped co-organize the first NASA Symposium at Yale University, New Haven as part of Friends of Yale from Industry (FYI). NASA Chief Scientist James Green and NASA Associate Chief Scientist Tara Ruttley led the discussion. The following is an excerpt from …

CEO Shah Karim Appointed I&CE Member

As of February 2022, Shah Karim has been appointed at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) as an Industry & Corporate Engagement Committee (I&CE) Member. PME integrates science and engineering to address global challenges from the molecular level up. It applies molecular-level science to the design of …

CEO Shah Karim Appointed to CME Board of Directors

The Chemical Marketing and Economics, Inc. (CME) announced the appointments of two Columbia University Fellows Mr. Shah Karim and Dr. Austin Evans as members of the Board of Directors. The CME Board shapes pinnacle programs covering topics from space exploration to environmental social governance (ESG).

Established in 1954, CME is …

SafeRock Attends CME Gala in NYC

On December 7, 2021, SafeRock was invited to join the Ninth Leadership Awards Luncheon and Gala Reception of Chemical Marketing and Economics (CME). The Gala honored The Carlyle Group Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus Daniel D’Aniello, and Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier. Merck Senior Vice President for Science Research …

Risk and Resilience in Supply Chains

SafeRock’s CEO Shah Karim and Crown Holdings’ Daniel A. Abramowicz recently published a paper entitled “Risk and Resilience in Supply Chains” in the Research-Technology Management paper Volume 64, 2021. The content is adapted from their presentation at the IRI Virtual 2021 Annual Conference and offers insights into how companies …

Reopening the World Under Deep Uncertainty

Join SafeRock’s CEO Shah Karim, Vice President, Janssen’s Head of Protein Therapeutics Matt Truppo, and panel moderator Sam Samdani, Senior Knowledge Expert at McKinsey for their ‘STEM Talks by Thought Leaders’ entitled ‘Reopening the World amid Great Uncertainty’ on 10/21/2021 from 11am-12pm ET.elta, Epsilon, Mu…as the waves of infectious …

SafeRock Q&A in Philippines National Conference

Today, SafeRock’s CEO Shah Karim participated in the 27th NRCE Virtual Edition Main Stage DAY 1 Session 4: Resilience and growth from the pandemic organized by the Philippine Retailers Association. Attendees included executive management from retail and property developers in the country.

Shah was joined by Retailgate Founder/CEO and United …

Yale Alumni Connect Industry to “One Yale”

One year ago, Friends of Yale from Industry (FYI) started as a response to the global pandemic to help Yale students find opportunities for professional development inspired by Dean Chun and Dean Cooley. Marvin Chun’s call on April 27th, 2020 began our journey and we were inspired by Lynn …

SafeRock’s CEO Shah Karim Speaker @ 27th NRCE

Mark your calendars for the 27th National Retail and Mall Conference taking place for the Philippines on August 12-13, 2021. SafeRock’s CEO Shah Karim will be among the speakers focusing on the topic ‘Retail Reboot – Learn and Connect with Visionary Leaders!’

Register now to save your spot for this …

Yale Alumni Interview with SafeRock CEO Shah Karim

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit last spring, the Office of Career Strategy has seen a boost in alumni engagement, leading to more opportunities for Yale students in all schools.

Throughout the years, alumni have been involved with OCS in many different ways — including mentoring students directly, providing career guidance …

SafeRock Speaks At SXSW 2016 on IoT

IoT & Connected Commerce – Unifying Mobile & Store
The internet of things offers amazing opportunities for companies and new ventures. IoT will unify online and physical store commerce. What are implications for customer service, vendor financing, consumer credit, product returns, and shipping?

Connecting the dots: your customers, your brand and the IoT – We’ll …

Forbes: 2021 Is A Year Of Opportunity In Retailing

New restrictions imposed by governors throughout the United States, because of the recent resurgence of the coronavirus, makes the present holiday selling period very uncertain. Store managements do not know how many store units will actually be able to serve customers. For retailers hoping to salvage this year, much …

IRI Interviews Shah Karim as Thought Leader

SafeRock’s CEO Shah Karim was recently nominated as a 2020 Digital Innovation Thought Leader by the Innovation Research Interchange. IRI members are comprised of governmental organizations, multinational companies, such as Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, John Deere, Boeing, NASA, and S.C. Johnson, as well as companies that …

CEO Shah Karim speaks on Digital Transformation

Digital Alchemy to Create Value and Reduce Risk

This Thought Leader Interview was conducted by Lee Green, VP of Knowledge Creation at the Innovation Research Interchange (IRI), with Shah Karim, CEO of SafeRock, on November 19th, 2020. IRI membership is comprised of governmental organizations, multinational companies, as well as companies …

SafeRock Promotes US-Europe Commerce

SafeRock hosted a dinner in New York City at the Yale Club on January 2019 with US and European business leaders. The purpose was for mutual discussion between these companies and organizations, and support transatlantic commerce. Invitees included representatives from Orsay,  Arvato, Alvarez & Marsal, Sport Chalet, Dumonde Trading, …

SafeRock’s CEO Shah Karim on Retail’s Best Concepts

MediaMarktSaturn Retail GroupMediaMarktSaturn with its outlets Saturn and MediaMarkt is a consumer electronics giant with €20+ billion in annual sales and #1 market position in 9 European countries, more than 2.5 million daily store visitors and about 2 million daily unique online visitors.

What retailers can learn:

40% of online orders …

SafeRock Data Science Talk @ Yale University

Yale students got an opportunity over the weekend to hear more about careers in data and the new digital economy at an event organized by the Association of Yale Alumni.
The event was part of the “Careers, Life and Yale” series, a program in its third year that brings alumni …

CEO Shah Karim elected to Tribeca Disruptor Foundation

Shah Karim is an expert on big data and multi-channel retail, and chief executive officer of SafeRock, a greater New York City company that provides analytic solutions to improve shareholder value and improve return on investment. With customer behavior and technology changing constantly, management must simultaneously handle Amazon’s impact, succeed …

DMEXCO 2016 invites CEO Shah Karim to speak

The international conference on Digital Marketing Conference, DMEXCO 2016 has invited CEO Shah Karim as a guest speaker on “Internet of Things” and Connected Commerce in Cologne on September 14th, 2016. Speakers include executive leaders from Carrefour, Rakuten, and Yandex.

The ecommerce world is rapidly growing in Asia, Europe, and …

CEO Shah Karim at Yale Club Meeting

As a board member of the Yale Club of North Jersey and Rockland, Shah attends monthly meetings with fellow Yale alumni. The club gathers Yale alumni from all over northeastern New Jersey (including Bergen County, Montclair, and vicinity) and Rockland County, New York for fellowship and fun.

CEO Shah Karim elected President of Yale Club in NJ

SafeRock’s CEO Shah Karim has recently been elected as the President of the Yale Club of North Jersey and Rockland. The club gathers Yale alumni from all over northeastern New Jersey (including Bergen County, Montclair, and vicinity) and Rockland County, New York for fellowship and fun.

CEO Shah Karim invited to German Haus at SXSW 2016

German Haus at SXSW 2016 invites CEO Shah Karim as a guest speaker on “Internet of Things” and industrial technology at it’s WUNDERBAR program in Austin, Texas. The program was held during March 11-20, 2016. The full program can be found here and the video recording of the event can …

Mike Ullman, Chairman JC Penney, CEO Shah Karim at NRF

On January 8th, 2016, CEO Shah Karim hosted a dinner meeting and celebration with Mike Ullman, Chairman of J. C. Penney at the National Retail Federation’s annual conference. Mike was being honored by the NRF for Lifetime Achievement for his service to the industry. Attending at the NRF Gala …

Publishing Guidelines: Incorporating Health Criteria in the School Curriculum

SafeRock’s CEO Shah Karim contributed to the publication of ‘Publishing Guidelines: For Incorporating Health Criteria Into School Curriculum (Grades K-12)’. The full report can be found here.

As education publishers, we recognize that the professionals in our field make content and design choices every day in the normal course of …

Listening to the Customer & Managing the Relationship

SafeRock’s CEO Shah Karim in collaboration with David Ressinger, VP and Partner at SD Retail Consulting published an article entitled ‘Part 4: Listening to the Customer and Managing the Relationship over Time’.

The full article can be found here.

SafeRock’s netVantage® in the News

Consumers are increasingly utilizing more resources to make purchasing decisions, including on-line and off-line media. At the same time, consumer needs are becoming more diverse, forcing retailers to find ways to personalize their message. As retailers work to adapt to these changes, they find themselves struggling to generate wide-reaching …