In 2016, new records were set for online sales across Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States. In addition, the National Retail Federation reported that total consumers increased with 154.4 million people shopping over Thanksgiving weekend last year.

Are you interested in hearing about what retailers can expect this year? Whether it’s shoppers hitting stores on Black Friday as part of their family tradition or it’s deal crazy consumers looking for new electronics – we will cover a few predictions to help get you through the retail weekend that everyone has been planning for.

Join our next #CiscoChat, “Digital Retail 101: Are You Ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday?”, on Thursday, October 26th at 1pm EST. In addition to myself, we will be joined by Tim Phillips (@phillips_tim), Retail Strategy Leader at Phunware, Tom Isaksen (@Caliti), Senior Director of Alliances at Phunware, Phil Chang (@RetailPhil), Retail Industry Expert at Hubba, and Jeremy Witikko (@jwitikko), Retail Business Development Manager at Cisco.

To participate in the chat:

  • Make sure you’re logged into your Twitter account.
  • Search for the #CiscoChat hashtag and click on the Live tab.
  • The chat will be moderated by the Cisco Mobility team on Twitter (@Cisco_Mobility). Be sure to follow this account to participate. We will begin welcoming guests at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) and posting questions for discussion.
  • Be sure to use the #CiscoChat hashtag at the end of each tweet so that others can find your contributions to the discussion.

We look forward to seeing you in the Chat!


Derek Dykens

Consumer Industries Business Development Manager

Global Enterprise - New York, NY