Bizimply will be attending the Retail Business Technology Expo show this year on the 8th and 9th of May in the Olympia, London. We will be at stand 592 so be sure to pop over to say hi!
RBTE is set to attract 17,000 visitors from the retail and hospitality industry who are looking for new technologies and innovations to help them run their businesses more efficiently. There will be over 370 suppliers and a host of great speakers covering topics such as customer experience, eCommerce, and RFID. We have come up with a list of our must-see speakers, so why not take a look if you are attending?
Day 1 – Monday 8th of May
- 11.40 am – 12.25 pm ‘Panel Discussion: RFID In Real Life’ @ Keynote Conference Theatre 1
Moderated by Mark Tailford, Global Sales Director @ As Reader Global
Richard Jenkins, Head of Loss Prevention & RFID @ Marks & Spencer
Rob Mitchell, Manager, Management Operations @ John Lewis
Martin Speed, Loss Prevention Manager @ River Island
RFID has become increasingly popular in the past few years and is definitely a topic worth learning more about. As you can see from the list of speakers, they all work for very well-known companies and would have a lot of knowledge in this area. It is not to be missed.
- 11.40 am – 12.25 pm ‘Panel Discussion: Innovation In Retail’ @ Keynote Conference Theatre 1
Moderated by Spencer Izard, Chief Analyst @ Ovum
Martin Goldstein, Head of Purchasing @ River Island
Alexander Allen, Director of Strategy and Business Development @ Maplin
Steve Moore, Director of Connected Home @ Dixons Carphone
Gemma Jennings, Senior Manager, Strategy @ John Lewis
There are constantly new innovations in the retail sector, especially in terms of technology. You’ll be sure to leave this conference with a lot of new ideas and information from these great speakers.
- 2.40 pm – 3.25 pm ‘Panel Discussion: Rethinking Retail Systems For Extended Choice, Convenience, And Experience – The Role Of Cloud’ @ Keynote Conference Theatre 1
Moderated by Laura Garner, Freelance Journalist, and PR
Jason Cook, Head of IT @ Neals Yard Remedies
Paul Hinds, IT Development @ F. Hinds The Jeweller
Ian Tomlinson, CEO @ Retail Store (Cybertill)
These days it is very rare to find a company who isn’t using some sort of cloud-based system within their operations. The above list of speakers will be discussing this and how it plays such an important role.
Day 2 – Tuesday 9th of May
- 11.50 am – 12.30 pm ‘Panel Discussion Ecomm: How To Improve The Digital Customer Experience’ @ Keynote Conference Theatre 1
Fabrice Khullar, Senior Product Owner, Digital and Technology @ Sainsbury’s
Lucy Mansdorf, Former Head of Digital Marketing @ Selfridges
Rosalyn Potts, Digital Customer Experience Manager @ George.com, ASDA
Customer experience is an essential aspect that companies should constantly be on top of in order to keep their customers happy. Now that consumers are shopping online more frequently, companies need to have a strategy in place to ensure their customers have a pleasant online experience. These speakers will be discussing this topic in more detail so make sure you don’t miss it!
- 2.00 pm – 2.30 pm ‘How John Lewis Enhances The Shopping Journey In Store’ @ Keynote Conference Theatre 2
Sean O’Connor, Head Of Product – Buy, Mobile and Customer Experience @ John Lewis
John Lewis is such a well-known chain of upmarket department stores so who else would you want to learn from regarding enhancing the shopping journey for customers!
- 2.40 pm – 3.20 pm ‘Panel Discussion: How Virtual And Augmented Reality Is Impacting Retail’ @ Keynote Conference Theatre 1
Moderator: Cedric Guyot, CEO @ Kantar Retail – Virtual Reality
Craig Crawford, IT Strategist @ Crawford IT
Lara Marrero, Retail Practice Area Leader, Senior Associate @ Gensler
Giovanni Flore, Digital Signage Project Manager @ Benetton
Everywhere I turn these days I see something to do with virtual and augmented reality. It is already very popular and is set to become even more popular in the near future so be sure to check out this conference to find out more.
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