Meet the retail experts…
Here are the twelve retail experts who deliberated on a long list of digital retail innovations, to lead to the publication of the Retail Insider Digital Retail Innovations report.
Peter holds a variety of positions including the chairman’s role at boohoo.com, Mister Spex, and OfficeTeam. He is also a non-executive director at Rightmove, Cineworld Group, Sportech and is a trustee of the Design Council.
IT and e-commerce director, Monsoon and Accessorize
John joined Monsoon Accessorize in July 2013 as a member of the operational board, with responsibility for the full e-commerce P&L as well as the digital and technology strategy.
Martin has been involved with multi-channel retail for more than 25 years – presently at strategic consultancy Practicology, which he founded. This followed a variety of roles that included head of e-commerce for both Burberry and Ted Baker, interim director of e-commerce for Pentland Brands, and head of marketing for Harrods’ home shopping division.
E-commerce programme manager, M&S
Craig is currently responsible for leading the digital transformation in-store at M&S. Previously worked with several large multi-channel retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Michaels Stores in the US. Also runs the popular retail innovation website www.retail-innovation.com.
Founder, Digital Avenue
Sheila set up Digital Avenue in 2012 and has a broad client base including RTE Digital, Littlewoods Ireland, Market Match and Brand Alley UK focusing on CRM, data and e-commerce business development. She has held many senior roles in the telecoms and retail sectors including head of online product development at O2 Telefonica and head of online for CPW Ireland.
Scott launched new business venture, Haatch, in September 2013 as an incubator focusing on investments within the e-commerce and digital space. Previously founder and CEO of Kiddicare.com before it was sold to Morrisons’s where he held the position of non-food managing director and chief architect of Morrisons.com
IT specialist in research, Tesco
Paul has the job of finding the best technology out there to make life easier – for Tesco customers and colleagues. His remit is to help people experience the future today as technology changes the way they shop. This involves dealing with the likes of Microsoft and Google as well as start-ups and then bringing back ideas to Tesco and figuring out how to make them work for the company.
Global research director, Research Farm
Daniel leads a team of analysts and consultants, with a remit that includes developing strategic content and new revenue streams, as well as corporate planning. Daniel has over a decade of experience analysing the sector and identifying latest industry trends, working
with FMCG companies and retailers such as Tesco, Nestle and Disney.
Director, Transform UK
Joe leads the retail practice at management consultancy Transform, working with a number of major retailers including Argos, Homebase, Tesco and Debenhams on their digital transformations and how they embed innovation and customer-centred thinking into their businesses.
Digital solutions manager, GS1 UK
David joined GS1 UK in June 2013 to develop and lead their digital retail engagement strategy. Prior to that he spent a year with the GLD Group developing their online retail strategies for a number of their clothing and footwear brands including Addict, Superga, Amplified Clothing and Kappa.
European head, IDC Retail Insights
Spencer manages IDC Retail Insights across Europe, providing advisory services, research, and consulting to end-user organisations and IT vendors operating in, and serving, the retail sector across Europe and globally.
Head of strategic insights, Portland Design
Elisa currently heads up the strategic insights division of Portland Design where she has been since September 2013. Other roles have included innovation researcher at GDR Creative Intelligence and trend researcher at Canvas8.
These twelve retail experts helped shape the Digital Retail Innovation report, which you can view here:
You can read more about the methodology, or watch the video series with retail experts discussing the results of the report:
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