WIRED RETAIL 2016

The date and venue will be announced soon

AGENDA

Click here to download the 2015 agenda

“I enjoyed the day a great deal and thought that the organising team had brought together a really super line up of speakers. It really was a great day so many thanks for including me. I would certainly recommend the event to colleagues so I hope you will be running the day again next year!”
Sarah Clearly
Head of Group Talent
Selfridges

“Thank you for an amazing conference. Both as a speaker and as attendee I was impressed. Level of content was top.”
Runar Reistrup
CEO
Depop

“Absolutely brilliant speeches from presenters yesterday, crowned by Jack on The Last Yard! THANK YOU so much for making it possible for me to be there. I learned a huge amount and met some wonderful people.”
Sophia Swire
Future Brilliance

“Thank you for inviting me to speak today, amazing event and crowd.”
Jose Neves
Founder and CEO
Fartech

“Great event … my head is still spinning from all the amazing & disrupting technologies getting into our day to day lives, incredible era we have the privilege to live in.”
Alex Rashkovan
Founder and CEO
Auto Store Company

“Valtech was the title sponsor of the WIRED Retail conference held in London at the end of November 2014. I had recently taken the job as Valtech’s Chief Marketing Officer and came into the planning process with only a few weeks before the actual event. As you might imagine I was quite concerned about an event that we were bringing clients to from all over the world, not to mention the exposure to new potential clients and the press. However my fears were unfounded as WIRED put together a superb event, from the venue, to the speakers to the flow and activities of the day – everything was polished and professional. I received nothing but compliments and high marks from attendees that I met with.”
Paul Lewis
Group chief marketing officer
Valtech

AN EXPLORATION OF THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

WIRED Retail returned to London on November 23 at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, to present the future of retail – with those who are building it.


VIDEO: WIRED Retail 2015 highlights

WHAT IS WIRED RETAIL AND WHY ATTEND?

This is the most exciting time to be in retail. At WIRED Retail 2015 we introduced the innovators building the future of commerce. We challenged fundamental assumptions about the entire retail supply chain, from distribution centres to the shop floor.

There is simply no other event like WIRED Retail — you hear from speakers who are at the forefront of change and challenging norms, as well as network with some of the world’s leading retail minds. Why attend? It will change how you think about your world, and open your mind to explore new ideas that could future-proof your business.

The 2015 agenda explored topics such as:

  • Bringing retail into the digital age
  • New payments technologies that free customers from the tills
  • Pop-ups 2.0 — pure players creating magnificent customer experiences
  • Bringing web-grade thinking to the physical store
  • Using augmented reality to bring a retail layer to the world outside
  • How tech companies in emerging markets are transforming the way brands reach us
  • Why every company needs to be a tech company
  • Delivery as the game-changing competitive advantage for retailers
  • Customer expectations for data-driven in-store and online experience

Main Stage speakers included:

  • Nick_Brackenbury_Web

Nick Brackenbury

Co-founder, NearSt

The former Ogilvy account director founded NearSt in London. Its platform connects shoppers with nearby high street inventory.

  • Jeff Chapin_Web

Jeff Chapin

Chief product officer, Casper

Chapin co-founded Casper, a sleep company where he leads the development of physical products. Casper has succeeded by embracing radical design and delivery methods.

  • randy dean_Web

Randy Dean

CBO, Sentient Technology

Pioneering massively scaled artificial intelligence, Sentient Technologies is a Silicon Valley firm solving some of the most complex problems in e-commerce, finance and healthcare.

  • Prof Feindt_Web

Michael Feindt

Founder and chief scientific advisor, Blue Yonder

An ex-CERN physicist turned entrepreneur, Feindt’s UK- and Germany-based startup, Blue Yonder, builds forecasting tools that allow retailers to optimise supply chains.

  • Jody Medich_Web

Jody Medich

Director of design, Singularity University Labs

Based in San Jose, Medich’s AR and VR tools have potentially huge retail applications.

  • Idriss Al Rifai_Web

Idriss Al Rifai

CEO and co-founder, Fetchr

Al Rifai founded Dubai-based Fetchr. Its app uses mobile geolocation to enable reliable delivery of packages in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Simon

Simon Taylor

Co-founder & blockchain director, 11:FS

Former blockchain lead at Barclays, Taylor founded 11:FS with Mondo co-founder Jason Bates. A blockchain consultancy, 11:FS aims to help firms take advantage of the new technology.

  • Kerry

Kerry Liu

Founder & CEO, Rubikloud Technologies

Liu heads up Rubikloud, which claims to be the world’s most advanced machine learning platform for retailers. Using machine predictions, Rubikloud increases CRM and promotional revenue and profitability.

  • Niall

Niall Murphy

CEO & co-founder, EVRYTHNG

Murphy’s award-winning EVRYTHNG is an Internet of Things digital identity and real-time data management platform.

  • Matthew

Matthew Johnson

CTO, Guardtime

Johnson is CTO of Guardtime, which aims to replace data security with data integrity using the blockchain. Guardtime defends Estonian healthcare files and UK nuclear and flood-defence data.

  • Filipa

Filipa Neto

Co-founder and managing director, Chic by Choice

Neto’s online dress-hire startup operates in 15 European markets, enabling women to rent dresses from leading catwalk designers for a fraction of the purchase cost.

  • Kevin

Kevin Gibbon

CEO & co-founder, Shyp

Shyp is the Uber for shipping – picking up, packaging, tracking and delivering things for people via a simple app interface. Prior to founding the company in 2013, Gibbon led the Boeing engineering team.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM WIRED RETAIL 2014

Click here to download the WIRED Retail report 2014

  • “An amazing conference. Level of content was top.”
  • “Absolutely brilliant. I learned a huge amount and met some wonderful people.”
  • “Amazing event and crowd.”
  • “Great event. My head is still spinning.”
  • “WIRED put together a superb event, from the venue to the speakers to the flow and activities of the day.”
  • “I would certainly recommend the event to colleagues!”

VIDEO: Jack Hidary, Senior advisor, Google X

VIDEO: José Neves, Farfetch

VIDEO: Ross Bailey, Appear Here


VIDEO: WIRED Retail 2015 highlights


VIDEO: WIRED Retail 2014 highlights

CONTACT

Sponsorship enquiries
Silvia Weindling
0207 152 3124
Silvia.Weindling@condenast.co.uk

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General enquiries
Nassia Matsa
+44 (0)207 152 3285
Nassia.Matsa@condenast.co.uk