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:

  • Ahti_Heinla2

Ahti Heinla

Co-founder, CEO, CTO, Starship

Starship is an Estonian company that aims to reinvent the £2.6 billion business of delivery services, using land-based robots.

  • Henry

Henry Stuart

Co-founder and CEO, Visualise

He is pioneering 360-degree video and will speak on the future of VR, drawing on his work with clients including Thomas Cook and Mercedes Benz Formula 1.

  • SiavashGhorbani

Siavash Ghorbani

Co-founder & CTO, Tictail

Ghorbani will talk about the move to intuitive messaging platforms, where your phone becomes your CRM.

  • YarivBash

Yariv Bash

CEO, Flytrex

Bash will talk about drone delivery options, regulation, and technologies, and solving the "last metre" problem.

  • BillieWhitehouse

Billie Whitehouse

Designer & director, Wearable Experiments

Whitehouse will talk about building desirable, wearable tech to bridge instore and mobile ecommerce.

  • SteveCallanan

Steve Callanan

CEO & co-founder, WIREWAX

Callanan will talk about connected video, and a future where content is immersive and "shoppable".

  • AnishaSingh

Anisha Singh

CEO & co-founder, mydala

Singh will tell us how she built an e-commerce giant leveraging mobile data to drive retail over $600 million annually for merchants across 209 Indian cities.

  • JoBertram

Jo Bertram

Regional general manager UKI & Nordics, Uber

Bertram leads Uber's UK, Ireland and Nordic operations. She will speak on the lessons learned from the platform’s staggering success.

  • RobertGentz

Robert Gentz

Co-founder, Zalando

Gentz will explain how Zalando's radical agility is allowing them to help retailers innovate, and why he went backpacking during their IPO.

  • Bram de Zwart

Bram de Zwart

Co-founder & CEO, 3D Hubs

de Zwart will address how the retail supply chain will be transformed when mass production goes the way of the music industry – becoming digitised and on-demand.

  • JamesCrawford

James Crawford

Founder & CEO, Orbital Insight

Crawford will discuss how satellite and drone imagery is impacting retail. For example, satellites can monitor supply chains or analyse revenue by car park activity.

  • JessiBaker

Jessi Baker

Founder, Provenance

Baker is building the future of consumer trust in brands. The Provenance platform is using blockchain technology to verify products and their manufacturing processes. 

  • CristianVanTienhoven

Cristian van Tienhoven

Senior manager, Amazon Merchant Services

With Amazon now not only in the checkout business but the check-in business too, van Tienhoven will explain how behaviour analysis can help build trust – for consumers and retailers.

  • JC

Jean-Christophe Hermann

EVP, global retailing & consumer goods, Valtech

Hermann will share an innovation model used by the world’s most forward-looking retail teams and its impact on retail experiences.

  • JamesAllgrove

James Allgrove

Head of UK growth, Stripe

Stripe is enabling a world where the phone is the transactional device. Allgrove will explore how that will change customer behaviour.

  • StefanSiegel

Stefan Siegel

Founder & CEO, NOT JUST A LABEL

Stefan creates extraordinary retail experiences, recently taking over an iconic department store in Berlin for online retailer Zalando, bringing pop-ups into the digital age.

  • SebastianSiemiatkowski

Sebastian Siemiatkowski

Co-founder & CEO, Klarna

Fifty thousand merchants and 35 million consumers use payments platform Klarna. Siemiatkowski will talk about micro-payments and monetising customer loyalty.

  • PaulClarke

Paul Clarke

Director of technology, Ocado Technology

Clarke is designing Ocado’s next highly automated fulfillment centre – with robotics and smart machines – and moving the company’s services into the cloud. 

  • KenDenman

Ken Denman

President & CEO, Emotient

Denman explores how facial recognition and sentiment analysis could turbocharge customer service when fused with sales receipts, iBeacon technology and other data.

  • SiBrown

Si Brown

Co-founder & CMO, skignz

skignz is a geolocation-based augmented reality (AR) platform. Its co-founder, Si Brown, will explain how AR could play a role in the future of retail. 

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

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