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Wednesday, October 16 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Workshop 5: Responsive Design: Designing for the future in a multi-device world (Venda) LIMITED

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Mobile commerce is growing at a rate of 129% for some web retailers and as much as 185% for others.

With only 1 of the top 50 UK retail sites being fully Responsive, retailers are not correctly addressing the mobile opportunity with robust mobile commerce resources, and stand to lose up to 20% or more in potential revenue in 2013*.

Consumers are becoming even more demanding, and the diversity of devices browsing the web is expanding at a lightning fast pace (it’s no longer an i-world!).  The need to build slick, user-friendly mCommerce sites – and quickly, is becoming ever more important.

In this session Venda’s Chief Operating Officer, Damon Mannion, will co-present with Cloggs’ Managing Director, Chris Thomas, to demonstrate how Responsive Web Design has enabled the luxury shoe retailer to dynamically cater for all devices and screen resolutions from smartphones through to tablets and wide-screen desktops. As Venda’s very first Responsive site, Cloggs will offer valuable insight into the challenges and rewards of developing a fully optimised site. You cannot afford to miss this session!

*Apparel.com 2013


Damon Mannion, Chief Operating Officer, Venda

Damon joined Venda in 2005 with over 15 years of technology leadership, retail experience and operational excellence. As Venda’s COO he is responsible for the design and build of all the Convergent Commerce solutions (eCommerce, mobile, social, store, etc.), and to date has delivered several hundred global solutions for some of the world’s leading brands and retailers. After implementation, he manages the customers’ enhancement roadmaps to further increase the success of their businesses. He is also responsible for the Group’s governance, through the project management office, and actively develops and promotes Venda’s new channel programmes and developer community. Prior to joining Venda: in 2000, he launched Mothercare’s award-winning first eCommerce site/operation; in 2003, he joined Silverscreen as IT Director – helping grow the brand from a few stores, to become the UK’s largest specialist DVD retailer in 2005. 

Chris Thomas, Managing Director, Cloggs

Chris Thomas is the Managing Director of Cloggs.com, which has been trading online since 1998. Chris joined the family business in 2002 as Commercial Director and was instrumental in building the business online, alongside his brother Nick. Since 1998 the business has sold in access of 1,000,000 pairs of shoes. Both in 2010 and 2011 Cloggs won coveted awards from Drapers recognising their success in a highly competitive industry. In addition, Cloggs was a finalist in the 2011 National Business Awards for ‘Large Online Business of the Year’. Chris started his career with KPMG after graduating with a 1st in Civil Engineering from Bristol University. He is a keen Sportsman and a Black Belt in Aikido. Cloggs.com was acquired by the JD Sports Fashion Group in January 2013.

Wednesday October 16, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm BST
Workshop Room A

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