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Wednesday, October 16
 

9:00am

Chairman’s Introduction - Ian Jindal (Internet Retailing)
Speaker: Ian Jindal, Editor-in-Chief, Internet Retailing

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Ian Jindal

Editor in Chief and Co-Founder, Internet Retailing London, United Kingdom, Internet Retailing
eCommerce man about town.


Wednesday October 16, 2013 9:00am - 9:10am
Keynote session Novotel London West 1 Shortlands, London W6 8DR

9:10am

Keynote session
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Sir Stuart Rose

Chairman, Ocado and Dressipi


Wednesday October 16, 2013 9:10am - 9:40am
Keynote session Novotel London West 1 Shortlands, London W6 8DR

9:10am

Sir Stuart Rose (Ocado and Dressipi)
Sir Stuart will share his thoughts and insight into the customer, retail and the future of the industry.

Stuart Rose has worked in retail for over 40 years starting at Marks & Spencer plc in 1971 and joining the Burton Group in 1989. Following the Group?s demerger in 1997 he became Chief Executive of Argos plc. In 1998 he became Chief Executive of Booker plc which was merged with the Iceland Group in 2000. He became Chief Executive of Arcadia Group plc in November 2000 and left in December 2002 following its acquisition by Sir Philip Green. He was named Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer plc in May 2004 and became Chairman in 2008. He stood down as Chairman in January 2011. He was Chairman of The British Fashion Council from 2004 - 2008, Chairman of Business in the Community from 2008 - 2010, and is a non-executive director of Land Securities plc, and Woolworths (South Africa). He was appointed Chairman of Blue Inc in June 2012. In December 2012 he was named Chairman of Dressipi, an online fashion service. In January 2013 it was announced that he will be an independent Non-Executive Director of Ocado Group plc, and has taken on the role of Chairman following the Group's AGM in May 2013.

Stuart was knighted in 2008 for services to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility.

Speaker: Sir Stuart Rose, Chairman, Ocado and Dressipi

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Sir Stuart Rose

Chairman, Ocado and Dressipi


Wednesday October 16, 2013 9:10am - 9:40am
Keynote session Novotel London West 1 Shortlands, London W6 8DR

9:40am

Keynote session
Speakers
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Laura Wade-Gery

Executive Director, Multi-channel E-commerce, Marks & Spencer


Wednesday October 16, 2013 9:40am - 10:10am
Keynote session Novotel London West 1 Shortlands, London W6 8DR

9:40am

Laura Wade-Gery (Marks & Spencer)
Laura Wade-Gery, Executive Director, Multi-channel E-commerce, Marks & Spencer will share details of the company’s journey to cross-channel operations and how it combines start up agility though the digital lab with its core business to move with even greater pace and deliver first to market technology and experiences for its customers.

Laura joined the Marks & Spencer Board in July 2011. Laura was previously at Tesco plc where she held a variety of senior roles from 1997. She was the CEO of Tesco.com for seven years. Prior to that she was Group Strategy Director & the Marketing Director, Clubcard. Prior to joining Tesco Laura worked at Gemini Consulting and Kleinwort Benson. Laura was also a non-executive director of Trinity Mirror from 2006 until May 2012.

Speaker: Laura Wade-Gery, Executive Director Multi-channel E-commerce, Marks & Spencer

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Laura Wade-Gery

Executive Director, Multi-channel E-commerce, Marks & Spencer


Wednesday October 16, 2013 9:40am - 10:10am
Keynote session Novotel London West 1 Shortlands, London W6 8DR

10:10am

Ilan Benhaim (Vente-Privee)
With insight from collaborating with 2,000 brands, 19 million vente-privee.com members and three important numbers (5, 10 and 20), Ilan Benhaim will discuss how brands can reap the true benefits of the internet and transform user experience both on and offline and across international borders. How is digital effecting social makeup, what impact is that going to have on shoppers in coming years and where will that lead the retail industry?

Born in 1976 and a graduate of Rouen business school, Ilan Benhaim is the director general of vente-privee consulting. Associate co-founder of vente-privee.com, his main mission is to help the biggest players in French commerce to develop a digital strategy and an innovative cross-channel network, in accordance with their global strategies.
The consultancy service brings to its clients a fresh look on the maturity level of their digital strategy (business, organisation) in order to define the necessary steps for development. A team made up of approximately 15 consultants and specialists from a variety of different fields, their aim is to propose an operational accompaniment such as the monitoring and improvement of sales tools (internet website, catalogue cross-canal features, logistics etc) as well assistance in the selection of service providers which can lead to the construction of a successful site.
Ilan Benhaim joined vente-privee.com during his last year of studies in the year 2000. Very quickly his potential was picked up on and he was considered "a small genius of computer science" by his associates. Avant-garde and passionate about new technologies, Ilan Benhaim was also the man who gave life to Jacques-Antoine Granjon´s revolutionary idea, by imagining the structure of the site and all its processes. At the beginning of the millennium, a professional and technical solution for the innovative model of vente-privee did not exist, Ilan Benhaim and the teams who began the venture had to think up and design the tools, systems and processes internally.
In 2006, he was named Director for Strategy and Innovation with the objective to standardise the savoir-faire acquired during the early years, to automate the processes and make the site secure. He therefore participates in the development of the enterprise and the transmission of skills/knowledge across 7 other European platforms as well as the site launched in the United States in partnership with American Express.

Speaker: Ilan Benhaim, Co-founder, Vente-Privee 

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Ilan Benhaim

Co-founder, Vente-Privee


Wednesday October 16, 2013 10:10am - 10:40am
Keynote session Novotel London West 1 Shortlands, London W6 8DR