WIRED has announced the final speakers as well as the draft agenda (subject to updates) for WIRED RETAIL, taking place on Wednesday 11th October at Kings Place, London.

WIRED RETAIL will gather dynamic experts from retail giants, big brands and innovative newcomers who are evolving the sector using digital technologies and disrupting the way we buy and sell. Plus, there will be a new selection of startups and growth-stage companies offering new products and ideas for the industry.

The EY Access Stage will present intimate fireside chats with entrepreneurial stars, partner panels and a first look at some of the hottest startups in the space. This stage will run concurrently with, and complement, the top-level ideas from the WIRED Retail Keynote Stage.

Newly confirmed speakers include:

Karen Pepper, Head of the UK, Amazon Pay. Karen is responsible for leading Amazon’s payment services for 3rd party merchants in the UK including Amazon Pay and the associated value added services.
Graham Cooke, Chief executive officer, Qubit. Qubit delivers highly persuasive personalization at scale, transforming the way businesses understand and influence their customers. Under Cooke, Qubit has more
than doubled every year and is enabling enterprises to win and retain customers by having a focus on multi-channel personalization.
Janine Albrecht Webb, GM Digital & Technical Marketing Integration, Royal Dutch Shell. Janine is responsible for leading the digital and technical integration for Shell’s marketing businesses. She had a key role in the development of Shell’s global payments acceptance strategy as well as managing the relationship with schemes, international acquirers and other key players in the payments ecosystem.

Topics to be discussed include: The possible futures of retail; Convenience and the connected customer; VR, AR, bots, mobile and more; The potential of predictive analytics and conversational commerce; and Omni-Channel is
over. So what’s next?

The full agenda can be found here:www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-retail-2017-agenda

There will be a special lunch session, revealing the power of AI-powered mobile commerce discovery, hosted by Qubit.

Graham Cooke, CEO of Qubit, says: “WIRED Retail 2017 is an opportunity for the best minds in retail to come together to learn, discuss and understand the changes we’re seeing in the industry. Recognising which innovations to prioritise and where to invest, particularly in mobile and e-commerce, is key for future-proofing growth. We’re excited to be speaking alongside several of our top customers to launch Qubit’s industry-first solution – WIRED Retail is the perfect forum.”

Speakers already confirmed for WIRED Retail include:

John Vary, innovation manager, John Lewis.
• Annabel Kilner, commercial director, Made.com.
• Daniel Murray, co-founder, Grabble.
• Leila Martine, director, new device experiences, Microsoft UK.
• Matthew Drinkwater, head of fashion innovation, London College of Fashion.
• Kira Radinsky, director of data science and chief scientist, eBay Israel.
• Per Cromwell, co-founder, Wheelys.
• Elram Goren, co-founder and CEO, CommonSense Robotics.
• Carl Waldekranz, Co-founder and CEO, Tictail.
• Jeni Fisher, Business Development Manager Google Play Apps, UK & Nordics. 
• Jenny Griffiths, founder and CEO, Snap Fashion and Snap Tech.
• Martin Harbech, director of retail and e-commerce, Facebook/Instagram.
• Jeremy Morris, Industry Head, Retail, Google.
• Craig O’Donnell, Head of Information Systems, Landsec.
• Rahul Shah, Senior Vice President, Global Delivery, Customer Success & Community, Applause.
• Boldmind. CEO and co-founder Dagmara Lacka.
• Helen Merriott, Partner and Retail & Consumer Products Leader, UK & Ireland, EY.

Startups speaking in the Startup Showcase are:

Brewgooder. Alan Mahon founded Brewgooder, the Scottish craft-beer company that donates 100 percent of its profits to clean drinking-water projects around the world.
BuzzStreets. CEO João Fernandes created BuzzStreets as a door-todoor navigation system for shopping malls, airports and hospitals, to “deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time in the right place”.
Localistico. Local-marketing platform Localistico was founded by Ricard Varela, who will tell WIRED Retail how its product links on- and offline data to improve customer footfall.
MishiPay. Mustafa Khanwala co-founded shopping app MishiPay to help abolish queuing – by simplifying the shopping experience to a three-click system.
Stowga. Charlie Pool launched on-demand marketplace Stowga for buying and selling warehousing and logistics services, which help retailers scale their logistics needs in line with their business needs.
Wonder. Alex Berezovskiy’s sharing platform Wonder enables its customers to rent innovative products for a few days at a time, offering access to upcoming technology to a larger audience.

Aimed at senior decision-makers working in retail brands, supply chain, shipping, logistics, production, branding, financial planning, procurement, payments, digital technology and investors, attendees will enjoy the opportunity to network with the like-minded and intellectually curious people from across the sector.

WIRED RETAIL will take place at Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG. For further information or to book tickets, go to wired.co.uk/event/wired-retail-2017

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