WIRED today announces five further speakers for WIRED RETAIL, the one-day summit on the future of retail, taking place on Wednesday, October 11 at Kings Place, London.

WIRED RETAIL will once again gather dynamic experts from the retail giants, big brands and leading technology firms 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 innovative products and ideas for the retail industry. Experts will be appearing on either the Keynote Stage or the Access Stage throughout the day.

Newly confirmed speakers include:

  • Kira Radinsky, director of data science and chief scientist, eBay Israel. As the chief scientist and the director of data science at eBay, Dr Kira Radinsky is building the next generation of predictive data mining, deep learning and natural language processing solutions that will transform e-commerce.
  • Per Cromwell, co-founder, Wheelys. Bicycle-based café chain Wheelys enables anyone to become a café-owner and entrepreneur. Co-founder Cromwell is also the designer behind the Moby Store – a self-driving retail solution.
  • Sandrine Deveaux, managing director, Farfetch Store of the Future. Luxury ecommerce platform Farfetch has been valued at more than $1 billion. Deveaux is filling its Store of the Future with new and experimental augmented retail technologies, blending offline and online retail.
  • Elram Goren, co-founder and CEO, CommonSense Robotics. Goren’s CommonSense Robotics, founded in 2015, is building robot-based, on-demand supply-chains, which enable sustainable one-hour delivery to customers.
  • Carl Waldekranz, Co-founder and CEO, Tictail. Social-shopping site Tictail is a marketplace for fashion and homewares buyers and sellers. Dubbed “the Tumblr of retail”, it sells brands from 140 markets and last year opened a physical store in New York.

Additional names will be announced over the coming weeks, along with information about workshops, briefings and those companies taking part in the WIRED Retail Startup Showcase.

Speakers already confirmed include:

  • John Vary, innovation manager, John Lewis. John Vary leads Room Y, the UK department store’s in-house skunkworks, and oversees the creation and development of special projects geared around multi-sensory experiences, as well as the company’s JLAB technology accelerator.
  • Annabel Kilner, commercial director, Made.comAnnabel Kilner heads up five markets for Made.com, the fast-growing designer furniture brand known for its success in linking online customers with in-store staff.
  • Daniel Murray, co-founder, Grabble. Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Daniel Murray is co-founder of Grabble, the UK’s fastest-growing fashion and lifestyle app. He is also the host of popular podcast The Secret Lives of Leaders.
  • Leila Martine, director, new device experiences, Microsoft UK. Leila Martine is responsible for introducing new and innovative Microsoft products to the UK market. One product, the HoloLens – shows how mixed reality can enable new ways of interaction between brand and customer.
  • Matthew Drinkwater, head of fashion innovation, London College of Fashion. As an award-winning influencer in wearable technology, Matthew Drinkwater is known for creating beautiful wearable tech which brings augmented reality and virtual reality into the real world.

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 http://wired.uk/retail2017.

WIRED’s annual headline event, WIRED LIVE, will be held on November 2-3, 2017 at London’s Tobacco Dock, E1, with WIRED NEXT GENERATION curated specifically for young people – the innovators of the future – taking place on Saturday, November 4 at the same venue.

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