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Meet The 2019 Speakers

Udai Kiran Chilamkurthi
Lead Architect – Retail & Logistics
Udai Kiran Chilamkurthi leads the technology strategy and architecture space within Retail and Logistics for Sainsbury’s. Prior to Sainsbury’s, he worked with Cisco Consulting, Accenture Strategy and British Telecom. Udai's current focus is twofold - modernising the technology estate and enabling innovation and agility and evaluating new technologies ...
Christina Garratt
Partner & Automation Programme Lead
Christina Garratt is a senior manager and intelligent automation lead for John Lewis. She has over 20 years’ retail IT industry experience, and has delivered multiple programmes of technology change across John Lewis physical estate, ERP, Contact Centre Systems and RPA. In her current role, Christina leads a multidisciplinary team of ...
Florin Stingaciu
Customer Engineer
Florin Stingaciu is a Customer Engineer working for Google Cloud in the retail domain. In his past life, he worked primarily as a Systems Architect in the private cloud domain, specifically with Openstack, to build enterprise ready solutions across various industries. In his spare time, he loves to cook, travel, ...
Karl Boyce
Head of Digital & CRM
Karl Boyce is currently Head of Digital & CRM at Domino's Pizza Group. He has considerable digital and CRM marketing experience, having delivered transformational strategies for a number of FTSE businesses within complex, multi-stakeholder environments. He is a people-orientated person, with a particular passion for developing and supporting the growth of ...
Chris McGrath
TCS Product Manager, Retail IT – Customer Engagement Hub
Chris McGrath is passionate about building the digital landscape by which Marks and Spencer’s will win in this world, as it is now, and in the future. His part in this is to lead their transformational programmes that will create a digital engagement hub that is driven by machine ...
Rob Wood
Head of Online
Rob Wood is Head of Online at The Entertainer, the UK's fastest growing toy retailer. During Rob's 8 years at The Entertainer he's overseen 7x online growth and introduced a range of market-leading multichannel features including 30 minute click and collect, pre-order and a Santa Claus chat bot.
Mark Terry
Tech Lead Data Platform
Mark Terry is the Tech Lead at Holiday Extras, the UK's market leader in travel add-ons. He has more than 20 years’ experience, from linux systems, databases and security, to e-commerce, and web tech - including running his own web-hosting startup. Mark currently leads a team developing Holiday Extras’ real-time streaming ...
Heather Walker
Data Scientist
Dr Heather Walker is a data scientist at Wiggle CRC, a global online cycle and tri sports retailer. Tasked with bringing best in class predictive modelling and personalisation to Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles, Heather is well familiar with the challenges of setting up a new data science function. Her ...
Michael Mrini
Director of Information Technology
Michael Mrini joined Edwardian Hotels London (EHL) in 1997 as Director of Information Technology. Software development was one of Michael’s passions which he put to good use when he introduced automation and data analysis in his department during his first year with the Company. By the year 2000, Michael had formed ...
Eugene Fisher
Strategy Architect
Eugene Fisher is currently a Strategy Architect with River Island. An entrepreneurial strategist passionate about helping businesses innovate, transform and thrive - he has launched six- and seven-figure products in startup, mid-cap and blue chip environments across retail, travel and banking sectors. Eugene thrives in fast-paced, ambiguous environments where new ...
Nick Masca
Data Scientist
Nick Masca is a Data Scientist at the tech unicorn Skyscanner. Having previously carried out a number of different roles across various industries - such as insurance, law, food tech and academia - he has experienced the joys and gains of delivering successful AI products, as well as felt the ...
Wayne Kay
Regional Vice President of Sales, EMEA
Wayne Kay is the Regional Vice President of Sales for TTEC Digital. From the mid 1990’s to the early 2000’s he had the good fortune to be at the cutting edge of the inception and then transformation of many great Contact Centres across EMEA. Some 15+ years later and with the ...
Rebecca Vickery
Data Scientist
Rebecca Vickery is a key member of the data science team at Holiday Extras. Her role has been instrumental in developing some of the first machine learning capabilities for the business, building customer segmentation and marketing models, and helping to the move the business from descriptive reporting to predictive and ...
Christina Leo
Cloud Solution Architect
Speaker profile coming soon...
Natalia Konstantinova
Lead Software Engineer R&D
Natalia Konstantinova is currently a lead software engineer in the R&D department of Shell Energy, the UK's largest independent energy provider, supplying gas and electricity to around one million UK homes. She is a great enthusiast with over 10 years' experience in the application of Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, ...
Orlando Machado
Chief Data Scientist
Orlando Machado has 20 years of bringing data to life, working at board level with major organisations in the private and public sectors. He is currently Chief Data Scientist at Aviva Quantum, a global data science practice with over 500 members. His past experience includes being Chief Data Scientist at MoneySuperMarket, Head ...
Dr Geraint Evans
former CMO
Dr Geraint Evans is an award-winning international chief marketing officer, board advisor, author and academic researcher. He has held a variety of global marketing leadership roles and delivered work for brands such as Odeon Cinemas Group, Virgin Media, Tesco, Boots and Whitbread. Geraint also consults with a wide variety of ...

Venue & Contact

Cavendish Conference Center, London W1G 9DT

0207 637 5526 or 0207 631 2055

16 October 2019

For retail speaker opportunities:

Claire Knott

For sponsorship and non retailer speaker opportunities:

Karen Howard
T: 01276 489626 M:07725414385

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The HR Summit 2019
The HR Summit 2019
8 October 2019
Hallam Conference Centre, London W1W 6JJ
Company values, collaboration with employees and driving a major HR transformation to create a truly omnichannel experience, need to be at the heart of the organisation's culture and brand
AI in Retail Conference 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
16 October 2019
Cavendish Conference Center, London W1G 9DT
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2020
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2020
5 February 2020
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy
Future of Retail Marketing 2020
Future of Retail Marketing 2020
9 June 2020
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1G 9DT
The Future of Retail Marketing for Customer Engagement