Speakers

Dan Hartley

Global Head of Digital Commerce, AllSaints Retail Ltd.

Dan Hartley is the current Global Head of Digital Commerce for AllSaints Retail Ltd, a premium British fashion house – which directly operates over 220 stores and ships to over 200 countries. In this role, Dan is responsible for the overall commercial trading of the Global, US, UK, EU and ASIA websites, in addition to leading in-store digital sales channels in US, UK and EU.

Dan leads global digital strategy across content, visual merchandising, copy, analytics, design, and front end development. His team collaborates cross-functionally to manage all aspects of the Commerce business, including partnering with Creative, SEO, Marketing and UX teams to drive revenue and customer acquisition and identify multi-channel initiatives.

Dan began his outstanding career at AllSaints as a retail store Sales Assistant; he rapidly ascended into increasingly demanding management roles before being named the company’s Global Innovation Manager in 2014. His most recent prior role was Global Head of Digital Solutions.

We look forward to hearing Dan’s perspective on the eCommerce innovation journey undertaken by AllSaints at this Friday’s conference. His insights on eCommerce innovation will be a springboard for other fantastic speakers and a panel discussion focused on pricing and disruptive business model for digital commerce.

Tahreem Arshad

CEO, Sosie

Tahreem Arshad is CEO of SOSIE (www.sosie-app.com), a next-generation brick & mobile digital solution for fashion apparel retailers. She specialised in serving retail clients at Ernst & Young, including fashion retailers ALDO and Le Chateau. She was the Director of the Saatchi Institute at M&C Saatchi, where she launched its advertising think tank, working with the Agency Chairman and Lord Saatchi, to set a roadmap for the industry to maximise advertising impact.

 

SOSIE's design-led technology propels the Internet-of-Fashion-Things seamlessly connecting physical garments to shopper mobiles. SOSIE retail clients benefit from enhanced shopper experiences, advance customer listening and increase sales 6-18% in-store and after. SOSIE was showcased as a next-generation digital solution with high-growth potential in Innovate UK’s Future of Retail competition. Innovate UK is the UK's Technology Strategy Board.

Carlos Soares Moreira

Head of Business Development, Glossybox

Born in Portugal, Carlos has a lived and worked in six countries and three continents. After receiving his degree in Economics from the University of Porto​, he joined Rocket Internet in 201​1​,​ and in early 2012​ ​moved to Berlin joining one of its portfolio companies, GLOSSYBOX. At GLOSSYBOX Carlos has risen through the ranks, and was appointed to support the roll out the company in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2013 Carlos moved to New York where he currently heads the Business Development department. In his role, Carlos, continues helping to create ​and maintain ​new partnerships with beauty brands and further innovate the luxury sampling model for the ​North American​ market.​ Carlos works daily with top executives from the world's most prestigious beauty firms including​ ​L'Or​é​al​, P&G, LVMH, and Est​é​e Lauder, ​supporting beauty brands as they seek new and innovative ways to diversify​ their marketing efforts. 

 

Anthony Clements

Partnership Operations & Integrations, Button

Anthony is head of Partnership Operations and Integrations at Button. Button (www.usebutton.com) connects the mobile economy, connects the mobile economy, making it easy for consumers to discover and purchase what they want, when they want it - with the tap of a Button. The company provides the easiest way for mobile brands to partner with one another at scale, facilitating transaction among consumers with a contextually-relevant experience. Current partners on the platform feature industry leaders such as Condé Nast, OpenTable, Hotels.com, Foursquare, and more.

Anthony has over 10 years experience in the digital marketing and online industry. He has built experience managing high-performance teams in a digital organisation through growth, consolidation, acquisition and expansion phases.

Jean-Michel Chalayer

Founder & CEO, LeSalon

Jean-Michel is a French entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of LeSalon - an on-demand beauty service delivering high quality manicures to Londoners houses, offices and hotel rooms. The founders created the company to disrupt the beauty market using technology: connecting nail technicians and customers directly is resulting in fairer prices for both sides, while offering a highly personal service.

Jean-Michel was named to Forbes 30 under 30 list in the category Retail and E-Commerce for reinventing the way we shop, online and off.

Prior to LeSalon, Jean-Michel worked as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman and in AIG's European Headquarter's.He holds a Masters degree from the London Business School and a Bachelors degree from the ESSEC Business School. He speaks English, French, German, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Dmitry Ivanov

Co-Founder, WeVat

Dmitry is a co-founder of WeVat, a retail tech startup. Born and raised in Uzbekistan, he pursued a physics degree at University College London to, naturally, become a consultant at Deloitte Digital. Realising that his family and friends are suffering from a broken tax refund system, he took a few great people with him to jump ship and start WeVat a year ago.

 

WeVat helps travellers to easily get their 20% tax back on shopping in the UK. Their app-based refund service removes the endless paper forms, hour-long queues and 50% fees that travellers have been enduring for 40 years. Launching in June, WeVat is addressing a £6bn EU market and is backed by institutional and angel investors, including an ex MD at YOOX Net-a-Porter.

 

Start-Up Booth: MORI

MORI (www.babymori.com) was founded by Akin & Cam to give parents clothing essentials that they trusted were soft for their baby. The idea came to them when they were looking for gifts for their neices and nephews and were surprised to discover that the essentials on the high street were not only poorly designed, but they were mass produced from poor synthetic fabrics.

With a heritage rooted in textiles, they called on their close family and friends in Turkey to begin the process of creating the softest and safest quality baby essentials. They travelled far and wide to sample the best best baby clothing and learn from parents and maternity experts about what they really needed. The materials and fabrics they use are the result of months of extensive research.

Pulp

Start-Up Booth: Pulp Wines

Pulp is a wine tasting revolution. We combine wine and technology to make wine tasting accessible to everyone, everywhere. You only learn about wine by comparing two wines at the same time.
 
Each month, we send two wine tasting sets complemented with two online core information lessons. You rate each wine you drink to ultimately create your personalised taste profile.
 
Pulp was founded in 2016 to democratise the wine industry. Pulp founder Paolo Zanelli, a certified sommelier, wanted to give wine lovers easy-to-digest information about wine. The only available options to learn about wine were expensive sommelier courses, boring wine tasting events, or scattered online information full of useless jargon. To fill the void, Paolo
brought together a team of wine lovers and developed Pulp with the goal of teaching people about wine, 21st century style.

 

Start-Up Booth: LeSalon

LeSalon (www.lesalonapp.com) is a start-up whose vision is to create the beauty salon of the 21st century: on-demand beauty services that are accessible and delivered by skilled, certified & insured professionals in homes, hotels and offices. The company was founded to guarantee quality beauty services on demand, at a competitive price, all whilst giving beauty professionals the opportunity to work flexibly and be compensated fairly.