27 - 28 February, 2019
Twickenham Stadium, UK
+44 (0) 207 368 9465
Following his wife, Ella’s, enormous success online and in publishing, Matthew joined Deliciously Ella as CEO in 2015, to start a food business. Just 24 months after launch, Deliciously Ella is one of the fastest growing food brands in the UK, with three product lines that are stocked in almost 6,000 stores. Deliciously Ella has published four best-selling books, opened a central London deli, and amassed over 1.4 million followers on Instagram, generating 12-20 million impressions per week. Prior to becoming the CEO of Deliciously Ella, Matthew worked in finance and business development for a Los Angeles based tech start up.
Chief Marketing Innovation Officer EMEA
I am an FMCG and E-Commerce marketer and senior leader with a track record in brand building and business turnaround. I have held Marketing, Commercial and General Management positions at L’ORÉAL, Unilever and MARS running businesses with 30+ staff in the US, Asia and Europe. Now I’m based in London where I run a MarTech Innovation business unit for the world’s biggest online marketplace. I build teams that want to make a difference, believe what they do matters and know that making things happen, requires both commitment and courage. At University I read Architecture, both in the UK and France. Growing up, I lived in a small seaside village in the South West of England, that I still love to visit with my son whenever the sun is shining.
- Leading & building global brands
- Marketing and General Management
- Integrated Marketing Communication
- Agency Management
- Leading teams of 30+
- Marketing Effectiveness
- Adventure racing with friends
- Teaching my son to paddle board
- Collecting old movie posters
- Beautiful Art & Design
Chief Technology Officer - Digital Ventures & Innovations
A technology executive with a passion for driving digital innovation and transformation.
I have spent the past 20 years in e-commerce building, transforming and leading technology teams. I have successfully led brands to be digital leaders by combining context, discovery, aspiration and content with high-end e-commerce experiences.
Whilst leading those teams they accomplished various awards, including the Retail Week technology award and Retail Week’s IT Team of the Year.
Currently I am helping the teams disrupt the consumer banking world at RBS where I am the CTO of their Digital Venture’s and Innovation arm. My previous career achievements include transforming M&S into a multi-channel market leading digital retailer. I also helped build the technology team at the U.K.’s leading online fashion retailer ASOS.com, which propelled the business to be at the forefront of online retailing.
Before the world of fashion I helped shape the transformation of the retail mortgage industry through technology at GMAC–RFC with the first online mortgage application capturing and processing solution.
I am passionate about agile software engineering, devops, cloud and IoT technologies and have shared some of my experiences as a keynote speaker at various conferences such as Velocity, National Retail Federation's BigShow, Cloud World Forum, Apps World Europe & Cloud Expo Europe and ITDF to name a few.
Whenever I am able I also act as an advisor to a few technology based startups in London.
VP, European Brand & Marketing Director
TJX Europe (TK Maxx & Homesense)
Catrina is an international Brand & Marketing Director with strong strategic and brand skills and an extensive creative background. She has experience working in both the U.S. and Europe, agency and client-side, on international brands, such as General Motors, Hallmark, Max Factor, Eli Lilly, Starbucks, and dominantly TJX Europe (TK Maxx & Homesense), a large European retail business, part of TJX, Inc. Catrina co-leads the omnichannel Brand and Marketing Department for TJX Europe with responsibility for European brand & marketing strategy, financial planning, agency management, organisational design, department L&D, CR and global influence.
Born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, she worked first in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as an Art Director, then as a creative at Leo Burnett Chicago, focusing on integrated campaigns and product launches. Back in Europe in her 30s, she started, and ran the in-house, full-service creative agency for TK Maxx and Homesense, becoming TJX Europe’s Creative Director. Catrina was awarded an undergraduate scholarship to the University of Kansas, USA, from where she earned a Bachelor of Science/Journalism. In 2005, she graduated with a MBA from the University of Oxford, UK.
Data Protection & Information Security Officer
John Lewis Partnership
At John Lewis, I am fortunate enough to be in the unique position of reporting directly into the Group Financial Director (CFO), but answerable to the Board and Audit & Risk Committee. This empowers me to ensure that when it comes to data privacy and data security compliance, I can set the strategy, policy, direction and the tone (rate) of change necessary to take this great British icon into its optimal position of leveraging the data it collects, whilst at the same time protecting the rights of our customers and Partners, by ensuring legal and regulatory compliance, delivering and enhancing Privacy and Security capabilities - whilst ensuring Trust and Transparency remains at the heart of our fantastic Brands - Waitrose and John Lewis. I've spent more than 25 years learning in IT (the last 8 in Legal and Finance), but all the time designing, developing, managing (mainly people) and delivering transformational data governance, privacy and security programmes, but in the last year, my role at John Lewis has tested me beyond my existing skills. At John Lewis, my skills as a chief negotiator, senior motivator and leader (and only because I have an excellent team) - have led me to evolve into more of a Chief Compliance Officer and/or Chief Data Officer role. Whilst this is fine, I don't want to dilute my skill base as a leader in security and privacy, and don't want to loose my independence, or diminish my role as a ‘trusted Board advisor’. I believe that data (governance) lies at the heart of our society and everything is connected to this one common denominator = data. And as we know, data security and data privacy are inextricably linked - they share common objectives, threats and therefore require comprehensive safeguards (controls), legal compliance and assurances mechanisms - both for the Board,our Partners and of course our Customers. I am only human, and limited by human capacity, but I would hope you may share in some of my passions and philosophies.
Head of Direct to Consumer eCommerce UK
Alex was brought into Arla Foods to head up their newest eCommerce channel, Direct to Consumer. Prior to moving supplier side, Alex spent three years on the other side of the fence for top 4 grocer, Morrisons, where he was commercially responsible for their Beer, Wine & Spirits portfolio on Morrisons.com
I am a workaholic who is strongly motivated by success and using that success to help others.
I have a PhD in Wind Energy Systems having completed an investigation into wind turbine design (specifically multi-rotor systems) in 2015.
In 2014 I co-founded the UK online fashion boutique Oh Polly (www.ohpolly.com) which operates in the ladies fast fashion market. As the Managing Director I am responsible for the manufacture of the garments from technical drawings through to final product as well as overall management of the company.
In 2009 I co-founded a charity in Cambodia, now called The Brannerson Foundation (SC042175). This private charity aims to alleviate poverty from some of the poorest families in Siem Reap Cambodia and also provide free education for over 400 children in a small community on the out-skirts. In addition we support several young people through advanced learning through a University scholarship program. This organisation is entirely self funded through our eBay store and indeed the company was formed as a means to supply the charity with a constant revenue stream.
Managing Director UK
Aaron works at The Hut Group, a leading player in health and beauty e-commerce. Aged 28, he is now driving the UK strategy for the company’s largest brand, Myprotein, having joined with them 4 years ago to launch the brand into Asia. Although young, his knowledge is specific, focussed and up-to-date in today’s e-commerce environment.
John Boughton is responsible for all National Express Coach network revenues (>£250m), including core revenue, ancillary revenue, partnerships, sponsorships, festivals and contracts. John’s primary focus has been on growing National Express revenue since the time he first joined the company, which seen phenomenal growth in 2018. Pre National Express, at TUI, John’s biggest professional achievement was delivering TUI's mobile strategy, rolling out a single app in multiple languages to 10 countries, driving huge growth in engagement, sales, NPS. John is very passionate about nurturing curiosity and initiative to drive innovation – “there are so many good ideas that big businesses aren't often great at harnessing”. John is a passionate believer that commercial decisions are poor decisions if they don't consider the customer as too many people think those two things are unconnected. John enjoys traveling around the Falkland Islands. His dad lives down there half the year, and John notes that “…seeing the place as a local is very very different to seeing it as a tourist. Fascinating people, politics, history and wildlife.”
Consumer Engagement Director, Personal Health
Lindsay is a hands on results driven business leader with proven ability to continually engage her team, internal and external stakeholders. She is passionate about consumer engagement and strives for continuous business improvement in order to deliver on external customer needs in our ever evolving
Chief eCommerce Officer and General Manager
Pizza Hut Digital Ventures
Angela Cearns is the Chief eCommerce Officer and General Manager for Pizza Hut Digital Ventures, leading Pizza Hut International through the digital transformation journey from a traditional casual dining restaurant to a leader in online ordering and delivery. Angela came from Amazon in Seattle where she served as the Executor Director of International Expansion of their Fulfilment by Amazon business; GM of Amazon Global Selling marketplace business; and the Head of Prime Technology Platform that powers Amazon global Prime membership and Prime benefit offerings including Prime Videos and Prime Music. Prior to Amazon, Angela spent a decade in California Silicon Valley with Symantec and the Norton Anti-Virus brand in a number of leadership positions from IT-Business Director, eCommerce Director, and finishing as Sr. Director of Customer Retention, Worldwide eCommerce. Angela has a Master of Software Engineering degree from the University of Colorado and Advanced Project Management from Stanford University.
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