Join a carefully selected group of senior IBM and Citrix executives, along with your peers from leading UK retailers. On the agenda: How digital is transforming the store experience.
Ralph Marshall, VP of Technology, Starbucks Coffee Company
Ralph is a technology leader and innovator with 20+ years’ of global brand experience. He helped transform Nando’s technology function, and worked on the digital customer experience strategy for McDonald’s Europe, which led to the worldwide rollout of kiosks and mobile ordering. At Marks & Spencer Ralph held several senior roles focusing on delivering customer-facing and employee-facing platforms.
Kristine Long, Managing Consultant, Retail Disruptor Lead, IBM iX
Leading IBM’s Retail Disruptors, Kristine advises some of the world’s largest retailers on their digital, marketing, store and customer engagement strategies. She is part of the Cognitive Fashion leadership team – a concept using AI to optimise and support buyers, designers and merchandisers, as well as responsible for innovation concepts within IBM’s consulting practice. Kristine also wrote the IBM 2018 POV for Retail.
Julian Burnett, VP & Executive Partner of Retail, IBM UK
Julian is a retail digital transformation expert ranked in the CIO Top 40 by Computing. He was the first CTO of John Lewis and of Sainsbury’s where in both he founded and led digital and technology transformation programmes. He is an advisor to the UK fashion retail industry on digital supply chain strategies through his role on the GS1 Apparel Board.
We will mix business with pleasure: the serious business of fine wine tasting together with the pleasure of connecting with senior peers, colleagues and friends from leading UK organisations. Alongside the gourmet dinner, there will be a champagne reception and wine tasting, hosted by an entertaining and experienced Chief Wine Officer host.
This part of the evening involves some light-hearted wine-related team competition, with the winner receiving the ultimate accolade – the Chief Wine Officer. The wine theme is ‘France vs Italy’. Prepare your palate for what will be a titanic tussle between two European wine heavyweights.
Julian Chamberlen is a highly experienced Chief Wine Officer host, and nothing gives him greater pleasure than sharing his extensive wine experience with our guests. He is a partner in Farthinghoe fine wine, a former Sales Director at Goedhuis, and previously at Layton’s, Bibendum and Veuve Clicquot. A passionate and committed disciple of the grape, Julian has spent 30+ years picking vines, making wine, studying to diploma-level, and travelling to countless European and Australian vineyards.
Two sparkling wines to kick-off
Paired with two white wines
Paired with two red wines
Paired with two red wines
Enjoyed with a dessert wine
The event will be held in the stylish surroundings of The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe,21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT.
Offering stunning views of the Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral, the venue blends contemporary style with elegant ambience.
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