The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune And Survival In The Age Of Networks

Joshua Cooper Ramo

Joshua Cooper Ramo is Vice Chairman and Co-CEO of Kissinger Associates and a member of the board of directors of Starbucks and FedEx. His clients include some of the largest companies and investors in the world. Joshua is author of the international bestsellers The Age of the Unthinkable and The Seventh Sense.

In his speech The Seventh Sense, Joshua Cooper Ramo helps us realise that, when things are networked, they are fundamentally changed. From ISIS to the 2016 Election; from Facebook to Airbnb; and the rise of China to the fall of the middle class, Ramo draws a line connecting these seemingly disparate shifts and shows how their connection is changing the world. Those who see and understand these networks are thriving - exploiting an opportunity that is as terrifying as it is exciting. With The Seventh Sense, you'll be thinking at the speed of technology.

This is a must-see for all retailers who are seeking to understand the secret to not just surviving, but thriving in the modern world.

Extreme opportunities in the new age of engagement

Jonathan MacDonald

Jonathan MacDonald is a world-renowned speaker who unlocks unique insights and new thinking for any audience that would benefit from a better mindset and more effective tools to maximise future opportunities within an environment of perpetual change and uncertainty.

Jonathan expands thought around the potential of technology, the shaping of society and the realities of business, all of which are constantly influenced by fast-paced, relentless change. This thought expansion inspires a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities, enabling people to utilise that knowledge to explore what the future could look like, and whether they are building one they want to live in.

"For me, tailor-made is the epitome of customised personalisation. It is a state of zero-compromise, anti-tolerance and total harmony. Although it may require effort, tailor-made should feel effortless... and although it may require expenditure, tailor-made should feel supremely valuable." - Jonathan MacDonald

Why She Buys: Tailoring the shopper experience for women

Bridget Brennan

Bridget Brennan is a pioneer in marketing and selling to women, and author of the acclaimed book, Why She Buys: The New Strategy for Reaching the World's Most Powerful Consumers (Crown Business). She is the Founder and CEO of the strategic consultancy, Female Factor, and one the world’s most popular speakers on this subject.

Her book was called ‘essential reading’ by The Wall Street Journal and was named a ‘Top 10 Marketing Book’ by MediaTrust. In 2016, Brennan was named a “Woman to Watch in Retail Disruption” by Remodista. She is a contributing writer for Forbes.com and is currently at work on her second book.

The future of shopper loyalty

Tim Mason

Tim Mason is renowned for launching Tesco's Clubcard scheme, Tesco Express, Tesco.com, Tesco Personal Finance and Fresh & Easy. Tim's tenure with Tesco spanned 30 years, including 17 years at board level.

Tim is currently a director to several business including Eagle Eye Solutions, Digital Natives, It's Fresh and Purple Wi-fi. Tim also sits on the Retail and Business Development boards for Mind, the mental health charity and is an advisor to The Foundation, tcc and Yext.

Between 2013 and 2014 Tim was Managing Director, Operations at Sun Capital Partners Inc, overseeing businesses including Bonmarché, Jacques Vert, Sharps Bedrooms and American Golf.

The value of emotions: Measuring how shoppers think, act and feel

Hedley Aylott

Hedley is the founder and CEO of Summit. A regular speaker at major international conferences, he is a digital evangelist and has won a wide array of industry awards including finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was voted one of the Top 100 Digerati as a key player setting the agenda across global digital retail and commerce.

Established in 2000, Summit is an award-winning specialist in online retailing that helps global retailers and brands transform the way they trade online, working with some of world¹s most successful brands, including Argos, Selfridges, Reckitt Benckiser, 3, Peugeot and Jaguar Land Rover.

What sets Summit apart is the commercial success that they deliver their retail clients by thinking and acting differently. They are passionate leaders in the use of digital, data science and predictive analytics to bring about transformational business opportunities that power their award winning digital marketing intelligence platform called Forecaster.

"They know their business and the industry inside and out. When it comes to online trading and digital media, they're the real deal." -­ Reckitt Benkiser

The value of loyalty marketing

Alberto Moretti

With over 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing positions at various retail businesses, Alberto Moretti has been the Channel Marketing Director at Conad since 2004. At Conad – Italy’s second-largest retailer – Alberto oversees channel strategy and the development of new business areas such as petrol stations, pharmacies, pet stores and the highly innovative Sapori&Dintorni private label stores. In addition, Alberto is also responsible for coordinating Conad’s successful loyalty campaigns.