Innovations across the retail space is the main theme for The Retail Week Technology and Ecommerce Summit that takes place this month.
We’ve picked out a few ‘must see’ sessions surrounding multi-channel, payments and technology systems that would be worth an audience:
• The Future is a Technology-Driven Retailer – on at 09:10 – 09:50 on Wednesday 17 September.
Mike McNamara, Chief Information Officer for Tesco, will share his insight into how technology is dictating the future of retail, what a technology-fuelled retailer will look like in the future and the key technology changes affecting today’s consumer.
Mike is a key player in guiding Tesco, currently the world’s third biggest retailer, to become a global multi-channel retailer. His views are highly sought after and worth considering for your own business.
• Out with the old, in with the new? Do you replace your legacy? – on at 14:00 – 14:35 on Wednesday 17 September.
This is a great session for businesses that are overwhelmed with the fast pace of technology and are unsure exactly how to go about integrating it into their organisation. The session will give pointers in these areas:
• Understand the considerations needed when deciding on new technology including the ROI and the effect it has on your legacy systems
• Discuss how to integrate legacy with new technology effectively and the process of implementation.
• Explore the risks, time and costs in fully replacing the legacy system
• Panel: Have we reached a tipping point for mobile payments? – on at 14:35 – 15:10 on Wednesday 17 September.
The payments market has launched itself into mobile-based transactions through both the consumer and business adoption of smart phones and tablets. Progress in this area has already reached fingerprint recognition technology, and retailers need to know where to go next or if they need to go any further at all. Meanwhile some retailers haven’t even introduced mobile payments and need advice on where to start. This panel session will discuss:
• Profile the latest developments and trends in the mobile payments market
• Analyse which option is right for your retail business and the implications for implementation
• Lessons learnt in other international markets that have experienced greater success in adoption.
The Retail Week Technology and Ecommerce Summit takes place on 17 – 18 September 2014 at the Emirates Stadium, London, and is for all key senior technology and ecommerce professionals working in the retail industry.