18 - 19 June, 2019
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London
Chief Digital Officer
Peter Hobolt Jensen, native to Denmark, has spent most of his career successfully blending and expanding analog brands with relevant digital dimensions. He works with category leading creative brand Moleskine and before that LEGO – developing experiences and products that empower individual creativity and fun. Following being awarded his Industrial PhD. in Marketing and Design Management in 2001, Peter spend three years in New York followed by two in London. When returning to Denmark he led the development of one of the fastest growing children’s website and ecommerce business’: LEGO.com.
At Moleskine, which he joined in 2011, he initially built out an ecommerce business from 1 country to 32 and grew the earned media reach to significant levels. Since 2014 he has focused exclusively on leading digital innovation – developing products, applications and services that allow Moleskine users to bridge analog and digital as a means to enable their personal creativity and productivity. This has resulted in the Moleskine+ category has been built up of these activities which contribute significantly to the financial performance and growth of the Moleskine Company.
As part of these efforts Peter has led the establishing of relevant partnerships across the digital landscape to deliver the Moleskine consumer vision. This includes partnering with Evernote in 2012 - subsequently expanding to include Adobe, Dropbox and most recently Microsoft. In 2015 a new Milestone was reached by establishing a partnership with Korean Company Neolab for the development of the Moleskine Smart Writing set - entering consumer electronics.
In 2016 Moleskine added also a pure digital business through the introduction of the Moleskine Apps Business and the launch of Moleskine Timepage planner application. Early 2018 the Timepage application was followed by Moleskine Actions, a task management application.Most recently, in early 2018 Moleskine has created the Moleskine Digital Studio in partnership w. Bonobo Labs of Australia.
Chief Product and Supply Chain Officer
N Brown Group
Ralph joined the business in July 2014, and became Product Director in March 2015. Since March 2016 Ralph has also been responsible for the Group’s Retail Operations and in November 2017 added Logistics to his remit, becoming Chief Product and Supply Officer. Prior to N Brown, Ralph led teams in buying & merchandising at Marks & Spencer and Shop Direct, before widening his experience in digital and marketing at Sainsbury’s and Kitbag.com.
Holland & Barrett
A customer focussed, commercial, logistics and multichannel director with an outstanding track record of delivering rapid results: for example launching Asda Direct in under 9 months. A confident communicator who thrives on challenge in a fast paced environment, who is adept at seizing the initiative and harnessing her analytical and leadership skills to decisively lead change to deliver sustainable bottom line benefits. A resourceful problem solver whose breadth and depth of understanding of the key business functions; operations, merchandising, trading, supply chain and ecommerce coupled with her tenacity, negotiation skills and commercial acumen enables her to successfully navigate change and lead complex projects to a successful resolution. Passionate about identifying and achieving ambitious goals, and making a difference through empowering people, developing teams and driving a culture of continuous improvement
Simon joined the Bonmarche team as Trading Director (Ecommerce, Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain & Logistics) in April 2017. Prior to this role, he was a Commercial/Buying & Merchandising Consultant at the Future Today Retail Consultancy. He has also held roles at The Conran Shop, Republic, and BHS Limited / Arcadia.
Head of eCommerce & Marketing Lead
Global Chief Experience Officer (CXO)
Crabtree & Evelyn
Global Business Development and Digital Transformation Director
Sebastian is a digital native who has been working in the digital area for over 20 years.
Currently he is working as the Global Digital Business Development and Digital Transformation Director for KAO’s luxury cosmetics brand, Molton Brown.
His task is to grow the global digital e-commerce footprint for Molton Brown as well as helping Molton Brown to transform digitally.
Head of Data Science & Digital Analytics
With 15+ years of experience in leading Data Science and analytics in multiple industries and countries, Gael is now responsible for data analytics within Shop direct and has lead a team of 30. He provides strategic direction on how to best leverage the data they own and is currently heading up an internal training programme to increase data skill levels across the company. On a journey to make ShopDirect one of the world analytical powerhouses, Gael has started to include linking with the academic world, having a nurturing environment for analysts of all levels, strong processes and delivering on world class analytical projects in helping shape the business.
Head of Digital Product Development
Melissa is Head of Digital Product Development for the omni-channel digital customer experiences for Sainsbury’s Argos. Previously, Melissa has been VP of engineering for product management and search for Sears Online and a Technical Product Architect for Microsoft. Melissa sits on the Sainsbury’s Argos Women in Technology panel and was a finalist for Woman of the Year at the Women in IT awards.