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RetailTechANZ 2017

RetailTechANZ 2017

March 27-28, 2017

Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast, Australia | March 27-28, 2017

Retail technology is racing at breakneck speed to meet the demands of today’s omni-shopper.  Retailers know that shoppers will use a variety of technologies for a full range of shopping experiences on the path to purchase.  Fast-thinking retailers are transforming the customer experience through delivering multi-channel capabilities via new formats, smart devices, in-store technologies and product innovations.  

RetailTech ANZ is an invitation-only event designed for retail leaders to connect and talk about shared challenges.  Technologies surrounding improving the customer experience will be at the heart of the discussion.  It will be a platform for questions and answers and a place to network, build lasting relationships and meet potential partners. 

Paul Martin
UK Head of Retail, KPMG UK LLP

Chair, Paul Martin, UK Head of Retail, KPMG UK LLP

Paul is KPMG’s UK Head of Retail and has spent the last 15 years working in the sector as both an operator and advisor. In this context he has worked with many of the major payers within the sector in over 60 countries around the world.

He is much sought-after speaker on international retail issues and has delivered keynote speeches at events such as  the Retail Week conference, NRF Big Show and the World Retail Congress. He also chairs the UK KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank as well as the European Next Generation Retail Summit.

Paul Kennedy
CIO, Greencross Limited

Keynote, Paul Kennedy, CIO, Greencross Limited

Greencross is a leading specialty pet care retailer with over 200 stores, operating under the brand names of Petbarn and City Farmers in Australia and Animates in New Zealand. Paul was previously CIO at APG & Co  where he led IT and digital operations and oversaw the development of an omnichannel distribution model. Prior to that, he was at John Lewis where he was responsible for implementing a digital platform which increased online sales to more than £1 billion annually.

Ignite Sessions
Ideas worth Sharing

Panel, Ignite Sessions, Ideas worth Sharing

Jason Rose, National Retail Manager – TerryWhite Chemmart
Craig Jordan, CDO - The Warehouse, NZ
Rick Coenen, CIO - Sussan Group

Q&A moderated by Paul Martin

Panel, Q&A moderated by Paul Martin, KPMG UK LLP

Rob Bowyer, Group Head of Business Systems, Cotton On
Neil Wilson, Head of Business Development, The Weather Company
Brad Foenander, Head of E-Commerce, Coles
Tyson Hackwood, Head of APAC, Braintree

Neil Wilson
Head of Business Developement, The Weather Company

Workshop Leader, Neil Wilson, Head of Business Developement, The Weather Company

"Unlocking the Power of Weather Data”

Neil Wilson has 18 years of experience with IBM. He is the business development executive for The Weather Company in Australia and New Zealand. Previously, Neil was the integration executive for The Weather Company, with the responsibility to integrate people, process, and product; lead the sales and expansion strategy. He led a cross-functional acquisition team across contracts, channels, quote to cash, services, sales, go to market, and communications and owned the executive sponsor relationships. The Weather Company is a recent acquisition for IBM and Neil has been responsible for growing the business across all industry sectors, including Retail. Neil has an MBA from Melbourne Business School.

Event Partners


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The Weather Company

The Weather Company, an IBM Business, is the world's largest private weather enterprise, delivering the most accurate, personalized, and actionable weather data. Retailers rely on The Weather Company for complete end-to-end solutions that give insights into consumer buying patterns and empower smarter business decisions that optimize back-end operations.

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