Miya has over 15 years' experience as an analyst, journalist and editor specialising in enterprise technology use in retail. She has spent this time reporting on the demands and challenges faced by retailers and which technologies can best support their needs in addressing ever-more complex consumer expectations and behaviours. She also brings comprehensive knowledge and understanding of vendor market trends. Prior to joining Planet Retail, Miya was a Senior Research Analyst with IDC Retail Insights, having edited Retail Technology magazine for 10 years.
Lisa Freynick is Group eCommerce manager at Euroflorist. She manages a multicultural team of talented and multi specialist online managers. She is responsible for the E-Commerce strategy and ensures its execution.
Euroflorist is one of the biggest online companies and florist networks in Europe with over 9,000 local flower shops.
In the job before, Lisa worked as an Online Marketing Specialist at BASF. She had the chance to drive change forward in the organization and was responsible for the online strategy within the EMEA region. She was giving direction and taking care of all online measures, knowledge management (trainings, e-learning), support activities under consideration of the overall BASF
EuroFlorist Sverige AB operates a network of retail florists. The company offers roses, lilies, gerberas, carnations, chrysanthemums, orchids, mixed and tall bouquets, and arrangements; and plants, including orchids, green, and flowering plants. It provides flowers and bouquets for various occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, get well, sympathy, funeral, new born, and weddings. The company was formerly known as Svensk Blomsterförmedling and changed its name to EuroFlorist Sverige AB in 1990. EuroFlorist Sverige AB was founded in 1982 and is based in Malmo, Sweden.
Robin Müller is CTO of Lesara, a Fast Fashion eCommerce company he co-founded in 2013 with Roman Kirsch and Matthias Wilrich. At Lesara, he is responsible for the technology strategy, process automation and marketing automation. Before Lesara, he worked in the Online-Gaming and Legal-Tech industry.
Lesara GmbH owns and operates an online discount store. The company offers clothing, jewelry, electronic, and home goods. Lesara GmbH was founded in 2013 and is based in Berlin, Germany.
Joe has 10 years experience working at Unilever across a multitude of roles including sales, marketing and he currently leads the eCommerce Innovation Team. His role allows him to look at how technology can be practically applied to improve the shopping experience online and thus drive sales. He works across the portfolio of Unilever brands helping them to improve the omnichannel shopper experience whilst growing brand equity.
He is well connected in the eCommerce and digital marketing sector; working with all the major online grocery retailers, digital agencies and technology companies. He has a real passion for technology and is a not so secret geek at heart. His favourite shopping site is Kickstarter where he spends far more than he really should on the latest gadgets and services!
Joe studied Theology at Birmingham University where he focused on the psychology of how people’s beliefs influence their actions. This has been a principle he has been able to apply in thinking about behaviour change in the context of commerce.
Meysam spent the past ten years in various digital roles around the world spanning from product management, digital marketing, business development, eCommerce and startup ventures. He moved to Pizza Hut in order to use his skills and enable the category leader also become the digital leader in the space. In his session he will tell us how the `Internet of Things´ is becoming the `Internet of Commerce´.
Thanks to her many years of experience from many different industries Liselotte´s had great insights in finance, retail & fashion.
She creates strong results by focusing on the user-experience. She says that success in campaigns demands that the customers experience is included in the whole process – before, during and after the purchase. The product must be presented in the most optimal way, by using the chosen channels (off- or online) the way they work best.
BESTSELLER is an international, family-owned fashion company with a strong foundation. With a range of more than 20 individual fashion brands, BESTSELLER provides fashion clothing and accessories for both women, men, teenagers and children.
Products are marketed and sold under a variety of brands such as JACK & JONES, JUNAROSE, JACQUELINE DE YONG, MAMALICIOUS, NAME IT, NOISY MAY, OBJECT COLLECTORS ITEM, ONLY, ONLY & SONS, PIECES, SELECTED, VERO MODA, VILA CLOTHES and Y.A.S.
BESTSELLER brands and products are available online, in about 3000 branded chain stores or 15,000 multi-brand and department stores across most of Europe, The Middle East, North and South America, Canada and India. BESTSELLER Fashion Group China is an independent BESTSELLER company designing its own collections for more than 6,800 stores in China.
Sylvani is a strategic retail specialist who delivers high quality improvements in business strategy to ensure profitability.
She has over 10 years dedicated experience in a multi-cultural working environment with reputed retailers of international standards and world famous brands based in the Asia Pacific region.
“I thrive in fast paced environments and possess excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills which have contributed immensely to profitable business growth and successful implementation of business strategies in various companies that I worked for over the years. I am an analytical problem solver who takes on a logical approach in formulating and implementing merchandise strategies.”
V.F. Corporation (VF), incorporated in December 4, 1899, is engaged in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and related products. The Company has a portfolio of approximately 30 brands across a spectrum of activities and lifestyles. The Company's segments include Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, Sportswear, Contemporary Brands and Other. The Company owns a portfolio of brands in the outerwear, footwear, denim, backpack, luggage, accessory, sportswear, occupational and performance apparel categories. The Company's brands primarily include The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Wrangler, Lee, Nautica, Majestic and Kipling. The Company's products are marketed to consumers shopping in specialty stores, department stores, national chains, mass merchants and its own direct-to-consumer operations. Its direct-to-consumer business includes VF-operated stores, concession retail stores and e-commerce sites. The Company's brands sell products in international markets through licensees, distributors and independently-operated partnership stores. Its products are obtained from over 28 VF-operated manufacturing facilities and approximately 1,900 contractor manufacturing facilities in over 60 countries. The Company also operates approximately 30 distribution centers and over 1,520 retail stores.
Profound knowledge and experience in premium brand-retail experience and its definition, design and worldwide implementation
Deep knowledge of brand communication and management (from strategy to operational Implementation)
Profound knowledge of sales and marketing processes, the setup of Organizations and process optimization
Profound experience of international project management and the implementation of highly complex projects such as “Future Retail/Premium Retail Experience”, the setup of National Sales Companies and process optimization
Strong analytical and conception skills, paired with the ability, to quickly find pragmatic solutions from a neutral perspective in terms of the company and to expedite the implementation; entrepreneurial and “just do” mindset
Intercultural Personality with a natural leadership, high social and communication and creative competence
Highly international Background
since 03/12 Department Head Future Retail Premium Retail Experience at BMW AG
Defining, developing and implementing new measures (processes, furniture, communication, IT tools, training, and others) for BMW, BMW i and MINI into the BMW and MINI dealerships worldwide.
Defining and developing the future (2020+) Premium Retail Experience for BMW AG
03/10 to 02/12 Director MINI Italy at BMW Italia S.p.A.
04/08 to 02/10 Department Head of the Sales Region China at BMW AG
03/05 to 03/08 Head of “Market Development” for the Region China at BMW AG
05/03 to 03/05 Senior Consultant with BMW Group Inhouse Consulting at BMW AG
02/00 to 04/03 Manager Sponsorship & Business Relations at BMW Motorsport
05/96 to 01/00 Head of the Euro Info Centre Munich & Head of Unit European
Economic Area for the Chamber for Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria
11/93 to 12/95 Trainee lawyer at the High Court of Hamburg
01/93 to 10/93 Spokesman of the Treuhandanstalt Erfurt and Personal Assistant to the General Manager
05/92 to 12/92 Legal Consultant Treuhandanstalt Leipzig
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG is a German holding company and automobile manufacturer that focuses on the automobile and motorcycle markets. It divides its activities into the three main segments: Automobiles, Motorcycles and Financial Services. It owns three brands: BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce. Its BMW automobile range encompasses the 1 Series, including three-door, five-door, coupe and convertible models; the 3 Series, including sedan, touring, coupe and convertible models; the 5 Series, available in sedan and touring models; the 6 Series, available as a coupe or convertible; the 7 Series large sedan; the Z4 roadster and coupe; the sports utility vehicles, X3, X5 and X6 and M models, such as M3, M5 and M6. It also offers cars under the MINI brand and motorcycles under the BMW brand. The Rolls-Royce brand offers three luxury cars, Phantom, Coupe and Ghost. It has producing, assembly, service and sales subsidiaries throughout the world. In January 2013, it sold its Husqvarna brand.