Essential Retail's expert panel of commentators includes David Baker, The UK Cards Association; Mark McMurtrie, independent payments expert at Payments Consultancy; James Hammersley, founder of Good Growth; Tim Denison, Ipos Retail Peformance; directors from Alvarez & Marsal; Brendan Doyle, CMS Payments Intelligence; Paul Martin, KPMG Boxwood Insights; Toby Paxton, Deloitte; the Kurt Salmon retail team; consultants from Javelin Group; members of GSMA; and representatives from GS1 UK.
Graeme Howe, MD of IMRG and MD of eCommerce Worldwide, takes a look at the opportunities for retailers thinking of trading into Ireland.
Simone Stumpf, senior lecturer, department of computer science at City University London, examines the development of AI and chatbots in everyday life.
Infor is working with Whole Foods and has also announced deals to acquire Predictix and Starmount. There's lots going on at the company - RSR Research's Paula Rosenblum assesses the landscape.
Good Growth founder James Hammersley takes a look at the EU's Digital Single Market strategy and asks whether the UK should still try to remain a part of the trade deal post-Brexit.
Paula Levitan, corporate partner in the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP, looks at how the decision to leave the EU is impacting UK retail both off and online.
MEC Global's Mudit Jaju, digital and data partner and head of eCommerce, and Jessica Chapplow, eCommerce specialist, discuss how retailers can get the most out of AI technology.
Andy Robson, supply chain solutions manager at supply chain standards organisation, GS1 UK, discusses how RFID enables retailers to become truly omnichannel.
Olivia Savage, managing associate at law firm, Lewis Silkin, assesses the data security threat to the retail industry.
David Noble, group CEO of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, argues traditional supply chain models are no longer fit for purpose in a multichannel shopping environment.
Bhavesh Unadkat, management consultant in retail customer engagement design at Capgemini, analyses the trajectory of digital disruption in the retail sector.
And I still haven't found what I'm looking for. It is not your search engine that is failing but your eCommerce team, argues Good Growth founder James Hammersley.
Paula Levitan, partner in the retail team at international law firm, Bryan Cave LLP, shares her thoughts on why luxury retailers should be turning to eCommerce as an opportunity for growth.