Retail is data rich and always has been but the industry is not actually conditioned to use it, according to SAS's Andrew Fowkes. Also, should retailers be increasing pay for their data analysts?
Changing the language of tech roles, increasing diversity in boardrooms and a shift in cultural thinking around flexible working can help boost business productivity, says Jacqueline de Rojas.
UST Global's head of retail and ex-Boots IT director, Jonathan Vardon, discusses the cybersecurity dangers facing retailers on the "Dark Net" and how start-ups can help retailers untangle their "legacy spaghetti".
As the Internet of Things looks set to manifest itself as a real business disruptor over the next few years, Zebra Technologies' Mark Thomson says its impact on retail can be broken down into three key areas.
Accenture's proposed acquisition of Javelin Group, announced this week, has put the focus on digital transformation in the retail industry. Accenture's Martin Digby discusses retailer strategy in a digital world.
Merger and acquisition activity in retail is rife right now, but is there more to come? Planet Retail's Helen Slaven predicts some significant UK grocery market consolidation is on the horizon.
First it was self-service, then it was the discounter concept. Now, the third paradigm shift in retail can be described as the digital revolution, argues Wincor Nixdorf's Thomas Fell.
Shopping is entering the mobile-first era which means mobile commerce is poised for a major breakthrough in 2015, says PayPal's Rob Harper.
After Argos's announcement that it is to open digital stores within Sainsbury's supermarkets, Fujitsu's Rupal Karia argues there is more collaboration between retailers to come.
Agile retailers have an opportunity to gain an advantage on some of the traditionally dominant industry players by embracing new technology in an improving economy, argues Epson UK's David Spratt.
Retail winners will be the companies that successfully establish quick-fire home delivery, says JDA Software's EMEA VP for retail strategy, Lee Gill. He also has a warning for the grocery middle market.
Sarah Taylor, senior director for EMEA at Oracle Retail, tells Essential Retail why product availability is the key factor in harnessing retail customer loyalty. Shoppers are increasingly impatient, she argues.