Ace & Tate
Co-founder of innovative prescription glasses and sunglasses brand Ace & Tate, will join us as a keynote speaker. His brand has truly revolutionized the industry by transforming glasses into an affordable lifestyle and fashion accessory. Founded in the Netherlands, the brand is taking off to the UK, Germany and many other European countries.
The Amsterdam-based etq store radiates passion with a minimalistic style and the highest quality products. Besides products of their own brand ETQ, the etq store showcases other local brands in their impressive store found in the Amsterdam city center since 2015. Etq proves that without a doubt, brick and mortar is still the place to sell.
Daniel Gebler is CTO of Picnic, the world’s fastest growing online supermarket that makes grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone. Previously, he was Director R&D of Fredhopper. Daniel holds a PhD in Computer Science and an MBA. He published papers, edited journals, and chaired international workshops on software correctness.
Save The High Street
Alex Schlagman is a founding partners of Save The High Street — a coordinated industry-wide initiative supporting and empowering local businesses across the UK. Alex is a serial entrepreneur whose focus is to level the playing field for local retailers with the help of technology. He is currently the CEO of Pocket High Street.
Lightspeed’s CMO will present a keynote on how innovations in technology are driven by the human spirit. Having focused his career on building customer relationships for some of the world's premier brands, Laith acted as vice president of marketing at Yahoo and CMO of luxury retailer PIRCH. He will share his inspiring vision at Connect.
The Patchwork Shop
After dedicating nearly 30 years to her marketing career, Kim O’Rourke moved towards a new professional adventure: the opening of her own patchwork and quilting shop. Her new business functions as a brick and mortar and online store. Kim is also a sought after public speaker and trainer and is well known for delivering fun and accessible marketing workshops.
Howard Harrison is the CEO & co-founder of KNOMO. Having spent 8 years in law and finance, he left it all behind and founded KNOMO in 2004. Built on the desire to create intelligent accessories that fuse function and fashion. Howard has been overseeing KNOMO for over 12 years, leading the business to create and refine the perfect products for an organized life.
Harry lives and breathes retail. He was the sales and floor manager, the team lead and part of the MT for many companies. He continues to innovate and inspire at INretail, Netherlands largest non-food vertical organization. Harry Bijl is renowned for his talks, urban safaris and keynotes, which are always relevant, practical and dynamic.