This year’s speaker line-up will bring together a range of top line presenters that will allow you to take a closer look at the trends and strategies driving the Asian retail market: Hear case studies and deep dives from our partners about their customer first techniques and use of new technologies to fuel current and future successes.
Please keep returning to this page to view the exciting line-up for this year’s Global Partner Summit.
Alison is CEO Asia, responsible for Tesco’s businesses in Thailand and Malaysia, including developing business partnerships across the region. She joined Tesco in 1999 and worked in a variety of operational leadership roles running stores and leading change programmes. Alongside these responsibilities Alison studied for an MBA from Manchester Business School where she had received The Guardian's "Women in Management" scholarship, and she now sits on the School’s Advisory Board. In March 2011 Alison was appointed Chief People Officer and became a member of the Tesco Executive Committee, until June 2018 when she was appointed to her current role.
Passionate, Creative and Driven – the 3 words most used to describe Vivian.
A seasoned retail marketer with experience and skills in brand management, customer communication, insight and loyalty.
She works best at the crossroads of creativity, insights and operations to effect change and deliver customer focused strategies, translated into simple, efficient and impactful programs. Simply put she looks after the Brand in all its iterations from shelf to beyond!
Daniel Flynn is one of Australia’s great success stories: at the age of 19 he was jolted into action after learning that 900 million people lack access to water, while Australia’s bottled water industry was worth $600 million. Together with his then-girlfriend, now wife, Justine Flynn, and his best mate, Jarryd Burns, in 2008 he launched Thankyou, a company that has turned typical notions of consumerism on its head by committing 100 per cent of its profits to helping end global poverty. Thankyou has over 50 products across personal care, water and baby categories that are stocked in Australia's major retailers. The social enterprise has raised over $6 million and is well on its way to helping a million people in need across 20 countries.
Having joined as Chief Executive Officer in May 2017, Guillaume’s role is to help steer dunnhumby during its next phase of growth and global expansion. Before stepping into the CEO role, Guillaume was Vice President of Advertising Solutions at Google, leading product strategy, commercialisation and development for products such as Adwords, GDN, YouTube, and Google+ amongst others.He brings significant international transformation experience and a deep understanding of data-led advertising solutions and of analytics and customer insights.
Nicolas Cron is the Head of Retail Industry Strategy for Asia Pacific at JDA Software, the leading supply chain management (SCM) platform powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), providing end-to-end solutions to winning retailers, manufacturers and logistic players.
In his 35 years career Nicolas held various positions in Asia and Europe for IT companies operating in the retail area, with strong focus on customer centric solutions. This technical background is well completed with 12 years spent with Danone dairy in Europe where he created the Category Management and CRM practice.
Michelle has spent equal time in creative agencies and client marketing jobs, including leadership roles at McCann-Erickson, BBDO and BBH working across brands such as Washington Mutual Bank, POWERaDE, Barclays, Barclaycard, British Airways and Coca-Cola.
Client roles have included the VP/Marketing for allrecipes.com (which she grew to be the largest food and cooking website globally, a position it still holds), Director of Integrated Marketing for Safeco, a Fortune 500 Insurance Company, and MD, Group Brand and Marketing for Barclays. She is currently the Group Brand Director for Tesco with responsibility for Brand and Customer Proposition development across the Tesco group.
Michelle has worked in the US, Portugal and London, her favourite of course being London.
She and her husband Mike Eggers live in East London with their two cats and a guest room that they love to have filled with friends and family from all over the world.
As global managing director for media, Jérôme Cochet will have responsibility for dunnhumby’s media business unit, which combines dunnhumby’s Customer Data Science, media capabilities and partnerships to help retailers and brands plan, execute and measure the impact of their marketing activities. Jérôme’s experience and leadership will shape the strategy of our media business and accelerate our plans for global growth.
Hannaleena started at SOK in Jan 2019 and is leading a new business unit, Smart Marketing, aiming to monetize all current and future marketing assets and consumer touchpoints of S-Group for the benefit of the advertisers. Hannaleena is a B2B commercial executive with a proven track record her areas of expertise covering data-driven marketing services and solution sales improvement models. Prior, Hannaleena was Senior Vice President, B2B Commercial Operations at Aller Media Finland (a part of largest publisher in the Nordics) generating new B2B marketing service businesses e.g. www.dingle.fi and www.datarefinery.io.
Experienced Chief Customer / Chief Marketing Officer with strong experience of the retail industry. He started with Coop Norge in 1995. Skilled in Loyalty programs, Project Governance, Customer Insight, Customer Service, Customer Analysis, Marketing Strategy, Service Development and Corporate Governance. Strong marketing professional qualified in Marketing Management, Economics, HR and Pedagogy from University of South-Eastern Norway(USN).
Jan holds the position of Board Director at Coop Danmark. He is responsible for the premium banner, Irma, Coop’s membership program and Coop’s food and nonfood eCommerce business units. Jan joined Coop in 2008 from a position as Managing Director of the Carlsberg company, House of Beer. Earlier on in his career Jan has spent 6 years with McKinsey & Company.
As Chief Solutions Officer, Gianluca leads the development of dunnhumby strategy, brand, products & services and go-to-market approach. Prior to dunnhumby, Gianluca was COO at Reward, the leading card linked offer network in the UK, and developer of RBS MyReward loyalty program. His chief responsibility was to scale the business in revenues, products, customers, capabilities and partners, achieving a 300% growth in four years.
Anne joined S-Group 7 years ago and has been working with media from different angles. Starting from sourcing media services, developing S-Groups own medias and currently as responsible for establishing and leading the development of S-Group’s Media Business. Before S-group Anne has worked with FMCG companies and as a management consultant. Anne is specialized in large scale transformation processes and really interested in developing business to become more customer oriented.
Marketer Transforming Business. Continuously learning about solving business challenges with a mix of speed, innovation, creativity, technology, and diversity on high performing teams. There’s no offline or online: it’s just the customer in the front and center with individual needs and motivations that require attention from brands to provide the right experience to keep them happy.
Having joined Jan 2019, Pekka steers the development of partnerships business at S Group, a finnish Co-operative. Prior, Pekka was Vice President, Customer Experience at Alko Oy, transforming the renowned customer experience from mainly brick and mortar service to omni-channel experience. Pekka helps companies to realize their customer strategies and maximise the value of their brand. His professional IKIGAI is in harnessing what technology of today enables with customer insights to transform a business by creating game changing experiences, products and services.
Jose joined dunnhumby in 2008 and currently heads up dunnhumby’s business in North America, with responsibility for leading our growth and expansion journey in this region. Prior to this, Jose held a number of senior roles including Solutions Director in Brazil, working with our retail partners GPA, Raia Drogasil and Marisa and then as Solutions Director for all dunnhumby LATAM partners. Subsequently Jose lead the start-up of Digital Media Services in LATAM by building and taking to market products developed in partnership with the likes of Sociomantic, Facebook and Google. Finally as Managing Director of LATAM & Africa, Jose oversaw an explosion of growth and expansion of dunnhumby's presence to Mexico and Argentina. Before joining dunnhumby Jose worked 5 years in Investment Banking with BPI.
David brings 49 years of retailing experience as an operator, marketer, and strategist to dunnhumby’s partners. He created one of the first supermarket loyalty card programs in the U.S. (for The Kroger Co., in 1996), and led an innovative loyalty approach that today engages more than 50 million U.S. households. His visionary, Customer-led ideas and Customer 1st change leadership contributed to Kroger’s remarkable 53 consecutive quarters of positive identical sales growth, and brought David recognition by Advertising Age Magazine as one of the ‘Top 50 Marketers’ in America (2008).
As Head of Ventures, Kyle leads all strategic investments for dunnhumby’s corporate venture capital unit. Having previously founded 2 companies in the B2B technology space, he is an expert on Innovation, Product, and Venture Capital. An Advisor for Boston Seed Capital, Kyle is also a board Observer for GrocerKey, Pulsate, and Askuity and is a frequent speaker and writer on the subject of retail innovation. Kyle holds an MBA from Babson College, Boston.
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