London summit
Kings Place, May 20-21, 2015
Discover the most disruptive technologies from around the world impacting fashion today: supercharge your strategy with the newest ideas in ecommerce, in-store, mobile, wearables & social.


Kate Walmsley

Digital Director, TOPSHOP

Kate Walmsley is Digital Director for Topshop, a leading UK fashion retailer recognised for its content rich digital properties and use of social media. Kate leads a multidisciplinary team of designers, editors, writers, producers, photographers, traders and digital marketers to drive brand engagement and sales through an expanding portfolio of international and mobile sites.

Peter Fitzgerald

Country Sales Director, Google

Peter is the Country Sales Director for Google UK, the biggest market for Google outside the US and the most advanced major country in terms of e-commerce and online advertising spending.

Peter is also a Non-Executive Director of UK department store Debenhams and President, Innovation & Digital, of the British Fashion Council.

Previously, Peter spent 8 years at Amazon as the Director of Business Develoment

Kelly Kowal

Global Growth Director,

Kelly has a strong background in internet marketing and ecommerce, with her experience spanning over 12 years. She joined Farfetch in November 2010 to build and run all digital marketing initiatives including customer acquisition, customer retention and customer engagement. Within her role, she is also leading the International Growth and development strategy, overseeing international expansion and localisation for all markets.

Christopher Suarez

Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas Kirkwood

Suarez and Kirkwood formed a partnership after Suarez stumbled on Kirkwood's booth at Première Classe, a Parisian accessories trade show and was brought on to work on the US brand and commercial strategy.

Suarez also sits on the board of Sophia Webster having co-founded the brand in May 2012 with partners Sophia Webster and Nicholas Kirkwood.

Alexandra Hoffnung

Creative Director, Social Commerce, The NET-A-PORTER Group

Alexandra Hoffnung is the Creative Director of Social Commerce at THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP. Alexandra began her career as a graphic designer with Ronnie Cooke-Newhouse at the London fashion advertising studio, HOUSE+HOLME.She then worked as a freelance designer with clients such as artist Bryan Ferry, contributing to his album artwork and new website design, before joining THE OUTNET.COM as a designer in 2010.

Katie Jenkins

Katie Jenkins, Industry Manager – Fashion, Luxury & Beauty, YouTube

Katie is an Industry Manager at Google specialising in the Fashion, Luxury and Beauty verticals.  She works with a global portfolio of luxury advertisers, advising on digital strategy across the Google and YouTube advertising solutions. Katie has a decade of digital marketing experience across a number of verticals, including finance and education.

Sergio Bucher

Vice President , Amazon Fashion EU

Sergio joined Amazon in April 2013 and is responsible for Amazon’s fashion business across its five European websites in UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, as well as BuyVIP (an Amazon company) which operates in Germany, Italy and Spain. Prior to Amazon, Sergio developed an in-depth understanding of the sports and fashion business at Puma, Nike and the Inditex group.

Sarah Watson

VP, Social Commerce, The NET-A-PORTER Group

Sarah Watson is the Vice President of Social Commerce at THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP. Sarah began her career in marketing at Bauer Media before joining NET-A-PORTER.COM in 2008 as an SEO specialist.

Daniel Bobroff

Investment Director, ASOS

Daniel has a career of over twenty five years as a tech entrepreneur with a wide body of work. He was acclaimed for “selling Sonic to the Admen”, pioneering in-game advertising throughout the nineties with the first campaigns seen within the medium and working with some of the World’s most famous brands.

Sam Lowe

Chief Technology Officer,

Sam joined MATCHESFASHION.COM in 2013 as CTO where he heads up a 60 strong team overseeing all technology, systems and infrastructure within the business. Leading the technology strategy, with a focus on innovation and growth, Sam ensures that the MATCHESFASHION.COM business continues to develop and evolve into
an ever more digital and globally connected operation to offer clients the ultimate in
modern luxury shopping.

Maggie Porteous

Director of Selling, John Lewis

Maggie Porteous is Director of Selling, North & New Format and is responsible for 25 John
Lewis stores from Exeter in the south to Aberdeen in the north. Having joined John Lewis Brent Cross as a graduate trainee Maggie has worked in more than ten John Lewis shops across the country. At the same time as being Head of Branch at Cheadle, Maggie was also responsible for opening our store in the Trafford Centre in 2005.

Sandrine Deveaux

Multichannel Director, Harvey Nichols

Sandrine Deveaux joined Harvey Nichols in May 2011 from Matches, where she held the position of Marketing and E-commerce Director, reporting to the owners and leading the business from a London-based boutique to a leading online fashion destination. Prior to that, Sandrine worked at AOL, where she led the development of the content and video offering, and at Bloomberg Media as Head of Content Distribution in Europe.

Neil Waller

Co-Founder, Shore Projects

Neil is one of the co-founders of Shore Projects, a British watch brand that, thanks in large
part to its approach social media and audience engagement, has had phenomenal growth
since launching in April 2014. The company has seen consistent month on month growth
averaging 200% and has been taken on by retailers such as Liberty, Anthropologie,
Selfridges, John Lewis, ASOS, Urban Outfitters and Top Shop.

Richard Chen

Venture Partner , Ceyuan Ventures

Richard is a partner of Ceyuan Ventures, one of the largest VC funds in China, in charge of cross-border TMT investments and bringing top Western tech companies in China. Over the past year, Ceyuan have made many interesting investments, such as Farfetch, Auctionata, onefinestay, ROLI, Taptalk, FishBrain, Plated, and Boxed.

Daniel Murray

Founder, Grabble

Following a career in advertising, working with
technology brands like Amazon, Spotify and Intel, Daniel launched the website for Grabble before rapidly pivoting to mobile. He and his Co-Founder Joel have created the "Tinder for Fashion", which has been featured as best new app in 34 countries by Apple and won a series of awards, as well as trending nationally on Twitter.

Katie Baron

Head of Retail, Stylus

Formerly a fashion producer, Katie is an author, journalist, trends forecaster and creative content consultant.

Thanks to a series of key roles within a host of thought-leading creative businesses including Liberty, Harpers Bazaar UK magazine & integrated creative agency Yellowdoor, Katie has been in the rare position of being the brand, the brand agency and now a brand strategist.

Mike Butcher

Editor-At-Large, TechCrunch

Mike Butcher is Editor-at-Large of TechCrunch, the biggest breaking news site about the world’s hottest tech companies. Mike has been named one of the most influential people in technology by The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, WIRED and The Evening Standard. He is a regular commentator on the tech business, appearing on the BBC, Sky News, and Channel 4, among others. Mike is also co-founder of TechHub, the co-working network for startups.

Harriet Williams

Group Multichannel Director, Labelux

Harriet joined LLX Global Business Services in January 2013 to lead the JAB Luxury Group’s
omnichannel strategy and growth. In the last 2 years LLX GBS has successfully launched new
websites and features for Bally, Belstaff, Jimmy Choo and Zagliani, and further developments are planned for the years ahead. Prior to LLX GBS, Harriet was the Associate Worldwide Digital Director
at Gucci, and previously the Head of Digital at Debenhams.