Speakers

Presenter

Lisa Byfield-Green

Lisa Byfield-Green is Senior Retail Analyst Online and Digital at LZ Retailytics. She specialises in the European e-commerce, the British and Irish retail markets. Prior to joining LZ Retailytics, Lisa worked for the British Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) as senior analyst for online and digital, leading all research and analysis into the online channel. She has analysed the retail industry for more than 15 years and built valued and strong connections with both retailers and manufacturers.

Dominic Blank is the founder and CEO of the Shopper-Insights-Intelligence company POSpulse. He is an expert when it comes to understanding the ‚Why' behind purchasing decisions. Before POSpulse Dominic co-funded several startups and therefore has significant experience in setting up successful digital companies.

Matthew Brown is the owner of Echochamber, a London based creative retail intelligence agency, which travels the world tracking retail innovation and evolving consumer trends. A regular keynote speaker at global retail conferences, Matthew energises and inspires client businesses with new possibilities. Echochamber has worked closely with Westfield, Marks & Spencer and Tesco.

Max Cao is the General Manager for the Fresh Food business group of JD.COM, which is the largest e-retailer in China with 266 million active users. He is in charge of sourcing and procurement of the best fresh & frozen food from all over the world for the China market. He is also responsible for the fresh food related investment of the company. Before joining JD.COM, he worked in New York for Ogilvy, one of the largest marketing and advertising agencies in the world. Over the years, Max has developed and optimized global marketing strategies for clients such as Tiffany, IBM and Phillips.

Max graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as a Research Assistant for the Wharton School. He also holds an MBA degree from the New York University.

Alexander Djordjevic co-founded Foodist in October 2012, which became one of the leading fine food companies in Germany. Foodist counts over 300,000 online orders per year and acquired over 4,000 supermarket stores to distribute emerging brands like "Propercorn" and "KIND". As CEO he sold Foodist to the mediacompany "Ströer" in 2016.

Jens Drubel is a CRM and Marketing specialist who worked with many DAX and media companies. Today he is the founder, shareholder and managing director of AllyouneedFresh.de - the DHL powered supermarket for Germany. In addition to this position, Jens Drubel is also chairman of the “FORUM food" of the bevh (German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association).

Marek Kempka is a futurist, passionate to discover new perspectives and opportunities in the ever- changing shopping environment. He shares his findings at workshops and conferences across the globe. Marek is technology, Digital Shopper and e-commerce expert at Nielsen. Currently he is leading the European Shopper technology commercial team, helping many retailers and manufacturers to build successful shopper marketing strategies for both e-commerce and in-store.

After studying Agriculture & Food, today Ekkehard Lughofer works in the Direct Marketing and Communication Department for biological food at ADAMAH BioHof at the gates of Vienna. The focus of the marketing lies on authentic communications and on online marketing based on behaviour combined with an attractive web shop.

Shivanku Misra is an analytics enthusiast with a mix of consulting and hands-on experience within decision sciences, spanning across multiple domains including CPG, Financial Services, Technology, Retail, E-commerce & Gaming. He currently leads the data science and analytics function within BI for the US business of Heineken. Holding several gold medals for his undergraduate degree in Science, Shivanku is an MBA in Marketing and Strategy. When he is not crunching numbers - Shivanku likes to mentor entry level data scientists and analysts.

Kumar Rajagopalan is the CEO of Retailers Association of India (RAI). With over 28 years of profound knowledge and business experience, he is seen as one of the key influencers of retail In India and is quoted on various topics involving retail policy, tax rules, retail channels and ease of doing retail business in India. Mr. Rajagopalan has had varied responsibilities at Shoppers' Stop and has been the country head for retail solutions at IBM.

Michael Reichelt is one of the founders and co-CEOs of emmasbox, a young Munich provider of click & collect solutions for the online food trade. Before founding emmasbox in the year 2014, Mr Reichelt gathered experience in both corporate consulting and banking and studied in Vienna, Milan and Munich.

Robin Rendahl is the founder of Northfork.ai – the world's leading “recipe as a sales tool” company. With the largest e-grocery retailers in the Nordics as customers, he has acquired best practices that he will share to all visitors at the Anuga E-grocery Congress. Robin Rendahl holds a MSc in Technology Management from Lund Technical University.

Anne Rösener is an expert in omni channel strategies with very profound retail knowledge. Her differentiator is the deep understanding in the field of international ecommerce marketplaces, platform dynamics and its impact on different industries.

Max Thinius is a futurologist, and as such, an expert in development and future of e-commerce, as well as questions of applied sustainability. Today he is the company spokesman for AllyouneedFresh.de, a spokesperson for the “FORUM food" of the bevh (the German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association) and a founder of PlayInnovation.

Björn Weber is Head of LZ Retailytics. An internationally renowned analyst, journalist and consultant for the retail industry, Björn has been specialising in e-commerce and retail technology for more than 15 years. Until the end of 2014, he was Research Director as well as member of the executive board at London-based analyst group Planet Retail. He was also the company’s General Manager Germany. Björn is a regular keynote speaker at international industry events with a focus on digitalisation, omnichannel strategies and optimisation of retail processes.

James Williams is the Director of Fresh Delivery Experience at Jet.com. He works with his team to redefine the home grocery delivery packaging and transportation. Their focus is on developing innovative, environmentally sustainable, and food safety focused materials & processes that drive a high level of customer experience. He has more than a decade of eCommerce operations experience between Jet.com, Walmart eCommerce, & Amazon Fulfillment.

Fabio Ziemßen has been working on the digitalisation and modernisation of the food industry since 2008 and as a blogger organises meetings nationwide for innovators and start-ups from the digital food environment. He is the Vice Chairman of the start-up Dorf e.V. in Düsseldorf and co-founder of Coworking Spaces Super7000.

In this way, he asserts himself for the networking of the international food tech scene. He is responsible for concepts in the sections eFood, food tech and food innovations for the METRO Group.