MACH to the Future

18:30-22:30
UK
20.1.2022
Dinner

Malmaison, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 3AQ

Manchester

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MACH to the Future

Manchester

Dinner

January 20, 2022

Summary

A dinner for digital leaders

Technology terms are being thrown around like confetti currently - so many terms which are suddenly the next big thing, but are not explained and simply do not resonate.

Marty McFLy once said “I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet”... but MACH is here now.

Truly ambitious digital businesses across every sector are exploring a new way of building digital solutions - using a group of technologies which plug together by design and share an architecture that scales and flexes more easily.

The challenges in 2022 are myriad. How do you accelerate digital even faster? Where are all the developers? How can you make the site faster whilst coping with an exponential increase in traffic? Can you even afford to drive that traffic?

Our first dinner in 2022 is for digital ambitious businesses across every sector. Our evening will opened by an Spencer Hudson, Global Head of eCommerce Technical Solutions at ghd, describing the journey that they are taking - then opening up the discussion in a private Chatham House environment for you to learn and share.

This event will be run in a hybrid style - if you’re unable to join us in-person in Manchester, you’re welcome to join us virtually from the comfort of your own home!

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  • Translating API-technology into an ROI for the rest of the business
  • Who builds and why? In-house or blended?
  • Will this accelerate growth? If so, how can we prove it?
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Spencer Hudson

Spencer Hudson

Global Technical Solutions Manager

GHD

Spencer is an experienced solutions architect and currently the Global Technical Solutions Manager at GHD (a leader and innovator in hair styling), having worked within the digital team for the past 13 years, gaining extensive experience in all the operational aspects of international eCommerce and performance optimistation. He is responsible for the technical operation and performance of multiple international websites, including the UK.

He is also a keen runner (recently completing two consecutive marathons in support of the 401 Challenge) and an avid consumer of all things Sci-Fi.

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18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Spencer Hudson
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes
18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Guest Speaker
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes
08:30
Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:15
Welcome from Commerce Futures
09:25
Ryan Clark, STATSports & Jim Hingston, The Gym Group
Keynote
10:10
Hollie Weatherstone, Muc-Off
Keynote
10:35
Break
10:55
Multi-brand panel – Decathlon, Ellis Brigham, Helen of Troy
Keynote (Main Stage)
Speed dating for delegates
(Breakout Room)
11:50
George Huxford, Apidura
Keynote
12:15
Break
13:15
Rich Philip, Contested
Keynote
13:40
Marc Guisti, Veloforte
Keynote (Main Stage)
David Hanney, Alpkit
(Breakout Room)
14:35
Networking
15:00
Closing Remarks from Commerce Futures
18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Guest Speaker
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes
18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Guest Speaker
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes

AGENDA

IN-PERSON

18:30

Arrival & Welcome Drinks

19:00

Welcome - Commerce Futures

19:10

Opening Speech - Spencer Hudson, Global Head of eCommerce Technical Solutions - ghd

19:40

Starters (Topic one - Discussion at individual tables)

20:10

Topic one discussed as a collective

20:30

Mains (Topic two - Discussion at individual tables)

21:00

Topic two discussed as a collective

21:20

Desserts and Networking

VIRTUAL

18:30

Welcome Drinks & Introductions

19:00

Welcome - Commerce Futures

19:10

Opening Speech - Spencer Hudson, Global Head of eCommerce Technical Solutions - ghd

19:40

Wine Tasting - Bottle 2 (Topic one - Discussion within breakout groups)

20:10

Topic one discussed as a collective

20:30

Wine Tasting - Bottle 3 (Topic Two - Discussion within breakout groups)

21:00

Topic two discussed as a collective

21:20

Wine Q&A and Networking

09:00
Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:30
Welcome & Partner Introductions
09:40
Panel Discussion with Q&A
Spencer Hudson
10:20
Networking Break
10:40
Workshop at tables
11:00
Group Discussion - Moderated
11:20
Final Comments & Networking
11:30
Event Closes
Spencer Hudson

Spencer Hudson

Global Technical Solutions Manager

GHD

Spencer is an experienced solutions architect and currently the Global Technical Solutions Manager at GHD (a leader and innovator in hair styling), having worked within the digital team for the past 13 years, gaining extensive experience in all the operational aspects of international eCommerce and performance optimistation. He is responsible for the technical operation and performance of multiple international websites, including the UK.

He is also a keen runner (recently completing two consecutive marathons in support of the 401 Challenge) and an avid consumer of all things Sci-Fi.

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Venue

Malmaison, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 3AQ

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