MACH Christmas

18:30 - 22:30
UK
2.12.2021
Dinner

181 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1A 1ER

London

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MACH Christmas

London

Dinner

December 2, 2021

Summary

We're dreaming of a MACH Christmas

MACH has made the leap from “What’s that?” to “We’re planning to go with a MACH-based…”

To celebrate a new normal Christmas AND the journey to MACH continuing into 2022, we put on a fully festive dinner for our friends with all the trimmings (except far better food than Christmas day).

We talked a little bit about what might happen next year, we heard from a speaker who felt the pressure of having to deliver a MACH architecture into 2022, but we also joined together to celebrate the fact that 2021 is now over… and that we can now pop into London a couple of days each week, and that we’ve recovered some of that lockdown lard.

PastriesDelegates networkingAudience at a Commerce Futures conference.
  • Will the Turkey arrive through the 3PL In time for Christmas?
  • Who even eats red cabbage?
  • How many sprouts constitute a serving?
  • Is there such a thing as too many breaded prawn starters?

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Giles Smith

Giles Smith

Head of Digital Technology

Selfridges

Giles is a digital technology leader who has first-hand experience in transforming customer capabilities and digital technologies. Adopting a modern microservices and headless based approach he has led engineering and business teams through the entire journey from selection through to successfully landing platforms. Starting this voyage before MACH was coined and when the top-right quadrants were still calling the now market leaders new entries or emerging trends. He is an active member of the MACH alliance and brings a unique luxury retail customer perspective with humility on the victories and lessons-learned that such a programme brings.

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18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Giles Smith
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

18:30 Welcome Drinks & Canapés

19:15 Welcome - Commerce Futures

19:30 Opening Speech - Giles Smith, Director of Digital Technology, Burberry

20:00 Three Course Meal to be served

21:30 Desserts and Networking

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

Giles Smith

Head of Digital Technology

Selfridges

Giles is a digital technology leader who has first-hand experience in transforming customer capabilities and digital technologies. Adopting a modern microservices and headless based approach he has led engineering and business teams through the entire journey from selection through to successfully landing platforms. Starting this voyage before MACH was coined and when the top-right quadrants were still calling the now market leaders new entries or emerging trends. He is an active member of the MACH alliance and brings a unique luxury retail customer perspective with humility on the victories and lessons-learned that such a programme brings.

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181 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1A 1ER

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