London: The Retail Technology Capital Event, 4.30pm June 18th.

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London: The Retail Technology Capital in partnership with Eccomplished and Tech London Advocates at the Heron Tower.

Like Minds are delighted to be partnering with retail technology accelerator Eccomplished and Tech London Advocates to present London: The Retail Technology Capital, hosted by leading international commerce specialist Powa Technologies. The event will be held on June 18th from 4.30 – 7pm at Powa Technologies. Heron Tower, 34th-35th floor, 110 Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, London, EC2N 4AY.


Book your free ticket here. This event brings together the brightest minds in retail technology, innovation, acceleration and investment to establish London as the world’s leading digital retail economy.

The Schedule.

17.00: Registration.

17.30: Welcome – Stephen Millard, CEO, Eccomplished. The retail tech opportunity – why London, why now?

17.35: Keynote – Why retail must “Think” digital first. Julian Burnett, CTO at Think, formerly Head of Innovation at John Lewis and CTO at Sainsbury’s.

17.55: How start-ups can solve the biggest digital retail challenges with Cap Gemini. Alex Bingham-Smith.

18.05: A world-class innovation, acceleration and investment ecosystem. Wayne Gibbins, Notion Capital. Leading B2B SaaS investors, plus…

– Pradeep Raman, Forward Partners. Leading retail tech investor and accelerator.

– Stuart Marks, Chairman LMarks. Investor and founder of JLabs.

– Baz Saldieh, True Start.

18.25: Why London? Chaired by Russ Shaw, Founder, TechLondonAdvocates.

– Paul Sheedy, Founder and CEO, Reward Technology.

– Rytis Lauris – Founder and CEO, Soundest. A Lithuainian business, relocated to UK.

– George Askew, Orpiva. Multinational start up, with London as its HQ.

– Spencer Shaw, Streetlike.

– Victor Baneth, Retail Next. US tech business, using London as centre for international expansion.

– Martijn Verbree, Director, Localz. Founded in Australia, Localz is building a global technology business from London.

18.45: Shopa, Peter Janes, CEO. Monetising the global power of social recommendations.

19.00: Powa Technologies. Steve Emecz. Building a billion dollar retail technology business.

19.30: Close. Followed by drinks reception on the rooftop terrace over looking the city of London.

Please bring your tablets, smartphones and your laptops. We actively encourage Tweeting – please use the #LikeMinds hashtag and follow @wearelikeminds

About The Event.

The UK leads the world in the adoption of digital retail, with consumers spending double online per capita the next nearest economy, leading the way in the use of mobile technology in retail and continually pushing the adoption of new technology.

Retailers have long invested in technology to maintain the competitiveness and maximising the value of their brands, now however the impetus to invest is driven by the need keep pace with competition and consumers.

The current retail technology landscape is growing and changing rapidly, new start-ups emerging rapidly, existing players investing and re-inventing and start–ups from around the world re-locating to the UK.

Investors – private and institutional, are increasingly looking to UK retail technology as one of the most vibrant and exciting markets investment markets in the world.

The UK has an incredible opportunity to create value and establish leadership around the world in the delivery of transformational retail technology.


There is limited space so book your free ticket here now!

Please bring your tablets, smartphones and your laptops. We actively encourage Tweeting – please use the #LikeMinds hashtag and follow @wearelikeminds

About the author

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Founded Like Minds in 2009. Andrew is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He founded design agency Icon in 1983 (sold to AGI Media) and Eyetoeye, one of the first digital agencies in the UK, in 1994. He advises start-ups and digital agencies on business development and is an Evaluated Consultant for Finpro, the export arm of the Embassy of Finland. He was elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts in 2000.