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    Learn what’s next for retail, how to pick winning omnichannel strategies and how to leverage digital solutions to boost your business

    Join our event to get to know:

    • Trends that will dominate retail for years to come
    • Startups aiming to transform the industry
    • How quick commerce is reinventing the delivery and the shopping experience?
    • Where to source innovation ideas from?

    Key talking points

    • Gen Z and Omnichannel

      How to adapt business models and strategy to the new generation of shoppers

    • Retail Disrupted

      Meet founders and startups aiming to transform your industry
    • Drones and Fintechs Meets Retail

      Get to know how to leverage modern digital solutions, drones and fintechs

    Disruption Forum Speakers


    Meet retail innovators:
    • Milena

      Milena Lazarevska

      VP Commercial Quick Commerce at Delivery Hero
    • Oliver Lange

      Oliver Lange

      Head of H&Mbeyond
    • Ellen Hsueh

      Ellen Hsueh

      Director, Global Strategy and Business Development at Pandora
    • Patrizio Carlucci

      Patrizio Carlucci

      Head of Innovation Lab at ECCO Shoes
    • Alina Cahill_Wolt

      Alina Cahill

      Product Lead: Consumer Retail at Wolt
    • Bobby_Healy

      Bobby Healy

      CEO & Founder of Manna Drone Delivery
    • Romain Colnet

      Romain Colnet

      Innovation Business Development Manager at Worldline Global
    • Fatima_Baz

      Fatima Baz

      Ex Digital Innovation Lead in North Africa, Gulf and Middle East at Unilever
    • Jakub Czerwiński

      Jakub Czerwiński

      VP CEE at Adyen
    • Andrea Tassistro, Founder  CEO, Foodetective

      Andrea Tassistro

      CEO & Founder at Foodetective
    • Jinder Innovation-1

      Jinder Kang

      Innovation Consultancy Lead at Netguru
    • david stepaniuk

      David Stepaniuk

      Senior Innovation Consultant at Netguru
    • Disruption Forum Retail speakers

      More speakers to be announced soon

    Disruption Forum Retail 2021 Hosts


    Meet our Netguru experts and hosts:
    • Sobiecki Filip

      Filip Sobiecki

      Senior Executive at Netguru
    • Moritz Spangenberg-1

      Moritz Spangenberg

      Client Partner
    • Natalia Chrzanowska

      Natalia Chrzanowska

      Content Team Leader at Netguru

    Disruption Forum Retail: Agenda


    Please check back here for agenda updates and other exciting announcements as we get closer to the event.📍The event is hosted on Hopin.to.
    1. 2:30 PM - 3:05 PM

      Grab a Brew and Log in - Registration and Networking

      Take your time to look around

    2. 3:05 PM - 3:25 PM

      Redefining Delivery and Shopping Through Quick Commerce

      Is the quick commerce the next big thing in e-commerce and one of the main answers to some fundamental changes in customer behaviours?

      Join this session to hear from Milena Lazarevska, VP Commercial Quick Commerce at Delivery Hero.

      Moderator: Filip Sobiecki, Netguru.

    3. 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

      Post Pandemic Retail. How to Adapt Strategy, Mindset and Innovation Projects to What’s Next

      Speakers: Ellen Hsueh, Director, Global Strategy and Business Development at Pandora; Fatima Baz, ex Digital Process Innovation Lead at Unilever; Patrizio Carlucci, Head of Innovation Lab at ECCO Shoes.

      Moderator: David Stepaniuk, Netguru

    4. 4:05 PM - 4:45 PM

      Retail Startup Contest - by Netguru & MIT Enterprise Forum CEE

      Join this session to see five startups pitching their products for retailers. This session is held by Netguru in cooperation with MIT Enterprise Forum CEE - powered by Foundation for Technology Entrepreneurship.

      Jury: Bogusława Cimoszko-Skworoński, MIT Enterprise Forum CEE; Mikołaj Firlej and Moritz Spangenberg, Netguru

      Moderator: Filip Sobiecki, Netguru

    5. 4:50 PM - 5:15 PM

      Lessons from Wolt: How to Align Information Architecture to Customers' Mental Models

      Alina Cahill, Product Lead at Wolt, will share examples of how this has played into product development and framing customer experiences at Wolt.

      Moderator: Tomasz Grynkiewicz, Netguru

    6. 5:20 PM - 5:30 PM

      Winner Annoucement Retail Startup Contest - by Netguru & MIT Enterprise Forum CEE

    7. 5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

      Unified Commerce. How to Get Valuable Cross-Channel Insights For Better Customer Experience

      Speaker: Jakub Czerwiński, VP CEE at Adyen.

      Moderator: Filip Sobiecki, Netguru

    8. 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

      Sustainability in Retail: Can Technology Help Retail Get Its Act Together?

      Speakers: Jinder Kang & Nat Chrzanowska, Netguru

    9. 6:05 PM - 6:35 PM

      Drones Revolution: Will They Be The Next Step in Grocery and Food Delivery?

      Join this session to hear from Bobby Healy, CEO & Founder at Manna. He’s building a “Drone Delivery as a Service” business for the world with which he plans to revolutionise the world of online food, grocery and pharmacy delivery – making a 3 minute, low-cost delivery service as pervasive as running water.

      Moderator: Tomasz Grynkiewicz, Netguru

    10. 6:35 PM - 7:00 PM

      Fintech Meets Retail. How to Take What's Best from Both Worlds

      Speakers: Andrea Tassistro, CEO at Foodetective and Romain Colnet, Innovation Business Development Manager at Worldline Global. We will discuss how these two worlds are getting closer to each other, in particular in the payment space.

      Moderator: Filip Sobiecki, Netguru

    11. 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      H&M: How to Look Into Disruptive Innovations Within the Fashion Industry and Beyond

      Join this session to hear from Oliver Lange, Head of H&Mbeyond and Head of H&M LAB Germany.

      Moderator: David Stepaniuk

    1. 3:00 PM

      What's the Impact of Social Media on Retail and How To Make Sure the Hype Is Real?

      We are in 2021, and still today, there is something "magic" about social media; is it even worthwhile for retail? Can you measure it? Is it worth investing in prospection? Loyalty? Let's explore ways to transform your social experience profitability.

      Speaker: Thierry Bezier-Membrey, Co-Founder at EveryOne.

    2. 3:30 PM

      Virtual Try-On: The Next Breakthrough Technology for Retail?

      Join this expert session to get to know the results of our UX research of virtual try-on solutions and find out users’ opinions about this technology.

      Speakers: Agata Rączewska, UX Practice Expert at Netguru & Łukasz Borowski, Senior UX Researcher at Netguru.

    3. 4:00 PM

      Introduction to Israel Retail Tech ecosystem

      Israel’s retail-tech sector is growing and quickly becoming one of the hottest and most innovative ecosystems for retail technologies, with startups offering solutions from supply chain logistics to the in-store experience.

      Speaker: Oren Paran, Managing Director at Retail Innovation Club

    4. 4:00 PM

      Promotions & Loyalty Programs Across Consumer Businesses

      Join the session to learn more about the role of personalized promotions and the technology that makes them possible.

      Speakers: Mike Sedzielewski, CMO at Voucherify, Victor Momparler, Growth Manager at OVO Energy

    5. 4:30 PM

      How to Predict Your eCommerce Future Using Actionable Insights?

      How to predict your eCommerce future? - Learn how to use latest trends like MMM and AI to improve your planning and decision making process.

      Speaker: Stanley Swiatkiewicz, Product Strategist at Divante

    6. 5:00 PM

      Meaningful Customer Connections: Buzzword or Business Opportunity?

      To keep a customer, stop broadcasting and start having conversations. Join us to explore how micro moments of interaction increase shopper loyalty. All that you need is strategy, creativity and some smart/dynamic technology.

      Speakers: Iva Glavinić Štefanek, Product Marketing Manager at Infobip

    7. 5:30 PM

      Continuous Business Innovation with Composable Architectures

      If you’re not modernizing, innovating, or adapting to newer approaches in delivering better CX via composable architectures, you’ll struggle to stay competitive. Let's change that.

      Speaker: Ronak Ganatra, VP of Marketing at GraphCMS

    Who is this event for?


    We would like to invite:
    • Executives responsible for Strategy
      & Digital Transformation
    • Heads, and Managers from Innovation Labs
    • Tech Executives and Practitioners responsible for developing digital solutions for retail
    • Managers from Retail Startups
    • Executives, and Product Owners tasked with omnichannel strategies
    The consequences of a rapidly changing delivery and shopping landscape impact entities of all kinds. Traditional retailers need to innovate more dynamically to compete with startups.

    David Stepaniuk

    David Stepaniuk

    Senior Innovation Consultant at Netguru

    Startup Contest


    All you need to know about the startup contest during Disruption Forum Retail.
    What is this all about?
    Five founders will pitch their startups on stage before the Jury and the audience of Disruption Forum Retail.

    The startups have been selected from the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE. It is a CEE-based, equity-free startup acceleration program affiliated with the globally recognized Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Which startups are in the contest?

    They are all early-stage startups working on retail technology and related areas. The following five startups will face off against each other in the contest:

    - feeCOMPASS

    - Whitman

    - Ydistri

    - Consumer Intelligence

    - Runvido

    What will the contest look like?
    Each of the startups will pitch their products and solutions in front of the Jury and Disruption Forum Retail audience. After the pitches, the Jury will evaluate each startup according to criteria. The audience will be able to vote on the most promising solution using the event’s digital platform.

    Meet the jury

    • Mikołaj Firlej

      Mikołaj Firlej

      Strategy and Investments at Netguru
    • Boguslawa Cimoszko

      Bogusława Cimoszko-Skowroński

      Founder and Board Member at MIT Enterprise Forum CEE
    • Moritz Spangenberg-1

      Moritz Spangenberg

      Client Partner EMEA at Netguru

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