Chris Howell, IT Director for customer systems at Dixons will be Fieldworks Conncetions' keynote speaker for the evening. Howell will provide insight on how retailers need to differentiate their customer offer across multiple channels if they are to be successful in building business. With Dixons recently posting a 12% increase on multichannel internet sales, he will also provide insight on the strategy that has made this growth possible.
Retail means creating networks: from the consumer and point of sale to the supplier. Technology interlinks all levels: the consumer with the retail range, retail employees among one another, individual shops with head offices, and the retail sector with its partners. Networks now enable access to up-to-date information at any time. The tablet computer is making stock management easier for the branch manager. The smartphone enables the consumer to compare prices. And the head office can view branch sales in real time.
Visa Europe will host its first ever European Security Summit on 5 October 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany. Bringing together senior decision makers from Visas member banks as well as retailers, technology vendors, law enforcers, regulators and government officials from across Europe, the Summit will address the trust and security implications in the new world of digital and mobile payments.
Hardly a week goes by without the industry discussing whether the future is social, with Facebook set to be leading the way. With more than 750 million active users, Facebook said its population exceeds that of the European Union, making its Facebook platform increasingly attractive as an enterprising marketplace.
The UK and Ireland SAP User Group, an independent voice that represents the SAP user community, is holding its annual conference at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, between 20 and 22 November 2011. The conference and exhibition brings together hundreds of SAP professionals and business users from across the UK & Ireland to share their experiences and best practice every year.
Kiosk London Expo is a new conference and exhibition for the UK self-service industry. Due to be held at London's Barbican Centre on the 19 and 20 October 2011, the event will offer a quality seminar programme, designed to deliver delegates information that can have outcome-changing consequences for their business. To obtain your free pass, please visit the event site's registration page.
Internet Retailing Conference 2011 debates the e-commerce race
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