London Summit 2018
26 June 2018 | Tobacco Dock, London

Hear From
Industry
Innovators

Landis Smithers

Chief Creative Officer, The Standard International Management

As Head of Marketing at Grindr, his team took the world's largest gay social network & grew it into a full lifestyle brand, across live events, product innovations & a new content hub, ultimately increasing company value by 170% in 18 months.
Now, as Chief Creative Officer of Standard International, he will join the team to re-imagine the legacy boutique hotel into a full brand, & help launch the core offering to an international audience.

Carla Cammilla Hjort

Founder & Director, Space10

Carla Cammilla Hjort is the co-founder and director of SPACE10 - a future living lab in Copenhagen - set up in close collaboration with IKEA. Their overall goal is to create opportunities for a better and more sustainable way of living. www.space10.io

Daan Roosegaarde

Artist & Innovator, Studio Roosegaarde

Roosegaarde graduated from The Berlage Institute with a master in architecture. He founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007, where he works with his team of designers and engineers towards a better future. Together they develop ‘Landscapes of the Future’ building smart sustainable prototypes for the cities of tomorrow. Roosegaarde is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and named Artist of the Year 2016 in The Netherlands.

Anna Lucuk

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Coty Inc.

Anna oversees Coty’s corporate responsibility globally; and, since the launch of the company just two years ago, has created a wholly new social platform - We Stand For You - committed to fighting prejudice.

Trinny Woodall

Founder, TRINNY LONDON

Over the last three years Trinny has done for beauty what she once did for fashion, demystifying the illusion and providing personalised beauty solutions through her impressive and growing social media presence. With over 600,000 engaged women worldwide, Trinny has proven that she can speak to women, wherever they are and in whichever way will most impact their lives.

Millie Kendall MBE

CEO, British Beauty Council, Marketing Director, BeautyMART

During her career as a retail maven and brand creator Millie Kendall has been instrumental in the success of cult brands including Shu Uemura, Aveda, Tweezerman, L’Occitane and Ruby & Millie. In 2007 Millie was awarded an MBE for services to the cosmetics industry.

Anna-Marie Solowij

Co-Founder, British Beauty Council & Beauty Mart

Anna-Marie Solowij is an award-winning beauty journalist with more than 25 years experience. She has written for the majority of magazines and newspapers over the years but began her career at Marie Claire in 1988. Six years as Beauty Director of ELLE followed, which she left in 2006 to pursue a freelance career consulting and writing for publications including the Guardian and Evening Standard.

Kelly Kowal

Managing Director, Black & White, Farfetch

As Managing Director of Farfetch Black & White, Kelly’s role is focused
on leading her team to build revolutionary multi-channel e-commerce
solutions and operating e-commerce sites for luxury brands and
retailers.

Ilina Scott

Lead Creative Strategist - Northern Europe, Google ZOO

Ilina's breadth of experience in strategy and innovation includes working in digital and comms planning at Mindshare, as well as client-side at adidas as global brand strategist. She is currently the lead creative strategist at Google ZOO in Amsterdam. The ZOO is Google’s creative think tank for brands and agencies, using design thinking and sprints to co-create innovative uses of Google tech.

Alexandra Scolding

Head of Buying - Face & Body, ASOS

Alex Scolding is Head of Buying for Non-Clothing at ASOS, the global destination for fashion-
loving 20-somethings. She is responsible for the sourcing and trading of categories such as Face & Body, footwear, bags, accessories and other new lines of business.
Prior to joining ASOS, Alex spent close to 20 years working in senior buying roles for among
other brands, Zalando and Burberry. She began her career with John Lewis.

Mark de Lange

Founder & CEO, Ace & Tate

Following years of experience in Investment Funding and Marketing, Mark gained the confidence and the know-how to follow his dream and start a business of his own in his hometown, Amsterdam. Since the launch of Ace & Tate in 2013, he has maintained a creative influence over all brand decisions and continues to drive its underlying philosophy: to offer high quality, thoughtfully designed glasses at a fair price.

Sarah Rotheram

Chief Executive, Miller Harris

Sarah is passionate about perfume, craftsmanship and the Miller Harris brand values.
Sarah’s vision for the brand includes reimagining and infusing personality into the existing
foundations and injecting a more dynamic attitude, in addition to taking the brand to new
markets with a focus on the global expansion whilst retaining the very heart of what makes
Miller Harris so special and unique.

Sharmadean Reid MBE

Founder, WAH Nails

Brand consultant, stylist, entrepreneur, mentor…Sharmadean Reid has one foot in the street and one foot in the boardroom. Sharmadean started a fanzine called WAH, a reaction to the wave of bootyshaking videos in 2004, in order to promote females in creative industries. With three successful issues sent to “Downtown Girls Worldwide”, Sharmadean took it online, as one of the pioneers of blog culture.

Dr. Carsten Keller

Vice President for Direct-to-Consumer, Zalando SE

Dr. Carsten Keller is responsible for the platform’s digital partner services (e.g., Data/Insights, Connected Retail, Marketplaces). Carsten joined Zalando in 2016 to found the Direct-to-Consumer unit and accelerate the Partner Program. Prior to joining Zalando, he served clients in the Fashion and Sportswear industry as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company for twelve years.

Susie Willis

Founder & Creative Director, Romilly Wilde

Susie Willis challenged the baby food market when she launched Plum Organic Baby food in 2006, producing superfoods for babies and using little-known ingredients such as Quinoa, Spirulina and ancient grains incorporated into children’s food. Prior to that she ran her successful cookery school called, The Purple Plum, where she could immerse herself in the creativity of teaching her clients nutritional recipes for the family.

Alex Loizou

Co-Founder & CTO, Trouva

A computer scientist turned entrepreneur, Alex was a member of London's inaugural Entrepreneur First accelerator, as well as being listed in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 lists in the US and Europe in 2016. Alex co-founded Trouva at the age of 25, straight out of University, quickly turning it into the international online marketplace that's building an independent future for the UK’s high streets.

Pip Jamieson

Founder, The Dots

Pip Jamieson is the Founder of The Dots (https://the-dots.com), a LinkedIn challenger designed around the networking needs of 'No Collar' professionals – creators, freelancers and entrepreneurs. As routine jobs become more automated, these No Collar professionals will represent the future workforce.

Sophie Slater

Co-Founder, Birdsong

Sophie Slater is a 26 year old activist and co-founder of ethical, feminist fashion label www.birdsong.london. Birdsong is powered by women's charities who make beautiful garments, with an ethos of "no sweatshops and no photoshop." When she's not working on her brand, she occasionally runs workshops on body positivity, confidence and zine making for women and girls.

Sravanth Aluru

Founder & CEO, Avataar.me

Sravanth Aluru is CEO and Founder at Avataar.Me, he started his journey as a product enthusiast at Microsoft, working on pioneering mobile products, he was the lead inventor of patents in the space. Post MBA from Wharton, he was a Wall Street investment banker advising various technology and consumer internet CEOs on their digital strategies.

Loretta de Feo

Founder, Dizziak

Frustrated at the lack of contemporary and stylish looking British hair brands catering to the multi-cultural market, music industry alumnus and former Stylist Magazine and The Pool beauty contributor, Loretta De Feo. Loretta decided to create Dizziak– the totally democratic, totally inclusive cult haircare brand that launched in leading global fashion and beauty retailers in March 2018.

Rachel Humphrey

Strategic Partnerships Director, Birchbox UK

As Strategic Partnerships Director of Birchbox UK, Rachel is responsible for building and leading the Birchbox brand identity. She leads the Partnerships division while also working cross-function, project managing campaigns that generate social engagement, content, press coverage and organic consumer traction - with a major focus on shareability and subscriber engagement.

Kate Shapland

Founder, Legology

Kate Shapland has been writing about beauty for some 25 years, starting her career at Harpers & Queen (now Harpers Bazaar), and writing an acclaimed weekly column for the Telegraph Magazine for 14 years. She has been voted Best National Beauty Journalist twice, Best Beauty Journalist four times, and received two Achiever Awards from Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW). She founded Legology in 2013.

Jessica Blackler

Founder , Jecca Makeup

Jessica Blackler is a film and TV makeup artist that specialises in makeup lessons for trans women. Jessica was inspired by clients and the LGBT community to create a brand that overlooks gender. Jecca Makeup is a genderless and vegan makeup brand that overlooks gender and celebrates individuality.

Ellie Howard

Head of Community, Heist Studios

Ellie Howard heads up Brand Marketing for Heist, with a remit that includes brand strategy, content, PR, social and events. Working with the brand from its infancy, Ellie has been heavily involved in Heist’s reputation for disrupting the underwear industry, and her work has been picked up by mainstream, consumer and industry titles.

Christian Ward

Head of Media & Marketing, Stylus

Christian is head of Media & Marketing, overseeing Stylus research, reporting and forum presentations on trends in marketing, advertising, culture and media. Christian spent many years as a music journalist for the NME, before transitioning into PR, where he promoted a host of European start-ups including SoundCloud and Last.fm.

Emily Gordon-Smith

Director of Consumer Product, Stylus

With 25 years experience in the fashion industry Emily has worked with mega names including Topshop, Walt Disney, Biba and Kookai. She has been a consultant for blue chip fashion retailers worldwide, created product in collaboration with major artists including Sir Peter Blake and worked on brand strategy for both the high-end and mass-market.

Dr. Antonia Ward

Global Director of Advisory Services, Stylus

With over 15 years' experience in trend consulting, research, design, brand strategy and journalism, Antonia directs Stylus' advisory services, applying company insight and expertise to clients' challenges, including Mattel, Volkswagen and Ferrero.

Fay Cowan

Programming & Event Director, Stylus

As creative lead of strategy and programming, Fay has been a driving force behind the global expansion of Decoded events, making it the industry’s go-to events series for innovation.

Hayley Ard

Head of Consumer Lifestyle, Stylus

Hayley leads content strategy for Stylus' Consumer Lifestyle directory. She enables global brands and agencies to stay relevant by alerting them to how people and technology are changing. Hayley was previously acting managing editor at Global Blue, the international tax-free shopping business that produces print and digital shopping guides.

Steve Tooze

Advisory Consultant, Stylus

With 30 years' experience as a trend analyst, content editor, writer and journalist, Steve has advised global brands including Google, Amazon, UBS and Samsung. He specialises in working with clients to ensure Advisory insights have maximum impact on the future of their business.

Lisa Payne

Senior Editor - Beauty, Stylus

Having worked for Stylus since July 2010 after graduating with first-class honours in Fashion Journalism from the London College of Fashion, Lisa is the Beauty editor at Stylus. She reports on trends, business news and industry innovation, with an eye for future developments based on consumer attitudes.

Saisangeeth Daswani

Head of Advisory – Fashion, Beauty & APAC, Stylus

Saisangeeth has experience translating future trends and applying them as business solutions in marketing, retail, product and design strategies. She has worked across fashion, luxury and branding in the US, Asia and Australia. Previously, Saisangeeth was a trend director at Stylesight and WGSN, working with leading international brands to inspire and inform their creative endeavours through seasonal and trend forecasts.

Dewi Pinatih

Senior Editor – Product Design, Stylus

Dewi oversees Stylus' product design coverage, covering everything from motor shows to furniture fairs. She gets excited about innovative design that makes the world a better place. Dewi has worked across the design industry for more than 10 years, holding positions at leading cultural institutions in the Netherlands, and editorial roles at Bright Magazine and the Dutch Press Centre for Interior Design.

Roger Tredre

Acting Head of Retail, Stylus

Roger Tredre is Acting Head of Retail at Stylus. Besides working for Stylus in a variety of roles since its launch, he is also Course Leader of MA Fashion Communication at Central Saint Martins. He has consulted for both fashion and tech startups, and has worked extensively in China. Roger was Editor-in-Chief of WGSN.com from 1999 to 2006.

Kate Johnson

Editor - Consumer Lifestyle, Stylus

In her role as editor of Consumer Lifestyle at Stylus, Kate maps trends in behaviours and attitudes, and explores changes in the tech landscape. Before joining Stylus, Kate worked in the legal industry, managing client relationships and developing new business in the energy sector. She has an MA in International Journalism with distinction from London's City University and has written for Vice, BBC Good Food, Stylist and Positive Luxury.

Ebru Ozkucuk Guler

Senior CSR Executive, ISKO

Ebru Ozkucuk Guler is an experienced CSR manager with unparalleled passion and growing expertise
in the field of sustainability. After obtaining a Sustainability Leadership degree from MIT Sloan
Business Management School, Ebru has developed and grown ISKO’s CSR department as Senior
Corporate Social Responsibility Executive.

Amy Hopkinson

Digital Editor, Women’s Health UK

Amy is the Digital Editor of Women’s Health & is responsible for setting the digital strategy
& execution of the brand. Since joining in February 2015, she has increased traffic by 40%
year-on- year (from 2017-2018) and has grown the brand’s social media followers by over
750,000. She has also launched the Women’s Health Running Club & the Women’s Health
Squad, a network of key contributing influencers which feature in commercial campaigns.

Rodolfo Guichon

Co-Founder & VP, Wide Eyes Technologies

Rodolfo is co-founder and VP at Wide Eyes Technologies, the artificial intelligence partner of the masters of fashion, providing visual search and image recognition to solve sales and backend. He owns an MBA degree from IESE Business School and is a Master on Software Engineering, professor in the University for many years. Has a vast experience managing and starting new ventures in different sectors.

Lisa Targett

UK General Manager, TRIBE

Lisa Targett is UK General Manager of TRIBE, the self-serve marketplace that connects brands with everyday people to celebrate them through beautiful content.
Founded in Australia in September 2015, and launched in the UK in April 2017, TRIBE has connected over 6,500 brands with 35,000 influencers generating 300,000 pieces of branded content globally. UK clients so far include Unilever, Topshop, Mars, Diageo and Amazon.

Chris Grantham

Circular Economy Portfolio Director, IDEO London

Chris is Circular Economy Portfolio Director at IDEO, where he leads IDEO's consultancy business in the circular economy and works with organisations on system change and breakthrough innovation. Chris has also been closely involved in developing IDEO's partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, formed to advance innovative solutions towards a more circular economy.

Carl Martin

Founder, SaveMen

Carl Martin is a multiple time founder, having spent the past 2 years building Ping - a relationship management tool for young professionals - & most recently SaveMen - an organisation with ambitions to challenge archaic narratives of masculinity through consulting, content & coaching. In his 10+ year career, Carl has worked with the likes of Burberry, Nike and ustwo.

Caroline Hobkinson

Food Artist,

Food artist, Anthropologist and Experiential Event Expert, Caroline Hobkinson creates immersive bespoke multisensory events and Interventions. As Co-Founder of new experiential startup the pop she is satisfying the newfound hunger for meaningful experiences by augmenting sensory experiences with tech. She lives in London.

Ben Stagg

Head of Client Management, Barclaycard

Ben is responsible for a team of Client Managers, who focus on managing the relationships
of 200 national brands.  His team provide strategic advice on how clients can best manage
their payment requirements.  Throughout his career he has held a number of Client and
Account Manager roles, working with some of the most recognisable brands in the UK,
including Orange, Hilton, Post Office, IHG, Audi and RBS.

Bruno Gorgulho

Head of Solutions, Exponea

Bruno has over 6 years of experience delivering custom IT and SaaS projects in marketing automation and revenue optimisation for healthcare, fashion, travel and CPG industries across Europe and LATAM. He graduated in economics with a Masters in international management.

Elsie Rutterford

Co-Founder, BYBI Beauty & Clean Beauty Co.

Elsie Rutterford is co-founder of BYBI Beauty and Clean Beauty Co. She co-founded Clean Beauty Co with Dominika Minarovic in 2015 and it is now considered to be the UK’s largest natural beauty content platform. BYBI launched in summer 2017 and is now stocked in ASOS, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser, Urban Outfitters, Oliver Bonas and Beauty Bay to name but a few.

Constantin Eis

Co-founder & Global MD, Casper

Constantin Eis is Casper’s Co-Founder and European MD. He is responsible for business decisions
outside North America and also heads up the geographical teams and new markets. Constantin
previously headed up and was responsible for the marketing activities (online, offline, and brand
marketing), IT, HR and product development at Home24, and has substantial experience within the
industry.

Rosie Spinks

Reporter, Quartzy

Rosie Spinks covers travel and lifestyle for Quartzy, Quartz’s lifestyle edition. Previously, she freelanced for UK and US publications including The Guardian, VICE, Pacific Standard, Racked, Lucky Peach, NPR, Outside, GOOD, The Pool, and for Quartz. She’s recently covered life coaches on Instagram, fertility tracking apps as a lifestyle trend, and the changing relationship between influencers and brands.

Sam Bompas

Co-Founder, Bompas & Parr

Sam Bompas and Harry Parr first came to prominence through their expertise in jelly-making, but the
business rapidly grew into a fully fledged creative studio offering food and drink design, brand
consultancy and immersive experiences across a diverse number of industries.

Joe Iles

Editor in Chief, Circulate at Ellen MacArthur Foundation

As Editor in Chief of Circulate, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's source for insight on the circular economy, Joe’s role is to help deliver leading commentary design, business, economics, cities, food and society, through the lens of a circular economy. Joe also helped design and create the Disruptive Innovation Festival, an online festival of ideas, contributing to strategy, content and delivery.