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Equinix, Inspiring Digital Leaders in Retail

 Inspiring Leaders in Retail: Lessons On Being Bold Through Uncertainty 

 Discover the critical steps to thrive in 2021 


 08:40 - 10:00 GMT

 Friday 11 December 2020 
 Virtual Event, taking place on Zoom  

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Faced with multiple lockdowns and a seismic shift to online, a new standard of digital leadership in retail has emerged.

In amongst the tactical responses to COVID-19, what is the longer term outlook for retail? IT and digital teams are operating in a new environment of constant adaptivity and transformation. It’s time to reflect on a tumultuous year and hear from those who have exploited the digital components of their business to build fluid and collaborative operating models that will shape the future of the sector. 

As we approach 2021, join us for a virtual breakfast that brings the retail industry together to look ahead and learn from each other. Examine and explore success stories to understand how to exploit data and drive infrastructure innovation. Understand how they did it and discuss key challenges for 2021 with peers across the digital spectrum. 

Make this your first step to thriving in 2021.

08:40 Join

08:45 Welcome and Introduction

Emma Taylor, Founder & Managing Director, Nimbus Ninety

08.50 The Critical Steps to Thrive in 2021

Matt George, Equinix, Director, Segment Marketing, EMEA – Cloud, Media and Retail/Ecommerce

09.00 Leading a New Digital Standard in Retail

Dan Hall, Enterprise Infrastructure Architect, ASOS

09.10 Poll

09.10 Round Table Discussions

  • Has COVID-19 accelerated your transformation journey/priorities?
  • How can IT teams best adapt to a steep demand curve?
  • What are the challenges for IT and digital teams in terms of scaling up?
  • How are you dealing with the mental mindset/challenges?
  • What behaviours have shifted in addition to technology?

09.45 Q&A

10.00 Close

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Matt George, Director, Segment Marketing, EMEA – Cloud, Media and Retail/Ecommerce, Equinix

Matt George, Equinix

Matt joined Equinix in 2012 and is one of the company’s Global SME’s (Subject Matter Experts).

He covers several industry sectors including Content & Digital Media, Manufacturing and Retail/wholesale supply chain transformation. Sitting as an overlay between the sales and technical teams he advises companies on ways to improve connectivity, global reach, end user experience and cloud enablement through deployment on Equinix’s global interconnection platform. 

Prior to joining Equinix, Matt worked as a Digital Transformation Consultant for companies including Sky Germany and Ladbrokes. 

He started his career in the UK cable TV industry in the mid 90’s. He has led a number of senior marketing and business development positions at Flextech, TiVo, Sky and BT. 


Dan Hall, Enterprise Infrastructure Architect, Asos.com

Dan HallAn experienced architect and leader with strong business and technical skills. I work across multiple projects and programmes, managing business stakeholders, technology partners, project managers, technical teams and customers to ensure successful planning and delivery of IT solutions and services. Having developed as an architect within dynamic, high growth organisations, I’m comfortable with significant operational and commercial pressure and changing business goals. I work closely with strategic partners (e.g. Microsoft, Oracle, Mulesoft, Equinix) across a range of areas and can effectively engage and leverage partner capabilities and services.


This is a private event for members of our community. Membership is free and takes less than 5 minutes. As a member, you will have access to this and other complimentary events. Learn more.

This event is open to everyone in the retail sector, and to members who are C-level, VPs, Directors, Heads and the drivers of live projects in their organisations.

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