PRESENTATION Tony will open the conference, introducing the major themes of the morning and drawing on his perspective as the CEO of Javelin Group to describe the changes across the sector and the strategies necessary for success.
BIOGRAPHY Tony is the founder and CEO of Javelin Group, Europe’s largest specialist firm of retail strategy consultants. After an early career as a strategy consultant and an MBA at Harvard Business School, Tony established Javelin Group at the beginning of the ecommerce revolution in 1997 to help major retailers to embrace ecommerce and multi-channel retail.
Many years on, the business continues to operate right at the centre of the retail revolution and now employs over 200 consultants advising retailers and brands all over the world on their digital transformation, focusing especially on their omni-channel and digital strategies, operations and technologies, and on their store formats and estates.
Clients include most of the UK’s top 20 retailers across all categories – both food and non-food – and a long list of retail and brand leaders from across Europe, North America, the Middle East, China and Australia.