The founder of Gener8, the digital data firm which rose to fame on Dragon’s Den, Sam Jones, and Gener8 investor and platinum selling, British rap artist, Tinie Tempah, have been confirmed as Headline Speakers at Retail Technology Show, the new flagship event for retail that brings together Europe’s most forward-thinking retailers and leading tech innovators.

They complete Retail Technology Show’s line-up of over 90 retail visionaries, including New Look, Pandora, Dreams, The Very Group and Amazon, who are also confirmed to speak at retail’s premier event, taking place at London’s Olympia on 26-27 April 2022.

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Rising to fame on BBC’s Dragon’s Den with his innovative business Gener8, a browser extension that enables people to take back control and monetise their data when buying and searching online, Sam Jones will be joined on the Headline Stage with one of his investors and British rap star, Tinie Tempah.  Tinie Tempah was just one of several stars, including Harry Redknapp, who invested in Gener8 as part of an angel funding round of £2.1million in June 2021.

Their session will unpick the journey of the fast-growth, tech start-up and its roadmap to a projected £1billion business by 2030, as well as exploring changes to the digital landscape that will present new commercial opportunities to retailers and brands, the rise of NFTs and the impact of data privacy changes, both to consumers and to retailers looking to engage shoppers.

Sam Jones and Tinie Tempah’s session will replace that of Steven Bartlett, and follows another Day 1 keynote delivered by New Look chairman and Ex-Sainsbury’s CEO, Mike Coupe, who joins the Leadership & Culture track to explore new leadership strategies that retailers need to embrace to drive market share in 2022 and beyond.  Bringing the brightest minds in retail to the stage, Retail Technology Show’s conference programme extends to six key tracks, tackling the most pressing issues and industry trends, with three feature stages covering every aspect of retailers’ operations, showcasing best practice inspiration and the cutting-edge innovation driving change at pace and scale within the industry.

Matt Bradley, Event Director for the Retail Technology Show, commented: “We know the retailers and brands who visit Retail Technology Show never stop searching for new inspiration and the latest curve-pushing innovations – and neither do we.  So, I am delighted that with just under a week to go until Retail Technology Show reunites retail at London Olympia, we’ve brought two more exceptional speakers to the Headline stage, as part of our commitment to bringing the brightest and most innovative minds in the industry to the stage.”

The leading retailers and brands speaking on Retail Technology Show’s conference programme will join 200+ innovators exhibiting at the event, showcasing the latest cutting-edge technologies to digitally transform retailers’ businesses.  With innovation from technology providers spanning new ecommerce capabilities to new solutions to power payments, future-proof supply chains, optimise operations and empower the retail workforce, retailers can explore the full spectrum of retail technology for every part of their business, all under one roof.

Registration to the event that brings together Europe’s leading tech innovators and most forward-thinking retailers and brands is open. To register to attend, visit:https://bit.ly/RTS22prreg

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