New judges have come on board for Discovery 100, Retail Week’s campaign to identify 100 global tech start-ups working with retailers to offer disruptive solutions to transform their businesses.
With entries for Discovery 100 closing on Friday December 20, Retail Week has unveiled a trio of new names who will be joining the judging panel.
Time is running out! Tell us about your retail solution by December 20 and you could feature in Retail Week’s Discovery 100 report.
The new judges are Jeremy Basset, chief executive of Co:Cubed, Karen Bendell, former interim chief executive of New & Lingwood, and Retail Week reporter Leanne Carr.
The judges will help shortlist the entries that should feature in the Discovery 100, a first-of-its-kind report that will identify the top 100 global tech start-ups working with retailers to offer disruptive solutions to transform their businesses.
Basset, Bendell and Carr join judges including Morrisons’ former chief technology officer Anna Barsby and retail analyst Natlie Berg as Retail Week looks to bridge the disconnect between the start-up community and the retail industry.
The top 100 start-ups chosen by the judges will be profiled in the Discovery 100 report, publishing in spring 2020, and will recieve a digital copy to circulate to their own networks.
Who are the Discovery 100 judges?
With backgrounds in retail, technology, the start-up industry and more, here are the business leaders and journalists that will be judging the Discovery 100:
- Jeremy Basset, chief executive of Co:Cubed and former head of Unilever Foundry
- Karen Bendell, former interim chief executive of New & Lingwood
- Leanne Carr, reporter at Retail Week
- Anna Barsby, former chief technology officer at Morrisons
- Natalie Berg, retail analyst, author and founder of NBK Retail
- John Nother, founder of Indrop, former senior director of digital technology at Asda and former chief information officer of Card Factory
- Ian Shepherd, former retail and hospitality chief marketing officer and chief executive, now adviser to retail and technology businesses and investors
- Lisa Byfield-Green, head of insight at Retail Week
- Megan Dunsby, commercial content editor at Retail Week and former projects editor at Startups.co.uk
Enter by December 20 to put your start-up in the spotlight
Discovery 100 will explore how global tech start-ups can help spur innovation in retail and will look to bridge the disconnect between the start-up community and the retail industry.
Time is running out, though. Submit your entry here by Friday December 20 to be in with the chance of featuring in the report.
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