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Technology Showcase 2020

5th February 2020
Cineworld, Broad Street, Birmingham
10:00am - 2:30pm
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ACS' Technology Showcase will bring together retailers and suppliers to hear first-hand about the latest innovations in the convenience sector, the impact that technology has on local shops and the work that ACS is doing to help in this key area.

Speakers to be announced in due course.

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Harry Walker, Industry Head, Grocery Retail, Google

Harry joined the Google UKI retail management team in 2017 in charge of leading the sales team responsible for developing eCommerce initiatives and strategies across a portfolio of retailers focussing on the Grocery sector.

Having joined Google in 2012, Harry has worked in various roles working with the UK's biggest brands leading Google's efforts across a diverse set of industries from Utilities and Education to the Food Delivery industry,

A graduate from the University of Bristol Harry also holds an MBA from INSEAD

Chris Noice, Head of Communications and Research, ACS

Chris joined ACS in October 2009 having graduated from York University with a degree in English and Linguistics. As Head of Communications and Research, Chris is responsible for all ACS external and internal communications, media relations and a growing research portfolio which includes the industry leading Local Shop Report.

Chris is an official spokesperson for ACS, appearing frequently on national and regional radio and television including BBC News, Sky News, BBC Breakfast and the Daily Politics show. 

Chris completed the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Diploma in 2013 and the CIM Strategic Marketing Masterclass in 2017. 

Paul Chamberlain, Commercial Director, ACS

Internationally acclaimed as the most prolific convenience store visitor worldwide, Paul’s extensive industry knowledge allows him to organise the most topical and relevant events to provide networking and sharing of best practice across the sector. As Commercial Director at ACS, Paul’s role is to understand the issues which impact upon the long-term success and relevance of the convenience sector.  Bringing together retailers and suppliers in a meaningful way to share experiences that can deliver this long-term growth.

Matt Truman, CEO and Co-Founder, True

Matt is CEO and co-founder of True, a unique, vertically integrated, £200m, sector specialist, retail and consumer investment firm. Matt has been involved in the retail and consumer sector for 16 years. Matt co-founded True with Paul Cocker in 2008, initially as a private investment vehicle to build and ultimately realise, to Tiger Global, his own e-commerce business in his spare time (which grew from three to 120 people, selling 68 brands in 70 countries in three years) before launching the investment firm full time in mid-2013.