Sep

28

From

16:00 – 17:00

Where

#homeoffice

Dept Talk Live

Customer 360: Preparing for Tomorrow

Join Dept for a week of events exploring how global brands are getting closer to their customers, breaking down data silos, and driving next-level experiences to prepare for the customer of the future.

Find out how leading brands are developing a single source of truth that integrates data from across every interaction, technology platform and digital touchpoint to help them to create the seamless experiences that brands need and consumers want.

Discover the strategies and technology that will enable your brand to deliver next-level customer journeys, not just to service the buying behaviour of today, but for the future too.

Register your interest in joining us virtually from 28 September – 1 October 2021 and we’ll send you a save the date!

Paula Dahm
Paula Dahm
Consumer Connectivity Manager Europe, Beiersdorf
Carlo Klaasse
Carlo Klaasse
Head of E-commerce (B2C), Stichd, a PUMA Company
Henri Legentil-Borup
Henri Legentil-Borup
Digital Performance Manager, Magasin
Benjamin Davies
Benjamin Davies
Head of Global E-commerce Projects, GANT

Jul

08

From

16:00 – 17:00

Where

#homeoffice

Dept Talks Live x disguise x Byte

Dept x disguise Talks Live: The CMOs guide to the Metaverse

Imagine a day in the metaverse, where zoom calls are an extension of reality, clothes model themselves, your car defies gravity, and you visit the moon, the Himalayas and the Amazon without having to fly anywhere. You are guided by a metahuman throughout.

Join us on July 8th for an exclusive event where anything is possible. Immerse yourself in the world of XR (Extended Reality) as we share the best kept secrets to build amazing brand experiences online and in real life. We will take you through a unique journey surrounded by breathtaking real-life examples that will illustrate how the Metaverse can transform the way you play, shop, interact with people remotely, and consume media. An expert panel made up of creative dreamers, brands and technology leaders will dive into the future and explore how this technology unlocks new business value, engaging consumers on a whole new level. See you in the Metaverse!

During this event you will:
– Explore ways in which your brand can begin creating innovative – – Extended Reality (XR) experiences
– Learn the possibilities of hosting out of this world hybrid events to create impact
– Dive into the world of virtual stores and fashion
– Understand the power of enhanced product launches
– Discover a whole new social world

Brought to you in partnership with disguise. Learn more about disguise.

Save the date
15:00 BST // 16:00 CEST // 10:00 ET

Isabel Perry
Isabel Perry
Director of Technology at Byte (part of Dept)
Tom Rockhill
Tom Rockhill
Chief Commercial Officer at disguise
Paul Doyle
Paul Doyle
Director, Product Marketing & Business Strategy at Unreal Engine – Epic Games
Louis de Castro
Louis de Castro
CEO & Creative director at MADO XR Studio
Quentin de Fougeroux
Quentin de Fougeroux
Chief Technical Officer at MADO XR Studio

Apr

04

From

16:00 – 17:00

Where

#homeoffice

Dept x Byte

Dept x Byte Talks Live: How NFTs and AR can power your brand in the metaverse

Join us on April 6th for an exclusive event where we will explore NFT’s, the opportunities for brands and businesses and their environmental impact in an interactive panel discussion joined by key industry players.

Launching a virtual AR puffer jacket by using full body tracking and getting this AR merch for sale as a limited edition NFT drop? Bring on the challenge! On April 6th, Dept will host an interactive panel session to help brands understand the power of virtual AR fashion and virtual goods more broadly, with a sneak peek into the future of digital ownership via NFT. We will share all lessons learned from this little in-house experiment alongside a mix of brands, artists and NFT platforms who will help us uncover the opportunities for brands in the digital space. During the event, we will address the climate controversy around NFTs and explore ways in which this new form of ownership can be sustainable.
Save the date!

15:00 BST // 16:00 CEST // 10:00 ET

Brandon Aaskov
Brandon Aaskov
Director of Web at Rocket Insights (part of Dept)
Will Scougal
Will Scougal
Global Director Creative Strategy at Snapchat
Kerry Murphy
Kerry Murphy
Founder at The Fabricant
Isabel Perry
Isabel Perry
Director of Technology at Byte (part of Dept)
Damara Inglês
Damara Inglês
Designer of Extended Reality Experiences and Virtual Fashion
Rachel Mayer
Rachel Mayer
VP Growth and Marketing at Circle

Mar

08

From

15:00 – 15:45

Where

#homeoffice

Dept Talk Live

Women In Leadership Discuss The Future Of Digital

A new generation of leaders is shaking up the worlds of data, tech and digital marketing. Women are shaping transformation within their specific industry and are pivotal to the future of digital. As part of International Women’s Day, we’re bringing a panel of influential women together to discuss what’s next for the industry.

These female leaders will share how they experienced 2020 and what they think the world will look like after the pandemic. Whether it’s about the importance of cross-functional and diverse teams, how to build trust and loyalty, to adapting to new and virtual customer experiences.

Join us to watch this insightful discussion with our guests: Nathalie Nijhuis-Lam, Head of Global Sponsorship and Lead Inclusion & Diversity at Philips and Andrea-Sibylle Ebinger, CEO of Hessnatur. Watch this space for a third panellist soon to be announced.

The session will be moderated by Dept’s Kristin Cronin, Head of US Marketing at Dept, and will delve into the hottest topics for leading digital strategies.

Panels

Kristin Cronin
Head of Marketing US

Kristin Cronin is the US marketing lead for Dept. She is passionate about building great companies and telling stories. Kristin has spent most of her career working for B2B technology companies. Previously she was the VP of Marketing and VP of People, Culture and Communications at Localytics (acquired by Upland Software). Prior to that, was the Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Brightcove. She began her career at Lois Paul & Partners, a high-tech PR firm.

Kristin Cronin
Head of Marketing US

Nathalie Lam
Head of Global Sponsorship and Inclusion & Diversity Ambassador at Philips.

Nathalie Lam works with Philips to enhance its communication strategy, focusing on diverse and inclusive with initiatives tied to World Heart Day, Gay Pride and Work Place Pride. She is an experienced leader in marketing, sponsorship and communication, having led programmes for Red Bull, Heineken, Philips, KLM, Transavia, Rijksmuseum and SNS bank and many more.

Nathalie is known for speaking on the need for Inclusion and Diversity at events and congresses, as well as her award-winning work. Her leading campaigns have won 2 Lions, Cannes Lions, 2 WOMMY, SAN, WPP, Gold SponsorRing Award for the different Brand Sponsorship Campaigns. What’s her secret to digital success? Always identifying the correct strategic and creative solution in the beginning and measuring objectives, KPIs and ROI throughout.

Nathalie Lam
Head of Global Sponsorship and Inclusion & Diversity Ambassador at Philips.

Andrea Ebinger
CEO at Hessnatur

Andrea Ebinger accelerates growth in a fast-changing e-commerce environment with over 12 years of experience in fashion and retail. Andrea is passionate about bringing the fashion industry forward to become more sustainable and respect human rights. Andrea is the CEO of fair fashion brand hessnatur and chairs the hessnatur foundation; a non-profit foundation dedicated to research and development of sustainability. She is also a member of the Wirtschaftsbeirat Bündnis 90 Die Grünen, which promotes sustainability, especially within the fashion industry.

Andrea shares a passion for change and transformational leadership towards agility. She supports women in leadership and believes in the power of support. That‘s why she was CEO of the board of the Initiative Generation CEO. She is awarded the Generation CEO Award.

Andrea Ebinger
CEO at Hessnatur

Olga Kastelein
European Manager of Digital Marketing at Nikon

Olga Kastelein is the European Manager of Digital Marketing for Nikon Imaging. She is passionate about using beautiful imagery and photography to tell stories. Olga has worked for the world-leader in cameras and photography equipment for over a decade; leading marketing strategies with inspirational content based on consumer insight and feeding into sales.

She was involved in starting digital transformation in a male-dominated space and credits Nikon for valuing employee potential. Olga is an advocate for promoting the advancements of women in the workplace and is proud of new initiatives that continue to be established.

Olga Kastelein
European Manager of Digital Marketing at Nikon

Hari Miller
Director of Corporate Communication at St James’s Place Wealth Management

Angharad (Hari) Miller is Director of Corporate Communication at St James’s Place Wealth Management – the largest wealth management firm in the UK –  where her remit includes the engagement of its network of 4,300 independent advisers. Hari has built and led teams across a number of areas in financial services, leading significant programmes from large transformation projects with complex data migrations, through to mergers and acquisitions, stock market floatation, and through periods of reputational crisis.

Angharad was one of the founder members at TSB Banking Group, following the divestment from Lloyds Banking Group. At TSB, she led the internal aspects of the launch back onto the high street, along with the many significant events that followed. These included floating TSB on the London Stock Exchange, the sale of the bank to Banco Sabadell, and then through TSB’s difficult platform migration. With that, Angharad has developed a strong backbone for building and leading communications teams to create advocacy and goodwill in times of considerable change.

Hari Miller
Director of Corporate Communication at St James’s Place Wealth Management

Feb

11

From

16:00 – 17:00

Where

#homeoffice

Dept x Forrester

The five key success factors of every digital business

Data shows that commerce businesses are seeing record sales online coming into 2021, and e-commerce will drive two-thirds of retail growth. This number will rise to 85% by 2024. The digital imperative for commerce has never been stronger.

If you’re not reaching and engaging potential customers across a purchase journey that is increasingly online, you can be sure that another brand is. Brands must envision e-commerce as part of a holistic commercial offering and design a shopping experience that increases the number of touchpoints with customers while complimenting the in-store experience. Brands must build their digital presence with strategic vision that provides more value to their customers and allows them to innovate quickly and adapt to changes in the market.

During this Dept Talks Live, our founder and CTO, Bart Manuel, will be joined by guest speaker, Forrester VP and Principal Analyst, Sucharita Kodali, to discuss how the most successful commerce organisations are propelling their digital success. Based on Forrester’s recent research report “The Five Key Success Factors of Every Digital Business”, the talk will highlight the steps that companies are taking to build unique digital commerce offerings with significant differentiation in a highly competitive market.

Three Key Takeaways:
– Five key characteristics that the most successful commerce organisations share to positively impact their digital business
– Examples of how companies are building their digital business by harnessing people, creativity, data and technology
– How to optimise across talent, planning, metrics and market opportunity to drive success for your business

Panels

Bart Manuel
Co-Founder at Dept

During his physics studies at the TU-Delft, Bart had his first experiences with internet technology and the world wide web. The university network was the perfect playground to experiment with. So when his brother Paul approached him with the idea to start a business ‘building digital catalogues for electronics wholesalers on the internet’, he was on board quickly, intrigued by the real world opportunities of this exciting new technology. Together they founded TamTam in 1996 and quickly broadened their offering to design and build websites, and realised that whatever direction the internet would evolve, there would always be a need for an agency helping organisations be successful online. Fast forward 24 years and this still holds true, just at a bigger scale. The impact and development of digital technology has never ceased to accelerate since and to Bart there has never been a more exciting day in the history of his business than right now, today, to be trying to create the future. He keeps focusing on digital acceleration and the reinvention of businesses. Meanwhile, TamTam has evolved into Dept, a leading international digital agency, with Dimi Albers as CEO and Bart (& Paul) still involved on a full-time basis as board members and co-founders.

Bart Manuel
Co-Founder at Dept

Sucharita Kodeli
VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester

Sucharita serves digital business strategy professionals. She is an expert on eCommerce, omnichannel retail, consumer behavior, and trends in the online shopping space. She is also an authority on technology developments that affect the online commerce industry and vendors that facilitate online marketing and merchandising.

Sucharita Kodeli
VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester

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