Digital Transformation & Future of Retail

Digital Transformation & Future of Retail

How should retailers and brands respond to the digital transformation? How can stationary retailers see digital transformation as an opportunity and benefit from it in a market where online business is booming? What will the businesses of the future look like and what is the golden way for retailers and brands to succeed in a digital world?

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Mareike Scholze

Mareike Scholze is editor-in-chief of, magazine for retailers and the print magazine retail trends.

Since 2008 she has been focussing on topics affecting the retail sector.

Dr. Oliver Pabst

From 2006 Oliver was a member of the executive board at Willy Bogner KGaA in Munich and the general manager of various subsidiaries. His core responsibilities were all sales activities, incl. own retail and e-commerce. From 2002 until 2005, he was Managing Partner at Boards & More Holding SA, Montreux. Oliver started his career in 1993 at McKinsey & Company in Zurich.

He is chairman of the supervisory board at Bergfürst AG, Berlin, and a member of the supervisory board Avenso GmbH (LUMAS and WHITE WALL), Berlin as well as Swisscommerce Holding AG in Switzerland.

Hernando Moncaleano

Senior Category Leader  Sports Italy and Spain.

Hernando is a seasoned E commerce Leader, Spending 7 years in Amazon in the UK, Spain and Italy in different businesses: Sports, Home Improvement, Pets and Jewellery and Watches, as well as launching the Lawn and Garden business in Spain. Prior to Amazon, Hernando worked in FMCG in Strategy within PepsiCo in the UK and Latin America (Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador). Hernando also has experience in Regulation and Consulting (PwC and WICS)

Hernando holds an MBA from London Business School and is an Economist from UCAB  

Martin Kempkes

1991 - 1998: Universität Münster - Erststudium / Diplom, Geographie (Hauptwirtschaft und Recht)

1998 - 2003: Interne Beratung, Abteilungsleiter Marketing für, weitere Karstadt-Positionen

2003 - 2006: Projektmanager FIFA WM 2006 (Karstadt)

2006 - 2009: Head Event Retail & Merchandising Lizenzierung (IIC - INTERSPORT Intern. Corp.)

2009 - 2013: Leiter Marketing (IIC - INTERSPORT Intern. Corp.)

2013 - 2017: Senior Director Einzelhandel & Expansion (IIC - INTERSPORT Intern. Corp.)

2017 - heute: Chief Retail Officer (IIC - INTERSPORT Intern. Corp.)

Karsten Hollasch

Karsten is a German Financial Advisory Partner and focus on transaction advise for corporate and private equity clients. Heads the industry consumer business including retail for Deloitte in Germany and is part of the global leadership team in this industry.  Furthermore, Karsten is responsible for German Sport Business Group.

Matthias Schulte

Matthias Schulte: CEO bei Tradebyte seit 2010, 44 Jahre, aus Stuttgart und Gründer von EVITA, einer exklusiven Marke für handgefertigte Damenschuhe