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

CEO / MAMMUT Sports Group AG

Hernando Moncaleano

Hernando is a seasoned general manager with over 17 years of experience, almost 10 in Amazon, currently leading strategic projects for Amazon, including Fans 360, which he started with the aim of bringing fans closer to their fandom and that now includes over 40 top European Football Clubs, Basketball Clubs and MotoGP riders. He built and led for over 4 years Amazon´s Italy and Spain Sports business, making it the main reference for customers in both customers, offering millions of sports products. His experience within Amazon includes a variety of roles, businesses and geographies such as Home Improvement, Lawn and Garden, Pets, Jewellery and Fashion in Italy, Spain and the UK. His experience prior to Amazon is equally diverse, from Consulting to FMCG and Utilities, in Europe and Latin America. Hernando completed his MBA at London Business School and holds an Economist degree 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