Steven Bartlett joins Retail Technology Show

Retail technology show

Steven Bartlett joins a star-studded line up of retail visionaries, including New Look’s chairman Mike Coupe, taking to the Retail Technology Show stage. 70+ retail leaders and luminaries will set the retail agenda in Retail Technology Show’s conference programme on 26 & 27 April 2022 at London’s Olympia.

Dragon’s Den investor and CEO of Social Chain, Steven Bartlett, is confirmed as a keynote speaker at Retail Technology Show, the new flagship event for retail that brings together Europe’s most forward-thinking retailers and leading tech innovators. Bartlett joins over 70 retail visionaries, including New Look, Fat Face, The Body Shop, Coty, Curry’s and Amazon, who are also confirmed to speak at retail’s premier event, taking place at London’s Olympia on 26-27 April 2022.

Bartlett – famed not only as a BBC ‘Dragon’ but also for his straight-talking podcast series, Diary of a CEO – will join Andrew Busby, Founder & CEO of Retail Reflections, on the Headline Stage for his keynote session.  The fireside chat will demystify the Metaverse, one of the hottest topics driving next dimension retail innovation, and explores how this new frontier, and the growing trend for NFTs, will change the retail landscape and redefine consumer behaviour.  The future-gazing session will outline what the Metaverse will look like by 2025, with practical strategies on how retailers can prepare – from an infrastructural to a technology partner perspective – and pitfalls to avoid.

Bartlett follows another Day 1 keynote delivered by New Look chairman and Ex-Sainsbury’s CEO, Mike Coupe, who joins the Leadership & Culture track to explore new leadership strategies that retailers need to embrace to drive market share in 2022 and beyond.  Bringing the brightest minds in retail to the stage, Retail Technology Show’s conference programme extends to six key tracks, tackling the most pressing issues and industry trends, with three feature stages covering every aspect of retailers’ operations, showcasing best practice inspiration and the cutting-edge innovation driving change at pace and scale within the industry.

Matt Bradley, Event Director for the Retail Technology Show, commented: “Retail Technology Show is all about reuniting retail and helping retailers unlock the innovations that will power future business performance.  We’re not just talking next-generation tech, we’re talking the next dimension of retailing – and that means bringing the brightest minds covering the hottest topics, with an event format that makes those disruptive discussions accessible to the entire industry.”

The leading retailers and brands speaking on Retail Technology Show’s conference programme will join 170+ innovators exhibiting at the event, showcasing the latest cutting-edge technologies to digitally transform retailers’ businesses.  With innovation from technology providers spanning new ecommerce capabilities to new solutions to power payments, future-proof supply chains, optimise operations and empower the retail workforce, retailers can explore the full spectrum of retail technology for every part of their business, all under one roof.

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About Steven Bartlett

Steven Bartlett, Founder, thirdweb, Social Chain & FlightStory, Investor, Dragons’ Den, Board Director, Huel, Podcast Host, The Diary of a CEO Sunday Times Bestselling Author of ‘Happy Sexy Millionaire’

Steven Bartlett is the 29-year-old founder of the social media marketing agency Social Chain. From a bedroom in Manchester, this university drop-out built what would become one of the world’s most influential social media companies when he was just 21 years old, before taking his company public at 27 years old with a current market valuation of over $600M.

Steven is as a speaker, investor, author and content creator, hosting one of Europe’s biggest podcasts, ‘The Diary of a CEO’. Steven recently released his debut book ‘Happy Sexy Millionaire’ which is a Sunday Times bestseller.

He’s particularly focused on inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs and creators from a BAME background and much of his work after winning the “British Black Entrepreneur of the year” award focused on disadvantaged schools and communities.

More recently Steven has invested in and joined the board of Huel, which is the UK’s fastest-growing ecommerce company internationally. He’s invested in and taken a role as an advisor in atai life sciences – a biotech company working to cure mental health disorders, and his other investments focus on blockchain technologies, biotech, space, and social media. 

At just 29 years old, he is widely considered one of Europe’s most talented and accomplished young entrepreneurs and philosophical thinkers.

Steven will join Dragon’s Den from Series 19, as the youngest ever Dragon in the Show’s history.