Digital, Innovation & Technology Conference - Speakers

At the Digital, Innovation and Technology Conference, we’re proud to welcome a whole host of high street expert speakers, place-management and regeneration professionals, all dedicated to transforming our future high streets through the use of digital solutions, technology and innovation. From managing research projects to leading their own high street’s digital revolution, our speakers have heaps of experience, drive, and determination to share with our attendees.

When speakers for the next Digital, Innovation and Technology Conference are confirmed their details will be added below. For more information on the topics you can expect to hear about at this year’s event please see our agenda via outline agenda

Clare Bailey

Founder of Future High Street Summit Conferences

Clare Bailey, The Retail Champion, is a leading UK retail expert and sought-after retail speaker. She is a frequent media contributor, regularly featured on BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Sky and Bloomberg TV News, various radio broadcasts, in trade press and digital media, commenting on issues affecting retail and the high street.

Clare is most well-known for championing smaller, independent retailers and for her passion for the emerging social, experiential high street of the future.

She is author of 2 books published by Kogan Page, the first ‘The Retail Champion: 10 steps to Retail Success‘, was published in July 2012. The second, entitled ‘How to Sell to Retail – The secrets of getting your product to market‘, came out in February 2013. Read more about Clare Bailey, Retail Expert

Karen Turnbull

Economic Growth Development Manager, Colchester Borough Council

Karen is an experienced and qualified economic development and marketing practitioner with more than 35 years’ experience in the private and public sectors.

Colchester is one of the fastest growing districts in the country and one of a few places with Ultrafast Broadband giving it digital distinctiveness.

As a core member of Colchester Borough Council’s Economic Growth team Karen’s specialism involves place making particularly around inward investment, tourism, retail and the night time economy. The overall aim is to make a real difference to the quality of life for people in Colchester and to make Colchester an attractive proposition for further inward investment.