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Oracle Retail Industry Forum

October 20, 2021 | 1 PM BST

Join us at this invitation-only digital event to engage with your retail peers, industry leaders, and Oracle Retail executives. Oracle Retail Industry Forum is an exclusive digital event that delivers authentic content for our European community. Learn how cloud technologies can help unleash business agility and unlock new possibilities.

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Why Attend ORIF?

Oracle Retail Industry Forum is a unique executive retail event that connects brands worldwide to share lessons learned, best practices, and innovative ideas about the future of modern retail. It is for retailers, by retailers.


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Opening Keynote

Alshaya Group is a franchise operator for brands including Debenhams, H&M, P.F. Chang’s, Starbucks, The Body Shop, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, and West Elm, the Kuwait-based Alshaya Group operates more than 4,000 stores across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey, and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as a growing online and digital business. The company uses a wide portfolio of Oracle solutions running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to handle applications for finances, retail management, and property operations, providing them a comprehensive view of their business.

  • Matt Wright

    Chief Information Officer at M. H. Alshaya Company

  • Mike Webster

    SVP and General Manager Oracle Retail

Migration to the Cloud

A strong cloud strategy provides the foundation for every function within an organization to be ready for whatever may come next. Businesses everywhere have had to not only adapt, but also transform, during this time of change. Fortunately, new cloud and data technologies can be used to drive business agility. Join this interactive conversation to address the art of project governance and learn how to approach your cloud migration successfully.

Inventory Strategies to Meet Evolving Customer Expectations

Today’s unpredictable and volatile customer buying habits limit the effectiveness of historical data when predicting purchasing behavior and planning product inventory. As a result, inventory moves out of the stores faster, creating a strain on both the supply chain and its financial model, leading to a gross margin problem. Join this session and hear how retailers are making inventory work for them.

  • Grant De Waal-Dubla

    Group IT and E-Commerce Executive, Cape Union Mart Group

Evolution of the customer experience

With digital engagement on the rise, retailers are being pushed to create a safe and convenient store experience. A new set of retail omnichannel journeys has accelerated the path to meet these challenges, including curbside pickup, contactless payment, and ship from the store. Listen in to hear how retailers can face these challenges head on and create a future-proof strategy.

Featured speakers

Mike Webster
Mike Webster Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail

As senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Retail, Mike Webster is responsible for strategy, enablement, development, sales, service, and support. Oracle Retail provides deep, industry-specific domain expertise to deliver mission-critical solutions that help customers realize their most important business initiatives.

Webster has more than 28 years of retail industry experience, working with hundreds of retailers in more than 30 countries. His expertise spans enterprise applications, data warehousing, and store-automation solutions. He is widely acknowledged for leading the global expansion of self-checkout across multiple formats.

Throughout his career, Webster held various senior management positions in business strategy, corporate communications, and government affairs in service to the retail and hospitality industries. He also led the acquisition of leading self-service solutions for the retail, travel, and healthcare industries. Webster holds a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Dayton.

Key discussion points:

  • Explore innovations that can help bring you closer to your customer across every channel
  • Consider how data accuracy can drive speed to market
  • Learn how cloud technologies can help unleash business agility and unlock new possibilities

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