The keynote speakers for the 30th year of the conference are...
Globally Renowned Strategist
A globally renowned expert in strategy, leadership, and applied complexity science, who has been dubbed “a member of the Mount Rushmore of strategic management” and one of the industry’s “most important voices”. For the Retail Summit 2024, he will be bringing a brutally honest look at the challenges that modern retail businesses will face in the years to come, but also the means with which they may overcome them. He is currently finishing his book on why and how companies tend to get stuck in their old ways, why they need to approach matters differently, and how to do that in practice. Expect to be challenged, inspired, and entertained in a talk that you will not soon forget.
Co-creates the podcast Canaries in the Network
Josef Holý has experience in both corporate and start-up environments. He has worked as a Software Developer, UX Designer and Product Manager for companies such as Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), MSD, Avast and Semantic Visions. From the risks of artificial intelligence, in recent years he has come to the broader topic of digital manipulation, computer propaganda and disinformation, about which he co-creates the Czech podcast Canaries in the Network and lectures at FIT CTU in the course "Hacking the mind". At the Retail Summit, he will demonstrate that we do not have to worry about AI if we implement it correctly and how to do it.
VP Global Marketing, Lego Group
Currently she's the Vice President of Global Marketing for the LEGO Group. She has been working in the company for eight years, led marketing in the REEMEA region. For more than three years managed the Lego business in the Czech Republic and Slovakia as General Manager. She gained experience working in management positions at home and abroad, for example in Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola or Plzeňský Prazdroj. At the Retail Summit, she will talk about how Lego manages to grow thanks to its openness to new technologies and customers and how to promote this mindset in the company.