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Announcing our first ever digital risk management conference…

The all NEW Digital Retail Risk – London starts Thursday 2nd April at 1pm.

Spread over five consecutive business days, each lunchtime session sees our founder, Paul Bessant, joined LIVE by risk management special guests from around the world to discuss key risk management topics of particular relevance right now.

Thereafter Paul is joined by three industry experts, each of whom will host an interactive round table to provide expert help, guidance and stimulating debate around their specialisation.

The Lunch & Learn format lasts for 45 minutes each day, starting at 1pm GMT.

For full agenda click here

To participate you MUST register. This virtual conference is open to bona fide health, safety and risk management professionals only and is being conducted under the Chatham House Rule. Strictly no Press access or recording. Sponsors of Retail Risk – London are welcome to join. Vendors not sponsoring the event are excluded.

To register click here…

London Digital agenda



Introductory session hosted by Paul Bessant with Tony D’Onofrio, CEO of TD Insights

A welcome from Paul Bessant

Tony D’Onofrio will share his predictions for the disruptive future of Retail

13:15-13.45 – 3 webinars

The disruptive future of Retail
Tony D’Onofrio
CEO, TD Insights

How machine learning can support profitable fraud management and loss prevention
Michal Milner – Business Development Manager, Riskified

How to use emerging technology to mitigate the risk of a bad hire
Steven Smith – Managing Director, Sterling EMEA



Introductory session hosted by Paul Bessant with Tony D’Onofrio, CEO of TD Insights

A welcome from Paul Bessant

Tony D’Onofrio will share his predictions for the disruptive future of Retail

London Digital speakers

CHAIR: Paul Bessant – Founder, Retail Knowledge

GUEST SPEAKER: Tony D’Onofrio – CEO, TD Insights


About Tony…

Tony D’Onofrio is CEO of the consultancy firm TD Insights where he is recognized as a global social media influencer in retail, security, and emerging technologies. Tony is listed as a top 100 Global Retail Influencer 2019 and publishes regularly on multiple global platforms including his own website.

Tony is currently a Board Member of multiple private equity advanced technologies portfolio companies, regularly mentors Silicon Valley start-ups, and is on the Board of Advisors for the Loss Prevention Research Council.  

Previously, Tony was Chief Customer Officer (CCO) at Tyco Retail Solutions (now Sensormatic), part of Johnson Controls. At Sensormatic, he managed global customer relationships, marketing, source tagging, and transitioning key security solutions into “as a service” models. His career has included executive roles in both security and information technologies companies. Tony is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (BA) and Cleveland State University (MBA) in USA.

Michal Milner – Business Development Manager, Riskified


About Michal…

Michal Milner is a Business Development Manager at Riskified, the global leader in end-to-end fraud prevention. Riskified helps eCommerce merchants including Air Europa,, Lastminute (NEED TO MAKE SURE WE CAN SAY THESE NAMES) and many other global brands to increase conversion rates by protecting and improving every stage of the buyer journey.

Prior to joining Riskified, Michal managed partnerships at an organization dedicated to developing cooperation in the Middle East around green-tech projects.

Michal graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with an MSc in International Relations. She wrote her thesis on the politics of data privacy in the post-Snowden era. She also holds a BA and MA in History from the Tel Aviv University. 

Steven Smith – Managing Director, Sterling EMEA

Pat Kelly – Principal, Alive Retail

About Pat…

Pat Kelly is an International Senior Retail Executive who has been passionately involved with the Retail industry for over 40 years. Most recently at Executive leadership level in Department Stores, Fashion Multiples and Home Furnishing stores. As Principal and owner of Alive Retail, he consults with many retail organisations around the globe, helping them to navigate their way to success in the new omni channel/omni present retail environment. Outspoken, but deeply knowledgeable in his views, he revels in provoking new thinking, whilst always keeping the customer front of mind in every aspect of retail.

Yonatan Olsha – Director of Global Sales, Zebra Analytics

About Yonatan…

As VP of EMEA and Alliances, Yonatan is responsible for driving business efforts outside of the United States and Canada. He oversees sales, business development, and operations for EMEA. Prior to Zebra Analytics, Yonatan was a senior executive at one of Israel’s largest retail companies. He brings extensive knowledge of commercial and general management, with strategic and hands-on experiences with market-leading iconic, lifestyle, and fashion brands. Yonatan has a proven track record in business development, brand-building, creating management structures and processes, and delivering financial results. He also has an MBA from Tel Aviv University and is a certified CPA.

Andy Wainwright – Loss Prevention Manager, NEXT Directory, NEXT

About Andy…

Andy currently leads the Next online loss prevention team, having previously implemented a business-wide online fraud strategy across the entire credit life-cycle at another online retailer. His team were voted online loss prevention team of the year in 2018. Andy has worked in the fraud industry for fifteen years and has significant experience in managing the investigation and prevention of internal and external crime within the financial, insurance, telecommunication and retail sectors.

Debbie Brant – Senior Policy Lead, Visa

Tom McLeod – Head of Strategic Sales, G4S

Shahar Levy – Head Of Analytics, Fraugster

About Shahar…

Shahar is a seasoned Risk Analyst with a wealth of experience analysing different payment methods across various regions. Adept at managing portfolios, he is highly-skilled at both handling varying risk profiles & developing appropriate strategic solutions for clients. Having worked in large multinational organizations as well as startup environments, he has cultivated a transferable skill set and an agile approach to his work, which he instills into his team of analysts & data scientists at Fraugster. In addition to his daily tasks at Fraugster, he frequently represents the company on industry panels. As an accomplished public speaker he is prized for his thought leadership.

Ellie Mulholland – Climate Risk Governance Team, Minter Ellison & Executive Director, Commonwealth Climate and Law initiative

About Ellie…

Ellie Mulholland is the London-based member of the climate risk governance team at commercial law firm MinterEllison and the Executive Director of the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative, a non-profit at the forefront of legal research and stakeholder engagement on the intersection of climate change and companies and securities laws. Since graduating top of her law class at Monash University in Australia, Ellie has established herself internationally as a leading lawyer in the emerging field of climate change-related risk and liability. As an Australian-qualified lawyer, Ellie provides climate change liability risk management and disclosure advice to governments and companies across a diverse range of sectors. She helps companies with innovative sustainable finance structures and to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. Ellie teaches executive education on climate risk at Oxford University and is on the Steering Committee of The Chancery Lane Project, a new global initiative to re-wire contracts and laws to tackle climate change. Ellie is also on the Technical Working Group for the Climate Disclosure Standards Board. She assisted the World Economic Forum with its effective climate governance initiative, authoring the legal chapter of the white paper that was launched at Davos in January 2019.
Brendan Abbott – Head of Retail, Travel and Leisure, Experian

About Brendan…

Brendan Abbott is Head of Retail, Travel and Leisure at Experian. He has 22 years’ experience in the retail sector working for Argos, Homebase and Matalan before moving to supply retailers with services to use customer data effectively. Brendan is a Chartered Loyalty Marketing Professional.

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