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Martin Newman

Martin Newman is well known in the ecommerce industry thanks to his strong views and inimitable presentation style. When he’s not on a plane, on stage at a conference or meeting clients, he likes to keep up with his beloved football team Celtic FC.

Martin’s achievements cover over 30 years in Retail, heading up the Multichannel operations of some of the world’s leading brands including Burberry, Intersport, Pentland Brands (Speedo, Berghaus), Harrods and Ted Baker.

Martin has been listed in Retail Week’s top 50 eTail Power List for 5 years in a row, has judged the World Retail Awards, the PayPal eTail Awards and has judged the Online Retail Awards of Australia and is Chairperson annually at a host of Industry events.

He is also head judge of the Tech Sprint at Retail Week live 2016.

Martin Newman at the World Retail CongressMartin regularly travels around the world to delivery keynotes about the current and future state of Multichannel retailing and global eCommerce trends, and is a regular contributor to various industry titles including Retail Week, Power Retail and Drapers. He recently shared a stage with the founder of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee at the World Retail Congress, to talk about what’s next for the web and what it means for retailers.

As the Founder and Executive Chairman of Practicology, a leading global strategic eCommerce and Multichannel consulting practice, Martin has grown the business to over 50 full time employees, and a global footprint with offices in London, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney, as well as clients in the United States and EU. He has a list of household clients including Tesco, Boots, House of Fraser, B&Q, Waitrose, Ted Baker, Barbour, Hobbycraft, adidas, Nike, Thomas Pink, Esprit, Kathmandu and Wilkinson to name a few.

Martin is also a board member of several renowned retail companies including Conviviality PLC and White Stuff, and is a Digital advisor to Breast Cancer Care, a UK based charity.

Martin also sits on the KPMG IPSOS Retail Think Tank.