Ken Leaver to speak at the PLUS-Forum “Online & Offline Retail 2016”
Ken Leaver, Vice President of Products for Operations and Seller Platform at Lazada, has confirmed his participation as a speaker at the 3rd International PLUS-Forum “Online & Offline Retail 2016” to be held at Sokolniki Congress&Exhibition Centre in Moscow on April 4-5. The event is organized by The Retail & Loyalty Journal.
Lazada is the leading e-Commerce company in SE Asia, which is considered to be the 'Amazon of South East Asia' and is a Rocket Internet company with over 7,000 employees and a valuation of well over a billion dollars from investors including Tesco and Temasek Holdings. Lazada also has its own in-house logistics company LEX with over 3,500 employees, making it the largest e-Commerce logistics provider in the region.
Ken is responsible for designing the systems that run the company and coding them with the development team. This includes the warehouse, supply chain, finance, logistics, and seller platform. With over 400 developers Lazada designs and codes almost all of its own systems giving it great flexibility in tailoring for the unique challenges of operating in this region. Prior to Lazada Ken spent over seven years in Russia and Ukraine and speaks Russian quite well. His previous role was as CEO of Groupon in Ukraine where he started in early 2011 with a team of about 10 people and grew the company to over $8m in annual revenue and at one point over 100 employees. And previous to Groupon Ken spent three years with Visa, first as Head of Acquiring Products in Russia and then later as Head of Issuing Products for Southeastern Europe and CIS countries.
At the Forum, the speaker will report on “Replacing Cash on Delivery in SE Asia”
The 3rd International PLUS-Forum “Online & Offline Retail 2016” will discuss key trends in the transformation of concepts and formats in the retail trade, development of loyalty programmes and consumer communication technology, new global realia and challenges of time for Russian retail, multi- and omni-channel sales, expansion of marketplaces in online retail, Big Data and modern BI-solutions use cases, effective solutions for logistics, cash collection and self-checkout facilities, prospects for NFC- and other payment technologies used for sales, and many other issues.
April PLUS-Forum will bring together leading Russian and international experts in the field of online and offline retail; owners, top managers and specialists of retail chains, food, non-food, DIY, fashion, HoReCa markets, online stores and banks from the Russian Federation and other FSU countries, representatives of airline and insurance companies, vertically integrated oil companies, tour operators, vendors of hardware and software solutions, and others.
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