Fashion Retail World Tour 2016 - Melbourne

Transforming Retail Planning & Analytics in Fashion Retail

It’s no coincidence that in 2015 less than 45% of retailers were found to be using advanced analytics for store and assortment planning, yet more than half of surveyed retailers confessed to discounting 10-24% of their stock as a result of over-buying, or purchasing the wrong products.

A successful retail business relies on the vital balance of stock planning and sales forecasting by the Merchandise & Assortment Planning team to enable the wider corporate strategic plan; a process that commonly relies upon hefty, detailed spreadsheet systems and time-consuming weekly reporting.

Join BOARD at this event and hear how leading retailers have transformed their business with the aid of advanced planning and analytical software designed with retailers in mind.


08:00amRegistration and light breakfast served
Mark Sands, General Manager, BOARD Asia Pacific
08:35amThe effects of a digital economy to the world of Retail in both Australia and overseas
Damien Ballesty, Principal | Retail and Consumer Business Technology Advisory, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
09:00amBOARD in Fashion Retail - A new and innovative approach to integrated Planning& Analytics
Con Tsalkos, BOARD Australia
09:20amTransforming Retail Planning & Analytics: BOARD Demo
Nigel Ephraums - Senior Solution Architect, BOARD Australia
09:50amQuestions & Answers
10:00amNetworking - Tea and coffee will be served

Damien Ballesty

Damien is the former group IT Director of the Selfridges Group and leads Deloitte’s Consumer Business and Retail technology advisory team in Australia.  He is part of Deloitte’s Consumer Business and Retail Industry leadership teams and prior to relocating to Australia headed up the retail technology advisory team at Deloitte in the UK.  He has worked with leading retailers formulating and developing their IT and Digital strategies and has worked with the John Lewis Partnership (UK), Selfridges Group (UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Canada), David Jones (Australia), Myer (Australia) and Country Road Group (Australia).  He recently completed a nine month interim role as the head of the Digital, Data and Marketing IT teams at Coles.