Ian Jindal

Leadership and transformation in multichannel retail and eCommerce

Category: Announcement

  • Masters status conferred on our retail qualification

    A while ago we launched the Post-Graduate Diploma in Internet Retailing. The programme was developed, in conjunction with Econsultancy.com, to support the skills and career development of multichannel retail professionals. The qualification spans the gamut of etail activity – from buying, sourcing and category management, to online marketing by route of operations, IT and logistics. […]

  • RetailGreen – challenges and issues in green and sustainable ecommerce

    “Retailgreen.eu – challenges and issues in green and sustainable ecommerce” I’ve been interested for a while in the tension between “retail” (encouraging customers to buy more) and sustainability or ‘green’ sentiments (encouraging people to buy less – “reduce, reuse and recycle” being the operating mantra). There are many benefits and challenges for retailers in considering […]

  • The European eCommerce Forum’s inaugural meeting

    This first appeared as an article in Internet Retailing magazine’s July 2008 issue. A pdf of the magazine article is attached. The inaugural meeting of the European eCommerce Forum (ECF) was held in Amsterdam in April – the culmination of four years of conversations with leading retailers. Ian Jindal and Joris Beckers, co-founders of the […]

  • Media Futures Conference 2008

    Nico Macdonald and the BBC have announced The Media Futures Conference, being… “… a one day exploration of the dynamics and trends shaping the future of media. As well as an opportunity for lively debate, the conference will feature presentations showcasing innovative projects, showing smart thinking in practice and illustrating the scope of what is […]

  • Speaking at the Buy.at “Speakeasy”

    Last Wednesday I was pleased to give the keynote at the Buy.at 5th annual “Speakeasy” event, held at 195 Piccadilly, home of the BAFTAs. It was an eclectic gathering of a couple of hundred people: merchants, affiliates, programme managers and entrepreneurs in a very open, engaged forum. I spend a lot of time talking to […]

  • Adobe, Agency.com: some recent speaking

    I was invited by Agency.com to speak at one of their ‘brownbag lunches’ and managed to do so on 29 February, 2008.The format is a relaxed one: an external speaker, an ‘open mic’ in terms of topic (I spoke on rich internet applications, underlying data and the challenge of selling in a contracting market) and […]

  • E-consultancy.com’s Graduate Academy

    This is a great idea. It’s become axiomatic that there’s a skills-shortage in ecommerce, but a less-well documented problem with the explosion in ecommerce is the lack of entry-level, junior skills. Such has been the growth that experienced ecommerce people are now looking at senior management paygrades, but there’s not been the investment within companies […]

  • iGoogle “UK Retail” tab, featuring Internet Retailing

    Google has recently added a “UK Retail” resource to its iGoogle offering. This is more than a collection of retail-specific feeds from the existing Google database. Google has worked directly with key information providers to ensure that the feeds provided are relevant, correctly formatted, useful for retail ‘watchers’ and provide a good mass of information. […]

  • Internet Retailing Magazine: first issue distributed

    The first issue of Internet Retailing Magazine has been distributed to the initial 5,000 subscribers. Initial feedback has been very positive indeed, with comments focusing upon its having addressed a market gap, the quality of the writing and the high production values. Thanks are due to our excellent Editor, Emma Herrod, and the team at […]

  • “Internet Retailer”: launch editor

    Internet Retailer launched today and it’s my pleasure to be the launch editor. The first editorial and newsletter are now out. The conference information is now also available. The magazine will be launched at the conference.