Three sequential keynotes open this year's conference under the theme of 'Directions', considering how to set a direction for retail based on the experience of the last decade and the next stage of digitally-led transformation in retail.
Sarah McVittie, Co-founder, Dressipi - a speaker at the Internet Retailing Conference in October
Sarah McVittie founded Dressipi with Donna Kelly. @dressipi is an online personal shopping and styling service that makes hand-picked recommendations and outfits that are tailored specifically to each customer, dressing their individual shape, finding their correct size in every brand and meeting their unique style preferences.
Prior to co-founding Dressipi, Sarah was the co-founder and CEO of Texperts the world's first text message question answering service. The company won numerous awards for its concept and technology. In 2008 the company was sold to KGB, owners of the 118118 directory enquiries service, in a multi-million pound deal.
The Times recently called Sarah one of the UK's top rising female entrepreneurs, and she was named by Management Today magazine as one of the top 35 female entrepreneurs under the age of 35. Sarah also has a passion for motorbikes and in 2001 rode her motorbike and sidecar from London to Beijing along the oldest Silk Route.