Winter 2013


Editor: Karen McCandless
Publication manager: Claire Brown

The winter 2013 issue of Speak is out now, focusing on Microsoft technology in retail, consumer industries and hospitality. In this issue, Speak explores how Windows 8 tablets are helping retailers resume their roles as trusted advisors in store and transform the shopping experience for consumers.

Elsewhere, we look at how Microsoft technology is helping marketers to dynamically manage content and execute campaigns across multiple digital channels, as well as how French menswear retailer celio* is using Dassault Systèmes 3D tools to help its achieve its vision of becoming a world leader.

Magazine highlights

Cover story

Visualising success

Visualising success

By implementing 3D merchandising software from Dassault Systèmes, the popular French menswear retailer celio* is taking a big step towards its vision of becoming a world leader. Lindsay James finds out more

In practice

We highlight successful Microsoft and partner technology implementations at Australian retail chain Coles, UK fashion brand White Stuff, Telenet Mobile in Belgium and Howeg, a wholesale catering supplies company based in Switzerland


JustEnough Software’s Peter Leith presents strategies to help retailers effectively plan for new stores and introduce new products


A roundup of the latest technology announcements from across the retail, consumer goods and hospitality industries, including an insight into how fashion designer Cesar Galindo used Microsoft technology to showcase his latest collection and more on Dassault Systèmes latest release of its 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Plus, find out more about the innovative technology that was on display at NCR’s fashion event in London

NCRs fashion event in London
Signing out

Gaining a global foothold in payments

Karen McCandless catches up with Servebase’s new sales director Adam Holt


Trusted advisors


Karen McCandless explains how the combination of technology from Lenovo, Verifone, Intel on the Microsoft platform is enabling retailers to empower their store associates

Effective campaigns

Effective campaigns

Microsoft and its partners can help marketers to dynamically manage content and execute campaigns across multiple digital channels. Karen McCandless reports

Staying connected

Amber Stokes finds out which technology solutions can enable retailers to better collaborate and share seamlessly across the entire supply chain

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Speak provides its readers with a quarterly digest of features, commentary and case studies focusing on the significant challenges faced by today's retail, hospitality and consumer-focused businesses. Written by a well-informed team of journalists and with supporting contributions from a range of thought leaders, an insightful and balanced view is assured.