Giles Smith

Digital Technology Director

Giles Smith is a world class, global digital technology leader with a proven track record in building outstanding product, delivery and engineering teams.

He is passionate about fostering diverse, bottom-up, and empowered cultures that prioritise teamwork. Giles has deep industry knowledge in digital strategy, technology, and customer experience, coupled with effective communication and on-time, on-budget delivery. He has worked at some of the most well known brands and retailers including Selfridges, Burberry, John Lewis, Arcadia, Walmart and Unilever.

“Throughout my career, I’ve always prioritised people first. As I’ve grown and assumed more responsibility, the privilege to influence and uplift larger teams has only deepened. Joining the judging panel for the People in Retail Awards deeply resonates with my lifelong commitment to build and be a part of an environment where everyone can thrive according to their own definitions of success. Whether it’s facilitating growth, providing mentorship, or simply creating a space where people can excel, this role is a continuation of my dedication to celebrating and nurturing the potential in others.”

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London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP United Kingdom

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26 September, 2024




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