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Online sales showed a significant increase this year capitalizing on the return of consumer confidence across Europe. European shoppers spent £11.2 billion online in July, 15.7% more than was spent in June and 16.8% more than July 2008. The driving force for the increase appeared to be the clothing, footwear and accessories sector, which showed growth of 18% month on month and 17% year on year, the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index said. Retailers across Europe are predicted to sell $97 billion in goods and services online in 2010, up 37% from last year.Retail Giants will join forces at the iStrat program this October to capitalize on the growth of the Online Dollar. Visionaries such as Babs Rangaiah, Global Director Communications Planning Unilever,  Rikke Wivel, VP Global Advertising and Media Monster, Michael Donnelly, Group Director The Coca-Cola Company,... (more)

Asia Can Help Lead Climate-Change Fight with Green Dollar Spending

As officials meet in Copenhagen to hammer out a new global climate-change policy, the NGU (Next Generations Utilities) Summit was announced in Sentosa early next year by giants Tata Power and Kepco. Alongside fifty other key Utility providers in the region, the meeting - run by GDS International - was called to discuss the impact of the Copenhagen Conference and to discuss Green Dollar spending in the region. Such large operators are looking at Asia's innovative companies like Suntech in China who have taken the lead in producing silicon-based photovoltaic cells and wind-power pro... (more)

Transforming Green to Gold

Green Technology Journal on Ulitzer The week that Coca Cola’s staff are sporting uniforms made from recycled bottles at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Esat Sezer, CIO of Coca Cola Enterprises, explains candidly to meettheboss.tv how going Green is more than just a Corporate responsibility. Esat Sezer is the current SVP and CIO with Coca Cola Enterprises and has been working with them since 2006.  The Challenge with Green IT, is to take the buzz  that has been created around the recent phenomenon and mobilizing it into effective strategies for growth and efficiency. Esat explains “I... (more)

The Future of Telecoms and Cloud Computing

Telecom Innovation on Ulitzer 2010 so far has been un-momentous in the telecoms industry, but this is about to change if we are to believe the latest news from the NGT NA summit hosted by GDS International. The senior executives gathered to develop a vision on the key steps needed to capture new markets and revenues. The meeting was moderated by Melanie Posey – Research Director Telecom Markets, IDC. Key points discussed focused on the future of cloud computing; hype, opportunity, or disintermediation? Customer experience and the role of portals: delivering customer satisfaction... (more)

The Secret of Saatchi & Saatchi's CEO: The Personal Approach

CEOs in TEchnology on Ulitzer "From my first day at Saatchi & Saatchi," explains Bob Seelert, chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, "I met with as many people as I possibly could. There is no substitute for a personal presence, I went to four companies in London and then got on a Concorde and did the same in New York before meeting with the Chairman of our biggest client, Proctor & Gamble". Seelert, chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, speaks candidly for MeetTheBoss.TV on how he was intent on taking the helm of what was a sinking ship and steering it into a course of thirteen years of concess... (more)