How do we do this?

Our retailer community continually share their challenges and ambitions that require technology solutions

Validify identify the best emerging technologies from around the globe

We validate their potential across multiple criteria and qualify case studies with their customers

The best make it on to the Validify Access platform

The retail community provides ongoing peer reviews

Be part of a Community based on Transparency and Trust.

A technology agnostic, procurement platform giving you access to pre-vetted emerging retail technology solutions. Critical information covering product, IT, endorsements and the governance and integration requirements.

Searching made easy. Search for solutions that matter to you. Save the companies that fit with your needs right on the search results page. Select
proven technology with peer endorsements.

Manage and communicate with your team, your peers and the vendors. Collaborate with your colleagues, get insight from your peers and track progress with vendors


Register today to join Validify Access so you can innovate smarter and faster.


At Validify we believe rapid innovation is an essential component to succeed in retail today and into the future. We believe outdated business practices are preventing innovation and have created unnecessary friction.

Our goal at Validify is to transform how retailers and innovators engage globally, creating a community based on transparency and trust in retail.

With peer-to-peer engagement and peer endorsements of technology happening both on the platform and at in-person events, retailers get access to the right technology while tech innovators get the recognition and feedback to take their products to the next level.

Benefits for retailers

  • Accelerate and de-risk your innovation strategy
  • First mover access to the latest pre-vetted emerging technology
  • Technology solutions curated to your specific challenges, priorities and roadmap
  • Regular innovation dinners and unique events
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Benefits for innovators

  • Access to dozens of decision makers from leading retailers
  • Prove your results with Validify’s vetting process

  • Gain endorsements and validation from your customers

  • Onboard new retailers quickly with accelerated procurement
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July Retail Panel Dinner with Biglight

July 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Last Thursday 21st July saw our latest Retail Innovation Panel Dinner take place at the Hoxton Hotel in Holborn, reuniting members of our panel from leading retailers such as Whistles, Jaeger, Rapha, Tesco, John Lewis, [...]


Senior Team

Fergal O’Mullane
Fergal O’MullaneCEO, Partner
Fergal is an entrepreneur with almost 20 years of retail, retail tech and fund raising experience.

Fergal was co-founder of Amplience, a leading B2B rich content solution for retailers globally.

Laura Wynch
Laura WynchPartner
Laura has over 8 years management consulting experience, providing strategic and operational expertise to retailers, brands and private equity houses around the topic of digital transformation and omni-channel development. Passionate about the impact of the start-up ecosystem on retail, she spent the last year helping to run a pre-seed start up before joining Validify as a Partner.
Taku Chituku
Taku Chituku Head of Business Development
Veteran Business Development manager with over 8 years B2B experience and 4 years in retail tech.

Taku leads the Validify Business Development team.

Cathy McCabe
Cathy McCabeSenior Retailer Advisor
Cathy has spent half her career in global retail and half in IT and so understands how retail works, how customers think and how technology can enable the bottom line.

Her expertise centres on building and remixing the bridge between digital and physical stores and covers omni-channel retail, technology, digital, analytics and customer strategy.


The Validify Retailer Committee

Guy Mason
Guy Mason
Extensive Background in IT leadership and business transformation across retail. Currently CIO of C & J Clarks International Ltd., with previous roles including Sainsbury’s and Boots. Working extensively in support of Private Equity owned retailers.
Mike Spearing
Mike Spearing
Mike has over 20 years retail experience, most recently as CCO for Thomas Pink. Broad experience across all customer-facing aspects of retail including ecommerce, marketing and store operations.
Paul Spinks
Paul Spinks
Paul has an extensive background in retail leadership. Currently Managing Director of Lulu Guinness and NED at Whittards. He has held MD roles at Cath Kidston and Aspinal of London.
Andy McWilliams
Andy McWilliams
Andy has held ecommerce and multichannel director roles at various retailers including Ann Summers, House of Fraser, Joules, Wickes and Home Retail Group. Currently advising the boards at the Post Office and RICS on digital transformation.
Jamie Finer
Jamie Finer
Jamie has 10+ years specialising in UK and European retail with a focus on omni-­‐channel strategy and development alongside ecommerce performance management. He is currently Digital director at Karen Millen.
Gabrielle Hase
Gabrielle Hase
Gabrielle is a digital expert advising both retailers and technology start‐ups. Currently holds NED positions at Knomo, Tate, LS Retail and Amplience. Previous companies include LK Bennett and TK Maxx.
Pete Connor
Pete Connor
NED, advisor and digital consultant. Advisor to retailers and retail technology companies. Previous roles include CIO for Home Retail Group and senior technology role at Coca­‐Cola & Schweppes Beverages Ltd..
Jayne O’Keeffe
Jayne O’Keeffe
Jayne is a retail marketing and digital expert with 20 year’s experience across global retail and FMCG brands. Has held senior positions in Diageo, Mars, Arnotts, M&S and Coast. Established The Brand Vault in 2014 and works with clients including Mothercare, InBev, ZX Ventures, Enterprise Ireland, and a wide range of fashion and beauty brands.
Vinny O’Brien
Vinny O’Brien
Vinny had deep experience in ecommerce and digital transformation. Advisor to UK and European retailers, early stage brands and retail-­‐focused technology companies.
Keith Nesbitt
Keith Nesbitt
Keith has deep expertise in the area of retail operations focused on business change and transformation having spent the last 10 years as COO for menswear brand TM Lewin.



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