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David Uccelli is Multichannel Senior Director at Walmart Global eCommerce. He was previously an Enterprise Architect who has worked on many multichannel platform projects for large, blue chip retailers.
David started his career at IBM in 1998, working in the eBusiness Project team on very large eCommerce, hosting and banking projects. He then moved to EUK, where he continued working on eCommerce and integration projects with customers such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Amazon, Zavvi and Play.com.
After EUK he and 3 other entrepreneurs set up a digital entertainment distribution company called GMV, which was bought by MBL Group PLC after just 1 year of trading. GMV was bought from MBL by Sainsbury’s in October 2011.
David joined Glue Reply as a Senior Consultant in July 2010. Glue Reply is the UK’s leading Enterprise Architecture consultancy and part of the Reply Group (€384m turnover in 2010).
David worked at several high profile clients including M&S as a Principal Consultant for 3 months and at Sainsbury’s for 15 months as the Lead Cross Channel Architect. David was the design authority for all aspects of Multichannel and managed a team of specialist eCommerce Architects and Solution Designers.
David was a founder of HolidaySiteBuilder.com, which allows holiday home owners to market their property with their own website.
David worked for IBM again from Jan 2012 to March 2014 as a Senior Managing “Smarter Commerce” Architect. He worked for as the lead Commerce Architect for many blue chip customers including Boots, Argos, Homebase and Arcadia.
David worked for Canon from March 2014 to February 2016 as European Enterprise Architect for Consumer Experience and was a Canon Europe IT Director. He was responsible for delivering an end to end eCommerce solution to sell Canon products direct to consumer in 27 languages. The solution was delivered in just 12 months from conception to the first 6 countries, which is incredible considering Canon had never sold direct to the consumer before!
David Joined Walmart / Asda in February 2016 as Walmart Global Senior Director for Multichannel. David manages grocery, George (GM & Fashion) and all white labels.
David has over 17 years experience as a “non technical guy in a technical envrionment” specialising in bridging the gap between Business and Information Technology. With a background originally in telecommunications, David has spent most of the last 5 years working with some of the UKs biggest retailers spanning High St supermarkets, pharmaceuticals/health & beauty and electronics & consumer goods, mainly focused on defining the long term vision and bringing IT closer to the business.
David’s main interest in technology lies in the way that innovative technologies are increasingly used as an enabler to changing operating cultures and customer interaction models, and in particular in how modern businesses must adapt to the challenges of a customer-led technology landscape where the customer increasingly calls the shots about how they want to interact and do business.
Bharat Rajagopalan is a thought leader in the domain of Order Management at IBM and has demonstrated delivery excellence, ownership and leadership across 11+ Sterling Commerce implementations in the verticals of Retail, Grocery, Life Sciences, Public Sector and Media & Distribution with Global Delivery using Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
As a Senior Architect in IBM he has provided Architectural Governance, Strategic Design Definition and End to End Solution Architecture covering Order Management, Fulfilment , Warehouse Management and Delivery management across packages like Sterling, Manhattan WMS, Centiro and Paragon
Being obsessed with performance and scalability has led to him take a keen interest in using NOSQL databases like Cassandra with Sterling and implementing round robin sharding to deliver true horizontal scalability in Sterling across all tiers including the database. The need to deliver rapid time to market means that he is a keen proponent of Devops/CI using Cloud based solutions like Skytap along with technologies like Docker.
He also has a couple of Sterling Warehouse Management Implementations under his belt and has provided Consulting for Store Inventory management. He has a keen interest in industry trends around inventory visibility and supply chain both around process and underlying systems.