The FODcast Announcement

Season 2: The FOD – The Future Of Digital Commerce

After a successful first season of The FODcast, we’re excited to start planning for a second installment.

Having welcomed seven industry experts and discussed the ins and outs of digital commerce in a post-pandemic landscape, it’s time to change the focus to a series of conversations about our guests’ own career journeys and their thoughts on the future of the industry

Episode 1

With Thomas Stegelmann

As an innovative transformation leader, Thomas, former Head of eCommerce at Bugaboo, strives to ‘make the impossible possible’. With a wealth of experience across several demanding sectors and internationally-recognised organisations, he’s certainly cultivated an impressive career. 


With topics ranging from Direct-to-consumer (DTC) demand to augmented reality, Tim and Thomas explore current market conditions, their predictions for the future, and the impact all of this is having on recruiting top talent within digital commerce.

Episode 2

With Seb Roberts

In case you haven’t heard, Gophr is making waves in the eCommerce space through their ​​last-mile delivery solutions. They have used cutting-edge technology to reinvent the way courier services work, resulting in quick, convenient and reliable solutions for all kinds of businesses across London and the UK.

Seb talked us through how his business idea came into existence, how he made his dreams a reality, and how the pandemic actually aided business growth. 

An episode filled to the brim with expert advice, this one is not to be missed. 

Episode 3

With John Williams

Adding some flair to this installment of the podcast, John shares the details of his impressive 25-year long career in tech, spending just over 17 of those years in a C-Suite position. 

Throughout the episode, John states how he believes in a ‘remote-first’ approach, and that when living in an uncertain world, having a multi-pronged, flexible perspective is what will make you thrive. Don’t get stuck in the “old world” and lag behind your competitors; John says keeping up with the changing digital landscape is what will set you apart and keep your business up-to-date.

Episode 4

With Shimona Mehta

What does it take to succeed at the top of your game as a woman in tech? For Shimona Mehta, Managing Director, EMEA at Shopify, it’s been a 10-year journey of figuring that out. In the latest installment of The FODcast, Shimona shares her story and covers ground from the early days of her career, the risks she took to get to where she is today, and her thoughts on future digital trends.

As the company’s Managing Director, Shimona adds a whole host of value to this episode of The FODcast. Learn about her non-negotiables when hiring new talent and her take on being a woman in a male-dominated industry.

Episode 5

With Jurryt van Arend

With our ‘Planting for Placements’ scheme planned later in the year, sustainability is close to the heart of Simply Commerce. Tim Roedel chats to Jurryt van Arend, Head of Global eCommerce at JOOLZ as he talks us through the ever-growing need for sustainable shopping, his unexpected career path, and his plans for expanding the business.

JOOLZ is an online-only store that specialises in premium pushchairs and buggies innovatively designed to make things easier for parents. As sustainability has “always been in their DNA”, the brand’s other focus is re-commerce; they create strollers with durability, sustainability, and innovation in mind to extend the lifetime of a pushchair so that it can be loved for longer. Go on, give it a listen - you won’t regret it.


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