Essential Retail Feature
“In the build-up to RBTE 2017, Essential Retail will be shining the spotlight on some of its exhibitors and the personalities behind them. Today, we hear from Grand Designs fan and director at Talisman Innovations, Alan Douglas”
Published: 19th Apr 2017
Author: Sachin Pankhania
About the company…
Why are you exhibiting at RBTE 2017 for the first time?
To showcase our new retail data synchronisation platform called TIDE. If ever there was a place to seriously test our proposition, then it’s at RTBE. We already have customers signed up and using TiDE but we want to expose it to a much larger audience so we can steer the product in the right direction for V.2.
How effective is RBTE compared to your other forms of marketing?
This is our first time here. We did quite a bit of research before committing to the show, so this is definitely the audience we want to get in front of. The volume and quality of visitors, plus the chance to network with other exhibitors, will prove to be invaluable. Ask me again next year!
Tell us about your company in Tweet form (no more than 140 characters)…
Data silos fragment retail business and limit growth! @TalismanTIDE synchronises systems, enables smarter operations, and drives conversions.
The people behind the company…
What was your first car?
Cherry red VW Beetle – registration BDC 42K. I just looked it up and it was scrapped in 1993. Shame.
What 3 things would you take with you on a desert island?
A sand wedge, a bag of golf balls and a pair of shades.
Favourite album from your teens?
Wow, a tough one. Probably Tom Waits ‘Heart of Saturday Night’.
What’s your Starbucks order?
That’s easy – large black coffee, no sugar.
Veuve Clicquot or pint of ale?
Gin and slim if I’m allowed to deviate.
Favourite gadget you own?
Favourite TV show?
I don’t really watch TV, but Grand Designs is OK.
What would be the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
I’d buy more shares in TIDE ; )