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Ben Hanson

Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.

Ideation 2019: The WhichPLM Report

Ben Hanson has recently returned from New York City, where he attended Gerber Technology’s Ideation 2019. Reporting for WhichPLM, here he shares a deep-dive exclusive into the success of the event this year.

LiveWorx 2019: The WhichPLM Report

Ben Hanson has recently returned from the PTC Liveworx 2019 event in Boston, where he moderated the retail track. This is his exclusive report.

NRF 2019: The WhichPLM Report

Ben Hanson returns to New York to report from the presentation sessions, the expo halls, and the streets surrounding “Retail’s Big Show,” which ran from the 13th to the 15th of this month.

Intelligence Applied

Originally running in our 7th Edition Report, ex-Editor, reporter and contributor to WhichPLM, Ben Hanson, discusses the theme of ‘intelligence’. This piece accompanies a dedicated series from Ben around intelligence, A.I, and data-driven design and development in retail – all of which you can find in our 7th Edition.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Intelligence

Originally running in our 7th Edition Report, ex-Editor, reporter and contributor to WhichPLM, Ben Hanson, discusses the theme of ‘intelligence’. This piece accompanies a dedicated series from Ben around intelligence, A.I, and data-driven design and development in retail – all of which you can find in our 7th Edition.

Risk, Resilience & Reward: Cyber Security in a Changed World

Originally running in our 6th Edition Report, ex-Editor, reporter and contributor to WhichPLM, Ben Hanson, discusses cyber security. This piece accompanies a dedicated IoT series from Ben, all of which you can find in our 6th Edition.

Connected Consumers: IoT in Retail

Originally running in our 6th Edition Report, ex-Editor, reporter and contributor to WhichPLM, Ben Hanson, discusses the Internet of Things in Retail. This piece accompanies a dedicated IoT series from Ben, all of which you can find in our 6th Edition.  Very few people would argue that the Internet has irreversibly changed retail. E-commerce is […]

ASBCI’s “Fashion Fit For The Future” Event: Report

Ben Hanson reports on ASBCI’s recent “Fashion Fit for the Future” conference, which took place in Leeds, UK in early October. Serving as WhichPLM’s Editor from 2008 to 2014, Ben remains a top contributor to the site.

ideation 2015 – the WhichPLM Report

Gerber Technology hosted their annual conference, ideation, for the seventeenth time this year. Top contributor and WhichPLM Reporter, Ben Hanson, shares his thoughts on the conference for us here.   Just before Halloween, more than 400 international delegates descended on the Las Vegas strip for a different kind of celebration – one without pumpkins or […]

Alinéa adopts TXT Retail for Product Lifecycle Management

The French retailer expects shorter time-to-market for its 15,000 home furnishing and decorative products Alinéa, the specialised retailer in Furnishing and Decorative products part of the Auchan group, has selected TXT Retail’s Product Lifecycle Management software – TXTPLM – in a bid to improve performances in product development and streamline processes between all different departments: […]