London Beauty Summit
The IET: Savoy Place, May 17

Michelle Stoodley

Head of Digital Marketing, Benefit Cosmetics

Michelle is Head of Digital Marketing at Benefit Cosmetics, the UK’s number one prestige makeup brand. Michelle oversees social media, video production, influencer outreach, digital advertising, and digital builds, bringing to life the brand’s fun and quirky attitude online. Prior to Benefit, Michelle worked at leading digital agency 1000heads, working with clients such as Sweaty Betty, Liz Earle and Mars.

Sharmadean Reid MBE

Founder , WAH Nails

Brand consultant, stylist, entrepreneur, mentor…Sharmadean Reid has one foot in the street and one foot in the boardroom. Sharmadean started a fanzine called WAH, a reaction to the wave of bootyshaking videos in 2004, in order to promote females in creative industries. With three successful issues sent to “Downtown Girls Worldwide”, Sharmadean took it online, as one of the pioneers of blog culture.

Jessica Diner

Content & Creative Director, Birchbox UK

Jessica Diner (née Hogan) is Content & Creative Director at Birchbox, the U.K’s #1 beauty subscription service and ecommerce company. Built on a ‘Try, Learn, Buy’ business model, Birchbox is helping women cut through the clutter to efficiently purchase the right beauty products for them.

Dr Alex Box

Makeup Artist,

With Box's roots as a Artist ,she is Renowned for her experimental and often surreal beauty looks. Alex’s work continues to chart the correlation between art, science, nature and the magical.Her editorial work has featured in a variety of publications including Vogue, W, Numero, Another Magazine, Dazed & Confused and i-D.

Parham Aarabi

Founder and CEO, ModiFace

Parham Aarabi is the Founder and CEO of ModiFace, the leading beauty-focused augmented reality company which was selected by Inc. magazine as one of America's fastest growing companies. He is also a Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering in 2001. Since then, he has served two terms as a Canada Research Chair.

Gord Ray

Brand Development, Instagram

Gord is Instagram’s Brand Lead for Northern Europe and advises commercial partners on advertising best practices and how Instagram can help build overall brand equity.

Over the past 20 years, Gord has developed an international career working with the world's leading brands in marketing strategy and communications.

Henry Davis

President & COO, Glossier

Henry Davis is President and COO of Glossier, a modern beauty products brand made by editors who ‘get’ what works, and inspired by what girls want in real life. Henry is obsessed with the next generation of digital commerce experience and has spent his career focused on the intersection of e-commerce and digital media. Immediately prior to Glossier, he was a venture capitalist at Index Ventures.

Felix Strand

President, PIXI Beauty

Felix Strand has beauty and business in his veins. Strand grew up witnessing the
growth of Pixi, the family owned business which his mother Petra created over 10
years ago. Using his acquired business acumen, Strand has helped solidify Pixi’s
position in the beauty industry. Strand earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Administration from Chapman University.

Walter Faulstroh

CEO & Co-Founder, HUM Nutrition

Walter Faulstroh is a series health & wellness entrepreneur who is passionate about the intersection of beauty, wellness and technology. His latest venture HUM Nutrition is an LA based beauty nutrition company that connects consumers with a free personal nutritionist and scientifically researched supplements that help them achieve their health & beauty goals.

Caroline Hirons

Beauty, Skincare & Lifestyle Expert,

Caroline has worked in the beauty industry for nearly 20 years. She is trained in over 100 brands and a globally qualified advanced facialist. Her blog is a skincare addict’s bible and her tell-it-like-it-is delivery makes you feel like you’re speaking to your best friend.

Jessica Crawford

Industry Manager, Fashion, Google UK

Jess manages a portfolio of fashion and luxury advertisers at Google, working with senior leaders in these businesses to drive understanding and adoption of technology, digital advertising and e-commerce solutions.

Amanda Scott

Managing Director, Fabled by Marie Claire

Amanda Scott is Managing Director for Fabled by Marie Claire, a new beauty and well being business that launched into the premium beauty market in August of last year. Amanda has spent over 25 years in retail and has commercial experience across Fashion, Sports and Beauty. After 15 years working for John Lewis leading Womens Fashion and Beauty Amanda joined Ocado to set up this new innovative venture.

Nicola Kilner


As Buying Manager for Innovation at Boots, Nicola Kilner's previous role saw her travel the globe discovering the latest trends and technologies available in beauty. Now Co-CEO at DECIEM, Nicola's talents for seeking out "what's next" have found their way into a beauty umbrella that creates and manufactures its own products in house. Truly knowing the beauty industry inside out allows Nicola to put a unique stamp on DECIEM's innovation.

Esohe Omoruyi

SVP, Global Open Innovation & Digital Services, L’Oréal Worldwide

As the SVP of Open Innovation Esohe Omoruyi leads the strategy and facilitation of partnerships with start-ups and venture investments for L’Oreal. Under the direction of the Global CDO, Lubomira Rochet, Ms. Omoruyi and her team are focusing on identifying platforms and creating a pipeline for driving innovation in digital via partnerships, investments, and/or co-creation.

Emily Gordon-Smith

Head of Fashion, Stylus

Emily heads up the fashion offering at Stylus, bringing her unique creative-meets-commercial signature to the site.

With 25 years experience in the fashion industry she has worked with mega names including Topshop, Walt Disney, Biba and Kookai. She has been a consultant for blue chip fashion retailers worldwide and worked on brand strategy for both the high-end and mass-market.


“The best thing about Decoded Beauty is the mind, the mental power and the experience of generosity that all these experts brought to it. It was like a PHD in beauty and tech in one day.”

Linda Wells
Contributing Beauty Editor at Large
New York Magazine’s, The Cut

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