HVO Search Live

Coronavirus has taken us all by surprise and we have been trying to figure out new ways of working, doing business and connecting with our network. 

So we decided to create HVO Search Live sessions to bring together industry leaders to troubleshoot, share ideas and stay connected. 

Upcoming Live Events

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Maria Hvorostovsky will be joined by

Sarah Curran-Usher - Managing Director EMEA, True Fit

Lucy Aylen - Founder, Neverfullydressed

Darren Rajanah - CEO, THG Ingenuity



To discuss how retailers can redefine their customer base, given an influx of potential new online shoppers. 

Join us for a candid conversation about understanding customers' evolving needs as well as engagement strategies for a new audience.

Past Live Events

Maria Hvorostovsky was joined by

Ben Gould - Global Strategic Partnerships Manager, Workplace from Facebook

Thomas Bucaille - Chief People Officer and CSR Leader, Petit Bateau

Dr. Brennan Jacoby - Philosopher & Founder, Philosophy At Work

To discuss how the world of work is changing as a result of the pandemic and how to embrace virtual working and ensure teams work well together when they are not together. 

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Maria Hvorostovsky was joined by

Caroline Issa - CEO, Tank 

Lucy Yeomans - Founder, Creator & CEO, DREST

Sarah Crook - Former CEO, Dundas

Whitney Hawkings - Founder & CEO, FLOWERBX

Talking about what brand storytelling looks like now and new experiential ways of marketing. 


Our panelists in this session are Doug Stephens, Founder Retail Prophet and Retail Futurist, Matthew Drinkwater Head of Innovation, London College of Fashion and Peter Cross, Customer Experience Director John Lewis.

We discuss:

What will the new 'normal' look like?

Who will be the winners and losers?

What will the high street look like in 24 months?

What innovations do we expect to see?

What will the new shopping environment look like (physical & online)?​

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In this session HVO Search welcomes  Joel Palix - former CEO, Feelunique.com, Matthew Dean - SVP Digital Worldwide, Hugo Boss and Nuno Miller - Chief Digital & Information Officer, Sonae S&F.


We talk about:

How digital strategies are pivoting as a result of Covid-19?

How have companies adapted to a change in consumer behaviour?

What are the challenges and opportunities for e-commerce?

What are the most coveted digital skills right now?

Will there be anti-consumerism attitudes following this virus?

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In this session Jean-Denis Mariani, Chief Digital Officer, Guerlain (LVMH Group) discusses the impact of the current crisis on e-commerce and answers questions such as:

Will e-commerce save the day?

How does marketing need to adapt to the 'new normal'?

How will consumer behaviour be shaped by the work from home culture?

What new skills do companies need right now - or need more of in the current climate?