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Meet the Team

Editorial

Eleanor Dallaway
Publisher 

Follow on Twitter: @InfosecEditor

Eleanor Dallaway is publisher of Essential Retail, and as a result of her eight years in the job, knows more about information security than most English Literature graduates should. She spends her working days interviewing industry professionals, keeping the website updated with news on an hourly basis, editing the magazine, and attending industry events. Day job aside, Eleanor crams her diary full socialising with friends and family. Any small gaps in her social life are reserved for a good book and an even better glass of wine

Caroline Baldwin
Editor

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Caroline Baldwin is the editor of Essential Retail and thanks to her skills as an expert shopper combined with her six years writing about technology is at the forefront of retail technology trends. This journalism post-graduate spends her days interviewing retailers who are deploying cutting edge tech such as virtual reality and voice. She also ensures the team is on the pulse with breaking retail technology news, while analysing its impact on the industry more widely. In her spare time, Caroline is a passionate foodie, who enjoys an ice cold G&T. If she’s not eating or drinking, she can be found watching a West End show. 

Dan Raywood
Contributing Editor

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Dan Raywood is contributing editor of Infosecurity Magazine. He has written about IT security since 2008 for numerous publications, and spent six months as an Analyst in the Information Security Practice at 451 Research. He has spoken at 44CON, SecuriTay and Infosecurity Europe, as well as writing for a number of vendor blogs and presenting on webcasts. In his spare time he goes to non-league football matches, live gigs and deals with an obsession with Tottenham Hotspur.

Ben Sillitoe 
News Writer 

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Ben Sillitoe is a freelance journalist, and the former editor of Essential Retail. He’s been covering the retail sector - breaking news, and interviewing leading industry players - since 2009. Outside of work, Ben is usually watching or playing sport somewhere in the world - hoping one day he’ll see Liverpool Football Club win the league again. Aside from that you’ll find him spending time exploring the UK with his wife and young daughter.

Sales

Simon Phillips
Digital and Sponsorships Sales Manager

Simon Phillips is the Digital and Sponsorships Sales Manager for Essential Retail.

With a Sales & marketing career spanning more than 20 years he has experience working on every Media channel – Local, National and Global press, Magazines, TV, Radio, Exhibitions, Events – Outdoor and Indoor, Digital. He’s launched and commercialised many websites, events and titles across sectors including Property, Luxury, Financial Services and Retail. A happy and satisfied client is what really makes him tick.

A father of 3 boys, Simon spends most of his spare time living and breathing Little league football. A modern day Kenny Dalglish he also enjoys relaxing at home with a bottle of IPA or a large glass of Albarino with his long-suffering wife Helen.

Marketing 

Rebecca Harper
Portfolio Digital Marketing Manager 

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Rebecca Harper is Portfolio Head of Digital Marketing for the technologies division. For more than 10 years she has successfully developed and implemented a wide variety of online and digital campaigns and is a firm believer in the combination of creativity, technology and collaboration being the cornerstones of success (it's not as corny as it sounds, we promise!) When she's not obsessing about all things digital or advising her long-suffering friends and family about the virtues of online safety, Rebecca can be found with a good book in one hand and G&T in the other. Oh, and live music? She's your go-to gig companion.

Sachin Pankhania
Digital Marketing Co-ordinator

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Sachin Pankhania is digital marketing co-ordinator for Essential Retail, and the go-to person for digital promotions, barter agreements and social media.

In his free time Sachin can either be found at the bar of the nearest pub, supporting his beloved Chelsea or binging on the latest Netflix series.