How can organizations with robust but old-world tech best start the journey?

Nov 25, 2022

How do you best move from 20 years of SAP to a “best of breed” stack? Impossible? Daunting? Necessary? If the agility of your tech is now vital… then you have little choice. In this podcast, MACH Alliance co-founder, Sonja Keerl, talks to Julia Paulsen, Director E-Commerce at Nordic retailer, Elkjøp, about their experience, where they started and how they have made rapid progress.

What's new for MACH? Groiwing up and forging ahead in 2023

Nov 10, 2022

With composable commerce on the precipice of mainstream, Casper Rasmussen, MACH Alliance President, and Holly Hall, MACH Alliance MD, review the current MACH landscape and discuss 'growing up' the Alliance, and what's ahead for the movement and the category as MACH practices mature and permeate new industries.

Where Jamstack Meets Mach

Nov 02, 2022

In many ways, Jamstack has paved the way for a composable future for business. If you decouple the frontend from the backend and compose a world-class commerce backend, but fail to deliver it on the edge, using modern build tools, then you miss out on many of the benefits of going composable. In this podcast, MACH Alliance Board members Chris Bach (Co-Founder, CCO, CSO, Netlify) and Gordana (G) Vuckovic (Chief Revenue Officer, Vue Storefront) discuss how Jamstack best practice can help you maximize the benefits of composable.

Repeat Offenders - Decomposing the Monolith

Oct 18, 2022

In this episode, MACH Alliance Advisory Board Member, Sonja Keerl, speaks with Giles Smith, Head of Digital Tech at Selfridges, about his repeat experiences moving luxury retailers including Burberry, to MACH. Recalling the old days of 10,000 word RFPs and planning a year out for Black Friday, Giles talks about new ways of working, using the MACH approach to create a happier work culture for IT teams and bringing store reputation to digital.

The LEGO Story - Building a Composable MACH Architecture

Sep 21, 2022

Do you often wonder what all the fuss is about and why this ‘modern’ MACH approach is the right path forward for your technology and more critically, your business? In this podcast, Niall Edwards, VP Technology at The LEGO Group, discusses what to watch out for and focus on beyond the technology change. LEGO were early adopters of MACH architecture and Niall shares their experiences (good, bad and ugly).

MACH in Practice with Harry Rosen

Jul 25, 2022

Luxury Canadian men's retailer Harry Rosen, winner of the MACH Alliance Award for Best Retail Project 2022, has overhauled its digital customer journey by composing a best-in-class MACH platform. In this podcast, Tovi Heilbronn, Director of Digital Product and Experience speaks with Alliance VP Jasmin Guthmann about how they are using MACH technology to replicate their special in-store experiences online. By focusing on the business outcomes, and not on the technology itself, the company has built a modern MACH stack and put itself back in the driver's seat when it comes to digital ambition. In Tovi's words, they have digitized what makes Harry Rosen uniquely special.

E-commerce expert Moritz Zimmermann on the MACH paradigm shift

Jul 25, 2022

In this podcast, Sonja Keerl speaks with Moritz Zimmermann, an e-commerce expert who is currently a partner at 42CAP leading early stage investment in new technology, and previously Co-founder and CTO at Hybris and later SAP. Moritz provides his views on the MACH paradigm shift and how it's changing the software industry, driving higher pace of innovation. He discusses what buyers should look for when investing and the advantages of being on the right side of such a shift.

Emma – The Sleep Company is one of Europe’s fastest-growing scale-ups.

Jul 20, 2022

Having reached the limits and challenges of their legacy system, a solution was needed that would carry Emma’s vision forward - Emma's Commerce Operating System (EmmaCOS). In this MACH Alliance podcast, CTO Andreas Westendorpf joins Sonja Keerl to discuss the journey and outcomes moving a triple million € business to a new platform built on the principles of a modern composable commerce architecture.

Insights from our latest MACHathon

Jun 28, 2022

Just the spark of an idea can ignite a game changing improvement or innovation. In this podcast, jury chairperson Mihaela Mazzenga spoke with team captains about their MACHathon experience and why these events are so important for showing the speed at which this technology can solve real-world business challenges.

The future of MACH (Alliance)

Jun 09, 2022

With our recent flurry of new member announcements, we’ve surpassed 60 and the Alliance is going from strength to strength. As MACH becomes mainstream and examples of the incredible results brands are achieving are receiving more attention, our role as an Alliance will evolve.

Navigating the new world with Jamie Hancox

Oct 22, 2021

It’s a new world out there. The vendor selection process is different. Roadmaps, technology features, and consumer behaviour, they’re all changing rapidly. Navigating your way through it can be challenging. Jamie Hancox, the founder of Commerce Futures and MACH Alliance Advisory Board member, joined Sonja Keerl on the MACH Alliance Podcast to discuss the current landscape, how things are evolving and how the MACH Alliance can help.

Crafting their way to MACH: The LoveCrafts story

Oct 12, 2021

LoveCrafts goal is to delight their customers. Held back by a monolith, they no longer wanted to say no to building things their customers love purely because of their technology. Halil Köklü, Chief Technology Officer at LoveCrafts, joined Rory Dennis on the MACH Alliance Podcast to discuss LoveCrafts move to MACH and its success so far.

MACH. It’s a team effort.

Aug 20, 2021

Not many digital teams can say they were driving real value and revenue throughout a pandemic while the business was also in administration. Well, Melanie Wasley and her team at Debenhams did – through MACH. Melanie spoke with Sonja Keerl on the MACH Alliance Podcast to discuss how they did it, and how their team setup was so crucial to their success.

A new frontier with Cartier, thanks to MACH

Jul 22, 2021

Luxury retail customers expect a bespoke service. And with smartphones in hand, they expect it online now too. Thomas Davis, International Digital Operations Director at Cartier, joined Rory Dennis on the MACH Alliance Podcast to discuss how Cartier have been accelerating digital, both internally and for customers, with engagement just as paramount as selling.

Working out MACH for the health and fitness industry

Jul 22, 2021

From retail to health and fitness, Jim Hingston first went MACH whilst at Debenhams and has since moved on to be Head of Digital Product at The Gym Group. He joined Rory Dennis on the MACH Alliance Podcast to discuss his experiences and how they’re looking to grow and scale The Gym Group.

The building blocks to success with MACH and The LEGO Group

Jun 18, 2021

Niall Edwards, Vice President Marketing and Channels Technology at The LEGO Group, joins Sonja Keerl on the MACH Alliance Podcast to discuss how LEGO Group has moved to MACH, and critically how they evaluate vendors, changing from a feature-led mindset to an outcome-based outlook.

Building omnichannel experiences the MACH way, from scratch

June 7, 2021

This episode of The MACH Alliance Podcast features Rainer Knapp, Global Director IT & Digital at Wolford. He talks with Sonja Keerl about creating omnichannel experiences using MACH, including how they overcame initial doubts from the board and scepticism around the project being financially viable.

Delivering speed and performance for PUMA

Apr 25, 2021

As one of the world’s leading sports brands, PUMA operates in a lot of different geographies and markets. But with it has come a lot of different technologies and systems and a model that didn’t put digital at the heart of its operations. Time to market was slow, there were a lot of software issues, and initiatives sometimes just couldn’t get off the ground.

Bypassing the hesitancy for change: Making a business case for MACH with Peter Burggraaff

Apr 23, 2021

Shaping the tomorrow for an enterprise cannot rely on how they got to today. They need to dare to let go of what they feel comfortable with, says Peter Burggraaff, Partner & Director at Boston Consulting Group.

Sprinting to the start line: Adopting MACH in a B2B business with Gireesh Sahukar

Apr 22, 2021

With over 100 years under their belt, Dawn Foods is a leading manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients in over 100 countries. But with little to no eCommerce and digital presence, they were left asking themselves “what do we need to do to stay in business for the next 100 years?”

Welcome to The MACH Alliance Podcast

Apr 23, 2021

This is The MACH Alliance Podcast, a show about enterprise digital transformation, one that goes beyond theory and best practices. We bring you into the room with enterprise leaders who are embracing cutting-edge technology for good reason, and ask them: what does it really take to fundamentally change an enterprise?