Speakers


  • Mark Kirschner

    Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, eBay Enterprise

    Mark Kirschner is vice president, Chief Marketing Officer, eBay Enterprise. Most recently, Kirschner was vice CMO, Executive Officer for global marketing and communications at Rakuten Inc. Before that, he ran global marketing, product management and public relations as CMO of Rakuten LinkShare. Kirschner brings over 25 years of experience in marketing, e-commerce and product management with technology and media companies. This includes global brands such as Scholastic, Walt Disney Co., Learningsmith, MTV/Viacom and NEC.

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    Ben Pressley

    Head of Worldwide Sales, Magento

    Ben is the Head of Worldwide Sales for Magento. Ben and his team strategically align Magento products and services to businesses in need of solutions necessary to compete in a rapidly changing commerce landscape. As a customer advocate, Ben passionately leads programs that provide insight and clarity to help foster our customers’ ongoing success. Ben brings to Magento a decade of open source software experience, having held Sales and Channel leadership positions at Novel in its open source business unit. Ben holds a Masters of Information Systems from both the University of Utah and an MBA from Columbia University.


  • Paul Boisvert

    Director of Product Management, Magento

    Paul is Director of Product Management for Magento and is leading product management for Magento 2. Paul has been working at eBay Inc. since 2011 and joined Magento in 2012. Prior to joining eBay Inc., Paul led product development for Yahoo! Small Business inclusive of the eCommerce, hosting, business mail and domains businesses serving over 1 million small businesses.


  • Joe Devine

    Solution Consultant, Listrak

    Listrak Solution Consultant Joe Devine has over 10 years of experience in eCommerce technology
    helping online brands meet their revenue goals, KPIs and maximize their ROI. Joe has extensive technical experience in network engineering, web hosting administration, web application development and in management of a large email infrastructure for an ISP. In addition, he has many years of experience designing, developing and deploying eCommerce solutions and strategies to drive revenue and profitability. Joe has the ability to visualize web-based technical solutions, enabling him to uncover and resolve pain points in clients’ interactive marketing strategies. Through his various skill sets he is able to help position marketing solutions for eCommerce customers and align revenue goals with services and solutions to maximize ROI.


  • Dean Flynn

    Managing Partner, IE Agency

    Over the past 13 years Dean has in varied roles in development, design, strategy and project management. Early client side roles included work with the Australian Government before moving agency side in 2006. Dean is currently a Managing Partner of IE Agency, a Magento Gold Partner in Australia. He leads the agency’s innovative use of online and digital in-store installations for its clients that include: Movember, Nike, Sportsgirl and sass & bide


  • Carolyn Harrington

    Co-Founder and CEO, Moco Insight

    Carolyn is co-founder and CEO of Moco Insight. With over 15 years management experience, she has successfully launched and grown start-ups across the globe.
    Carolyn has led Moco’s development from concept to market leading e-commerce reporting solution for online retailers and digital/ web development agencies.
    Carolyn is a prolific blogger where she shares her knowledge growing your online store through data driven decisions. Recognised for her expertise, Carolyn provides direction to companies on their e-commerce strategies and vision.


  • William Harvey

    Principal Product Manager, Magento

    William joined the Magento product group in 2012. With over 20 years of experience in development and product management roles, he is currently focused on improving the performance and scalability of Magento.


  • Nick Hull

    Ecommerce Strategist, eWave

    Nick started his career in online marketing and optimization and has worked with leading brands and retailers such as Nike, Woolworths and Wesfarmers. As an Ecommerce Strategist he delivers complex and integrated marketing strategies for brands to succeed in an omni-channel environment. Nick now leads the Relevance team, a conversion technology division at the award winning ecommerce agency eWave. With a keen eye for ecommerce innovation, he identifies unique opportunities and advanced technologies to drive ROI and measurable results.


  • Christian Larsen

    CTO, Anchor

    Christian Larsen is CTO at Anchor, Australia’s leading premium-support hosting provider. He has over 8
    years experience in professional GNU/Linux systemsadministration and consulting services. Christian specialises in architecting and delivering highly available hosting solutions designed to scale to a global audience, and helping developers adapt their applications to do the same. Christian lead the team that built and runs the infrastructure behind Apple’s Testflight iOS application testing platform.


  • James Lowe

    Consultant & Project Manager, Acidgreen

    James is an Agile focused Senior Consultant and eCommerce Project Manager at Acidgreen in Sydney with a strong technical background and proven experience developing, managing and delivering high profile digital projects. James has over 13 years experience in the IT Industry working in all stages of the software development life cycle. With a passion for technology and the web James thrives on seeing projects through from conception to completion and onward.


  • Ben Marks

    Magento Evangelist Community Manager, Magento

    Ben joined Magento in April 2014 as a Developer and Community Evangelist after spending five years working as a Magento developer and educator. He is responsible for helping Magento and its amazing community of users and developers to be as connected as possible.

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    Emmanuel Negri

    Development Manager & Tech Consultant, Acidgreen

    With a multi-disciplinary developer background Emmanuel has a strong knowledge of
    programming concepts and system integration technologies. He is responsible for automating development processes, coaching Acidgreen’s developers to ensure best practices are applied and gathering business requirements and translating them into technical solutions. Emmanuel ensures Acidgreen continues to develop highly effective Magento web stores.

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    Alex Podopryhora

    MD/Co-Founder, M2E Pro

    Alex combines an extensive IT background with years of investment banking experience. He has worked on a numberof successful start-ups across Europe. At M2E, Alex is responsible for developing the strategy to create and accelerate growth, and deliver exceptional value to all M2E Pro customers worldwide. Alex holds MSc in Database Systems along with Executive MBA from London Business School.

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    Sarah Timmerman

    Founder and Director, Beginning Boutique

    Sarah Timmerman is the founder and director of Beginning Boutique, Australia’s raddest online store. Beginning Boutique is one to watch with a rapidly growing social media following, impressive web presence and brand new magento platform. BB.com.au is 6 years old now and has quickly taken centre stage in the Australian e-commerce scene.

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    Chris Wells

    CEO, Nexcess

    Chris is the CEO and founder of Nexcess. Having been involved with Magento since its inception, Nexcess continues to push the envelope on performance, offering an optimized platform catering to specific client needs. Nexcess has grown to be the largest Magento hosting provider, which Chris attributes to the team’s dedication to its clients and strong relationships with its partners.


  • Stefan Willkommer

    CTO and Co-Founder, TechDivision GmbH

    Stefan studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim. During this time he started his entrepreneurship with several projects leading to the founding of TechDivision GmbH as an internet support company for open source driven solutions for content management and eCommerce. The Magento Gold Partner TechDivision has become one of the leading companies in Europe for consulting, developing and supporting Magento Enterprise solutions. Over the past 5 years, Stefan has supervised a number of international Magento projects for very high profile brands.