Check out our industry expert speakers at MagentoLive Australia!
Co-founder & COO, Magento
Roy Rubin is the Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer for Magento, the open-source eCommerce platform business acquired by eBay Inc. in 2011. Roy is focused on ensuring that customers and partners are empowered to growth their businesses using the Magento platform.
Head of Communications, eBay Inc. Australia
Adrian Christie is the Head of Communications for eBay Inc Australia. Adrian works with the eBay Inc businesses to drive stakeholder engagement and share eBay’s vision for retail enablement. Prior to joining PayPal Australia, Adrian was Senior Vice President for Porter Novelli New York, responsible for developing social and traditional media strategy for range of global brands.
Head of Product, Magento
Jimmy Duvall joined Magento in 2012 to head the Magento product group. Coming from GSI Commerce, another eBay Inc. company, Jimmy has had a long history with eCommerce and his expertise and knowledge in the industry is reflected in producing innovative and market-leading products for Magento.
Head of Worldwide Sales, Magento
Ben Pressley is the Head of Worldwide Sales for Magento. He is responsible for scaling Magento’s sales growth and customer success worldwide. Ben previously ran Americas and Asia Pacific Sales for Magento. Ben brings with him a decade of open source software experience, having held sales and channels leadership positions at Novell in its open source business unit.
Director of Marketing, Magento
Gary Forman joined the Magento team in 2010, initially as a consultant and subsequently as Director of Marketing. Gary leads message development for the Imagine eCommerce Conferences, and is focused on helping merchants unleash their businesses’ potential through the power and flexibility of Magento.
Executive Director, Bluecom
Patrick is the executive director of Bluecom Group and is working with international companies on their B2B and B2C e-commerce strategy and implementation in China, APAC and East Asia. Bluecom focuses on the implementation of medium to big size e-commerce deployments in the Greater China and East Asia region.
Senior Manager Sales & Marketing, Educational Experience
Sarah is an experienced sales and marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in organisations such as Amcor, Masterfoods, Coca-Cola and SABMiller. Currently in her position of Senior Manager – Sales and Marketing with Educational Experience, Sarah leads a team of sales and marketing personnel in Australia and New Zealand promoting educational resources and toys to both B2B and B2C markets.
General Manager, IE Media
Dean is the General Manager of Retail at IE, leading the innovative use of technology both online and through digital in-store installations for our clients that include Movember, Nike, Sportsgirl, Mitre 10 and Betts. Over the past 13 years Dean has had varied roles in development, design, strategy and project management.
CEO & Managing Director, Temando
Carl is founder and CEO of Temando and a leading advisor of business solutions in Australia. He has background in consumer-goods retail (Dick Smith Electronics, JB HiFi) before working in a variety of key business development and commercialization roles (News Corporation, Fairfax Digital).
Director, Balance Internet
James is a Director of Balance Internet and has over 16 years’ experience as an Internet Solutions Architect. After earning his Honours Degree in Engineering, James continued his education to receive his MBA majoring in Marketing and IT from the Melbourne and Copenhagen Business Schools. Currently, Balance Internet is a Magento power house in Australia delivering complete solutions to retail, franchise and enterprise clients across the country.
eCommerce Strategist, eWave
Nick is an Ecommerce Strategist who delivers complex and integrated marketing strategies for brands to succeed in an omni-channel environment. Nick now leads the core commerce team, a conversion technology division at the award winning Ecommerce agency eWave. With an for ecommerce innovation, he identifies unique opportunities and advanced technologies to drive ROI and measurable results
Operations Manager, Door Buster
Ben James is the Operations Manager for Door Buster which is Woolworths LTD owned daily deals offering; Ben has been working in this role since May 2012. The operations role for Door Buster incorporates four functional areas’ that include IT, Warehousing, Logistics and Customer service. These four areas give a unique insight into fulfillment for Door Buster.
Business Manager, Door Buster
Chris Jones is the Business Manager of Door Buster which is the Woolworths LTD owned daily deals offering; Chris has been working in this role since June 2012. Chris joined Woolworths from Wal-Mart in the UK where he fulfilled a variety of buying management roles and is responsible for sourcing, marketing and promotional management.
Senior Project Manager, Mytraining.net
With 15 years of experience under his belt, Daniel’s passion for creating dynamic and appealing software solutions has seen him work on retail, finance, insurance & ERP projects across the globe. Daniel is the Senior Product Manager at mytraining.net, a leading online training reservation portal that allows users to easily search, compare and book training. The platform is used to streamline procurement processes within the L&D functions of an organisation, is fully customisable and integrates with LMS, ERP and HR systems
eCommerce & Online Community Manager, Cygnett
Nick has a passion for all things digital media and online marketing. From humble beginnings at RunLikeCrazy.com Nick has gone on to work with some of Australia’s biggest brands including Nissan and Carsales.com. He is currently responsible for Cygnett’s online community and global Ecommerce sales.
Co Founder, Netstarter
Justin is a co-founder of Netstarter. He heads up the strategy division and works in close partnership with the UX team to deliver ground breaking solutions on Magento. He has a strong background in ecommerce technology and an in-depth knowledge of user experience, responsive interface design, multi-channel commerce, system integration, conversion optimisation and online marketing.
Managing Director, eWave
Fatima Said has spent her entire 14 year career in internet and technology industries, working with the world’s largest brands, spanning the markets of Europe, the US, Asia and Australia. Fatima now leads eWave, a Sydney based Ecommerce agency. Her passion and drive for ecommerce innovation & success was recently recognized with the ‘Partner of Excellence’ award at Magento Imagine 2013.
Digital Designer, Netstarter
Tommy is a digital designer at Netstarter that specialises in large scale web projects with a focus on commerce and usability. He is responsible for translating business requirements into intuitive, beautiful and technically sound designs as well as guiding the Netstarter design team to deliver web projects of the highest quality.
Owner & Creative Director, Sterling & Hyde
Amy Singe is the owner of Sterling and Hyde, a women’s accessory brand, which in just 3 years expanded from a single boutique to include an online store, wholesale division and Australia’s first online design your own leather handbag service. Amy is also a business coach who helps women overcome the technical challenges they feel hold them back from succeeding online.
Technical Director, IE
A born technologist, James built his first website at age 15. Since that time he has actively acquired an enviable knowledge of a wide range of systems, languages, software applications and hardware. James was an original senior member of the development team that built Hitwise, one of the world’s leading Internet Measurement software companies. With his passion for technology, he co-founded IE and has since delivered a vast array of solutions using Zend and Magento.
Chris Wells is the CEO of Nexcess, which he founded, in 2000 (yes, in a garage) to make web hosting easy for everyone. He has been involved with Magento since its inception and he and Nexcess continue to focus on pushing the Magento performance envelope. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan in Computer Science.
Strategy Director, White Labelled
Tim has nearly 20 years professional digital experience spending the last decade focused on eCommerce both consulting and client side. His experience extends across retail, travel, automotive and media both in Australia and the UK. As Strategy Director for White Labelled he drives focuses on maximising return on investment in online and multi-channel considering both external customer and internal capability.
CEO, Wittner Shoes
Michael lived and worked in the UK in the early 80’s before officially joining the Wittner Shoes family business in 1983. He has a Bachelor of Marketing with a major in Retail and is today an active member of the Australia China Business Council and a past Chairman of Family Business Australia’s Next Generation Group. As Co-CEO of the Wittner group with brother Peter, Michael now spends most of his time focusing on continued innovation & new growth opportunities.