Dr. Kai Hudetz
Managing Director, IfH Institut für Handelsforschung GmbH
Since August 2009, Dr. Kai Hudetz is the Managing Director of the IFH Institut für Handelsforschung GmbH (IFH Köln) in Cologne, Germany. From its founding in 1999 until 2011 he has been in charge of the E-Commerce-Center (ECC Köln) which is a business unit of the IFH Köln. In 2003, Dr. Hudetz was appointed to the advisory board of the BMWi promotion project PROZEUS (processes and standards) and in May 2007 he was appointed to the advisory board of the European Union’s project “e-Business Market Watch – The Retail Industry”. He was a member of the commission for definition of trade and distribution initiated by the BMWi which lead to the 5th edition of the catalog E in the beginning of 2006. In 2013, Dr. Hudetz was appointed to the Supervisory Board of Intershop. He is a guest lecturer at various Universities particularly at the European University of Applied Sciences Brühl, the University of St. Gallen and at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University of Heidenheim.
Senior Vice President of Product and Strategy
Mark is Senior Vice President of Product and Strategy for eBay Enterprise and is also the General Manager for Magento. Mark joined eBay Inc. in 2008 through the acquisition of Bill Me Later, the company he co-founded in 2001. During his tenure at eBay Inc., Mark has developed strategic initiatives and joint ventures with companies that included Softbank, Samsung, Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft.
CTO, eBay Enterprise
Brent joined eBay Enterprise as chief technology officer in April 2013. As CTO, Brent is responsible for eBay Enterprise’s technology platforms and operations and continuing to drive innovation within and across solutions. He also leads development of eBay Enterprise’s mobile capabilities and deeper integration with Magento, Marketplaces, PayPal, and other eBay Inc. assets. Brent joined eBay Enterprise from IBM, where he spent more than 20 years leading large teams in software development and technical strategy. At IBM, he led organizations such as WebSphere, Lotus, and most recently within IBM GTS, he was responsible for the development of IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+.
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 for Yahoo! Small Business inclusive of the eCommerce, hosting, business mail and domains businesses serving over 1 million small businesses.
Vice President, International, eBay Enterprise
Michael has been working in the retail sector for over 20 years and has a unique blend of strategic consulting and operational retail experience. Prior to eBay Inc., he served as Executive Director in the Retail Practice of Accenture, where he built and led the German, Swiss, and Austrian retail business with focus on multichannel project work. Previously, Michael served as the COO for Real, a German Hypermarket chain with net sales of 7B EUR, 290 stores and 28,000 employees.
Senior Director Merchant Development, eBay Germany
Andreas is the Senior Director Merchant Development Germany for eBay. In his function he supervises the business development and improvement of major retailers and industrial brands at eBay in Germany. Before joining eBay, Andreas Lippert hold different senior management positions at Loewe AG, Kodak and Bang & Olufsen.
Dr. Astrid Jagenberg
Director Marketing and Online Sales, HALLHUBER
Astrid has worked in the e-commerce and marketing sector for more than ten years. She joined Hallhuber two years ago and is responsible for driving marketing and online business including the re-launch of the online shop and the introduction of Magento EE. Before joining Hallhuber, Astrid was a consultant and e-commerce specialist for international companies in Germany and abroad. Astrid previously held the position of director for the Czech and Slovak eCommerce business at Tchibo Prague before she took over the responsibility for the German online and direct marketing department.
CTO & Co-Founder, PHOENIX MEDIA GmbH
Bjoern has been working with Magento since 2008, and has a strong focus on improving the performance and scalability of the platform. PHOENIX MEDIA’s goal is to enhance merchants’ success with technical innovation, by providing a wide range of must-have extensions on Magento Connect for free.
Head of EMEA, Optimizely
Matt joined Optimizely as the first non-technical hire in 2011. After building out the initial sales team, Matt is now in charge of Optimizely’s business in EMEA. He loves to evangelize website testing and its potential for converting visitors into customers. Before joining Optimizely, Matt ran his own mattress recycling company where he learned first-hand what companies experience when trying to convert traffic on their websites. Prior to running his own business, Matt brokered domains and traffic portfolios.
COO & Partner, Sitewards
Lars is COO and a partner at Sitewards in Frankfurt, who is a specialist in e-commerce solutions. With more than 1000 man-days experience in consulting and leading IT, CMS and E-Commerce-Projects he leads the e-commerce projects of Sitewards’ customers. Lars is responsible for Sitewards’ operations and as client & project manager he has significant impact on the customers’ success in e-commerce. Previously, Lars worked as consultant for IT infrastructure projects. Lars is member of the board of Marketing Club Frankfurt.
Software Development Manager, Magento
Nikolay is a Software Development Manager at Magento. He joined Magento in 2010 and has been primarily focused on Magento core platform capabilities and product quality. His current responsibilities include managing development teams, processes and cross-team collaboration.
Technical Consultant Partner, PayPal SE
Bert Baumann is responsible for the integration of PayPal products and processes at the ebay inc Partnership Group for PayPal Partner in the DACH region. He can draw on an extensive experience in both the LM and partner integration for payment products. Prior to joining eBay Inc. he worked among others as a PM for e-Learning and consultant for digital media.
Managing Director, Diligent Commerce
Simon is founder and CEO of Diligent Commerce, a Magento eCommerce specialist agency. Diligent designs superior websites on Magento for premium fashion brands and retailers. It also provides marketing to drive traffic to its customers’ websites. Simon’s background is in marketing where he has held senior roles at Unilever, BBC, Sky, and The Times. He employs this brand understanding to bring his customers’ brands to life online.
Head of IT, mytheresa
Ulf has been Head of IT at mytheresa.com since 2009. His achievements include the complete relaunch of the mytheresa.com IT as well as the introduction of the Magento shopsystem. Prior to mytheresa, Ulf worked for the Otto Group.
Project Manager Online Store,
BREAD & BUTTER
Dana-Li Evers studied fashion design and worked in that profession for several years before changing career direction and moving into PR, Events and Marketing. Getting back into her original field of work she headed up fashion in Europe for Fab.com and was recently appointed to build 14 oz.’ online store, focusing on translating the 14 oz. brick and mortar experience to online. The new site launched mid-September 2014.
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.
Enterprise Sales Manager, Inxmail GmbH
Herbert is an Enterprise Sales Manager at Inxmail, the leading email marketing specialist. His specialty is to profitably integrate email marketing with online shops and web analytics tools as well as trelated possibilities for the eCommerce segment. He has been an active member of the internet economy for 15 years, including in the areas of CMS and high-end web analytics. Prior to joining Inxmail, Herbert worked at a Magento partner agency for many years.
B2B Business Consultant, YouWe BV
Rogier Hosman is one of the four founders of Youwe, a leading Dutch eCommerce agency with a strong focus on B2B enterprises. Rogier strongly believes in the new opportunities eCommerce software like Magento offer enterprises, and how smart use of information enables wholesalers to gain a stronger position in the supply chain. Rogier supports well known organizations like European Apple distributor, PPG and itsme.
Magento Architect, Something Digital
A luminary in the Magento community, Phillip has been developing eCommerce solutions since 1998. With over 15 years of experience creating unique online customer experiences, Phillip has both built and managed Magento installations for some of the world’s most recognizable brands. With 4 Magento Developer Certifications under his belt, Phillip is one of the most certified developers in the community. He currently holds the #2 spot in the world at the Q&A site Magento StackExchange, runs the South Florida Magento Meetup, and co-hosts the fledgling “MageTalk”, a Magento-focused podcast.
CEO, Itembase, Inc.
Stefan founded his first company at age 19 in Denmark, while studying law. He built his eCommerce company to €10m in revenue, sold it and completed his degree. After running several eCommerce start-ups, he founded a Social Network in 2006 which scaled to 12 million users in 23 countries. In 2010, Stefan moved to Berlin and founded itembase.com (now SF based). His experience with purchasing behavior relative to eCommerce, digital profiles from social networking, and a privacy-focused law degree have given Stefan insights into providing consumers the right information at the right time.
Senior Project Manager, netz98
Christoph works as a Senior Project Manager for netz98. His hands-on experience with web technologies ranges from development and marketing of web portals (display advertising, conversion optimization) to the underlying business intelligence (web analytics, big data, real time analytics). In an eCommerce environment, he is responsible for holistic project management, working with customers with enhanced B2B focus of Magento. Christoph holds a M.Sc. in Information Management and supports both the business and the translation of technical analysis.
Certified Scrum Product Owner, Techdivision
Thomas is Certified Scrum Product Owner at TechDivison and over the past 5 years he has led approximately 20 substantial Magento projects. In this position he consults and maintains well known international customers on implementation and further development of their eCommerce platforms. A special focus from him is always on agile project management methodologies during the initial project phase.
Design Manager, Magento
Mary is a newly minted User Experience Design Manager for Magento, having joined the team in August of this year, where she is responsible for the Magento site and extension store. Mary joins Magento from PayPal, where she was responsible for the developer platform experience. She has been in the design/tech industry for 15 years and has worked for brands such as Dell, United Healthcare, Citigroup, and American Express. She loves efficiency, art, psychology, teaching & learning, and the smell of jasmine flowers.
Technical eCommerce Consultant, netz98
Ralf is originally a software developer, but his role at netz98 is now split into two parts. He is the Head of Quality Management for netz98. He is also an “eCommerce Consultant – Technology for netz98 customers on projects related to software and system architecture, requirements management, and assembly of systems and workflows. Ralf is a frequent speaker at professional conferences. Many of his articles have been published in various magazines and special media.
(Open Source) E-commerce Business & Delivery Manager, CGI
With more then 11 years of experience in the IT industry, more than 8 of which were focused on E-commerce, Boris Lokschin has a wide range of expertise in business and delivery management of large, multifunctional teams, complex project management, business development and product, services and processes building. As a serial (Co-) Founder, CEO and Entrepreneur Boris has built, scaled and operated a handful of companies by combining his strategic and business development skills with his keen business management abilities.
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.
Markus is the Co-Founder of mediawave, where he oversees marketing and strategic development. For more than 15 years he has been dealing with e-Commerce. He was involved in the first Magento projects in 2008 and has vast experience in the field of user experience and CRM.
Jan P. Otto
Jan heads the financial services department at arvato Consumer Products. His team supervises all payment, debtor management, risk, collection and fraud prevention systems for major retail and eCommerce clients across Europe. Especially in the field of fraud prevention, his profound experience in data collection and analysis for various university based research studies, helped him to set new standards.
Chief Magento Evangelist, Wagento Creative LLC
Brent is the Chief Magento Evangelist and Agency Coach at Wagento.com. He has progressed through the ranks from html, ASP, .net, MSSQL and finally to Magento. Open source has taught him that working together is better than working in a silo. Brent loves to run, bike, ski and sometimes swim, in that order. He is often found at Magento events, organizing and running meetups with his wife Susan.
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 strategy to create and accelerate growth, and deliver exceptional value to all their customers worldwide. Alex holds MSc in Database Systems along with Executive MBA from London Business School.
Director Sales, PHOENIX MEDIA GmbH
Marc joined PHOENIX MEDIA as Key Account Manager overseeing Magento Enterprise projects. He has substantial experience with Magento platforms. As the Director of Sales, he provides strategic advice and tactical guidance to ensure merchants growth.
Front-end Development Manager, Magento
Vasiliy has been involved in the development of all Magento editions since 2008 as the lead frontend developer. He has built a strong team of frontend developers at Magento. Vasiliy’s current focus is on providing innovative insights and modern technologies and techniques for the development of Magento 2.
Team Leader Shop Technology, MyTheresa
Michael is the Team Leader of Shop Technology and Lead Software Engineer at mytheresa.com. He has been responsible for developing the Magento shop system since 2009 and is intimately involved in the continuous development of the shopsystem.
CTO, Session Digital
Alistair is CTO at Session Digital UK and a Magento Certification Board Member. Alistair has been developing software with PHP and other technologies since 2000 and has helped many enterprise clients from the UK and Europe find complex commerce solutions. As an advocate of Open Source software, Alistair has contributed to a number of projects. Recently, he has been working on projects that have validated the scalability and performance credentials of Magento and supported clients with business critical applications.
CTO, Mzentrale GmbH & Co KG
Since 2009, Sebastian is Managing Derector and Consultant of Mzentrale, one of the leading eCommerce agencies in the fashion and lifestyle industry. He serves considerable clients from the high fashion sector such as Mytheresa, Bogner and Ludwig Beck and works as project manager for comprehensive eCommerce solutions. Previously Mr Wernhoefer developed the first solution for video HD-streaming and In-Viedo-Ads at Cormes GmbH. Beyond that he is author of numerous articles on the topic of online shops and responsive webdesign for famous magazines.
CEO and Co-Founder, TechDivision GmbH
Josef has been focusing on Magento since the very beginning – primarily on business related e-commerce topics. He is also a speaker at different conferences like Meet Magento, PayPal Conference and many more. As chief editor and publisher of the “eStrategy-Magazin“ – one of the leading eCommerce magazines in Germanyy, he has been dealing with e-Commerce for more than 10 years.
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 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.
CTO, Sitewards GmbH
Tobias is CTO at Sitewards in Frankfurt, who specialize in e-commerce solutions.Previously he was well regarded as a freelance consultant and software architect. Over the past years he has built up a development team at Sitewards that thrives to be at the cutting edge of web development.
With passion of inspiring people he takes part in and speaks at conferences worldwide. He also publishes articles in a wide range of magazines, several blogs and has written a book about web security.