Speakers

  • Mark Lavelle

    CEO, Magento Commerce

    Mark became CEO of Magento Commerce in November 2015, after serving as Senior Vice President of Product for eBay Enterprise. Previously, Mark held a number of leadership positions within eBay Inc., including Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for both eBay Inc. and PayPal. Mark co-founded Bill Me Later, acquired by eBay in 2008. He has spent more than 20 years building businesses at the intersection of the internet, commerce, and information technology. Marks’s background includes successfully developing and executing global growth strategies, acquisitions and joint ventures, startup fundraising, and investing.
  • Jason Woosley

    SVP of Product & Technology, Magento Commerce

    Jason is the SVP of Product & Technology, responsible for delivery and execution across the Magento portfolio. Prior to joining Magento, Jason served as the CTO at SmarterHQ and before that as Vice President of Product Development at Volusion. A veteran commerce technologist with over 15 years of proven success in building scalable software delivery organizations, Jason earned his BBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and completed his graduate studies at the MIT with an MBA from the Sloan School of Management.
  • Gary Specter

    SVP, Global Sales and Customer Success, Magento Commerce

    Gary Specter is a strategic sales leader with a 20+ year track record of building cohesive, passionate, high-performance sales and services organizations across multiple vertical markets including retail, distribution, manufacturing, technology, and finance. Prior to Magento, Gary successfully ran international and domestic sales teams at NetSuite, IBM, and Sterling Commerce. With a strong understanding of sales enablement, operations, process, and execution, Gary focuses on building goal oriented, winning teams and cultures that incorporate a commitment to excellence, accountability, and corporate citizenship while exceeding financial and customer satisfaction goals.
  • Robert Moore

    Head of Magento Business Intelligence, Magento Commerce

    Robert is the Head of Magento Business Intelligence at Magento Commerce and the Chairman of Stitch. He was previously Co-Founder and CEO of RJMetrics, a SaaS business intelligence company with the mission of inspiring and empowering data-driven people. RJMetrics was acquired by Magento Commerce in 2016. Robert’s writing about technology, startups, and data has appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and numerous other publications. Outside of the tech scene, Robert is an improv comedy performer at Philly Improv Theater and a Trustee of the Glassboro Education Foundation, a nonprofit committed to supporting educational innovation in his hometown school district
  • Mark Wood

    CTO, Graze

    Mark has spent his whole career working with e-commerce orientated VC, PE and larger scale organizations. The Technology platforms in all of these organisations have all been different, varying from bespoke in-house solutions to Magento, all with their individual customer focused challenges. He has spent time with O2, Betfair, LMAX and GlassesDirect, amongst others, in Technology leadership roles before coming to his current role as CTO of graze where he is leading their push to use Technology and a unique customer proposition to drive the business forward.
  • Steven King

    Head of Technology, Kurt Geiger

    Steven joined Kurt Geiger London in 2013 as Head of Technology. Today he leads the IT and eCommerce development teams with responsibility for technology strategy and overall IT delivery and operations. Kurt Geiger is Europe’s largest retailer of luxury footwear and operates the kurtgeiger.com and shoeaholics.com Magento websites. It has over 70 stores and 170 concessions located within the world’s most prestigious department stores.
  • Edward Scott-Finnigan

    eCommerce Manager, The Gro Company

    Edward has over 16 years of experience in Ecommerce, having worked his early career in systems integration he moved to Germany to head up international Ecom sales for Europe’s largest online music retailer Musikhaus Thomann. Edward is proud to lead Ecommerce operations across Europe and Australia for The Gro Company, creators of the multi-million selling, multi award winning baby sleep bag, Grobag. Edward and his team are currently focused on migrating to M2EE and relaunching their ecom channel Gro-store later this year.
  • Alex Barbier

    Digital Marketing Director, Oliver Sweeney

    Alex joined Oliver Sweeney, a London-based premium luxury shoe and menswear, over 25 years ago. Alex has 12 years of experience in international Direct Marketing and eCommerce, and has just completed the re-platforming of Oliversweeney.com on Magento 2 Cloud Edition.
  • David Aponovich

    Senior Director of Product Marketing, Acquia

    David is senior director of product marketing at Acquia, where he helps articulate the business and technical benefits of Acquia's cloud-based platform for ambitious digital experiences. Based in Boston, he is a 15-year veteran of web content management and digital experience. Prior to joining Acquia, David was a senior analyst at Forrester Research, covering web content management and digital experience platforms.
  • Brent Peterson

    Chief Magento Evangelist, Wagento

    Brent is the Chief Magento Evangelist and Agency Coach at Wagento.com, as Global Magento Enterprise solution partner. He is a Certified Magento Specialist and a 2x Magento Master. Brent has been involved in the Magento community and Magento forums since early 2009 and is patientest about customer experience. He loves to run, bike, and ski, in that order. He is often found at Magento events organizing running meetups with his wife, Susan.
  • Ron Bongo

    CEO & Founder, Corra

    Ron is CEO and Founder of digital commerce agency Corra, one of two Magento Global Elite partners in the UK. Instilling a commitment to quality and a customer-first culture across the organization, Ron led Corra to over 2000% growth since 2009 with six offices around the world. In addition to managing corporate strategy, directing the executive team, and building key business and strategic relationships for the company, Ron is also an active member of the Magento Partner Advisory Council.
  • Tony Brown

    Technical Director, Space 48

    Tony is the Technical Director at Space 48, a Magento Enterprise Solutions Partner. He has been involved in eCommerce for over 15 years and has been developing Magento solutions since 2008. He has the full set of Magento certifications and is passionate about learning, collaborating, and sharing knowledge. He was recognised as a Magento Masters Maker 2017 for contributions such as co-organising multiple Mage Titans events, numerous speaking engagements and continuous contributions to DevDocs.
  • Grant Kemp

    Mobile & Data Specialist, Inviqa

    Grant is a mobile and data specialist who is passionate about innovation and analytics. He works at Inviqa where he helps customers to leverage Google Analytics and similar technologies to grow their sites. Grant has an extensive eCommerce background in working both client and agency side, having worked for brands such as Tesco and McDonalds. When he’s not coding, Grant runs one of the largest hackathon groups in Europe.
  • Ben Marks

    Evangelist, Magento Commerce

    Ben joined Magento Commerce three years ago after six years of Magento development and education at Blue Acorn. He has been a part of community outreach as well as education and certification programs. He’s spent over a decade working in the open source commerce space.
  • Matt Parkinson

    Managing Director, Gene Commerce

    Matt is the founder and Managing Director of Gene Commerce, an ecommerce agency specialising in delivering high performing Magento sites and software for clients worldwide. GENE believe the only way to ensure online success is for businesses to be able to quickly adapt and change - to embrace innovation. GENE is the agency behind the Braintree extension for Magento 1, used by thousands of merchants worldwide and also Apple Pay extensions for both Magento 1 and Magento 2. The innovative and creative approach GENE has to its work has led to the development and ultimate acquisition by Magento of the BlueFootCMS system.
  • Douglas Radburn

    Senior Magento Developer, Pinpoint Designs

    Douglas is a Senior Magento Developer at the award winning Pinpoint Designs based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Fuelled by tea, he has many years of experience in eCommerce and Magento specifically. He's architected solutions behind multi-national award winning brands, and still finds time to co-organise two Magento usergroups - @magentoYork & @magentoLeeds
  • Guliz Sicotte

    Director of Product Design, Magento Commerce

    Guliz is the Director of Product Design for Magento Digital Commerce, Magento Commerce Order Management, Magento Business Intelligence, and Magento Marketplace products. She joined Magento Commerce before spending from Volusion, where she spent many years leading UX design for commerce platforms, and building a large services division. Guliz has held several roles designing world-class products and services for Intel, Kronos, Dassault Systèmes, and many other software companies. She is passionate about designing user-friendly products and loves to enjoy the great outdoors with her family.
  • Ricardo Tempesta

    Tempesta, Senior Analyst & Software Architect, MageSpecialist

    Class of 1979, he grew up on bread and computer science (his PC was a gift at the age of 6). Over time he became a developer with an exceptionally broad knowledge of the most disparate areas of the field. He has been with the Idealia Group since 2001 as a founder and technical director. The mainstay of the technical department for MageSpecialist, he is the senior analyst and software architect, Magento Specialist, senior PHP developer, and technical manager.
  • Nicholas Weber

    Sr Consultant, Inviqa

    Nicholas is Senior Consultant for Inviqa UK Ltd, a Magento Enterprise Solution Partner and one of only a handful of Magento 2 Trained Solution Partners. He helps clients plan and prioritise their digital strategies, and advises on how they can leverage more from their digital investment to increase conversion rates and therefore revenues. Previously, Nicholas worked as Head of E-commerce at Bidvest Foodservice, developing from scratch an e-commerce and digital marketing proposition for the £2-billion food wholesale distributor.
  • Stefan Wilkommer

    CEO, TechDivision

    Stefan studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany. During this time, he started his entrepreneurship with several projects leading to the founding of TechDivision GmbH. The Magento Enterprise Partner, TechDivision, has become one of the leading companies in Europe for consulting, developing and supporting Magento Enterprise solutions.
  • Max Yekaterynenko

    Director of Community Engineering, Magento Commerce

    Max began his career with Magento Commerce more than seven years ago as a member of the Expert Consulting Group (ECG). During his tenure with ECG, Max worked with large enterprise accounts on complex customizations, integrations, and performance projects. Subsequently, Max moved into leadership roles within the Magento product development organization including Magento 1, Magento Go, and Magento Connect. In 2013, Max assumed leadership of the Magento 2 program and he continues in that role.