Our MagentoLive UK 2015 Speakers

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  • Craig-Hayman

    Craig Hayman

    President, eBay Enterprise

    Craig is President of eBay Enterprise. He joined the company in July 2014, bringing more than 30 years of enterprise technology leadership experience. Most recently he served as Worldwide General Manager of IBM’s Industry Cloud Solutions, where he led acquisitions of more than a dozen companies, greatly expanding the company’s commerce business. Prior to this role, he was General Manager for IBM’s WebSphere business where he drove increases in customer satisfaction, revenue, profit and market share gains. Throughout his career, Craig has built strong, high-performing teams and worked with professionals across Human Resources, Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain, eCommerce and Government Services to help increase the engagement of employees, consumers, partners and citizens.

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    Mark Kirschner

    Vice President & CMO, eBay Enterprise

    Mark is Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of eBay Enterprise. Most recently, Mark 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. Mark brings over 25 years of experience in marketing, eCommerce and product management with technology and media companies. This includes global brands such as Scholastic, Walt Disney Co., Learningsmith, MTV/Viacom and NEC.

  • Ben-Pressley

    Ben Pressley

    Head of Worldwide Sales, Magento

    Ben is the Head of Worldwide Sales at Magento where he leads Magento’s go-to-market strategy in scaling out new customer acquisition and adoption. He also is responsible for driving customer success and satisfaction globally.

    Ben brings over a decade of experience leading and managing strategy, business development, channels and sales organizations with established enterprise software companies and start-ups. Immediately prior to Magento, Ben worked at Novell Inc. in its open-source business unit in various channels and sales leadership roles. Ben holds master’s degrees in business strategy and technology from Columbia University, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Utah.

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    Paul Boisvert

    Head of Product Management, Magento

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

  • Jan Andersen

    Jan Andersen

    CEO, Storegecko

    Jan is the founder and CEO of Storegecko, a Product Information Management company for Magento Community & Enterprise editions. Jan is a serial digital entrepreneur with more than 10 startups to his name. Over the past 25 years, he has specialized in Direct Marketing, CRM and eCommerce, focusing on technical and business leadership. His passions include conceptual application design, business development and everything with a database. His has received a number of industry awards: Gartner (CRM Denmark shortlist 2000), Pivotal (EMEA partner 2000) and Siebel (fasted certified partner 2001.)

  • Enda Breslin

    Enda Breslin

    Head of Sales & Business Development Europe, eBay Enterprise

    A 20 year veteran of e-commerce in Europe, Enda has pioneered and lead efforts in building and operating end-to-end outsourced e-commerce solutions. Enda launched some of the first online stores in Europe in his role as Technical Director of CompuServe Europe in the early nineties. He went on to co-found the first European eCommerce SaaS platform in 1997 and as founder and CEO of Aspherio in 2001 rolled out multilingual web stores for large brands across Europe. Since 2005 Enda has been driving eBay Enterprise’s international expansion efforts. Enda’s unique experience covers European eCommerce growth strategies and end-to-end operations.

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    James Cowie

    Software Engineer, Inviqa

    James has been a professional engineer for 10 years and has become an established member of the Magento community. He is committed to building conversation around BDD and TDD in the Magento world, and shares his knowledge and experience through his contributions to MageHereo, his own blog, Magento Fireside Chat, MageStackDay and more. James also contributes to MageTest and BehatMage. You can follow him on Twitter @JCowie.

  • Eric Erway

    Eric Erway

    User Experience Design Manager, eBay Enterprise

    Eric is a User Experience Design Manager for eBay Enterprise. Eric joined eBay Enterprise in January 2015, bringing more than 17 years of experience designing and developing world-class products and services at Dell, AOL, and PricewaterhouseCoopers including several US patents pending. He is currently leading the UX and design strategy for Retail Order Management.

  • Leo Ham

    Leo Ham

    UX Designer, eBay Enterprise

    Leo is the UX Designer responsible for user experience research, user testing and user-centered design for Magento and eBay Enterprise web properties.

  • Deryck Harlick

    Deryck Harlick

    Co-Owner, MageTraining?

    Deryck is a Magento Certified Solution Specialist (MCSS), trainer and joint owner of MageTraining. His understanding of Magento’s capabilities along with his knowledge of the best complimentary products and services has enabled him to not only successfully train hundreds of eCommerce managers but also to help them realise the choice of options they have on their eCommerce journey. Deryck is a strong advocate of the Magento community and can be found at many events.

  • Charles Heal

    Charles Heal

    Head of Sales & Business Development, eBay Enterprise

    Charles joined eBay Enterprise in 2008, serving as Head of Sales & Business Development. Charles is responsible for helping clients build out business and technology solutions designed to meet their current and future needs. He helps guide both startups and established retail businesses in growing successful international omnichannel businesses. Charles has been heavily involved in leading the Magento integration activities in Europe since 2012. Prior to joining eBay Enterprise, Charles worked at Amazon.com supporting Enterprise clients and led the European Marketplace support team.

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    John Hodge

    Mail Order & eCommerce Manager, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

    John is a multi-channel marketer with over 18 years experience of driving growth for niche businesses. John has been formulating strategy and overseeing all aspects of the RSPB’s mail order and e-commerce operation for the last 3 years. John recently completed an MBA and his prior experience includes marketing, eCommerce and brand manager for Hawkin’s Bazaar.

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    Keith Howard

    User Expeience Designer, Magento

    Keith is the User Experience Design Manager for Magento 2. Keith’s passion is in making the complex simple and intuitive. He has extensive experience in application design and eCommerce with companies like Google, Dell and eBay. Keith is always looking for new insights and also leads Magento’s User Research program.

  • Bastian Ike

    Bastian Ike

    Magento Developer, AOE GmbH

    Bastian has been working with Magento for more than 5 years and found a couple of security issues in the past. Bastian spoke about Security in Magento at various conferences, including Imagine Commerce and Meet Magento Germany and Spain. Beside his daily work as a Magento backend developer, he often participates in Magento Community Events, like Hackathons.

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    Vitaliy Korotun

    MTS2 Architect, Magento

    Vitaliy began his career with Magento in 2007, and, in 2008, he took the role of technical leader of Magento Expert Consulting Group (ECG) and continued in that role until 2013. As the technical leader of ECG, his primary responsibility was organizing a highly effective team that provides trainings, consulting and development services for partners and clients across the world. Recently, Vitaliy has changed his role and now he is one of the leading architects of Magento Product Engineering and his area of responsibility is delivering and implementing advanced solutions for Magento products.

  • Brent Peterson

    Brent Peterson

    Magento Evangelist, Wagento

    Brent is Wagento’s Magento Evangelist and Head Coach. He is responsible for spreading the good news of the Magento brand through all channels and helping clients understand how Magento’s products and services can work in their environment. Brent focuses on finding business solutions to complex problems within the Magento sphere. He is a strong proponent of community and helps promote Magento Community Events worldwide. He founded and leads the Magento Running Team.

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    Ted Pietrzak

    Head of Technology, Magento

    Ted began his career with eBay more than 8 years ago as a member of PayPal’s core architecture team. In May, 2012 Ted joined the Magento team to head up Magento Go development. In 2013, he added responsibility for the Magento Merchant Experience team and in May of 2014, he became head of technology for Magento. Prior to joining eBay, Ted’s career emphasized payments and payment processing with companies large and small.

  • Ben Schweitzer

    Ben Schweitzer

    Research Manager, eBay Enterprise

    Ben is a research manager for the User Research team at eBay enterprise with a focus on eCommerce and multi-channel shopping experiences. He has helps clients refine and innovate their websites, apps, emails and other customer touch points. Ben also co-founded the first NYC UX Researcher meetup to foster learning and collaboration among researchers from different industries and has taught courses in interaction design and research methods at the University of Baltimore.

  • Laurel Syah

    Laurel Syah

    Creative Director, THE SHOP, a Magento Agency

    Laurel is a creative leader with 22 years of experience bridging strategy and design, innovation and execution to unlock the potential of the latest technologies for brands such as eBay, Alex & Ani, Aetna, Kraft, Samsung, Delta Airlines, Holiday Inn, Levi Strauss & Co, and Wells Fargo, among others.

    Currently, Laurel leads the creative vision for the agency and oversees commerce design solutions across its roster of 2100 clients. Laurel is also leading a Design Thinking initiative to ignite customer-driven innovation across the organization.

  • Anna Völkl

    Anna Völkl

    Senior Magento Developer, LimeSoda

    Anna is a Senior Magento Developer working at LimeSoda Interactive Marketing GmbH in Vienna, Austria. She is working with Magento since 2011. Prior to LimeSoda, she has been a software architect and project manager since 2004. Anna is passionate about securing IT systems, raising awareness and implementing mechanisms to improve security. She is an active member of the Magento developer community.
    Anna has a Bachelor’s degree in IT & Telecommunications and a Master’s degree in Information Management and Information Security.

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    Stefan Willkommer

    CTO & 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.

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    Max Yekaterynenko

    Senior Manager Engineering, Magento

    Max began his career with Magento more than 6 years ago as a member of the Expert Consulting Group (ECG). During his tenure with ECG, Max worked with large Enterprise Edition accounts on complex customizations, integrations, and performance projects. Subsequently, Max moved into leadership roles within Magento’s product development organization, and he has worked on many Magento platforms and services. In 2013, Max assumed leadership of the Magento 2 program, a role he is currently in.

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    Simon Young

    Web Development Manager, Paul Smith

    Simon is the Web Development Manager at Paul Smith Limited, the pre-eminent British fashion house founded more than 40 years ago by Sir Paul Smith. eCommerce is now a key route to market for Paul Smith and Simon is responsible for delivery of the Magento Enterprise Edition platform, the single largest shop operated by the company. Simon has more than 17 years of experience in the web industry and has been working with the Enterprise Edition platform since its launch in 2008.