Consultant, Unipart Autostore
James has over 15 years of B2C and B2B eCommerce experience. He currently works on a contractor/consultancy basis for Unipart Autoparts. James recently project-managed the new Unipart Autoparts B2B website, built using M2EE with SAP and a car parts database integration. He is also working on post launch developments for the new site, and other eCommerce projects for Unipart Autoparts.
CEO & Founder, Corra
Ron is CEO and Founder of the digital commerce agency Corra, one of the UK’s two Magento Global Elite partners. Instilling a commitment to quality and a customer-first culture across the organization, Ron led Corra to over 2,000 percent 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.
Sr. Technical Product Manager, Magento Commerce
Mark is a Senior Technical Product Manager at Magento, where he serves as the lead product manager for B2B features. He joined Magento in early 2015 and brings more than 13 years of experience in corporate finance, product management, business intelligence, and online advertising. Before joining Magento, Mark designed the yield reporting system for Microsoft’s display advertising business to support pricing and revenue optimization worldwide. Mark holds an MBA with distinction from London Business School.
Technical Director, Space 48
Tony is the Technical Director at Space 48, a Magento Enterprise Solutions Partner. He has 15 years of eCommerce experience, and has developed Magento solutions since 2008. Tony 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 including co-organizing multiple Mage Titans events, speaking engagements and continuous contributions to DevDocs.
Sr. UX Manager, Magento Commerce
Eric is the Senior UX Manager for Omnichannel, Business Intelligence, and Marketplace products at Magento Commerce, including Commerce Order Management and POS. Eric joined Magento in 2015 and has over 19 years of experience designing and developing world-class products and services at Dell, AOL, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Eric is passionate about the customer experience and design thinking.
Managing Director UK & Europe, ebizmarts POS
John has over 15 years of experience in omnichannel payments, channel partner development, and retail commerce in online, mobile, and physical environments. Having spent his career at PayPal, Sage Pay, and Visa Europe, he is now helping to establish and expand the global footprint of ebizmarts with a native iPad-based Point-of-Sale solution for Magento.
Sr. Consultant, FitForCommerce
Rod is a senior consultant at FitForCommerce with over 25 years of experience, specializing in ecommerce platforms (design, technology, implementations, selection and evaluation), web development and project management.
With over 19 years experience in ecommerce Rod has helped over 50 well-known retailers with the selection of ecommerce platforms and managed the implementation of more than 100 domains. With a disciplined view into total cost of ownership, features/functions, deployment models and operating costs, provides Rod with the basis for a structured approach.
Head of Brand, Osprey London
Axia is Head of Brand at Osprey London, the British luxury leather goods and gifts company, where she manages the brand’s profile and a talented web team. She served as the former Head of International Communications for The Body Shop International PLC, before taking up the role of Communications Director at Virgin. After a four-year stint as a fashion editor, Axia started her own brand communications agency, creating digital content strategies for major international fashion and beauty brands. “Content will always be king,” she states. “But to reach the audience your brand really deserves, it’s all about finding the right platform.”
Product Marketing Director, Magento Commerce
Shannon focuses on product marketing and go-to-market strategies for the Magento Digital Commerce product line and B2B initiatives. Prior to joining eBay/Magento in 2013, Shannon managed product marketing for Yahoo! Small Business, which provides web hosting, eCommerce, and marketing services to small businesses. She has also held marketing positions at Inktomi, E*TRADE, and Apple.
eCommerce Manager, Grenson
Since his early 20s, Ashley has been involved in the world of digital marketing and retail. He began his career working for world-renowned universities. More recently, Ashley led the eCommerce and EPOS integration for Europe’s largest late night bar and nightclub operator, The Deltic Group, which controls 60 sites and commands annual turnover of £100 million. Currently, Ashley manages the eCommerce team for Grenson, a 150-year-old luxury British footwear brand. Grenson’s eCommerce platform is a Magento-based deployment with store fronts in multiple currencies, multiple payment channels, and integration with five retail stores in London and New York.
Head of Client Services & Founder, JH
Jamie is the Founder and Managing Director of JH, an Enterprise Solutions Partner agency. JH specializes in delivering Magento eCommerce sites that dramatically boost revenues. From the company’s head office in Nottingham, England, Jamie leads a multi-award winning team that is recognized as industry-leaders, and builders of sites that transform businesses. Hot on the heels of his company’s second Magento Imagine Excellence Award for Best Mobile Experience, Jamie brings to the panel a wealth of mobile innovation, knowledge, and experience.
Mobile & Data Specialist, Inviqa
Grant is a mobile and data specialist who is passionate about innovation and analytics. At Inviqa he helps customers to leverage Google Analytics and similar technologies to grow their sites. Grant has an extensive eCommerce background in working on both the client and agency side, having worked for brands including Tesco and McDonalds. When he’s not coding, Grant runs one of the largest hackathon groups in Europe.
Magento Chief Architect, Magento Commerce
Alan joined the Magento team in 2013, focusing on the new Magento 2 platform. Today, Alan is responsible for the integration of several Magento related initiatives, including integration with order management and in-store retail associate tools. Alan grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and joined eBay in 2011 to lead the team that rewrote the eBay distributed search engine from the ground up.
Project Manager, Riese & Mueller
Tobias is Project Manager at Riese & Müller, a leading manufacturer of E-Bikes based in Darmstadt, Germany. He is responsible for numerous projects that support one of Riese & Müllers' most important strategies: Digitalisation of processes within the company and the working processes with retailers. Tobias works with teams across the entire company, such as production, sales, IT, R&D, and marketing. He has a degree in Business Administration.
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 both the kurtgeiger.com and shoeaholics.com are Magento websites. Kurt Geiger has over 70 stores and 170 concessions located within the world’s most prestigious department stores.
Head of Sales, Omniconvert
Irina is a growth-driven business development strategist. During her almost decade in business development and sales, she has shown an ability to drive change and unwavering appetite for continuous improvement. Currently she is the Head of Sales at Omniconvert, a conversion rate optimization platform on its journey to becoming the most prominent AI-fueled CRO tool in the world.
Sr. Director of Retail Strategy and Creative Services, Corra
Ryan is dedicated to helping companies exceed their business objectives and drive the online shopping experience while meeting user’s needs with ease. He has held lead user experience roles at multiple companies, including R/GA, and Yahoo!. He has also held extensive freelance and consulting positions at start-ups and agencies such as McGarry Bowen and PM Digital. Ryan earned a master’s degree in Interactive Telecommunications from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
Evangelist, Magento Commerce
Nobody knows Magento like Ben Marks. The Magento ‘Evangelist’ has spent more than a decade developing open source commerce, and was one of the first Magento U instructors. Ben joined the company in 2011 after six years of Magento development and education at Blue Acorn, where he was employee number one. Since then, he’s been a proud representative of Magento and its vast ecosystem of talented developers. You can usually find Ben at home in Charleston, South Carolina, on a plane, or behind a drum kit.
Head of Shipping & Logistics, Magento Commerce
Gerry joined Magento Commerce last summer. Previously, he worked for SunPower Corporation as VP of Logistics, and for GSI Commerce/eBay Enterprise, where he led Global Shipping, Logistics and Vendor Operations. Prior to joining GSI, he worked for UPS for 21 years, where he held various leadership positions in both Industrial Engineering and Operations.
Currently he is responsible for the Magento Global Logistics Strategy. In addition to launching Magento Shipping this year, he is also developing best-in-class solutions and partnerships encompassing Carriers, Fulfillment, WMS, DropShipping, Returns, and Cross Border Trade.
Magento Architect, Magento Commerce
Igor has worked for Magento for last six years. In that time, he has designed such functionalities as Magento 2 Search and Assync operations (for EE), and Catalog Inventory. At the beginning of 2017, he joined the four-person Community Engineering team at Magento. “If you want to be Open Source,” he says, “you have to keep the door open for the contributions and ideas of the community.” Today, Igor is working on the Multi Source Inventory (MSI) project, designed to provide multi stock support for Magento.
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 many other publications. Outside of the tech scene, Robert is an improv comedy performer at the Philly Improv Theater and a Trustee of the Glassboro Education Foundation, a nonprofit committed to supporting educational innovation in his hometown school district.
Managing Director, Gene Commerce
Matt is the Founder and Managing Director of Gene Commerce, an eCommerce agency specializing in delivering high-performing Magento sites and software for clients worldwide. GENE believes the only way to ensure online success is for businesses to quickly adapt,change, and 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 their BlueFootCMS system.
Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Magento Commerce
Craig leads product marketing for digital commerce, overseeing go-to-market strategies and execution for the core platform. He has worked for Magento Commerce for four years. With more than 20 years of marketing experience, Craig has launched many new products and business lines across the small business-to-enterprise markets for leading companies including Yahoo, Shutterfly, Safeway, and Mattel.
General Manager, UK, Amazon Pay
Karen is the General Manager, UK, for Amazon Pay. She is responsible for leading Amazon’s payment services for third-party merchants including Amazon Pay and its associated value added services. Karen is a 15-year veteran of the payments and startup industries. Most recently she was Global Head of Alliance Banks at JP Morgan where she managed relationships with 22 banks across 41 markets. Karen has also held executive positions at American Express and her own multi-million pound startup in the health and fitness sector.
Karen sits on the board of Hatch, a UK incubator for social enterprises and on the board of Tamar, an anti-human trafficking charity. She holds a MBA from the London Business School.
Chief Magento Evangelist, Wagento
Brent is the Chief Magento Evangelist and Agency Coach at Wagento.com, a 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 passionate about customer experience. Brent loves to run, bike, and ski, in that order. He is often found at Magento events organizing running meetups with his wife, Susan.
Sr. 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. Douglas has architected solutions behind multi-national award-winning brands, and still finds time to co-organize two Magento user groups: @MagentoYork and @MagentoLeeds
Strategic Account Manager,EMEA, Magento Commerce
As a Strategic Account Manager, Corentine is dedicated to the success of our top European clients. With over five years working in eCommerce, she strives to be a valuable resource in helping customers be their most successful on Magento.
Community Manager, Magento Commerce
As the Community Manager for Magento, Sherrie connects people with resources and with each other. Sherrie was originally introduced to Magento as a developer for a merchant and, while an active community member and forum moderator, was able to experience working with the platform from a technology partner and solution integrator as well. She also co-produces a monthly broadcast for community professionals called #CMGRHangout. An ENFP, Sherrie is obsessed with innovation, terrified of status quo, and motivated by adventure.
eCommerce Manager, The Gro Company
Edward has over 16 years of experience in eCommerce. He spent his early career in systems integration, and 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 later this year they will relaunch their eCom channel Gro-store.
VP of Strategy, Magento Commerce
Peter is a well-known industry expert in eCommerce and omnichannel technology. Before joining Magento Commerce, he was Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. There he spent five years leading the company’s global research on digital commerce technologies, and helping to challenge the thinking and lead change for eCommerce executives undertaking major digital transformation and commerce technology programs. Today, Peter leads corporate strategy and business development for Magento Commerce.
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 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.
Head of Strategic Merchant Acquisition, PayPal UK
David and his team are at the forefront of the digital payments revolution. He is dedicated to helping the UK’s largest and best known brands directly address the biggest challenges facing their businesses today. David knows that technology can transform customer engagement, deliver growth, protect against complex threats, and ensure relevance in a highly competitive, mobile-rich environment.
Senior Analyst & Software Architect, MageSpecialist
A graduate of the class of 1979, Riccardo grew up on bread and computer science (he received his first PC as a gift at the age of six). 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. As the mainstay of the technical department for MageSpecialist, he is the Senior Analyst and Software Architect, Magento Specialist, Senior PHP Developer, and Technical Manager.
M2 Architect, Magento Commerce
Eugene has been a part of Magento Commerce family for over six years. He started as an ECG consultant and extensions developer, and created part of the first Magento U training. Currently, he works as a Magento framework architect, focusing on key components including API, CLI, Composer integration, Cloud, and AMQP integration.
Allyson Van Houten
Head of Partner Programs, MailChimp
Allyson is the Head of Partner Programs at MailChimp. She and her team build and manage the tools that power MailChimp's new partner program. Allyson works with teams across the entire company—from research to development, customer support, and marketing—to create opportunities for partners to build their businesses by working with MailChimp. When she’s not herding cats around the office, you can find her reading books with her cats at home.
Eelco van Wijk
Eelco has over 15 years of managerial and business development experience in the internet industry. He spent seven years as the General Manager of PayPal for the Benelux, building a strong team and making PayPal a household name in his region. As the CCO of JMango360, Eelco is responsible for commercial strategy and execution.
VP of Global Sales, Nexcess
With experience in IT, marketing, and sales Josh plays a key leadership role in the web hosting industry. Currently the Vice President of Global Sales at Nexcess, Josh helps create secure, redundant, and scalable solutions for a diverse array of clients. Over the past three years Josh has built out a full sales team at Nexcess. He has been a key contributor to accelerating growth at Nexcess, consistently setting sales and client acquisition records. Josh is originally from southeast Texas and now lives in Brighton, Michigan. On the weekends, Josh enjoys avoiding yard work and spending quality time with his wife, Clesha, and their four kids who all call him "El Jefe.”
Sr. Consultant, Inviqa
Nicholas is Senior Consultant for Inviqa UK Ltd, a Magento Enterprise Solution Partner and one of the few Magento 2 Trained Solution Partners. He helps clients plan and prioritise their digital strategies, and advises on how to leverage more from their digital investment to increase conversion rates and revenues. Previously, Nicholas worked as Head of eCommerce at Bidvest Foodservice, developing from scratch an eCommerce and digital marketing proposition for the £2 billion food wholesale distributor.
General Manager – Europe, Oracle + Bronto
Brandon is General Manager of Bronto Software – Europe. Bronto is a leading cloud-based commerce marketing automation platform provider, aimed at helping retailers optimize their marketing strategies. Brandon has nearly a decade of experience in the commerce marketing space, having worked with thousands of retailers on both sides of the Atlantic. He oversees all aspects of Bronto’s European operations, bringing experience and insight to the acquisition, engagement, and conversion of customers.
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.
Head of Solutions Consulting, EMEA, Magento Commerce
Marc has been with Magento for five years in several customer-facing positions. Today he runs the solutions consulting team across EMEA. Before Magento, Marc worked at Google, and at ebow, a digital agency based in Dublin, Ireland.
Mark has spent his entire career working with eCommerce-orientated VC, PE, and larger scale organizations. In each of these companies he has dealt with different technologies, from bespoke in-house solutions to Magento, each with their own customer-focused challenges. Previously, he has spent time in technology leadership roles with O2, Betfair, LMAX, and GlassesDirect. Now, as CTO at Graze, he is leading their push to use technology and a unique customer proposition to drive the business forward.