Speakers

MagentoLive UK 2016 Speakers

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  • 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, Lavelle held a number of leadership positions within eBay Inc, including SVP of strategy and business development for both eBay Inc. and PayPal. Lavelle co-founded Bill Me Later, acquired by eBay in 2008. With more than 20 years spent building businesses at the intersection of the internet, commerce, and information technology, Lavelle’s background includes successfully developing and executing global growth strategies, acquisitions and joint ventures, startup fundraising and investing.

  • Steve Yankovich

    CPO, Magento Commerce

    Steve is a highly experienced executive specializing in innovation, commerce, and product development. The inventor holds a portfolio of 36 patents covering a broad spectrum of technology and software. In 2009, Yankovich created the mobile business at eBay, growing it from scratch to $13 billion in 2012. He was named a ‘Top 10 Mobile Commerce Chief’ by Internet Retailer and is a regular invited speaker for events and media. Yankovich also serves on the board of Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST), numerous startups, the PayPal Giving Fund and advises several venture firms.

  • Paul Boisvert

    VP of Product Management, Magento Commerce

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

  • Michael Sonier

    Head of Omnichannel Products, Magento Commerce

    As the VP, GM of North American Distribution for PayPal, Steve leads the team responsible for developing commerce enabling relationships with millions of small businesses in North America, as well as the network of global technology platforms partners that enable them.

    Michael is Head of Omnichannel Products at Magento where he leads the product and its go-to-market strategy. Michael has over 8 years of experience in commerce Product Management and Marketing and has partnered with hundreds of merchants and partners on implementing successful omnichannel programs.

  • Max Bucknell

    Software Developer, Redbox Digital

    Max is a software developer at Redbox Digital, specializing in JavaScript and working almost exclusively with Magento 2 over the past year. Very passionate about the Magento community, he can often be found at community events such as the London Magento Meetup, or MageTitans. Outside of work, he is an avid rugby fan and a keen cook.

  • Hillary Corney

    Magento U Business Architect, Magento Commerce

    Originally a lecturer in Computing in Art and Design, Hillary has been involved with eCommerce for over 20 years. In 1995, he developed the very first eCommerce website and card payment internet gateway in the UK for Fontworks Ltd. He has since architected many eCommerce sites both big and small. Before Joining Magento in June 2015, he re-platformed Ordnance Survey’s eCommerce shop on Magento Enterprise resulting in a dramatic increase in sales on site launch and sales continue to climb. At Magento, he works Business Architect with several major clients and is now helping to develop the teaching material for M2 with Magento U.

    At Magento, he has worked as a BA with several major clients and is now helping to develop the teaching material for M2 with Magento U.

  • James Cowie

    Technical Team Lead, Session Digital

    James is a Technical Team Lead & Magento 2016 Magento Mover with over 10 years experience in PHP and web applications. When not at work he likes to work on BDD / TDD tools being one of the maintainers of MageSpec and BehatMage. He also co-presents MageCasts.IO with Allan MacGregor to help educate people on SOLID, TDD and BDD.

  • Eric Erway

    User Experience Design Manager, Magento Commerce

    Eric is a User Experience Design Manager for Magento. Eric is leading the UX and design efforts for Commerce Order Management. Prior to joining Magento, Eric brings more than 18 years of experience designing and developing world-class products and services at Dell, AOL, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and has several US patents pending.

  • Gabriel Goldenberg

    Consultant, ConversionRateOptimization.com

    Book author, consultant and speaker, Gab has 10 years’ experience in internet marketing. He’s worked on sites as big as Expedia, and delivered results as significant as a 7,500% increase in conversion. He helps clients at mid-size ecommerce stores answer the following questions: What is a 20% increase in conversion worth in additional revenue?; What would that extra revenue mean to the company and to you personally?; How do we achieve 20% + increases in conversion rate?

  • Paul Green

    Business Development Manager, Tryzens

    Paul is something of a veteran in the eCommerce industry, having spent over 15 years working with a broad range of technologies and service partners. He currently runs Business Development for Magento Solution Partner Tryzens, where he is leading the implementation of Magento 2.0 for a number of international brands. Paul is passionate about the ways technology can be deployed both to enhance the customer experience and to optimise efficiency for retailers and brands. He regularly publishes blogs on the subject and contributes to a variety of industry publications.

  • Keith Howard

    Director of User Experience, Magento Commerce

    Keith has been leading the design efforts for Magento 2.0 and related experiences since joining. Magento in 2014. Keith’s passion is making the complex simple and intuitive, and is always looking for new insights. He has extensive experience in application design and commerce with companies like Google, Dell, and eBay.

  • Sergey Lysak

    Co-Founder & CEO, Eltrino

    Sergey graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine. Beginning in 2007, Sergey worked at Magento and was involved into Magento Core development. In March 2011, he left Magento and together with two other co-founders established Eltrino. Eltrino serves B2C & B2B web stores, delivering front-end and back-end Magento development, integrations & functional improvements, custom modules & extensions, eCommerce consulting and managed services, as well as an open source customer care solution – DiamanteDesk.

  • Max Pronko

    CTO, TheIrishStore.com & GiftsDirect.com

    Max is the Chief Technical Officer at TheIrishStore.com and GiftsDirect.com Ltd in Dublin, Ireland. Max started his career at Magento in 2010 in Expert Consulting Group (ECG) and continued that role until 2012. In 2013, Max switched to a managerial role to build highly effective teams and deliver on commitments for Magento 2.0 release. Since 2015 he has been building technical solutions based on Magento 1 and 2. Max is also an active member of the Magento Community.

  • Enda Breslin

    Marcin Szterling

    Senior Magento Developer, Redbox Digital

    Marcin is a senior Magento developer with 16 years hands-on PHP experience and 6 years Magento experience. He is currently working for Redbox Digital Ltd, a Magento Gold Partner, in London. Previously, he was working for numerous agencies and on the client side as well. Marcin is also reviews Magento books and is an active Magento Meetup London member.