Check out our industry expert speakers at MagentoLive UK!
Co-founder & COO, Magento
Roy Rubin founded Varien (the original company behind Magento) in 2001 as a consultancy and has since transformed the eCommerce platform market with the release of Magento. In a period of 18 months, Magento surpassed the 1 million downloads milestone and now records billions of dollars of transactions by thousands of merchants.
EMEA Director of Innovation, PayPal
John Lunn has been building payments and anti-fraud systems on the internet for over 15 years and has advised many of the successful and less successful start-ups on their payment strategies. Originally a java certified developer and now an all-purpose hacker, John now runs the developer outreach team for PayPal around the world.
Senior Technical Manager of Developer Education, Magento
In March 2008, Vinai Kopp started developing Magento modules as part of the community. He joined Magento in October 2011 as a Manager of Developer Education. He also serves as a Magento certification board member, and co-authored the German Magento Developer Handbook. In his spare time he likes traveling, spending time with his wife and his two children, and running.
Head of Product Marketing, Magento
After 17 years as independent creative director and speechwriter, Gary Forman joined the Magento team in 2010, initially as a consultant and subsequently as Head of Marketing Strategy and Communications. Gary leads message development for Magento’s Imagine eCommerce Conferences, and is focused on helping merchants unleash their businesses’ potential through the power and flexibility of Magento.
CMO & Co-founder, M2E
Alex combines an extensive IT background and years of investment banking to drive M2E’s business globally. He has worked with a number of successful start-ups in Europe and Russia. Alex holds an MSC in Database Systems and Executive MBA from London Business School.
Founder & CSO, SeeWhy
Charles Nicholls is a leading industry expert on eCommerce, web analytics, social media marketing, and online buyer behavior, specializing in shopping cart abandonment and email remarketing. He has authored several books, most recently: ‘The Science of Shopping Cart Abandonment,’ and ‘Lessons Learned From The Top 10 Converting Websites.’ He is also founder and Chief Strategy Officer at SeeWhy.
Technical Assurance Manager, Session Digital
Alistair has been developing software with PHP and other technologies since before 2000. Alistair has helped many enterprise clients from the UK and Europe realise complex software solutions. As an advocate of Open Source Software Alistair has contributed to a number of projects, more recently Magento Ecommerce Platform. In his spare time you will find Alistair tinkering with new technology, and hopefully creating useful things.
VP of Business Development, Zendesk
Conan is responsible for building our ecosystem of technology, delivery and channel partners. Prior to Zendesk, he ran corporate business development for LogMeIn, IMlogic and Symantec. He started his software career at Plumtree Software as the first BD employee. Conan is a graduate of the University of Washington. He lives in Boston with his wife and two daughters.
Co-founder and CEO, BRANDiD
Arush is the CTO & Co-founder of BRANDiD. He also co-organizes the largest Magento meetup group in the world – #MagentoLDN. He is an active open source contributor, has built many official Magento modules for tech startups like Chartbeat, Surveymonkey, & Mixpanel. He speaks regularly as a startup founder in Tech City as well as a developer on bleeding edge tech like Angular.js and SASS.
Co-founder & CEO, Summit
Hedley Aylott is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Summit. Graduating in Engineering from Nottingham University, he trained as a professional composer before releasing the first-ever record from a British prison. Hedley went on to establish Summit Arts, an arts organization that created two operas and won a BAFTA award. In 2000, he co-founded Summit, the retail online marketing, ecommerce and consulting specialists. As a Magento Gold Solution partner, Summit’s retail technology centre provides enterprise level Magento integration and platform development as well as providing hosting, maintenance and support for all Magento clients.
Senior Software Engineer, Zenya.com
Brian is a Senior Software Engineer for Zenya.com, where he manages the comprehensive set of Magento modules and platform integrations that allow Zenya to provide custom semantic groupings from a dataset of over 1.6B keywords to SEM marketers around the world. Before Zenya, Brian co-founded a company that used Magento as their platform to sell 800,000+ skus. Brian also worked with Lyons Consulting Group as a Senior Applications Engineer, working and leading teams to architect innovative new offerings for clients such as Maui Jim Sunglasses and Sole Society.
Co-founder, PredictiveIntent, Ltd.
Neil Hamilton is the co-founder PredictiveIntent Ltd, now an Emailvision company. With almost 20 years of experience working with start-up companies, Neil is passionate about building businesses using technologies which make a real difference. He has been instrumental in building a global network of Magento partners who bring revenue boosting, personalize customer experiences to the world of Magento. Now part of Emailvision, Neil and PredictiveIntent have an expanded Magento solution portfolio including a powerful customer intelligence tool as well as a suite of personalized email services.
Founder & CEO/CTO, Cloud Conversion
As the CEO and founder of Cloud Conversion, Jon Jessup brings 13 years of on-demand software experience to the company’s objective of innovation and success in the cloud. Jon served as a senior software engineer, and later, technical evangelist at Infopia, where he led the development and adoption of the first B2C and eCommerce application on the AppExchange.Jon is passionate about helping companies nurture innovation and optimize business effectiveness.
Founder, Folk Digital
Paul is the founder of Folk Digital, a collaborative digital agency dedicated to crafting high quality digital flagship stores for discerning fashion & lifestyle brands. Our partnership with Magento allows us to create engaging e-commerce experiences with a difference. Currently styling prestigious clients including Wedgwood, Issa London and JO LOVES, Folk Digital recently won Most Respected Agency in the South of England.
Co-founder & CEO, AOE Media
Kian T. Gould is the founder and managing director of AOE media GmbH. While still at school he founded the company and worked on a variety of demanding Internet projects. He has over a dozen years of experience in the rollout of complex Internet portals and applications. During this time he has worked on more than 500 Enterprise web projects.
Head of Business Seller Strategy, eBay UK
Murray leads eBay’s Business Selling Strategy team in the UK and Europe. His eCommerce experience spans the challenging buyer growth and retention, as well as the opportunities found in B2B growth and development in a multi-channel World.