Speakers for 2019

Raphael Assaraf

Raphael Assaraf

Product Partnerships, Aircall

Max Chadwick

Max Chadwick

Technical Lead, Something Digital

Max is the Technical Lead for Something Digital's Strategic Engagement Group where he oversees a team of Magento developers and the solutions that are delivered to clients. He actively blogs about Magento, contributes to and maintains open source projects, and has spoken at several Magento events. He is also a member of Magento's certification advisory board. Through his effort in these areas he was recognized as one of the top 50 Magento contributors in 2018 and 2017.
Ivan Chepurnyi

Ivan Chepurnyi

Independent Consultant / Performance Expert

Ivan has an excessive Magento development experience. He took the unique opportunity to be a part of the first core team and learned the system from inside out. He is one of the pioneers in applying test-driven development practices and using performance first approach in building Magento projects. Recently Ivan started pushing Magento performance beyond limits by introducing isolated async microservices capable of handling thousands of requests per second. The developer behind async PHP parser of binary protocol for MySQL client/server communication.
Corey Ching

Corey Ching

Export Services and Partner Engineer, Algolia

Corey leads the Americas as an Expert Services and Partner Engineer for Algolia. He has a bachelors of science from UC Davis in Computer Science. Previously, he worked for Nutanix, a leader of enterprise cloud technology, abroad in the Netherlands for a company called Blue 21, and an early stage startup. Outside of work he's a huge fan of rock climbing, volunteers in the music industry, and is always looking forward to the next adventure.
David  Deppner

David Deppner

CEO/Founder, Psyberware

David & Megan are the owners of Psyberware, specializing in ecommerce ad management for Magento merchants. David has over 25 years of experience managing internet businesses, including 9 years as the head of IT and Ecommerce for a mid-sized Magento merchant. Megan is a credentialed Project Manager (PMP) with over 15 years of experience managing projects in marketing, communications, and corporate strategy. They both have Master's degrees in Business Administration (MBA).
Megan Deppner

Megan Deppner

COO, Psyberware

David & Megan are the owners of Psyberware, specializing in ecommerce ad management for Magento merchants. David has over 25 years of experience managing internet businesses, including 9 years as the head of IT and Ecommerce for a mid-sized Magento merchant. Megan is a credentialed Project Manager (PMP) with over 15 years of experience managing projects in marketing, communications, and corporate strategy. They both have Master's degrees in Business Administration (MBA).
Ryan Ehlers

Ryan Ehlers

Integrations Expert and IT Executive, Vaporsource

Ryan started in 2008 as an IT Executive at Vaporsource.com, scaling the business from 1 to 11 offline stores, with 50k+ orders a month while doing all the integrations needed for the team, customers, shipments growth. In 2013 they launched a webshop on Magento 1 and solved the legal protection issue in 2015 by developing a Magento Age Verification extension. In 2018 they begand a digital transformation that will replace all the supporting software - like ERP, Accounting, BI, POS - with a custom built solution based on Magento allowing the company to scale up to 30+ new stores along with increased online traffic and sales.
Eric Erway

Eric Erway

Sr. Manager, Product Management, Adobe

Dan Goodfriend

Dan Goodfriend

CTO, mediaspa

Dan Goodfriend is CTO and co-owner of mediaspa. He has been a developer and solution architect for over 20 years having built his first ecommerce website in 1997.
Wesley Guthrie

Wesley Guthrie

Director of Technology, Creatuity

Wesley is an experienced developer and devops engineer at Creatuity. He spends his days working with the Magento platform and Symfony console tools. When he is not working with Magento, he is working with Puppet and Vagrant building development environments with a goal of expediting development. After almost a decade of PHP development and more than half of it professional, his personal time is still focused on his passion for development. He has been a face at Magento conferences for 5 years now and finally has taken the steps to start his public speaking career. Wesley loves his work, especially the team he works with and being immersed in such a vibrant development community.
John Hughes

John Hughes

Head of Magento, Fisheye Media Ltd.

John is a Magento obsessed developer and solution architect at Fisheye and is known in the office as "the guy that knows everything about Magento"; with over 6 years experience and four Magento 2 certifications that may be somewhat true... Outside of work John is building MageQuest, an online learning resource for Magento, and can often be seen lurking around on Twitter.
Muliadi Jeo

Muliadi Jeo

Director, ICUBE

Muliadi is the founder and the Chief Technology Officer for ICUBE, one of the leading e-commerce agency and Magento Solution Partner in the Asia Pacific. Muliadi has been focusing in the eCommerce area especially in retail omnichannel and retail innovation for the last 15 years. His past e-commerce projects include some of the well-known international brands such as TOMS Shoes, RelaxTheBack, Rayban, Behr, Oprah Store, Footlocker, and local leading retail brands such as Kawan Lama Group, The Body Shop, MAP Group, Erafone, Hush Puppies, Wacoal and more. For several years, he also served as CTO for several startups in Indonesia such as Bobobobo, Shopdeca and VIP Plaza in the past.
Brian Lange

Brian Lange

Director of Business Development, Something Digital

Brian is a longtime commerce veteran with over eight years of experience leading and consulting brands from multiple industries on successful strategic initiatives and implementations. He is a longtime and active member of the Magento ecosystem and founded and runs the Pacific Northwest Magento Meetup. As the co-host and co-creator of the FutureCommerce podcast he provides thought leadership on what’s next in commerce to thousands of monthly listeners around the world
Len Lorijn

Len Lorijn

Developer, MediaCT

Len lives and works in Groningen, The Netherlands and has been working with Magento since the 1.7 days, roughly 7 years ago. He has been working at MediaCT for over 5 years. IT security was a hobby from for Len even before he began working with Magento, and has served him well in his career.
Sander Mangel

Sander Mangel

CTO, Vue Storefront

With a strong background in PHP and e-commerce (Magento) development and experience with outsourced teams. Sander is active in both the local and international Magento community as a speaker, event-, & meetup organizer and stroopwafel ambassador. Sander has been awarded Magento Master three times for his efforts within the community and to the platform. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Florence, Italy.
Duke Marr

Duke Marr

SVP of Digital Strategy, Corra

Duke Marr is Corra's Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy. In this role, he oversees three practice areas: Design, Optimization and Insights. Prior to Corra, Duke has enjoyed a 20+ year career in ecommerce spanning agency side (R/GA), client side (1-800-Flowers) and many notable startups.
Joy Martin

Joy Martin

Director, Strategic Technology Partnerships, Cybersource

Catherine McLean

Catherine McLean

Executive Creative Director, Corra

Catherine McLean is the Executive Creative Director for Corra where she oversees the Experience Design Team. Catherine has 15+ year's of experience spanning across a broad spectrum of full-service, in-house and digital agencies for some highly regarded global organizations.
Nina Mohanty

Nina Mohanty

Commercial Manager, Klarna

Nina Mohanty is an experienced business developer and public speaker, having worked with and built relationships with many of the UK's top FinTech companies before joining the dynamic team at Klarna USA. Her experience has given her insight into Open Banking, innovation in financial services, the API economy, the future of payments, and more. She is currently working with the incredible team at Klarna to bring smoooth payments to e-commerce based in Santa Monica, California.
Tina Moore

Tina Moore

Senior User Experience Designer, Adobe

As the Senior User experience designer for Magento Business intelligence, Tina strives to improve the experience of data usage within Magento. She focuses deeply on bringing the best practices of data visualization to the tools and educational materials available to Magento Merchants. Recently, she has moved from Philadelphia to Austin to work more closely with the Magento team.
Artem Pugachev

Artem Pugachev

Project Manager, Vaporsource

Artem has a wide experience connected to the eCommerce. Working in all positions - Marketing Manager, Customer Service Manager, Product Manager, eCommerce Manager helped him to build a successful local e-commerce platform and sell it to a competitor in 2011. Starting from 2012 Artem has worked as a Project Manager in a Magento specialized development company helping e-commerce companies transform, scale and grow using Magento platform has been a great passion and joy for Artem.
Filip Rakowski

Filip Rakowski

Co-founder of Vue Storefront

Filip is co-founder and technical leader for Vue Storefront - the most popular open source eCommerce project on Vue.js, and also creator of StorefrontUI - open source component library dedicated to performance and customization. He's also the official community partner of Vue.js and organizer of Vue.js Poland events. Apart from his open source work Filip is also a Senior Frontend Developer in Divante - one of the biggest eCommerce software houses in Europe. During his daily job he leads projects based on modern web technologies and speaks about modern Javascript at conferences, meetups and in web publications. He also likes good memes and coffee.
Jisse Reitsma

Jisse Reitsma

Extension developer and trainer, Yireo

Jisse is a developer, trainer and entrepreneur in one. As founder of Yireo (based in The Netherlands), he has have developed many Magento 1 and 2 extensions and also helps developers in the US and Europe with backend and frontend development training. Jisse is also the organizer of two technical conferences in Europe - Reacticon and MageTestFest - plus organized many local usergroup meetings and hackathons. He is also involved in PWA efforts and the ExtDN organization, which is trying to increase extension quality across the Magento ecosystem. He is a two time Magento Master.
Demian Renzulli

Demian Renzulli

Senior Mobile Solutions Engineer, Google

Demian is a Senior Mobile Solutions Consultant at Google working with leading US companies such as Spotify, New York Times, and Forbes as well as large e-commerce sites in Latin America including MercadoLibre, OLX and Despegar. Demian specializes in projects related to PWA and Web Performance, and also writes technical articles for Chrome site Web.dev around these topics.
Tom Robertshaw

Tom Robertshaw

Ecommerce Evangelist, Space 48

Tom is an ecommerce evangelist at Space 48. Having racked up a decade worth of Magento development and implementation experience as a niche Magento agency owner, he now provides ecommerce consultancy and identifies business and technical requirements for merchants at Space 48.
Jonathan Roeder

Jonathan Roeder

Principal Scientist, Adobe

Jonathan Roeder is a veteran commerce technologist, having served as VP of Architecture for multiple commerce platforms. As a Principal Scientist at Adobe, Jonathan is working with Adobe Research and Sensei teams to infuse AI capabilities throughout Magento.
Ryan Rozich

Ryan Rozich

Director of Product Management for Magento Data Solutions, Adobe

Ryan Rozich is the Director of Product Management for Magento Data Solutions, which includes Magento Business Intelligence. Ryan brings 18 years of experience leading SaaS software companies around data, analytics and machine learning. He holds over 30 US Patents and is passionate about using data to create personalized shopping experiences and inform better decisions. Ryan holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and three children
Aaron Sheehan

Aaron Sheehan

Director of Commerce, Weidenhammer

Aaron Sheehan has been a solutions architect and consultant in the Magento ecosystem for over 4 years. Prior to that he was a technical consultant and a product manager at B2B software companies, as well as a naval cryptologist, police dispatcher, and retail manager. Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana he now lives in Springfield, Missouri with his wife and daughter where he leads Weidenhammer's Magento practice.
Valeria Shevtsova

Valeria Shevtsova

Head of QA Department, Amasty

Valeria is Head of the QA Department at Amasty. With 7+ years of experience in testing, a researcher degree in science, and strong teaching skills obtained while working at a training center, she is Amasty's quality evangelist.
Mark Sieczkowski

Mark Sieczkowski

Cloud Product Suite Owner, Vertex

Mark has over 20 years of IT product and project management experience. He joined Vertex in 2013 as a Senior Product Manager and currently is the Cloud Product Suite Owner. Prior to joining Vertex, Mark served as Vice President of solution delivery for Devon IT, a Thin Client computing company. He was responsible for supply chain management and ensuring solution delivery of both hardware and software projects, as well as, developing and managing strategic relationships with Lenovo, Acer, and Dell computer.
Jay Smith

Jay Smith

CTO, Webscale

Jay Smith founded Webscale in 2012 and currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of the Company. With Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Colorado State University in 2008, Jay has co-authored over 30 peer reviewed articles in the area of parallel and distributed computing systems. In addition to his academic publications, while at IBM, Jay received over 20 patents and numerous corporate awards for the quality of those patents.
Florian Sydekum

Florian Sydekum

Software Architect, TechDivision

Florian is a software engineer at TechDivision, based in Germany who has worked with Magento for 7 years and loves the challenge of big enterprise projects. He is a Magento Certified Solution Specialist, a Magento Certified Developer and MagentoU Trainer.
Tink Taylor

Tink Taylor

Founder and Chairman, Dotdigital

Tink is Founder & Chairman of dotdigital Group PLC (founded in 1999). He has 20 years' experience in the field of digital communications and has introduced digital marketing to companies large and small. Tink has been pivotal in the development of digital marketing since its outset in both the UK and the US. Serving as a key and influential member of the UK Direct Marketing Association's Email Marketing Council and also the Internet Advertising Bureau since 2006, Tink has judged the Email, Mobile & Agency categories at the UK DMA's awards for over half a decade. In 2014 Taylor was elected as Advisory Committee Member of the Board of the US Direct Marketing Association's Email Experience Council (EEC). He constantly strives to help individual organizations, and the industry as a whole, to develop and progress, acting as a serial tech advisor and investor outside of dotmailer. Tink first launched dotdigital in the US at the back end of 2012 and later took dotdigital to APAC in 2015.
Olena Tkacheva

Olena Tkacheva

Product Manager, Adobe

Olena is leading merchant experience in Magento from a product management side. She drives CMS modernization from the Bluefoot acquisition to Magento PageBuilder release. A key focus of her work is to enable merchants to effortlessly create best in class customer experiences.
Rick van de Loo

Rick van de Loo

Tech Lead, Hypernode

Rick has been at Hypernode by Byte for about four years where he programs cloud automation for Hypernode, a hosting platform exclusively for Magento that's optimized for security and performance. The systems he programs deploy thousands of Magento servers and run the MageReport.com infrastructure.
Margaret Walankiewicz

Margaret Walankiewicz

Magento Tribe Master | Senior Project Manager, Divante

Małgorzata began her journey in IT project management in 2010, on which she worked with both - fast developing startups and global market leaders, including Senetic, Distripark, and Orbico. Passionate about developing strong teams and agile methodologies, she puts leaders over managers, and practice over theory.
Josh Ward

Josh Ward

VP Sales, Nexcess

With experience in IT, marketing, and sales, Josh Ward plays a key leadership role in the web hosting industry. Currently the Vice President of Global Sales with Nexcess near Detroit, Michigan, Josh helps create secure, redundant, and scalable solutions for a diverse array of clients. Over the past four years Josh has built out a full sales and marketing team at Nexcess and has been a key contributor to accelerated growth at Nexcess consistently setting sales and client acquisition records. Josh is originally from southeast Texas, called Austin home for 25 years, and now lives in Brighton, MI. He met his wife, Clesha, in high school while playing basketball. Josh played college football at the Colorado School of Mines, once poked an alligator in the eye and then shot it for trying to bite him, and ate his weight in raw gulf oysters. On the weekends, Josh avidly avoids yard work by spending quality time (sports, fishing, and card games) with Clesha and their four kids who call him "El Jefe."
Lincoln White

Lincoln White

CIO, Fulton Fish Market

Lincoln White is Chief Information Officer for FultonFishMarket.com. FultonFishMarket.com is the exclusive online portal, logistics, and fulfillment center for NYC's Fulton Fish Market, the largest fresh seafood market in the world by assortment. Prior to FultonFishMarket.com he led Information Technology at Seventh Generation.
Bret Williams

Bret Williams

CEO, novusweb

Since 1994, Bret has been on online innovator, creating several Internet firsts. Today, he leads a growing eCommerce agency focused on mid-market B2C and B2B companies. He has written four books on Magento (with a 5th due out this Fall), and is a regular speaker at Magento events. novusweb is based in Austin, Texas.
Stefan Willkommer

Stefan Willkommer

CEO, TechDivision GmbH

Stefan is Founder and CEO of TechDivision GmbH a provider for Digital Commerce , Omnichannel and agilisation. He has more than 15 years of experience in this area. Beyond he is an outspoken evangelist for open source and supports a serios number of national and international brands on their eCommerce and Omnichannel activities. Besides he is a gladly seen speaker at international conferences for digitization in commerce and company transformation in the new work environment.
Victoria Yashchuk

Victoria Yashchuk

Project Manager, Atwix

Victoria is a Magento 2 Solution specialist and a project manager at Atwix. She's been with Magento for more than 5 years now and since then managed and curated a variety of projects for Magento merchants and technology partners. She is passionate about improving the end user's experience in e-commerce.