B2B Online 2016

May 09 - 11, 2016

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Speakers

Andy Hoar
 Andy Hoar 
Principal Analyst, B2B 
Forrester Research
Andy serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals for Forrester Research. He focuses primarily on B2B and B2B2C eCommerce, as well as issues related to enabling channel partner businesses for manufacturers. Andy's current research areas include multichannel retailing, mobile couponing, affiliate marketing, and enabling manufacturers to sell online.
Prior to joining Forrester, Andy spent 11 years in product and marketing leadership roles within Silicon Valley. In that time, he developed Yahoo's Web2Store local shopping initiative, co-founded an eCommerce company, and helped create several award-winning products in the consumer Internet and mobile software spaces. Before moving to Silicon Valley, Andy spent four years in Washington, D.C., as a research analyst for an economic consulting firm.
Andy has been quoted in various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Internet Retailer, Direct Marketing News, American Banker, and CNBC.
Andy is a summa cum laude graduate in economics from the University of Dayton and holds an M.P.A. from Harvard University and an M.S. in integrated marketing from Northwestern University.

Parvez Patel
 Parvez Patel 
Vice President eCommerce of Marketing and Merchandising 
Grainger Industrial Supply
Parvez is a multi-channel & eCommerce General Management executive with experience in developing, launching and managing business growth. He has served as VP of eCommerce and as head of digital marketing for 2 of the top 15 Internet Businesses in the US. Having worked both in the B2C and B2B world, he is extremely customer-centric and had experience across industries, geographies and business functions ranging from Supply Chain, Finance, Operations to Marketing.
Charlie Bonomo
 Charlie Bonomo 
Senior Vice President and CIO 
MSC Direct
Charles Bonomo was named MSC Industrial Supply Co.'s Senior Vice President and CIO in August 2011 from Vice President and CIO, a position he held since 2007. From 1999 through 2007, Charles was with Arrow Electronics, Inc., where he held various roles, including Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations from 2006 to 2007, and Vice President and Chief Architect from 2003 through 2006.

Under his leadership, MSC has dramatically increased its use of IT as a tool to create competitive advantage. Charles is leading MSC's transition from legacy technology to state-of-the-art systems in areas such as eCommerce, Customer Managed Inventory, Vendor Managed Inventory, Industrial Vending and Master Data Management. Charles is also responsible for leading and developing MSC's strategic IT Roadmap.

Previously, Charles was the Director of Clinical Technology at Mount Sinai Medical Center from 1996 to 1998, rising to Vice President and Chief Information Officer of NYU Health System in 1998. Prior to 1996, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at J.P. Morgan in the United States and Europe, and at Grumman Aerospace Corp., where he designed and tested software for the F-14D Tomcat aircraft.

Martin Rohde
 Martin Rohde 
VP, B2B eCommerce 
Hewlett Packard
Martin Rohde is responsible for developing and executing HP’s business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce strategy. He works to increase sales via custom online portals by improving functionality and the online customer experience. He collaborates across HP’s business groups and functional areas, including IT, operations, marketing and consumer online sales, to offer customers more choice and flexibility.

Martin joins HP from Arrow Electronics Inc., where he was vice president of eCommerce/eBusiness. At Arrow, Martin managed online sales and transformed Arrow’s web platform into a leading eCommerce engine.  Martin has extensive B2B eCommerce experience and has held a variety of positions in global sales and strategy, operations, and mergers and acquisitions.

Martin holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering from Kalsruhe University in Germany. Martin is located in the San Francisco Bay Area


Marta Dalton
 Marta Dalton 
Head of B2B eCommerce 
Coca-Cola
Marta's background is an eclectic mix of technology and marketing, and she considers herself fluent in translating "techie" to English and vice-versa.  Her background includes a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and an MBA, both from Carnegie Mellon University.  She first landed in the eCommerce world in Tokyo, Japan and spent several years in software product development before coming back to head up the Merchandising & Marketing departments for an Internet Retailer Top 500 company, then moving to WESCO Distribution to build their new eCommerce & Digital Marketing departments including a brand new platform, pricing strategy, digital marketing plan, and product data process.  Following her love of building the digital presence for large B2B organizations she made the jump to ANSYS, a B2B software firm, to head up their initiatives in web and digital and has big plans there for 2015.
Robert Elzner
 Robert Elzner 
VP, eCommerce 
Dell
Rob Elzner is an accomplished eCommerce and marketing operations senior professional with a strong blend of B2B & B2C eCommerce sales, extensive marketing & technology services experience and is used to leading large professional organizations and business development.  He has been part of Dell for the past 15 years holding positions as a highly effective project and program manager with history of leading complex yet successful launches and integrations on time and under budget.  For the past 7 years he has been responsible for web sales on Dell.com, customer pathing and funnel strategies, site merchandizing and web site conversion optimization, and highly involved in digital marketing efforts.  Rob has passion for technology and analytics as it relates to customer shopping and purchase behaviors  
Dale Kendall
 Dale Kendall 
E-Commerce Vice President 
Wesco Distribution Inc
Kwok Cheung
 Kwok Cheung 
Global E-Commerce Trading Strategy Manager 
Kimberly-Clark
Kwok is a change agent in a Fortune 200 CPG company with cross-functional experience (Finance and Marketing/Sales) and has a huge passion for eCommerce/Digital. Currently he is the Global eCommerce Trade Strategy Manager at Kimberly-Clark driving the B2B eCommerce and digital transformation. Prior to that he had various roles at Kimberly-Clark in the Global B2C eCommerce team and Finance organization.. He also believes that diversity and inclusion fuels innovation and drives business results. Outside of his business role, he is a leader of an Asian-American diversity group that focuses on talent recruiting, career development and clearly linking diversity of thought to current global business challenges and innovations.


Kevin Espinosa
 Kevin Espinosa 
Digital Marketing Manager 
Caterpillar
Currently, Kevin is the Digital Marketing Manager responsible for the eBusiness Loyalty Workstream of Caterpillar, that includes Social Media, Mobility, Customer Portal, Metrics/Analytics, and Marketing Automation. He also has been the Social Media Manager responsible for developing the strategy and the execution of it. In addition, he was the eBusiness Platform Manager at Caterpillar responsible for developing and implementing Caterpillar's Digital Marketing Strategy to provide their customers a premium customer experience and give the company a competitive edge.
Mike Brooks
 Mike Brooks 
VP - eBusiness 
Ferguson Enterprises
Steve Grzymkowski
 Steve Grzymkowski 
Global eCommerce Director 
BDI
Direct all research, planning, strategy and development of e-commerce systems, programs and services.  Responsible for growing business’s e-Commerce profile and increasing e-Business market share.
Mark Hammerschick
 Mark Hammerschick 
Senior eCommerce Leader, Digital 
Ricoh
Mark Hammerschick is the Senior Manager of Online and Channel Merchandising Digital Customer Experience at Ricoh Americas Corporation, a Technology Equipment and Services company based in Tokyo, Japan. He oversees the digital merchandising and product content management strategy and execution for the company across the US, Canadian and Latin American markets.  Prior to joining Ricoh USA, he served in a variety of online merchandising and marketing leadership roles at Sears, Staples, Essendant and Follett where he developed and delivered various merchandising, product and marketing promotional programs through digital channels.
Justin King
 Justin King 
B2B eCommerce Advisor 
Commerce Advisory Group
 Bryan Leach 
B2B and Sales Application Manager 
Columbia Sportswear
Bryan Leach is the B2B & Sales Applications Manager for Columbia Sportswear, a leading innovator in the global apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment markets.  He is responsible for establishing Columbia’s global B2B ecommerce strategy and deploying solutions that accelerate sales, increase customer loyalty, and improve the online experience.  Most recently, he spearheaded the successful re-launch of Columbia’s North American site producing substantial revenue growth.  Prior to joining Columbia, Bryan was with Nike, Inc. where he helped oversee the establishment of their retail POS data acquisition and utilization program.   Bryan resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife and son.
Michael Mayer
 Michael Mayer 
Director Of E-Commerce 
Crescent Electric Supply Company
Mike Mayer has spent the past 19 years driving revenue growth through bold management initiatives in the competitive markets of Electrical Wholesale Distribution, Industrial and Scientific Supply, Commercial Insurance, Electric Power, Technology Consulting and Market Research. 
Mike was recruited by $1B Crescent Electric Supply Company, where he is currently the Director of E-Business Strategy & Commerce, to build a B2B e-commerce channel and to start the first-ever B2C channel.  With P&L responsibility, Mike has driven 55% revenue growth for the B2B channel and 387% growth for the B2C channel in four years.  He launched cesco.com, a mobile website, iOS and Android apps, e-procurement and automated email ordering.  He created the first-ever electronic catalog for 250K products, facilitated over fifty strategic partnership integrations and directs digital marketing. 
Prior to Crescent, Mike was chosen to build-out the e-commerce channel for two of $17B Thermo Fisher Scientific's business units.  With P&L responsibility, Mike boosted e-commerce revenue 400% from $20M to $100M in just under five years.  He launched over 100 global B2B e-commerce websites (e.g. coleparmer.com) supporting resellers with custom pricing, localized currency, language and content, rolled out an iOS app, e-procurement, facilitated over forty strategic partnership integrations and managed digital marketing.
Mike has held previous roles as a web application manager, solutions architect, technical lead and IT audit manager at $10B CNA Insurance, $23B Duke Energy, $12B Capgemini Ernst & Young, $1B Whittman-Hart MarchFirst and $1B Information Resources.
Mike graduated with honors in achieving a Masters of Information Science in Internet and Network Services from Indiana University Bloomington, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and served a United States Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C.
Mike lives near Chicago with his wife Amy and their two children.  In the past year, he has traveled to over 100 cities from Fairbanks, AK to Bronx, NY to meet with customers and Crescent employees.


Sean McDonnell
 Sean McDonnell 
Founder 
TruPar.com
Tom Mcelroy
 Tom Mcelroy 
Senior Marketing Vice President 
Hisco Inc
Tom McElroy joined Hisco as Sr. Vice President of Marketing in November, 2014 to accelerate the company’s multi-channel growth strategies, including the launch of the Hisco.com eCommerce website in February, 2015.  Tom has responsibility for all Hisco Marketing functions including market segment strategy, branding, PR, product marketing, pricing, promotions, partner relations, demand generation, eCommerce and business intelligence.

Prior to Hisco, Tom spent 3 years as VP Marketing and eCommerce at GENCO Marketplace, America’s leading wholesaler of Retail Returns and now a division of FedEx.

Tom was previously at Dell for 14 years in business strategy, online, and customer segment marketing leadership roles.   His most recent position was General Manager for the Dell Outlet Americas business, leading Marketing, Online and Sales functions for Dell products sold in the secondary markets.    Before Dell Outlet, Tom was the Regional Director of the Dell Singapore Design Center’s Global Business Management team.  Previous roles included Director of Large Enterprise Strategy, Director of Small & Medium Business Online, Director of Software & Electronics Marketing Operations, and Group Brand Manager.  Tom also completed a Black Belt BPI project to reduce global product complexity.  Before joining Dell, Tom was a Marketing Manager & Financial Analyst for 8 years at LEXIS-NEXIS online information services.

Tom holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross Business School and a BS in Finance from Miami University of Ohio.  He lives in Houston, TX with his wife Melissa and their 2 children.  His interests include exploring fine wine, playing guitar and auto racing.

Justin Racine
 Justin Racine 
Director, Marketing and eCommerce 
Geriatric Medical Supply
Justin Racine oversees all integrated marketing and e-commerce efforts for Geriatric Medical as well as aiding in customer success. Geriatric Medical is a B2B distributor of medical and health supplies to nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living, and durable medical equipment providers. Justin has spent his entire professional career in the health and medical products sector and has extensive experience targeting and segmenting various demographics of customers through analytics and creative digital marketing campaigns in both B2B and B2C markets. Prior to Geriatric Medical, Justin was category manager for Invacare, a Fortune 1000 medical products manufacturer.
Phil Robins
 Phil Robins 
General Manager 
Block & Company
Philip Robins is General Manager at Block and Company, an industry-leading manufacturer and distributor of money handling products serving various B2B industries including banking, gaming and retail.  Prior to Block, Philip was a Marketing Vice President leading customer lifecycle management and commercial marketing at Newark element14, a large B2B distributor of electronic components.  Philip also ran the ecommerce business in North America for Hilti, a direct seller and manufacturer of construction tools directly serving industry trades.  Philip first transitioned from B2C to B2B marketing while at Dell Computers, where he held several marketing roles.  Philip has a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BS from the University of Illinois.
Nathan Schatz
 Nathan Schatz 
Director of eCommerce and Online Marketing 
National Instruments
As Director of B2B eCommerce at Dell, Nathan is responsible for Dell’s North America presence across the B2B landscape.  “Premier” as the site is known allows for businesses, small and large, to purchase thru a unique, authenticated website experience.  Nathan is responsible managing a team of eCommerce professionals that drives on all metrics, including Conversion, Revenue per Visit, Average Order value and the overall online adoption for Dell.com.

With over 15 years of digital and eCommerce background, Nathan brings an extensive Consumer and B2B look at how businesses can not only optimize their platform and grow their business but also what customers are looking for when they are looking to make purchases.


Shalin Shah
 Shalin Shah 
Channel Development Vice President 
Georgia-Pacific LLC
Sonesh Shah
 Sonesh Shah 
Director of Digital 
Bosch
Sonesh Shah is responsible for all digital activities for Bosch Power Tools in North America. His team is responsible for all e-commerce and digital marketing efforts for the organization as well as all product development efforts related to B2B/B2C e-commerce for the Bosch, Skil and Dremel brands. Previously, Sonesh was living in Germany, defining and building the global e-commerce roadmap for Bosch. Prior to that, he spent four years with the Dremel brand, leading their Emerging Markets business in Asia and Latin America. Sonesh has also held roles in corporate finance, strategy and engineering.  Sonesh is passionate about helping brands use digital to bridge the divide between their products and their users.
Sushma Shirish
 Sushma Shirish 
Director & Head of B2B E-Commerce 
HP, Inc.
Sushma Shirish is responsible for strategy, design, adoption and operational execution of HP's B2B eCommerce business. Built over 12 years of extensive B2B experience, Sushma is a leader with deep knowledge and expertise in building global enterprise level revenue generating experiences and solutions that enable sales processes and provide compelling business value to customers. She specializes in implementing integrated enterprise solutions, establishing operational frameworks and driving ongoing accountability and alignment. Sushma holds a MBA from San Jose State University and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Bangalore University. Prior to HP she worked at PwC and Asera (a Silicon Valley startup).
Julianne Stewart
 Julianne Stewart 
E-Commerce Manager 
Hisco Inc
Paul Demery
 Paul Demery 
Managing Editor 
Internet Retailer
Paul Demery is editor of the weekly newsletter B2BecNews and the website B2BeCommerceWorld.com, and managing editor of B2B e-commerce at Vertical Web Media LLC, the publisher of B2BecNews, B2BeCommerceWorld.com, Internet Retailer magazine and other print and online publications covering e-commerce. Prior to Vertical Web Media, he served as editor-in-chief/associate publisher of Electronic Commerce World magazine, which covered business-to-business applications of Internet technology by various types of industries. In earlier work, he covered various industries for other business magazines and newspapers.
Deonn Baker
 Deonn Baker 
E-Commerce Director 
Mohawk Industries
Mike Wilson
 Mike Wilson 
B2B Supervisor 
VF Corporation
When Mike joined Nike’s team at Hurley, he brought 15-years of sales experience with him.  As he began to navigate the landscape of their B2B business, he identified opportunities to streamline processes, integrate data & create a customer-centric platform.  These changes produced measurable efficiencies and monumentally increased sales thru their B2B wholesale e-commerce platform.  In his current role as Action Sport Coalition B2B Supervisor at VF, Mike has brought his expertise to redefine Reef’s B2B approach and develop a digital strategy for the organization focused on integration, automation, revenue generation and increased user adoption.
Over the past 6 years in various B2B roles, Mike has played an integral part in collaborating with B2B partners, and platform developers, to drive the creation of product extensions that contribute directly to achieving sales objectives.  Mike has expertise in connecting pre-season forecasting, merchandising, segmented sales programs & brand story telling within the entire B2B framework.

Nicolle Picray
 Nicolle Picray 
Social Media/Content Manager 
Pella Corporation
As the Social Media and Content Manager for Pella Corporation, Nicolle leads the brand content strategy and social media initiatives across the Pella Windows and Doors business. Nicolle began her career in newspaper advertising and later  moved into social media marketing as the founder and owner of a social media marketing agency focused on helping small businesses leverage social media and connect with customers in a meaningful way.
Stephanie Pike
 Stephanie Pike 
VP, Digital Customer Experience 
Ricoh
Stephanie Pike is the Vice President of Digital Customer Experience at Ricoh Americas Corporation, a Technology Equipment and Services company based in Tokyo, Japan.   She oversees the digital go-to-market strategy and execution for the company across the US, Canadian and Latin American markets, including eCommerce, digital marketing and product management.  Prior to joining Ricoh USA, she was the Vice President, e-Commerce for Office Depot. Stephanie has also served in a variety of online marketing leadership roles at Dell, Sears and Circuit City where she was instrumental at driving both innovation and sustained revenue and margin growth through digital channels. She has more than 10 years of e-Commerce strategy, product, merchandising, marketing and analytics experience.

Felipe Camposano
 Felipe Camposano 
Head of Business Development 
Dimerc

Felipe Camposano heads eCommerce and Corporate Venture at Dimerc, the leading office supply distributor in Chile and Peru, serving over 50 thousands from large to small companies in Latin America.  Prior to Dimerc, Felipe was General Partner at Austral Capital, responsible for all early stage investments and setting up the Colombian office. At Austral, Felipe lead 14 technology investments in Latin America, mostly focused in the B2B service industry, co-investing with Sequoia, Madrona, Motorola Ventures, among others international investors. He has also serve as technology advisor to the Chilean undersecretary of Economy and CORFO, the Chilean technology development agency. Felipe is member of the Kauffman Fellows Society.

 DeAnna Starn 
PR/Social Media Leader – Building Materials Group 
Owens Corning
Kirk Talmontas
 Kirk Talmontas 
VP, eCommerce 
Fastenal
Kirk Talmontas is Vice President of eCommerce for Fastenal Company, accountable for the process, drivers, and success around e-business. Kirk has been with Fastenal since 2003, spending a decade in Chicago as a District Sales Manager responsible for the sales, finance, and personnel development of Fastenal’s stores. At the beginning of 2014, Kirk moved into his current role bringing the voice of the customer to the forefront of decision making within e-business.

Kirk has a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Governors State University.


 Mike Strama 
Director, eCommerce 
Magid
Michael Strama is an accomplished and highly skilled E-commerce Director with more than 15 years of experience in the fields of marketing and technology. He currently leads Magid Safety’s E-commerce department, a position he has held for the last nine years. While at Magid, he led their replatforming effort, expanded the number of channels Magid sells through and modernized their online marketing efforts. Magid Safety is the nation’s largest single source provider of personal protective equipment with well over 100,000 items in stock.
Rob Green
 Rob Green 
Director, Sales and Marketing 
Amazon Business
Rob Green is the Director & GM of Amazon Business’ go-to-market team. He leads Marketing, Sales, Selection Expansion and Account Management across a diverse portfolio of B2B merchants. Rob recently joined the Amazon Business team after leading the Amazon Marketplace North American Sales organization from 2013-2015. Prior to Amazon, Rob spent more than 20 years at Oracle in development, consulting, and training leadership roles. From 2010 to 2013 he led Oracle's global customer education business, which served more than 500,000 students annually in 120 countries worldwide. He has more than 20 years' experience in technology development, implementation, and services.
Jay Dettling
 Jay Dettling 
Managing Director, Accenture Digital North American Lead for Digital Platfo 
Accenture
Jay Dettling is a Managing Director with Accenture Digital where he leads the North American Digital Platform Delivery team across content, ecommerce and digital marketing platforms. Jay also serves as President of Acquity Group, a US-based digital agency acquired in 2013 by Accenture Interactive. Jay has over twenty-two years of experience working with clients to harness the power of digital and its transformative capabilities.

Bob Barr
 Bob Barr 
Managing Director 
Accenture
As Managing Director, Bob leads the firm’s Global B2B Commerce Practice. The practice works with large global enterprises as they seek differentiation, value creation and sustained growth through end-to-end digital transformation. Bob has led delivery organizations, as large as 400+ professionals, delivering digital transformation and operations projects and programs. Prior to joining Accenture, Bob served in a variety of marketing, technology, eBusiness and general management roles in both the private and public sectors rising from computer programmer to Chief Marketing Officer over a 30+ year career.
Rence Winetrout
 Rence Winetrout 
CMO and Chief Digital Officer 
AAXIS Commerce
Rence leads AAXIS’ Strategic Consulting & Digital Marketing practices, with the primary focus of helping B2B and B2C organizations achieve growth and profitability. Prior to joining AAXIS, Rence served as the global head of commerce and digital marketing at TaylorMade - Adidas for B2C and B2B, the global SVP of Marketing at Altec Lansing, the co-founder at Betabrand.com, and the former Chief Webmaster at Apple. For nearly 20 years, Rence has excelled at helping companies, from both the client-side and consulting-side, achieve outstanding results from their digital commerce businesses.
Suchit Bachalli
 Suchit Bachalli 
President 
Unilog Content Solutions
Suchit Bachalli is the President of Unilog, a global technology company which specializes in e-commerce and enriched product catalogs for the B2B marketplace. He brings over 15 years of technology sales and management experience with a particular focus on wholesale distribution, retail and online commerce. Unilog’s flagship product, CIMM2, is a fully integrated e-commerce software designed to fit the unique requirements of the B2B space. In 2015, he was recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree by the Philadelphia Business Journal, an award recognizing the region's most accomplished, young business leaders.
Aamir Burki
 Aamir Burki 
Digital Strategy Practice Lead 
Codifyd
Aamir is responsible for developing enterprise-wide digital, content, and e-commerce strategies for Codifyd’s B2B clients. His understanding of the relationship among e-commerce conversion, technology, product information, and enterprise search makes Burki a results-driven leader who has solved some of the most pressing issues B2B suppliers and distributors face today.
Chris Putnam
 Chris Putnam 
B2B Solution Architect - Selling and Fulfillment 
IBM
Chris Putnam has spent 19 years helping customers solve business problems by using e-commerce. He is a B2B Subject Matter Expert on IBM's North America Commerce team.
Dwayne Doshier
 Dwayne Doshier 
Director, Customer Growth Services 
Insite Software
In a role spanning strategy and tactical enablement, Dwayne leads B2B brands in the creation of practical eCommerce strategies and delivery of high growth, revenue generation programs primarily for customers using Insite Software products. He leads the development of eCommerce and digital marketing strategies, roadmaps, business cases, and ongoing operations of eCommerce and digital marketing programs well matched to the digital maturity of B2B manufacturers and distributors. Dwayne’s practitioner viewpoint for B2B eCommerce success was built from nearly 20 years in digital at leading agencies such as Acquity Group and Accenture Interactive.
Mark Johnson
 Mark Johnson 
Chief Executive Officer 
Four51
CEO and Director, co-founded and joined the Company in November 1999. Johnson is responsible all strategic financing, business results, overall strategy, and business planning at Four51. Mr. Johnson also works directly with the Technology Team at Four51 to identify and plan all new Platform strategy. Previously, Mr. Johnson was president of Comdisco Network Services, a subsidiary of Comdisco Inc. Prior to Four51, Mr. Johnson founded two other successful technology start-ups. In 1990 he founded NetforceMTI Group, that he grew from scratch to over 150 employees and which was sold in 1995. Mark then assumed leadership of the Network Services Division at Comdisco including over 400 direct reports. This Division experienced 3X growth during his tenure. He then co-founded On Hand Network in 1997, which was Venture funded and rolled out to 13 US Cities in 24 months. He held a variety of positions in the financial services industry prior to starting his first company. Johnson attended St. Olaf College and graduated with a B.A. in Economics.
Matt Ruud
 Matt Ruud 
Director, Organic Search 
Perficient
Matt is a senior online marketing leader with 10 years of experience in the online marketing, real estate consulting, and retail industries. He delivers business results in search engine optimization, remarketing/retargeting, analytics, and measurement, email marketing, paid search and display advertising, and social media. Matt has presented at numerous conferences and events, in and out of the digital marketing world, such as SMX Advanced, MIMA, and the Forward Technology Festival.
Jill Steinhour
 Jill Steinhour 
Director, High Tech Industry Strategy 
Adobe
Jill Steinhour is a Marketing Executive with 20 years of strategic business planning, marketing analytics, product management and delivery experience in the High-Tech, Bio-Tech, and Manufacturing industries. Jill joined Adobe Systems in June 2011 as Director of High-Tech Strategy. In this capacity, she leads strategic engagements with Adobe’s top tier clients in support of their efforts to develop B2C & B2B digital marketing strategies, which employ industry best practices and leverage interactive marketing technologies. Jill is also a contributor to Adobe thought leadership forums and frequent speaker at digital marketing conferences and High-Tech & Telco Industry events. Prior to joining Adobe Systems, Jill held leadership positions at HP, Agilent and IBM. She has expertise in market research & sizing, customer insights and predictive model development and business performance management strategies for consumer and commercial markets. During her tenure at HP, Jill directed efforts to integrate and extract intelligence from large and diverse data stores to deliver HP’s first comprehensive data repositories that supported the development of addressable market & consumer predictive models.
J Schwan
 J Schwan 
Founder and CEO 
Solstice Mobile
J's mission is to transform the way the world does business through the application of human-centered-design and experiential technologies. J is the CEO and Founder of Solstice, one of the country’s largest customer experience development agencies. J was recently inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, was a 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, was named one of Chicago's Tech Week 100 and has had recent work inducted into the Computerworld Hall of Fame. He currently lives in Glen Ellyn, IL with his wife and 4 children.
Jeff Hunt
 Jeff Hunt 
Founder and CEO 
Snap36
An online marketing veteran, Jeff Hunt spent ten years at Adobe-Scene7 energizing his passion in rich media, merchandising and user experience. After opening Scene7 offices in Chicago, London, Paris and Hamburg, Jeff listened to his clients and recognized an unmet demand for spin photography. Inspired to offer a more visually interactive online experience, Jeff founded Snap36 to deliver turnkey photography services and provide the equipment, technology and expertise needed to implement 360° & 3D spin photography.
T.J. Prebil
 T.J. Prebil 
Product Marketing Manager 
Evergage
T.J. is responsible for product marketing at Evergage, a leading provider of real-time personalization solutions. An advocate of using personalization to help B2B and B2C companies drive marketing and sales objectives, he collaborates with internal and external stakeholders on product and competitive positioning, messaging, content development, and sales enablement. Prior to Evergage, T.J. oversaw marketing for Netop’s remote access product line, was an early employee at two technology startups, and worked as a business analyst at both Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and A.T. Kearney.
Paul Wlodarczyk
 Paul Wlodarczyk 
VP & Practice Leader 
Earley Information Science
Paul Wlodarczyk leads technology selection and strategy engagements for Earley Information Science. Technology selection projects focus on enterprise content management, search, user experience, and taxonomy management software. Strategy projects focus on business process improvement, metadata management, and knowledge management, with an emphasis on roadmap planning, ROI analysis, and quick win strategies.
Paul helps clients compete by improving their content lifecycles - business processes and workflows that span content collaboration, management, localization, publishing, and search. Paul brings over 30 years’ experience in business management, advisory,  technology, operations, and software development, with expertise in the areas of enterprise content management, knowledge management, collaboration and workflow, technical publishing, user experience, learning technologies, and knowledge worker productivity.

Prior to joining Earley Information Science, Paul served as CEO for Jorsek Software, publishers of the easyDITA component content management suite, and managed the business analytics practice at Northpoint Advisors, a marketing strategy consultancy. Earlier in his career, Paul established and led enterprise content management consultancies for JustSystems (a leading technology provider of XML technologies), Blast Radius (a full-service digital agency specializing in social commerce design, production, and managed services), and Xerox Global Services.
Paul serves organizations in high tech, process manufacturing, life sciences, aerospace, retail, energy, capital equipment, and travel industries. Paul is a sought-after speaker and contributing writer for industry organizations including AIIM, CIDM, DaraTech, DocTrain, Gartner, Gilbane, LavaCon, Linked Data, ebiz, Intelligent Content, KM World, LISA, MESA, STC, and TechLearn, Paul earned an MBA in strategy and finance from the William E. Simon School of Business, and holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester.

Adrien Nussenbaum
 Adrien Nussenbaum 
Co-Founder and CEO 
Mirakl
Graduated from HEC Paris, Adrien Nussenbaum started his career with PARIBAS Investissement in Hong-Kong. He then went on to co-found ALL INSTANT, an instant messaging solution that was later sold in 2003, and then joined DELOITTE, as part of the re-structuring team. He then co-founded Splitgame, a marketplace dedicated to video games. When Splitgames was acquired by Fnac.com in 2008, he supervised the creation of Fnac’s MarketPlace, following which he took charge of the management of the MarketPlace from 2008 to 2012. At the beginning of 2012, he left FNAC to co-found MIRAKL•       
Carin Van Vuuren
 Carin Van Vuuren 
Chief Marketing Officer 
Usablenet
Carin is Chief Marketing Officer at Usablenet, a global mobile technology company working with major retail, travel and B2B brands. Carin is an experienced marketing executive and brand builder. She’s consulted with brands such as UPS and Johnson & Johnson on their brand strategy, and advised brands like Marks & Spencer, Ritz Carlton and Chanel on mobile strategy and user experience. Carin is based in New York.
Keith Dezern
 Keith Dezern 
Client Partner, Manufacturing 
Siteworx
As a Siteworx Client Partner overseeing the Manufacturing practice, Keith provides strategic leadership and executive oversight of accounts to ensure Siteworx remains aligned with manufacturing clients’ business goals. He brings more than 20 years of experience in business development, technical leadership, product management, global business operations and new market expansion. Before joining Siteworx in March 2012, Keith served as the owner of a technology strategy and consulting firm that assisted companies seeking to leverage the migration of online content, applications and services to next generation web and mobile platforms. Prior to that Keith spent over 10 years with AOL leading global product development teams covering AOL Client, AIM, AOL web properties and proprietary CMS platforms.
Chris Rooney
 Chris Rooney 
President and Founder 
Digital Bridge Solutions
Chris Rooney is the President and Founder of Digital Bridge Solutions, a full-service digital development agency creating online content and commerce experiences for mid-sized enterprises. His 15+ years of consulting experience working at the intersection of strategy, technology, and marketing give him a road-tested perspective on driving business results in the digital channel. He has partnered with brands like Radio Flyer, Burton Snowboards, Kohl Children's Museum, and Eileen Fisher to build compelling direct-sales websites that elegantly balance brand experience with commerce enablement. Prior to forming Digital Bridge Solutions, Rooney was a Director with Acquity Group (now Accenture Digital), where he worked in the core consulting business in both delivery and business development roles, and helped the organization shape and grow its Software-As-A-Service eCommerce offering. Chris is a native Chicagoan and a graduate of Northwestern University, where he holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He earned a football scholarship with the 1995 Big Ten Champion Northwestern Football team and played in the 1996 Rose Bowl. He serves as a mentor for Northwestern University’s football alumni mentor program and the Chicago Park District Garfield Park boxing program, and teaches flying trapeze at the Trapeze School New York in Chicago.
John Fisher
 John Fisher 
Global Head of Industry Marketing 
SAP Hybris
John Fisher is Global Head of Industry Marketing at SAP Hybris. John oversees global marketing and thought leadership, helping prospective customers make informed resource allocation decisions for their digital transformation journey.  Before joining SAP/hybris John was VP of Ecommerce and Digital Marketing at Aramark, a $14B food services company. John has over 20 years of digital experience in B2C and B2B ecommerce, digital marketing, salesforce automation, CRM and online lead generation.
Joe Fuster
 Joe Fuster 
Vice President and Global Head, Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud 
Oracle
Joe Fuster is Global Head CX at Oracle, reporting directly to Shawn Price.  As the leader of the Oracle CX Go-to-Market, Joe is responsible for driving the growth of Oracle Cloud’s Customer Experience cloud portfolio of integrated applications across marketing, sales and service.

Joe is a proven leader in building and transforming cloud companies on a global basis. His 25+ years of experience include senior leadership roles at SAP, Salesforce and Siebel.  Prior to joining Oracle, Joe was SVP Cloud Customer Engagement & Commerce at SAP.

He speaks at various industry events on digital transformation and growth strategies, end-to-end cloud transformation, and Customer Experience.



Joe’s intense focus on customer outcomes has brought him notoriety for key business transformations in manufacturing, financial services, consumer packaged goods, and life science industries.

Greg Schmitzer
 Greg Schmitzer 
President 
MadMobile
Greg is President and co-founder of Mad Mobile, a leading mobile technology provider to more than 90 major retailers and B2B companies including Sysco foods, AutoNation, MLB, Aeropostale, Payless, and Talbots. At Mad Mobile, Greg has worked closely with Sysco foods the last two years to help transform their $44 billion B2B business to mobile. A mobile industry veteran, Greg has been involved with major mobile initiatives since the early days of text messaging for companies such as AT&T, Target, and Orange UK.
Ranga Bodla
 Ranga Bodla 
Wholesale Distribution Industry Lead 
Netsuite
Ranga Bodla is the Wholesale Distribution Industry Lead with a focus on wholesale distribution. Ranga has over 20 years of combined product management and marketing experience in the software technology industry. As the Industry Lead for Wholesale Distribution, Bodla is responsible for driving the overall strategy for NetSuite's success in the Wholesale Distribution Industry including aligning product direction and strategy with sales, account management, professional services, support and value added partners. Prior to joining NetSuite, Ranga led a global team focused on the successful go-to-market of SAP’s Governance Risk and Compliance Solutions. Prior to his role at SAP, Ranga led Product Management and Marketing at Pilot Software (acquired by SAP). Ranga received a BS in Engineering from Trinity University in San Antonio.


Sanjay Mehta
 Sanjay Mehta 
Ecommerce Solution Consultant 
Netsuite
In his current role at NetSuite, Sanjay Mehta is a Ecommerce Solution Consultant.  Over the past decade he has worked with over a significant percentage of the Internet Retailer 500 in multiple roles from engineering, delivery to solutions consulting for several ecommerce platform vendors including ATG, hybis and Endeca. 
Keith Klade
 Keith Klade 
VP, eCommerce 
Layer One Media
Senior Technology professional with 27 years of B2B manufacturing and distribution experience, has led Internet-based initiatives focused on Sales and Marketing since the mid-1990s. This includes strategy and execution expertise in e-commerce, digital marketing, CRM, ERP, single sign-on, information management and cloud technologies.
Ryan Moor
 Ryan Moor 
Founder and CEO 
Ryonet
One day after school, in the spring of 1999, Ryan Moor, CEO and founder of Ryonet, screen printed his first shirt to help promote his band. At the time Ryan didn't imagine that screen printing punk rock t-shirts would lead down a path that would create amazing opportunity, supply knowledge, provide jobs and start businesses.  Today, within the screen printing industry Ryonet is considered a leading innovator in the product they offer and their marketing activities.  Ryonet has been honored to make the Inc. 500/5000 lists as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the US, as well as the Internet Retailer’s Top 1000 list of largest ecommerce site in the US.  Ryan’s positive attitude and contagious enthusiasm continues to drive everyone at Ryonet to bigger and better things.
Dave Ullman
 Dave Ullman 
Director of Ecommerce 
Lindemann Chimney
As Director of Ecommerce for Lindemann Chimney, Dave Ullman is responsible for the marketing and management of their online activities. As an ecommerce pioneer, Dave’s experience in the online world is extensive, including Search Marketing Manager at TicketsNow.com, which was acquired by Ticketmaster, where his online marketing initiatives helped grow the company from $25 million to over $300 million in less than 3 years and Director of Ecommerce for Windy City Novelties, managing paid search campaigns, comparison shopping engine, affiliate program, landing page optimization, A/B testing and email marketing and social media initiatives.
Albert Woo
 Albert Woo 
Managing Director, US and APAC 
Intershop
Stephanie Allen
 Stephanie Allen 
Director, Project Management 
ecentricarts Inc.
Stephanie Allen is Director of Project Management at ecentricarts. With 17 years of experience servicing clients in the B2B sector, Stephanie has managed multi-channel CRM programs and digital eCommerce marketing programs for mobile, social media, web, and email applications. Results-driven and passionate about the customer experience, she ensures every engagement focuses on meaningful data such as customer feedback, ROI, and KPIs. Stephanie has helped clients such as Curbell Plastics, Shred-it, Kraft Foods, and Home Depot achieve their business goals in the digital space.
Rob Stowell
 Rob Stowell 
Client Partner 
Codifyd
Rob is responsible for development and implementation of enterprise-wide product information management strategies at Codifyd's Fortune 500 B2B clients. His understanding of the evolution of modern distribution and focus on innovative streamlining of supplier/distributor relationships makes Stowell a pragmatic change agent who drives results for his clients and for the B2B market. Rob has 20 years of experience with product information management technologies and processes, and has led dozens of successful projects at Codifyd.
Jason Pappas
 Jason Pappas 
Director, Digital Business 
Eaton
Mr. Pappas has a rich customer facing history spanning 16 years.  During this time he has served in cross functional roles including IT, Sales, and Marketing transforming front end customer facing processes across Eaton's diverse businesses.

Now in his role as Director, Digital Business he overseas Eaton's digital transformation re-imagining the digital customer experience across the enterprise.
Jared Johnson
 Jared Johnson 
Sr. Digital Strategist 
Solstice Mobile
Jared Johnson is a Sr. Digital Strategist at Solstice Mobile. Over the last five years, Jared has been focused on helping the world's biggest brands connect with their customers and employees through mobile app initiatives. At Solstice, Jared is passionate about helping clients embrace emerging technologies to achieve their business goals, and delivering never-been-done-before digital experiences. Joining Solstice with a background in mobile software consulting and delivery, Jared thrives on ideating digital experiences that people love, all while helping brands' bottom line.

Early-confirmed speakers:

Charles Sherman
 Charles Sherman 
Senior Evangelist - Media and Advertising 
Adobe
Charles Sherman is Adobe's Sr. Evangelist for Media and Advertising. Charles joined Adobe in 2012 through their acquisition of Efficient Frontier, where he was Senior Sales Engineer. His prior experience includes senior positions at Kenshoo, Yodle, and 24/7 Real Media. As Marketing Cloud Evangelist, Charles works to drive product and industry knowledge deep into organizations. Charles speaks frequently about the intersection between media, technology, and advertising.