Vinai Kopp is a Technical Director and Partner at Hyvä Themes, where he focuses on enhancing developer experience, tooling, and education. With a remarkable career in the Magento ecosystem, Vinai has trained Magento developers for over a decade as an official Magento U program trainer. He has also worked at Magento during the eBay era and served as a member of the official Magento certification board. Vinai is an instructor at Mage2.TV, an online Magento training platform. Alongside his technical pursuits, Vinai is a family-oriented individual who enjoys spending time outdoors, whether it's running or walking his dog. His journey includes roles such as President at the Mage-OS Association, where he collaborates to strengthen the Magento community. Through his diverse experiences and contributions, Vinai remains dedicated to both technical excellence and a fulfilling personal life.
Product Manager & 4x Magento Master
Miguel Balparda, an accomplished Product Manager, is currently driving innovation at FedEx Office, where he leads corporate printing solutions with a powerful network. With extensive experience, he's fueled platform revolutions at McFadyen Digital and empowered brand growth at Corra. Miguel's 6+ years at Nexcess showcased his prowess in Magento/Adobe Commerce Cloud and cloud architecture. His educational foundation and certifications, including Magento Certified Solution Specialist, underscore his expertise. Miguel's dynamic career reflects a relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation.
Director, Mid-Market, PayPal India
Navin Mistry is a dynamic entrepreneur and business leader known for his extensive contributions to the e-commerce and cross-border trade sectors. With a background encompassing companies like Baazee, eBay, and PayPal, Navin has a proven track record in launching and growing businesses. As the Co-Founder of goGlocal, he continues to foster cross-border trade opportunities, while his past roles include being the Director of Growth for PayPal India and a leadership member at eBay India. Navin's expertise spans P&L management, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, team leadership, and a deep understanding of the e-commerce landscape. His visionary approach and commitment to business outcomes make him a key figure in the industry.
Head of Engineering, PayPal India Domestic
Sathish Vaidyanathan is a seasoned leader with over 24 years of experience in software research and development, specializing in building large-scale systems and secure platforms. As the Senior Director of Software Development at PayPal, he leads the Payments Expansion Engineering Team, focusing on PayPal's growth in emerging markets and the development of payments tokenization capabilities. Sathish is a passionate advocate for customer-centric innovation, diversity and inclusion, and ecosystem building. He played a pivotal role in launching PayPal in India and has a track record of fostering organizational growth, innovation, and employee engagement. His expertise spans areas such as business strategy, product development, engineering management, and technical architecture, and he possesses strong communication and relationship-building skills. Sathish's leadership extends to mentoring, public speaking, and fostering social responsibility, making him a respected figure in both the industry and academic circles.
Technical Mobile Solutions Consultant
Saurabh Rajpal is a dynamic tech leader with extensive experience spanning over a decade in various technical and managerial roles. Currently serving as an APAC Tech Lead and Staff Customer and Partner Solutions Engineer at Google, he excels in people, project, and program management, as well as technical sales, product consulting, and full-stack software development. Saurabh's expertise encompasses a range of specialized areas, including scaling product adoption, developing advanced web apps, consulting on modern web formats, building full-stack applications, and designing scalable back-end systems on cloud platforms like AWS and GCP. With a background in both development and leadership, he specializes in bridging the gap between technology and business needs. Notably, he has played an integral role in improving the quality and diversity of web experiences, making the web a compelling platform for users, creators, and businesses. As a seasoned tech speaker and content writer, Saurabh is known for sharing his expertise in web, cloud, application development, and business case studies. His journey has taken him through roles at notable companies including Google, Expedia, Cisco, and more, where he's demonstrated his ability to lead, innovate, and drive successful outcomes. Saurabh's passion for technology, people, and solutions makes him a valued leader in the tech industry.
Magento Evangelist, Adobe
Ben Marks is a seasoned leader in the e-commerce industry with over two decades of experience. As the Director of Global Market Development at Shopware, he is driving the expansion of open source commerce on a global scale. With a strong foundation in Magento, Ben's contributions as a Magento Evangelist at Adobe and Magento have been instrumental in fostering community engagement and promoting the platform's growth worldwide. His role as a founding board member of the Magento Association reflects his commitment to diversity and collaboration within the $5 billion Magento ecosystem. Ben's extensive training and development expertise, including roles at Blue Acorn, showcase his dedication to nurturing innovation and knowledge sharing. With a background in web design and psychology, Ben Marks is a multifaceted professional who has left an indelible mark on the e-commerce landscape through his strategic insights and community-driven approach.
Partner Sales Manager, SEA & India at Adobe
Cheliyan Pancras is an accomplished professional with over a decade of experience in the Digital Customer Experience landscape. As the Director of Commercial Partnerships at Adyen, he drives sales and technical teams to deliver enterprise customer experience solutions to international brands, fostering growth and innovation. Cheliyan's journey includes strategic roles at renowned companies such as Adobe, where he contributed significantly as a Partner Sales Manager in the SEA & India region, and Magento, prior to its acquisition by Adobe. His expertise extends to senior roles at Brightcove and Oracle, showcasing his versatility in managing global accounts and readiness. Cheliyan's career started with roles at Eloqua, culminating in being an Eloqua Master. With a background in Computer Science and a passion for modern languages, Cheliyan Pancras exemplifies a dedicated professional with a robust track record of driving success in the digital realm.
Founder and CEO of ServerGuy
Arun Bansal is the Founder and CEO of Breeze.io, a role he has held since January 2018. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with a diverse portfolio of ventures. Arun is also a Partner at Zeno Wealth, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, since April 2023. He has been at the helm of ServerGuy, a Managed Magento & WordPress Hosting Platform, since September 2009. Arun is also the Founder & CEO of MantraCloud, a provider of High-Performance Dedicated & Cloud Servers, Public & Private Cloud Solutions, since 2015. In addition, he co-founded LeapEd Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a service provider to educational and training institutions, and Kroomsa.com, a venture that operated from December 2007 to June 2009. Arun's educational background includes a BBS in Finance from Shaheed Sukhdev College Of Business Studies. His dynamic leadership has driven the success of multiple ventures across different regions and industries.
Country Head at Krish Technolabs
Marsha Naidoo is the Chief Ecommerce Evangelist at Above The Fray Design, Inc., based remotely. With a focus on Magento advocacy, community growth, and channel engagement, Marsha is an international speaker and the host of the largest Magento community event in the US. Marsha has demonstrated expertise in global brand recognition, partner and client relations, community engagement, event management, and team leadership. Her experience includes roles at Krish TechnoLabs, MageMojo, Nexcess, and more. She is skilled in driving community development, increasing sponsorship and profitability of events, and promoting diversity and inclusion in the tech community. Marsha's multifaceted skills and leadership make her a driving force in fostering community connections and business relationships.
CEO at TechDivision GmbH
Stefan Willkommer is a seasoned professional known for his expertise in digital commerce and omnichannel strategies. As the Co-Founder and CEO of TechDivision GmbH, he has been at the forefront of delivering exceptional digital commerce experiences to B2X companies for over 15 years. Stefan's leadership and advocacy for open source solutions have helped numerous national and international brands succeed in their eCommerce and omnichannel endeavors. He is also a respected speaker at international conferences, addressing topics related to digitization in commerce and transformative strategies for the new work environment. In addition to his role at TechDivision, Stefan serves as a part-time lecturer for Digital Sales at the Faculty of Business Informatics at TH Rosenheim. With a rich history in software development and a passion for empowering businesses, Stefan Willkommer stands as a notable figure in the world of digital commerce.
Sr. Software Engineer, Adobe
Sergii Ivashchenko is a seasoned Technical Lead at Adobe Commerce, based in Ireland. With a diverse background spanning over 4 years at Adobe, he has demonstrated proficiency in various roles including Technical Lead and Software Engineer. Sergii is a key player in driving the development and improvement of tools for developers and solution architects, aimed at simplifying evaluation and development related to Adobe Commerce upgrades. His roles have encompassed coordinating internal and outsourcing teams, leading open-source community projects, and managing complex projects from inception to release. Sergii's skills extend to software architecture, automation, testing, and agile methodologies. He holds a Master's degree in Financial Controlling from Kyiv National Economics University and boasts a range of certifications, including being a Magento Certified Developer.
E-commerce Practice lead, Accenture
Sailatha Karthikeyan is a dynamic leader with an extensive background in driving digital transformation and architecting innovative solutions. As the Managing Director of Accenture Song, she spearheads digital transformation solutions across growth markets, playing a pivotal role as a chief architect in digital transformation projects. Sailatha has exhibited her prowess as an Enterprise Architect, digital commerce strategist, and customer experience advocate throughout her career. Her diverse expertise spans from leading digital commerce practices at renowned companies like IBM Interactive to heading technology and engineering departments, enabling the successful execution of digital transformations, e-commerce, marketing, content, and experience initiatives. A prolific author and speaker, Sailatha has published technical articles, patented multiple e-commerce and marketing innovations, and actively participates in technical conferences. Her deep understanding of various technologies, frameworks, and strategies positions her as a leader and innovator in the fields of digital commerce and enterprise architecture.
Ravi Trivedi is a visionary leader and Managing Director, Digital Agriculture at The/Nudge Institute, where he spearheads the transformation of agriculture for smallholder farmers. With a commitment to increasing farmer income and fostering resilient livelihoods, he identifies and scales impactful solutions while developing a thriving digital agriculture ecosystem. Collaborating with governments and partners, Ravi focuses on capital, technology, data, policy, and talent to drive positive change in the agriculture sector. Prior to this role, he served as an Indian Administrative Fellow in Agriculture with the Govt of Karnataka, working on AI and technology innovations for sustainable agriculture. Ravi's dynamic career includes founding PushEngage.com, a global web push notification platform, and being a Principal at Southeast Interactive Technology Funds. He has also made angel investments, led exits, and contributed as an Equity Analyst at Bank of America and a Software Engineer at Hewlett Packard. His dedication extends to mentoring startups and NGOs, holding an MBA from Duke University, an MS in computer science from IISc Bangalore, co-authoring a book on Web Service Security, and even holding a patent. Ravi's multifaceted expertise and commitment to positive impact continue to shape the agricultural and entrepreneurial landscape.
Christopher Daniel is a versatile Technical Consultant at Adobe with a passion for full stack web development and backend programming. With over 2 years of experience at Adobe, he excels in technologies like Node.js, TypeScript, Kubernetes, and Magento 2. He's garnered endorsements in various fields including React.js, GraphQL, Algorithms, Machine Learning, Data Structures, PHP, Python, MySQL, CSS, Java, C, Rust, and more. Christopher's expertise extends to full-stack development, web services, and he holds certifications in Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine, Algorithms Specialization, and Machine Learning from Coursera. He also possesses a strong educational foundation, having completed a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Information Technology from RMK Engineering College.
CEO and Founder, ScientiaMobile
Krishna Guda is a seasoned entrepreneur and the Co-Founder & CEO of ScientiaMobile, with over 20 years of experience in driving the development and sales of innovative mobile, web, and software products. Having founded ScientiaMobile in 2011 with limited capital, Krishna's strategic leadership has propelled the company to the forefront of mobile device intelligence solutions. Under his guidance, ScientiaMobile has launched a diverse range of products, from solutions for web developers to enterprise-grade mobile web, image optimization, and device analytics solutions. Prior to this venture, Krishna held leadership roles in companies like FusionOne, BridgePort Networks, Openwave, and Oracle, leveraging his expertise in business development, engineering, and product management. He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, a Master's degree from Johns Hopkins University, and an Engineering degree from India.
Business Solutions Architect at Adobe
Vikrant Shukla is a seasoned professional with 15 years of expertise in executing eCommerce projects for Fortune companies worldwide, leveraging Adobe Commerce and the Magento OpenSource platform. He holds certifications including CSPO® (Certified Scrum Product Owner), SAFe® Certified Architect, and AWS Certified. Currently serving as a Cloud Solution Architect at Adobe Commerce, he manages the JAPAC region, providing pre-sales technical discovery, planning, and solutions for Adobe Experience Cloud, especially Adobe Commerce. Vikrant's prior ownership of an eCommerce company, acquired within three years of its founding, equips him to deliver tailored solutions to his clients. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and dogs.
Magento Masters, Founder & trainer at Yireo
Jisse Reitsma is a prominent figure in the developer community, recognized for his extensive involvement with Yireo. As a Trainer of Developers since 2009, he conducts technical trainings in areas such as Magento 2, Shopware 6, ReactJS, and more. His contributions extend to architectural consulting, open-source development, speaking at events, performance audits, and Magento extensions. Jisse's influence also shines through his leadership roles, including being a board member of the Extension Developer Network, where he focuses on Magento 2 coding standards and compatibility. With a background in IT and a history of pioneering ventures, Jisse embodies the spirit of innovation and education in the tech world.
SMB Business Practice, Marketer, Brand Strategist
Vedanarayanan Vedantham is a dynamic Marketing Leader at Microsoft, boasting a rich professional history with stints at Razorpay and HealthifyMe. His expertise extends across diverse domains, including Fintech, Health-Tech, Ed-Tech, and online travel, where he has played pivotal roles in building and nurturing digital products and brands. With a global outlook, Vedanarayanan combines his experiences in Digital Marketing, Brand Consulting, Product Management, and Business Development. He leverages his knowledge to consult with early-stage startups, both directly and through esteemed incubators, guiding them in branding, digital marketing, and assessing product-market fit. He's recognized as a visiting faculty member at prestigious business schools such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, NUS Singapore, University of Wellington, and more, where he imparts knowledge on digital marketing, mobile marketing, influencer marketing, services marketing, and product marketing. With a wealth of international speaking engagements, including events like Arab eCommerce Summit, eTail Asia, and various innovation and marketing summits, Vedanarayanan's influence spans continents. He's an INSEAD Singapore CMO Academy graduate, an advisory board member of India's CMO Council, and an alumnus of SPJIMR, Mumbai, one of India's top business schools."
Founder & CEO | MageHost
Sahil Chugh is an accomplished entrepreneur with a track record of more than 13 years, driven by a passion for creating technologies that streamline IT operations for businesses. He is the Founder and CEO of WebScoot.io, a pioneering force in Managed eCommerce hosting. WebScoot.io leads in performance, scalability, innovation, and security, addressing the diverse needs of eCommerce store owners and providing a comprehensive infrastructure solution. Sahil also co-founded ServerGuy.com and played a pivotal role in its growth from a team of 2 to a team of 40 individuals. Sahil's expertise lies in an array of specialties including website acceleration, DevOps, high-availability scalable servers, Magento, security, growth hacking, and web-infrastructure consulting. With a history of success, Sahil Chugh continues to leave a remarkable impact on the tech and hosting industry.
Pradip Shah is the Founder of luroConnect, a Managed Hosting Service specializing in performance, scale, and security for eCommerce platforms such as Magento, hybris, vue-storefront, and WordPress. With over 37 years of experience in software, technology, and business, Pradip brings a unique perspective to his role. He is an out-of-the-box thinker known for delivering unique value through his expertise. Beyond luroConnect, Pradip has held the position of CEO at Rrap Software, an open source and embedded technology company, where he has driven technology direction and developed expertise in eCommerce solutions. He also served as the CEO at F-ONE Software and worked as a Consultant for GUI at Synopsys Inc. Pradip's educational background includes an M.S. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a B.E. in EE from the University of Mumbai. His extensive experience and leadership have left a mark on the technology and business landscape.
eCommerce Consultant - Pragmatic Consultancy
Vatsal Shah is a Business Coach and Speaker at Pragmatic Consultancy, leveraging over 14 years of experience to provide transformation and growth strategies to IT and digital organizations. He excels in enhancing brand positioning, revenue, and profitability. Founding Pragmatic Consultancy in 2008 and co-founding three startups, Vatsal has guided 85 IT, Digital Agencies, eCommerce, and Retail transformations as a business coach, training over 15,000 individuals and 225 CEOs across India, China, UK, Africa, Ireland, and the USA. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors at Magento Association and contributes to global events, such as Meet Magento and WordCamp. Vatsal's role as CEO and Business Coach at Pragmatic Consultancy involves providing strategic advisory, coaching, growth management, marketing, and sales consulting to CEOs and middle management. He's also known as an eCommerce evangelist, running ecomkeeda.com to share industry insights and strategies.
Lead Magento Developer, SourceMash
Vivek Kumar is a passionate technology enthusiast and Tech Lead (Magento) at SourceMash. With a continuous hunger for learning, Vivek is dedicated to crafting e-commerce solutions for clients and continually immersing himself in the exploration of new technologies as well as delving into the intricacies and complexities of existing ones. A dedicated open-source contributor, Vivek is committed to sharing his expertise with those seeking understanding. With a robust experience spanning several years, he has held key roles in the software engineering field, including at Mobilyte Inc. and Medma Infomatix Pvt Ltd., where he contributed significantly to the development of omnichannel, multi-store, robust, and scalable e-commerce solutions. Vivek holds a Bachelor’s Degree (B.Tech) with honors in Computer Science and Engineering from Lovely Professional University. He also boasts certifications from Aspiring Minds, certifying his prowess in software development and IT services.
Founder and CEO Wigzo Technologies
Umair Mohammed is a visionary Founder who has left an indelible mark on the tech landscape. As the driving force behind Wigzo Technologies (Acquired by Shoprocket), he revolutionized the e-commerce realm with an AI marketing cloud that reshapes the way marketers engage. With an innate ability to identify and solve global e-commerce challenges, Umair transformed problems into innovative solutions that cater to businesses of all sizes, from SMBs to Enterprises. His expertise as a SaaS specialist, product guru, and e-commerce entrepreneur culminated in the creation of a powerful platform that harnesses AI and data models to optimize marketing campaigns, minimize costs, and enhance customer experiences. Umair's journey started with Pyxel Online, a pioneering digital consultancy and agency, where he laid the foundation for his first product in the B2C e-commerce space, later rebranded as Wigzo. His impact expanded further during his tenure at Times Business Solutions Ltd and Citibank India, where he honed his skills in marketing and brand management. He also earned accolades at the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, for his Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management. With a relentless passion for innovation, Umair continues to propel the tech industry forward.
Lead - MarTech and Brand Experience at Ranosys
Kali Charan Rajput, an accomplished Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Ranosys Technologies, boasts an extensive 12+ years of experience that spans various facets of the tech landscape. As a seasoned MarTech Consultant and double-certified Marketo expert, he exudes expertise in B2B marketing strategies encompassing email, Adwords, events, social media, and marketing automation. Kali's prowess extends to project management, where he deftly orchestrates project planning, execution, stakeholder engagement, and service delivery, all while maintaining an unwavering focus on customer satisfaction. His comprehensive knowledge base encompasses a spectrum of industries including retail, healthcare, BSFI, and education. With a National University of Singapore certification in Marketing Fundamentals and Analytics, Kali combines analytical prowess with creative finesse, translating into impactful branding, user experiences, and design thinking. Kali's journey is accentuated by his Agile proficiency, holding Certified Scrum Master (PSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) designations, further solidifying his role as a versatile leader. With a master's degree from Compucom Institute of Information Technology and Management and numerous accolades including Adobe Certified Expert and IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner, Kali Charan Rajput stands as an emblem of expertise and innovation in the tech marketing realm.