MagentoLive Australia Is Sold Out!

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Tickets for MagentoLive Australia are now sold out and we’d like to send out a big thank you to our Australian ecosystem for their enthusiasm and support for this event. We can’t wait to see you in Sydney! Attendees, keep an eye out for email updates.

For more information about the event, visit the MagentoLive Australia site. You can also follow the event on Facebook and Twitter, and use the hashtag #MagentoLive to talk about the conference!



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Four Reasons To Join Us At MagentoLive Australia

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MagentoLive Australia is almost here and there’s still time to register! Here are four of the great events we have planned to bring you insider ideas and information and help you connect with eCommerce experts and merchants in the Australian market.

1. Magento Co-founder and COO Roy Rubin Will Be Keynoting

Magento Co-Founder and eCommerce innovator Roy Rubin will be there as a keynote speaker to share updates on Magento’s momentum and plans, an overview of eBay Inc.’s vision for commerce and examples of Magento customers who are on the leading edge of innovation. Don’t miss it!

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2. Breakout Sessions With eCommerce Leaders

MagentoLive Australia will feature breakout sessions on business and technology where partners, merchants and technologists will share their expertise. These sessions will include:

  • How Great Fulfillment Drives Greater Sales
  • Carl Hartmann from Temando
  • Going Local: Strategies for Bringing Your Store to China and Eastern Asia
  • Patrick Deloy from Bluecom
  • Make it Personal, Make it Matter: Strategies for Boosting Sales
  • Tim West from White Labelled
  • Build it Right: Laying the Foundation for Magento Performance and Optimization
  • Chris Wells from Nexcess
  • Every Screen Counts: Designing for Today’s Multi-Screen Reality
  • Justin Milwidsky from Netstarter

3. Special SEO Session

  • Keep Current with Search Engine Practices to Enhance Performance on Magento Enterprise Edition
  • Danny Essner from Magento
  • This Magento U course provides an up-to-date understanding of the SEO environment and how you can optimize your site to boost your organic search results.

    Sign up for this session.

4. Magento Enterprise Edition Merchant To Merchant Sessions

Join your peers from other Magento Enterprise Edition* merchants for networking, idea exchange and collaboration. The event is dedicated to merchant networking and collaboration, and the content is entirely driven by merchants. There will be no Solution Partners, Industry Partners or any other vendors in attendance. This is a fantastic opportunity for merchants on Magento Enterprise Edition to meet and share ideas and best practices, and we hope you can attend..

When:
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Sydney Sofitel Wentworth, Adelaide room – 4th Floor

RSVP: Please RSVP to attend

If you are a merchant on Magento Enterprise Edition interested in attending the event and have not yet registered for MagentoLive Australia, the first step is to register for the conference! If you are already registered to attend MagentoLive Australia and wish to join us for the Merchant to Merchant session, please RSVP here.

For any further questions about the Merchant to Merchant event, please email merchantsession@magento.com.

*The Merchant to Merchant event is open only to merchants on Magento Enterprise Edition.



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Annual WordPress Survey & WCSF

It’s time for our third annual user and developer survey! If you’re a WordPress user, developer, or business, we want your feedback. Just like previous years, we’ll share the data at the upcoming WordCamp San Francisco (WCSF). Results will also be sent to each survey respondent. It only takes a few minutes to fill out […]

Magento eCommerce Forums are heading to Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles and New York City!

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eCommerce Forums are coming to a city near you!

Attend one of these informative eCommerce events and learn about Magento Enterprise and how to attract more customers, improve customer loyalty, increase average order value, maximize online revenue and much, much more.

Click on the calendar date to register for an event!

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Indianapolis, IN

Stephen Kidwell, eCommerce Practice Director of Precision Dialogue, will highlight how you can optimize your site to meet the demands of the connected customer through responsive design, SEO tactics, usability best practices, social media optimization and more. You’ll also learn why Buy Our Bottles chose Magento as their eCommerce platform of choice.

 
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Los Angeles, CA

A team of technical, creative and other eCommerce experts from Magento, EYEMAGINE, Zerolag, Kiosked, Listrak, and Avalara are coming together for a dynamic evening of discussions and networking, focused on innovative eCommerce design with Magento Enterprise.

 
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Kansas City, MO

eCommerce experts from Magento and partners Classy Llama, Channel Advisor and Nexcess will cover how to define the “core” of your business, use data and intuition to guide a cohesive online strategy, and understand the “Natural Order” of eCommerce.

 
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New York, NY

Magento and our partners Pod1 and Listrak will give practical advice on creating a seamless, engaging, and exciting experience for your customers that tells your story. You will also learn what other merchants are doing to build a loyal customer base.

 

Space at these events is reserved for merchants and their eCommerce decision makers. There is no charge, but you must register to attend.

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Registration is Now Open for MagentoLive Australia

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Join MagentoLive in Australia!

MagentoLive events are part of our ongoing efforts to provide members of the Magento ecosystem with more opportunities to connect locally. We’re kicking this year’s events off with MagentoLive Australia, and we hope you can join us!

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Speakers

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Meet Key Magento Executives and Industry Leaders

and sit in on exclusive conversations about eCommerce trends and growth.

Sponsors

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Connect with eCommerce Experts

including merchants from successful brands, Magento Solution Partners and community members.

Schedule

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Get Insider Ideas and Information

you can use to take your business to the next level.

Location

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The Sydney Sofitel

This modern, five-star hotel is located at in the heart of the central business district, and it is walking distance to many of Sydney’s major icons and world famous attractions. The MagentoLive Australia conference area will have a spacious layout over one main level to increase networking opportunities and easily transition between the sessions, exhibit and catering areas.

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Pricing

  • Available Now
  • After Early Bird Sold Out – June 11
  • June 12 – July 9
  • After July 10
  • Limited Early Bird Rate
  • Advanced Rate
  • Standard Rate
  • Last Minute Rate
  • $95
  • $115
  • $125
  • $145
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    More Information


    Call for Speaker Submissions
    Become a Sponsor
    Take a Magento Certification Exam
    Past MagentoLive videos

    Hope to see you in Sydney!



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    Connect with the Magento Team at IRCE Chicago

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    Meet the Magento team at the IRCE Conference in Chicago, June 4th-7th, 2013 for a great week of learning, networking and fun!

    Visit Magento at Booth 1429

    While you’re at IRCE, make sure to visit Magento at booth 1429 in the expo hall and learn how you can take your business to the next level with Magento Enterprise Edition, our powerful, scalable and flexible eCommerce solution. Inside the booth you’ll be able to see a demonstration of Magento 1.13, win gift certificates to Magento-powered stores and meet the Magento team.

    Magento Mania – $15,000 in Giveaways

    More than 30 Magento Solution & Industry Partners will also be at IRCE. Stop by the Magento booth to pick up a Magento Mania Map, which will guide you to each of our partners’ booths, where you can earn gift cards to shop from some amazing Magento Enterprise Edition-powered brands. Magento and its partners are offering a chance to win over $15,000 in giveaways!

    Party with Magento Tuesday Night

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    We invite you to kick-off the event with one our world-famous Magento parties. Join us June 4, 7:30-11:00 pm, at Public House for Magento’s IRCE Networking Party. Enjoy live music, great food and the opportunity to network with the Magento and eBay, Inc. teams, our Magento Partners and other merchants. The party is free, but please RSVP to secure your spot. We can’t wait to see you there!

    RSVP for Magento’s Networking Party



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    Magento Kicks Off European Tour in the Netherlands

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    From May 29-30, the Magento team will travel to the Netherlands to celebrate the fifth-annual Meet Magento event with the Dutch community and kick-off a small European tour of industry events! After visiting Netherlands, the Magento team will travel to Meet Magento Germany and Bargento in Paris before coming back to the U.S. for IRCE in Chicago.

    This Meet Magento event brings together a variety of online retailers, Magento Solution and Industry partners, eCommerce executives, agencies and Magento developers. It has become the most important yearly event for all companies involved with Magento solutions in the Netherlands to share their eCommerce experiences and expertise.

    After the opening keynote by Magento Co-founder and COO Roy Rubin, the event will have over twenty-five highly-qualified speakers that will offer topics ranging from marketing and business to development and optimization, and there will be an introductory workshop for Magento solution beginners. The event also features a complete English track and several breakout sessions for International visitors.

    A limited number of last-minute tickets are still available for €140. For more information on the event and ticket sales in English, visit meet-magento.nl/en. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to Meet Magento in the Netherlands at the end of May!

    Meet Magento Netherlands is brought to you by Dutchento.



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    Mageia European tour 2013

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    Roy Rubin to Keynote Bargento in Paris on June 4th

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    Roy Rubin, Co-Founder and COO of Magento, will launch the 2013 Bargento event in Paris, on June 4th. This event is a great opportunity for the European Magento ecosystem to meet other developers, partners and merchants and learn more about Magento.

    Along with an opening keynote speech from Roy Rubin, this year’s exciting workshops and learning sessions include, a live analysis of several innovative Magento based websites by Magento Developer NBS System and Magento Solution Partner DND Agency, an online persuasion analysis that can help eCommerce sites increase conversion rates by psychologist and Magento expert Guido Jansen, and presentations of new projects by Yoav Kutner (Oro CRM) and Fredéric de Gombert (Akeneo).

    Magento is also sponsoring the free Bargento after party in one of the most prestigious venues in the heart of Paris, Palais Maillot, so don’t miss this event!

    For more information on Bargento and to register, visit bargento.fr and be sure to follow them on Twitter.

    Bargento 2013 is brought to you by NBS System.

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    Meet PrestaShop at the Largest E-commerce Event in the World!

    Today, we begin our countdown for the 2013 Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, the largest e-commerce event in the world, in Chicago June 4 – 7, 2013. Stop by booth #1553 to meet the PrestaShop team, learn about our newest … Read more

    Mageia Days – meeting each other in person

    On a daily basis, the Mageia community uses a variety of communication tools such as mailing-lists, IRC and forums. In addition to our online presence, we think we definitely need to have direct meetings so that Mageia people can meet … Continue reading

    Netresearch Celebrates the Fifth Anniversary of Meet Magento Germany

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    From June 3-4, 2013, Netresearch is hosting its fifth-annual Meet Magento Germany and the Magento team will be traveling to Leipzig to celebrate this milestone with the passionate German community! The event brings online retailers, eCommerce executives, industry partners, agencies and Magento developers together to share their Magento eCommerce experiences and expertise.

    The two day program will include an opening keynote address by Roy Rubin, special sessions from the Magento team, and over forty highly-qualified speakers. The conference offers topics for every interest, from process-optimization strategies for Magento beginners, to creating responsive design, to internationalization.

    “We are pleased that we were able to establish Meet Magento in [such a] short time as a must-attend event for online retailers, Magento partners and software developers. We will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the event in a special way at our traditional after-show party in the Moritzbastei.” said Thomas Fleck, director of Netresearch App Factory AG.

    A limited number of last-minute tickets are still available for 215€. For more information on the event and ticket sales, visit meet-magento.de. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Be in Leipzig in June!



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    Join Magento at Fashion Digital Los Angeles

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    Join Magento at the Intersection of Commerce and Couture

    Fashion Digital Los Angeles (FDLA) is the first and only conference exclusively dedicated to the world of fashion and eCommerce, and Magento is honored to be the lead sponsor of the upcoming FDLA event, on May 16th, at the Director’s Guild of America Theater.

    This is an exciting opportunity to network and connect with hundreds of digital executives from leading fashion brands including HauteLook, Guess, Refinery29, Pacific Sunwear and more. Hear keynotes from the co-founders of Modcloth, Eric and Susan Koger, Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, Lubov Azria and our very own, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Magento, Roy Rubin!

    We wanted to extend a special invitation for you to join us at the conference, and as a Magento guest, you can save 25% with Promo Code: 25MGTO

    For more information on all the speakers and to register for the event, please visit lafashiondigital.com.

    We hope to see you there!



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    Developers Paradise Lures Attendees to Mallorca in September

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    Hosted by Magento Partner Netresearch, the Developers Paradise conference heads off to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 16th-19th, 2013.

    At this annual summer event, attendees from all over the world will join in a lively exchange of knowledge, exciting sessions and workshops, fun free-time activities and lots of networking, all in a gorgeous island setting. As always, the focus of this conference is for attendees to share their knowledge of and experience with Magento.

    This year, Netresearch is also encouraging attendees to help lower ticket prices by registering more than seventy attendees before May 31st, and by finding more sponsors for the event. A clever ticker on the event website informs conference guests of the current sponsor count and funds raised.

    Tickets are already on sale for the event, and you can purchase them at the early-bird price until the end of May. After May 31st, tickets will be available at a late-registration price, so don’t wait!

    If you want to be part of the event and contribute topics for discussion, feel free to fill out the Call 4 Papers form on the “Schedule” page. Find more information about the event at: http://www.developers-paradise.com.



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    Imagine 2013 Videos Are Live

    Videos of the 2013 Imagine eCommerce Conference events are now live. Catch up on event highlights, inspirational keynote speeches, and exciting Magento product demos. Watch now and be sure to share your favorite moments!

    WordPress 10th Anniversary Tees

    In honor of the upcoming 10th anniversary celebrations, we’ve put a special 10th anniversary tshirt in the swag store at cost — $10 per shirt plus shipping. They’ll be on sale at this price until the anniversary on May 27, and they’ll start shipping out the week of April 29. Some people who are planning […]

    Highlights from Magento’s 2013 Imagine eCommerce Conference

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    Last week, 1500 developers and merchants from 45 countries descended upon the M Resort in Las Vegas for the 2013 Imagine eCommerce conference to network and share their ecommerce ideas, innovations and best practices around the Magento Platform. Here’s a recap of the most memorable moments and takeaways.

    Day One

    Day One focused on how Magento is driving quality in the marketplace and how developers and technology partners can achieve further ecosystem success. The day concluded with sessions on best practice search engine optimization techniques and a networking “BarCamp” event for developers to learn about a myriad of Magento topics in short, rapid-fire presentations. Among the most popular topic “tracks” were “Developing Magento Apps using the Mobile SDK,” “Previewing Extensibility in Magento 2” and an “Open Forum” with Magento Chief Technology Officer, Matthew Mengerink.

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    Day Two

    Day Two kicked events into high gear, with keynotes from eBay Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe, Magento Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Roy Rubin, Jeff Jordan of Andreessen Horowitz and Magento Chief Technology Officer, Matthew Mengerink.

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    Roy Rubin was the day’s first main speaker. He addressed Magento’s amazing year of growth for both the platform, as well as for the customers and ecosystem worldwide. He also spoke to the conference theme — “The Art of Commerce” — and inspired the audience by conveying to them that they are the artists, and with the Magento tools available, they have the continued ability to create something powerful and unique.

    Rubin was followed by John Donahoe, whose keynote focused on how technology is “obliterating” the lines between online and offline, calling it all “connected commerce.” In this commerce revolution, he said, the individual is at the center and the consumer is in charge. Jeff Jordan, meanwhile, spoke to existing trends in the ecommerce market, like the physical retailer disadvantage and show-rooming 2.0, and Matthew Mengerink closed out the morning keynotes with a discussion on how to push the boundaries of how we think about things and how the commerce of today no longer marries yesterday’s principles.

    Afternoon breakout sessions from the technology and business tracks were standing room only, and included topics ranging from “Creating Successful Magento ERP Integrations,” “SEO/SEM Trends for 2013” and “Where, Why, and How of Responsive Web Design.” In particular, Roy Rubin highlighted how Magento is leveraging the power of eBay Inc. to create an even brighter future and that moving forward, “this will translate into more benefits for merchants.”

    Day Two concluded with a keynote by Sharon Meers, Magento’s Head of Enterprise Strategy, who took to the stage to share Magento’s tremendous success within the fashion industry. She kicked off the segment with a discussion of how Magento Enterprise Edition has become the platform of choice for many of the world’s most prestigious brands and concluded with a live, fashion runway showdown with 14 models showcasing the latest looks from Magento customers Custo Barcelona, Erin Fetherston, Missguided, Nanette Lepore, Paul Smith, Rebecca Minkoff and Zadig & Voltaire.

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    Day Three

    Jimmy Duvall, Head of Product for Magento, introduced the Magento Enterprise 1.13 release and spoke to how the release was designed to enable large and growing merchants to scale more effectively and support even greater numbers of visitors and buyers to their core eCommerce sites, while streamlining their back-end operations.

    PayPal Chief Technology Officer James Barrese also addressed the crowd on Day Three and announced that two new PayPal extensions – “order ahead” and “in-aisle selling” – would immediately be available on Magento Connect.

    Closing out the morning session was “Freakanomics” co-author Steven Levitt, who captivated the audience with his anecdotes and stories. His most poignant messages were that people don’t spend enough time thinking about ideas, and that we often overlook even the most obvious ones. Further, he exclaimed that we can make up for the low quantity of ideas by the high quality of ideas. Even one or two breakthrough ideas per year from each of us can help bring about great change, he said.

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    For more detailed write-ups and recaps of the Magento conference, be sure to check out the Imagine website and stay tuned for more photos and videos from the event.



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    Let’s have a round-the-world party!

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    Imagine 2013 Breakout Sessions Announced!!

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    We are excited to announce the Imagine 2013 Breakout Session speakers and topics! The speakers were carefully chosen based on their expertise in the most crucial aspects of eCommerce. This year, we will have three different tracks: Technology Track, Strategic Marketing Track, and a Business Solution Track. No matter what your area of focus, there’s always something that will meet your needs. For a closer look at the speakers, please take a look at the Imagine 2013 Breakout Speaker page.

    Technology Track

    Learning To Fly: How Angry Birds Reached the Heights of Store Performance

    Fabrizio Branca, Lead Magento Developer, AOE media Inc.

    The Importance of Fully Managed Hosting for Magento Enterprise

    Greg Strelzoff, Chief Executive Officer, Zerolag

    Data Isolation and Merchandizing in a Single Magento Instance

    Vitaliy Golomoziy, Architect, SME, Magento
    Anton Kaplya, Software Engineer, Magento

    Host and Boast: Best Practices for Magento Hosting

    Chris Wells, Chief Executive Officer, Nexcess

    Happy Together: Creating Successful Magento ERP Integrations

    David Alger, Chief Technology Officer/Lead Engineer, Classy Llama

    Mobile First: Responsive Design for eCommerce (a follow up to the 2012 session)

    Brendan Falkowski, Founder, Gravity Department

    The Future of Magento Extensibility

    Christopher O’Toole, Senior Software Engineer, Magento
    Engene Tulika, Software Engineer, Magento

    Strategic Marketing Track

    Traffic Jam: Going Beyond Search Engines

    Moderator: Josh Kaplan, Vice President of Business Development, True Action
    Panelists: Kyle Faino, Director, Marketing and eCommerce, Super Supplements
    Corey Frons, Chief Marketing Officer, Bulb America
    Ross Kramer, Chief Executive Officer, Listrak
    Tomer Tagrin, Chief Executive Officer, Yotpo

    Responsiveness Design: Where, Why and How

    Moderators: Tonya Browning, Senior Design Director of User Experience, Magento
    Erin Tozour, Manager of Web Design, Magento
    Panelists: Doug Broadhurst, Marketing Manager, Scosche Industries
    Brendan Falkowski, Founder, Gravity Department
    Bob Meyer, Managing Director, Gorilla Group
    Jason Meugniot, President & Cheif Executive Officer, Guidance

    The Search Continues: SEO/SEM Trends for 2013

    Moderator: Danny Essner, Head of Merchant and Partner Marketing, Magento
    Panelists: Michael Mothner, Chief Executive Officer, WPromote
    Seth Rand, Cheif Executive Officer, Rand Marketing
    Chris Hamze, Digital Strategist, Electric Pulp

    “The Conversion Surgeon”

    Chris Goward, Chief Executive Officer, Wider Funnel

    Act Now: 10 Tips for Boosting Revenue

    Moderator: Ryan Thompson, Director of Partnerships, Magento
    Panelists: Uri Foox, President, Pixafy
    Ed Hoffman, Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development, SLI Systems
    Gregory Segall, President, One Pica
    Richard SextonPresident, Caroline Rustica

    Brands to Beat: Brand Building in an Omni Channel World

    Eric Yonge, Chief Executive Officer, Eystudios.com
    Don Davis, Editor-in-Chief, Internet Retailer

    Business Solution Track

    Growing Strong: How Start-Ups and SMBs Grow with Magento Enterprise

    Moderator: Michael Harvey, Chief Operating Officer, Corra
    Panelists: Ryan Bonifacino, Vice President of Digital Strategy, Alex and Ani
    Alex Cramner, Vice President, International Military Antiques
    Frank DiRocco, Associate Prodct Manager, Peer1 Hosting
    Darren Johnson, Director of eCommerce, Lovesac

    The Consumerization of Corporate Commerce

    Moderator: Vincent Tran, Business Development, Magento
    Panelists: Luis Colon, Director R&D, CDS Global
    Nick Cron, Cheif Technology Officer, BuyerQuest
    Brad Martell, General Manager & Vice President, Zeon Solutions
    Misak Melikyan, Lead Engineer, M-Go

    Enabling Commerce Everywhere

    Moderator: David Levy, eCommerce Strategist, Digital Evolution Group
    Panelists: Steven Berkovich, Director, Deloitte
    Jeremy Hanks, Founder & Cheif Executive Officer, DropShip Commerce
    Rhys Hayes, Chairman, IE Media
    Jonathan Klonsky, Founding Principle, Something Digital
    Micke Paqvalen, Chief Executive Officer, Kiosked Ltd.

    Big Data: This Time It’s Personal

    Moderator: Kevin Eichelberger, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Blue Acorn
    Panelists: Jim Davidson, Manager of Marketing Research, Bronto Software
    Tim Domke, Head of Big Data, eBay Inc.
    Jodie Ellis, Director of Marketing, Optimizely
    Jeff Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer, Granify Inc.
    Mike Wodtke, Director of eCommerce, Blu Dot

    Magento – Your Passport to Global Growth

    Moderator: Jordan Weinstein,Director of Business Development, Channel Advisor
    Panelists: Kian Gould, Chief Executive Officer, AOE Media Inc.
    Clint Reid, President, iGlobal Stores
    Claudio Rivabene, New Technology, eCommerce Platform & Infrastructure Manager, QVC
    Mitch Robins, Senior Systems Engineer, Rackspace

    It’s Time to Automate Magento’s Payment Fraud Prevention Capabilities: Ground Breaking Technologies and Best Practices

    Greg Wooten, Chief Executive Officer, SecureBuy, a SignatureLink, Inc. company



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    Get the Training You Need to Succeed – Attend Magento U Classes at Imagine

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    As you join hundreds of successful merchants, Magento partners, and energetic developers at Imagine 2013 in less than 3 weeks, take the opportunity to get the training you need to ensure your success with Magento.

    The Magento U team is offering two classroom courses for Imagine attendees on April 11 & 12. Whether you’re a business owner looking to better manage your online store or an advanced developer looking to hone your expertise, join us immediately after the conference to learn from Magento experts.

    Check out the classes being offered here. Only a limited number of seats are available, so reserve your spot now!

    About Magento U:

    Magento U helps eCommerce professionals – merchants, developers, designers, and systems integrators – get the tools, expertise, and best practices they need to maximize the value of their Magento deployments. Courses are designed by a team of Magento experts and professional instructors, and combine both lecture and lab exercises to increase learning and retention.



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