General Session Speakers


Our Keynote speakers are leaders of their industry and focused on bringing our attendees, in our fast changing technology world, a fresh perspective to building their business, brands and success. Below are our exciting 2012 Speakers!

Magento Keynotes

  • Roy Rubin

    GM-Magento, & Chief Product and Customer Officer-X.commerce

    Roy Rubin founded Varien (the original company behind Magento) in 2001 and has since transformed the eCommerce platform market with the release of the Magento. He now leads product, marketing and community efforts for all of X.commerce, including Magento.

  • Matthew Mengerink

    VP & General Manager, X.commerce

    Matthew Mengerink is a ten-year veteran of eBay, Inc., having held many positions at eBay businesses including, marketplace, and PayPal, where he led teams including architecture, infrastructure, core technologies and engineering services.

  • Bob Schwartz

    President, Magento, Inc.

    Bob Schwartz has established himself as passionate business builder and change leader of Internet commerce companies leading numerous companies through rapid growth through a focus on vision, talent, culture and creating a balance between the art and science of business.

  • Baruch Toledano

    Director of Product Marketing, Magento

    Baruch Toledano joined Magento in 2010 to oversee corporate communications and product marketing for new and existing Magento products. His passion for eCommerce and technology is seen with each Magento product launch.

Guest Keynotes

  • Tim Kring

    The Art of Storytelling & The New Monetization Models of Hollywood

    Tim Kring is an Emmy Award nominated screenwriter and producer, best known for his creation of the television series HEROES, and his latest TV series, TOUCH. He is the brain behind Conspiracy for Good, where “Social Benefit Storytelling” comes to life.

  • Alison Levine

    PEAKonomics: Success Strategies from the 7 Summits

    Alison was Captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition. She has skied across the Arctic Circle to the North Pole, and was the first American to complete a 600-mile traverse from west Antarctica to the South Pole. She serves as Adjunct Professor at West Point Military Academy.

  • Stephen Messer

    Big Data is Worthless, It’s About Big Answers

    Stephen Messer is co-founder and vice chairman of Collective[i]™, a software-as-a-service business intelligence solution. Mr. Messer is recognized as an authority on entrepreneurship and online marketing. Steve was co-founder of LinkShare, acquired by Rakuten for $425 million.

  • Jim FitzGibbon

    Culture as a Competitive Advantage

    Jim FitzGibbon spent 35 years of his career working for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. As the former President of Worldwide Hotel Operations, he knows that strong, unified company culture ultimately results in a dedicated workforce, a loyal customer, and a profitable business.