We’d like to extend a special thank you to our Diamond and Gold sponsors for their participation in this year’s event! Be sure to stop by and visit them in the Marketplace.
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.
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
|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. companyBack to top
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.
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.
Registration is now open for the following events taking place at Imagine:
Magento Ecosystem Success for Developers and Technology Partners
The Industry Partner business development team will share updates on the program including how Magento is driving quality in our extensions marketplace. If you are interested in becoming a Magento Industry Partner this session should not be missed.
If you are already an Industry Partner, attend this meeting to learn where we are taking the program and how you can benefit.
When: Monday, April 8th from 1:30-3:00pm
Where: Hostile Grape Wine Cellar, M Resort
Registration is not required but space is limited to the first 100 to arrive.
Register to Attend Our SEO Training Session
Looking to fine-tune your SEO skills, boost your organic search result performance and learn about best practices and techniques for SEO management? Join instructor Kevin Eichelberger from Blue Acorn for a complementary Magento U SEO seminar.
When: Monday, April 8th from 4:30-6:30pm
Where: Messina, M Resort
The session will help attendees leverage Magento SEO functions, understand URL management and re-writes as well as configure their own sites for success. Register here.
Sign Up Now for BarCamp
BarCamp is created for developers by developers and is designed to cover the technical topics of Magento that are most important to you. BarCamp is divided into multiple tracks, each running a series of rapid-fire, 30 minute presentations.
When: Monday, April 8th from 4:00-7:00pm
Where: Molise, M Resort
Some sessions with be led by Magento’s technical team, others will be led by developers from within the community. Best of all, you get to set the agenda. BarCamp attendees will vote on the topics they want to see, and we’ll fill the roster with the most-requested sessions. Register here for BarCamp.
Thanks to the enthusiastic response from the Magento Ecosystem, we have sold out of registrations for the third year in a row!
While we are thrilled to make this announcement, we are also aware that some of you missed out on your opportunity to secure a ticket. Sign up now for our waiting list and you will be given first priority if there are newly available spaces.
We hope to see you in April.
- The Imagine Team