Merchant Sessions at MLUK 2017

June 26, 2017

MLUK 2017

We’re bringing another great speaker lineup to MagentoLive UK tomorrow including five of our UK-based merchants who have transformed their online businesses. If you’re joining us in London, be sure to catch their sessions!

Alex Barbier, Digital Marketing Director, Oliver Sweeney

Session: Understanding the Total Cost to Upgrade
Tues, June 27 | 12:30 – 13:45

Alex has 12 years of experience in international Direct Marketing and eCommerce, and led the re-platforming of OliverSweeney.com to Magento 2 Enterprise Cloud Edition. A men’s premium lifestyle brand specializing in shoes and accessories, Oliver Sweeney upgraded to Magento 2 Enterprise Cloud Edition for the flexibility to create a digital shopping experience to meet the high expectations of their fashion-savvy customers.

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Axia Gaiskell-Kendrick, Head of Brand, Osprey London

Session: Magento 2 Merchant Perspectives
Tues, June 27 | 16:15 – 16:45

Axia is Head of Brand at Osprey London, a British luxury leather goods and gifts company.  At Osprey London, she manages the brand’s profile and a web team and oversaw their upgrade to Magento 2. A true omnichannel merchant, Osprey London’s online store seamlessly ties in with and supports their immersive in-store experiences, including their innovative Lifestyle and Flagship stores.

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Moeed Ahmed, Deputy Manager of Digital Business, Sana Safinaz

Session: Magento 2 Merchant Perspectives
Tues, June 27 | 16:15 – 16:45

Moeed Ahmed is an eCommerce enthusiast at Sana Safinaz, Pakistan's premier luxury fashion retailer. Responsible for the continuous improvement in customer digital experiences, he admires modern eCommerce technologies and oversees implementations of such initiatives. Moeed and his team re-launched the Sana Safinaz site just in time for Pakistan’s busy “lawn season”, and processed more than 5,000 orders on the first day.

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Andy Furlong, Executive Vice President, Marketing and eCommerce, Big Bus Tours

Session: Magento 2 Merchant Perspectives
Tues, June 27 | 16:15 – 16:45

As the Executive Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce for London-based Big Bus Tours, Andy is responsible for global digital and offline marketing, brand development, app development, product development, customer experience and all eCommerce activity. Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top sightseeing experiences in the world, with a presence in 19 cities, across three continents. From the fully-responsive, multi-language, and multi-currency Big Bus Tours Magento 2 site, customers can sign up for tours and find a wealth of local city information and attractions.

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Edward Scott-Finnigan, eCommerce Manager, The Gro Company

Session: More Than “Getting Paid”: Prioritizing Payment Strategy to Enable Growth
Wed, June 28 | 9:45 – 11:00

Edward leads eCommerce operations across Europe and Australia for The Gro Company. They are currently focused on migrating to Magento 2 Enterprise Edition and are relaunching their online channel, Gro-Store, later this year. We’ll keep you posted on their results!

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Mark Wood, CTO, Graze

Session: More Than “Getting Paid”: Prioritizing Payment Strategy to Enable Growth
Wed, June 28 | 9:45 – 11:00

Mark is CTO of the health food company, Graze, where he is leading the push to use technology and a unique customer proposition to drive the business forward. Their new Magento 2 site generated £3m in incremental sales revenue in the first 12 months, their transactions increased from an average of 100 in January 2016 to 18,700 in January 2017, and their conversion rate increased by 429% during the same period.

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Steven King, Head of Technology, Kurt Geiger

Session: Reflections on Upgrading from Magento 1 to Magento 2
Wed, June 28 | 11:30 – 12:00

Steven leads the IT and eCommerce development teams at Kurt Geiger with responsibility for technology strategy and overall IT delivery and operations. A long-time Magento client, the move to Magento 2 enabled Kurt Geiger to offer their customers a rich and engaging experience across all devices, and to quickly and affordably create unique experiences to boost engagement, sales, and the bottom line across all their online brands.

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Mark Purdy, Global Head of Digital, Tom Dixon

Session: Reflections on Upgrading from Magento 1 to Magento 2
Wed, June 28 | 11:30 – 12:00

Mark helped successfully launch the new website for luxury home goods designer Tom Dixon in 2016 which has already shown double-digit improvements across all key metrics and won the 2017 Imagine Excellence Award for Best Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration. There are now four instances of the site, with dedicated price lists and inventory, covering the UK, Europe, US, and the rest of the world, and plans are in place to extend their global coverage to include Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Sweden, Germany, and France.

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James Billington, Consultant, Unipart Autostore

Session: Delivering on B2B Buyer Expectations
Wed, June 28 | 13:45 -14:15

James has over 15 years of B2C and B2B eCommerce experience. He currently works on a contractor/consultancy basis for Unipart Autostore. James recently project-managed the new Unipart Autostore B2B website, built using M2EE with SAP and a car parts database integration. He is also working on post-launch developments for the new site, and other eCommerce projects for Unipart Autostore.

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Ashley Hubbard, eCommerce Manager, Grenson

Session: The Importance of Establishing Trust in Connected Commerce
Wed, June 28 | 13:45 -14:15

Currently, Ashley manages the eCommerce team for Grenson, a 150-year-old luxury British footwear brand. Grenson’s commerce platform is a Magento-based deployment with storefronts in multiple currencies, multiple payment channels, and integration with five retail stores in London and New York.

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Tobias Kiesel, Project Manager, Riese & Müller

Session: Delivering on B2B Buyer Expectations
Wed, June 28 | 13:45 -14:15

Tobias is Project Manager at Riese & Müller, a leading manufacturer of E-Bikes based in Darmstadt, Germany. He is responsible for numerous projects that support one of Riese & Müllers' most important strategies: Digitalization of processes within the company and the working processes with retailers.

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