As Vice President Commerce Platforms, Gina Deeble is committed to positioning QVC as a pioneering multi-channel retailer. Since May 2016 Deeble has been responsible in this function for the departments E-Commerce, Broadcasting, Content and Platform Development. Thus she stands for the development and networking of QVC’s platforms - TV, internet, mobile and the social media. “We want to drive the QVC community’s engagement across all our platforms, so we consistently gear the user experience on these platforms to customer needs and preferences." Deeble is originally from the USA, but spent over two decades at QVC UK. She was a member of the team that established QVC Germany in 1996. At QVC UK Deeble worked in broadcasting, planning, merchandising and e-commerce. As Head of Interactive Content at QVC UK, Deeble was responsible for the development of QVCUK.com and the QVC Active service for Sky, Freeview and cable. She also assumed the function of Director of Interactive Commerce in the UK, and was appointed as Director of Multi- Channel Planning & Commerce in 2012. Since March 2015 Gina Deeble is working with QVC Germany and was initially responsible for the departments E-Commerce, Planning and Programiming. Under Gina Deeble’s leadership, the share of revenue attributable to e-commerce in the UK rose from six percent in 2000 to 40 percent in 2014.
Dirk Lauber is the CEO at Empirie.com. Previously, he was responsible for all of the e-commerce activities of the Baur Group in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with an online demand of approximately EUR 1 billion. In addition, he lead the fourth largest German e-commerce agency with in-house service for approx. 40 Otto Group companies around the world.
As CEO of the online advertising and consulting firm Octobo he supports about 20 companies of the Otto Group in online store activities. Among others Baur.de were nominated imwalking.de for the E -Commerce: "Online Shop of the Year," "Innovation Award" and "Best Mobile Shop."
Nils is the founder of RCKT, a Berlin based consultancy which leads brands and businesses into the digital age. RCKT is a company of Rocket Internet SE. Before making the leap to RCKT, Nils functioned as the Global Head of Communications for the Africa Internet Group (AIG). AIG is an online joint venture of international companies Millicom and MTN Group, together with Rocket Internet. Additionally, Nils worked as VP of Communications at Rocket Internet, supporting a global network of startup companies. Prior to joining Rocket, Nils assisted several startups during their launch, worked two years in the advertising industry and served as a big data analyst for GFK’s digital unit, Germany’s largest market research institute. Nils studied Media Sciences at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hannover, and Economics at the University of Lugano and at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen.
Chris is a Canadian experienced marketeer and entrepreneur living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has been involved with many projects on digital strategy and social media, including working with large brands like Coloplast, Carlsberg, Burger King, and HP. He is a skilled presenter and brings a unique style of knowledge, inspiration and engagement to his keynotes.
He has been named by Mashable as one of the Top 50 Marketing Influencers on Snapchat and by Forbes Magazine as the #1 Business Guru on Snapchat.
He is also the host of the Kubby Show, a weekly practical and tactical video series for marketing tips, news and rants on Youtube.
As Director Performance Marketing, Dorothee leads the online marketing team at Project A and decisively influences the marketing of their portfolio companies, acting either as a sparring partner or as the interim CMO. Dorothee can build on ten years of experience in online marketing. During this time, she was responsible for the sales team at Zanox, where she led the T-I-M-E-S department, before helping to grow the business at Zalando, almost from its start.
Thomas Tischer, Head of E-Commerce Product Mgmt. & UI/UX, Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG
As an E-Commerce specialist with more than 11 years of experience, Thomas manages the enhancement of all B2C online solutions of Air Berlin including the website airberlin.com as well as web applications and mobile site. Working in the airline industry for over 15 years now, he’s become an expert in Airline Business and knows the Do’s and Don’ts of e-commerce activities. Together with his acquired E-Commerce knowledge within other industries, Thomas now uses his expertise for Air Berlin to drive innovations and future development.
Karl Wehner joined Alibaba Germany in June 2016 as Director, Business Development, where he is responsible for driving partnerships in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Eastern Europe and Turkey. Karl has over fifteen years’ experience in e-commerce and sales, having started his career in e-commerce at Amazon Deutschland in 1999. At Amazon, he was responsible for the launch of Amazon Marketplace in Germany and the launch of Amazon’s co-branded credit card, “Amazon Kreditkarte”. Before joining Alibaba, Karl successfully set up the 3rd party marketplace for takealot.com in Cape Town, now South Africa´s largest e-commerce company.
Samuel is an eCommerce Project Manager with strong commercial acumen. Solution focused, he is interested in all things tech, in particular analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Samuel has history of working with e-commerce start-ups, driving technical delivery in line with commercial business requirements. Currently, Samuel is working as part of Condé Nast's eCommerce offering, Style.com, engaging with top-tier luxury brands and delivering technical solutions in the ever changing world of fashion.
Saim Alkan, CEO of AX Semantics is a poineer in the field of natural language generation. With years of experiences in content creation, it's requirements, expectations towards quality as well as efficient implementation of publishing processes, Saim Alkan and his team developed a solution that generates high-quality content in up to 18 languages focussing on e-commerce, business intelligence & publishing. Saim Alkan is also involved as lecturer in the fields of online communication and "robot journalism".
Laura Reiser-Nurse is a multi-discipline marketing professional carrying extensive experience in IT & SaaS Field & Industry Marketing. In her current role as Head of Marketing at Bazaarvoice, the world’s largest shopper network that connects people, products, brands and retailers at each stage of the buying journey, Laura drives demand generation and brand awareness efforts in the DACH & Benelux region.
With a passion for social commerce and customer engagement she breaks the mould of a traditional marketer, constantly looking at new approaches and ideas. Prior to joining Bazaarvoice she worked in different marketing and inter-disciplinary project management positions at companies like BMW and SAP and holds a Master´s Degree in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy.
Engin Yilmaz is a Senior Online Marketing Manager at Foodpanda GmbH in Berlin, Germany. An acknowledged digital expert, he held a position as Online Marketing Manager with Zalando before he joined the start-up Foodpanda in early 2015, which brings together about 26,000 restaurants, numerous local delivery vendors, and six million active customers from 20 countries on its open online marketplace.
Ryan has been working at the intersection of marketing, technology, media and commerce for the past 12 years. He has held leadership roles across marketing/eCommerce/business development at multinationals like Procter & Gamble and small startups. Recently, Ryan co-founded a profitable start-up and helped scale customer acquisition at two leading MarTech SaaS start-ups in Europe. Additionally, he also delivered 40 + digital marketing seminars for some of world’s largest brands (e.g. Philips, Barclaycard, Barclays, GSK, etc.) training CMOs and business leaders on digital/social strategy, content marketing and consumer journey mapping. At Olapic, Ryan successfully holds relationships with key enterprise clients throughout the entire EMEA region, empowering them to leverage earned content across their marketing mix and maintain long-lasting, profitable customer relationships.
Oliver Prothmann has been since March 2014 the President of Bundesverband Onlinehandel e.V. (BVOH; German Federal Association Online-Trade), an association representing SME online retail businesses across Germany.
Prior to his office as president, Oliver Prothmann worked as the director of the city portals BerlinOnline and Berlin.de. He was in charge of the first internet banking of the Berliner Sparkasse (Savings Bank) and the online marketplace ElectronicScout24 for T-Online (Deutsche Telekom). As one of Germany’s leading eCommerce specialists Prothmann was responsible for the business retailers of eBay and PayPal for many years. Today he is the general manager of p.digital, an ecommerce consultancy with a special focus on international marketplaces.
Since 2013 Oliver Prothmann is also the spokesman of the initiative Choice in eCommerce, which acts against restrictions in eCommerce. In December 2013 Choice in eCommerce had the opportunity to hand over a petition with nearly 15.000 voices of European online merchants to the European Commission Vice-President Olli Rehn.
Following a 10-year career originating in the classical advertising industry (ad agencies, media houses, etc.), in 2012 Samuel steered himself towards a future focused on CRM and data-driven marketing. He has been working in the retail space for Manor, the Number.1 Department Store in Switzerland, for the past two years where he is responsible for implementing their CRM system and all associated campaign processes and tools. Samuel is a self-confessed CRM-Immigrant, obsessed with actionable data, campaign automation and happy customers.
After 10 years as a researcher in algebra & geometry at leading institutions (Yale University, CNRS, as well as visiting positions in Moscow and Kyoto), David took a break from academia in 2008, to explore machine learning and digital marketing.
He founded Tinyclues after realizing that mainstream approaches to data-mining in relational databases were mathematically wrong. He holds a PhD in pure mathematics.
Gianluca Randisi - born in 1986. After completion of his Marketing studies in Milan he worked as a Quantitative Research Assistant for the SDA Bocconi Business School. From 2013-2015 he worked as Head of CRM at CupoNation. In 2015 he became Team Lead CRM at Home24 AG, where he now is the Director Brand and Content Marketing. Under his responsibilities are the Teams: Brand Management, Campaign Planning, Content Management, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Graphic, Onsite Content and Placement Optimization, Photo Production, Photo Post Production and Social Media.
Nils is part of Trustpilot's agile Growth teams, responsible for exponential and scalable company growth with focus on reach, product adoption and product retention.
Before joining Trustpilot in 2012, Nils built scalable, automated retention marketing programs at Google, helping the search giant drive product adoption, user retention and revenue for its most important source of revenue, Google AdWords.
Nils lives with his wife and son in Copenhagen.
Michel Mayor is Head of Solutions at blue-infinity, a leading player in digital transformation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Michel oversees a team of pre-sales engineers with the primary mission of equipping leading European retailers with the most relevant customer engagement strategies and solutions. Prior to joining blue-infinity, Michel acted as Global CRM Centre of Excellence Leader for a US-based Fortune 100 company, active in 13 industries across 4 regions. His passion for technology, combined with his international business development background help shape the personality of this tech-savvy, multi-cultural digital professional.
Joana Picq is a civil engineer turned tech fanatic. She is a partner at Jampp, pioneers in app marketing with offices in San Francisco, London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Cape Town and now Singapore. Prior to her career as a tech entrepreneur, Joana spent 4 years at Microsoft doing business development across Europe, Middle East and Africa. She then founded multiple startups in Europe and Brazil, expanded TheNextWomen into an international magazine, worked as Entrepreneur in Residence at X.Million Capital Ventures, and launched Voyage Privé in Brazil in 2011. She acts as a board advisor and mentor for multiple startups across the world. Joana is based in Cape Town where she surfs and trail runs, but spends half her time on airplanes to visit clients and the Jampp team globally.
Each business owner has own vision. There's a great variety of startup development approaches. The number of technical approaches is endless. What to choose to reach web development project aims, keep the timeline and budget? No person can know everything, and here's where team expertise, clear communication and assistance join in my role. I facilitate not only business development, international relations, contract, invoicing and client care, but act as a link between decision makers of the project and skilled in-house development team of http://quartsoft.com/contact.
Just imagine you find a team interested in your business growth and continuity, implementing the experience gained since 1999 in consultancy and web-development. Since 2014 I have been in charge of my function, communicating the vision of the project owner to Quartsoft team, tailoring the appropriate procedures that ease communication, participating in requirement analysis and communicating methods of avoiding tech, managerial and financial risks. This would be impossible without the whole team following clear procedures, competence sharing policies, internal motivation and balancing. Whatever the business idea is, the aims of the project, its model and vision are the key information for me to analyze, research and propose several plans to the project owner for decision-making.