About Connected Commerce

Connected Commerce is about uniting brands and retailers while bringing the brightest minds and the best of technology together. Join us in celebrating the future of digital commerce and learn how successful eCommerce projects really get done. The 1-day summit will feature thought leadership around scaling digital commerce operations and delivering an exceptional customer experience. There has never been a better time to be involved in digital commerce… Join us to learn, share, and have fun.

Network with Top Retailer and Brand Executives Including...

September 13, 2018

16 Speakers
400 Tickets

Connect with the brightest minds and the best technology.

Why Attend Connected Commerce 2018?

  • Modern, trendy venue reflects the theme of digital commerce and is the perfect setting to bring together the industry’s top brands, retailers, and solution providers
  • Hear speakers from leading platforms for web commerce, fulfillment, email, product management, and supply chain automation
  • Network with executives focused on leading their organization’s digital commerce strategy
  • Join the Retail Renaissance and discover techniques to scale your operation and make your organization’s systems more reliable and processes more repeatable
  • Learn the strategies to help tackle the Q4 peak
  • Enjoy a day of premium speakers + sessions, networking, and fun!
  • Get a fancy backpack, water bottle and infamous Logicbroker gear t-shirt

Starting at :

$195

Our Speakers

Connected Commerce Speaker_Brendan-Miller_Forrester
Brendan Miller
Forrester

Brendan serves digital business professionals. His research focuses on retail digital transformation, consumer insights, payments, and eCommerce trends in the age of the customer. Brendan has specific expertise in helping retail leaders understand the opportunity derived from payments as well as the vendors that facilitate the delivery of leading digital experiences. His interests include emerging digital payments, rebuilding checkout experiences for our mobile world, retailer security and risk challenges, and insights into the state of the digital shopper.

Brendan’s research and analysis have been widely cited in publications including The New York Times, USA Today, Bloomberg, Fortune, Barron’s, CNBC, as well as NPR, The Los Angeles Times, and Financial Times.

    Connected Commerce Speaker_Phil-Jackson_Something-Digital
    Phillip Jackson
    Something Digital

    A luminary in the Magento community, Phillip Jackson has been developing ecommerce solutions since 1998. With over 15 years of experience creating unique online customer experiences, he has both built and managed Magento installations for some of the world’s most recognizable brands. Phillip is the organizer of the Magento SoFla Meetup and hosts the successful podcasts Magetalk, Future Commerce and Merchant to Merchant, with over 50,000 monthly listeners.

      Dan Bowman
      Sears

      Born in the summer of 1969 in Akron, Ohio and a graduate of The University of Akron in 1993 with a B.S.M.E. specializing in thermodynamics.  Worked at Babcock & Wilcox focusing on heat transfer efficiencies and maximum capacity ratings of steam power generation boilers.  Created Bionix, Inc. in 1996 offering custom software solutions to mid-sized businesses in Ohio, New York, Washington D.C. and Louisiana over an 8-year period.  Joined Sears Roebuck in 2004 as Product Manager of Sears Parts & Repair Services.  Moved over to the Sears Holdings Online Business Unit in 2006 as Operations Manager and ultimately Director of Operations for Fraud Prevention, Drop-Ship Vendor Ops & International Websites.  I enjoy interacting with diverse people; have a passion for peppers, cheese & bacon; and love to BBQ!

      Phil Guindi
      Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services

      Phil is responsible for Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment’s Shipwire Platform product roadmap. He joined the company in 2012 via Ingram Micro’s acquisition of Shipwire, Inc. and led Product Management from 2009 to 2018.

      Previously, he held management positions with Adobe, including Group Product Manager, Emerging Creative Technologies and Senior Product Manager for Adobe Illustrator.

      He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and an M.B.A. from University of California at Berkeley.

      Jean Francois
      Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services

      Originally from NYC, Jean studied at NYU, as well as, worked in finance as an advisor. In 2012, he relocated to the Silicon Valley, joining an emerging technology startup and playing a key business development role immediately after Shipwire was acquired by a Fortune 100 company, Ingram Micro Inc. Jean quickly rose to the top of the organization, always looking beyond sales wins to understand where the business and industry is going. His knowledge of business, economics and technology allows him to see future possibilities that others might miss. Jean’s strength in growing relationships and partnerships in the commerce and fulfillment industry have lead his customers to over 100 Million in GMV, globally, over the past 4 years.

      Lindsay Stork
      Something Digital

      With a passion for good user experience, Lindsay has been designing in the ecommerce world for over 4.5 years. Focusing in the areas of UX, information architecture, and visual UI design, she has worked directly with clients to meet their business needs. Lindsay has optimized experiences of major brands such as Baked By Melissa and Rite Aid, and has been the design lead on major builds including Aden + Anais, Mervin Manufacturing, Uno Alla Volta and more.

      Prior to joining Something Digital as an Interactive Designer, she served as a Digital Designer at Kenneth Cole where she designed unique digital shopping experiences and art directed ecommerce photo shoots. She continues to perfect her craft through Baymard Institute and AMA certifications, contributing to SD blog posts, and leading SD UX talks.

        Mickey Winter
        Something Digital

        As Creative Director of Something Digital, an interactive creative agency specializing in ecommerce design, for 12+ years Mickey Winter has helped to cultivate and lead a diverse, collaborative team whose focus on easy-to-use, user-centric experiences have led to numerous awards, increased customer engagement, and successful growth for their clients.

        Over the last decade Mickey has built an impressive portfolio, successfully designing integrated digital experiences for multinational brands including Papyrus, Rite Aid, Kravet Inc., ABinBEV, Mervin Manufacturing, Aden & Anais, and Riley.

          Peyman Zamani
          Logicbroker

          As chief executive officer at Logicbroker, Mr. Zamani is responsible for creating, leading, and executing the company’s strategy and vision. He has over 20 years of experience delivering ecommerce, technology and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products and solutions to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Throughout his experience, he has held various executive roles on the business and technical sides for companies such as Pitney Bowes, U.S. Web, and Office Depot. Prior to running Logicbroker, he was the Senior Director of Sales, Support, and Operations at Office Depot and was acting COO of the technology selling division overseeing eCommerce, IT, product management, marketing, pricing, supply chain, call center, and presales support. Mr. Zamani holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA with the highest academic degree from the University of Connecticut. He also carries various technical certifications on Microsoft platforms.

          Connected Commerce Speaker_Tom-Bemiller_Avalara
          Tom Bemiller
          Avalara

          Tom Bemiller is a founding employee and Strategic Alliance Manager with Avalara, the leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud. Avalara is dynamically changing the transactional tax landscape by delivering innovative solutions in the U.S. and abroad.

          Tom has been actively engaged for 30 years helping businesses solve problems through automated technological solutions. At Avalara, he has assisted companies of all sizes identify problems that keep them out of compliance with current tax regulations so they can improve processes that help ensure full compliancy.

          Tom and his wife live in West Chester, PA, have three children and he can be reached at [email protected]

          Connected Commerce Speaker_Ben-Staveley_dotmailer
          Ben Staveley
          dotmailer

          With over 10 years’ experience in Digital Marketing including spending 3 years architecting and selling a proprietary eCommerce system, and most recently spent 4 years running a successful London based Magento Agency there isn’t much about eCommerce Ben doesn’t know. Ben is leading dotmailer’s dedicated eCommerce team with one goal, delivering the best email marketing solution for online retailers.

            Rebecca Kaelin
            Logicbroker

            Rebecca has a passion for brands and analytics. She brings expertise from working with Fortune 1000 brands and helping them sell directly to consumers online. An avid online shopper, Rebecca is thrilled to be a part of Logicbroker and help clients provide a better shopping experience for their consumers. As Director, Marketing, at Logicbroker, Rebecca focuses on building out the Logicbroker brand, strategic partnerships, and bringing customer success stories to light while keeping a pulse on industry trends and best practices.

            Rebecca holds a BA in Communications and English from the University of Connecticut. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys cooking, Jeopardy!, and spending time at home with her fiancé and their two dogs, Zulu and Luna.

            Conference Agenda

            Location: Conference Reception Hall

            • Networking Breakfast
            • Enjoy coffee, tea, assorted breakfast pastries, and fresh fruit
            • Pick up your badge, Connected Commerce T-Shirt, Fancy backpack + water bottle, and sponsor swag

            Location: Main Stage

            • Welcome and Introduction – George Heudorfer, Logicbroker
            • How to Win During this Retail Renaissance Era – Peyman Zamani, Logicbroker
              • Over the past couple of decades, retailers tried to include every aspect of digital commerce in their core competencies and recover costs by demanding rigid compliance from their vendors. In this, and future decades’, successful retailers and brands will win by focusing on their core competencies and partnering up with experts for the rest.
            • Digital is Reinventing the Rules of Retail Commerce – Brendan Miller, Forrester
              • Digital, mobile, and emerging technologies generate more and more demanding customers. To simply match your customers’ growing expectations requires more than a few tweaks here and there. You must deeply transform your products and services, adapt your culture and organization and seamlessly integrate the physical and digital.  This talk encourages senior executives to not think about breaking the rules, but rather inspires them think about re-inventing the game by focusing on honing digital operations and innovation and building digital experiences and ecosystems.
            • How to Grow your Online Business Through Successful Partnerships – Beth Ligenza, Sears

            Location: Conference Reception Hall

            • Networking
            • Enjoy coffee, tea, water, and snacks

            Location: Stage 2

            • Tax Compliance Done Right – Tom Bemiller, Avalara
            • The Importance of Automation and Personalization in your Campaigns – Ben Staveley, dotmailer
            • Making Genuine Customer Connections Through UX Design – Mickey Winter and Lindsay Stork, Something Digital

            Location: Main Stage

            • Why Not Connect to More Channels? – Jill Lippert, Logicbroker and Dalton Kane, ShipStation
              • Learn how successful brands on ShipStation are connecting to more retail channels and growing their online business through drop ship programs.
            • Digital Commerce EDI Fundamentals and Best Practices – Jeff Keltz, Logicbroker
              • You have heard so much about Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Whether you think this is an outdated technology or a must-have investment, in this session you will get a general overview of EDI

            Location: Conference Reception Hall

            • Networking Lunch
            • Enjoy gourmet meal, served buffet style

            Location: Stage 2

            • Compliance Without Performance Enablement is Just Cruel – Dan Bowman, Sears
            • Evolution of Digital Commerce Fulfillment – Jean Francois, Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services

            Location: Main Stage

            • Top 10 Tips for Using the Logicbroker Platform – Jim Ransier and Craig Regan, Logicbroker
              • Whether you want to print branded packing slips, perform advance exports for your reports, or send your orders using the Logicbroker API – in this session you will get quick, specific tips about using the Logicbroker platform
            • How to Make your Order Management System EDI-Ready – Ed Kobloth and Craig Regan, Logicbroker
              • Walk through a hands-on session on how to connect your order management system (OMS) to Logicbroker in order to be able to be EDI capable. Leverage the Logicbroker EDI platform to automatically receive EDI orders and send shipment and inventory within your order management system

            Location: Conference Reception Hall

            • Networking
            • Enjoy coffee, tea, water, and snacks

            Location: Main Stage

            • The Future of Commerce V2 – Phil Guindi, Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services
            • Shoes Lead the Way: How Footwear Brands are Pushing Commerce Technology Limits – Philip Jackson, Something Digital
              • From creative partnerships to Augmented Reality — from Secondhand Commerce to hyper-custom personalize creations, footwear brands are leading the way for technology and social-driven commerce. In this talk we’ll review how footwear brands are finding creative ways of solving challenges – from supply chain to authentication and counterfeit.
            • Concluding Remarks

            Location: Conference Reception Hall

            • Networking Reception
            • Enjoy two-hour premium open bar and passed hors d’oeurvres

            Hotel Accomodations

            For your convenience, we have blocked off rooms at both The Belvedere Hotel and Yotel New York.  Rooms start at $319 and $299 respectively per night (Limited Availability). You also must be a registered attendee to book a room with this rate.

            • To make your reservation at The Belvedere, please call 212.245.7000.
            • To make your reservation at Yotel New York, please call 877.909.6835, or follow this link.

            Event FAQs

            How much is admission to Connected Commerce?

            Early Bird pricing is available until August 1, 2018, at $195/ticket. After that, each ticket will be sold for $295. Tickets are $395 at the door on the day of the event.

            Where will Connected Commerce be held?

            For 2018, we have decided to hold the 2nd annual Connected Commerce Conference in New York City. The event will be held at New World Stages, 340 West 50th St., New York, NY 10019, from 8:30am to 6pm.

            I'm travelling from out of town. Where can I stay?

            For your convenience, we have courtesy room blocks at both The Belvedere Hotel and Yotel New York.

            • To make your reservation at The Belvedere, please call 212.245.7000.
            • To make your reservation at Yotel New York, please call 877.909.6835, or follow this link.

            How can I sponsor this event?

            If you are interested in sponsoring, or want to learn more, please email [email protected]

            How can I attend the yacht tour on Friday 9/14?

            As the Manhattan Elite’s capacity is max. 50 attendees, the event is limited to invitation only.

            Connected Commerce 2017 Highlights

            See more 2017 highlights here.

            Our Sponsors

            New World Stages

            Nestled between bustling Times Square and trendy Hell’s Kitchen, New World Stages is the renowned theatrical complex which has served as the home of Tony-Award-winning, Guinness-Record-setting, and Pulitzer-Prize-earning shows.

            340 West 50th Street New York, NY 10019