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.

Read the Oliver Sweeney Story

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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the Osprey London Store

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.

Read the Sana Safinaz Story

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.

View the
Big Bus Tours Store

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!

View the
Gro Company Store

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.

Read the Graze Story

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.

Read the Kurt Geiger Story

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.

Read the Tom Dixon Story

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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the Unipart Autostore Store

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.

View the
Grenson Store

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.

View the Riese & Müller
Store