Connected Commerce 2019
September 19, 2019
September 19, 2019
8:00am - 6:00pm
The Bell Tower Nashville, TN
The Premier Digital Commerce Summit
Connected Commerce is the perfect blend of education and conversation, bringing together brands, retailers and industry solution providers. Our one-day customer summit is the perfect opportunity for eCommerce enthusiasts to talk shop, hear from industry thought-leaders, and have fun! Celebrate the future of retail, with one last hurrah before your Q4 push.
Connected Commerce will be held in Nashville, TN at The Bell Tower. This historic church, dating back to 1874, has been transformed into a modern, spacious event venue. Abounding natural light, exposed beams, and an upper level mezzanine make The Bell Tower one of the most sought after venues in all of Nashville.
NETWORK WITH TOP RETAILER AND BRAND EXECUTIVES INCLUDING
Why Attend Connected Commerce 2019?
Network with like-minded executives focused on leading their organization’s digital commerce strategy
Hear from industry experts and thought leaders to gear up for Q4 and beyond
End-of-day raffle with great prizes and our first-ever Connected Commerce Awards
Modern, trendy venue in the heart of Music City
Premium food, drink, snacks, and swag. You won’t go home hungry or empty handed!
After party with live music + line dancing at BB King's
September 19, 2019
Connect with the brightest minds and the best technology. Join us in Music City, Nashville, TN, for a day of education, networking, and an after party you won’t want to miss.
Sucharita serves digital business strategy professionals. She is an expert on eCommerce, omnichannel retail, consumer behavior, and trends in the online shopping space. She is also an authority on technology developments that affect the online commerce industry and vendors that facilitate online marketing and merchandising.
In her research, Sucharita covers such consumer-oriented topics as eCommerce forecasting and trends, merchandising best practices, conversion optimization, and social computing in the retail world. She has also authored "The State Of Retailing Online," a joint study conducted annually with NRF.
Todd is currently leading Direct to Consumer eCommerce for Coca-Cola North America. He is an accomplished business and marketing professional with experience in eCommerce, communications, website development, program management, marketing strategy, and commercialization. With more than 13 years of experience at Coca-Cola, Todd is responsible for developing and executing strategies to drive the future of Coca-Cola’s direct to consumer business.
As Creative Director of Something Digital, an interactive creative agency specializing in ecommerce design, for 13+ 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 years Mickey has built an impressive portfolio, successfully designing integrated digital experiences for multinational brands including ABinBEV, Malin+Goetz, Rite Aid, Kravet Inc., and Industry West.
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.
Becca 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, Becca is thrilled to be a part of Logicbroker and help clients provide a better shopping experience for their consumers. As the Director of Marketing at Logicbroker, Becca 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.
Becca holds a BA in Communications and English from the University of Connecticut. Outside of work, Becca enjoys cooking, Jeopardy!, and spending time at home with her husband and their two dogs, Zulu and Luna.
Blair Hall comes to Logicbroker with a degree in sports management from the University of New Haven, where she was an Academic All American softball player. Combining her experiences as a successful college athlete with her work in the sports industry at ESPN, she learned the incredible power of team, hard work and dedication. Blair has taken those lessons and applied them to her years working in client management. Her customers have included top companies within the worlds of finance, entertainment and retail.
Now as Senior Director of Client Delivery, Ms. Hall is responsible for overseeing the onboarding support for all Logicbroker customers. Blair takes special pride in creating an atmosphere of service that transcends mere support. She and her staff are committed to establishing a rapport that ensures each client feels both heard and appreciated.
Blair is grateful for her family's support of her commitment to make Logicbroker a special place and is just as thankful for Logicbroker for always reminding her that family comes first.
As Senior Manager, Client Delivery, Jim works with some of our key enterprise clients as they integrate with the Logicbroker platform and bring on their vendors through onboarding. He has 20+ years of creating and leading departments ranging from Operations to Creative Services, with a specialty in start-ups and e-commerce operations. Taking that experience, he joined Logicbroker to keep doing what he loves most professionally: help clients develop & deliver on their vision.
Prior to Logicbroker, Jim has been a leader in multiple start-ups, including Zulily, Zebit, ProFlowers and RedEnvelope, with a focus on scaling teams through exponential growth while improving client, customer and employee experiences. Outside of Logicbroker, Jim loves to travel, particularly with friends and family. His favorite movie is E.T., he loves waterfalls and thinks Mary Poppins is an IDEAL role model for business.
Born and raised in Connecticut, but now living in the Washington DC area, Jeff Keltz is an expert regarding data-driven decisions. His passion for analytics is evident in the way he approaches problems, and how he visualizes solutions. Jeff’s diverse knowledge and understanding includes Computer Programming, Databases, Data Visualization, and Client Delivery. He is a technology-driven people-person, who loves to see brands succeed.
Jeff’s expertise is using available technology to be flexible and efficient. Recently, he has helped large and small brands alike go from eCommerce “newbies”, to technology connoisseurs. Always leveraging data in his decisions, Jeff finds ways to assist brands increase their success, understanding, and positive reputation within the market.
“Never forget the ‘Three T’s’: Technology, Teamwork, and Tacos” – Jeff Keltz
Craig is an experienced sales professional with a passion for digital commerce and supply chain. He’s had roles at RF-SMART, a WMS for NetSuite, and is currently the Director of Sales at Logicbroker. His experience with warehouse management systems and EDI allows him to solve the unique customer needs when it comes to competing in the fast-paced world of digital commerce. Craig graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. In addition to working at Logicbroker, Craig enjoys watching soccer, cooking, and listening to podcasts.
Ed has extensive experience in B2B integrations and process automation in the eCommerce space. Having implemented hundreds of partner and system integrations using a wide range of technology protocols and data format types, he has helped develop a SaaS platform at Logicbroker, with the mission to connect all B2B partners seamlessly and efficiently.
His system knowledge ranges from large-enterprise ERPs, OMS, and eCommerce platforms to small accounting programs. The integration of apps and automation of processes has been his passion and he strives for a day “where we stop asking if a company’s order, and product management systems connect to another’s–we know they do.”
Born and raised in Yonkers, NY, he studied at Lehman College in the Bronx with a BS in Accounting.
In addition to working at Logicbroker, you can find Eddie writing and recording some music or at a punk rock show. He collects funny hats and has an obnoxious cat named Benjamin.
Start your day off with a Nashville Continental Breakfast and plenty of hot coffee.
- 9:00 AM – George Heudorfer & Rebecca McCarthy, Welcome & Opening Remarks
- 9:15 AM – Peyman Zamani, Retail Commerce Unified: You’ve heard all the buzz words over the past decade about retail channel expansion: omni-channel, multi-channel, BOPIS, cross-channel. The next decade of growing channels puts the customer at the center of it all. We’ll kick off our 3rd user and industry summit by explaining how retail commerce is unified and dive right into the meaning of connected commerce: customers, platforms, technologists unified.
- 9:45 AM – Sucharita Kodali, The Future of eCommerce Depends on Last Mile Innovation
- Discussion Outline:
- Market Need: Size of eCommerce, physical goods, complexity of deliveries, customer expectations
- What needs to happen to change the landscape (technology)
- What must happen to sustain customer confidence (legislation on privacy, etc.)
- Predictions for the future and how you can thrive in a new evolving world
Enjoy healthy snacks including roasted nuts, granola bars, snack mixes and friendly conversation. Be sure to visit our sponsor lounge to chat with our amazing event sponsors.
- 11:00 AM – Amber Roberts, Beth Ligenza, Eric Roelofs, Investing in the Right Technologies: Hear from leading eCommerce companies including Kroger, Sears and Wine Enthusiast as they share the importance of investing in the right technology and what it takes to be a true partner.
- 11:20 AM – ShipStation, Consistently Connect your Customers to your Brand: The shipping experience you create for your customers is a big part of your brand image. Drive customer loyalty with branded communications throughout the shipping process.
- 11:40 AM – Mickey Winter, Building Brand Awareness & Loyalty through Unified Design Systems
Chat with fellow attendees over a gourmet, buffet-style lunch.
1:00 PM – Jeff Keltz, Upgrade Your Drop Ship Technology: Learn why successful retailers are upgrading their drop ship technology. Hear from successful companies that have done this and are sharing their experience. We will start with the top 3 reasons and take you through the journey of several successful upgrades.
1:30 PM – Ed Kobloth and Craig Regan, Logicbroker Platform Updates and Roadmap Insights: From Data analytics to Integration expansions within connected commerce platforms: shopping carts, shipping solution, last mile delivery and to product data flow management. Listen to some of our Customer Advisory Board Members as they share our customer driven product roadmap. You will learn how major companies such as Kroger, Coca Cola, Fossil deliver a reliable and connected commerce experience more quickly by a modern approach – one that involves headless commerce with APIs and cross-platform integration.
2:00 PM – Blair Hall and Jim Ransier, Top 10 Tips for Using Logicbroker: Back by popular demand, Blair and Jim return to the stage to share their top 10 tips for using the Logicbroker platform!
Time to refuel! Enjoy healthy snacks including roasted nuts, granola bars, snack mixes and friendly conversation. Be sure to visit our sponsor lounge to chat with our amazing event sponsors.
Wrap up Connected Commerce with premium cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, a whiskey tasting, and fine conversation. Sponsored by our friends @ Something Digital
Join us at BB King’s with Live Music + Line Dancing. Sponsored by our friends @ Forter.
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