Speaker selection

Johannes Altmann

Johannes Altmann

Founder & CEO, Shoplupe

Johannes Altmann is founder and CEO of Shoplupe GmbH. Since 2003, he has advised companies on the design and optimization of their online shops. As a usability expert, he has been working with customers' requirements and needs for over 15 years and has developed user experience concepts for retail industry and publishing companies. Since 2014, he has focused on branding effects through user experience and has given numerous lectures on it. Through the design thinking model and the Lego Serious Play method, Johannes Altmann and his team have now become a pragmatic idea-maker from user vision and provide solutions in complex problems.


Dr. Christian Böing

Dr. Christian Böing

CEO, STRATO

Born in 1971, Chief Executive Officer of STRATO AG since August of 2012. Böing previously led the sales department as the General Manager of Media at the telegate AG and was a member of the executive board. Before that, he was in charge of international product management hosting at 1 & 1 Internet AG and was employed in different management positions at Vodafone D2. With a degree in business, he began his career as a research assistant for Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Heribert Meffert at the Westphalian Wilhem University in Munster, after which he became a corporate consultant at BBDO Consulting.


Gregor Busch

Gregor Busch

Busch Markenberatung

The brand maker and management consultant has been marketing brands over 20 years. The business graduate and former CEO of GRAY Worldwide has already done this for brands like Otto, Procter & Gamble, Wella, DAK and Bijou Brigitte. Leading German personalities - from the director to the supermodel - trust him.


Olaf Brandt

Olaf Brandt

CEO, etracker

Olaf Brandt is CEO of etracker. He joined the company in 2008 and worked in various departments and management positions in marketing, sales and product management.


Olaf Dierker

Olaf Dierker

Director TLA TeleLearn-Akademie

Olaf Dierker is the director of the Hamburg based TLA. As a D2L Reseller he likes to deliver high quality learning technology and consult customers to use it in an efficient manner. Online since 1988 he has a wide knowledge in all kind of online media. He also has a long experience in further education within the university and vocational trainings. He holds a degree in Neurophysiology. Olaf Dierker developed different online-learning-projects and takes actively part in the instructional design of the courses.


Bastian Dahm

Bastian Dahm

Director Sales DACH, eTrusted

Bastian Dahm is Sales Director (DACH) at eTrusted and responsible for the operational distribution of trust solutions for Trusted Shops in the new customer segment in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Previously, he was Head of Inside Sales at the Swedish payment provider Klarna.


Claus Fahlbusch

Claus Fahlbusch

CEO, shipcloud GmbH

Claus Fahlbusch studied electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences of Jena and the UCE in Birmingham. From 1997 to 2011, he worked for Intershop Communications AG as Technical Trainer, Team Leader Support, Account Manager and as shop manager in the area of full-service eCommerce. As spin off Claus Fahlbusch founded shipcloud in 2013 together with Stefan Hollmann; since then he is the CEO of shipcloud GmbH.


Markus Fuchs

Markus Fuchs

Head of Partnerships DACH, PayPal

As a graduate economist, Markus Fuchs is responsible for PayPal's partner business for the DACH region. He has been active in the ePayment environment for 17 years at Deutsche Post and ClickandBuy, and since 2008 he is with PayPal. There he worked in Enterprise Sales, among others, and then joined BillSAFE, an accounting provider where he built up the sales and key account management. In 2014, when both companies were merged, he moved back to PayPal. Initially, he was responsible for the SMB sales, mainly to expand the product expansion PayPal PLUS in the German ecommerce. Since 2016, Markus Fuchs leads the partner management DACH, with a focus on shop systems and payment providers as well as opening up new market segments, e.g. eGovernment.


Luis Gomes

Luis Gomes

Frontend Engineer, commercetools

Apart from working as a Frontend engineer for the commercetools platform using the latest frontend technologies like React.js, in his earlier 20’s Luis continuously pushes the boundaries of what is possible with new tools to develop applications for the future.


Alexander Graf

Alexander Graf

CEO, Spryker

Alexander Graf is one of Germany’s leading e- commerce experts and a digital entrepreneur of more than a decade’s standing. His widely-read blog Kassenzone (“The Check-Out Area”) has kicked off many debates among commerce professionals about business models in the age of Amazon – preferably working with a goat on analogies. Since 2014, Alexander is CEO of Spryker Systems.


Emil Hadner

Emil Hadner

CEO, HONICO eBusiness GmbH

Emil Hadner is managing director of HONICO eBusiness GmbH since 2009 and responsible for the SAP-nonSAP Integration division. With more than 20 years of professional experience in the IT industry, Emil Hadner focuses on mature technologies, good partners and the optimal solution for customers.


Ann-Kristin Hamke

Ann-Kristin Hamke

Director Strategic Market Insights, Statista GmbH

As Director Strategic Market Insights, Ann-Kristin Hamke is responsible for the generation of own and exclusive data for the Statista platform, such as Market Models for digital and consumer markets, consumer and expert surveys, forecasts, industry reports and more. She holds a degree in mathematics and economics and was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group for several years. Before joining Statista last year, she worked at ABOUT YOU, the online fashion start-up of the Otto Group. Joining ABOUT YOU before the launch, she held different positions from Project Management Business Development, Head of ABOUT YOU Open Commerce to Head of Business Intelligence.


Robert Hoffmann

Robert Hoffmann

CEO, 1&1 Internet

Robert Hoffmann holds a degree in business administration from University of Cologne. He formed his own business, Hoffmann Distributions-Technik GmbH in 1993, becoming a leading importer of vending machines from US and Spain. After selling the company in 1998, Hoffmann joined Vodafone Arcor AG & Co. KG where he held various executive positions until 2006. After moving to 1&1 Internet AG in 2006, he revitalized 1&1’s sales and web hosting strategy, as CEO Hosting, Member of 1&1 Internet Management Board, and later CEO 1&1 Internet, as well as Executive Board Member of United Internet AG.


Christoph Hildebrand

Christoph Hildebrand

Busch Markenberatung

One of Germany’s leading creative heads with more than 100 national and international awards. The former creative CEO of DDB is working to transform cross-channel messages into emotional convincing communication. His customers include OTTO, IKEA, GEO, Google and Deutsche Telekom.


David Alasdair Hogg

David Alasdair Hogg

Sales Leader Europe, Watson Marketing & Watson Commerce

David has 25 years’ experience selling and delivering enterprise software solutions to global organizations. Throughout his career, David has worked in a variety of industry sectors including Retail, Consumer Products, Distribution, Telco, Manufacturing and Financial Services. He joined IBM through the acquisition of Sterling Commerce and has developed sales specialism in the Watson Customer Engagement portfolio. David has also been responsible for leading sales teams selling the portfolio to a range of accounts in the Europe and most recently in South East Asia. For 2017 David is the Watson Marketing & Watson Commerce Sales lead for Europe. The solution areas include Watson Marketing Insights, Predictive Customer Intelligence, Watson Campaign Automation, Customer Experience Analytics, IBM Digital Experience, IBM Commerce on Cloud, Price Management, IBM Order Management, IBM Commerce Insights.


Michael Jäschke

Michael Jäschke

Head of Channel Sales Partnermanagement DACH, Google

Michael Jäschke manages the channel sales team for DACH since 2012. His team supports partners who deal with AdWords and SMBs. Previously, he was involved in Business Development for Google Shopping.


Graham Jones

Graham Jones

Internet Psychologist

Graham Jones is a psychologist who specialises in Internet use and behaviour. As a result, he helps to understand customers behaviour so companies can engage with them better and increase their revenues. He does this with consultancy, seminars, workshops, webinars, mastermind groups and masterclasses. He is also an award-winning writer having written 29 books since he started his own business back in 1984.


Jan Kanieß

Jan Kanieß

CEO & founder, PAYONE

Jan Kanieß is CEO of BS PAYONE. He founded PAYONE in 2003 together with Carl Frederic Zitscher. As CTO he was responsible for product management, software development and IT operations of the high available payment platform of BS PAYONE. Jan Kanieß has more than 10 years of management experience in the payment and software-as-a-Service sector. In August 2017, Jan Kanieß and Carl Frederic Zitscher joined forces with B+S Card Service, an expert for and stationary trade. BS PAYONE, is part of Sparkassen Finance Group and combines standardized and individual payment solutions for point of sale and e-commerce transactions.


Cheryl Kemp

Cheryl Kemp

VP Events, iMiller PR

Cheryl Kemp is Vice President of Events for iMiller Public Relations. In this position, she provides strategic guidance to clients and industry conference, association and trade show partners to shape invigorating programs. Cheryl is a seasoned content, tech conference and event professional dedicated to helping companies amplify their brands.


Andreas Krause

Andreas Krause

Partner Manager DACH, SendCloud

Andreas Krause is Partner Manager DACH at SendCloud. The smart shipping tool helps online retailers to improve their shipping process and grow successfully.


Max Laemmle

Max Laemmle

Founder & CEO of Fraugster Ltd.

Max Laemmle is the Founder & CEO of Fraugster. Before founding Fraugster, Max co-founded the payment gateway company Better Payment and was the product evangelist for the mPOS company SumUp.


Rafael Laguna

Rafael Laguna

CEO, Open-Xchange

Rafael Laguna is co-founder and CEO of Open-Xchange, a global leader of web-based communication, collaboration and office productivity software. From DNS, to secure data storage and end-to-end encrypted email, OX provides service providers unparalleled support, trusted services and an open source architecture.


Marcus Lilienthal

Marcus Lilienthal

Channel Manager D-A-CH, Ingenico Payments

Marcus Lilienthal is Strategic Alliance and Channel Manager DACH of Ingenico ePayments. Since 2014, he is working with business partner of Ingenico ePayments in the field of full-service payment solutions in a trustworthy and reliable manner. He is engaged in working with online payment solutions, financial flows and potential new payment solutions for more than 10 years with a focus on secure transaction processing and reporting and accounting requirements on merchant side.


Prof. Dr. David D. Loschelder

Prof. Dr. David D. Loschelder

Wirtschaftspsychologie & Exp. Methoden, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

David Loschelder is Professor for Business Psychology & Experimental Methods at the Institute of Management and Organizations at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg. After studying psychology in Trier, Germany and Cambridge, UK, he did his PhD in negotiation and pricing and completed research visits at business schools in New York (Columbia) and Fontainebleau (INSEAD). His research strives for a close connection to professional practice — in addition to his research, David Loschelder provides consulting services to various clients with respect to negotiations and pricing strategies.


Martin Möllmann

Martin Möllmann

Senior Sales Consultant, commercetools

After some first steps in mobile ad tech and social gaming, Martin shifted his focus to e-commerce and became Product Manager at Europe’s leading online optician, Mister Spex. There he oversaw the shop development and paid special attention to conversion rate and customer experience. In 2013, he joined commercetools in the same role and was responsible for features as well as architectural decisions. Since 2016, he's helping commercetools' customers to leverage the platform capabilities in the best possible way.


Philip Magoulas

Philip Magoulas

Managing Director, Co-Founder Shore GmbH

Philip co-founded Shore in 2013. Philip graduated from the Leibniz University in Hanover 2007 with a degree in economics. Philip is responsible for the technology and sales division. He is also responsible for corporate strategy, investor relations and infrastructure. Before founding Shore Philip started his career in the Boston Consulting Group. After that Philip was responsible for the corporate development division of Zalando. In his Zalando years he was also co-founder of Zalando Lounge - Europe's largest e-shopping club.


Erik Meierhoff

Erik Meierhoff

Leiter B2B Business, Idealo

Erik Meierhoff has been working with digital business processes in the B2B2C market for more than 15 years. During his studies, he took over the connection to a leading eProcurement marketplace of chemistry. After his Master of Political Science, he went through the entire digital ecosystem in various consulting / management positions – from the technology start-up to BigData in a mid-sized company to the development of ecommerce and Fintech platforms at a Japanese digital company.

At idealo, he is responsible for the strategic and operational development of B2B business since 2017. He focuses on the change from a click-based traffic to a transaction-based platform model.


Theo Priestley

Theo Priestley

Global VP, SAP

Theo Priestley is a renowned Futurist and has presented all over the world for over a decade. He has written articles on themes such as Digital Transformation, Fintech, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, future trends and how they all connect to improve business and society. He researches, inspires and advises clients on these topics and the challenges they will face in their organizations. He also gives back his time in advising and mentoring tech startups within accelerator programs. Previously Chief Technology Evangelist at Software AG, and CEO at Cronycle, Theo is currently Global Vice President at SAP and Evangelist for S/4HANA Cloud.


Thennarasu Ponnusamy

Thennarasu Ponnusamy

Sr. Principle Software Engineer, eBay Inc.

Thennarasu Ponnusamy is Sr. Principle Software Engineer at eBay Inc. For the past 10+ years at eBay, he is super passionate about designing and building massively distributed, highly scalable, world class e-commerce platform and applications in real life. The system he built at eBay is generating hundreds of millions of revenue year over year. He has filed and secured couple of patents with U.S patent office for his innovation and work contribution. He recently graduated on Leadership and Management Program in University of California, Berkeley Extension, San Francisco.


Stephan Schambach

Stephan Schambach

Founder & CEO, NewStore

Stephan is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of creating and growing successful tech companies in the United States and Europe. Under his leadership and vision, he brought Intershop and Demandware to IPOs with multi-billion dollar market caps. In 2016, Demandware was acquired by Salesforce and is now known as Salesforce Commerce Cloud. As Founder and CEO of NewStore, Stephan is setting out to change the market once again. This time by solving the omnichannel problem facing so many retailers and brands. He has won numerous awards around the world for his technology and entrepreneurial leadership, and he is the author of Makeover: How Mobile Flipped the Shopping Cart. He is also an investor in several software and green-tech startups.


Till-Florian Schäfer

Till-Florian Schäfer

Director Expert Service, eTrusted

Till-Florian Schäfer is a business lawyer and proven e-commerce expert. At Trusted Shops, he is responsible for the development and distribution of legal products - for Germany and international markets. In addition, Till-Florian Schäfer has already spoken on e-commerce and law at various events.


Sebastian Schüle

Sebastian Schüle

Product Specialist Google Shopping, DACH, Google

Since 2004, Sebastian Schüle has been working in different sales roles within Google. In 2013 he transferred to Channel Intelligence, a product data feed management provider, acquired by Google earlier that year. Since the end of 2016, he is product specialist for Google Shopping.


Torben Schwanke

Torben Schwanke

Manager Seller Experience, eBay Germany

Torben Schwanke is Seller Experience manager at eBay in Germany and especially responsible for the sales tools for merchants. Since 2007, Torben Schwanke works at eBay and has held various positions like Strategic Account Manager and Key Account Manager. In this role, he is responsible for the sales tool "Seller Cockpit Pro" in Germany and Europe. Before joining eBay, Torben Schwanke worked as a product manager in various areas. Lastly, he worked as a Financial Advisor at Sparkasse.


Hiro Tsukahara

Hiro Tsukahara

CEO, GMO Registry

Hiro Tsukahara is CEO of GMO Registry. He was educated in Boston, Massachusetts, and holds a BA in Economics. Hiro founded his first business at the age of 17. Since then, he served as the CEO in two investment firms before joining GMO Internet Group in November 2008. Hiro was one of the founding members of GMO Registry, Inc. and has served as the CEO since October 2012.


Teja Töpfer

Teja Töpfer

Co-Founder & COO, Facelift

Teja Töpfer is co-founder and Managing Director of Facelift, one of the world’s leading social media management platforms. He is focusing on product development and operations. Previously he worked in various industries, always passionate about creating great processes based on computer systems, to make worklife easier and enjoyable. He is a qualified merchant, studied Business Administration in Germany and Italy and is a former world champion in rowing.


Gabriel Vizzard

Gabriel Vizzard

IBM Cognitive Consumer IoT

Gabriel Vizzard energizes a multi-industry ecosystem around the cognitive consumer experience involving retail, consumer electronics, hospitality and telecommunications sectors. For the past 15 years he has worked on the Internet of Things with smart homes, intelligent buildings, connected appliances and connected vehicles. Gabriel's academic background is in telecommunications economics, policy and development, and communications theory. Today's revival of communications theory through cognitive conversation analysis comes alive with IBM Watson tools.


Daniel Wette

Daniel Wette

CEO, rankingCoach

Daniel is a successful entrepreneur who has founded one of the largest German online marketing agencies. He is an absolute specialist in the field of search engine optimization and has expert knowledge in online marketing for small businesses. He relies heavily on cloud solutions and their simplicity and he is strongly committed to making online marketing affordable and user-friendly for everyone.


Dr. Roman Zenner

Dr. Roman Zenner

Industry Analyst & Content Writer, commercetools GmbH

Since 2002, Dr. Roman Zenner works as an author, consultant, and speaker in e-commerce. He has written several books on web shop software and regularly publishes articles in professional magazines and blogs. Dr. Zenner runs shoptechblog.de as well as the podcast ShopTechTalks. Furthermore, he speaks at conferences, teaches university classes and moderates expert panels. In his work, he focusses on next generation commerce technologies and explores what retail will look like in a post-webshop world. Since 2015, he is a full-time employee of commercetools GmbH (REWE Group), working as an Industry Analyst & Content Writer.


Marcin Zmaczynski

Marcin Zmaczynski

Country Manager Poland & CEE, Aruba Cloud

Marcin has over 15 years of experience in marketing, sales and product development in ICT sector on international level. Since October 2015 he is responsible for managing Aruba Cloud in Poland and CEE (a brand owned by Italian giant – Aruba S.p.A., #1 Web service company in Italy that specializes in Hosting, Domains, e-Security, Cloud Computing and Data Center services). Previously he worked in Home.pl and AZ.pl (leading web hosting companies in Poland) where he was responsible for product development and marketing. Marcin has worked also as Head of International Business Development in ATM S.A. (ATMAN) which is the leading data centers operator in CEE. He is a co-founder of web.me, a startup that makes it easier and more affordable for businesses and individuals to build a website. Marcin is a regular speaker at the biggest Google educational project for SMBs “Internet Revolution”. Marcin is a true enthusiast of IT and mobile.


Wilfried Beeck

Wilfried Beeck

CEO, ePages

Wilfried Beeck studied Mathematics and Computer Sciences in Kiel before founding ePages in 1987. In the early 1980s he had developed the first version of an ERP system for Apple II personal computers. The software was subsequently adopted for Apple Macintosh before a new version was designed for NeXT, the company that Steve Jobs had founded after his departure from Apple in 1985. When Tim Berners-Lee invented the first web-browser on NeXT in the early 1990s, it allowed to create one of the world’s first online ordering systems directly integrated with the ERP solution on NeXT. In 1992 Wilfried had also co-founded Intershop with Stephan Schambach and Karsten Schneider, the company that released the world’s first out-of-the-box e-commerce solution in 1996. As CFO, Wilfried managed Intershop’s highly successful IPO in 1998, but left the company in 2002 to re-focus on the development of e-commerce solutions for SMBs with ePages.


Harm Behrens

Harm Behrens

CTO, ePages

Harm Behrens is accomplished business and technology director with more than 15 years of experience in developing and operating large scale internet applications. His broad experience ranges from working in startup environments to holding executive functions in one of the largest ecommerce firms worldwide. Before joining ePages three years ago he led teams in planning, developing, and maintaining enterprise solutions with multibillion turnover at the Otto Group. He is a big advocate of Open Source Software, calls himself an eCommerce addicted Internet Enthusiast and Linux-/ Ruby-Evangelist, find further details in this interview.


Kim Asmussen

Kim Asmussen

Head of PM, ePages

Kim Asmussen is Head of Product Management at ePages. In this function, he professionally manages agile product development. Most recently, he worked at OTTO, where he was leading the online product management for the project "Lhotse", the internally developed shop software for otto.de. Prior to joining OTTO, he was leading the product management for the brands Jamba and Jamster at Fox Mobile Distribution GmbH.