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12th June 2018
13th June 2018

10:00 - 16:30

Contribution Day

Location: Dotmailer Offices

Magento Contribution Days provide intensive hackathon action with Magento Core Developers and Architects – giving insights into Magento 2 development and contributing to the Magento 2 core.

Those participating will have the choice in what they want to contribute to (check the Eventbrite page, linked below, for details!).

Note: separate registration required for this event.

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14:00 - 17:00

Merchants Reception

Location: The Mermaid (Lower River Room)

An exclusive reception for merchants to network with other merchants and discuss hot topics in the industry. Complimented with a panel to enjoy.

Panel: "Setting the tone of your brand online, why your online presence is just as important as your offline presence".

Host: Rabia Qureshi, Senior Customer Success Manager at JH

Jem Skelding, CEO at Naissance Trading
Rosie Sparks, eCommerce Executive at Astley Clarke
Karen Taylor, UK Ecommerce Manager at Brown-Forman

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08:30 - 09:15


09:15 - 09:30

General Session

Jamie Huskisson, Meet Magento UK organiser and CEO at JH – Welcome!

Thomas Goletz, President of Meet Magento Association – Meet Magento: Today and Tomorrow

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote: Magento and eCommerce (now and into the future)

Peter Sheldon, VP of Strategy at Magento Commerce

10:10 - 10:40

Stages Of Ecommerce Growth And How to Take Your Business To A New Level

Leon Hughes, Associate Partner at Piper Private Equity

Talk description coming soon.

Panel: Getting Real with Progressive Web Apps

Hosted by Eric Erway, Senior Product Manager at Magento Commerce

James Zetlen, PWA Lead at Magento Commerce
Pierre Martin, Lead Developer at Front-Commerce
Jamie Maria Schouren, Director at Deity
Marcin Dyguda, Software Development Vice Director & Tribe Master at Divante

It’s time for us to get real about Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and how we can deliver amazing shopping experiences together across any device. As with any new innovation, there are facts and myths to consider especially from a technical perspective. Please join this discussion with our Magento frontend architect and experts from the community with real experience building PWAs and get the facts.

10:50 - 11:20

What’s Killing Retail? How To Thrive As The Giants Fall

Suzanna Taggart, Head of E-Commerce at Gift Universe

The news is awash with retailer after retailer taking a tumble, and everyone in the industry has their own ideas about why. Against this doom-and-gloom backdrop, Suzannah explores innovation in the industry from both new retailers and those who’ve been around the block, detailing specifically what Menkind is doing to build exciting growth and make a difference as both an ecommerce and high street entity.

The Web As The Natural Home For Ecommerce

Rowan Merewood, Developer Advocate at Google

Talk description coming soon.

11:30 - 12:00

Title TBC

Samantha Sargison, Head Of Digital & Corporate at Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate

Talk description coming soon.

The Road To PWA (How To Make Magento Sites Run Fast Right Now)

Shane Osbourne, Lead Frontend Developer at JH

Talk description coming soon.

12:00 - 13:00


Served in the Sponsor Marketplace / Upper River Room

13:00 - 13:40

User Research and You: Conducting Successful E-commerce Research

Danielle Mundle, UX Research Consultant at Independent

Understanding your shoppers’ behavior is important, but is often a challenge under time, personnel, and budget constraints. This talk will provide ideas to help you plan, execute, and analyze research for your online store. Example research initiatives to be covered include validating feature ideas, conducting competitor research, and how to incorporate on-going user research as your site evolves.

Technical Introduction To Magento Page Builder

Dave Macaulay, Senior Full Stack Engineer at Magento Commerce

The talk will touch on numerous API points within the new Page Builder module along with describing and demo’ing the various capabilities and the extensibility of the new module. This will include but not limited to: – XML declaration for modifying existing content types & creating new ones – Usage of UI components within Page Builder – Creating custom admin preview for content types – Understanding our master storage format & data store – Building a new container content types – Enabling inline editing for your content type The talk will aim to cover all the subjects above and potentially more with an easy to follow & fun talk with a single path. This will most likely fall into the realm of creating a new content type which covers many of these bases.

13:50 - 14:20

Panel: Using Data And Insights To Power An Ecommerce Growth Mindset

Hosted by Rob Long, Paypal Evangelist at PayPal

Amy Berry, eCommerce Manager at Neom Organics
Matt Parkinson, Managing Director at Gene Commerce
Matthew Wasley, Product Marketing Manager at Magento Business Intelligence

Creating compelling commerce experiences for global shoppers relies on data-driven decisions across devices, platforms, and demographics. Learn from a fantastic panel of merchant, agency and business intelligence professionals about the tools, technologies, best practices and data insights they leverage to grow their companies.

Connecting GraphQL To Your Own React Project

Jisse Reitsma, Developer & Trainer at Yireo

Magento 2.3 brings a GraphQL API to the Magento core. This allows for projects like Magento PWA Studio to connect to this new REST-alternative. However, you can already play with GraphQL in your own custom React project, even though Magento PWA Studio is not there. This talk dives into the details of playing with the GraphQL API in non-Magento projects, to allow you to start using the new headless approach.

14:30 - 15:10

Creating An Optimisation Culture

Guido Jansen, Global CRO Lead at Randstad

How to align CRO teams across 39 countries and 16 timezones, all in different stages of digital maturity? During this session, Guido shares his experience and talks about the challenges of building an agile experimentation/ online optimization culture within a large international corporation

So You’ve Launched A Magento Website, What Next?

Zachary Stevens, Chief Architect & Co-founder at Akoova

Talk description coming soon.

15:45 - 16:35

Panel: What An Innovation Mindset Looks Like

Hosted by David Wise, Director of Channel for EMEA at Magento Commerce

Paul Younghusband, CTO at END

Talk description coming soon.

Panel: Operating Development Teams

Hosted by Ben Marks, Magento Evangelist at Magento Commerce

Ignacio Riesco Martin, CEO & Founding Partner at Interactiv4
Steve Blake, Head of Technology & Architecture at SportPursuit
Carlos Morgado, Advisory Board Member (Trouva) and former Group CTO at Just Eat

Talk description coming soon.

16:45 - 17:30


Speaker to be announced soon.

17:30 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

Served in the Sponsor Marketplace / Upper River Room

19:00 - Late

After Party