Get to know The Science Behind Ecommerce Speakers
We want to give you the opportunity to find out more about the speakers who will be taking to the stage at The Science Behind Ecommerce on 14th June. Ranging from Heads of Global, Content Analysts, Tech partners and Multi-million pound retailers, find out more about those you’ll be hearing from and who you can ask questions to on the day.
Michael Jaconi, CEO and Co-Founder of Button
Michael Jaconi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Button, the leading platform
powering contextual commerce among today’s leading brands. Jaconi formerly
served as the CEO of Rakuten Loyalty and Executive Officer of parent company
Rakuten. Michael helped build Rakuten Loyalty from a fledgling state to a
multi-million dollar business in less than two years and led Rakuten’s
$100M investment in Pinterest, helping secure Rakuten’s place as one
of the most innovative and aggressive global internet companies. Prior to
his tenure at Rakuten Loyalty, Jaconi co-founded two public affairs companies
in Washington, D.C. and served in a variety of capacities within various
Mike Van Geldorp, CEO Monotote
Mike has been a successful entrepreneur his whole life building many successful
businesses from scratch in new and emerging markets. The common thread that
runs through every enterprise since he opened his first business is the integration
of technology as a central driving force to make the business a leader in
its market. In 2015, Mike founded Monotote, an e-commerce platform that enables
visitors of websites, blogs and online magazines to purchase products directly
from photos, videos and online advertisements.
Emma Moorman, Senior Product Manager at Hitwise
An experienced agile Product Owner/Manager with over 8 years’ global
experience, with a strong background in digital marketing management; Emma
is responsible for bringing Hitwise’s AudienceView data insights platform
to market in the UK.
Simon Hofmeister, Senior Global Affiliate & Partnerships Manager
Simon Hofmeister started out in the affiliate industry in 2009, working
for over 5 years at Affiliate Window the latter half of which was spent running
2 of the network’s largest telecoms clients, O2 and Sky. He then moved
to ASOS where he has been for 3 years and heads up the affiliate channel.
He is no stranger to international affiliate activity, currently overseeing
the management of ASOS’ 22 affiliate programs worldwide with the help
of his team based out of the ASOS headquarters in North London.
Richie Jones, eCommerce Specialist
Richie is an award winning data driven Omni Channel Marketing, Brand, Digital
and eCommerce specialist with fifteen years’ experience in developing,
implementing and managing highly effective multichannel brand strategies
for a range of UK and Global brands. He’s a rare ‘digitally bred’ board
level operator with both agency (founded and sold) and board level client
side experience in several sector types including Retail, Travel, Advertising,
Publishing and Not for Profit.
Rob Davinson, Content Analyst at Awin
Rob has worked at Awin for almost 4 years and in that time has worked as
the networks’ Travel Specialist supporting travel publishers and
as a team leader within the Publisher Services department, helping new
affiliates to collaborate with a wide variety of Awin’s advertisers.
Rob has recently joined the network’s Strategy team as their Content
Analyst, producing content via whitepapers, reports and articles based
on the data and insights that the network sees through its tracked activity.
David James, Head of Global Account Management at Awin
David began his career at Awin working in the UK’s technical
services team. After the merger between Affiliate Window and zanox in 2010,
David became one of the founding members of the Global Account Management
team. His department is responsible for international advertisers, working
across the Awin global network. David’s role is to shape policy around
how Awin delivers strategy, management and guidance to these key multinational
Rich Parsons, Global Client Services Manager at Awin
Having started off client side, Rich joined the Awin Global team over five
years ago. Rising through the company first as a Key Account Manager before
moving into Team Leader and Account Director roles, he has directly managed
some of the leading global brands including the Arcadia Group, Ticketmaster
and TripAdvisor. Rich is currently Global Client Services Manager at Awin
advising leading international advertisers on how to deliver coordinated
Jessica Thomas, Senior Team Leader at Awin
Jessica Thomas started at Awin in 2012 in the companies SME department,
working across a variety of different sectors. She later joined the Key Accounts
department as an account manager for a large travel brand. Jessica is now
a Senior Team Leader in the Key Accounts department overseeing all of the
The full agenda is now live, see it here
We can’t wait to see you all on Thursday June 14th at London’s Science Museum
for Awin’s first affiliate marketing conference.
Original written by Sophie Johnson on 5th Jun 2017.