Born of her love for cosmetics, Judith Williams founded Judith Williams Cosmetics in 2007. It has since become the most successful brand in European home shopping. The American, born in Munich, took her first steps on the path to internationalisation in 2009 with QVC in London and now enjoys great success not only in Europe, but also in Russia and Australia.
Williams has been an investor on the award-winning TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (the German version of "Dragons' Den") since 2014, supporting a number of start-ups and leading them to success. Her main focuses are product quality, sustainability and long-term brand development.
At the Shopware Community Day, Williams will share her moving story and talk about her journey to success.
Heather Mills is the founder of the plant based ethical Vegan food company VBites. She has encountered an unusual life of extraordinary circumstances. A woman that has an inert ability to defy and conquer anything that falls in her path.
In 1993 Heather suffered the loss of her left leg below the knee due to an accident. To save her amputated leg from constant infection she went on a plant-based diet.
Heather created the pioneering International Plant Based ethical Vegan food company, VBites, which exports to 24 countries, offers 130 plant-based products and has won 80 awards.
Sebastian Hamann is a passionate designer and a pioneer in bringing more emotional shopping to the German eCommerce. Already at the age of 15, along with his brother, he founded Shopware. As the creative head of the company, Sebastian is responsible for the holistic design and marketing concept. In order to shape the future of retail, he always thinks out of the box.
Johannes Altmann is founder and managing director of Shoplupe GmbH. Since 2003 he has advised companies on the design and optimisation of their online shops. As a usability expert, he has been dealing with the wishes and needs of customers on the Internet for over 15 years and has developed user experience concepts for retail, industry and publishers. Since 2014, he has focused on the branding effect of customer experience and has held numerous lectures.
In recent years, Johannes Altmann and his team have developed the Customer Happiness Loop. Using the method of Design Thinking, they work to develop new customer insights, transform perspectives at companies and develop new ideas for digital commerce. Altmann and his team have become a pragmatic source of ideas for users and provide input for complex problems.
“Standing still means giving up! Anyone who is not already looking to tomorrow today cannot understand the present. Everyone can learn something from everyone else. Always think just a bit ahead.”
These words describe the attitude of Daniel Höhnke, managing director of Pixup Media GmbH and long-standing companion of shopware AG. Having been in eCommerce for more than ten years, he manages companies of all sizes on a daily basis and works practically around the clock on new ideas, concepts and technical solutions for ever better shopping experiences.
With the knowledge that new, significant technologies are emerging every day, he is constantly looking to analyse, experiment, develop and then use them effectively.
Stefan Heyne is responsible for the strategic direction of shopware AG in the realm of corporate communication and marketing. Maintaining the perfect balance between external appearance and internal sales processes, Stefan is a full-blooded entrepreneur with 20 years experience in sales and diverse media-related spheres.
In his role as Shopware Developer Evangelist, Niklas Dzösch is an important liaison between the developer community and Shopware – he is always available as a direct contact within Shopware for questions about the product and continuously brings feedback and ideas from external events back to Shopware developers. You can also find Niklas centre stage in the Shopware Academy, where his online tutorials focus on helping developers understand the technology behind Shopware.
Daniel Nögel is Shopware’s Enterprise Product Manager and responsible for the continuous development of the enterprise portfolio – the two most recent projects launched under his leadership include the B2B Suite and Shopware Enterprise Search. In this role, he focuses on identifying the requirements of customers and partners, developing related concepts and incorporating these into the Shopware roadmap and product line.
As a Shopware veteran, he is also known from the forum, consultation appointments, and numerous developer trainings.
Moritz Naczenski – if you’re active in the Shopware community, you’ve likely come across this name on a number of occasions, whether online in the forum/social media or in person at various user groups.
As Community Manager, Moritz is responsible for building and interacting with the versatile community of developers and users; a role which comes naturally due to his many years’ experience as a product manager in customer service. Moritz has been closely involved in the customer experience and strategic development of Shopware for years, and has recently become responsible for the roadmap and release planning of Shopware 5. At the Shopware Community Day, Moritz will give exclusive insights into the future of Shopware 5.
Philipp Schuch is Product Owner in Shopware’s core development. As a long-time digital pioneer, he works together with his team to develop new concepts and solutions surrounding eCommerce. He is also known from his casual and entertaining presentations at trade fairs and events, where he covers topics such as user experience, design thinking and virtual reality.
As Key Account Manager, Niklaas plays an integral role in supporting large national and international Shopware customers and partners. His training in business economics, master's degree in Scotland and experience abroad characterise his orientation in international sales – a professional background that is hugely beneficial as Shopware continues to expand in Germany and abroad.
When Jan Bücker first joined Shopware as a core developer in 2015, the release of Shopware 5 and subsequent cinema tour were in full swing.
Since then, he has garnered a reputation as an architecture expert in his own right and is one of the thought leaders behind the new Shopware version. When he's not putting his ideas into action or developing new ones, he gladly shares his knowledge and experience with others. He is one of the most captivating and entertaining speakers that Shopware has on the roster. Today, he is one of the few people on stage that have shaped and accompanied Shopware every step along the way from the big 5 to the latest version.
Great visions require an appropriate framework. In keeping with SCD's theme, we have thought beyond all previous boundaries for the 2019 Shopware Community Day. The Duisburg Nord Landscape Park offers us and our growing community perfect conditions for a successful day in 2019.
The Shopware Community Day offers inspiring lectures that go beyond the classic boundaries of eCommerce. Look forward to a full programme of thought-provoking speakers on various thematic stages.
The Shopware Community Day inspires, informs and connects. A networking area is available in the main part of the event for conversations in a quiet atmosphere. Use the day to network and exchange information with our community.