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The Shopware Community Day provides insights into the complex topics surrounding the future of eCommerce. We look forward to high-calibre presentations from top international speakers from a wide variety of industries.

Speakers from previous years
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt

Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt

Chief Innovation Evangelist

Frederik is Google's Chief Innovation Evangelist and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University.Frederik’s passion is to develop the capacity to innovate in everybody and he believes creativity exists in all of us.

He initiated and leads a community of 350 Innovation Evangelists, which champion Design Thinking and help 500+ teams/year across Google to develop a culture of innovation, risk-taking and experimentation. He is co-founder of “The Garage”, Google’s hacker/designer/maker space and creator of the Google Innovation Laboratory, which is used by various teams across the world to solve big problems creatively, generating and testing hundreds of new-to-the-world ideas, fast.

As an Adjunct Professor at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (they call it the d.school), he feels lucky to unlock the creative potential of students in graduate classes like: “Hacking your Innovation Mindset”.

The “Pope of Creativity” (Focus Magazine) currently acts as Innovation Consultant to the United Nations (UN) and is German Football Association’s (DFB) Innovation-Coach. He currently lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and draws inspiration from the playfulness and explorer mindsets of his three children.

Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Ben Hammersley
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Ben Hammersley

Ben Hammersley

Futurist and Writer

Ben Hammersley is a pioneer in Internet technologies and the digital future. He is an author, consultant and technology expert, focusing on the impact the Internet and digital networks have on business, politics and society.

Ben Hammersley was the first special reporter to write about the Internet for The Times and The Guardian. Hammersley is also the inventor of today's popular term “podcast”. He was deputy editor-in-chief of British Wired magazine and is the author of five books. His latest book, 64 Things You Need to Know Now for Then is an indispensable guide to all that is worth knowing about life in the 21st century.

The UK Foreign Office, the European Commission and numerous organisations all consult him for advice on digital developments.

Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Peter Wippermann
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Peter Wippermann

Peter Wippermann

Trend Researcher

Peter Wippermann is one of Germany's most renowned trend researchers. From 1993 to 2016, he was Professor of Communication Design at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. In 1992, he co-founded the company Trendbüro as a “consultancy for social change”.

Trendbüro is a strategic think-tank that deals with social trends, consumers and brands. Its findings are translated into innovative, creative and effective marketing strategies for companies. Peter Wippermann co-founded several agencies and has sat on the advisory board of numerous associations and well-known institutes. In addition, since 2014 Wippermann has been the publisher of the trend magazine “inspire” which belongs to the ProSiebenSat1 Group.

Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Johannes Altmann
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Johannes Altmann

Johannes Altmann

Customer Experience Thinker & CEO

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.

Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Felix Thönnessen
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Felix Thönnessen

Felix Thönnessen

Startup Coach

“Enthusiasm is the start of something new” is the motto of Felix Thönnessen. Since completing his degree in marketing, he understands that it takes more than standard consulting to drive ideas forward. He sees himself in the role of developing people as entrepreneurs and supporting innovations in an orderly manner.

Since 2015, several winning start-ups from the Vox TV series “Höhle der Löwen” (based on “Dragons' Den”) owes their success to his coaching. He himself is involved in promising start-ups via his own company.

With his best-selling book Erfolgreich Unternehmen gründen (Founding a Successful Business) and Arbeitsbuch Start-up: Das 7-Stufen-Programm (Workbook Start-up: The 7-Step Programme), he has fulfilled his personal dream of becoming a writer. His work is considered a how-to guide for all founders who want to channel their enthusiasm in the right direction.

Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: André Morys
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: André Morys

André Morys

CEO

André Morys is the author of the book Conversion Optimierung (Conversion Optimisation) and CEO of Web Arts AG, Germany's leading agency for conversion optimisation with over 40 employees at three locations and a supervising lead / retail volume of more than 7 billion euros. André Morys is the initiator and founder of the international alliance for conversion optimisation.

Articles by André Morys appear in both specialist and general media publications. Articles and interviews by André Morys have been published in t3n, AdZine, iBusiness.de, webselling, Website Boosting, InternetWorld and many other magazines.

He also works as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg and holds numerous keynote speeches and lectures at national and international congresses on the topics of eCommerce, optimisation strategies and conversion optimisation.

Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: André Hirsinger
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: André Hirsinger

André Hirsinger

Technical Chief of Application Service Providing

André Hirsinger is Technical Chief of Application Service Providing at Neofonie and enjoys working with new technologies that simplify and automate the use of software.

The container technology “Docker” is an excellent tool in his view. In Entwickler (Developer) magazine, André Hirsinger has written a quick introduction for Docker newcomers with an article entitled “Getting Started with Docker in 11 Steps”.

Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Martin Meinert
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Martin Meinert

Martin Meinert

Head of Platform Partners

Martin has worked in the payment industry for more than eight years. As Senior Partner Manager at Amazon Pay, he works with shopping cart systems and agencies on the development of Amazon Pay in Germany.

In earlier positions as a management consultant and manager at Mücke, Sturm & Company and Dr. Thede Consulting, he led various payment projects at telephone companies, banks and start-ups. As a co-author, he published several papers on payment, including the Mobile Payment Study.

Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Julia Rehme
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Julia Rehme

Julia Rehme

Product Designer

Julia Rehme has been a product designer at shopware AG since 2016 and an important driving force for the Shopware front-end. She is able to apply not only her empathy and knowledge of human nature to the role, but also her great enthusiasm. That was also the reason why Julia, a trained photo lab assistant, was offered the branch manager job when visiting her favourite boutique. In her spare time she turned herself into “Photoshop Julia”, doing further training as a media designer at an online games publisher. After several years in a full-service agency, the move to Shopware followed in 2016. Since then she has been part of the product design team and deals with the various facets of the front-end on a daily basis.

Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Markus Fuchs
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Markus Fuchs

Markus Fuchs

Director Partnerships DEATCH

Graduate economist Markus Fuchs heads up the partner business for the DACH region at PayPal. He has been working in the e-payment world for 17 years and has been with PayPal since 2008, following positions at Deutsche Post and ClickandBuy.

At PayPal, his responsibilities included Enterprise Sales and, following PayPal's acquisition of BillSAFE, in 2011 he switched to the latter where he set up the sales and existing customer business. In 2014, he moved back to PayPal as part of the merger of the two companies.

Since 2016, Markus Fuchs heads up the partner management of the DACH region, with a focus on shop systems and payment service providers, as well as the development of new market segments, such as eGovernment.

Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Chris Pitt
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Chris Pitt

Chris Pitt

Developer

Christopher is a developer, writer, and speaker. He lives in South Africa, with his wife Liz, and a pile of kids. You’ll usually find him working on application architecture, though sometimes he’ll build compilers and robots.

Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Gerd Güldenast
Speaker at the Shopware Community Day 2018: Gerd Güldenast

Gerd Güldenast

Managing Director

As Managing Director at hmmh, Gerd Güldenast drives the development of innovative eCommerce solutions and supports companies in their digital transformation. With a degree in economics and computer science, Gerd Güldenast has worked for renowned management and technology consulting firms, including Accenture and Roland Berger & Partner, as project manager, consultant and management consultant.

In his lectures, Gerd Güldenast presents specific examples from agency work as well as trends and perspectives in connected commerce. He demonstrates innovative business models and shows how the latest technologies and marketing approaches can be used to optimise the business result.

An event in a class of its own

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.

Creative minds set new impulses

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.

Network Area

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.

 

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