This month's event is focused on the transformative power of Big Data in retail (both online & offline), across key areas such as personalization (Sailthru), supply chain visibility (Panjiva), customer service (StellaService), & predictive analytics (Custora).
Ian White, CTO ofSailthru(one-to-onepersonalization of commerce).Prior to Sailthru, Ian was the chief technologist at Business Insider, where he was responsible for scaling all aspects of the company's technology from a niche online publication to one of the top five global business websites. He also served as lead developer of the music video platform at Music Nation & was one of the key developers at Money-Media, where he met Neil.Ian is one of the inaugural MongoDB Masters & has been a featured conference speaker at MongoNYC, NoSQL Now! & GilbaneSF. He is a frequent presenter for Meetups including the NY MongoDB User Group & the Amazon Web Services (AWS) NYC User Group. He was also named to the The Silicon Alley 100 as one of New York City's most influential technology leaders.
Jordy Leiser, CEO ofStellaService (data & analytics for customer service).Prior to founding StellaService, Jordy worked in investment banking at JPMorgan, where he worked on leveraged buyouts & other transactions for private equity-backed consumer retail brands.After seeing firsthand the value of great customer service for retailers - both from the business & consumer perspectives - Jordy teamed up with longtime friend & college roommate John Ernsberger to create a robust system for measuring & rating the customer service performance of online retailers. Jordy & John officially launched StellaService in March 2010.Jordy has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, New York Times, Fox Business, Forbes, Reuters, TIME, Ad Age, WWD, Internet Retailer as well as other TV & print media nationwide.
Josh Green, CEO ofPanjiva (supply chain visibility).Josh began his career at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he provided strategic advice to Fortune 500 clients. Later at iFormation Group, a joint venture of BCG & Goldman Sachs, Josh launched new, technology-enabled businesses. More recently, Josh learned first-hand about the challenges of doing business across borders while at E Ink, a high technology company with a global supply chain. Josh is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Harvards Kennedy School of Government, & Harvard Business School where he received Baker Scholar honors. Recently, Josh was a featured speaker at the Web 2.0 Summit & at DataContent 09. Josh has been quoted in articles about global trade appearing in Fast Company, Financial Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, & The Wall Street Journal.
Corey Pierson, CEO ofCustora (predictive analytics for marketing).
Vijay Subramanian,Chief Analytics Officer atRent The Runway