Latin America Regional Director | Digital Acceleration and CRM
Sony Latin America Inc.
Corporate Sales Manager - VTEX
Nathalie is Corporate Sales Manager at VTEX Chile. She has worked 9+ years in eCommerce, leading projects and teams in the most important retailers in Chile, as well as as a consultant and implementing projects worldwide in different industries: food, automotive, telcom, retail, fashion & grocery. Additionally, she is an entrepreneurial mentor, speaker and e-commerce blogger.
Co- CEO and Founder - VTEX
Geraldo Thomaz is VTEX’s co-CEO and founder. Graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), he was one of the responsibles for the development of VTEX’s platform, that was build to provide the infrastructure for global commerce. The platform evolves fast (with an average of 14k updates per year) and allow clients to manage their stores focusing on their businesses needs, not worrying about technology.
Mariano Gomide de Faria
Co- CEO and Founder - VTEX
Mariano Gomide de Faria, mechanical engineer graduated from UFRJ, has 20 years of experience in digital commerce. He founded VTEX (www.vtex.com) in 2000 together with his college friend Geraldo Thomaz. Mariano is a scholar of the digital market and his name appears in lectures at events around the world such as IRX in UK, Shoptalk in Copenhagen, eShow in Barcelona, among others. Director of the digital transformation course at the European Institute for eCommerce Management, an institute based at the Moller Center, Cambridge University, works with entities and associations for the dissemination of digital knowledge.
Global VP Hispanic Markets - VTEX
Marcos Pueyrredon has developed his career in multinational companies in the area of planning and marketing having within his responsibilities the implementation policies of eBusiness. He is a distinguished businessman in the ICT Information and Communication Technologies industry in Latin America and a reference to the digital economy in the region. He studied Business Administration and Marketing with Postgraduate Management of eBusiness and a Specialization in Electronic Business Management from the University of Salvador USAL Dual Degree with Georgetown University and has a Masters in Business Administration MBA with concentration in Digital Business at USAL & The State University of New York SUNY At the private level is the Global VP Hispanic market of VTEX.
Customer Success Director - VTEX
Bianca Aichinger leads the Customer Success area in Brazil, which is responsible for VTEX’s Key Accounts Growth.
Bianca got to VTEX in November of 2018, after spending 3 years ahead of Whirlpool Brazil’s Digital Transformation Initiative. Prior to working at Whirlpool, Bianca built a solid career in product merchandising both in retail and in eCommerce in renowned companies such as Apple and Walmart, both in Brazil and abroad. Bianca holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University os São Paulo, a Master’s degree in Marketing from UPMF in Grenoble (France), and a certificate degree in Management from Harvard University.
Latin America Regional Director | Digital Acceleration and CRM - Sony Latin America Inc.
Gabriel Cabrera is Regional Director of Digital Acceleration initiatives for Consumer Electronic Products at Sony Latin America Inc. In this capacity, he oversees activities related to the commercialization of Sony’s products thru own online channels and for managing digital marketing campaigns to support own and e-tailers digital vanities. He joined Sony in 2004. Thru his time in the company, he has supported and furtherly designed the expansion of Sony’s direct business Online in 7 countries as well as the deployment of several solutions for CRM. Gabriel holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and Administration from Mexico’s ITESM and a certificate in Digital Analytics from MIT. Currently live in the Republic of Panama, Panama.
Luiz Paulo Ribeiro
Sales Director - VTEX
Projects - VTEX
Payment and Financial Services Director - VTEX
Executive with 20+ years of experience in sales and marketing planning, corporate credit and controlling in investment banking, telecom and insurance segments. Mauricio holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from UFRJ, an MBA from Coppead, a post-graduation in finance from FGV and a post-graduation in Strategic Service Management from ESPM.
Head of Care AR - VTEX
Julian Cecchi, Head of Customer Experience at VTEX for the region of Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay. He has a Master’s Degree in eBusiness and Digital Marketing at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and two specializations in Electronic Business Management and Operation at the Universidad del Salvador (USAL). He is Director of the Mobile Commission of the Argentine Chamber of Electronic Commerce (CACE). He was responsible for the initial expansion of VTEX throughout the Latam region. He has solid experience of +10 years in business consulting for global companies, agile team leadership, and high-performance omnichannel solutions architecture.
Head de Sales da área de Serviços Profissionais - VTEX
Carina Blaas holds the position of Head of Sales at Professional Services Area in VTEX. Responsible for the growth and sustainability of the department, guiding the team to become a reference voice for the e-commerce market and to share knowledge with our clients and partners to leverage the outcome of a project. For the last 12 years, has specialized in digital marketing, managing projects and campaigns related to mobile applications, website development, UX, digital content for social networks and recently e-commerce, for clients such as Coca-Cola, SCJohnson, Boticário, Whirlpool, GlaxoSmith, Paramount, OLX, Air France, Sony, Vivo, Ipiranga, among others. Passionate for real challenges, digital transformation projects, sales growth, and for helping clients to increase their businesses. Carina has graduated in Business Administration from PUC-Rio University with specialization in Marketing and with an MBA in Project Management.
CEO and Founder - Indeva
Leonardo Santos is CEO and Founder of Indeva (recently acquired by VTEX), a SaaS platform that enhances physical retailing results. Business administrator with MBA in project management from FGV. Passionate about Retail, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. He specializes in increasing sales productivity and team management in physical stores.
Head of customer experience - VTEX
Design and electronic automation engineer, specialist in Technological Project Management and Master in Electronic Commerce. Solid experience (+12 years) in the areas of information systems, payment gateways, business management with digital solutions and sales strategies applied to online channels. Consulting and execution of large-scale technology projects with the main companies in Colombia and Latin America. Passionate about digital world, service and retail transformation. She joined VTEX over 5 years ago and currently follows the transformation of the digital economy in the countries of the northern region of Latin America: Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Panama as Head of Customer Experience
VP Sales & Business Development - VTEX
He has been working in Information Technology since 1985. In 1996, he began his career in sales at multinational companies such as IBM, Sterling Commerce, Ariba, and hybris. He is currently the Global Sales Director at VTEX. Graduated in Data Processing from the Faculty of Technology of São Paulo (FATEC), with specialization course in Industrial Administration from the University of São Paulo (USP), Executive MBA in Sales Management from the School of Advertising and Marketing (ESPM), and Master in Supply Chain Management from Business School São Paulo (BSP). Participated in the elaboration of the 3rd edition of the book “IBM TCP / IP V3R1 for MVS – Implementation Guide” published in 1995, and the book Corporate Sustainability in Brazil: Scenarios and Projects, with the chapter “Diversity in the supply chain”, published in 2012.
Care - VTEX
Graduated in Business Administration with emphasis in information systems from IBMEC, studied civil engineering at UNICAMP for 4 years, where he participated in business incubator movements and junior companies. He has been developing e-commerce projects since 2001 for companies such as Ellus, Tommy Hilfilger, Bobstore, Guangzhou, Redley, Richards and over fifty others, where he implemented pioneering omnichannel projects. At VTEX since 2018, he is part of the project team.
Director of Corporate Sales at VTEX - VTEX
Director of corporate sales, responsible for managing the commercial relationships with some of VTEX´s major strategic accounts. Helps companies design and implement digital transformation through the digitalization of direct and indirect sales channels, in B2C, B2B, B2B2C, marketplace and omnichannel operations. Majored in Economics & International Studies at Yale University, holding also an MBA from IESE, Fabrizio also has ample work history in Strategic Consulting and Financial Services..
CX Sales Lead - VTEX
Has 13 years of experience in Sales, Business and Marketing. He Graduated in Marketing from ESPM and postgraduate in Business Management from Ibmec. He began his career in e-commerce at B2W, where he was one of the co-responsible for structuring and rolling out the company’s advertising sales vertical. He has already been an entrepreneur founding and directing an agency focused on the new generation of multiplatform consumers (Generation Z) and, in his next challenge, took over as the Commercial and Marketing Head of Passei Direto, the largest digital university study network in Latin America, with 18 million of students. He is currently a Customer Experience Sales Lead at VTEX, co-responsible for delivering platform products and services that drive evolution and success for today’s customer base.
President Barack Obama
44º Presidente dos Estados Unidos -
Few presidents have walked a more improbable path to the White House. Born in Hawaii to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, Obama was raised with help from his grandparents, whose generosity of spirit reflected their Midwestern roots. The homespun values they instilled in him, paired with his innate sense of optimism, compelled Obama to devote his life to giving every child, regardless of his or her background, the same chance America gave him. After working his way through college with the help of scholarships and student loans, Obama moved to Chicago, where he worked with a group of churches to help rebuild communities devastated by the closure of local steel plants. That experience honed his belief in the power of uniting ordinary people around a politics of purpose, in the hard work of citizenship, to bring about positive change. In law school, he became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, then he returned to Illinois to teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago and begin a career in public service, winning seats in the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate.
Richard Branson (UK)
Founder - Virgin Group
Sir Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Group, one of the leading international investment groups and one of the most recognized and respected brands in the world. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has grown into successful businesses in sectors including mobile telephony, travel and transportation, financial services, leisure and entertainment, and health and wellness. Virgin is one of the leading international investment groups and one of the most recognized and respected brands in the world. Sir Richard has challenged himself with many record adventures, including the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, a series of hot air ballooning trips and kitesurfing across the Channel. He described Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spacer as “the greatest adventure of all.”
Marc Randolph (EUA)
Co-founder - Netflix
Marc Randolph is a veteran businessman, adviser and investor for Silicon Valley. Marc was co-founder of the Netflix online film and television broadcast service, which serves as founding CEO, as executive producer of the site and as a member of the Board of Directors until his retirement in 2004. Marc has recently co-founded the analytics software company, Looker Data Sciences, and currently serves as a consultant to countless other startups, serving several times as a mentor, CEO coach and / or board member.
Director - John Lewis
Sienne has worked as an agile product lead and innovator within mobile, social media and retail for over 20 years. She joined John Lewis in September 2014 where she manages the digital team who are responsible for the continuous product development, optimization, trading and operations of John Lewis’ digital experiences across web, apps, contact centers and in-store digital. Sienne has previously headed up mobile and R&D at M&S and worked with global brands such as Samsung, Sony PlayStation, and Coca Cola to deliver business growth strategies and innovative new digital products and services. She has delivered a number of UK high street retail firsts: the first transactional mobile website, the first smart TV application for fashion, the first social and mobile gamified Facebook app for donating clothes, the first mobile taste test to help customers find and buy the right wine. She is also a non-executive director for the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Bruce Dickinson (UK)
Investor and Leader - Iron Maiden
Luiza Helena Trajano
Chairman of the Board of Directors - Magazine Luiza
Luiza Helena Trajano is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Magazine Luiza. Graduated in Law and Business Administration, she is responsible for the development of the Group. When he took over the superintendence of the company, he was responsible for the leap of innovation and growth that Magazine Luiza put in the following decades among the largest retailers in Brazil. She also serves as Counselor in 12 different entities such as ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), CDES – Federal Government Economic and Social Development Council, IDV – Institute for Retail Development, FIESP – Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo and Consultative Group of the UN Population Fund in Brazil. In 2018 he was Co-chair of the World Economic Forum on Latin America, held in São Paulo.
Zia Daniell Wigder
Chief Global Content Officer - Shoptalk
Zia is the Chief Global Content Officer at Shoptalk, a retail innovation conference in the US that grew to over 8,400 attendees in just three years. She is also the Co-Founder of Grocery shop, a new large-scale conference focused on innovation in grocery and CPG, and Retail Club, an annual series of local events for retail professionals. She joined Shoptalk in 2015 after spending seven years as a VP and Research Director at Forrester Research where she oversaw the company’s digital store and omnichannel research with a focus on emerging markets. Zia holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She lives in New York City.
VP/GM - Lenovo
Ajit Sivadasan manages the Global Web strategy for Lenovo across 90+ countries. In his role he manages Lenovo’s substantial online sales and marketing across its B2C and B2B channels globally. Over the last 12 years he has architected and built Lenovo’s web capabilities working with an internal team spread across 15+ countries, growing the business over 6x and profits by over 10x. Lenovo.com has won several awards for Usability and Design globally. Ajit holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from India, a MS in Industrial Management from Northern Illinois University and a MBA from Claremont Graduate University’s Peter F. Drucker School of Management.
Mauricio de Sousa
Creator of the Turma da Mônica - Illustrator
Mauricio de Sousa began his career as an illustrator in the region of Mogi das Cruzes, near Santa Isabel, where he was born. At age 19, he moved to São Paulo and worked for five years in the Folha de Manhã newspaper (current Folha de São Paulo), writing police reports. In 1959 he created his first character, the dog Bidu. From there came, Cebolinha, Cascão, Mônica, and so many others. In 1970, he launched the magazine Mônica. After going through Editora Abril and Editora Globo, he signed an agreement with the Italian multinational Panini. About 150 national and international companies are licensed to produce more than three thousand items, with the characters of Mauricio de Sousa; its creations reach around 30 countries.
Entrepreneur, journalist and presenter -
Ricardo Amorim is president of Ricam Consultoria, a provider of services in the area of business and global economy, in the form of lectures and consulting. Economist graduated from USP, he holds a postgraduate degree in Administration and International Finance from ESSEC in Paris. Acting in the financial market since 1992, worked in New York, Paris and São Paulo, always as an economist and investment strategist. The only Brazilian included in the list of the most important and best speakers in the world of Speakers Corner, Ricardo Amorim has lectured on economics and trends in Brazil and abroad for years. Ricardo Amorim is a keynote speaker at closed-door events from leading companies, congresses, trade shows, and universities such as Harvard and Columbia. He was an anchor speaker and divided panels with distinguished figures, from Nobel-winning economists to ministers of state and central bank presidents. Ricardo Amorim is one of the contributors to the Manhattan Connection program at Globo News since 2003. He is also a columnist in IstoÉ magazine and presented the Economia & Negócios column at Rádio Eldorado.
Chief eCommerce Officer and General Manager - Pizza Hut Digital Ventures
Angela Cearns is the Chief eCommerce Officer and General Manager for Pizza Hut Digital Ventures, leading Pizza Hut International through the digital transformation journey from a traditional casual dining restaurant to a leader in online ordering and delivery. Angela came from Amazon in Seattle where she served as the Executor Director of International Expansion of their Fulfilment by Amazon business; GM of Amazon Global Selling marketplace business; and the Head of Prime Technology Platform that powers Amazon global Prime membership and Prime benefit offerings including Prime Videos and Prime Music. Prior to Amazon, Angela spent a decade in California Silicon Valley with Symantec and the Norton Anti-Virus brand in a number of leadership positions from IT-Business Director, eCommerce Director, and finishing as Sr. Director of Customer Retention, Worldwide eCommerce. Angela has a Master of Software Engineering degree from the University of Colorado and Advanced Project Management from Stanford University.
Founder - InternetRetailing.net and RetailX.net
Ian Jindal is a consultant, publisher, and consultant in e-commerce and multichannel retail. Ian co-founder and editor-in-chief of InternetRetailing, providing information and research to multi-channel retailers and retailers in Europe (www.internetretailing.net). Ian co-founded RetailX, researching performance in multi-channel retail, brands, and suppliers. In 2015, InternetRetailing launched the UK Top 500 retailer ranking (IRUK) and, in 2016, the first performance-based ranking of European retailers (www.internetretailing.net/iruk) and (www.internetretailing.net/ireu ). Ian’s retail customers include Selfridges, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Asda, Couturelab, Waitrose, De Bijenkorf, Kering, Disney, IKEA
Cofounder and VP - Nubank
Cristina Junqueira is co-founder of Nubank, where she has already performed several functions and today leads the Branding and Business Development efforts. She graduated in engineering and also did master’s degree at Polytechnic School of USP and completed her MBA at Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management). The executive began her career in strategic consulting with BCG (Boston Consulting Group) and before she founded Nubank she worked for several years at Itaú Unibanco with products and marketing in the area of consumer credit and cards. In 2017, Cristina was named one of the 40 most powerful women in Brazil according to Forbes magazine, and has also received the Cláudia Award, the largest women’s award in Latin America, in the Business category.
VP, Senior Analyst - Forrester Research
Sucharita serves digital business strategy professionals. She specializes in e-commerce, retail omnichannel, consumer behavior and trends in the online shopping space. She is also an authority on technological developments that affect the online commerce industry and suppliers that facilitate online marketing and merchandising. In his research, Sucharita addresses consumer-oriented topics such as e-commerce forecasting and trends, best merchandising practices, conversion optimization, and social computing in the retail world. She is also the author of The State Of Retailing Online, a joint study conducted annually with the NRF.
CEO and Founder - Social Chain Group
Steven Bartlett is the 26-year-old CEO of Social Chain Group – a global, social-first marketing agency and production house. From a bedroom in Manchester, this university dropout built the group’s two flagship companies – Social Chain and Media Chain – when he was just 22 years old. Currently based in NYC, Steven leads a company of 270+ like-minded individuals who are quickly disrupting the ever-changing social sphere through the creation of pioneering and innovative campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands. Social Chain’s impressive client list includes the likes of Apple, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Superdry, New Balance, and Nokia, with their presence now felt in Manchester, London, Berlin, and New York. Since its onset, the digital publishing house ‘Media Chain’ now owns some of the largest media assets online – reaching over 1.8 billion people a month through a series of online brands. An award-winning entrepreneur with accolades such as Great British Entrepreneur of the Year and Most Influential Agency Figure, Steven also acts as a speaker, investor, and content creator, hosting a top charting podcast, ‘The Diary of a CEO’. Steven is the voice of a generation, inspiring people daily with his disruptive methods, unconventional business model and unique company culture.