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VP – global lead for Marketing & Strategy (M&S) Innovation, Forrester Research
Qaalfa is a vice president and is the global lead for Marketing & Strategy (M&S) Innovation. He previously lead the M&S consulting practice in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). He has authored two books on customer experience: Customer Experience: Future Trends and Insights and Achieving Customer Experience Excellence.
Qaalfa’s experience spans the globe, including: Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, China, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, Europe, and the USA. His clients have included Federal Express, Maersk, American Express, Standard Chartered, Barclaycard, Capital One, Aflac, Assurant, Baloise, Aviva, Etisalat, Turkcell, T-Mobile, Pfizer, Merck, M.Video, Ikea, and Chanel, among others.
Qaalfa holds an M.B.A. in international business and management from New York University and three other master’s degrees, in statistics, psychology, and health administration, from the City University of New York.
Jim Fanning, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Country Manager for Switzerland and Central & Eastern Europe
Jim has over 20 years of sales, management, and technical experience. He started his career as a C/C++ developer on Unix platforms and he takes pride in staying detail-oriented on the latest technology trends. Today, Jim’s teams work with start-ups, mid-market and enterprise companies to maximize the innovation, power, and economic benefits of the AWS platform and help customers meet their most pressing technology and business needs. Prior to Amazon Web Services, Jim worked at Microsoft, Accenture, and was a founding member of Tellme Networks, a Silicon Valley startup.
Dr.Max Pharmacy Chain E-commerce & Project Manager
E-commerce manager of the largest chain of pharmacies in the Czech Republic (1000 stores in Europe) Dr. Max Pharmacy. His main goal is now to build one common Magento platform in all countries (Czech, Poland, Slovak, Italia, Serbia, Romania).
Digital Commerce Strategist
Janne’s expertise is shaping the future of companies through exceptional customer experiences. He has held Managing Director and other management positions in agencies in the field of service design, user research and for example Accenture’s Digital Strategy practice. In addition to over 20 years of delivering successful digital services, he lectures about digital transformation, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence and customer experience. Janne is also an author of the book ‘Start Investing in Bitcoin Today‘ published in 2014.
Country Casual Teak, Chief Information Officer
Jimmy currently serves as the Chief Information Officer at Country Casual Teak, Inc., where he provides leadership and over-all directions for the continuous development of a secure, robust, and flexible information technology infrastructure for the company.
With over 20 plus years of hands-on IT experience covering multiple domains within the IT industry, Jimmy is able to think big. He is passionate about coming up with innovative ideas utilizing latest technologies and turns them into sound business plans.
CEO, eve Sleep
Jas is the founder and CEO of Eve Sleep PLC, prior to which he was country head of Zalando UK and a member of the Senior Management Team at CityDeal/Groupon UK.
Prior to working in e-commerce, Jas worked as a consultant in the Financial Services industry with Accenture.
Chief Brand Officer, eve Sleep
Kuba is an award winning international photographer. He is also a founder of Eve Sleep Ltd and its Head of Brand. Previously he was a Business Director at Channel 4 running the multi award winning Superhumans Paralympics campaign and helping run the in-house agency – 4 Creative.
Director at Leadership Source
Former infantry commander & staff officer responsible for day to day operations of 40 to 3500-man organizations in garrison & field operations. Specializes in command & control, training, planning, organizational structure and resource procurement. Spends his limited free time shooting, at the gym and studying military history.
Founder of Tylko.com
Jacek is a founder of Tylko an e-commerce focused, direct to consumer brand which designs and sells shelfs that can be ordered made to measure to perfectly fit the needs of customers. At Tylko he manages marketing, brand and digital product. Jacek graduated from Management at the University of Warsaw to pursue his entrepreneurial journey by founding Super Super that become one of the leading branding and graphic design studios in Poland.