C-Suite Guide to Digital Transformation with MACH Technology

VIP Dinner Event - Boston, MA

Dec 8, 2022 5:30 PM8:00 PM EST

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Event Description

In a down market, enterprises not only have to worry about shrinking margins and revenues, but also creating a strategic plan for becoming an adaptable enterprise. Our joint teams will discuss where to make the appropriate tech investments that will drive growth in these uncertain economic times.

You are invited for an exclusive executive dinner to discuss how the digital transformation journey can be accelerated with composable technology. Learn firsthand why Dawn Foods, a manufacturer and distributor of bakery products, chose composable technology to help transform their 100-year-old business into an ecommerce powerhouse.

BWG Connect, EPAM, commercetools, Contentstack & Fluent Commerce invite you to join us for an interactive discussion over dinner with your peers, exploring this shifting landscape.

As always, there will be no sales pitches and dinner is free.

There is Limited Seating Available and RSVP is Required!

Discussion Topics

  • Digital Transformation Toolkit: Key strategies for ‘winning with the C-Suite, Roadmap and examples
  • The Digital Journey of Dawn Foods - Their transformation and addition of commerce engines
  • Dawn Foods' vision and future plans with a modern tech stack bringing digital and IT teams closer

Event Partners

Fluent Commerce

Fluent Commerce is a software company that provides omni-channel retailers with commercial solutions. Its software integrates with existing e-commerce technology to enable click and collect, ship from store, omni-channel returns, and fulfilment management.

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EPAM

EPAM Systems Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) is a leading digital transformation services and product engineering company.

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Contentstack

Contentstack is a leading Content Management System (CMS) and Digital Experience Platform (DXP). It allows organizations to manage content across all digital channels and create amazing digital experiences.

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commercetools

commercetools is a cloud-based headless commerce platform that provides APIs to power e-commerce sales and similar functions for large businesses.

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Guest Speakers

Tiffany Serbus-Gustaveson LinkedIn

Senior Digital Strategist at BWG Connect

BWG Connect provides executive strategy & networking sessions that help brands from any industry with their overall business planning and execution. BWG has built an exclusive network of 125,000+ senior professionals and hosts over 2,000 virtual and in-person networking events on an annual basis.

Bob Howland LinkedIn

Chief Digital Officer at Dawn Foods Global

Bob joined Dawn Foods as the company’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer in 2019, a role created to drive digital innovation and elevate the company’s service offerings to exceed customers’ needs. Bob has been a pioneer in helping companies adopt eCommerce, engage customers online and build business models that enable their future state. Bob’s leadership, insights and expertise fuels Dawn Food’s long-term digital strategy and overall business model as the 100-year-old global baker y manufacturer and ingredients supplier looks ahead to its next hundred years – putting its customers at the center of everything it does.

Before joining Dawn, Bob was Executive Vice President and General Manager at Blueport Commerce, the leading SaaS Cloud eCommerce platform for furniture used by the largest retailers in North America to run their omnichannel business. Previously, he held P&L and executive positions at various companies with a focus on business transformation and change management.

Gireesh Sahukar LinkedIn

Vice President, Digital at Dawn Foods Global

Gireesh oversees Dawn’s Digital Innovation Hub. In this role, he helps Dawn adapt, grow and stabilize its eCommerce business, as the 100-year old global bakery manufacturer and ingredients supplier looks ahead to its next hundred years. His leadership, insights and expertise help bring Dawn’s long-term digital strategy to life to advance the business for customers.

Before joining Dawn, Gireesh was Director of Digital Architecture and Delivery at Keurig Dr Pepper, where he led direct-to-consumer eCommerce, data analytics, customer service and brand marketing teams. Previously, he held technology leadership positions at various companies, with a focus on digital transformation. A veteran of startups, Gireesh was part of teams that built leading companies and technologies acquired by GE, Oracle and Accenture. Gireesh received his bachelor ’s degree (BS) in engineering from the BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore and his master ’s degree in information systems from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently lives in Boston with his wife and daughter.

Brian Gilmore LinkedIn

Director, Digital Engagement at EPAM

Brian Gilmore is the Director of Digital Engagement at EPAM, a leading global digital transformation services provider. In his role, he uses MACH (microservice-based, API-first, cloud-native, and headless) technologies to help companies grow their eCommerce revenue and shape consumers’ shopping experiences. As an accomplished technical leader, Brian has led the architecture and implementation of complex platforms, including eCommerce, content management, and API gateways at companies like Macy’s, Delta Airlines, and BlackBerry.  

Mike Sharp LinkedIn

Chief Product Officer at commercetools

Mike is s a creative builder that loves to solve problems and create impact. He is energized by leading Product Management in context, building Whole Product experiences that People love to use (and Buyers rush to buy).

Jason Sweet LinkedIn

Regional Vice President of Sales: Enterprise East at commercetools

Jason has just under 2 decades in helping global organizations navigate digital transformation with a focus on commerce, physical and digital - specifically in backend solutions, customer engagement solutions, and martech solutions. Jason currently works with organizations across all vertices and with global and multi brand organizations.

Dan Knieriem LinkedIn

Vice President of Sales at Contentstack

Lloyd Layton LinkedIn

Sr. Enterprise Account Executive at Contentstack

Keith O'Donnell LinkedIn

Alliance Lead, North America at Fluent Commerce

Paul Richardson LinkedIn

Director of Delivery Management at EPAM

Paul has been helping to grow and expand EPAM’s digital capabilities while maintaining the engineering DNA EPAM is known for. As a Solution Architect, Technology Consultant, and Agile Program Director, Paul oversees and leads a series of large-scale content and commerce implementations across a variety of platforms for global enterprises. Paul received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Systems from Carleton University. He currently resides in Ottawa, Canada with his wife and 2 children.

Event Moderator

Tiffany Serbus-Gustaveson LinkedIn

Senior Digital Strategist at BWG Connect

BWG Connect provides executive strategy & networking sessions that help brands from any industry with their overall business planning and execution. BWG has built an exclusive network of 125,000+ senior professionals and hosts over 2,000 virtual and in-person networking events on an annual basis.

Bob Howland LinkedIn

Chief Digital Officer at Dawn Foods Global

Bob joined Dawn Foods as the company’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer in 2019, a role created to drive digital innovation and elevate the company’s service offerings to exceed customers’ needs. Bob has been a pioneer in helping companies adopt eCommerce, engage customers online and build business models that enable their future state. Bob’s leadership, insights and expertise fuels Dawn Food’s long-term digital strategy and overall business model as the 100-year-old global baker y manufacturer and ingredients supplier looks ahead to its next hundred years – putting its customers at the center of everything it does.

Before joining Dawn, Bob was Executive Vice President and General Manager at Blueport Commerce, the leading SaaS Cloud eCommerce platform for furniture used by the largest retailers in North America to run their omnichannel business. Previously, he held P&L and executive positions at various companies with a focus on business transformation and change management.

Gireesh Sahukar LinkedIn

Vice President, Digital at Dawn Foods Global

Gireesh oversees Dawn’s Digital Innovation Hub. In this role, he helps Dawn adapt, grow and stabilize its eCommerce business, as the 100-year old global bakery manufacturer and ingredients supplier looks ahead to its next hundred years. His leadership, insights and expertise help bring Dawn’s long-term digital strategy to life to advance the business for customers.

Before joining Dawn, Gireesh was Director of Digital Architecture and Delivery at Keurig Dr Pepper, where he led direct-to-consumer eCommerce, data analytics, customer service and brand marketing teams. Previously, he held technology leadership positions at various companies, with a focus on digital transformation. A veteran of startups, Gireesh was part of teams that built leading companies and technologies acquired by GE, Oracle and Accenture. Gireesh received his bachelor ’s degree (BS) in engineering from the BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore and his master ’s degree in information systems from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently lives in Boston with his wife and daughter.

Brian Gilmore LinkedIn

Director, Digital Engagement at EPAM

Brian Gilmore is the Director of Digital Engagement at EPAM, a leading global digital transformation services provider. In his role, he uses MACH (microservice-based, API-first, cloud-native, and headless) technologies to help companies grow their eCommerce revenue and shape consumers’ shopping experiences. As an accomplished technical leader, Brian has led the architecture and implementation of complex platforms, including eCommerce, content management, and API gateways at companies like Macy’s, Delta Airlines, and BlackBerry.  

Mike Sharp LinkedIn

Chief Product Officer at commercetools

Mike is s a creative builder that loves to solve problems and create impact. He is energized by leading Product Management in context, building Whole Product experiences that People love to use (and Buyers rush to buy).

Jason Sweet LinkedIn

Regional Vice President of Sales: Enterprise East at commercetools

Jason has just under 2 decades in helping global organizations navigate digital transformation with a focus on commerce, physical and digital - specifically in backend solutions, customer engagement solutions, and martech solutions. Jason currently works with organizations across all vertices and with global and multi brand organizations.

Dan Knieriem LinkedIn

Vice President of Sales at Contentstack

Lloyd Layton LinkedIn

Sr. Enterprise Account Executive at Contentstack

Keith O'Donnell LinkedIn

Alliance Lead, North America at Fluent Commerce

Paul Richardson LinkedIn

Director of Delivery Management at EPAM

Paul has been helping to grow and expand EPAM’s digital capabilities while maintaining the engineering DNA EPAM is known for. As a Solution Architect, Technology Consultant, and Agile Program Director, Paul oversees and leads a series of large-scale content and commerce implementations across a variety of platforms for global enterprises. Paul received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Systems from Carleton University. He currently resides in Ottawa, Canada with his wife and 2 children.

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