Commerce & Conversation: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities for Perfecting Digital Experiences

Chicago - VIP Dinner Event

Aug 23, 2021 6:00 pm8:30 PM CST

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Event Description

What better way to jump back into the world of in-person events than with a night of good food and great company?

Join us for an evening of fine dining and thought-provoking discussion amongst others in the digital commerce space. Our conversation will be casual but valuable, covering hot industry topics including customer engagement and business transformation. We hope you’ll walk away from this dinner feeling re-energized about your brand’s digital journey.

BWG Connect and Bounteous 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 there is no cost to join.

There is Limited Seating Available and RSVP is Required! 

Discussion Topics

  • Enhancing customer engagement - Driving Acquisition & Retention
  • Commerce challenges and trends
  • Creating a complete customer journey from start to finish
  • Exploring a unified approach to content and commerce
  • The importance of data and insights in eCommerce for driving digital experiences
  • Organizational Playbook for winning digitally

Event Partners

Guest Speakers

Aaron Conant

Co-Founder & Managing Director at BWG Connect

Aaron Conant is Co-Founder and Chief Digital Strategist at BWG Connect, a networking and knowledge sharing group of thousands of brands who collectively grow their digital knowledge base and collaborate on partner selection. Speaking 1x1 with over 1200 brands a year and hosting over 250 in-person and virtual events, he has a real time pulse on the newest trends, strategies and partners shaping growth in the digital space.

Raghu Kakarala

EVP, Commerce at Bounteous

Raghu Kakarala is the Executive Vice President of Commerce at Bounteous, creating transformative digital experiences, and an Angel Investor for Converge - Automating Marketing Reporting. In his previous roles, he was the Managing Partner at FortyFour and an Angel Investor for SocialQ, PlacePunch, and SearchIgnite. He was the Chief Technology Officer at Engauge (US) and WE Engauge, and the Chief Operating Officer at Spunlogic.

Jim Biermeier

Senior Director of Business Development at Bounteous

Jim has more than 20 years experience in the digital space. He has held key roles across Sales, Business Development and Account Management with a focus in the Enterprise Commerce space. He has partnered with fortune 100 clients enabling growth and efficiencies, leveraging modern, de-coupled commerce solutions with best of breed technology vendors.

Rachel Kesseler

Associate Director, Business Development at Bounteous

As a business development professional, Rachel combines her passion for hard work with her knowledge of the digital space and unique background to push companies to think outside of the box, create connections, and achieve success. Her experience spans the Adobe Experience Cloud, as well as the food and beverage, retail, automotive, and hospitality industries. Rachel strives to help businesses recognize the value and impact of technology by thinking strategically, working collaboratively, and communicating effectively to identify challenges, create solutions, and reach goals.

Event Moderator

Aaron Conant

Co-Founder & Managing Director at BWG Connect

Aaron Conant is Co-Founder and Chief Digital Strategist at BWG Connect, a networking and knowledge sharing group of thousands of brands who collectively grow their digital knowledge base and collaborate on partner selection. Speaking 1x1 with over 1200 brands a year and hosting over 250 in-person and virtual events, he has a real time pulse on the newest trends, strategies and partners shaping growth in the digital space.

Raghu Kakarala

EVP, Commerce at Bounteous

Raghu Kakarala is the Executive Vice President of Commerce at Bounteous, creating transformative digital experiences, and an Angel Investor for Converge - Automating Marketing Reporting. In his previous roles, he was the Managing Partner at FortyFour and an Angel Investor for SocialQ, PlacePunch, and SearchIgnite. He was the Chief Technology Officer at Engauge (US) and WE Engauge, and the Chief Operating Officer at Spunlogic.

Jim Biermeier

Senior Director of Business Development at Bounteous

Jim has more than 20 years experience in the digital space. He has held key roles across Sales, Business Development and Account Management with a focus in the Enterprise Commerce space. He has partnered with fortune 100 clients enabling growth and efficiencies, leveraging modern, de-coupled commerce solutions with best of breed technology vendors.

Rachel Kesseler

Associate Director, Business Development at Bounteous

As a business development professional, Rachel combines her passion for hard work with her knowledge of the digital space and unique background to push companies to think outside of the box, create connections, and achieve success. Her experience spans the Adobe Experience Cloud, as well as the food and beverage, retail, automotive, and hospitality industries. Rachel strives to help businesses recognize the value and impact of technology by thinking strategically, working collaboratively, and communicating effectively to identify challenges, create solutions, and reach goals.

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What is 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.
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